Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gym in the Park Grand Opening – October 7, 2015

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | The Board of Service to Seniors Invites you to attend the OFFICIAL OPENING of the GYM in the PARK Wed. Oct. 7, 2015 1:00 p.m. In the Legion Park

2015/09/30Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 28, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 28, 2015 | Northwest Region Drier weather conditions prevailed through most of the Northwest Region over the week allowing for harvest progress. There are many instances of crop being harvested at tough moisture levels, and then artificially dried or put on aeration [...]

2015/09/30Local Interest

Rick Wowchuk Campaign Breakfast – October 17, 2015

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | Rick Wowchuk Campaign Pancake Breakfast Sat. October 17, 2015 9:00am to 11:30 am Elks Hall in Swan River Tickets $10 Tickets Available from: Lance Jacobson 204-734-8052 Rick Wowchuk 204-734-2132 Draw for Grey Cup Tickets Raffle will be made

2015/09/30Local Interest

SVAPL Hosts Another Sold Out Banquet

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League held its 4th annual Banquet and Fundraiser at the Museum Hall on September 26, 2015. Sold out once again, the crowd enjoyed a great meal served by Verneece Eggie and crew. Pictured above: Susan Huxley & Joyce Bateman Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2015/09/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Football Home Game – October 2, 2015

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | 2014 RMFL Champions The Swan Valley Tigers vs East Parkland Fri. October 2, 2015 4:30 pm SVRSS Field Come out and Cheer on the Local Boys! Concession and 50/50 Draw.

2015/09/29Local Interest

Beautiful Time of Year in the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Fall has arrived in the Swan Valley in all its splendor. The warm sunshine cutting through the fresh, crisp air, the sound of leaves crunching under foot, and miles of country roads lined with beautiful colours against the bright blue sky. Click any picture for a larger version. The rolling hills, rivers [...]

2015/09/28Local Interest

Lots of Fun at Skate Park Fundraiser

Submitted by: Chelsea Palmer | Rumors Skate and Snow held a fundraiser on September 25, 2015 to raise money for re-surfacing Swan River Lions Skate Plaza. Rob’s Sizzlin Hot Dogz donated 100% of sales for a total of $846.50. Pictured above: Pete Spence skating. Click any picture for a larger version. Following the fundraiser, 47 [...]

2015/09/28Local Interest

Supermoon Eclipse Glows Red Over Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | A rare lunar occurrence made an appearance in the night skies over Swan Valley on Sunday, September 27, 2015. The moon glowed red as a result of a total lunar eclipse – also referred to as a blood moon. Click pictures for a larger version. The eclipse was even more spectacular as [...]

2015/09/27Local Interest

Local Representative On Economic Development Committee

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The new Rural Economic Development Steering Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 22, 2015 with the focus on a co-operative plan to bolster economic development in rural Manitoba. “Rural development in Manitoba contributes to strong local economies,” said Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. “There are [...]

2015/09/27Local Interest

Benito United Church Fall Supper – October 25, 2015

Submitted by: Karen Gade Benito United Church Fall Supper Benito Rec. Centre Sun. October 25, 2015 4:30 pm DST Adults – $13 12 & under – $7 Pre-school- Free For take out and delivery in Benito call 539-2375 after 12 noon.

2015/09/27Local Interest

Lumber River Concert – October 2, 2015

Submitted by: Robert TerHorst | Lumber River Concert October 2, 2015 7:00 pm Temple Baptist Church 913 – 1st Street S. Swan River, MB Presented by: CRY 920 FM Red River Mutual Free Admission Offering Gratefully Accepted

2015/09/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 1, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Jacobson, Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte present. Councilor Delaurier arrived at 9:00 p.m. & Councilor Sakal absent Delegation: Report from Fire Department Chief Fedorchuk: In the months of July [...]

2015/09/26Local Interest

Over 100 Attend Health Auxiliary Ladies Night

Submitted by: Lydia Boychuk | Sept 21, 2015, Westwood Inn, at 7:00 PM, was the setting for the first “Ladies Nite Out”, put on by the Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a wonderful turnout, with over a hundred ladies present to enjoy the very informative and [...]

