Monthly Archives: May 2014

Village of Benito Minutes – May 13, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 13, 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 [...]

2014/05/31Local Interest

Local Projects Receive Community Places Grants

Province of Manitoba Media Release | On May 27, 2014 the Province announced support for 227 Community Recreational, Cultrual facilities across the province. The Manitoba government is investing in recreational, cultural and learning opportunities for families in communities across Manitoba, with support of $2.9 million under the Community Places program, Housing and Community Development Minister [...]

2014/05/30Local Interest

Settlement Services Pot Luck Supper – June 14, 2014

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration Services invites everyone to a Pot Luck Supper Elks Hall, Swan River Sat. June 14, 2014 6:00 pm Soft drinks and coffee will be provided. To Welcome All Our Newcomers – Both Old and New Entertainment after supper. To register for this event contact Gill: 204-734-9874 [...]

2014/05/30Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 26, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 26, 2014 | Northwest Region Rain showers and thunderstorms in parts of the Northwest Region over the past week hindered seeding progress, particularly in the Dauphin, Ste. Rose and The Pas areas. Drying winds picked up over the weekend and temperatures warmed [...]

2014/05/29Local Interest

United Church Cold Plate / Salad Supper – June 1, 2014

Submitted by: Barb Holms Cold Plate/Salad Supper Sun., June 1, 2014 Minitonas Town Hall 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Takeout orders available. Phone: 204-281-1108 Sponsored by: Knox United Church

2014/05/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Minutes – May 13, 2014

Submitted for publication by the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce | The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce held a General Membership Meeting on May, 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Present: Bev Potten, Heather Nielsen, Naomi Neufeld, Jodi Willis, Stacy Grindle, Don Declercq, Jack Dyck, Carolyn Baldwin, Shawna Klekta, Kevin Neely, Alex Haluschuk. Delegations: RCMP Staff [...]

2014/05/28Local Interest

Inspiring Presentations at Communities That Care AGM

Submitted by: Beverley Polon Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) hosted their 2nd Annual General Meeting at the Elks Hall on May 20, 2014. It was a very successful meeting with over 75 in attendance. Click picture for a larger version. Honourable Kevin Chief, Minister of Children & Youth Opportunities, was the guest speaker on [...]

2014/05/28Local Interest

Lady Gaga Sings For Matt Peters

ValleyBiz Story | Tyler Carr had been waiting over 6 years to see Lady Gaga in concert but he never expected he would be able to share the experience in such a personal way with his best friend Matt Peters, who passed away from cancer on March 26, 2014. Tyler, who grew up in Swan [...]

2014/05/27Local Interest

Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity Info Session – June 5, 2014

Submitted by: Canadian Celiac Association Attention those suffering from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. June 5, 2014 7:00 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) A representative from the Canadian Celiac Association MB Chapter will be in Swan River to provide information and support. All are welcome.

2014/05/27Local Interest

Medical Students Visit Swan River During Rural Week

Prairie Mountain Health Media Release | Several communities along with medical facilities, sites, and programs within Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) will be front and centre during this year‟s “Rural Week” (May 19th -23rd). Rural Week is coordinated by Manitoba‟s Office of Rural and Northern Health (ORNH) and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of [...]

2014/05/27Local Interest

Greening the Streets of Our Community

Submitted by: The Urban Tree Development Committee May 21, 2014 marked the 15th annual Arbour Day in the town of Swan River. Committee members and volunteers met under a sunny sky at the arboretum. Click any picture for a larger version. The group reminisced about its establishment in 2000, the creation of the arboretum, and [...]

2014/05/26Local Interest

Free Photography Course – June 5, 2014

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles Free Photography Course Thurs. June 5, 2014 7:00 pm Swan River Library Presented by: Rene Cloutier Rene has been a passionate photographer for 60 years during which he has taken dozens of courses and workshops, taught photography at many levels,, photographed in many countries in the world and operated a commercial [...]

2014/05/25Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – May 13, 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, May 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick ALEX HALUSCHAK [...]

