Monthly Archives: July 2014

Aquatic Centre Grand Opening – August 22, 2014

Swan River Parks & Recreation Commission Invites you to help us celebrate! Richardson Recreation & Wellness Centre Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre Grand Opening Fri. August 22, 2014 11:30 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 12:00—2:00 pm $5 Beef on a bun/$3 hotdog 12:00—2:00 pm Tours (cake/coffee) 2:00—2:30 pm Turtle Race (50/50 for Special Olympics) 3:00—5:00 [...]

2014/07/31Local Interest

Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup was the place to be this weekend for lots of great riding, roping, wrestling rodeo action. The fast paced events were sure to get your adrenaline pumping and send your boredom packing. Click any picture for a larger version.

2014/07/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 28, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 28, 2014 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures over last week continued to help crops improve throughout the Northwest Region. Rainfall amounts in the Swan Valley over the past weekend ranged from negligible to over 76 mm in others. Excessive moisture is once [...]

2014/07/30Local Interest

Country Experiences Down on the Farm

ValleyBiz Story | If you visited Down on the Farm and the Homecraft & Horticulture Exhibits during the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition you were rewarded with unique way to explore and celebrate some of the traditional aspects of rural life. Click any picture for a larger version. Interactive displays and activities provided kids with a [...]

2014/07/29Local Interest

Pony Chariot & Chuckwagon Racing at the Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Pony Chariot and Pony Chuckwagon races at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition offers 4 days of racing excitement. The fans came out rain and shine to enjoy the fast paced action and to cheer for their local favorites. Click any picture for a larger version.

2014/07/29Local Interest

Sun Shines on Swan Valley Parade

ValleyBiz Story | Although rain pounded the Valley this weekend, the weather was just right for the Northwest Roundup Chamber of Commerce Parade on the morning of Friday July 25, 2014. With a variety of entries and lots of candy, the parade is great family fun. Click any picture for a larger version. The humorous [...]

2014/07/27Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – July 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 July A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Present by Electronic Communications: Councillor S. Windsor joined the meeting by phone at 8:50 pm Delegations: G. [...]

2014/07/27Local Interest

Female Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Highway 10

RCMP Media Release | On July 26, 2014, just after midnight, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a serious collision involving a car and a pedestrian at the intersection of Highway 10 and Provincial Road 150 West, near Minitonas, Manitoba. Initial investigation shows a female pedestrian was on Highway 10 attempting to flag [...]

2014/07/26Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – July 9, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 9th day of July, 2014 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve, M. McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Rinsdorf, Eisner & Klekta Assistant CAO: Kasey Chartrand Delegations: 9:00 am D. Chartrand – RM Public Works 10:00 am [...]

2014/07/26Local Interest

Stepping Out for a Walk in the Garden

ValleyBiz Story | On Monday, July 21, 2013 the Swan River Ladies Golf Club hosted their annual Garden Walk. Each year the walk provides an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the beauty, character and tranquility of some Swan Valley’s lovely private gardens. Above picture by Autumn Klekta. Click any picture for a larger version. The [...]

2014/07/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 22, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 22, 2014 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures over the past week help improve crop conditions throughout the Northwest Region. However, crops are rated from very poor to excellent depending on location. Rainfall amounts over last week were negligible. The excessive moisture conditions [...]

2014/07/23Local Interest

Old Fashioned Fun at Renwer – Fisher’s Siding Picnic

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway The Renwer – Fisher’s Siding Annual old fashion picnic and potluck supper took place on Sunday July 20th, 2014 in Renwer at the old Fisher’s Siding School. Click any picture for a larger version. The small committee sponsored a special celebration back in 2002 and have held the annual picnic on [...]

2014/07/22Local Interest

Many Treasures at Benito Library Sale

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko Hundreds of people attended a very large Garage Sale and Barbeque on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Benito Branch of the North-West Regional Library. Click any picture for a larger version. The public donated to the Garage Sale a huge amount of items that were new and gently used. Lots [...]

2014/07/21Local Interest

SVAPL Charity Golf Tournament – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Michelle Walker Swan Valley Animal Protection League Charity Golf Tournament Prize worth $15,000 for a Hole In One Sponsored by Cook & Cooke Financial CANCELLED due to lack of registrations. Sunday, August 10, 2014 Opening Round 11:00 am Supper at approx. 4:30pm Entry fee $60 per person Includes green fees and Roast Beef [...]

2014/07/20Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – July 8, 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, July 8th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster Don Machan Alex Haluschak Terry Neely Brian Burick Absent: Earl Hrappstead Delegation [...]

