Monthly Archives: January 2016

Funding for Duck Bay Drop-In Centre Flooring Repairs

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Ten non-profit sport and recreation organizations, sport associations and community facilities in the northern and Interlake regions of the province will benefit from funding aimed at creating positive recreational opportunities for area residents, especially young people, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Melanie Wight announced January 18, 2016. “Providing quality [...]

2016/01/31Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – January 5, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of January, 2016 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 p.m. – Claren [...]

2016/01/30Local Interest

NDP Craft & Home Business Sale – March 5, 2016

Submitted by: Judy Kostyshyn | Swan River NDP Craft & Home Business Market Sat. March 5, 2016 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Soup / Sandwich / Pie available. For more info or to book a table call (204)569-4880 A variety of items available with something for everyone!

2016/01/28Local Interest

Free Parent & Tot Swim a Splashing Success

Submitted by: Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre | Richardson Recreation & Wellness Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre hosted its first ever “Free” Parent & Tot swim on Monday, January 25, 2016. Click any picture for a larger version. Over 50 were in attendance and it was a “splashing” success! Thanks to all who [...]

2016/01/28Local Interest

Exciting Floor Hockey Action at Special O Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Saturday, January 23, 2016 the Manitoba Provincial Team and Brandon Wheat City Wings came to Swan River to participate in the 2nd Annual Special Olympics Parkland Region Floor Hockey Tournament. Click any picture for a larger version. The tournament was hosted by the Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey [...]

2016/01/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Credit Union Classic – January 29 & 30, 2016

Submitted by: Janet White-Riddell | Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Varsity Girls Basketball Team is hosting the 2nd Annual Swan Valley Credit Union Classic Fri/Sat, Jan. 29/30, 2016 The SVRSS girls will play at 10:30 and 5:30 on Friday. They are guaranteed at least one game on Saturday, but game time will depend on how [...]

2016/01/27Local Interest

Spruce Products Receives Funding for Biomass Project

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Canada and Manitoba governments are providing up to $500,000 for 12 projects that will increase the use and development of biomass fuels, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural, Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced January 18, 2016. “Making investments that promote the use and [...]

2016/01/26Local Interest

Seniors Financial Literacy – February 9, 2016

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | Financial Literacy Free Presentation Tues. February 9, 2016 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Elks Hall Lunch is provided RSVP by February 5, 2016 Presented by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. and Community Futures Parkland This presentation is available to Seniors of all ages (55+) Free Door Prizes! [...]

2016/01/26Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Receives Funding for New Bridge

ValleyBiz Story | Minister Ron Kostyshyn attended the offices of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman on Saturday, January 16, 2016 for the formal presentation of Disaster Finacial Assistance (DFA) funding in the amount of $1.589 million. Click any picture for a larger version. The funding was for the installation of a new bridge on road number [...]

2016/01/25Local Interest

Parenting Workshop Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3 & 9, 2016

Guiding Good Choices Parenting Workshop THURSDAYS February 4, 11, 18, 25 March 3 and 9, 2016 Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sessions: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Children age 9-14 attend with their parent(s) on February 25th) Ecole Swan River South School, 1015- 2nd Street South, Swan River Are you raising a child age [...]

2016/01/24Local Interest

R.M. of Mountain Minutes – December 30, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 30th, 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 [...]

2016/01/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 31, 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 31st day of December, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. The Purpose of the meeting is to discuss; – 2016 Gravel Contracts – Transfer of Funds re: Capital Projects – Municipal [...]

2016/01/23Local Interest

Dance Floor Full at Cowan Ukrainian New Year Dance

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik | A Ukrainian New Year’s Dance was held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Cowan Community Centre. The Adrienne Gaudry Band from Brandon put on a good show and played into the early morning hours. The attendees may have been few, but the dance floor was full most of the [...]

2016/01/22Local Interest

Local Entrepreneur Planning Air Service for Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley has been without a long term solution for scheduled air service since Keystone Air shut down its scheduled flights between Winnipeg, Dauphin and Swan River in 2005. Swan Valley resident, David Moriaux, plans to change that. Moriaux is in the planning stages of establishing a locally owned and operated [...]

