Monthly Archives: July 2015

New Clinic Attracts 8 New Physicians to Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre took place in Swan River on July 30, 2015. During the event, it was announced that an additional 5 new physicians will be joining the clinic. Pictured above are Harry Showdra, Vice-Chair of Prairie Mountain Health Board, Penny Gilson, [...]

2015/07/30Local Interest

Bridge Railing Damaged on Hwy #10 Near Museum

RCMP Media Release | On July 29, 2015, just a little after 1:00 am, the Swan River RCMP received a complaint of a traffic hazard / obvious damage to the bridge on Highway # 10 North by the Swan Valley Historical Museum, in Swan River, Mb. It appears that a vehicle had hit the east [...]

2015/07/30Local Interest

Library Hosts Photographic Post Processing Workshop

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles | On July 15th and 16th, 2015 the North West Regional Library hosted a Photographic Post Processing Workshop. What to do with your photo once it is on your computer. Click any picture for a larger view. The workshops were full and everyone benefited from the instructions by René R. Coultier. [...]

2015/07/30Local Interest

Kicking Up Excitement at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | Riders rode, ropers roped, drivers drove, dust flew and the fans roared! It was time to get your yeehaw on for four days of grandstand action at the 2015 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Click any picture for a larger version. The pictures below capture some of the grandstand action.

2015/07/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 14, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on this 14th day of July, 2015 at 7:10 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten, Terry Neely [...]

2015/07/28Local Interest

Kids Get Wild & Woolly at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup is something kids look forward to each year and this year there was even more ways for them to be involved. Two new events had kids running wild and woolly. Click any picture for a larger version. The Wild Pony Race is junior version of the Wild Horse Race. [...]

2015/07/28Local Interest

Swan River Gardens Explored During Garden Walk

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Over 200 people enjoyed viewing the 7 beautiful gardens in Swan River on July 20 during the annual Garden Walk held by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club. Also included in the walk was the Swan River Arberatum. Click any picture for a larger version. This year the self guided [...]

2015/07/27Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Parade Showcases the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | It was a beautiful sunny morning for the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade on Friday, July 24, 2015. Crowds of people gathered, enjoying the many entries and the excitement of children scrambling for candy. Click any picture for a larger version. The parade theme this year was “Showcasing the Valley” with [...]

2015/07/26Local Interest

Smiling Faces at St. Andrews United Church Luncheon

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | The St. Andrews United Church rodeo luncheon was the perfect place to get a great lunch, cool off and mingle with everyone after a fantastic parade!

2015/07/25Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 7, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of July, 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 C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:30 pm – [...]

2015/07/25Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Kicks Off with McKay Night BBQ

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup kicked off with the annual McKay BBQ at the Centennial Arena on Thursday, July 23, 2015 For just a toonie, the BBQ featured a burger, softdrink, ice cream and coffee. Click any picture for a larger version. With all proceeds going to local charities, live entertainment, friendly faces and [...]

2015/07/24Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Warn of Telephone Scam

Swan River RCMP Report | The Swan River RCMP is receiving numerous phone calls from the public relating directly to the below noted scam. Unfortunately, many of our callers believe the scam to be true. It is not. It is a scam and a fraud. The report had first gone out via the National RCMP [...]

2015/07/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 20, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 20, 2015 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather over the past week caused localized thunderstorms throughout the entire Northwest Region. Although variable, this resulted in rainfall amounts of 50 to 76 mm in localized parts of the Swan Valley, up to 102 mm [...]

2015/07/23Local Interest

Shared Services Agreement Signed

ValleyBiz Story | On Monday, July 13, 2015 a Shared Services Agreement and Municipal Fire Protection Agreement were signed between the Town of Swan River and the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman. Click picture for a larger version. The agreement was signed by Reeve Clint Eisner (left) on behalf of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman and Mayor Glen [...]