2014/07/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 14, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 14, 2014 | Northwest Region Warmer temperatures through the week and windy conditions over the weekend have helped dry fields. However, intermittent thunderstorms in the Parkland area resulted in limited drying progress. Crops that were sitting in water for prolonged periods, and [...]

2014/07/19Local Interest

Structure Fire in RM of Swan River

Swan River Fire Department Media Release | On July 18, 2014 at 11:37 am, Swan River Fire, RCMP and EMS were called to a structure fire in the RM of Swan River. On arrival a large pole shed containing bales and some equipment was on fire. Swan River Fire Department deployed attack lines and with [...]

2014/07/18Local Interest

RCMP Seize Drugs & Guns in Camperville

RCMP Media Release | On July 16, 2014, at approximately 5:00 am, Winnipegosis RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant at a residence in Camperville, Manitoba. Police seized a significant amount of marihuana, as well as a large sum of cash and six firearms. An adult male and an adult female were [...]

2014/07/18Local Interest

Benito Fire Department Rapid Response Unit

Submitted by: Village of Benito The late Ken Schenk, former Fire Chief of the Benito Fire Department, had a dream. He envisioned that someday the Benito Fire Department would have a Rapid Response unit in the fleet. Click picture for a larger version. Donations and fundraising events have been ongoing for the last four years. [...]

2014/07/17Local Interest

Renwer Fisher’s Siding Annual Picnic – July 20, 2014

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | The Renwer Fisher’s Siding annual old fashion picnic and potluck supper will take place Sun. July 20, 2014 Starting at 3:00 pm Potluck Supper 6:00 pm There will be games for all ages, silent auction prizes, lots of visiting and a potluck supper followed by entertainment, so bring along your [...]

2014/07/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fatal Collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 16, 2014, at approximately 8:30 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Provincial Road 483, 12 kilometres west of Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Manitoba (Shoal River). It appears the minivan rolled and landed upright in the Bell River. A 24-year-old female driver and lone occupant of the [...]

2014/07/16Local Interest

Stock Car Race and 4 Cylinder Mini Crash Derby

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held a stock car points race and 4 cylinder mini crash derby on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Swan Valley Speedway. Families, friends and fans gathered for an exciting day of racing, demo and tasty concession treats. Click any picture for a larger version. Two [...]

2014/07/16Local Interest

Farmers’ Market Open for the 2014 Season

Submitted by: Amy Hofford The Swan Valley Farmers’ Market held the first sale of the season on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Tables were filled with tasty treats, home made jams and jellies, pork, fresh garden produce and much more! Click any picture for a larger version. Music was enjoyed by customers as they shopped the [...]

2014/07/15Local Interest

Simm and de Laforest Entertain Appreciative Audience

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist Nova Scotia’s Greg Simm and Saskatoon’s Kim de Laforest brought a very varied “ east meets west” concert to Swan River on the evening of Wednesday July 9, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. A near capacity crowd at the former Wildflower enjoyed a musical evening running the gamut [...]

2014/07/14Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – July 8, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday July 8, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Absent: Deputy Mayor Scouten Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 [...]

2014/07/13Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – June 18, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of June A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: A. Howard & B. MacCumber re: Age Friendly Committee G. Thiessen re: Town Public Works [...]

2014/07/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – June 2014

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report June 2014 Below are the Town of Swan River Detailed Statistics for the month of June, 2014. Assaults 10 B&E Business 1 B&E Res & Oth 6 Theft Motor Vehicle 3 Theft Over $5000 0 Theft Under $5000 18 Shoplifting 10 Mischief 27 Have Stolen Goods 3 Frauds 1 Drugs [...]

2014/07/11Local Interest

Benito Library Garage Sale & BBQ – July 19, 2014

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko Huge Garage Sale Benito Library Sat. July 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Collectibles, Antiques, designer purses, tools, dishes, over 300 vinyl records, small appliances, furniture and much more. Fundraiser BBQ Proceeds will be going towards Children’s programming and equipment.

2014/07/11Local Interest

Co-op Pump Gas Fundraiser for Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region Athletes were the happy recipients of the proceeds from the Pump Gas Fundraiser held at the Swan Valley Co-op Gas Bar on June 18, 2014. Click picture for a larger version. General Manager of the Swan Valley CO-OP, Don Declerq presented the donation of $442.96 [...]

2014/07/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 7, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 7, 2014 | Northwest Region High temperatures and windy conditions throughout the week aided in drying of crop land throughout the Northwest Region. Rainfall over the weekend varied with scattered showers in the Roblin and Dauphin areas. The Swan Valley and The [...]

2014/07/09Local Interest

Going for Gold this Week in Vancouver

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk Angie Ferland has been counting down the days to the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver and on Sunday, July 6th she will begin her making her way to the West Coast for the Games from the 8th to the 12th. Pictured above: Angie Ferland (right), Team Manitoba 5-Pin Bowling [...]

