Monthly Archives: August 2014

SVAPL Banquet Fundraiser – September 27, 2014

Mark your calendar and get your tickets early! Swan Valley Animal Protection League 3rd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser September 27, 2014 Swan Valley Museum Hall Cocktails at 5 pm Dinner at 6 pm Guest Speaker, 50/50 Draw, Raffle, Chinese Auction and more. Sold out for last two years in a row, don’t miss out! Tickets [...]

2014/08/31Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – August 20, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of August , 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Deputy Mayor, Caruk Councillors: Bartel & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Mayor, Barkowski – Called in at 8:50 pm to discuss By-Law [...]

2014/08/31Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 19, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Whyte, Friesen, Sakal, Bobick , Jacboson present. Councilor Delaurier absent. Conditional Use Hearing: The Conditional Use Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that [...]

2014/08/30Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fatal Collision

RCMP Media Release | On August 28, 2014, at about 11:45 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Provincial Road 230, approximately seven kilometres south of Birch River, Manitoba. A pickup truck with seven occupants rolled several times. A 65-year-old male from Duck Bay, Manitoba had been riding in the box of [...]

2014/08/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Historical Museum Celebrates Pioneer Life

ValleyBiz Story | History comes to life at the Swan Valley Historical Museum in Swan River. The museum has done a beautiful job of preserving a collection of items that portray early life in the Valley and to pay tribute to the early pioneers. Click any picture for a larger version. The Pioneer Village features [...]

2014/08/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 25, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 25, 2014 | Northwest Region A major weather system passed through the Northwest Region over the weekend resulting in significant amounts of rainfall and cooler temperatures. The heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds caused crop lodging in most parts of the region. [...]

2014/08/28Local Interest

Blast Off VBS a Purposeful Journey

Submitted by: Amanda Hart | We had a great three days at the Blast Off VBS at Temple Baptist Church the week of August 18, 2014. Traveling in small space crews with a crew leader, 25 children journeyed through space learning about God’s love. We explored how we can share God’s love with others through [...]

2014/08/27Local Interest

Aquatic Centre Turtle Race Benefits Special Olympics

Submitted by: Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre The Richardson Recreation & Wellness Centre / Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre Grand Opening went really well! Everyone seemed to have a great time. The staff & committees would like to extend a huge thank you to all that supported this event! The Turtle Race was [...]

2014/08/27Local Interest

Richardson Rec and Wellness Centre Grand Opening

On August 22, 2014 Premier Greg Selinger, along with Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister and Swan River MLA Ron Kostyshyn and Swan River Mayor Glen McKenzie, participated in the grand opening of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre in Swan River. Picture courtesy of ValleyBiz “The social and recreational opportunities this facility will bring [...]

2014/08/26Local Interest

Great Support for YWAM Medical Ship Fundraiser

Submitted by: Melanie Bird We had an excellent turnout and $1200 was raised toward the YWAM Medical ship in Australia. Everyone seemed to enjoy the smokies and burgers that Trevor Sevcenko and Melanie Bird made. Click any picture for a larger version. Michelle Peters, Kendra Thiessen, Rita Thiessen and Doris Reimer cheerfully served up the [...]

2014/08/26Local Interest

Fundraiser Fashion Show a Wonderful Night

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell We had some very wonderful ladies and and gentleman come out and support our 2nd annual Ladies Night, Fundraiser Fashion Show on Wednesday August 20. It was a wonderful night to showcase our fall/winter line from Jockey Person to Person, Silpada and Mary Kay. We had a lot of fun with [...]

2014/08/25Local Interest

Missing Person Located

RCMP Media Release | Update: Carl Champion was located August 22,2014 safe and sound. 41-year-old Carl CHAMPION of RM of Langford, MB had been last seen and in contact with his family the week of July 27th, 2014. The RCMP would like to thank the public and the Media for with this matter.

2014/08/24Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – August 12, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday August 12, 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 [...]

2014/08/24Local Interest

Heavy Duty Mechanics Shop Grand Opening

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Premier Greg Selinger was on hand at the opening of a new heavy-duty mechanic shop on August 22, 2014 at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS). The shop will be available to students this fall. “Today our province is building like never before and rural communities have a growing [...]

