Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wellness Centre Receives Additional $500,000 in Funding

Manitoba Government Media Release | The Manitoba government is investing an additional $500,000 to facilitate completion of Swan River’s Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre, Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell announced. Minister Ron Kostyshyn (right) announced the funding with Mayor Glen McKenzie (left) during an event at the Town of Swan River Office on August 28, [...]

2015/08/31Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 18, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, at 7:30 pm. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s Whyte, Delaurier, Jacobson, Moriaux, Friesen present. Councilor Sakal was absent. Delegation: Report from R.C.M.P. Sargent Steven Hensen: – The Town’s new Staff Sargent still has to sell [...]

2015/08/29Local Interest

Over $3,000 Raised for Baby Sophia

Submitted by: Rebecca Popoff | Baby Sophia’s Benefit BBQ hosted by Dufresne Furniture and Formo Motors on Wednesday August 26, 2015 was a huge success! Click any picture for a larger version. People could be seen flooding through the doors at Formo Motors eager to support the heart tugging cause, enjoy a hamburger for lunch [...]

2015/08/28Local Interest

Damp Weather, Bright Spirits at Cowan Trial Celebration

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik and Lee & Rita Cryderman | Rain, Rain go away! Even though the forecast for rain may have eventually damped the ground, it did not dampen the spirits of loyal and new participants. Pictures by: Rita Cryderman, Roseanne Coma and ValleyBiz Click any picture for a larger version. Almost twenty campers [...]

2015/08/27Local Interest

TD Tree Days | Swan River – September 19, 2015

Submitted by: TD Bank Group TD Tree Days Sat. September 19, 2015 9:00AM – 12:00PM Swan Valley Museum PTH #10 Swan River, MB Join us as we do our part to help plant 50,000 trees nationwide during TD Tree Days. Locally, volunteers will plant 300 trees at the Swan Valley Museum (PTH #10, Swan River) [...]

2015/08/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 24, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 24, 2015 | Northwest Region Harvest was interrupted mid-week when thunderstorm activity resulted in random rain showers through parts of the Northwest Region. Unsettled weather also continued through the weekend. Rainfall amounts ranged from 0 to over 25 mm depending on location. [...]

2015/08/26Local Interest

Service to Seniors Gym in the Park Ready for Use

Submitted by: Bev Leach | The Legion Park has one more option for those looking to stay fit while enjoying the outdoors. Gym in the Park, a Service to Seniors project funded through the New Horizons for Seniors grant took shape last week in the Legion Park in Swan River. Pictured above, the gym equipment [...]

2015/08/25Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 11, 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 11th day of August, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Stan Potten [...]

2015/08/25Local Interest

Blue Sky Arena Trail Ride & Jackpot – September 12&13, 2015

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | Blue Sky Arena Team Penning Club The Trail Ride & Jackpot have been rescheduled due to poor weather. New dates are as follows: Trail Ride Sat. September 12, 2015 11:00 am (MB Time) Fall Jackpot Sun. September 13, 2015 11:30 am (MB Time) The Blue Sky Arena Team Penning club [...]

2015/08/24Local Interest

Food, Prizes and Laughs at Ladies Fun Challenge

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Nite Gals Golf was held on August 18, 2015 and saw 31 golfers enjoying the Fun Challenge. Click any picture for a larger version. Activities included golfing left-handed, manuevering thru a potato maze, wearing oven mitts to tee off, putting in the toilet seat plus many other challenges to [...]

2015/08/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 4, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilors Whyte, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen present. Councilor Delaurier and Jacobson were absent. Delegation: Ron Lewicki, Building Inspector regarding a proposed change to the Town of Swan River zoning [...]

2015/08/23Local Interest

Swan River Minor Hockey Hosts Swap & Sale

Submitted by: Angie Henkelman | Swan River Minor Hockey (SRMH) held an equipment Swap and Sale on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Lots of equipment was on hand in preparation for the upcoming hockey season. Click Picture for a Larger Version. The SRMH Registrar, Heidi Langan, was also in attendance to collect registrations. If you missed [...]

2015/08/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 7, 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 7th day of August, 2015 at 9:05 a.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to Discuss; Functions of the GPS System for Graders 2014 Audit – Village of Benito [...]

