Monthly Archives: March 2014

Swan School of Dance Presents … This Is It

Submitted by: Michele Poole The Swan School of Dance held their annual recital on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 in front of a packed house, at the SVRSS. People were entertained by tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dances. Click any picture for a larger version. With the theme of “This Is It”….. Michele Poole [...]

2014/03/31Local Interest

Swan River Fire, EMS & RCMP Respond to Fire at A&W

Swan Rive Fire Department Media Release | On March 30, 2014 at 11:07am Swan River Fire, EMS and RCMP were dispatched to a structure fire at 1419 Main Street in Swan River. Upon arrival smoke was contained to the structure. Staff had already evacuated. A successful knock down and quick overhaul limited damage to the [...]

2014/03/30Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – March 25, 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, March 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick TERRY NEELY [...]

2014/03/30Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – March 25, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday March 25, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider Absent Councilor Offenberger Councilor Zebinski Office Clerk ~ Mandy Staples Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the [...]

2014/03/29Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 18, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Mckenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen and Whyte, Sakal present. Delegations 1) Conditional Use Hearing No. 1/2014 to allow the operation of a church on the property at 1694 [...]

2014/03/28Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Truck Collision with Tree

RCMP Media Release | On March 26, 2014 at about 9:00 PM the Swan River RCMP, Swan River Fire dept, and Prairie Mountain EMS received a dispatch regarding a collision between a pick-up truck and a tree on the 300 block of 7th avenue south (residential area), in Swan River, MB. A 27 year old [...]

2014/03/27Local Interest

Grocery Shoppers Participate in Nutrition Month Events

Submitted by: Laurie Evans | To promote Nutrition Month, Eat Right Dietitian Services and the Swan Valley Coop collaborated to provide three nutrition education opportunities throughout the month of March. The three events which included taste testing, grocery store tour and a label reading game were well received with over 75 grocery shoppers participating.

2014/03/26Local Interest

RCMP Arrest Two Men in Swan River Robbery and Assault

RCMP Media Release | On March 24, 2014 at about 6:30 PM the Swan River RCMP received a ’911′ call regarding a robbery on the 700 block of Main street, in Swan River, MB. A 38 year old female from Swan River who received minor injury during the robbery (& theft of beer), was subsequently [...]

2014/03/26Local Interest

Hoedowners Guest Nights – April 9 & April 16, 2014

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Swan Valley Hoedowners invite you to come and try square dancing with us. Two nights: April 9 & April 16, 2014 7 to 9:30 p.m Swan River Senior Centre Lunch will follow. You are invited to come and join us for a fun-filled evening at no cost for new dancers! [...]

2014/03/26Local Interest

Teen Challenge Shares Stories of Hope & Healing

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier, Chris Staniland Members of Teen Challenge visited the Swan Valley on March 22 through 23, 2014. The group performed at the Friendship Centre on Saturday evening (pictured left). Teen Challenge men’s outreach group spoke to over 90 men of all ages at a men’s breakfast get together at CBF this past [...]

2014/03/25Local Interest

Break In at the Birchwood Grocery

RCMP Report | At about 2:00 am on March 24, 2014 Swan River RCMP responded to a commercial alarm in Birch River . Police are investigating a break and enter at the Birchwood Grocery. Significant damage to the store occurred and liquor was taken. Anyone with information is asked to call the Swan River RCMP [...]

2014/03/25Local Interest

1000 Daffodil Bunches Bring Spring & Hope to the Valley

Submitted by: Vivian Rooks Once again volunteers from the Swan River valley have come together for a successful fundraising event. Left to Right – Lesley Henkelman, Judy Storjord, Vivian Rooks and Louella Lausman Judy Storjord and Vivian Rooks coordinated volunteers to distribute 1000 bunches of daffodils throughout the valley homes and businesses to bring the [...]

2014/03/24Local Interest

Bam Jam Camp & Concerts – March 31 & April 1, 2014

Submitted by: Donna Burghart The BAM Jam Camp is coming up! Mon. March 31, 2014 & Tues. April 1, 2014 2 days of Fiddle, Guitar, Vocal & Bass instruction ONLY $75 (spots still available) includes instruction, lunches & evening concerts 2014 instructors – Desmond Lagace, Patti Lamoureux, Daniel Koulack, Ameena Bajer-Koulack, Marcel Hapel, Greg Simm, [...]

2014/03/24Local Interest

Safeway Special Olympics Fundraising Day

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk On Saturday March 15, 2014 Angie Ferland and Ricky Zimmer from the Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team were in Dauphin for the Safeway Special Olympics Fundraising Day. From March 7th to 21st every $2 donation nets 5 air miles at Safeways across Canada. Angie, who will be traveling to [...]

2014/03/23Local Interest

Estate Planning Workshop – March 27, 2014

Submitted by: Swan Valley Funeral Services Estate Planning Workshop Thurs. March 27, 2014 1:30-3:00 pm Chapel of Swan Valley Funeral Services 363 Kelsey Trail Refreshments and door prizes. For more information on the workshop contact Carol at (204)734-0831

2014/03/22Local Interest

Swan River Ladies Curling Club Wedding Crashers Bonspiel

Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Swan River Ladies Curling Club hosted their 85th Annual Bonspiel on March 14 – 16, 2014 with the theme of Wedding Crashers. Click any picture for a larger version. The 1st Event Winners go to the Dauphin Rink, Therese Deah. For the Saturday evening entertainment … The Newly Wed Game [...]

