Monthly Archives: December 2013

RCMP Investigate Death in Pine Creek

RCMP Media Release | RCMP Officers from the Winnipegosis Detachment assisted by the RCMP Serious Crime Unit, the RCMP Forensic Identification Section, and additional resources were dispatched to the Community of Pine Creek First Nation where they are currently investigating the death of a man. Police were advised of this matter shortly after 8:00 pm [...]

2013/12/31Local Interest

Tiger Bowlers Present $890 from 50/50 Christmas Draw

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for our 50/50 Christmas Cash Draw. The lucky winner of $890 was Ethel Robinson. Click picture for larger version. Presenting the cheque to Ethel’s daughter, Candace Mattson are Tiger Bowlers; Nicholas Sloane, Justin Ames, Sarah Grauman and Jamie [...]

2013/12/29Local Interest

Local Schools Benefit from Provincial Investment

Province of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is investing almost $55 million to maintain and improve more than 100 schools throughout the province, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced today at Dakota Collegiate, where nearly $4 million in work is underway to expand the gymnasium, renovate science labs, upgrade the roof [...]

2013/12/28Local Interest

Local Checkstop Results

Swan River RCMP Report | Since the RCMP Holiday Checkstop program started on December 2, Swan River RCMP conducted 9 checkstops as of December 22, 2013. A total of 179 vehicles were stopped with two drivers found to be driving while over .08.

2013/12/26Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toys 4U Makes Christmas Extra Special

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) wishes to thank members of the Swan Valley Community for their generous donations to the Swan Valley CTC Toys 4U Toy Drive. Click any picture for a larger version. This includes the many gifts that were received in our donation boxes located at different [...]

2013/12/24Local Interest

Santa Stops By Minitonas Down Town Christmas Party

ValleyBiz Story | Santa stopped by the Down Town Christmas party in Minitonas on Friday, December 20, 2013 to hear some last minute requests from the children and spread some Christmas Cheer. Click any picture for a larger version. Kids bundled up to join in the old time Christmas spirit, adorning the ground with a [...]

2013/12/24Local Interest

170 People Receive a Little Extra Christmas Cheer

Submitted by: Karon Harness | The Swan Valley Museum was a busy place from December 16-19, 2013 a troop of volunteers helped prepare this year’s hampers. Click any picture for a larger version. The Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board delivered 51 hampers this year (amounting to 170 people receiving a little extra help this Holiday [...]

2013/12/23Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – December 11, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 11th day of December, 2013 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:15 am Colin Eisner – Annual Review 8:30 am Chad Haluschak – [...]

2013/12/22Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – November 6, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of November, 2013 A.D. at 9:08 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. J. Caruk – D. Bartel RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. Carried. [...]

2013/12/21Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – December 10, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday December 10, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Councilor Schneider joined the meeting at 8:30. Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting [...]

2013/12/20Local Interest

$39.2 Million in Highway Upgrades for Swan River Area

Province of Manitoba Media Release | A $56-million highway upgrade that includes significant resurfacing and repaving to new national highway standards, as well as a new bridge, will make PTH 10 safer and ease congestion from Riding Mountain National Park north to Swan River, Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers announced. The minister made the announcements [...]

2013/12/19Local Interest

Warm Welcome at The SHOP Mintonas Grand Opening

ValleyBiz Story | On December 11, 2013 a large crowd from the community stopped by The SHOP Minitonas Inc. to welcome business owner Darryl Woodson, check out the new look and celebrate the Grand Opening with a complementary beef on a bun, specials and prizes. Click any picture for a larger version. The newly renovated [...]

2013/12/17Local Interest

Missing Person Located Deceased in Swan River

RCMP Media Release | A 72 year old male with a medical condition was noticed missing from his residence in Swan River, MB at about 6 am this morning, December 17, 2013, which was subsequently reported to police. Swan River RCMP and Swan River Fire Dept (search & rescue) were dispatched. The missing person was [...]