2015/08/21Local Interest

Club Sapp Charity Golf Benefits Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region is grateful to receive the proceeds from Club Sapp VLT Gaming Centre’s 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Swan River Golf Course. Click picture for a larger version. Pictured Above: Club Sapp General Manager, Larry Lavallee (right) presented the [...]

2015/08/21Local Interest

Amazing Turnout at Women’s Auxiliary Yard Sale

Submitted by: Zoe Zbirun | The Women’s Auxiliary Yard Sale took place in Benito on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, 2015 with proceeds going to fund Legion Hall repairs. Click any picture for a larger version. The turn out was amazing, and it was a huge success. We are really thankful for everyone [...]

2015/08/20Local Interest

Benefit BBQ for Baby Sophia – August 26, 2015

Submitted by: Rebecca Popoff | Baby Benefit BBQ Wed. August 26, 2015 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Kris and Lori Zagrobelny were blessed with their first child; beautiful baby girl Sophia Sloan, who arrived early on July 11th weighing only 2lbs 13oz. Sophia will need surgery and is spending time in the hospital at Winnipeg [...]

2015/08/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 17, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 17, 2015 | Northwest Region Temperatures were hot throughout the Northwest Region during the week causing crops to advance quickly. Thunderstorm activity resulted in random rain showers throughout most of the region. Rainfall amounts ranged from 0 to about 12 mm. Soil [...]

2015/08/19Local Interest

17th Annual Cowan Trail Celebration – August 22, 2015

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | 17th Annual Cowan Trail Celebration Sat. August 22, 2015 Cowan Community Centre Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Fruit Adults $7 Trail Ride Leaves at 10:30 am (rain or shine) Registration includes supper Adults $20 Call Lee 525-4285 ATV Poker Derby 11:00 am – 1:00 [...]

2015/08/18Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 4, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of August, 2015 A.D. at 7:05 p.m. Present: Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice Reeve, C. Eisner Delegations: [...]

2015/08/18Local Interest

MNP Hosts Farm Management Seminar

Submitted by: Chris Reimer | Despite it being ideal harvest weather close to 30 area farmers and industry advisors attended MNP’s “Putting Your Best Farm Forward” seminar on August 13, 2015 Click any picture for a larger version. Peter Manness, a professional agrologist and advisor within MNP’s Farm Management Consulting Group, delivered an insightful seminar [...]

2015/08/18Local Interest

Hockey Equipment Swap/Sale – August 19, 2015

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Swan River Minor Hockey Hockey Equipment Swap/Sale Wed. August 19, 2015 6 – 8 pm Swan River Centennial Arena If you have a surplus of equipment, all age levels to donate or wish to sell on consignment, please bring to the Swan River Arena, Wednesday August 19th, 2015. Ensure name, [...]

2015/08/17Local Interest

Birch River Man Faces Firearms Charges

Swan River RCMP Report | On August 15th, 2015 shortly before 8 pm Swan River RCMP received a report of a dispute over a bicycle in Birch River, MB. The suspect had returned and was now pointing what appeared to be a ‘handgun’ at the victim. Through investigation the ‘handgun’ was found to be a [...]

2015/08/17Local Interest

Playground Programs and Day Camps Wind Up

Submitted by: Samantha Burnett | Playground and Swan River Day Camp: Overall the summer was very good with both didn’t have as many kids as we have in the past but we had fun with the kids we had. Click any picture for a large version. In the following pictures we made slime during the [...]

2015/08/17Local Interest

Tuesday Nite Gals Golf – August 18, 2015

Submitted by: June McKenzie Tuesday Nite Gals Golf Fun Challenge August 18, 2015 6:30 pm start Food, Prizes & FUN Everyone Welcome Get your friends together for a “crazy” nite on the course!

2015/08/15Local Interest

Durban Demo Derby Fun for All Ages

ValleyBiz Story | The 17th Annual Durban Demo Derby took place on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Roaring engines, spinning tires, flying mud and mangled metal are the ingredients for a good, old fashioned smashup, and fun for spectators of all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. Time between heats was spent on “precision” [...]

2015/08/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 10, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 10, 2015 | Northwest Region A major weather system moving through most of the Northwest Region over the past week resulted in amounts of at least 10 mm to over 50 mm of rain in localized areas. Soil moisture conditions are adequate [...]

