Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 1, 2015

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 1, 2015 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 1, 2015 Set your clock to: 1:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in […]

2015/10/31Local Interest

Valley Stage Players: “Senior Follies” – Nov. 28 & 29, 2015

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Valley Stage Players present “Senior Follies” by Billy St. John Sat. November 28, 2015 7:30 p.m Sun. November 29, 2015 2:00 p.m. Veterans Community Hall Swan River Admission price is $15 for this hilarious comedy. Tickets are available at Home Hardware in Swan River or at the door. A dedicated […]

2015/10/31Local Interest

Young and Old Enjoy Birch River Craft Sale

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton Young and old enjoyed checking out all the goods at the craft sale at the Birch River Legion Hall on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 21 tables of home baking, knitted goods, homemade soaps, oils, cards, wreaths and much more. Chili and a […]

2015/10/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction – November 5, 2015

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thurs. November 5, 2015 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Click here for an online list of items – more pictures coming soon. Through the generous contributions of both the business and professional communities much has been […]

2015/10/29Local Interest

5 Arrested in Swan Valley for Illegal Hunting

Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises a recent night patrol by conservation officers in the Swan River area has resulted in the arrest of five people from two separate groups of hunters. Based on information that people had been seen hunting at night in the area, officers conducted a patrol on […]

2015/10/29Local Interest

No Injuries in Swan River House Fire

Swan River Fire Department Release | On October 23, 2015 at approximately 23:30 the Swan River Fire Department along with Swan River RCMP, Prairie Mountain Health EMS and Manitoba Hydro were dispatched to a possible smoke in a residence call. Upon arrival at 328 Centennial Drive North heavy smoke was noted to be seen coming […]

2015/10/29Local Interest

Working Together To Make a Difference

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church did not disappoint the 440 plus supporters who came to enjoy a tasty meal of roast turkey, ham, and all the trimmings on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. Volunteers gathered at the Rec. Centre kitchen before 10 a.m. to begin washing, […]

2015/10/28Local Interest

Bowsman Chase the Ace New Jackpot $740

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | Ken Sutherland was the nightly winner of $52 in the Chase the Ace fundraiser hosted by the Bowsman Skating Rink and Bowsman Curling Club. The prize was presented by Barry Stephen. Click picture for a larger version. The game continues every Friday night from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Bowsman […]

2015/10/28Local Interest

Walker Family Educational Fund Set Up by Ducks Unlimited

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | The Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited committee hosted their 34th Annual Banquet and Auction on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the War Veterans Community Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. With doors opening at 5:30 p.m. the evening began with numerous delicious hor d’oeuvres being served by the catering […]

2015/10/27Local Interest

Drive 4UR School Helps Fund Benito Playground Expansion

Submitted by: Beverly Negrave | Thank you to Ford and everyone who contributed and came out to the Benito Drive 4UR School fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. A huge thank you to Formo Motors and their staff for their time and effort in making the day a […]

2015/10/27Local Interest

Meet & Greet with Brian Pallister – November 18, 2015

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | Rick Wowchuk invites you to come meet with: Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister Wed. November 18, 2015 3:00 PM Valley Room Westwood Inn No Charge to attend

2015/10/26Local Interest

RCMP Arrest Escaped Inmates in Swan River Area

RCMP Media Release | On October 25, 2015, just after 12:00 a.m., officers from the Dauphin Municipal RCMP received a report that three inmates had escaped from the Dauphin Correctional Centre in Dauphin, Manitoba. Investigators learned that the three men had climbed over a fence and were last seen heading east. Moments later, investigators were […]

2015/10/26Local Interest

48-18 Victory for Swan Valley Tigers

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Swan Valley Tigers played a great game against the visiting Virden Golden Bears on Friday afternoon. The weather co-operated, which enticed many fans out to show their support. Click any picture for a larger version. The game started slow with scoring having the Tigers strike first with a single […]

2015/10/26Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 6, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of October, 2015 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve –C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: S. Walmsley Delegations: 7:00 […]