2015/09/26Local Interest

Cleaner, Safer Water for More Local Families

Submitted by: Ron Kostyshyn, MLA for Swan River This summer, families in Swan River got some great news! Our NDP government is helping four communities in the Swan River constituency upgrade their water treatment plants, which means more families will have cleaner, safer water. The communities of Waterhen, Camperville and Duck Bay will receive almost [...]

2015/09/25Local Interest

Rumors Skate & Snow Fundraiser – September 25, 2015

Submitted by: Chelsey Palmer | September 25, 2015 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Swan River Lions Skate Plaza Rob’s Sizzlin Hot Dogz $5 Hot Dog & Bag of Chips 100% of Sales go towards Swan River Lions Skate Plaza Prizes & Giveaways Locals Demo / Contest to Follow – Starts at 6:30 pm Skate / [...]

2015/09/25Local Interest

Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction – October 24, 2015

34th Annual Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction Sat. Oct. 24, 2015 War Veterans Community Hall Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Supper at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at: Riddells Plumbing and Heating, Spruce Products or any Ducks Unlimited committee member. Contact person is Patty Gattinger at 204-734-2494.

2015/09/25Local Interest

Ribbon Cutting Held for LP Siding Conversion

ValleyBiz Story | Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 23, 2015 for the conversion of its Swan Valley, Manitoba, OSB mill into an engineered wood siding mill. Click above picture for a larger version. Dignitaries from around the area joined LP officials in celebrating the conversion project, which involves retooling the [...]

2015/09/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 21, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 21, 2015 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather conditions prevailed through the north half of the Northwest Region during most of the week, causing a delay in harvest progress throughout most of that area. There were reports of light frost in some parts [...]

2015/09/24Local Interest

Ray Piche Meet & Greet – October 3, 2015

Submitted by: Kevin Kirkpatrick | Meet and Greet: Ray Piche Federal Liberal Candidate Dauphin Swan River Neepawa Riding October 3, 2015 9:30 am till 11:00 am Swan River Sports Lounge and Deli Drop in a discuss the issues which matter to you! Free Coffee.

2015/09/24Local Interest

300 Trees Planted in Swan River

Submitted by: Niko Saula | TD Tree Days took place in Swan River on Saturday, September 19, 2015. We had 16 volunteers at the event. Ken Fosty (Certified Arborist) from Tree Canada, supported the planting with technical expertise. Click picture for a larger version. 300 trees were planted in Swan River – putting us that [...]

2015/09/24Local Interest

Craft & Bake Sale – October 3, 2015

Submitted by: Tanya Powell Craft & Bake Sale Sat. October 3, 2015 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Over 25 talented crafters tables will be set up. Knitting, sewing, jewelry, soaps, barn board art, baking, mustards, teas, to name a few. Canteen will be available with proceeds going to [...]

2015/09/23Local Interest

Shaker City Disc Golf Fall Tournament Results

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | The Shaker City Fall Tournament took place in Benito on Saturday, August 19, 2015. 16 individuals played in 3 divisions: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Pictured Above, Left-right: Back:Ramsey Macooh, Darryl Vanderschaaf, Mark Kerr, Brent Thomas, Darryl Izzard, Pat Harness, Rick Kinaschuk, Tyson Kinaschuk, Braden Thomas Middle: Scott Beehler, Front: Winona [...]

2015/09/23Local Interest

Variety of Ways to Participate in Terry Fox Run

ValleyBiz Story | Across Canada and around the world people joined together to take part in the 35th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run. Family, friends and furry companions enjoyed the beautiful fall day as they did their part to help keep Terry’s dream alive. Click any picture for a larger version. The Terry Fox [...]

2015/09/22Local Interest

Formo Motors We Scare Hunger BBQ – October 6, 2015

Submitted by: Rebecca Popoff | We Scare Hunger Kick Off BBQ October 6, 2015 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Hamburger or hotdog, chips and pop $5. Bring in a non-perishable food item and be entered in our weekly draw! Last year we collected over 800 pounds of food items, WE NEED YOU to help us [...]