2015/07/22Local Interest

SVAPL Annual Banquet Fundraiser – September 26, 2015

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Annual Banquet and Fundraiser Sat. September 26, 2015 Cocktails at 5 pm Dinner at 6 pm Auctions, 50/50 draw, entertainment. Tickets $25 each, available from SVAPL members We will be pre-selling tickets, so watch for us at Extra Foods and Swan Valley Coop in the [...]

2015/07/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 7, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councilor’s, Whyte, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen, Delaurier present. Mayor McKenzie was absent. Public Hearing: Variation Order No. 3/2015 To allow the construction of a 24ft x 8ft deck [...]

2015/07/19Local Interest

Barrows Gospel Jamboree – September 4, 5, 6, 2015

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Barrows 2nd Annual Gospel Jamboree September 4,5,6, 2015 Fri.    7pm – 9pm Sat. 10am – 9pm Sun. 10am – 6pm Kene and Milly Jackson Dean Powder Ivan Chartrand Josephine Laquette Also Various Local Singers Concession Booths on site for the whole weekend. Free RV Parking (no hook-ups) Rooms available in [...]

2015/07/18Local Interest

Swan River RCMP & MPI Theft Prevention Initiative

Swan River RCMP Release | The Swan River RCMP along with the assistance of MPI over the summer months will be checking vehicles at night time to see if the doors are locked. This initiative is being done to help combat vehicle related thefts (I.E. theft of personal belongings left in vehicles and stolen vehicles). [...]

2015/07/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Rec Day Camps: July 20- August 14, 2015

Submitted by: Samantha Burnett | Swan Valley Rec Day Camps To Register, contact the Rec Office at: 204-734-3847 or stop by the Rec Office Day Camp For Kids Born 2003 – 2009 Kenville $30 per child for the week July 20 – July 23 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Kenville Hall Bowsman $35 per child [...]

2015/07/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 13, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 13, 2015 | Northwest Region Scattered showers throughout most of the Northwest Region midweek and again over the weekend resulted in rainfall amounts ranging from 12 to 64 mm in the Roblin and Swan River areas. The rain was very welcome and [...]

2015/07/16Local Interest

Summer Playground Program: July 6 – August 14, 2015

Submitted by: Samantha Burnett | Swan Valley District Rec 2015 Summer Playground Program July 6 – August 14, 2015 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Centennial Arena, Swan River Kids born 2003 – 2009 To register contact the Rec Office at 204-734-3847 or stop by the Rec Office $95 for Summer $18 for One Week   $5 [...]

2015/07/15Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Thefts From Thunderhill Ski Club

Swan River RCMP Report | Police received a report of a Break, Enter & Theft from a maintenance shop at Thunder Hill on June 18, 2015. Reported that sometime over the previous 3 days, an older blue, Miller A/C Welder was stolen. “Thunder Hill” was painted on the Welder. Police received a 2nd report of [...]

2015/07/15Local Interest

MP Sopuck and CN Rail Meet with Local Representatives

Media Release | On July 13, 2015, Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, hosted a meeting in Swan River with Mr. Sean Finn, CN Rail Line’s Executive Vice-President of Corporate Services & Chief Legal Officer, and community representatives from the Swan Valley area. Click picture for a larger version. Representation was from a [...]

2015/07/15Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 9, 2015

Special Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street, West Swan River, Manitoba this 9th day of July, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to discuss; Public Works Foreman Position Public Works Equipment Operations and Related Issues Miscellaneous Municipal [...]

2015/07/14Local Interest

After The Parade Rodeo Luncheon – July 24, 2015

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | Rodeo Luncheon Sponsored by: St. Andrews United Church Friday, July 24, 2015 After the Parade 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Hall $9 per person, $5 – 12yr and under 5yr and under Free Hamburger & Bun, Potato Salad, Pork’N Beans, Cold Drinks/Water, Coffee, Dessert Treat

2015/07/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 29, 2015

Special Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street, West Swan River, Manitoba this 29th day of June, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to; Interview a Spare Operator Landfill Site Costs / Management Flood Site #65 – 2014 [...]

