Monthly Archives: November 2013

RM of Minitonas Minutes – November 13, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 13th day of November, 2013 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Daryl Chartrand – RM Public Works re: Municipal Public Works & SVEMD [...]

2013/11/30Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive – Until December 16, 2013

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | On behalf of Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC), I would like to invite you or your business /organization to get involved with the community by helping to host our own toy drive, “Swan Valley CTC Toys 4 U”! Donations to this toy drive can be made at the Brick, [...]

2013/11/29Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Residential House Fire

RCMP Media Release | On November 27, 2013 just before 9 pm, the Swan River RCMP, Swan River Fire Department, and Prairie Mountain EMS were dispatched (via ’911′) to a residential house fire on 8th Avenue South near Main Street (next door to the Co-op Grocery Store) in Swan River, MB. All occupants safely exited [...]

2013/11/29Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Christmas Concert – December 3, 2013

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk Dolyna Ukrainian Dancer’s Old Fashioned Christmas Concert Tues. December 3rd, 2013 High School (SVRSS) Cafeteria 7:00 pm Be Entertained with Ukrainian Christmas Carols & Traditional Ukrainian Dances! Enjoy Refreshments and a Visit from Santa!

2013/11/28Local Interest

Plenty of Holiday Spirit at Minitonas Trade Show

Submitted by: Jakki Lumax It was amazing to see the Holiday spirit at the Christmas Trade Show that took place at the Minitonas Town Hall on Saturday, November 23, 2013 Between the companies displaying their products and the buyers getting excited to cross items off their lists, it was a day of smiles and business [...]

2013/11/28Local Interest

Community Band Christmas Concert – December 4, 2013

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Wed. December 4, 2013 7:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria A Celebration of the Season! Featuring: Concert Band and Tarnished Brass Refreshments. Silver collection.

2013/11/27Local Interest

Commerce with a Conscience at Ten Thousand Villages

ValleyBiz Story | Ten Thousand Villages came to Swan River again this year selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from around the globe. Click any picture for a larger version. The products are sourced from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low-income countries, providing consumers with products that have been fairly purchased [...]

2013/11/27Local Interest

RCMP Arrest Suspects in Birch River Break & Enters

On November 26, 2013 at about 12:30 am, Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a Break & Enter at the elementary school in Birch River, MB. Entry had been gained, mischief occurred, as well as a number of items had been taken. Arrests followed shortly thereafter with the suspects found in possession of stolen property [...]

2013/11/27Local Interest

16th Annual Christmas Memorial Service – December 5, 2013

Angels Among Us The Holiday Season can be a very difficult time for those who have lost someone close to them. We invite you to join us for a special time of remembrance and reflection at our 16th Annual Christmas Memorial Service. Chapel of Swan Valley Funeral Services Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 7:30pm There [...]

2013/11/27Local Interest

United Church Tea a Warm Place on a Cold Afternoon

Submitted by: Barb Holms The tea and bake sale held at Knox United Church in Minitonas on Saturday, November 23, 2013 was very well attended. The loud buzz of happy voices in the basement made it apparent that everyone was enjoying themselves. Click any picture for a larger version. Pie and tea/coffee were a welcome [...]

2013/11/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Bantam Tournament – Nov 30 to Dec 1, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Powell Swan Valley Bantam Tournament November 30, 2013 through December 1, 2013 Pool A Grand Plains Hawks The Pas Huskies Yorkton Terriers Pool B Swan Valley Stampeders Dauphin Kings OCN Blues Nov. 30/13 1 Friday 1:00Swan Valley Stampeders OCN Blues 2 Friday 2:45 Grand Plains Hawks Dauphin Kings 3 Friday 4:30 Yorkton [...]

2013/11/26Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Arrest Minitonas Man

RCMP Media Release | On September 9, 2013 just before 5:00 pm, a 59 year old male of the town of Swan River, MB reported to Swan River RCMP an earlier theft with violence, where the victim was physically assaulted and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. The assailant was known to the victim. [...]

2013/11/26Local Interest

An Evening of Comedy with the Valley Stage Players

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Three appreciative audiences enjoyed the Valley Stage Players’ weekend production of Norm Foster’s comedy, Office Hours at Swan River’s Veterans Community Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. Friday night’s performance was presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Swan Valley who sponsored the evening as a dinner [...]

2013/11/26Local Interest

Bruce & Ursula Taylor Honored at Retirement Tea

ValleyBiz Story | On Saturday, November 23, 2013 the Swan Valley Food Bank held a come and go tea in honor of Bruce and Ursula Taylor who are retiring after more than 16 year of volunteering for the food bank. Click any picture for a larger version. Many people from around the valley stopped by [...]