2015/09/21Local Interest

Man Charged in Fatal Accident in Swan River

RCMP Media Release | Following the initial investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision on August 31, 2015, Swan River RCMP has charged Jackson Dewey LUND, 23, from Kelowna British Columbia with: -Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of Motor Vehicle Causing Death, and -Operation of a Vehicle while over 80 mg% of alcohol Causing Death, both [...]

2015/09/21Local Interest

Over 80 Attend Retired Teachers Luncheon

Submitted by: Carol Fahrenschon | Well over 80 teachers and spouses attended a delicious luncheon at the Westwood Inn on Friday, September 18, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. The late John Kastrukoff headed the provincial task force in the late 1980′s and provided encouragement to the original 13 charter members who organized [...]

2015/09/21Local Interest

Newly Released Swan Valley West Minutes

Below are links to the minutes of the Swan Valley West Council Meetings that were recently released on September 18, 2015 Swan Valley West Minutes – June 29, 2015 – Special Meeting Swan Valley West Minutes – July 9, 2015 – Special Meeting Swan Valley West Minutes – July 14, 2015 Swan Valley West Minutes [...]

2015/09/21Local Interest

Newly Released Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes

Below are links to the minutes of the Minitonas-Bowsman Council Meetings that were recently released on September 18, 2015 Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 21, 2015 Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 4, 2015 Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 18, 2015 Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 1, 2015

2015/09/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Accident at Hwy 486

Swan River RCMP Report | On September 17, 2015 at about 8:30 pm a call came in through 911 reporting a collision between a swather and a truck on the Pretty Valley highway (#486) at the Roaring River Bridge, about 1 mile south of PTH 83. Police & Fire were dispatched to the scene. There [...]

2015/09/20Local Interest

Conquer The Dirt Demo Tour a Success

Submitted by: Karmel Foster | Thursday September 17, 2015 Northern Leisure and Power Products sponsored Conquer The Dirt Demo Tour in which was a success … even though Mother Nature had other ideas for the day!! We would like to thank our valued customers for braving the weather and taking the time to stop in [...]

2015/09/20Local Interest

Gals Golf Winds Up 2015 Season

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Nite Gals Golf held their windup on Sept 15, 2015. 23 ladies braved the damp conditions playing the course using only 2 clubs each – that and the weather proved a fair challenge. Click picture for a larger version. A warm bowl chili and great prizes concluded the evening.

2015/09/19Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Accident Near Benito, MB

Swan River RCMP Report | On Sep 17, 2015, at approximately 3:30 am, a call came in through 911 reporting that a light coloured pickup truck had struck a green mini-van, pushing the mini-van off the road. The pickup truck, possibly a GMC fled the scene. EMS and Fire were dispatched to the scene approximately [...]

2015/09/19Local Interest

Family Fun Night in Birch River – October 3, 2015

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | Christian Fellowship Church in Birch River invites you to our: Family Fun Night October 3, 2015 6:00 pm This is a time of snacks, games, and fun for all ages. We ask that kids under the age of 12 be accompanied by a responsible adult. Bring snacks and games to [...]

2015/09/18Local Interest

ACL Celebrates Direct Support Professonals

ValleyBiz Story | On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Association for Community Living – Swan River Branch (ACL) honored direct support staff during a celebration that included cake, refreshments and the presentation of a heartfelt token of gratitude to each. Above: ACL Direct Support Professionals attend the come-and-go event. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2015/09/18Local Interest

Blue Sky Penning Closes Season With 2 Day Event

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | The Blue Sky Team Penning Club of Benito, MB closed out their 2015 season with a trail ride and team penning jackpot on the weekend of September 12 and 13, 2015. Pictured above: Carmi and Trey Hrabarchuk – photo by Sharon Foster Click any picture for a larger version. Twenty-one [...]

2015/09/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 14, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 14, 2015 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather conditions over the past week, along with wet field conditions from the previous weekend, caused a delay in harvest progress throughout the Northwest Region. More favorable harvest conditions arrived in time for the weekend when [...]

2015/09/16Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 1, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of September, 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: 7:00 pm – [...]

