Monthly Archives: February 2014

Locals Support Atom Provincials

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk The Atom Provincials kicked off this afternoon at the Swan River Centennial Arena. The local support for this event was amazing. The Swan River Daycare (left) was in attendance for the opening game. Click any picture for a larger version. Taylor School (below) also attended to cheer on the local team. [...]

2014/02/28Local Interest

New Primary Care Centre Announced for Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The provincial government has announced better co-ordinated health-care services will be offered in the Swan River Valley following the purchase and redevelopment of the McKay Building in Swan River, which will become a new primary care centre. Participating in the announcement were (pictured above) Swan River MLA and Agriculture, Food and Rural [...]

2014/02/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Educator Recognized for Excellence

ValleyBiz Story | Nominated by parents, former students, teachers and administrators, former SVRSS educator, Byron Ross was presented with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence honours outstanding and innovative elementary and secondary school teachers in [...]

2014/02/26Local Interest

Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team Take 1st Place

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk Our Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team took 1st place in the Kinsmen Winnipeg Winter Games on Feb 22, 2014. Winnipeg Jets Captain Andrew Ladd (stretched out front row) also came out to support the games. Click picture for a larger version. What a great victory for our Special Olympics [...]

2014/02/26Local Interest

Atom AA Provincials – Feb 28 to Mar 2, 2014

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk Our Swan Valley Atom Stampeders will be hosting Provincials February 28, 2014 – March 2, 2014. Click here for the complete schedule. Come out and cheer on your local kids.

2014/02/26Local Interest

Bellsite’s 35th Annual Poker Derby “A SUCCESS “

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry The Bellsite 35th Annual Snowmobile Poker Derby, held on February 23, 2014 was a huge success. A total of $2,720.00 was given away in cash prizes. An estimated 150 sleds attending with over 200 registered drivers. Garth Scott wins 10% of prize money with 53 ghostriders ( the most ghostriders prize) [...]

2014/02/25Local Interest

7th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride – POSTPONED

Submitted by: Don Baldwin The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association will be holding their 7th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Wellman Lake Trail Warm Up Shack Staging Area Available at Westwood Inn Approximately 35 mile round trip Group leaving at noon to shack Vintage Registration – 1990 and Older: Wellman Warm Up Shack [...]

2014/02/25Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – February 11, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 11, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. 1. SCHNEIDER OFFENBERGER RESOLVED that the minutes of the Regular [...]

2014/02/23Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – February 11, 2014

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, February 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Present Deputy Reeve: Brian Burick Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely Absent: Lorne Henkelman, Earl Hrappstead [...]

2014/02/23Local Interest

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodils – March 19, 2014

Submitted by: Vivian Rooks Spring is upon us Daffodils are blooming! March 19, 2014 To Pre Order DAFFODILS or VOLUNTEER call Vivian and leave message by March 05th 204-734-3528 All Proceeds Directly to the Canadian Cancer Society

2014/02/22Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – February 5, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of February, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:00 pm G. Thiessen re: Town Public Works 1. S. Windsor – J. Caruk [...]

2014/02/22Local Interest

Boot Scoot’n & Ballet Skating Carnival – March 7, 2014

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk Minitonas Figure Skating Club Invites You to Attend Boot Scoot’n and Ballet March 7, 2014 at 7:30pm Minitonas & District Arena Doors Open at 6:45 pm Adults: $4.00 Students(5yr +): $2.00

2014/02/21Local Interest

29 Teams Compete in Benito Annual Open Bonspiel

Submitted by: Louise Schabert The Benito Rec Centre hosted their Annual Open Bonspiel from Feb 12- Feb 16th. 29 teams entered the event with the following teams coming out on top. A big THANK YOU to all teams who competed. Above: The first Event winners of the Barrie Goodman Memorial Event were: The Hrycenko Rink: [...]