2014/03/21Local Interest

Teen Challenge Events – Mar 22 & 23, 2014

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier Participants and staff of Teen Challenge will be in Swan River March 20 – 23, 2014. They will speak at public meetings, some specifically for youth, as well as Sunday morning church services. The residents of the Swan Valley will have an opportunity to learn more about drug and alcohol abuse, [...]

2014/03/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – February 2014

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report February 2014 Town of Swan River: In the month of February, 2014 Police investigated 191 incidents. Criminal Code investigations were at normal levels as were property offenses. Persons crimes were slightly below normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had ten common assaults and two Uttering Threats complaints. Town of [...]

2014/03/20Local Interest

Over 100 Stop by During 7th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Don Baldwin The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association hosted their 7th Annual Vintage Ride on Sunday, March 16th. There were over forty vintage sleds that attended the ride with over a hundred sleds visiting the shack including newer models. Click any picture for a larger version. The ride was approximately a 35 mile round [...]

2014/03/18Local Interest

Billy Beal Fishing Derby – Winning at Whitefish

Submitted by: Corey Hurren About 600 people came to Whitefish Lake on Saturday, March 15th to see who was going to pull the winning $10 000 fish through four feet of ice when the Valley Lions held their 17th annual Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above is [...]

2014/03/18Local Interest

Amazing, Inspirational & Moving Evening in Minitonas

Written and Submitted by: Debbie Soloway On Friday March 14th, 2014 Rachel & Darwin Dancsok of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan entertained to an audience of 45-50 people by singing and playing great country gospel favorites. Click any picture for a larger version. Rachel is an award winning country gospel singer, starting at the early age of thirteen [...]

2014/03/17Local Interest

Luck of the Irish at Bowsman United Church

Submitted by: Courtney Densen On March 11 2014 in the Bowsman Legion Hall, great food, wonderful fellowship and a little luck of the Irish was to be found at the Bowsman United Church Soup n Bun. Patrons were treated to their choice of potato or hamburger soup, a variety of bunwiches, dessert, coffee, tea and [...]

2014/03/17Local Interest

Growing Variety Discussed at Farmer’s Market AGM

Submitted by: Yoenne Ewald The Swan Valley Farmer’s Market held their Annual General Meeting on March 11th 2014. The meeting was well attended. Looking back over 2013, the market saw a number of new summer vendors offering a diverse range of products. Pictured above, the Farmers’ Market Board.(L to R, back) Fay Perrin, Shirley Leask, [...]

2014/03/17Local Interest

Province Announces Local Road Improvements

Provincial Media Release: More than $50 Million over Next Five Years to Increase Safety, Extend Life of Busy North-south Highway: Premier Selinger SWAN RIVER—Several more road improvement projects are planned for PTH 83 in western Manitoba to improve the ride, help boost commercial truck and tourist traffic, and increase safety for travellers, Premier Greg Selinger [...]

2014/03/16Local Interest

Sale of Swan Valley Gas Approved

NOTICE OF DECISION March 14, 2014 By Board Order 29/14, the Public Utilities Board (Board) approved an application by Swan Valley Gas Corporation (“Swan Valley Gas”) to sell, and an application by Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. (“Centra”) to purchase, the natural gas distribution system assets of Swan Valley Gas, subject to certain conditions. The Board [...]

2014/03/16Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – March 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, March 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick BRIAN BURICK [...]

2014/03/16Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – March 11, 2014

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

2014/03/15Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – March 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 March, 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 [...]

2014/03/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 4, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Mckenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen and Whyte present. Councillor Sakal absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the February 18th, 2014 regular meeting of Council be adopted [...]

2014/03/15Local Interest

Swan School of Dance Recital: THIS IS IT – March 26, 2014

Submitted by: Michele Poole Swan School of Dance PRESENTS Their annual recital.. THIS IS IT … Wed. March 26, 2014 7:00 P.M. S.V.R.S.S. Auditorium Under the direction of Michele Poole

2014/03/14Local Interest

CBF School Introduces Traverse Climbing Wall

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler Community Bible Fellowship Christian School (CBFCS) recently installed a traverse climbing wall in the gym. It took the work of many individuals to make it happen. Click any picture for a larger version. The CBF church helped with installation, our parent advisory council (PAC) initiated the fundraising efforts, and parents and [...]

2014/03/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Wins Silver in PeeWee AA Provincials

Submitted by: Melodie Smith The tournament committee would like to take a moment to say thank you to all the volunteers, players, coaches, parents, fans, referees, Hockey MB, Cargill, and all our local sponsors for the GREAT weekend! Pictures above are Silver Winners – Swan Valley Stampeders Click any picture for a larger version. Gold [...]