2014/05/25Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – May 7, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of May, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 7:30 pm Tracy Burick re: Traffic Light Petition 8:00 pm Gary Thiessen re: Town [...]

2014/05/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Munites – May 6, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councilor’s, Jacobson, Friesen, Sakal, Bobick and Whyte present. Mayor McKenzie arrived at 7:55 p.m. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of April 15th, 2014 regular meeting and [...]

2014/05/24Local Interest

Company’s Coming for Coffee

Submitted by: Bev Leach | Elizabeth Archambault entertains the guests and friends from the Lodge and the Personal Care Home at St. James’ Anglican Church on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Click the picture for a larger version. The congregation is happy to host this event when the weather permits.

2014/05/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 20, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 20, 2014 | Northwest Region More favorable drying conditions prevailed throughout the Northwest Region over the past week resulting in some producers being able to get on the land. In general, less than 10% of the crop acres are seeded. Most of [...]

2014/05/22Local Interest

Community Spirit Blooming in Minitonas

Submitted by: Tent Town Garden Club | Community spirit is alive & well in Minitonas. Last Wed evening, May 14, 2014 a group of busy gardeners could be found weeding, trimming & turning over the soil in the Village Square & Learners Park gardens – getting them ready for planting. Click any picture for a [...]

2014/05/21Local Interest

Compassionate Friends Balloon Release – June 8, 2014

Submitted by: Shasta Scott The Swan Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends will be holding a Balloon Release June 8, 2014 3:00 pm Legion Park There will be a short program starting at 3:00 pm followed by the balloon release in memory of our children. Refreshments and fellowship will take place afterwards. The Compassionate Friends [...]

2014/05/21Local Interest

New Walk-In Sample Collection Service at Swan River Lab

Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) Public Service Announcement | Diagnostic Services Manitoba’s (DSM) Laboratory located within the Swan Valley Health Centre will be moving to a walk-in sample collection service effective May 26, 2014. Appointments for laboratory collections will no longer be provided and patients will be served on a walk-in priority basis. DSM looks forward [...]

2014/05/21Local Interest

DirectLiquidation.ca Swan River Grand Opening

ValleyBiz Story | Valley View Ventures (V3) CEO, Jason Eisner cut the ribbon at the grand opening of DirectLiquication.ca in Swan River on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Eisner partnered with Jeff Schwarz of OLN’s “The Liquidator” to open the Swan River Store. Click any picture for a larger version. Schwarz, along with Daniel Fu, “The [...]

2014/05/20Local Interest

Wide Variety Of Quilts on Display at 6 Generations Show

Submitted by: Donna Leming | The 6 Generation Quilt Show on May 17, 2014 was a resounding success. Approximately 80 people meandered up and down through the quilt lined corridors. Click any picture for a larger version. Fifty quilts created by Catherine Mae Epler and her descendants were displayed. Also on display were quick quilts [...]

2014/05/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 25, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River held a Special Meeting of Council on Friday, April 25th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors, Delaurier, Bobick, Jacobson, Sakal and Whyte present. Councillor Friesen was absent. A public hearing regarding Special Services By-Law 3/2014 was held at [...]

2014/05/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 12, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 12, 2014 | Northwest Region Unfavorable weather conditions prevailed throughout the Northwest Region; cool temperatures and localized rainfall is delaying the start of spring field operations. The Pas and Dauphin areas report the highest surplus soil moisture conditions. There is localized ponding [...]

2014/05/17Local Interest

Royal Purple 60th Anniversary Tea – May 31, 2014

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan Swan River Royal Purple #185 is celebrating 60 years of Community Service Sat. May 31, 2014 2pm – 4pm Elks Hall Please join us on this special day $5 at the door

2014/05/17Local Interest

DAS KiNDERLAND Grand Re-Opening in Minitonas

Submitted by: Monika Kornelsen | On Friday May 9, 2014 the owners of Das DAS KiNDERLAND and Kornelsen’s Valley Service celebrated the Grand Re-opening of their store in Minitonas. Previously located in Swan River, both the toy store and masonry service relocated to Minitonas on May 1, 2014. You could see and taste, that Jakob [...]