2014/02/20Local Interest

PeeWee AA Provincials – March 7 to 9, 2014

Submitted by: Melodie Smith | Swan Valley PeeWee AA team will be hosting the AA Provincials March 7-9, 2014 Swan River Centennial Arena Click here for the full schedule. Beausejour Blades Flin Flon Bombers Lorette Comets Morden Hawks Portage Terriers Springfield IceHawks Swan Valley Stampeders The Pas Huskies Thompson King Miners

2014/02/20Local Interest

35th Annual Bellsite Poker Derby – February 23, 2014

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Notice to Members and Invited Guests of the Bellsite Community Centre and North Mountain Riders Snowmobile Club Bellsite’s 35th Annual Poker Derby Sun. February 23, 2014 A Scenic Mountain Route, Groomed Snow Pass Trail that can be seen at www.northmountainriders.com REGISTRATION: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM FEE: DRIVERS $20.00 (3 POKER HANDS) (Advance [...]

2014/02/20Local Interest

Minitonas & Area Residents Meet with Council & RCMP

ValleyBiz Story | A group of concerned citizens from Minitonas and the surrounding area met with Minitonas Town Council and Staff Sgt. Cliff McKay of the Swan River RCMP on Monday, February 10, 2014. Following an increase in vandalism and theft throughout the past summer and fall, discussion focused on what can be done to [...]

2014/02/19Local Interest

Ethelbert RCMP Investigate Fire in Pine River

On February 16, 2014 shortly after 2:30 am, Ethelbert RCMP as well as local emergency services responded to a commercial property fire on Poplar Avenue in Pine River, Manitoba. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Damage estimates are not available, but the damage is considered extensive. The Manitoba Office of the [...]

2014/02/19Local Interest

Future Physicians Recruited to Swan Valley

Submitted Story | Swan Valley RISE and Prairie Mountain Health have been working hard to recruit physicians to the Swan Valley and their collaborative approach is starting to pay off. Swan Valley RISE announced today that two future physicians have been recruited to practice in the Swan Valley. Return of service agreements have been signed [...]

2014/02/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Takes Second in Elks PeeWee AA Tournament

Submitted by: Melodie Smith What a weekend! Seven teams battled through the Elks PeeWee AA tournament starting on Friday, February 14 and concluding on Sunday, February 16. Click any picture for a larger version. A Side Champs – Tisdale, SK B Side Champs – Swan Valley Stampeders C Side Champs – The Pas, MB Throughout [...]

2014/02/17Local Interest

Another Successful Minitonas Coffee House

Submitted by: Betty MacCumber The February Minitonas Coffee house was held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Minitonas Hall. The coffee house was a great success with about 100 people including performers. The Minitonas Coffee House is held the second Saturday of every month from 7pm until 11pm. We welcome all the performers and singers [...]

2014/02/16Local Interest

Peter Brass to Compete in 2014 Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk By Tara Gray This article is re-published with permission from the Swan Valley Star and Times One of two athletes who will be representing the Parkland on the Special Olympics Manitoba (SOM) 5 pin bowling team is Peter Brass, who has qualified to compete in Vancouver at the 2014 Special Olympics [...]

2014/02/16Local Interest

World Day of Prayer – March 7, 2014

Submitted by: Linda McCullough The Annual World Day of Prayer Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 pm Seventh-day Adventist Church This years theme “Streams in the Desert” was written by the women of Egypt. Seven local churches participating in this service are the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic, Seventh-day Adventists, Solid Rock Community Church, St. Andrews United, [...]

2014/02/15Local Interest

Angie Ferland To Compete In 2014 Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk By Tara Gray This article is re-published with permission from the Swan Valley Star and Times Proud to represent the Parkland as one of two players from the Cobras 5 pin bowling team is Angie Ferland, who has qualified to play with the Special Olympics Manitoba (SOM) 5 pin bowling team [...]

2014/02/15Local Interest

Elbow Lake Snowmobile & Fish Derby – March 1, 2014

Submitted by: Patti Hack Elbow Lake SnoDrifters 18th Annual Snowmobile & Fish Derby Sat. March 1, 2014 Moose Range Lodge On the Woody Lake Road 72km North of Arran, OR 46km South of Armit SNOWMOBILE DERBY Entry Fee: $10.00 per person Registration: 9am to Noon 50% Payout (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place) at 5pm Lunch provided [...]

2014/02/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 4, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councillors, Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, and Sakal present. Terrence Gnida, CGA, Pacak Kowal Hardie & Company reviewed the “Draft” Swan River Handi Transit Van 2013 Financial Statement [...]