2015/07/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Two Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 11, 2015, at approximately 5 pm, Swan River RCMP received a 911 call of a two vehicle collision on Hwy # 10, about 8 km east of Swan River. Police, Prairie Mountain EMS, and Minitonas Fire Dept attended the scene. The initial investigation revealed that a 2014 Dodge Journey, [...]

2015/07/13Local Interest

Henry Barkowski Retires after 45 Years with SVSD

Submitted by: Jacquie Mydynski-Arp | On Fridy, June 19, 2015 a retirement luncheon was held in the SVRSS Cafeteria to honour the Retirement of Henry Barkowski who retired after 45 years of service to the Swan Valley School Division. Pictures by: Rob McDonald Photography Click any picture for a larger version Over the noon hour [...]

2015/07/12Local Interest

Swan River Garden Walk – July 20, 2015

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a walk in some pretty gardens in Swan River. July 20, 2015 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tickets $5 Self-Directed Tour Rain Date: July 22, 2015 Tickets and Maps Available at: Whites Drug Store 204-734-3151 Pizza Place 204-734-9374 Golf Course 204-734-3935 Anita Stewart 204-734-7653 [...]

2015/07/11Local Interest

Gals Golf Vegas Night – July 28, 2015

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Gals Golf EVENT NIGHT The Gambler Vegas Night July 28, 2015 Shot gun start at 6:30pm Socialize after with prizes draws and “build your own burger” meal $15 green fees for non-members $10 for event/prizes A great FUN night and everyone is welcome!

2015/07/10Local Interest

Swan River Celebrates Canada Day

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | The Legion Park was once again the venue for Canada Day celebrations in Swan River this year. Activities included rides in the Bowsman Lions train, face painting, live entertainment and free ice cream. Click any picture for a larger version. Members of the Swan River Fire Department were also on [...]

2015/07/09Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Food Bank Break-Ins

Swan River RCMP Report The Swan River RCMP are investigating two separate occurrences of locked shed at the local food bank being broken into. The break and enter incidents resulted in the theft of a lawn mower, weed eater and other items. Both incidents are currently under investigation.

2015/07/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 6, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 6, 2015 | Northwest Region Scattered showers throughout the Northwest Region resulted in rainfall amounts ranging from trace to 13 mm. The rain was very welcome but more is needed. Soil conditions remain dry through Swan River, Roblin and Dauphin areas with [...]

2015/07/08Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Hosts Pancake Breakfast

ValleyBiz Story | The newly amalgamated Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman continued the tradition of the Minitonas Canada Day Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast was cooked and served by Minitonas-Bowsman Council members. Click any picture for a larger version. From 8 am to 10 pm a steady stream of people stopped by for some good food and good company.

2015/07/07Local Interest

Digital Photo Workshop – July 15 & 16, 2015

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles | Swan River Library Workshop Photos – What to do with them once they are on your computer. July 15 and/or 16, 2015 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Instructor René Coultier – Rene is a retired professional photographer, he and Wendee travel the world taking photographs. For more information call the [...]

2015/07/07Local Interest

Many Reasons to Celebrate at Benito Canada Day

Submitted by: Benito Rec. Board | Canada Day in Benito offered day long entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. The community gathered together to celebrate Canada Day with many different events and activities. Click any picture for a larger version. This day started with a pancake breakfast put on by the Benito Volunteer [...]

2015/07/06Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 23, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on this 23rd day of June, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten Absent with [...]

2015/07/04Local Interest

Fireworks a Showy Canada Day Sendoff in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | At dusk on Canada Day, a single firework signaled the show was about to begin at the Ag Grounds in Swan River. The patriotic sound of O Canada drifted out from under the grandstand. Click any picture for a larger version. Then came the barrage of thundering booms, pops and crackles – [...]

2015/07/02Local Interest

CBFCS 2015-2015 Awards and Recognitions

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | Community Bible Fellowship Christian School exists to challenge students through a Christ-centred education to pursue a life of Godly character and academic excellence. We recognize traits of Godly character in all our students and one trait is highlighted about each student during our closing program. JK/K Class Payton Newbury – [...]

2015/07/01Local Interest