2014/08/23Local Interest

New Computed Radiography Equipment for Swan River

Government of Manitoba Media Release Health Minister Erin Selby has announced that the Manitoba government is investing $11.9 million in new diagnostic equipment to replace aging equipment nearing the end of its service life, . “Modernizing health equipment is a priority to ensure that health-care facilities continue to offer the best possible care to Manitoba’s [...]

2014/08/22Local Interest

Garden Club Annual Fruit Festival – September 6, 2014

Submitted by: Aleida Howard Tent Town Garden Club invites you to attend: Annual Fruit Festival Sat. September 6, 2014 Minitonas Town Hall 1:00 pm -3:30 pm $4 per person, includes pie & coffee/tea. Local vendors will be in attendance with homemade goodies, garden vegetables, fruit, jams & jellies. There will be a door prize, Jr [...]

2014/08/22Local Interest

Two Local Projects Receive Partner 4 Growth Funding

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn has announced that Manitoba’s expanded Partner 4 Growth grant program will provide approximately $260,000 to support 32 regional economic development initiatives. The following two Swan Valley projects have received funding from the Partner 4 Growth program this year. The RM of Mountain has received a grant for [...]

2014/08/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Road Upgrades Announced

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Premier Greg Selinger has announced that the Manitoba government is partnering with municipalities in the Parkland area to invest almost $800,000 in municipal roads, keeping communities linked and ensuring safe and smooth travel for local families, commercial vehicles and tourists. “This funding will help renew 49 kilometres of municipal [...]

2014/08/22Local Interest

Over 400 Kids Participate in Playground Program

Submitted by: Stephanie Burnett Well the summer has come and gone and all the programs have come to a close. Over the past six weeks the science themed of the Playground and Preschool programs was a success. Click any picture for a larger version. All the kids loved the science experiments and had lots of [...]

2014/08/21Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 18, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 22, 2014 | Northwest Region A few localized thunderstorms passed through the Northwest Region over the weekend resulting in less than 13 mm in most cases. Crop development continued to be favorable over the week as good growing conditions prevailed through most [...]

2014/08/20Local Interest

Skills Enhanced at Summer Basketball Camp

Submitted by: Ian Kitch | The Swan Valley Basketball Association (SVBA) hosted their 1st Annual Summer Basketball Camp the week of August 11, 2014 at Ecole Swan River South School (ESRSS). Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by Terra Pohl, Star and Times The objectives of the camp were to enhance participant’s basketball [...]

2014/08/19Local Interest

Medical Ship Fundraiser Lunch – August 21, 2014

Submitted by: Melanie Bird | YWAM MSA Medical Ship Fundraiser Lunch Thurs. August 21, 2014 11 AM – 2 PM Swan Valley Co-op Parking Lot Smokie $3.50 Hamburger $4.00 Ham & Cheese $4.00 Drink $1.00 YWAM MSA is a non profit Christian Humanitarian organization that reaches some of the most remote people of the world [...]

2014/08/18Local Interest

Wonderful Season at Wellman Lake Bible Camp

Submitted by: Jen Dahl | Well the 2014 camp season for Wellman Lake Bible Camp has drawn to a close. We had a wonderful season, with amazing weather, a great staff of enthusiastic directors and councilors and many wonderful volunteers. Click any picture for a larger version. New friendships were made and old ones renewed [...]

2014/08/18Local Interest

Ladies Night Fashion Show Fundraiser – August 20, 2014

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell | Ladies Night Fashion Show Fundraiser Wed. August 20, 2014 7 PM Bowsman Legion Hall Door prizes, silent auction, outfit raffle, cash bar, dainties and refreshments! Come support our girls strutting the stuff on the runway! Grab your girlfriends and leave the boys at home! Come have a fabulous evening of [...]

2014/08/17Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – August 6, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of August , 2014 A.D. at 7:15 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: D. Chartrand – Animal Control 1. J. Caruk – D. Bartel RESOLVED THAT [...]

2014/08/16Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 12, 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, August 12th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster (left the meeting at 9:40) Don Machan Alex Haluschak Terry Neely Earl [...]

2014/08/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 11, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 11, 2014 | Northwest Region Crop development was favorable in the Northwest Region as good growing conditions prevailed. Rainfall amounts varied significantly ranging from negligible in some parts to over 50 mm in others. Excessive moisture continues to be evident in low [...]

