Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sun Shines on Annual Swan Valley Garden Walk

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | On July 2, 2016 about 225 people enjoyed a glorious sunny day as they viewed some incredibly beautiful gardens during our annual Garden Walk held by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictures by ValleyBiz There were seven yards, all unique and impeccably [...]

2016/07/31Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 12, 2016

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 this 12th day of July, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Terry Neely Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with [...]

2016/07/30Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 25, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 25, 2016 | Northwest Region Thunderstorm activity throughout most of the Northwest Region over the past week resulted in variable rainfall amounts. Reported rainfall amounts ranged from 10 to 24 mm in the Roblin area to 10 mm in The Pas and [...]

2016/07/29Local Interest

Wide Selection, Big Bargains at Benito Library Garage Sale

Submitted by: Benito Library | Benito Library once again held a very successful garage sale. Bargain hunters from near and far came to check out the huge amount of items. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to all the people who donated such great items. There was exercise equipment, silver, crystal, antiques, dishes, [...]

2016/07/28Local Interest

Renwer – Fisher’s Siding Old Fashioned Picnic 2016

Submitted by: Debbie (Bell) Soloway | It was great to see a wonderful group of people enjoying each other’s company and sharing stories and lots of laughter. Click any picture for a larger version. On Sunday July 24, 2016 the place to experience this type of enjoyment was at the tiny village of Renwer, MB, [...]

2016/07/27Local Interest

Traffic Enforcement of School Zones

Swan River RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP would like to remind drivers to abide by the school zone speed limits year round and that traffic enforcement of school zones will continue throughout the summer. The 30 km/h school zones in Swan River remain enforceable both day and night. Please drive safely.

2016/07/27Local Interest

Parkland United FC U11 Boys Travel to Portage

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Written by: Craig Zamzow This spring the Dauphin Soccer Association and Swan Valley Youth Soccer joined forces to enter a team in the Manitoba Soccer Association Regional Festival. Click any picture for a larger version. As each Association season ended a team was created to begin practicing and also played the [...]

2016/07/27Local Interest

Parkland Predators Finish Inaugural Season

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | The Parkland Predators U11 Girls soccer team was started this spring with 7 players from the Dauphin Soccer Association and 5 players from Swan Valley Youth Soccer. Click any picture for a larger version. In June they had a game in Dauphin vs a boys team and lost 4-2. In [...]

2016/07/26Local Interest

Perfect Weather for Pink Ball Challenge

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Night Golf on July 19, 2016 was a blast with an enthusiastic group of golfers trying not to lose their PINK ball. Weather was perfect, food was fabulous and fun was had by all. Click any picture for a larger version. Our amazing sponsor was Kal Tire. They donated [...]

2016/07/26Local Interest

Great Day for Great Fundraising Opportunity

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | July 20, 2016 was a great day for a hotdog sale…. Thanks to  160 hungry supporters who came out to the Giant Tiger parking lot to enjoy a hotdog , chips and a drink. Click any picture for a larger version. Giant Tiger provided the goods and the Bowsman Curling [...]

2016/07/25Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 28, 2016

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 this 28th day of June, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Terry Neely, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior Notice: Carrie [...]

2016/07/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 18, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 18, 2016 | Northwest Region There continued to be rain and thunderstorm activity throughout most of the Northwest Region over the past week with variation in total rainfall amounts. Reported rainfall amounts ranged from as little as 0 to 6 mm in [...]

2016/07/23Local Interest

Durban Demolition Derby – August 7, 2016

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Demolition Derby Sun. August 7, 2016 Demo Starts at 1:00 pm Durban School Grounds, Durban MB Demo Car Registration Starts at 10 am Concession Booth on Grounds Car Entry fee $ 50.00 No modified cars will be allowed in Derby 3 Heats Grand Challenge Consolation Mechanics Power Puff Admission [...]

