Monthly Archives: January 2017

Benito Annual Fireman’s Supper – February 26, 2017

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Benito Volunteer Fire Department invites you to the Annual Fireman’s Supper Sun. February 26, 2017 Benito Rec Centre 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Prime Rib Cooked and Served by Benito Premium Meats $18 per plate – 12 years and up $15 per plate – 11 years and down Chinese Auction Everyone [...]

2017/01/31Local Interest

Wowchuk Presents Cheque Swan Valley RISE

Submitted by: Swan River Constituency Office of MLA Rick Wowchuk Swan Valley RISE along with 28 other Community Organizations from across Manitoba were awarded funding to boost rural, northern Tourism. Pictured above (click picture for a larger version): MLA Rick Wowchuk presents a cheque for $17,250 to Swan Valley RISE Economic Development Officer Heather Nielsen [...]

2017/01/31Local Interest

Valentine’s Dinner and Games Night – February 11, 2017

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Valentine’s Dinner and Games Night Sat. February 11, 2017 Dinner Served from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pine River Community Centre Advanced Tickets Only Tickets available at: Semeniuk’s Lucky Dollar Grocery Store (204-263-2108) or Urbanowski’s Garage (204-263-2101) Be sure to get your ticket early so the caterer has an accurate [...]

2017/01/31Local Interest

Swan Valley JV Girls win Gilbert Plains Tournament

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | Swan Valley JV Girls played in the Gilbert Plains Tournament on January 28 and 29, 2017. First game of the day was against Major Pratt School from Russell. Click any picture for a larger version. Above: Brenna Schure took the ball to the hoop against Major Pratt School. The Tigers [...]

2017/01/31Local Interest

Royal Purple Elks Valentine Luncheon – February 14 ,2017

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Royal Purple Elks Valentine Luncheon Tues. February 14, 2017 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Elks Hall Adults: $8.00 Students: $5.00 Preschool: Free Proceeds to Build Community Bocce Courts

2017/01/30Local Interest

Free Naloxone Kits Available in Swan River and Camperville

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health | Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) is rolling out its program to distribute free Take Home Naloxone kits within the region. Public Health and Community Health Nurses involved in harm reduction supply distribution will be the initial providers to have naloxone kits available to distribute, without a prescription, for people at [...]

2017/01/30Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 15, 2016

Continuation 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 this 15th day of December, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Brian Burick, David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with [...]

2017/01/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 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 December, 2016 at 5:35 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior [...]

2017/01/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 16, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the Jaunary 16, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board passed a motion nominating Board Chair Kelli Riehl for Region 1 Director for the Manitoba School Boards Association. If she is successful she would be a member of the MSBA Provincial Board. It [...]

2017/01/28Local Interest

Reports of Reeve’s Resignation Untrue

ValleyBiz Story | Questions have been raised regarding the status of the Municipality of Swan Valley West’s Reeve after a January 26, 2017 facebook post by CJ104 Radio stated “Credible sources indicate that earlier today, Reeve Verne Scouten tendered his resignation.” The media spokesperson from the Municipality of Swan Valley West confirmed in a statement [...]

2017/01/27Local Interest

Swan Valley JV Girls Win Sabres Invitational

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | The JV Girls Basketball Team travelled to Souris in January 20 and 21, 2017 to take part in the Sabres Invitational Basketball Tournament. Pictured above (click for a larger version): Back row: coach. Lise Fraser, Josie Black, Lauren Klatt, Caitlyn Stewart, Adria Bateman, Ireland Staples, Seanna Stinson Front row: Erica [...]

2017/01/26Local Interest

Team Oryniak Makes Their Mark on Junior Curling

Submitted by: Louise Watkins | Team Oryniak assembled a team of talented young men to curl as a competitive Junior curling team for the 2016-2017 season. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: Team Photo at Canola Junior Berth Spiel, Swan River, MB Left to right: Coach Darren Oryniak, Myles Hunker(Lead), Carter Watkins(Second), [...]

2017/01/24Local Interest

Tiger Varsity Girls Take First at Pizza Place Classic

Submitted by: Shayne Yaschyshyn | The 2017 Pizza Place Invitational Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament was held in Swan River this past weekend on January 20 and 21, 2017 at the SVRSS. Photos by Rob McDonald Click for a larger version. The tournament is set up as a 4 team round robin with boys [...]

2017/01/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 29, 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 29th day of November, 2016 at 7:12 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; [...]

2017/01/21Local Interest

4 Teams Compete in Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team invited the Winnipeg Blue Devils, Brandon City Wheat Wings and newly formed Riding Mountain Rebels (of Dauphin/Winnipegosis) to their 3rd Annual Regional Floor Hockey Tournament. Pictured above: Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning started off with Constable Scott Sherman and Constable Brett Crowley [...]

2017/01/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 8, 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 8th day of November, 2016 at 7:20 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior [...]

2017/01/19Local Interest

Premier Pallister Visits Swan Valley

Submitted by: Lance Jacobson | On Sunday January 15, 2017 Swan River PC Constituency Association hosted a Sandwich Luncheon at the Westwood Inn with special guests Premier Pallister and Swan River MLA Rick Wowchuk. Click any picture for a larger version. An excellent crowd who included visitors from across the constituency came out to meet [...]