2015/10/25Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 7, 2015

Minutes of the regular Council meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Councillors: 1 – 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad Wyatt Reeve […]

2015/10/25Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Fall Supper – November 1, 2015

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Supper Sun. November 1, 2015 4:30 – 6:30 Minitonas Community Hall Adults: $13.00 6-12: $6.00 5 & UNDER – Free Takeout meals: 204-734-0380

2015/10/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 15, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 15th 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: 7:30 pm – […]

2015/10/24Local Interest

Rick Wowchuk Greets Supporters at Campaign Breakfast

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | On Saturday Morning, October 17, 2015 a campaign pancake breakfast was held by the campaign team for Progressive Conservative Candidate Rick Wowchuk. Click any picture for a larger version. Pancakes and Sausages were served up to a steady stream of local supporter all morning long. PC Candidate Rick Wowchuk took […]

2015/10/24Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Break & Enter to Century 21 and Subway

Swan River RCMP Report | Swan River RCMP are investigating a break and enter to Century 21 and Subway at 1437 Main Street Swan River. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of October 18, 2015. Extensive damage to the doors occurred during the break-in causing a high value of damage to repair. Anyone […]

2015/10/23Local Interest

Paull Funeral Home Recieves Century Business Award

Submitted Story | It has been an exciting week for Paull Funeral Home. On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, fourth generation Owner, Funeral Director and Embalmer Dana Paull received the prestigious Century Business Recognition Award. Pictured Above: President of Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Jordan Ludwig, Dana Paull, Manitoba Minister of Jobs and Economy Kevin Chief. Click […]

2015/10/23Local Interest

Video of Swan River Elevator Demolition

Submitted by: Kevin Penner | About half a dozen vehicles with spectators gathered to watch as the Cargill elevator at 303 4th Avenue South was demolished on Tuesday, October 21, 2015 just after 6pm. The boom was simply spectacular! The 10 second countdown starts at the 2 minute mark in the video, if you want […]

2015/10/22Local Interest

Minitonas Fall Tea & Bake Sale – October 24, 2015

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea & Bake Sale Sat. October 24, 2015 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pie and coffee/tea $5 Baking, Surprise Baskets Everyone Welcome!

2015/10/21Local Interest

New Swan River Ambulance to Improve Safety & Comfort

ValleyBiz Story | Swan River received one of 12 new replacement ambulance units allocated to Prairie Mountain Health as part of a recent government announcement to enhance the provincial ambulance fleet. Click any picture for a larger version. Above: EMS Manager, David Moriaux shows of the new ambulance to Minister Ron Kostyshyn, MLA for Swan […]

2015/10/21Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Host Two Successful Guest Nights

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Laughter, music, and dancing abounded at the Swan River Senior Centre the last two Wednesday evenings. Click any picture for a larger version. On October 7 and 14, 2015 the Swan Valley Hoedowners hosted guest nights for anyone wanting to get a little experience learning the basics of square dancing. […]

2015/10/21Local Interest

Swan Valley Football Home Game – October 23, 2015

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Swan Valley Tigers (6-0) vs Virden Golden Bears (2-4) Fri. October 23, 2015 Kick Off 3:30 pm SVRSS Field Last Regular Season Game Make Some Noise! Cheer on the Local Boys! Concession and 50/50 Draw.

2015/10/20Local Interest

Bill Gade Removed from NACTV Board

ValleyBiz Story | In a failed attempt to control Neepawa Access Television (NACTV), Bill Gade has been removed as the Acting President of NACTV. Gade was voted off the NACTV board at the NACTV AGM in Neepawa on October 14, 2015. Above: Bill Gade | Photo by permission (Neepawa Press) As many as 75 community […]

2015/10/19Local Interest

Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar – November 6, 2015

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | 36th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar Veterans Community Hall Fri. November 6, 2015 9 am – 6 pm Lunch served from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Cabbage Roll Soup – Beef on a Bun – Perogies Desserts – Pie – Muffins – Fresh Cinnamon Buns Tea – Coffee […]