2013/12/17Local Interest

Benito & District Christmas Hamper Project

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Benito School Leadership Council spearheaded the Benito & District Christmas Hamper Project. Click any picture for a larger version. With only two short weeks to organize and collect donations the children and staff leaders did a tremendous job finding their Christmas Spirit. Businesses and personal donations poured in from [...]

2013/12/17Local Interest

Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby – March 15, 2014

Submitted by: Corey Hurren Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby Sat. March 15, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Whitefish Lake Groomed Fishing Area Purchase by phone 204-734-0102 Visa/MC $5.00 service charge/ticket Tickets available from: Any Lions Member or Cook & Cooke Insurance/Financial Adults $40 before 5 pm March 14, 2014, $50 walk on Junior [...]

2013/12/16Local Interest

Royal Purple Cooks Up Support for Community Activities

Submitted by: Bev Lumax | Swan River Royal Purple Lodge # 185 again served up some awesome Christmas baking. Over 50 boxes and 20 Christmas puddings were purchased. Funds from this endeavor will help support various activities in the community.

2013/12/15Local Interest

16th Annual Angels Among Us Christmas Memorial

Submitted by: Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd.Losing someone you love can affect you significantly at different times of the year. The first Holiday Season can be especially difficult when you are missing someone who made this time of year so special and enjoyable. Every year, during the Holiday Season, Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd. holds [...]

2013/12/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – November 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report November 2013 Town of Swan River: In the month of November, 2013 Police investigated 230 incidents. Criminal Code were at normal levels while property offenses were below normal levels. Persons crimes were slightly below normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had six common Assaults, One aggravated assault, One assault [...]

2013/12/13Local Interest

Guest Instructor Visits Bowsman BAM Fiddle Program

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | On November 29, 2013 the Bowsman School BAM fiddle program had guest instructor Donna Turk from Calgary, AB instruct workshops in the afternoon. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above is first year fiddler, Damien Stevens getting some help with his bow hold. The advanced group got instruction [...]

2013/12/12Local Interest

Christmas with the Swan Valley Community Band

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band started Sept. 1994, after our director, Julie Kooistra placed an ad in the Star & Times for those interested in playing again. Click any picture for a larger version. The beginning numbers were small, about 15, but has swelled to a steady number in the last 7-8 [...]

2013/12/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Warn of Telephone Scam

RCMP Media Release | Though the “Emergency Scam” (or sometimes referred to as the “Grandparent Scam”) has been around for years, the Swan River RCMP warns the public to be on alert after noting a recent incident(s) in the Swan River Valley. Please note that the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre specifically warns the public to be [...]

2013/12/11Local Interest

Structure Fire on Ditch Road

Swan River Fire Department Press Release | At 12:50 pm on December 9, 2013, Swan River Fire, RCMP and Swan Valley EMS were called to a structure fire on Ditch Road near the edge of town. On arrival, smoke was billowing from a basement window. One crew was quick to attack initially from the exterior, [...]

2013/12/10Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Traditional Ukrainian Christmas

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk The Dolyna Dancers once again danced to a filled SVRSS Cafeteria this past Tuesday evening, during their 3rd Annual Old Fashion Christmas Concert! Friends and family were entertained by our dancers’ newest dances, instructed by Joe Synk and new to our instructional team, Kelsa Ewashko. A number of Traditional Ukrainian Carols [...]

2013/12/09Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – November 28, 2013

Special Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 28th day of November, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review and consider approval of the Final Draft Amalgamation Plan for the RM of Minitonas, Town of [...]

2013/12/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 3, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Mayor McKenzie presiding, Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. Rezoning Hearing: The Rezoning Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose of the hearing was [...]

2013/12/06Local Interest

Richardson Recreation & Wellness Centre Update

ValleyBiz Story | With the opening of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre just around the corner, everything is starting to come together. Our update includes a recent look inside the facility and a new announcement on the funding making it happen. Click any picture for a larger version. On Friday, November 29, 2013 Agriculture, [...]