2016/07/22Local Interest

Great Weekend for Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Another Barrows Gospel Jamboree has come and gone. It was a great weekend. The crowd was not very big but everyone there, that we heard from, enjoyed the singing, fellowship, praising God, and good food. Pictured above: Ivan and Bernice Chartrand Click any picture for a larger version. People came [...]

2016/07/21Local Interest

Swan River Garden Walk – July 25, 2016

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Garden Walk July 25, 2016 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm $5.00 This is a self directed tour. Map available. Refreshments * Raffle Sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club Tickets $5 Available at: Pizza Place 734-9374 Golf Course 734-3935 Connie McKay 734-3371 Anita Stewart 734-7653 Sherree Soura 734-2569 Rain [...]

2016/07/20Local Interest

Michael “Pinball” Clemons Makes Engaging Presentation

Submitted by: Cheryl Ellingson | The weather was beautiful for the baseball and football clinics and approximately 30 athletes came to improve their skills. Click any picture for a larger version. They participated in both on field and off field sessions which focused on developing them as total athletes, physically, mentally and spiritually. The clinic [...]

2016/07/19Local Interest

Renwer – Fisher’s Siding Old Fashion Picnic – July 24, 2016

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Renwer-Fisher’s Siding Annual Old Fashion Picnic Sun. July 24th, 2016 3:00 pm Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Everyone’s invited to come visit, play old fashion school yard games and enjoy the potluck supper. The committee will provide the barbequed burgers, hotdogs and drinks; guests are asked to bring salads, desserts or [...]

2016/07/18Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 21, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of June, 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 Absent with Notice: Delegations: 7:30 p.m. [...]

2016/07/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 11, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 20, 2016 | Northwest Region There was thunderstorm activity throughout most of the Northwest Region over the past week with extreme variation in total rainfall amounts. Reported rainfall amounts range from as little as 0 to 3 mm in the Roblin area [...]

2016/07/16Local Interest

United Church Rodeo Luncheon – July 29, 2016

Submitted by: Glenda Foster | Rodeo Luncheon Veteran’s Community Hall Immediately Following Parade July 29, 2016 Adults: $9.00 6 TO 12 YEARS: $5.00 Under 5 FREE MENU: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Pork and Beans, Drink, Sweek Treat SPONSORED BY: ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH

2016/07/15Local Interest

Parkland Teams Take Part in Soccer Exhibition

Submitted by: Tracy Maksymchuk | Parkland Boys U13 team hosted Team Norman for two games on Sunday, July 10, 2016 The 1st game ended in a 1-1 tie with Austin Terry scoring the only goal for Parkland. Click any picture for a larger version. This led to a 5 player shootout to decide the game, [...]

2016/07/14Local Interest

Benito Library Garage Sale & BBQ – July 23, 2016

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko | Gigantic Garage Sale Sat. July 23, 2016 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Benito Library Multipurpose Room BBQ Fundraiser 11:00 am – 2:00 pm $5 per person Sitting area next to Library Something for everyone … Exercise Equipment Antiques Collectibles Dishes Toys & Games Electronics Jewelry Small Appliances Purses … and [...]

2016/07/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Files Lawsuit Against Bill Gade

Swan Valley West Media Release | The Municipality of Swan Valley West has filed a statement of claim against Bill Gade & Stillwater Broadcasting Limited. The following statement is being released on behalf of the municipality; Mr. Gade has said many untrue things about council members, municipal staff, and persons who have done work for [...]

2016/07/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal ATV Rollover

RCMP Media Release | On July 8, 2016, at approximately 5:30 pm, officers from the Swan River RCMP attended a location just south of Kenville, in response to a single ATV rollover. Investigators arrived at the scene where an ATV was located near the residence of the driver. The ATV appeared to have flipped after [...]

2016/07/11Local Interest

Bowsman Curling Club / Giant Tiger BBQ – July 20, 2016

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Fundraiser BBQ July 20, 2016 11am – 3pm Giant Tiger Parking Lot Sponsored by: Bowsman Curling Club in conjuntion with Giant Tiger Hotdog, chips and drink $5.00 All proceeds go to Bowsman Curling Club.