2015/10/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 6, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Jacobson, Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier & Sakal present. Delegations: 1. Fire Department The members were unable to attend. 2. Ag Society – Hayden Rooks and Three Members […]

2015/10/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 13, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development October 13, 2015 | Northwest Region Favourable harvest weather including drying winds and warm temperatures in the Northwest Region generally resulted in completion of harvest operations. Some fields of flax and soybeans are still remaining; harvest of hemp is just beginning. The favorable […]

2015/10/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 23, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 in the R.M. of Mountain council chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad […]

2015/10/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Girls Rock the Manitoba Food Fight

ValleyBiz Story | Cori Poon (Hofford) and Carly Minish, who both grew up in the Swan Valley, submitted the top two winning food entries at the 2015 Great Manitoba Food Fight, a competition for Manitoba food entrepreneurs who have developed new and/or innovative food products. (Facebook | MB NDB Caucus) Pictured Above: Glenda Hart, Carly […]

2015/10/16Local Interest

Spooktober Fest Haunted House – October 27, 29, 30 2015

Submitted by: Bev Polon SPOOKTOBER FEST Haunted House Tues. October 27, 2015 5pm – 9pm Thurs. October 29, 2015 5pm – 9pm Fri. October 30, 2015 5pm – 9pm Located at the Old John Deere Building in Swan River on the Boulevards, on Highway #10 East. Not So Scary $2 Scary $5 Free Face Painting […]

2015/10/16Local Interest

Friendship Tulip Garden Planted in Minitonas

ValleyBiz Story | Veterans, dignitaries school children and members of the public attended a Planting Ceremony for a 70th anniversary Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Garden in Minitonas on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. The event was hosted by the Tent Town Garden Club, selected as one of 140 successful applicants […]

2015/10/15Local Interest

Birch River Craft Sale – October 24, 2015

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Craft & Bake Sale October 24, 2015 10:00am – 2:00pm Birch River Legion Hall Hosted by: Birch River Northen Neighbors Home Baking, Home Made Greeting Cards, Hand made knitting, Jam Berry nails, Tupperware, Jewelery, Jam & Jellies, Honey, & much more. Chili on a bun and seasonal desserts also available. […]

2015/10/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP investigate Single Vehicle Collision

Swan River RCMP Report | At about 3:15 am on October 11, 2015 a 911 dispatch came in for police, EMS and the Mafeking Fire Dept for a single vehicle collision. A grey Chev pick-up truck was found in the south ditch at the junction of Highway 10 and the Shoal River turn off. Three […]

2015/10/14Local Interest

Swan River Day Care Opens Fantastic New Facility

ValleyBiz Story | On October 5, 2015, The Swan River Day Care Centre celebrated the Grand Opening of their newly purchased and renovated facility on Westwood Road. Pictured above, Minister Ron Kostyshyn, Lynda Parsons, Premier Greg Selinger Click any picture for a larger version. The province contributed $200,000 to the cost of purchasing and renovating […]

2015/10/13Local Interest

Harvest Celebration & Dance – November 14, 2015

Submitted by: Lesley Henkelman | Harvest Celebration & Dance Sat. November 14, 2015 Benito Recreation Centre 6:00 pm CST – Doors Open 7:00 pm CST – Supper Chicken, Pork Loin & Ukrainian Side Dishes Music by: Crawdaddys Entertainment by: Adult Ukrainian Dancers $25.00 per person | 12 years old & under $12.00 Adult only unless […]

2015/10/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 5, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development October 5, 2015 | Northwest Region Drizzle and scattered showers on Sunday put a halt to harvest throughout the entire Northwest Region. However, good harvest progress was made in most parts of the region prior to the rain. The exception was the Swan […]

