Monthly Archives: June 2015

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 29, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 29, 2015 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather over the past week in the Northwest Region caused localized thunderstorms throughout the area. Rainfall amounts vary from zero to nearly 25 mm in localized parts of the Swan Valley, no precipitation in the Roblin [...]

2015/06/30Local Interest

Community Foundation Cultural Gala – October 30, 2015

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Community Foundation of Swan Valley Cultural Gala Fri. October 30, 2015 5:00 – 10:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River, MB $100 per person (a portion of the ticket price will be receipted as a charitable donation to Community Foundation of Swan Valley) Catered by – Julie Nahnybida Showcasing local [...]

2015/06/28Local Interest

Pine River Summer Start Sale (Town Wide Yard Sales) 2015

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | The Pine River LUD Committee held their second Annual Summer Start Sale on Saturday June 20th, 2015 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and some families continued until the evening. Click any picture for a larger version. The town was busy with the hustle and bustle of everyone looking for that [...]

2015/06/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 22, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 22, 2015 | Northwest Region Scattered showers and thunderstorms once again moved through the Northwest Region over the weekend. Rainfall amounts were variable, with only trace amounts in Swan River, 13 mm in the Roblin area and 25 mm in The Pas. [...]

2015/06/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Projects Receive Hometown Grants

Many communities across the province will be sprucing up main street areas and other public places with support from the Hometown Manitoba grant program, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced on July 22, 2015. “We’re investing in 101 projects to beautify and restore main street areas and public places, such as parks, [...]

2015/06/24Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision

RCMP Media Release | On 2015-06-21 at approximately 6 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP were called to a collision on Main Street at the intersection of Richard Avenue in Camperville, involving two vehicles. When police arrived on scene they found that one of the vehicles involved had rolled, ejecting the passenger who was found unresponsive. The 58 [...]

2015/06/23Local Interest

Golf Club FunDraising Bonanza Over-the-Top Success

Submitted by: Mark Simpson | Friends of the Golf Club FunDraising Bonanza was an over-the-top massive success!! Thank you to the Bowsman Lions and all service clubs, volunteers, club members, golf course staff and management and all of the sponsors! Click any pictures for a larger version. June 20th, 2015 marked a milestone in the [...]

2015/06/23Local Interest

2 Charged in Swan Valley B&E and Thefts

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP Detachment responded to a number of Break and Enter calls, and Theft from Vehicle calls over the June 12, 2015 weekend. Two adult females were subsequently arrested in association with these multiple theft complaints. Sharon Paul (31) of the RM of Mountain has been charged with two counts [...]

2015/06/22Local Interest

Prairie Mountain Health Enhances Aboriginal Health Strategies

Prairie Mountain Health Media Release | Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) continues to work with stakeholders, health partners and organizational leaders to improve overall Aboriginal health along with developing a skilled and diverse workforce to assist with that goal. The Regional Aboriginal Health program, coordinated by Bonnie McKay— based out of the Minnedosa Health Centre—continues towards [...]

2015/06/21Local Interest

Swan River Canada Day Canada Day – July 1, 2015

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | Join us in Swan River for Canada Day Celebrations Picnic in the Park Legion Park 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Kite flying, free ice cream, kids bouncers, Lions train, entertainment stage “Service to Seniors” Green Gym Ribbon Cutting Legion Park 12:30 Toonie Swim, Games & Crafts Aquatic Center 5:00 pm [...]

2015/06/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 16, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Whyte, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen, Delaurier present. Deputy Mayor Jacobson was absent. Rezoning Hearing: To amend the Town of Swan River Zoning By-Law 9/2004 reclassifying Lot 52, Plan [...]

2015/06/21Local Interest

Benito Rec Centre Canada Day – July 1, 2015

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Join us July 1, 2015 For Canada Day in Benito A full day of fun and festivities. ACTIVITIES 8 Team Slowpitch Tournament 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Slow Pitch Entries: Rick: 204-539-2811 Scott: 204-539-2753 Rubie: 204-281-1484 Kids Activities Rec Centre Grounds 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Dinosaur Dig (8 and [...]

2015/06/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 9, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on this 9th day of June, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Verne Scouten, Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten [...]

2015/06/20Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 2, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of June, 2015 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley arrived @ 7:10 p.m. C.A.O. – K. Chartrand [...]

2015/06/20Local Interest

Manitoba Government Invests in Swan Valley Roads

Province of Manitoba Media Release | More Than $1.1 Million for Road Infrastructure Will Keep Communities Connected, Improve Transportation Safety, Create Good Jobs: Minister Caldwell OCHRE RIVER-Road improvements this year will benefit the Parkland region residents, tourist destinations, commuter and commercial traffic as the Manitoba government invests more than $1.1 million in partnership with municipalities [...]