2014/05/16Local Interest

Arbour Day Tree Planting – May 21, 2014

Submitted by: The Swan River Urban Tree Development Committee Please join us Wed. May 21, 2014 10:00 AM at the arboretum (located across from Cox’s Greenhouse, by the railway tracks) to celebrate Arbour Day by planting trees in the town of Swan River. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served.

2014/05/16Local Interest

Drive 4 UR Community 4 Special Olympics – May 31, 2014

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk Drive 4 UR Community Fundraising Event for Swan Valley Special Olympics Athletes Sat. May 31, 2014 9:00am – 4:00 pm Elbet Chartrand Friendship Centre Swan River Take a 7 minute test drive in a 2014 Ford vehicle and our Special Olympics Athletes in the Valley receive $20 from Ford Canada FREE [...]

2014/05/15Local Interest

RCMP Suspect May be in the Swan Valley

RCMP Media Release | Winnipegosis RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Nathan Robert Oigg, 41, of Jackhead First Nation, Manitoba. Oigg is wanted on six separate warrants issued by Winnipegosis RCMP, Swan River RCMP, Dauphin RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service. The charges against Oigg include Assault, Forcible Confinement, Obstructing a Police Officer, [...]

2014/05/15Local Interest

Foot Stompin’ Good Time at Minitonas Fiddling Concert

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk The Minitonas Early Years School Gym was the place to be in Minitonas on Friday, May 9th as parents, grandparents, friends and music lovers gathered for the 8th Annual Minitonas Fiddling Program Spring Concert. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: Jesse Janzen, Wyatt Reader, Trinity Janzen, Talia Janzen, [...]

2014/05/15Local Interest

A Great Time at Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland Another successful Mother’s Day Dance in Lenswood!! Thank you to everyone who came out and had a great time!!! Thanks to Hair Mechanics for donating the Mother’s Day Pedicure gift certificate!

2014/05/14Local Interest

Benito United Church Spring Supper – June 8, 2014

Submitted by: Karen Gade Benito United Church Spring Supper Sun. June 08, 2014 Benito Rec. Centre 4:30 pm Turkey, ham, assorted salads& desserts Adults: $12 12& under: $6 Preschool: Free For take outs please call: 204-539-2375 after 3 pm

2014/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Awards Concert

Submitted by: Evelyn Bredin The Swan Valley Fine Arts Association held their annual Festival Awards Concert on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 with 50 recipients honored for fine arts excellence. Click any picture for a larger version. Above: Desi Lagace playing double bass received Home & School Trophy for Senior Band solo and the Lloyd C. [...]

2014/05/13Local Interest

Investors Group Memory Walk – June 7, 2014

Submitted by: Sandi Bass Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Investors Group Memory Walk Swan River Community Walk Saturday, June 7, 2014 Swan River Senior Centre Registration- 1:00 pm Walk! – 1:30 pm Please register on line at alzheimer.mb.ca; phone the new Parkland office at 204-638-4483 or call Kay Markle at 204-734-5707. Once you are registered you [...]

2014/05/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band 20th Annual Spring Concert

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater The Swan Valley Community Band annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 was well attended with over 80 people in attendance, with some having to stand. Above: Barb Beadle — we have a really good time. Click any picture for a larger version. The Swan Valley Community Band performed [...]

2014/05/12Local Interest

House Fire in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation

Swan River RCMP Report | On May 8, 2014 at about 4 p.m. emergency personnel received a call that a house was on fire in Shoal River Indian Reserve. By the time the fire was reported, the house was a total loss. All residents of the house are accounted for and no injuries were reported. [...]

2014/05/11Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – April 24, 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, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely EARL [...]

2014/05/11Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – April 23, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 23rd day of April, 2014 A.D. at 7:15 pm. Present: Reeve, M. McIntosh Councillors: Eisner, Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:00 pm Daryl Chartrand re: 2014 PW Operations Additions to Agenda: [...]

2014/05/10Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – April 16, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of April, 2014 A.D. at 9:20 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. S. Windsor – D. Bartel RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. Carried. [...]