2016/07/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 21, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present.   1.  Call to order 2.  Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2016.333 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Lance Jacobson RESOLVED that the Agenda for the June 21st, [...]

2016/07/10Local Interest

Minitonas Bowsman Minutes – June 7, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of June, 2016 A.D. at 7:00 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: 7:30 [...]

2016/07/09Local Interest

Exhibition Soccer – July 10, 2016

Submitted by: Tracy Maksymchuk | Exhibition Soccer Sunday, July 10, 2016 Rotary Fields Swan River Parkland U13 Boys (Manitoba Summer Games Team) vs Norman Region 12:30 – Game #1 Parkland U13 Boys vs Norman U13 Boys 1:45 – Exhibition Game:            Parkland U13 Girls Summer Games Team vs Parkland U11 Boys 3:00 – Game #2 [...]

2016/07/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 4, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development July 4, 2016 | Northwest Region There was rainfall throughout the Northwest Region over the weekend, with amounts ranging from 10 mm in The Pas, up to 48 mm in parts of the Roblin area and from 17 to 100 mm in the [...]

2016/07/08Local Interest

Natural Home Remedies Seminar

Submitted by: David Ogram | On Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2016 eighteen people attended a Health Seminar at the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church entitled, “Natural Home Remedies”. Click any picture for a larger version. It was presented by Glenda Nischuk from Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Glenda, a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner, and owner of the Better [...]

2016/07/07Local Interest

Enjoyable Evening Raises Funds for Medical Expenses

Submitted by: Vivian Rooks | On Saturday, June 25, 2016 friends and relatives of Colleen Keefe’s got together for an enjoyable evening. The Big Woody Hall was packed to capacity and everyone had a great time. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening was organized by a few friends and relatives of Colleen’s [...]

2016/07/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Student Receives Westman Scholarship

Westman Media Release | Westman Communications Group would like to extend congratulations to this year’s western Manitoba high school graduates with special recognition to the 30 graduates who were recipients of its scholarship, the Westman Award of Excellence. The $500 scholarships were awarded to graduating high school students who have been accepted by a Manitoba [...]

2016/07/05Local Interest

Pink Ball Challenge Gals Golf NEW DATE – July 19, 2016

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Night Gals Golf July 19, 2016 Pink Ball Challenge Visitors, new golfers, everyone is invited to join in for a super fun evening of golf, dinner and prizes galore. Sign up ahead by calling club house at 734-3935. Shot gun start is 6 pm sharp. Dinner will be BBQed [...]

2016/07/04Local Interest

Benito Marks Canada Day With Day Long Celebration

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito celebrated Canada Day 2016 with a full day of events. The day kicked off with a fantastic pancake breakfast hosted by the Benito Volunteer Firefighters Association. Click any picture for a larger version. At times the wait was a bit long, but in the end very worth the time [...]

2016/07/04Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 14, 2016

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 this 14th day of June, 2016 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Terry Neely, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent [...]

2016/07/03Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 28, 2016

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on June 28, 2016 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved) The following were present: Chair: W. Schaffer Vice-Chair: K. Riehl Trustees: D. Burghart, L. Evans, S. Haluschak, V. Rooks, B. Stephen Superintendent: M. Marquis-Forster Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch Student Services [...]

2016/07/03Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 11, 2016

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 [...]

2016/07/02Local Interest

Increase in Residential and Cottage Break Ins and Thefts

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP has recently received an increase in calls for service relating to residential and cottage break and enters in and around the Swan Valley area. The Swan River RCMP would like to remind the public to ensure that residences are locked when homeowners/cottage dwellers are away and to record [...]

2016/07/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 27, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 27, 2016 | Northwest Region Rainfall amounts were extremely variable throughout the Northwest Region over the past week. Localized areas around and south of Ste. Rose and McCreary received up to 25 mm of rainfall, continuing to add to the already wet [...]

2016/07/01Local Interest