Monthly Archives: September 2014

200 Attend SVAPL Third Annual Banquet Fundraiser

Submitted by: Marnie Waddell | On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Swan Valley Animal Protection League (SVAPL) hosted its Third Annual Banquet and Fundraiser at the Swan Valley Museum to some 200 residents of the valley. Click any picture for a larger version. Guests were treated to a slide show of the SVAPL’s success stories [...]

2014/09/30Local Interest

Charges Laid in Child Pornography Case

RCMP Media Release | On September 29, 2014, Swan River RCMP and the RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit charged David Adams, 27, of Swan River, Manitoba with Luring Minors Over Internet for Sexual Purposes, Personation With Intent to Cause Disadvantage and Possession of Child Pornography. Adams will be appearing in Swan River Provincial Court [...]

2014/09/29Local Interest

Another Win for Swan Valley Tigers Football Team

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | On Friday, September 26th the hot stop in Manitoba was Swan River… and that’s where the football action was. Photos by: S. Lemperes | Click any picture for a larger version. While the fans enjoyed the beautiful evening and the weather, the boys were burning up the field, penetrating the [...]

2014/09/29Local Interest

Town of Minitonas – September 17, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of September, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: L. Emerson re: Drainage G. Foster re: Unsightly Property G. Thiessen re: Town Public [...]

2014/09/28Local Interest

Benito United Church Fall Supper – October 26, 2014

Submitted by: Karen Gade Benito United Church Fall Supper Benito Rec. Centre Sun. October 26, 2014 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Adults – $12 12 & under – $6 Pre-school- Free For take out and delivery in Benito call 539-2375 after 12 noon.

2014/09/28Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – September 10, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 10th day of September, 2014 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve, M. McIntosh Councillors: Eisner, Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: C. Gordon Delegations: 10:00 am D. Chartrand re: RM Public Works 10:30 am L. [...]

2014/09/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 2, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Friesen, Sakal, Jacobson, Bobick and Whyte present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the September 2nd, 2014 regular meeting of Council be received. Carried: 2. [...]

2014/09/27Local Interest

Formo Motors We Scare Hunger BBQ – October 8, 2014

Submitted by: Jackie Mayuk Would you like to help scare away hunger right here in the Swan Valley? Ford of Canada has partnered with Free The Children to help raise donations for local food banks, as well as raising awareness of hunger. Throughout the month of October, Formo Motors will be collecting donations of non-perishable [...]

2014/09/27Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – September 9, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 9, 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 [...]

2014/09/27Local Interest

Minitonas Fall Tea & Bake Sale – October 4, 2014

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea & Bake Sale Sat. October 4, 2014 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pie and coffee/tea, Baking, Surprise Baskets Everyone Welcome!

2014/09/26Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – September 28, 2014

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Cowan Fall Supper Cowan Community Centre Sun. September 28, 2014 Supper will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a large selection of buffet items to choose from. Adults – $12.00, Children 7-13 – $6.00, Preschoolers Free. Take-outs are available. Everyone Welcome. Come on out – we [...]

2014/09/25Local Interest

FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign Rolling in Swan River

Submitted by: Deb Zulyniak It was an exciting evening of food collection at the Swan Valley Stampeders home opener. Farm Credit Canada would like to thank all patrons who donated to our food collection. If you would like to still contribute to our Drive Away Hunger Campaign which runs until Oct 17, 2014. Food can [...]

2014/09/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Football Home Game – September 26, 2014

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Swan Valley Football Home Game Swan Valley Tigers vs Virden Golden Bears Fri. September 26, 2014 4:30 pm Kick Off SVRSS Football Field Come Cheer on the Hometown Tigers! Concession Stand 50/50 draw.

2014/09/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 22, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 22, 2014 | Northwest Region Scattered showers were intermittent throughout the Northwest Region, limiting the amount of harvest progress made. The amount of moisture varied across crop districts. Wet field conditions are most troublesome in the Dauphin area where some fields are [...]