2014/08/13Local Interest

Pure Adrenaline and Fun at the Durban Demo

ValleyBiz Story | It was hard to miss the change in Durban this weekend on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Cars filled up the old schoolyard and lined nearby streets. The sound of cheering fans and grinding metal filled the air. Click any picture for a larger version. The annual demo derby offered lots of action, [...]

2014/08/12Local Interest

Vehicle Fire on Highway 10 North

Swan River Fire Department Media Release | On August 11, 2014 at approximately 6:30 am Swan River Fire, RCMP and EMS were paged to a vehicle on fire at the Junction of Highway 10 and 83. Upon arrival the rear of the tractor unit appeared to have been on fire around the area of the [...]

2014/08/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 5, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Friesen, Sakal, Bobick , Jacboson present. Councilor Whyte absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Minutes of the July 15th, 2014 regular meeting of Council be adopted [...]

2014/08/09Local Interest

Formo Motors Presents Cheque to Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk Special Olympic Manitoba Parkland Athletes, coach and executive were presented a BIG cheque for $5420 by Don Formo and staff for the successful Drive 4 UR Community fundraising event held May 31, 2014. Click picture for a larger version. A very big Thank you to Formo Motors Ltd. for supporting Special [...]

2014/08/08Local Interest

RCMP Request Assistance Locating Missing Person

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 41-year-old Carl CHAMPION of RM of Langford, MB. CHAMPION was last seen and in contact with his family the week of July 27th, 2014. He is a resident of Manitoba, but had recently been in Regina, Saskatchewan, for employment purposes. His [...]

2014/08/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 5, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 5, 2014 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures over last week continue to help crops improve throughout the Northwest Region. Soil moisture levels range throughout the region with dry conditions prevailing in the southern portion of the region and wetter conditions to the [...]

2014/08/07Local Interest

Participation at Shaker City Disc Golf Course Growing

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler The Shaker City Disc Golf Course in Benito has been in use just over a year now. Interest and participation in this sport has far exceeded expectations. As long as the weather is decent, there are people on the course day and night. Click any picture for a larger version. Bug [...]

2014/08/06Local Interest

Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop – September 13, 2014

Submitted by: Laurie Church | One Day Workshop: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Sat. September 13, 2014 9 :00 am – 3:30 pm Swan Valley Health Centre 2nd Floor Boardroom 1011 Main St E Swan River, MB Cost: $10/person Includes coffee and resources Topics of discussion: • Understanding dementia and day-to-day living • [...]

2014/08/05Local Interest

Primary Care Centre Construction to Begin this Fall

ValleyBiz Story | Premier Greg Selinger was in Swan River on August 1, 2014 to announce that construction and renovations will begin this fall on a new primary care centre to enhance and better co-ordinate health services for people living in the Swan River Valley region. “We are bringing health care closer to home for [...]

2014/08/05Local Interest

SVBA Summer Basketball Camp | August 11-15, 2014

Submitted by: Ian Kitch | The Swan Valley Basketball Association is excited to offer the SVBA Summer Basketball Camp for athletes around the Swan Valley. When: Mon. August 11th to Fri. August 15th, 2015 Who: Kids born in 2000/2001 (Coed) at 9am to 12pm. Kids born in 2002/2003 (Coed) at 1pm to 4pm. Where: Ecole [...]

2014/08/04Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – July 22, 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 22nd, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Alex Haluschak, Earl Hrappstead Absent: Brian Burick DON [...]

2014/08/03Local Interest

Blast Off VBS – August 19-21, 2014

Submitted by: Amanda Hart Blast Off VBS Tues. August 19, 2014 to Thurs. August 21, 2014 9 am to noon Temple Baptist Church The program is for children age 2-10. Please pre-register if possible! For more information or to register, contact Amanda at 204-734-5610 or 204-734-4200

2014/08/02Local Interest

St. Andrew`s United Church Rodeo Luncheon

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater This is the fifth year St. Andrew`s United Church has offered a venue for the many Rodeo Parade spectators to eat & socialize after the Parade. Another busy & successful Rodeo Lunch was held. St. Andrew`s United Church appreciates all those who helped and attended our annual event. A lot of [...]

2014/08/01Local Interest