2013/11/26Local Interest

Dinner Theatre Deliciously Entertaining

Submitted by: Teresa McKay Friday evening, Nov. 22, was an excellent evening at the Veteran’s Community Hall in Swan River. The dinner theatre evening was hosted by the Swan Valley Community Foundation in partnership with the Valley Stage Players. Many enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Dianne Simms Catering, followed by an entertaining presentation by [...]

2013/11/25Local Interest

Dropping In on the Annual Cookie Walk

ValleyBiz Story | The Annual Cookie walk was held at the St. James Anglican Church on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Not only was it a great way to stock up on Christmas baking, but also a chance to catch up with good friends while sampling some baking. Click any picture for a larger version. The [...]

2013/11/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – October 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report October 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of October, 2013 Police investigated 243 incidents. Town of Swan River: Criminal Code and property offenses were at normal levels. Persons crimes were below normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had three common Assaults, One aggravated assault, One assault with weapon [...]

2013/11/23Local Interest

Museum Fundraiser Offers a Bang for Your Buck

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their turkey shoot on on November 16, 2013. Frozen turkeys are the prize – not the target at the this annual fundraising event. Click any picture for a larger view. The event is a fun for people of all ages, a challenge for experienced shooters and [...]

2013/11/22Local Interest

Tea & Bake Sale – November 23, 2013

Submitted by: Barb Holms Tea & Bake Sale Minitonas Knox United Church Sat. November 23, 2013 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Baking, Meat Pies, Homemade Fudge, Surprise Baskets. Pie & coffee/tea – $4.00. Everyone welcome.

2013/11/21Local Interest

Minitonas Community Store Celebrates 50 Years

Submitted by Carolyn Gordon | The Minitonas Lions teamed up with local residents, business owners and put on a supper to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Minitonas Community Store. Click any picture for a larger version. Although the current owners, Barry & Connie Waito, have only owned the business for the past 2 years, [...]

2013/11/21Local Interest

Swan River Joins Age Friendly Manitoba Initiative

Province of Manitoba Media Release| On November 15, 2013, the Manitoba government today celebrated a significant milestone as it welcomed 14 new communities to the Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative for a total of 100, Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Sharon Blady has announced. Communities joining the Age Friendly Manitoba Initiative include RM of Birtle, Town of [...]

2013/11/20Local Interest

Dancing the Night Away at the Benito Harvest Celebration

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn On Saturday, November 16, 2013 the Benito Recreation Centre and the Shaker Misto Dance Club hosted a Harvest Celebration Supper and Dance. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening started off with a delicious meal of perogies, cabbage rolls, beet niks, stuffed pork loin, mushroom and sweet and sour [...]

2013/11/19Local Interest

Fundraiser at Fabriculous a Fabulous Event

Submitted by: MaryAnn Friesen A great turnout and a wonderful evening. Imported goods, mostly from Thailand and also some donated locally made items, were sold throughout the evening. Click any picture for a larger version. Proceeds went to support Destiny Rescue and Beyond Borders, two organizations that are working hard to put an end to [...]

2013/11/18Local Interest

Good Music & Good Times at Lenswood Dance

Submitted by: Judy Biech | The Lenswood Hall was vibrating with good music and good times on Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at the annual Harvest wind-up dance. Click a picture for a larger version. A large crowd of folks, of all ages, from all over the valley & beyond danced to the lively music of [...]

2013/11/18Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – November 12, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 12, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Absent with permission – Councilor Deputy Mayor Scouten Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting [...]

2013/11/17Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – November 12, 2013

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Swan River, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Lorne Henkelman DON MACHAN [...]

2013/11/16Local Interest

Christmas Cheer Applications: November 18-29, 2013

Submitted by: Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board The Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board is accepting applications early this year! APPLICATION FORMS available at Your Municipal Office From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, November 18, 2013 to Friday, November 29, 2013 MUST BE COMPLETED & RETURNED to the Town Office before Sunday, December 1, 2013 [...]

2013/11/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 5, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Deputy Mayor Delaurier presided in the chair until Mayor McKenzie arrived at 7:40 and assumed the chair. Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. Minutes 1. RESOLVED that the Minutes for [...]

2013/11/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Logging Truck Rollover

RCMP Media Release | At about 3:30 pm, on November 13, 2013 Swan River RCMP, Swan River Fire Department, and Parkland EMS were dispatched through 911 in regard to a vehicle rollover on Hwy # 10, about 2 miles east of Swan River, MB. An eastbound logging truck had apparently swerved to miss an oncoming [...]