2014/09/23Local Interest

Arson Charges Laid in Dauphin Hotel Fire

RCMP Media Release | Dauphin RCMP have laid a charge of Arson on 30-year-old Terrence GUIBOCHE of Dauphin and Swan River in connection with the fire that destroyed the Towers Hotel located on Main Street, in Dauphin, Manitoba. When crews arrived on September 18, 2014, the fire was found to be well-involved. The building was [...]

2014/09/22Local Interest

FCC & Stampeders Food Drive – September 23, 2014

Submitted by: Deb Zulyniak Farm Credit Canada FCC and the Swan Valley Stampeders are teaming up! Please bring a nonperishable food item to the Stampeders Home Opener on September 23rd all items will be donated to your local food bank. Gearing up and getting ready for Drive Away Hunger tours On May 5, 2014 FCC [...]

2014/09/21Local Interest

Stampeders Home Opener BBQ – September 23, 2014

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan Valley Stampeders Home Opener BBQ Lets Get the Party Started! Tues. September 23, 2014 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Swan Valley Co-op Parking Lot Burger, Chips & Drink $5 Sponsored by:

2014/09/20Local Interest

2014 Final Team Penning Jackpot

Submitted by: Carmilla Hrabarchuk Sunday, September 14, 2014 was the annual Fall Team penning hosted by the Blue Sky Team Penners south of Benito. It was a chilly day, free of bugs, perfect for team penning. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 41 adult teams in total and 5 youth teams. A [...]

2014/09/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 15, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 15, 2014 | Northwest Region Weather over the past week brought wind, rain, frost and harvest weather to parts of the region. The amounts varied across crop districts. The highest recorded rainfall was in the southern part of the region including Ethelbert, [...]

2014/09/18Local Interest

Many Reasons to Participate in Terry Fox Run

ValleyBiz Story | The Annual Terry Fox run took place on Sunday, September 24, 2014. Locally there were over 70 participants who walked, ran, skated and biked to raise just over $7,200 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone participated for a different reason. Some to help find a [...]

2014/09/17Local Interest

STAGe FRiGHT THRILLusion Show – October 4, 2014

Submitted by: Patti Hack STAGE FRiGHT The THRILLusion show! Spine-tingling acts of illusion guaranteed to give you…. Goosebumps! Saturday October 4th Benito Recreation Centre at 4:00 p.m. Mark your calendar and get your tickets today for a 90 minute family MAGIC SHOW!! Contact: Benito School: 204-539-2466 or Patti Hack 204-539-2233 Advance Tickets: 12 & under— [...]

2014/09/16Local Interest

Alzheimer Disease Caregiver Workshop Held in Swan River

Submitted by: Laurie Church The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba hosted a 1 day workshop on “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias” on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The workshop was attended by 27 participants and included 18 family caregivers and 9 formal caregivers from the Association for Community Living. Topics of discussion covered : • [...]

2014/09/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners: Ready to Go! – Oct 8 & 15, 2014

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist The Swan Valley Hoedowners are Ready to Go for another season of square dancing. The first two dances are free for new dancers. October 8, 2014 October 15, 2014 So come on out and try it out for yourself! Do you qualify to join the Swan Valley Hoedowners square dance club? [...]

2014/09/15Local Interest

Crowds Cheer Tigers to Home Game Victory

Submitted by: Leigh Ostachuk The wind was a bit brisk on Thursday as the Tigers took the field against the visiting Dauphin Clippers. The excitement from the home-opener was still felt as the crowds poured in to cheer on the home team. Photos by: S. Lemperes | Click any picture for a larger version. The [...]

2014/09/15Local Interest

Fine Arts Festival Urgent Meeting – September 30, 2014

Submitted by: Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association URGENT NEED For VOLUNTEERS If you are willing to assume an active role in leadership/executive to prevent an end to the festivals … PLEASE ATTEND A MEETING AT FABRICULOUS Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:00 pm Contact April Maxwell 204-734-4417

2014/09/15Local Interest

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

2014/09/14Local Interest

Depression Recovery Info Meeting – September 22, 2014

Submitted by: Donna Leming | A highly successful Depression Recovery Seminar will be held in Swan River starting at the end of September. This is an international program that has been held in many parts of Canada and the United States for more than 6 years. Information Meetings – Monday September 22, 2014 Swan River [...]

