Monthly Archives: November 2016

Local Winners in Poster Contest at Manitoba Level

ValleyBiz.ca | Two students from Benito were recognized for having the first and second place winning entries in the 2015-2016 Manitoba State level of the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Click any picture for a larger version. Rachel Negrave (left) won 1st Prize for the Alcohol Division Age 12-14 and Anika Badowski [...]

2016/11/09Local Interest

Lorne Henkelman New Prairie Mountain Health Vice-Chair

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government has appointed new boards for the five provincial regional health authorities to guide the provision of health-care services across the province, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “Regional health authority boards are responsible for the resources and performance of the health-care system, [...]

2016/11/08Local Interest

Great Start for Valley Axemen’s First Season in NCHL

Submitted by: Cramer Coulthart | The Valley Axemen got off to a roaring start in their first season in the North Central Hockey League this weekend. Squaring off against the Foxwarren Falcons, the Axemen trailed early but led by the Riddell boys stormed back to a 5-3 win. It was a physical game Friday night [...]

2016/11/08Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 11, 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 11th day of October, 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 [...]

2016/11/07Local Interest

Bowsman Lions Club Hosts Community Halloween Party

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | The annual Bowsman Community Halloween Party was put on by the Bowsman Lions Club at the Bowsman Legion Hall on Halloween night. Click any picture for a larger version. There were prizes for costumes, a pumpkin carving contest, and door prizes as well as drinks, hot dogs, and treats. The [...]

2016/11/07Local Interest

Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman Reveals New Logo

Submitted Story | The Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held a logo contest this summer and a few submissions were received. Council reviewed all submissions and while there were some good entries, the one that appealed to Council the most was submitted by the Tent Town Garden Club. Pictured above: Reeve Clint Eisner with Tent Town Garden [...]

2016/11/07Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 20, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of September, 2016 A.D. at 7:08 p.m. Present: Councillors: J. Caruk, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk, G. Bartel, C. Densen C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillor: S. Walmsley Additions [...]

2016/11/06Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 27, 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 27th day of September, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Administrative Assistant; Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2016/11/06Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 6, 2016

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 6, 2015 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 6, 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 [...]

2016/11/05Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 6, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of September, 2016 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley, C. Densen C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: G. Bartel Additions to [...]

2016/11/05Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 13, 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 13th day of September, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior Written Notice: Reeve; [...]

2016/11/05Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 16, 2016

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of Aug, 2016 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: C. Densen Additions to [...]

2016/11/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 18, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 18th, 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 Amended Agenda Resolution No: 2016.520 Moved By: Duane Whyte Seconded By: Phylis Friesen RESOLVED that the Amended Agenda for [...]

2016/11/04Local Interest

Benito Ladies Auxiliary Thankful for Support at Craft Sale

Submitted by: Jacee Zbirun | The Benito Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who came out to support their first annual Fall Craft Sale. Hope to see everyone next year! Click any picture for a larger version.

2016/11/04Local Interest

Birch River Family Fun Night – Saturday, November 19, 2016

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | Christian Fellowship Church in Birch River is hosting another Family Fun Night. Sat. November 19, 2016 6-9 PM. Fun-lovers of all ages are invited to gather up your favourite games, snacks, and friends, and come on out! We ask that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an [...]

2016/11/03Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Issue Crosswalk Reminder

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP would like to remind everyone to Be Safe in School Zones. The Highway Traffic Act requires pedestrians to cross roadways by using crosswalks. Please remember to use Crosswalks. Let’s keep our school zones and streets safe for everyone. Below are the regulations from the Highway Traffic Act regarding [...]

2016/11/03Local Interest

Many Goodies at Birch River Northern Neighbors Craft Sale

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | The annual craft sale held by the Birch River Northern Neighbors was again a success. 20 plus tables with all kinds of goodies to choose from. Click any picture for a larger version. Once you were done looking at all the baking, knitting, jams, jellies and endless crafts that all [...]

2016/11/02Local Interest

Mark Simpson Appointed as New Principal in Minitonas

Swan Valley School Division Announcement | We are pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Simpson has been appointed to the position of Principal of both the Minitonas Early Years School and the Minitonas Middle School effective January 9th, 2017. Mark has been a valued member of our Division since 2001. He has been a teacher [...]

2016/11/02Local Interest

Arran Rec Board Wing & Rib Night – November 5, 2016

Submitted by: Michelle McKenzie | Arran Rec Board Wing & Rib Night November 5th, 2016 2:00 pm to 1:30 am Arran Gymnasium Arran, Sask

2016/11/01Local Interest

Family Friendly, Safe and Scary Spooktoberfest Fun

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Spooktober- Fest Haunted House! It was a smashing event which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. There were over 1,450 visitors, who attended Spooktober-Fest at the John [...]

2016/11/01Local Interest