2016/01/21Local Interest

North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper – February 12, 2016

Submitted by: Paul Deneer North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper Fri. February 12, 2016 Cocktails at 6:00 pm Supper at 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Tickets $30 Door Prizes Chinese Auction Come and ride the trails and join us for supper Friday night.

2016/01/20Local Interest

Community Futures Volunteer Award Nominations Open

Submitted by: Community Futures Parkland | Community Futures Parkland is now accepting nominations for Adult and Youth Volunteer Awards. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2016 Volunteerism has a HUGE impact on our communities and because of this Community Futures Parkland is showing their appreciation! Do you know someone that should be taking a bow [...]

2016/01/20Local Interest

Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Tournament – January 23, 2016

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team is hosting its 2nd Annual Regional Floor Hockey Tournament. Saturday January 23, 2016 Opening Ceremonies from 9:00am -9:30am Tournament starts at 10:00am SVRSS Gym, Swan River The Manitoba Provincial Floor Hockey Team (will be representing Manitoba in the 2016 Special [...]

2016/01/19Local Interest

Committee Begins Plans to Sponsor Refugee Families

Submitted by: Mike Yablonski | The Inaugural Meeting of the Swan Valley Refugee Committee was held on January 13, 2016. Mike Yablonski, Lorne Henkelman, Lesley Henkelman, Steve Black, Gillian McGrath, MaryAnn Friesen, Jenny Sprong, and Flo Fried attended. Illustration: generic photo of Syrian Refugees. Reports were given by Jenny, Mike and MaryAnn on 3 different [...]

2016/01/19Local Interest

Benito Childcare Centre Pancake Breakfast – Feb. 13, 2016

Submitted by: Kristen Harness | Benito Childcare Centre Pancake Breakfast Sat. February 13, 2016 Benito Recreation Centre $5 per plate Preschool Free Includes: 3 pancakes, 2 sausages, juice, coffee All proceeds will go to the Benito Childcare Centre. Thanks for your support!

2016/01/18Local Interest

Telehealth Coming to Benito and Camperville

Province of Manitoba Release | Jan. 12, 2016 | In its continued efforts to provide specialized clinical services closer to home for all Manitobans, the province is expanding the MBTelehealth program to 16 additional locations in rural communities, Health Minister Sharon Blady. “The province always strives to find innovative solutions to ensure that health-care services [...]

2016/01/18Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 22, 2015

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 22nd day of December, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent With [...]

2016/01/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 16, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 16th, 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 [...]

2016/01/16Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 8, 2015

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 8th day of December, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent With [...]

2016/01/16Local Interest

Community Futures Community Projects Grants Available

Submitted by: Community Futures Parkland | Community Futures Parkland is now accepting applications for 2016 Community Projects Grants. The application deadline is March 31, 2016 Program Objective The 2016 Community Projects Grant is a competitive program intended to support ideas that fall under the categories of: – Tourism – Events – Education (e.g. entrepreneurship, financial [...]

2016/01/15Local Interest

Swan River Novice Colts Finish 4th

Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | The Swan River Novice Colts finished 4th at the 2nd Annual A&W / Funky Threadz Novice Tournament in The Pas during the weekend of January 8-10, 2015. Click picture for a larger version. Three round robin games were followed by a 3rd place vs 4th place game for the B-side [...]

2016/01/14Local Interest

Pam Therrns Wins Bowsman Chase the Ace

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | The Bowsman Community Skating Arena and the Bowsman Curling Club are excited to announce the winner of the first Round of Chase the Ace. Pam Therrns was the lucky winner of $3,598. Click picture for a larger version. We are hoping to begin a new round within the next two [...]

2016/01/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West – December 4, 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 4th day of December, 2015 at 7:45 a.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to discuss; – Creation of the position of Superintendent of Public Works – Provide Notice [...]

2016/01/13Local Interest

Swan Valley Novice Broncos A Side Champions in The Pas

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan Valley Novice Broncos skated to the A side Championship undefeated at the 21st annual Novice Hockey Tournament A&W/Funky Threadz Cup hosted by The Pas from Jan 8-10, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. The Broncos 1st game on Friday was played in the GLMC, home of the OCN [...]