2013/12/05Local Interest

Dr. Maxwell Promotes New Book at Book Signing

ValleyBiz Story | Dr. Andy Maxwell was at The Green Brier book store in Swan River on Saturday, November 30 and Monday, December 2, 2013 to sign copies of his new book, The Swan Valley Wellness Project. Click picture for a larger version. The book explores Dr. Maxwell’s vision for a wellness multi-plex promoting the [...]

2013/12/05Local Interest

THE SHOP Minitonas Grand Opening – December 11, 2013

Submitted by: THE SHOP Minitonas Inc. & Valley Bearing & Auto December 11, 2013 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Enjoy Beef on a Bun from Noon – 1 pm Specials, Give-aways, Door Prizes Join us at THE SHOP in Minitonas as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Newly renovated Automotive Supply & Service Center [...]

2013/12/04Local Interest

Charges Laid in Minitonas Community Store Vandalism

RCMP Media Release | Just before 3 am, on December 3, 2013 Swan River RCMP received a dispatch that the Minitonas Community Store (also know as Minitonas Home Hardware), that it had all of it’s exterior windows vandalized. ValleyBiz.ca photo – click for a larger version. Police attended the scene, noted the extensive damage incurred. [...]

2013/12/04Local Interest

Warm Welcome, Cold Weather Greets New Pastor

Submitted Story | Rev Dr. Jenny Sprong arrived in Swan River on October 30, 2013 where she will be serving the community as the new Pastor at St. Andrews United Church. Rev Dr. Jenny Sprong (left) with Prof Sarojini Nadar. Click Picture for larger version. Jenny Sprong was born and raised in Johannesurg, South Africa. [...]

2013/12/04Local Interest

Almost 500 at St. Andrews United Church Fall Supper

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath The St. Andrews United Church Fall Supper held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 saw nearly 500 visitors through the doors to enjoy the roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Click any picture for a larger version.

2013/12/03Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fire at SVRSS

Swan River RCMP Report | At a little after 11 pm, on Nov 28th, 2013 a ’911′ dispatch of Swan River RCMP and the Swan River Fire Department occurred involving a fire at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, in Swan River Manitoba. Fire occurred in the locker room, off of the school gymnasium. The [...]

2013/12/03Local Interest

Special Olympics Floor Hockey Tournament – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Tournament has been cancelled. Due to bad weather, the buses are unable to bring the participants from Winnipeg and Brandon. Come out and cheer on our Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team Special Olympics Parkland Floor Hockey Tournament Sat. December 7, 2013 Starting at 11:30 am SVRSS gym Make some [...]

2013/12/03Local Interest

Countdown to Shining Lights and Midnight Madness

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce counted down to Midnight Madness on Saturday, November 30, 2013 with Christmas carols, visits with Santa, hot dogs & hot chocolate and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Click any picture for a larger version. Those who stopped by to share in the holiday spirit appreciated [...]

2013/12/02Local Interest

Over 100 Visit 2 Day Festival of Trees Exhibit

Submitted by: Swan Valley Settlement and Immigrant Services The festival of trees saw well over 100 people through the doors during the two days. There were 11 trees and 21 gingerbread cottages. Click any picture for a larger version. 1st prize tree went to the Communities in Bloom entry. 1st prize gingerbread went to KA [...]

2013/12/02Local Interest

Swan River Bantam Wins A Side Final

Submitted by: Tanya Powell Great weekend for the Swan River Bantam team as they took first place in their home tournament. They won 5-2 over Yorkton Dr Auto, and went undefeated all weekend with some very close games. Click any picture for a larger version. Dave Powell Bantam coach said that he would like to [...]

2013/12/02Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 19, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present, Councillor Friesen arrived at 7:40 p.m. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Amended Agenda for the November 19th, 2013 regular meeting [...]

2013/12/01Local Interest