2014/05/10Local Interest

Great Food and Prizes at Annual Fish Banquet

Pictures by Chris Stock & ValleyBiz | Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement held their annual banquet on Saturday, May 3, 2014 featuring all you can eat walleye, roast pig and a variety of hors d’oeuvres. Click any picture for a larger version. The banquet and its associated draws and raffles is the organization’s only fundraiser [...]

2014/05/09Local Interest

Gary Wowchuk to Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Award

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Lt.-Gov. Philip S. Lee will present awards to five Manitobans for their prolonged, meritorious service in the preservation and promotion of the province’s rich history and heritage at Government House, 10 Kennedy St. on Thursday, May 8 at 5 p.m. Ernest Braun (Niverville) Diane Haglund (Winnipeg) Frieda Jorheim (Inwood) [...]

2014/05/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 5, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 5, 2014 | Northwest Region Cool and unsettled weather conditions prevailed throughout the Northwest Region last week. Soil moisture varies over the region with mostly adequate levels; some localized ponding in the Dauphin, Roblin, and Swan River areas to surplus soil moisture [...]

2014/05/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Host Spring Windup

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist More than seven squares of enthusiastic square dancers joined with the Swan Valley Hoedowners to wind up the square dance season with a fun-filled dance which was held at the Kenville Hall on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. Dancing began at 2:30 p.m. and continued [...]

2014/05/07Local Interest

Communities that Care AGM – May 20, 2014

Submitted by: Beverley Polon Swan Valley Communities that Care Annual General Meeting Invitation Swan Valley CTC is preparing to host our AGM, and would LOVE to invite you to come out to see and hear about CTC. Guest Speaker: Honourable Kevin Chief, Minister of Youth & Opportunities Date: May 20, 2014 Time: 11:30 – 1:00pm [...]

2014/05/06Local Interest

Special Olympics Dance Fever

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region held its 3rd Annual Dance Fever at the ACL Resource Centre on Thursday, May 1, 2014. 30 athletes, coaches and volunteers danced the evening away and over $1700 in pledges was raised. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: Top 5 Fundraisers L-R [...]

2014/05/06Local Interest

6 Generation Quilt Show – May 17, 2014

Submitted by: Donna Leming | 6 Generation Quilt Show with Tea & Treasure Table Sat. May 17, 2014 1 – 5:30 pm Swan Valley Museum Over 50 quilts will be on display. Admission $8.00 12yrs and under free. Hosted by the Glashan and Tennison Families For more information call: Irene Glashan at 204-238-4233

2014/05/06Local Interest

Little Woody Baptist Church Art Show

Submitted by: Renate Wille Exhibitors: Alex Stupak, Jean Hunt, Naomi Nemez, Mary Jane Eichler, Barb L’Abbe, Wilma Barkman, Barb and Terry Filuk, Martyn Snell, Shirley Nemez and Renate Wille. The annual event was worth the drive into the countryside! Click any picture for a larger version. The show exceeded all expectations as to the art, [...]

2014/05/05Local Interest

Luncheon A Good Start for SVAPL Fundraising this Year

Submitted by: Marnie Waddell April 30 the Swan Valley Animal Protection League (SVAPL) held a luncheon fundraiser – just the first of many fundraisers being planned for this year. “We got off to a late start fundraising this year but this is a good start.” said Marnie Waddell, Secretary of the SVAPL. A display set [...]

2014/05/05Local Interest

Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance – May 10, 2014

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance May 10,2014 8 pm – 2 am Lenswood Community Hall Tickets $12 for 12 years and older Music is by Ken Thompson For info please call Bernice at 204-236-4608

2014/05/05Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Charge 2 Men in Street Racing

Swan River RCMP Report | On May 1, 2014 police observed 2 vehicles accelerate rapidly from the lights of Main & 5th Ave and racing eastbound on Main. Charges were laid against a 25 year old male from Minitonas and a 18 year old male from Kamsack. The vehicles, a 2012 Chevy Tahoe and a [...]

2014/05/04Local Interest