2016/01/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 1, 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 1st day of December, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. on site – 5:20 in Chambers. The Purpose of the meeting is to discuss; – Drainage Concern (Rd#164W & Rd#165) – [...]

2016/01/13Local Interest

Atom “B” Stampeders Take Title in Flin Flon

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | On January 8-10, 2015 the Swan Valley “B” Stampeders travelled to Flin Flon to participate in the Jason Morran Memorial Atom tournament. The team had enjoyed some practices, but this would be their first game action of the season. Click picture for a larger version. Back Row (L to R): [...]

2016/01/12Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 17, 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 17th day of November, 2015 at 7:11 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Interim-Acting CAO; [...]

2016/01/11Local Interest

Free Parent & Tot Swim – January 25, 2016

Submitted by: Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre | Free Parent & Tot Swim Mon. January 25, 2016 9 am – 12 pm Find us at: 1424 1st St. N. (204) 734-4119 www.swanvalleyrec.ca www.facebook.com/RRWCentre For Daily schedule

2016/01/11Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – December 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 December, 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 Additions to Agenda: 4.16 Curling [...]

2016/01/10Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 10, 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 10th day of November, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten [...]

2016/01/09Local Interest

Minitonas Community Store Receives Hometown MB Grant

ValleyBiz.ca Story | On December 18, 2015, Swan River MLA Ron Kostyshyn (left) presented store owner Barry Waito (right) with a cheque that will be used toward exterior upgrades to the Minitonas Community Store. Click picture for a larger version. Waito received the funding under the 2015-2016 Hometown Manitoba grant program for Hometown Main Streets [...]

2016/01/08Local Interest

Cowan Ukrainian New Year’s Dance – January 16, 2016

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik | Ukrainian New Year’s Dance Cowan Community Centre Sat. January 16, 2016 9:00 pm – 1:00 am. Music by Adrienne Gaudry Band from Brandon. Lunch will be served. Admission by advance tickets only. Tickets $15 Available at Kolisnyk’s General Store, Merv’s, or you may call (204)569-4851.

2016/01/07Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 3, 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 3rd day of November, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to discuss; – CAO Position – Drainage Concern (Rd#164W) Present: Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie [...]

2016/01/07Local Interest

Benito Open Mixed Bonspiel: February 9-14, 2016

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito 9th Annual Open Mixed Bonspiel February 9-14, 2016 4 Events – Pick a Prize $120 Entry Fee / Rink Banquet Included Contact: Rick or Lenore 539-2811 Scott 539-2667 (daytime) Entry Deadline: February 6, 2016

2016/01/06Local Interest

Successful Opening Weekend at Thunderhill Ski Area

Submitted by: Carolyn Baldwin | Thunderhill Ski Club Inc. opening day on January 1, 2015 was a huge success. 91 people enjoyed a beautiful day on the slopes with frosted trees making it very scenic. Click any picture for a larger version. The conditions are very good, Markin Trail is excellent skiing and the Hogs [...]

2016/01/05Local Interest

Shop Fire Caused By Electrical Failure

Swan River Fire Department Release | On Sunday, January 3, 2016, Swan River Fire, Prairie Mountain EMS and Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a structure fire on Lorraine Street in the East end of town. On arrival the building was well involved with flames visible from quite a distance. Extensive damage occurred to the [...]

2016/01/04Local Interest

Guests Enjoy Christmas Day Supper at Seniors Centre

Submitted by: Jenny Sprong | A small committee organised a scrumptious Christmas Feast for around 30 people at the Seniors Center on Christmas Day, 2015. Anna Fullerton and Barbara Belcher were two of the women on the team. Click any picture for a larger version. Others helped with decorations and other preparations and cleaning up [...]

2016/01/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 12, 2015

Town of Swan River Meeting Minutes 15/12/2015 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:30 pm   1.  Call to order 2.  Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 1 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for the December 15th, 2015 regular meeting of Council be received. Carried 3.  Adoption of Minutes Resolution [...]

2016/01/03Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 2, 2015

Minutes of the Special Planning Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in the R.M. of Mountain Douncil Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – 6 – Brad Wyatt [...]

2016/01/02Local Interest