2015/06/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Attempted Murder Case

RCMP Media Release | On June 12, 2015, at approximately 6:45 pm, Swan River RCMP received a 911 call of a possible shooting at a residence on Heyes Street in Swan River. Officers from the Swan River RCMP attended the residence and located an 18-year-old Swan River male, who had injuries consistent with a gunshot [...]

2015/06/19Local Interest

Agricultural Risk Management Task Force Consultations

Manitoba farmers and other agricultural stakeholders are invited to provide their input about agricultural risk management programs at a series of upcoming public consultations or through an online questionnaire, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced June 18, 2015. “The task force appointed earlier this year is making good progress and we now [...]

2015/06/19Local Interest

Folk Fest a Feast for the Senses

ValleyBiz Story | Approximately 2,000 people attended the Swan Valley Folk Fest on June 12 & 13, 2015 at the Swan River Curling Rink. The curling rink was filled with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of 13 different countries and cultures. Click any picture for a larger version. The entertainment lineup featured a variety [...]

2015/06/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 15, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 15, 2015 | Northwest Region Scattered showers and thunderstorms once again moved through the Northwest Region in the latter part of the week and over the weekend. Minimal rainfall was reported in the Roblin and Swan Valley region with some hail reported [...]

2015/06/17Local Interest

Community Supports Local Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness Week June 8-13 was celebrated in the Swan Valley with a BBQ Hamburger Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. Star and Times photo by Stacy Grindle Click any picture for a larger version. The side walk in front of Home Hardware was bustling with activity as [...]

2015/06/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Relay for Life Fundraising Reaches $40,000

Submitted by: Charlene Rooks | The Swan Valley Relay For Life took place on June 12, 2015 – outside at the Swan River Fair Grounds. Due to the awesome fundraising efforts by Relay teams and sponsors, the total amount raised reached $40,000! Click any picture for a larger version. Overall, it was a very successful [...]

2015/06/16Local Interest

Ford Drive 4UR School Raises Money for CBF School

Submitted by: Tracy Burick | The third Ford Drive 4UR School event, to be held in the valley, was at Community Bible Fellowship Christian School this past Saturday, June 13, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. The school received $20 for every participant who came and test drove a Ford. The weather was [...]

2015/06/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Communities That Care New Logo

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | The Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Board have developed a logo to identify our youth initiative. The SVCTC Public Relations (PR) Sub-committee with assistance from SVRSS Visual Arts teacher George van der Walt and student Brett Betcher were instrumental in the design of this logo. SVCTC is working to [...]

2015/06/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 2, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councilor’s, Whyte, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen, present. McKenzie & Delaurier were absent. Delegation: Tax Impact Meeting Blaire Martin and Lorie Maidy explained the reassessment and how this will [...]

2015/06/14Local Interest

U of M Medical Students Visit Swan River

Prairie Mountain Health Media Release | First-year medical students enrolled in the University of Manitoba‟s (U of M) Faculty of Medicine visited Swan River during “Rural Week” (May 25-29, 2015). Rural Week 2015, coordinated by Manitoba’s Office of Rural and Northern Health (ORNH), the U of M and rural regional health authorities, will provide an [...]

2015/06/13Local Interest

Associaiton for Community Living Staff Recognized

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | Association for Community Living – Swan River hosted their 54th Annual General Meeting on June 9, 2015 at the Elk’s Hall in Swan River. Over 50 people were in attendance to enjoy a meal catered by Dianne Sims. Click any picture for a larger version. Greetings from the Town of [...]

2015/06/12Local Interest

Communities that Care Hosts Successful AGM

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) hosted their 3rd Annual General Meeting at the Elks Hall on June 8th, 2015. It was a very successful meeting with 54 in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. Honourable Melanie Wight, Minister of Children & Youth Opportunities, was the guest speaker [...]

2015/06/12Local Interest

Federal Liberal Candidate Ray Piche

Submitted by: Kevin Kirkpatrick | Ray Piche, Federal Liberal candidate for the Dauphin Swan River Neepawa riding, speaking to a standing room only crowd at Y Not Johnny’s on June 6, 2015. Ray spoke on a variety of topics such as Bill C 51 and the Truth and Reconciliation Report. His positive and hopeful message [...]

2015/06/11Local Interest

Compassionate Friends 3rd Annual Balloon Release

Submitted by: Shasta Scott | The Compassionate Friends held their third annual balloon release on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Legion park. We had a beautiful afternoon and a nice turnout of people that came together to send off messages to our ones.

2015/06/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Inter-Agency Hosts Pancake Breakfast & AGM

Submitted by: Jen Patterson | On Thursday June 4th, 2015 the Swan Valley Inter-Agency hosted a Pancake Breakfast. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy breakfast and support the organization! Click any picture for a larger version. A special thank you to the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre and to all the volunteers! Following [...]