2015/10/10Local Interest

Gym In the Park Official Opening

Submitted by: Diane Sylvester | Mayor Glen McKenzie cut the ribbon to officially open the Gym in the Park on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. Service to Seniors Board President Diane Sylvester welcomed the public and acknowledged the assistance provided through the New Horizons grant, the donation of installation […]

2015/10/09Local Interest

Swan River CanSkate Program – October 19 & 22, 2015

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretzky-Denischuk | Swan River Skating Club CanSkate Program Begins Mon. October, 19, 2015 Thurs. October 22, 2015 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm You Can Register on the First Day of Lessons! Start at Any Age! Call Tammy at 204 -734-4848 or Elaine at 204-734-5895 for more info! Promoting Fun, Fitness and Participation!

2015/10/08Local Interest

Formo Motors 2015 We Scare Hunger Kickoff BBQ

Submitted by: Jackie Mayuk | Ford and Free the Children are off to a terrific start to their 2015 We Scare Hunger campaign. To kick off a month of fundraising for the Swan Valley Food Bank, Formo Motors Ltd held a barbecue lunch Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. Formo […]

2015/10/08Local Interest

Construction Trades Facility Announced for SVRSS

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Students at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School will soon benefit from a new state-of-the-art construction trades facility and new skills training equipment. Click picture for a larger version. Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement at the SVRSS heavy duty Mechanics Shop on October 5, 2015. “There are tremendous opportunities […]

2015/10/07Local Interest

Fun For All Ages at Family Fun Night

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | Family Fun Night on October 3, 2015 at Christian Fellowship Church in Birch River was a success. Click any picture for a larger version. There were lots of games, visiting, and snacks enjoyed by all ages. Join us next month!

2015/10/07Local Interest

Craft and Bake Sale Features Many Home Made Items

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | The craft and bake sale at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on October 3, 2015 went great. Over 24 tables were set up. Click any picture for a larger version. People of all ages enjoyed baking, crafts, jewelry and homemade crafts. Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre will also be holding a […]

2015/10/07Local Interest

12th Annual Bowsman Bullarama a Huge Success

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | The Bowsman and District Lions Club would like to thank everyone who came out or helped support our 12th Annual Bowsman Bull-A-Rama and made it another huge success. Pictures by Corey Hurren and – Click any picture for a larger version. The medical equipment fundraiser was held on Saturday, […]

2015/10/06Local Interest

Bowsman Skating Rink “Chase the Ace”

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn The Bowsman Skating Rink along with the Bowsman Curling Club invite you to “Chase the Ace”. A fun and exciting card game where you try for the opportunity to find the Ace of Spades. Click any picture for a larger version. The event takes place every Friday night from 6:00 pm-8:00 […]

2015/10/06Local Interest

Ray Piche Meets with Valley Residents

Submitted by: Kevin Kirkpatrick | On October 3, 2015 at the Swan Sports Lounge people from across the Valley met with Ray Piche, the Federal Liberal candidate, to raise their concerns and to find out where the Liberal Party stands on the issues that are important to them. Photo by: Kevin Kirkpatrick. Click any picture […]

2015/10/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Wallop Warriors 73-0

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | As the players took the fields on October 2, 2015 a light sprinkle of rain welcomed the teams. Fans trickled in and filled the bleachers as the Tigers and Warriors shook hands and lined up for kick off. Click any picture for a larger version. The Swan Valley Tigers won […]

2015/10/05Local Interest

Birch River Students Visit With Local MLA

ValleyBiz Story | On September 25, 2015, Birch River school students in grade 3 through 8 stopped by the Swan River Constituency Office to meet with the MLA for Swan River, Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn. Click picture for a larger version. Principal Nicole Bobick explained that, in Social Studies, the students […]

2015/10/05Local Interest

Driver Charged after Dangerous Driving Video Posted

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP charge driver after dangerous driving video posted on Social Media On September 25, 2015 Swan River RCMP initiated an investigation regarding a video posted on social media. The video obtained by police displayed a cluster of very concerning traffic offences, which clearly put the public at risk. The […]

2015/10/05Local Interest