2013/11/14Local Interest

Rotary Radio Auction Reaches New High

Pictures submitted by: Scott Swaiko | The 2013, Rotary Radio Auction was once again a great success. On Thursday, November 7, 2013 people across the Valley tuned in to GX94 radio with phone in hand to place their bid. Click any pictures for a larger version. Rotary members manned the phones and auction board to [...]

2013/11/13Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Investigate Attempted Murder

RCMP Media Release | On November 10, 2013, Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a complaint of a shooting in the community of Duck Bay, Manitoba. A 43-year-old male from Duck Bay had been shot multiple times while he stood outside his residence. The victim was transported to Dauphin Regional Health Centre, where he is being treated [...]

2013/11/12Local Interest

Swan River Remembrance Day Observances

ValleyBiz Story | On a bitter cold Remembrance Day morning, RCMP, Cadets and Veterans marched down Veterans Way in Swan River to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price in service to our country. Click any picture for a larger version. After making their way from the Veterans Community Hall to the Cenotaph, [...]

2013/11/12Local Interest

Grey Cup Bud, Spud & Steak Fundraiser – Nov. 24, 2013

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Grey Cup 2013 Bud, Spud & Steak November 24, 2013 Louisiana Jax Westwood Inn Game starts at 5:30 Meal served at half-time Fundraiser in support of Special Olympics – Manitoba Parkland Region! Watch the BIG game on the BIG BIG screen and enjoy a great meal with friends and family! [...]

2013/11/10Local Interest

Calico Corners a Friendly Place to Shop

ValleyBiz.ca Story | Many shoppers made their annual stop at Calico Corners on Friday, November 1, 2013. The Craft Sale & Bazaar, hosted by the Association for Community Living was filled with friendly faces and unique hand crafted treasures. MaryAnn Friesen sold items to raise money for Destiny Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing children [...]

2013/11/09Local Interest

Gifts of Grace Sale & Info Night – November 16, 2013

Submitted by: MaryAnn Friesen Gifts of Grace Awareness & Fundraising November 16, 2013 at Fabriculous 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Proceeds go to Destiny Rescue and Beyond Borders. Destiny Rescue is dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Beyond Borders is a national volunteer organization advancing the rights of children everywhere to [...]

2013/11/08Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – November 5, 2013

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 5, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 [...]

2013/11/07Local Interest

Christmas Baking – Pick Up December 7, 2013

Submitted by: Bev Lumax The Swan River Royal Purple Lodge # 185 is once again offering Christmas Baking for sale. With some of the best cooks in the valley, you can be sure of some special treats to serve your family this holiday season. Funds raised are donated to our National Charity “Fund for Children” [...]

2013/11/06Local Interest

Thank You to RIG Trip Sponsors

Submitted by: Swan Valley RISE Swan Valley RISE, along with Prairie Mountain Health, would like to thank all of the community sponsors and volunteers that helped make the U of M Medical Student Rural Interest Group trip a huge success. Cash Sponsors Kinsmen Club of Swan River RBC Royal Bank Swan River Lions Club Swan [...]

2013/11/06Local Interest

St. Andrew’s United Church Fall Supper – December 1, 2013

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | St. Andrew’s United Church Fall Supper Veterans Hall Sun. December 1, 2013 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Adults $12 6-12 $5 5 and under Free Take out and local delivery available. Phone Lucile Neufeld 204 734 2170 before 30th November

2013/11/05Local Interest

Pine River United Church Christmas Craft Sale 2013

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway On Sunday November 3rd the Pine River United Church sponsored their annual Christmas Craft Sale, bake sale and luncheon. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 23 exhibitors that came from as far as Churchbridge & Sturgis, SK, Barrows, Swan River, Dauphin, Gilbert Plains and surrounding area. Many different [...]

2013/11/04Local Interest

RM of Swan River – October 22, 2013

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Swan River, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER [...]

2013/11/03Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – October 16, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of October, 2013 A.D. at 7:15 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Arriving Late With Notice: Councillor Windsor Delegations: 8:00 pm Gary Thiessen re: Town Public Works 1. [...]

2013/11/02Local Interest

Minitonas Community Celebration – November 16, 2013

Submitted by: Carolyn Gordon Please join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Community Store & support the enhancement of the Minitonas Hall!! Sat. November 16, 2013 Supper at 6:30 p.m. $15 per person Silent Auction will be Held During Supper Time & Talent Auction will be held immediately following the Supper Click here [...]

2013/11/01Local Interest

Spooktoberfest Scares Up Over 1,000 Visitors

Submitted by: Jessica Lacasse Hope you had a chance to visit Swan Valley Community’s That Care Spooktober Fest Haunted House! It was a great event which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. Over 1000 visitors attended Spooktoberfest over three days. The event offered a parent and tot [...]

2013/11/01Local Interest