2014/07/08Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Drowning

Swan River RCMP Report | On July 5, 2014, at about 1:30 pm, Swan River RCMP and Prairie Mountain EMS responded to a report of an accidental drowning at the Steep Rock River swimming area, near Shoal River I.R. / Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. A 32 year old male from Shoal River I. R. / Sapotaweyak [...]

2014/07/08Local Interest

Vallebiz.ca – Growing to Serve You Better

ValleyBiz is excited to announce the addition of more local content on our website. The two new features, a picture rich tourism website and local directory, showcase many things to do and places to go around the Valley. We encourage you to rediscover what is great about our community by exploring the tourism site and [...]

2014/07/07Local Interest

When East Meets West Concert – July 9, 2014

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist Concert featuring Greg Simm & Kim de Laforest Wed. July 9, 2014 7:00 pm 121 – 4th Avenue South (formerly “Wildflower”) Tickets * Adults $20 * Kids 7-16 $10 * 6 & Under FREE Join us for Fiddle Tunes from across Canada and vocals from “Bob Dylan” to “The Mamas and [...]

2014/07/06Local Interest

Spectacular Fireworks Light up Swan River Sky

ValleyBiz.ca Story | The Grandstand at the Swan River Ag Grounds was bursting with excitement in Celebration of Canada Day. The fireworks got underway just after 11:00 pm delivering a unique and colorful display. Click any picture for a lager version.

2014/07/06Local Interest

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

2014/07/06Local Interest

Great Performance by Link Union

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst | On June 26, 2014 Link Union held a bluegrass concert at Temple Baptist Church in Swan River. There were 170 people (including kids, youth and adults) at the concert. The family is so talented and they put on a great performance. Everyone enjoyed the music, and hopefully we’ll have [...]

2014/07/05Local Interest

Settlement Services Hosts Pension Presentation

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath On June 26, 2014h June Lyn Bobbick of Service Canada gave a presentation to some of the Valleys Newcomers on the services provided by Service Canada and the CPP and OAS. The presentation was organised by Settlement and Immigrant Services.

2014/07/05Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 26, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River held a Special Meeting of Council on Thursday, June 26th, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors, Friesen, Bobick, and Sakal present. Councillors Delaurier, Whyte and Jacobson were absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the June 26th, [...]

2014/07/05Local Interest

Benito Women’s Auxiliary Bridal Show

Submitted by: Cherlye and Jaci Zbirun On the afternoon of Sunday, June 29, 2014 the Benito Women’s Auxiliary hosted a Bridal Show at the Benito School. Gowns featured were from present day and dating back to 1906. Click any picture for a larger view. People of all ages came out to watch. The gowns were [...]

2014/07/04Local Interest

After The Parade Rodeo Luncheon – July 25, 2014

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater Rodeo Luncheon Sponsored by: St. Andrews United Church Friday, July 25, 2014 After the Parade 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Hall $8 Over 12 $5 12yr & Under Free 5yr & Under Hamburger & Bun, Potato Salad, Beans, Cold Drinks/Water, Coffee, Dessert Treat

2014/07/04Local Interest

15 Swan Valley Residents Become Canadian Citizens

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | On Canada Day, 15 Swan Valley residents joined 115 New Canadians from 26 different countries to be sworn in as new Citizens. The ceremony was held at Clear Lake in the Riding Mountain National park. Click the picture for a larger version. From left to right, Katharina Brown, Friederike Nuefeld, [...]

2014/07/04Local Interest

Canada Day Beautiful in Benito

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The skies opened and the sun was out for a beautiful Canada Day Celebration. The Benito Rec Centre hosted a terrific day full of fun events for all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. Starting the day was a pancake breakfast hosted by the Benito Volunteer Fire Dept. [...]

2014/07/03Local Interest

Swan River Celebrates Canada Day

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | In Swan River, Canada Day was celebrated in the Legion Park. We had great day, beautiful sunshine and lots of people. Click any picture for a larger version. There was live entertainment, rides in the Lions train, kids bouncers, ice cream and more. Everyone seemed so happy to get outside [...]

2014/07/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 30, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 30, 2014 | Northwest Region Rainfall amounts over the weekend in the Northwest Region ranged from 25 to over 125 mm. All areas in the Northwest Region, including areas around Ste. Rose, Roblin, Dauphin, Swan River and The Pas, are reporting saturated [...]

2014/07/02Local Interest

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day from ValleyBiz! Wishing you sunny skies for Canada’s Birthday. Enjoy the day celebrating with pancake breakfasts, barbecues, picnics, great music and quality time with friends and family.

2014/07/01Local Interest