2014/03/13Local Interest

St. Patricks Day Soup n Bun – March 13, 2014

Submitted by: Courtney Densen St. Patricks Day Soup n Bun Shamrock Auction, Bake and Perogie Sale March 13, 2014 11:30am – 1:30pm Bowsman Legion Hall Sponsored by Bowsman United Church

2014/03/12Local Interest

Minitonas Figure Skating Club Boot Scoot’n & Ballet

Submitted by: Bev Lumax “Welcome to Boot Scoot’n and Ballet! From the OK Corral to Prima Ballerinas The Minitonas Figure Skating Carnival offered it all to over 200 appreciative family and friends. Pictures by Kim Leslie – click for a larger version. Head Coach Michelle Windsor and assistant Cindi Fulford coached over 30 young skaters [...]

2014/03/11Local Interest

Annual World Day of Prayer Celebrated Locally

Submitted by: Linda McCullough Annual World Day of Prayer was held on March 7, 2014 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church with approximately 80 in attendance. Pictured above, coordinators Donna Leming and Linda McCullough. This years theme “Streams in the Desert” written by the women of Egypt was presented by the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic, Seventh-day [...]

2014/03/11Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – February 25, 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 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead ALEX [...]

2014/03/09Local Interest

Spring Forward Tonight – Daylight Savings Begins

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. The official time to set your clocks ahead 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, March 9 Set your clock to: 3:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2014/03/08Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – February 25, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 25th day of February, 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 Frank Slepicka [...]

2014/03/07Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – February 25, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 25, 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 [...]

2014/03/07Local Interest

7th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride – March 16, 2014

Submitted by: Don Baldwin The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association will be holding their 7th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride: Sunday, March 16, 2014 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 [...]

2014/03/06Local Interest

Winkler Flyers Win Atom Provincials

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk The gold medal game between the Winkler Flyers and The Pas Huskies ended in a 7-2 victory for the Winkler Flyers (pictured left). The Pas Huskies Silver medal winners. Portage Terriers Bronze medal winners. Portage played the local Swan Valley Stampeders in a hard fought game with a final score of [...]

2014/03/05Local Interest

Beautiful Ride for Those Who Braved the Cold

Submitted by: Patti Hack The Elbow Lake SnoDrifters 18th Annual Snowmobile Derby took place as scheduled on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. The frigid weather (-51 with the wind chill when we woke up Saturday morning) kept many people away however, for those of us who braved the winter [...]

2014/03/04Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate House Fire

RCMP Media Release | On March 1, 2014 at about 1 pm, a ’911′ dispatch was received regarding a “House Fire” at Antler Corner, in the RM of Mountain (approximately 30 km north of Swan River, MB on Hwy #10). Swan River RCMP and the Birch River Fire Dept. attended. All occupants managed to get [...]

2014/03/03Local Interest

Stampeders Novice Black Win C Final in Souris

Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Swan Valley Stampeders Novice Black team went to Souris, MB for the Ultimate Hockey Championships. The kids played hard losing 1st game to Virden and a nail biter to home town Souris … Left them playing at 8 am on Sunday against Shilo… The kids rallied for the win & [...]

2014/03/03Local Interest

Nutrition Month Events – March 6, 14, 20, 2014

Submitted by: Laurie Evans, Registered Dietitian Eat Right Dietitian Services and the Swan Valley Co-op are teaming up for three Nutrition Month events. Thursday, March 6, 2014 30 Minute Healthy Meal Ideas 4:00pm – 7:00pm Looking to try a new recipe? Want to cook healthier for your family? Come to the community service booth at [...]

2014/03/02Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – February 19, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of February, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. S. Windsor – D. Bartel RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. Carried. [...]

2014/03/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers’ Market AGM – March 11, 2014

Submitted by: Yoenne Ewald Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Co-op Annual General Meeting Tues. March 11, 2014 7:00 pm MAFRD Board Room 120 6th Ave N. Topics of interest include possible changes to market dates/times. Refreshments & Door Prizes (win free vendor fees)! All members and newcomers WELCOME! Contact Yoenne Ewald at 204-937-4827 if you need [...]

2014/03/02Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 18, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councillors, Bobick, Jacobson, Whyte, and Sakal present. Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Friesen were absent. Delegations 1) Ron Thiessen & sons demonstrated Frisbee Golf and would like to [...]

2014/03/02Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – February 12, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 12th day of February, 2014 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Deputy Reeve, C. Eisner Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Rinsdorf & Klekta CAO: Carolyn Gordon Present By Electronic Communications: Reeve, M. McIntosh Delegations: 9:00 am F. Slepicka [...]

2014/03/01Local Interest

86th Annual Ladies Bonspiel – March 14, 15, 16, 2013

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan River Ladies Curling Club WEDDING CRASHERS 86th Annual Bonspiel March 14, 15, 16, 2014 $140.00 per rink Banquet and Entertainment Saturday Night Prizes; 4 events; 4 games guaranteed 1st draw Friday at 4:00 pm To enter contact: Nicole Bobick 204-281-0448 Mail entries to: Box 345 Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 [...]

2014/03/01Local Interest