2015/08/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 30, 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 30th day of July, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to Discuss; Public Works Foreman Position; Coverage During His Vacation/Absence Capital Works Project Planning Present: [...]

2015/08/13Local Interest

Benito Womens Auxiliary Yard Sale – August 14 & 15, 2015

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Gigantic Yard Sale Event! Fri. August 14, 2015 4pm to 9 pm Sat. August 15, 2015 9 am to 2 pm Benito Legion Hall Antiques & Collectibles, Vintage clothing, hats, scarves, etc. Household items, Furniture Hotdogs, Chili & a Bun & Chili Dogs Available Both Days! Proceeds to help fund [...]

2015/08/11Local Interest

Service Marks 70th Anniversary of Victory

ValleyBiz Story | The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39 held a service at the Cenotaph in Swan River on Sunday August 9, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Europe and Victory over Japan. Click any picture for a larger version. Veterans Keith Fulford (left) and Bill Brooks (right) shared memories [...]

2015/08/11Local Interest

Swan River Fatal House Fire Now a Homicide Investigation

RCMP Media Release | On August 8, 2015, shortly before 2:00 am, Swan River RCMP attended a residence in the Starlite Trailer Court in response to a call of a residential fire. Officers arrived at the scene and found the residence fully engulfed in flames. The body of a 64 year old male, identified as [...]

2015/08/11Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 28, 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 28th day of July, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Stan Potten [...]

2015/08/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal House Fire

RCMP Media Release | On August 8, 2015, shortly before 2:00 am, Swan River RCMP attended a residence on Main Street in Swan River in response to a call of a residential fire. Officers arrived at the scene and found the residence fully engulfed in flames. The body of a 64 year-old male, identified as [...]

2015/08/10Local Interest

Vote for Swan River to Win $25,000 in Manitobaville

Submitted by: Jaimie Walker | The video showcasing Swan River and making the case for a splash pad in Swan River has been chosen as one of 10 finalists in the $25,000 Manitobaville contest. Please help our community win $25,000.00 for a spray pad in our town by voting every day. Instructions: 1. Click here: [...]

2015/08/10Local Interest

RM of Mountain Receives Infrastructure Funding

Canada/Manitoba News Release | Town of Neepawa and the Rural Municipalities of Mountain, Dauphin, and Harrison Park are benefitting from the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for four additional projects for communities in Manitoba’s Parkland region under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities [...]

2015/08/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 4, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development August 4, 2015 | Northwest Region A major weather system moving through most of the Northwest Region over the past week resulted in 38 to 51 mm of rain reported for most of the area, and 101 to 152 mm reported in the [...]

2015/08/07Local Interest

New Paramedics to be Stationed in Mafeking

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Thirty front-line paramedics will be hired to provide better care closer to home for families in the Prairie Mountain Health and Southern Health–Santé Sud regional health authorities, Premier Greg Selinger announced on July 30, 2015. “Paramedics are often the first to care for critically injured patients and it’s important [...]

2015/08/06Local Interest

Pure Adrenaline at the Swan Valley Stock Car Club

ValleyBiz Story | The track was fast, the cars were flying and the fans were cheering as the Swan Valley Stock Car Club celebrated their 30th anniversary with 2 days of racing on August 1 & 2, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. The anniversary event brought in visiting racers with over 30 [...]

2015/08/05Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 21, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of July, 2015 A.D. at 7:10 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 – [...]

2015/08/04Local Interest

Farm Management Seminar – August 13, 2015

Submitted by: Chris Reimer | Putting Your Best Farm Forward August 13, 2015 8:30 am – 10:00 am Westwood Inn Banquet Room Swan River, MB RSVP before August 10, 2015 The smallest change in your farm business strategy can be the difference between one good year and a long-term trend of growth and success. That’s [...]

2015/08/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 21, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s Whyte, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen, Jacobson present. Councilor Delaurier was absent. Delegation: The R.C.M.P. police department sent their regrets that they could not attend. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that [...]

2015/08/03Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 16, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of June, 2015 A.D. at 7:16 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: 7:00 pm – [...]

2015/08/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 27, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 27, 2015 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather over the past week caused isolated thunderstorms in some parts of the Northwest Region. Soil moisture conditions range from dry in some parts of the Swan Valley to adequate in most other areas of the [...]

2015/08/01Local Interest