Monthly Archives: August 2016

Chase the Ace Anniversay – September 2, 2016

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | Chase the Ace Anniversary Chase the Ace and 50/50 Bowsman Hotel Fri. September 2, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Bowsman Community skating Arena and the Bowsman Curling Club would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us for the past year. We are celebrating our one [...]

2016/08/31Local Interest

Aspire Dental Centre Grand Re-Opening

ValleyBiz Story | Aspire Dental Centre held their grand re-opening on August 25, 2016. Mayor Glen McKenzie cut the ribbon for the new facility along with owner Dr. Gurinder Kler, former owner Dr. Siggi Sigurdson, many staff members and several town councillors. Click any picture for a larger version. Aspire Dental Centre is the new [...]

2016/08/30Local Interest

Investigation into Swan River RCMP Completed

IIU Media Release | The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has completed its investigation into an arrest in Swan River that resulted in a serious injury, and has concluded that officers acted appropriately. On December 1, 2015, three members of the RCMP Swan River detachment attended the residence of a male who had phoned [...]

2016/08/29Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 22, 2016

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on August 22, 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, K. Highmoor, B. Stephen, G. Wowchuk Superintendent: T. Mendel Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch [...]

2016/08/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 16, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present.  Mayor McKenzie arrived at 8:10 pm. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Amended Agenda Resolution No: 2016.420 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: [...]

2016/08/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 22, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 15, 2016 | Northwest Region Scattered showers occurred in various parts of the Northwest Region over the week with approximately 10 mm in Swan River, 25 mm in The Pas and mainly clear in the Roblin area. Except for localized heavier showers, which paused operations in [...]

2016/08/25Local Interest

Minitonas Garden Club Fruit Festival – September 10, 2016

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Minitonas Garden Club Annual Fall Fruit Festival Sat. September 10, 2016 1:00 pm—3:00 pm Minitonas Town Hall Join us for pie & beverage/coffee $5.00 Be lucky and win a door prize !!! Purchase a ticket on the Chance Auction. Take home some baking, preserves, fresh garden produce, honey from local [...]

2016/08/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 2, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of Aug, 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. – Barry [...]

2016/08/23Local Interest

Ultimate Success at Gals Golf Nite Challenge

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The Ultimate Challenge on August 16 was a huge success. If you wanted to combine golf and construction, this was your chance. Greens may have had pylons, hoses, or toilet seats. Now that was a challenge!! Click any picture for a larger version. After the golf, the ladies enjoyed a [...]

2016/08/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 15, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 15, 2016 | Northwest Region There was unsettled weather throughout the Northwest Region over the week, with intermittent showers and poor drying conditions. Rainfall amounts varied with 12 to 50 mm in Swan River, up to 40 mm in The Pas, and trace to 10 mm [...]

2016/08/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 2, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 2nd, 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 Moved By: Jason Sakal Seconded By: Duane Whyte RESOLVED that the Agenda for the August 2nd, 2016 regular [...]

2016/08/20Local Interest

Dr. Burnside Receives National Resident Leadership Award

Submitted Story | Prairie Mountain Health and the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit (PFMRU) congratulates Dr. Tyler Burnside of Swan River, Manitoba for being recognized amongst his peers with a national resident leadership award. Dr. Burnside, Chief Resident for the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit for the 2015/2016 academic year, has been named as the [...]

2016/08/18Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 8, 2016

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on August 8, 2016 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved) The following were present: Chair: W. Schaffer Trustees: D. Burghart, L. Evans, S. Haluschak, K. Highmoor, V. Rooks, B. Stephen Superintendents: M. Marquis-Forster, T. Mendel Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch Student [...]

2016/08/17Local Interest

Sun Shines on Metis Days in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | The sun peaked through the clouds and the pouring rain came to a stop shortly after 4:00 pm on Saturday August 13, 2016 allowing the outdoor Metis Day games and eventsto get underway at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre. Click any picture for a larger version. The obstacle course was a hit [...]

2016/08/16Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 26, 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 26th day of July, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior [...]

2016/08/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 8, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 8, 2016 | Northwest Region There was hot weather throughout the Northwest Region over the week, along with varied rainfall amounts. Precipitation ranged from trace in The Pas, 15 to 40 mm in Swan River to excessive rainfall received over a short period of time in [...]

2016/08/12Local Interest

Bending Fenders at the Durban Demo Derby

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On Sunday Aug 07, 2016 Durban had their Demo Derby. With great fans and beautiful weather it was a fun day. Crowds were entertained by the roar of the engines and the flying action of the cars. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted Thanks [...]

2016/08/11Local Interest

Tuesday Night Gals Golf – August 16, 2016

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Night Gals Golf August 16, 2016 Shot gun start at 6pm. Format will an Ultimate FUN Challenge Register ahead by calling club house 734-3935. $15 for food and prizes. Non-member green fees are discounted to $15. Come out with family and/or friends for a night of some crazy golfing. [...]

2016/08/09Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 19, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of July, 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. – Doug Wagner [...]

2016/08/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 2, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 2, 2016 | Northwest Region There was thunderstorm activity throughout the Northwest Region over the weekend. However, actual rainfall amounts were variable; amounts ranged from 15 mm north of Roblin area to 23 mm in parts of The Pas to minimal amounts in the Swan Valley. [...]

2016/08/07Local Interest

Flower & Harvest Festival – September 9-11, 2016

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church | Flower & Harvest Festival September 9 – 11, 2016 St. Andrew’s United Church An open Flower & Harvest Festival is being held over the second week-end of September this year. The idea is to fill the Sanctuary, Foyer and Lower Hall with Floral, Fruit and Vegetable Displays, according [...]

2016/08/05Local Interest

Where the Wild Things Are At The Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz.ca Story | The Northewest Roundup and Exhibition featured serveral wild and woolly events for participants of all ages. A large number of participants took part from across the Valley and beyond. Click any picture for a larger version. Many brave youngsters took a turn at Mutton Busting. The main strategy is “Don’t Let Go!” [...]

2016/08/04Local Interest

Annual Cowan Trail Celebration – August 27, 2016

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Trail Celebration Sat. August 27, 2016 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 pm Registration [...]

2016/08/04Local Interest

Chariot and Chuckwagon Races A Crowd Favorite

ValleyBiz Story | Chariot and Chuckwagon races at the Northwest Roundup offered 4 days of North American Chuckwagon & Chariot Championship excitement. The grandstand was filled to capacity with cheering fans as the horses thundered around the track. Click any picture for a larger version.

2016/08/03Local Interest

Rodeo Events A Mix of Power, Speed and Skill

ValleyBiz Story | The grandstands at the Northwest Roundup were filled and the crowd was ready for 3 days of rodeo excitement. Cowboy events included Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Bareback and Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. Click any picture for a larger version. As a special feature Harvey McFarlane, of [...]

2016/08/02Local Interest

Parade a Great Start to Northwest Roundup Weekend

ValleyBiz Story | At 10am on the last Friday in July (July 29th in 2016) the Chamber of Commerce parade gets rolling down main street in Swan River, to the delight of crowds gathered along the route. Click any picture for a larger version. The sound of sirens is the first signal that the parade [...]

2016/08/01Local Interest