2014/09/13Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – September 3, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of September A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: PW Foreman, G. Thiessen Citizen Group – Spokesperson A. Howard 1. J. Caruk – D. [...]

2014/09/12Local Interest

RCMP Make Arrest in Child Pornography Case

Swan River RCMP Release | On September 9, 2014, just after 1:00 pm, a Swan River RCMP, RCMP Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit and RCMP Integrated Technological Crime Unit investigation resulted in the RCMP executing two search warrants at a residence and a business in Swan River, Manitoba. A 26-year-old man from Swan River was [...]

2014/09/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 8, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 8, 2014 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather over the week resulted in windy days and varying amounts of rainfall throughout the Northwest Region. Most parts of the region received over 25 mm with the highest rainfall amounts reported in the Dauphin district. [...]

2014/09/10Local Interest

Tent Town Garden Club Fruit Festival a Real Treat

Submitted by: Aleida Howard Folks who attended the Tent Town Garden Club Fruit Festival on Saturday, September 6, 2014 were in for a treat – or should I say many treats. The theme for the Festival this year was CHILDREN IN THE GARDEN. They are our future gardeners. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2014/09/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Football Home Game – September 11, 2014

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Swan Valley Football Home Game Swan Valley Tigers vs Dauphin Clippers Thurs. September 11, 2014 4:30 pm Kick Off SVRSS Football Field Show your support for the home town Tigers! Full Concession 50/50 draw.

2014/09/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Senior Tigers Dominate the Field

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Swan Valley Senior Tigers dominated the field with a 41-0 win against the visiting East Parkland Warriors! The Tigers young team demonstrated terrific plays as they crushed the apposing team on Friday, Sept. 5th, at Tiger Field! Click any picture for a larger version. # 26 Dylan Chernyk gained [...]

2014/09/08Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 26, 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 26th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead GLEN [...]

2014/09/07Local Interest

Annual Bowsman BullARama – October 4, 2014

Submitted by: Bowsman and District Lions Club | The 2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo will be held Sat. October 4, 2014. This year we will have an exciting new event in conjunction with Bull-A-Rama, the hosting of the Saskatchewan Bucking Group’s Finals. 3:00 pm Cowboy Steak BBQ 7:00 pm Bull-A-Rama Event 9:00 pm All [...]

2014/09/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 2, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 2, 2014 | Northwest Region Rainfall amounts throughout the Northwest Region ranged from small amounts in many locations to over 38 mm in the Roblin area. Last Tuesday morning in some parts of the Swan Valley, early morning temperatures dipped to zero [...]

2014/09/05Local Interest

School Speed Zones in Effect 24-7

Swan River RCMP Release | Swan River RCMP would like to remind the motoring public that school is back in, and that all school zones within the town of Swan River have a 30 km speed limit which is in effect 24 hrs – 7 days a week. Speeds must be reduced all school zones [...]

2014/09/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Football Home Opener – September 5, 2014

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Swan Valley Football Home-Opener Against East Parkland Fri. September 5, 2014 4:00 pm SVRSS Football Field Show your support for the home town Tigers! Full Concession 50/50 draw.

2014/09/03Local Interest

Something Old is New at Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Many people stopped by to enjoy a sunny afternoon and a taste of yesteryear with fresh bread, ice cream from the general store and rides in the Model T. Click any picture for a larger version. This [...]

2014/09/02Local Interest

Moose Hunting Closures in Porcupine & Duck Mountains

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Effective immediately, moose hunting is closed to all hunters in the area north of Porcupine Mountain in the Red Deer Lake area of Game Hunting Area (GHA) 12. A ban continues to be in place for all licensed hunting in this area, which was put in place last year. [...]

2014/09/01Local Interest