2014/02/13Local Interest

Rachel T. Dancsok in Concert – March 14, 2014

Submitted by: Rachel Dancsok Rachel T. Dancsok In Concert Country/Gospel Extraordinaire March 14, 2014 Minitonas Community Hall Tickets $10.00 at the door Children free. Refreshments served. DONATION GIVEN to the Minitonas Community Hall Renovation Fund. 2010 Canadian Silver Heart Award Female Vocalist & Acappella Artist of the Year Faith Filled ~ Mission Driven ~ Music [...]

2014/02/11Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – January 29, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 29th day of January, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 pm. Present: Deputy Reeve, C. Eisner Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Present By Electronic Communications: Reeve, M. McIntosh Delegations: 7:30 pm Minitonas Town [...]

2014/02/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Accident in Mafeking

RCMP Media Release | On the 9th of February, 2014 at about 5 pm, the Swan River RCMP, EMS from Mafeking. and EMS from Swan River were dispatched via `911` to a single Motor Vehicle Collision at the bridge in Mafeking, MB. (approximately 70 km north of Swan River, MB, on Highway # 10) A [...]

2014/02/10Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – January 28, 2014

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, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Brian Burick Absent: Lorne Henkelman Earl Hrappstead (participated via [...]

2014/02/10Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – January 28, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 28, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm [...]

2014/02/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 21, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the January 7th, 2014 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received. [...]

2014/02/08Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery

RCMP Media Release | On the 5th of February, 2014 at about 9 pm, the Swan River RCMP were dispatched via `911` to an Armed Robbery that had just occurred at the gas bar along highway #10, about 50 km north of Swan River, MB on the Indian Birch Indian Reserve (Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation). [...]

2014/02/07Local Interest

Golden Gals Provincial Bonspiel

Submitted by: Dayna Bresky The Golden Gals Provincial Bonspiel was held in Swan River on February 2-5, 2014. Golden Gals Provincial 2014 Winners : Joyce McDougal rink from Brandon Curling Club Runner-up: Rita VanDeVyvere rink from The Heather curling club in Winnipeg, take silver. The curlers enjoyed their visit to the Swan River Valley. They [...]

2014/02/07Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Seek Assistance Locating Wanted Man

RCMP Media Release | Winnipegosis RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Stanford Lester Parenteau, 42, of Pine Creek First Nation. It is believed Parenteau is in the Pine Creek or Duck Bay area. Parenteau is wanted on three separate warrants: Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose; Assault, Uttering Threats and [...]

2014/02/06Local Interest

Swan Valley’s Grade 4 Students Explore Potential Careers

ValleyBiz Story | On Tuesday, February 28, 2014 the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) was buzzing with excitement as 120 grade 4 students from across the Swan Valley attended My Vision for My Education (ME). Submitted photos. Click for a larger version. “The objective of My Vision for ME is to create an awareness [...]

2014/02/05Local Interest

PeeWee AA Stampeders Tournament: February 14-16, 2014

Submitted by: Melodie Smith | Congratulations to the PeeWee AA Swan Valley Stampeders with their SECOND PLACE medal in the Tournament of Champions in Minnedosa. They would love to have the Valley’s support in cheering them on in their home at the Swan River Centennial Arena. FRIDAY: February 14, 2014 4:30pm 1 THOMPSON SWAN RIVER [...]

2014/02/04Local Interest

Benito 7th Annual Open Bonspiel – February 12-16, 2014

Submitted by: Louise Schabert Benito 7th Annual Open Bonspiel takes place February 12-16, 2014 4 Events and Pick a Prize $120.00 Entry Fee/Rink 32 Team Limit Entry Deadline Feb. 9/14 The bonspiel is open and appropriate for all ages. There is a Banquet Friday, Karaoke Friday Evening, Pancake Breakfast Saturday a.m. (proceeds to Benito Fire [...]

2014/02/03Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – January 22, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 22nd day of January, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. S. Windsor – J. Caruk RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. Carried. [...]

2014/02/02Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – January 14, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 14, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm [...]

2014/02/01Local Interest