2015/06/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 8, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 8, 2015 | Northwest Region Thunderstorms moved through many parts of the Northwest Region over the weekend but did not result in rainfall of any significance. Many areas of the region would benefit from additional precipitation. Day time temperatures over the week [...]

2015/06/10Local Interest

Many Compliments on Spaghetti Supper

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church held a Spaghetti Supper on Friday, June 5, 2015 in the Minitonas Town Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone enjoyed the excellent homemade spaghetti sauce as there were many compliments and some requests for the recipe. The salads, garlic bread and dessert topped [...]

2015/06/10Local Interest

Henry Barkowski Retirement Luncheon – June 19, 2015

Submitted by: SVRSS | Retirement Luncheon for Principal Henry Barkowski Fri. June 19, 2015 11:30 am – 1:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School is hosting a Community Celebration Luncheon in honour of our principal Mr. Henry Barkowski who is retiring after 27 years as Principal! Please join us in recognizing his [...]

2015/06/09Local Interest

Durban Hall Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On June 06, 2015, Durban Community celebrated the 85th anniversary of their hall by having a banquet and dance. We had guests from near and far, many from Saskatchewan and as far away as BC. Click any picture for a larger version. The band from Winnipeg, The Ukrainian Old Timers, [...]

2015/06/09Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate School Break-Ins

Swan River RCMP Report | On June 6, 2015 at about 2:30 am Swan River RCMP responded to an alarm at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) . A broken window was found at one of the rear entrances, however no one located on scene. Investigation continues. Swan River RCMP are also investigating a [...]

2015/06/08Local Interest

Fantastic Volunteers at Sold Out Safe Grad Fundraiser

Submitted by: Marnie Waddell | Another fundraiser has come and gone and this one was the best yet. Beautiful weather, a fantastic group of volunteers and the support of our community made my day. Click any picture for a larger version. As chair of the fundraising committee, I was panicking right up until the last [...]

2015/06/08Local Interest

Youth Job Centre Jobs Orders & Applicants Await

Submitted by: Uriah Waldner | The Manitoba Youth Job Centre has now been opened for nearly three weeks! Whaaat! Registrations have already trickling in along with Job Orders already so don’t hesitate to join in (employers or youth!). Even if you’re 12-16 don’t think you’re too young. Our centre offers, as it does every year, [...]

2015/06/08Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 12, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on this 12th day of May, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten [...]

2015/06/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 19, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen, present. Whyte absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Amended Agenda for the May 19th, 2015 regular meeting of Council be received. Carried: [...]

2015/06/07Local Interest

RCMP Respond to Sapotaweyak Fire

RCMP Media Release | At about 3:20 am on June 4, Swan River RCMP responded to a structure fire at the bus garage, located on Shoal River I.R. (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation). A that time, a security guard noticed smoke and flames coming from the building. When officers arrived on scene, the bus depot was fully [...]

2015/06/05Local Interest

Pine River Town Wide Yard Sale – June 20, 2015

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Town Wide Yard Sale Sat. June 20, 2015 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Just hang balloons to show you are participating. Out of town guests set up at Pine River Community Centre yard.

2015/06/04Local Interest

Good Experience at Minitonas 4H Beef Show & Sale

Submitted by: Minitonas 4H Beef Club The May 30, 2015 Minitonas 4H Beef Show & Sale was a fun filled day. All members in attendance! “Thank You” to all who came to watch the show and to all the buyers for purchasing the steers. Click any picture for a larger view. Special “Thank You” to [...]

2015/06/03Local Interest

Special Olympics BBQ Fundraiser – June 10, 2015

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Fundraiser BBQ Supporting our Valley Special Olympic Athletes Wed. June 10, 2015 11 am — 2 pm In front of Swan River Home Hardware BBQ Hamburger and Canned Drink $5 Pre-order Delivery in Swan River Fax Pre-order form to 734-4342 Call 525-2417 (leave a message) Celebrating Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness [...]

2015/06/02Local Interest

RCMP Take Down Marihuana Grow Operation

RCMP Media Release | On May 21, 2015, at approximately 8:30 pm, Swan River and Winnipegosis RCMP executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant on a marihuana grow operation at a residence and property located in Rural Municipality of Mountain, just west of Cowan, Manitoba. Officers entered the property and dismantled the grow [...]

2015/06/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 1, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 1, 2015 | Northwest Region There were a few scattered showers throughout the Northwest Region mid-week, with some localized areas received up to 3 mm of rain. Day time temperatures were hot at the start of the week and cool over the [...]

2015/06/02Local Interest

Michif CFS Hosts Garage Sale, Bake Sale & Hot Dog Sale

Submitted: Melissa Bielik Michif Child and Family Services held a Community Garage Sale, Bake Sale, and Hot Dog / Hamburger Sale on Friday, May 29, 2015. All proceeds will be going to Children in Care Summer Camp. Click any picture for a larger version. We would like to thank the following businesses for their utmost [...]

2015/06/01Local Interest