2015/09/15Local Interest

Hoedowners Welcome New Dancers – October 7 & 14, 2015

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Swan Valley Hoedowners Two Free Dances for New Dancers October 7, 2015 October 14, 2015 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Swan River Senior Centre 702 First Street North Want to join a fun activity that’s physically, mentally, and socially motivating? The Swan Valley Hoedowners are offering you the opportunity for [...]

2015/09/15Local Interest

Giant Tiger Presents Cheque to Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Giant Tiger Owner/Store Manager Cecile Bayona and Giant Tiger Regional Support Manager Chris Beblow presented Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region with a $700 donation on August 29, 2015 at the Giant Tiger Grand Opening in Swan River. Parkland athletes, including Darren Boryskavich (front row, third from right) from Russell, who [...]

2015/09/14Local Interest

Lions Host Purina Walk for Dog Guides – October 3, 2015

Submitted by: Cramer Coulthart | Swan River Lions Club is teaming up with Purina Walk for Dog Guides Sat. October 3, 2015 11:00 am Registration 12:00 pm Walk Swan River Legion Park A project of the Swan River Lions Club For more information call 204-734-2780

2015/09/12Local Interest

Demo Tour & Fundraising Lunch – September 17, 2015

Submitted by: Karmel Foster | Conquer Dirt Demo Tour Thurs. Sept 17, 2015 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Hot Dog Lunch Northern Leisure & Power Products 1911 Dubreuil St. Swan River Test ride a new Yamaha ATV of Side x Side Hot Dog Lunch 11:00 am to 2:00 pm $2.00 for a Hot Dog and [...]

2015/09/12Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 28, 2015

Special Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 28th day of August, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to discuss; Public Works (In Camera) Planning Meeting (In Camera) Geotextile Roller Letter of Support [...]

2015/09/11Local Interest

Pool Fees to Double for Some Valley Residents

ValleyBiz Story | A new pricing structure will be implemented at the Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre effective October 1, 2015. The new two-tier fee system will have residents of two local municipalities paying double the listed fee. According the new Fall 2015 Rates, residents of Swan Valley municipalities that are not financially supporting [...]

2015/09/10Local Interest

What’s Happening at Swan Valley West?

Submitted by: Reeve, Verne Scouten On behalf of the Council for the Municipality of Swan Valley West To say that the Municipality of Swan Valley West has had an interesting start would be somewhat of an understatement. The amalgamation of the RM of Swan River and the Village of Benito has not been without its [...]

2015/09/10Local Interest

Gals Golf Windup Fiesta – September 15, 2015

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Nite Gals Golf Windup Fiesta Sept. 15, 2015 5:30 shot gun start Mucho FUN!! Please join the gals for food, prizes and “fun” golf Everyone is welcome. Rain Date: September 22, 2015

2015/09/10Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 25, 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 25th day of August, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Stan Potten [...]

2015/09/09Local Interest

Good Fellowship at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Despite rain, cold, and hordes of mosquitoes, everyone had a good time of fellowship, and praising God at the Jamboree. Pictured left Josephine Laquette and Milly Jackson relaxing between their turns to sing. Click any picture for a larger version. The main singers for the weekend were Kene and Milly [...]

2015/09/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 8, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development September 8, 2015 | Northwest Region Harvest operations in the Northwest Region moved forward until the weekend when unsettled weather stalled harvest progress. Rainfall amounts of 12 to 51 mm are reported from most parts of the region. Soil moisture conditions are adequate [...]

2015/09/08Local Interest

Annual Bowsman BullARama – October 3, 2015

Submitted by: Bowsman and District Lions Club | The Bowsman and District Lions Club would like to invite you to their 12th Annual Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo which will be held on Sat. October 3, 2015. The schedule of events is as follows: 3pm – Old West Saloon and Kal Tire Cowboy Steak BBQ [...]

2015/09/06Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Looking for Missing Person

RCMP Media Release | On August 31, 2015, at approximately 10:30 am, Winnipegosis RCMP received a report of a missing 14-year-old female from Thompson who was last seen by her mother on August 30, 2015 in Camperville, Manitoba. Bethany Sheree BONE is described as aboriginal, 5′ 6″, 120 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes [...]

2015/09/05Local Interest