2017/01/19Local Interest

Community Lends Support During Time of Loss

ValleyBiz Story | When Lee Cryderman passed away suddenly on January 7, 2017, it did not take long for the community to come together to support the family. “Lee always said, ‘If anything ever happens to me, don’t worry people will help.’” said his wife Rita. Click any picture for a larger version. And help [...]

2017/01/18Local Interest

Swan River Man Arrested on Murder Charge

RCMP Media Release | The RCMP has arrested and charged Carl Jessie Klyne, 23, from Swan River, with Second Degree murder. He appeared in Provincial Court in Swan River earlier this morning. Officers located the elderly victim, a 90 year old male, deceased at a residence in the Town of Swan River during a well-being [...]

2017/01/18Local Interest

Birch River Thrift Shop Grand Opening

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | The Grand Opening of the Thrift Shop in Birch River was a great success! Despite the frigid weather, lots of new and returning customers came out to enjoy the coffee and yummy snacks as well as finding plenty of treasures to take home. Thank you to all the volunteers who [...]

2017/01/18Local Interest

2017 Pizza Place Classic – January 20 & 21, 2017

Submitted by: Paula Shevernoha | 2017 Pizza Place Classic January 20 & 21, 2017 SVRSS Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams will be playing host this weekend for their annual Pizza Place Classic. Teams from Dauphin, Westgate, Roblin and Norquay, will be competing against our SVRSS Tigers for the 2017 title. Come on out and [...]

2017/01/17Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 25, 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 25th 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 [...]

2017/01/17Local Interest

Community and Entrepreneurship Grants Available

Submitted by: Community Futures Parkland | Our annual grant & award application and nomination forms are now available on our website. All applications and nominations are due on March 31, 2017. The Volunteer Awards are a great opportunity to shine a light on local youth and adults who donate their time and energies for the [...]

2017/01/17Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Suspicious Death

RCMP Media Release | On Saturday, January 14, 2017 at approximately 5:00 pm, Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a residence in the Town of Swan River to conduct a well-being check on an elderly male. Upon entering the residence, officers located the elderly male, 90, deceased. The death is being treated as suspicious. Investigators [...]

2017/01/15Local Interest

Loving Hearts Supper & Entertainment – February 11, 2017

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church 6th Anniversary St. Andrew’s United Church Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment February 11, 2017 Veterans Hall 5:00pm Wine Bar 6:00pm Dinner Catered by: Julie Nahnybida Tickets $35.00 each Tickets available from: Nancy Jones 204-734-2507 Eleanor Proppe 204-734-5645 Church Office 204-734-3248

2017/01/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 20, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. Councillor Jacobson was absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2016.603 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED [...]

2017/01/14Local Interest

Parenting Workshop – Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, Mar 7, 2017

Submitted by: Eugenia Barker | Has Parenting got you STRESSED OUT? Tripple P Parenting is here to help Tuesdays January 17, 24, 31, 2017 February 7 & March 7, 2017 (with Feb 14, 21, 28 phone conversations) Free Childcare, Supper, Materials Dinner: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Sessions: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Ecole Swan [...]

2017/01/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Tiger Fire Takes On Swan River RCMP

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Sunday, January 8, 2017 the Swan River RCMP and the Tiger Fire Floor Hockey team competed in a friendly floor hockey game. Click any picture fora larger image. It was a fast paced, intense game with great action, lots of fun and true sportsmanship-although we did have a few [...]

2017/01/12Local Interest

Food & Fun at Tupperware Potluck Appreciation Event

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | In case you didn’t make it to the Tupperware Potluck Appreciation Event on Fri Jan 6th, 2017 at the War Veterans Hall here are some pics and a little about what you missed out on. Twenty-two Guests/Consultants started off the night with a potluck supper which by the way was [...]

2017/01/11Local Interest

Special Olympics Tournament – January 13 & 14, 2017

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team is hosting its 3rd Annual Regional Floor Hockey Tournament January 13 & 14, 2017 SVRSS Gym, Swan River Fri. January 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Tiger Fire VS Wpg Blue Devils) Sat. January 14, 2017 Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 am. The first game [...]

2017/01/10Local Interest

Swan River Novice Colts Win C-Final in The Pas

Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | Over the weekend of January 6-8, 2017, the Swan River Novice Colts travelled to The Pas to compete in the A&W Funky Threadz Novice Tournament. Click picture for a larger version. After a record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the round robin, the Colts were placed in the [...]

2017/01/10Local Interest

Great Evening of Gospel Music at Wuskwi Sipihk Hall

Submitted by: Violet Plett | The Gospel concert at Indian Birch (Wuskwi Sipihk) Hall on January 5, 2017 was well attended and enjoyed by all. People came from various towns in the valley. Click any picture for a larger version. We had a great evening of listening to good gospel music and praising God together. [...]

2017/01/09Local Interest

Bellsite 38th Annual Poker Derby – February 26, 2017

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED: Click here for details Bellsite’s 38th Annual Poker Derby Sun. February 26, 2017 A Scenic Mountain Route, North Mountain Riders Groomed Snow Pass Trail Start Point is Bellsite Manitoba (this event will happen with sunshine, snow or rain) REGISTRATION: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Bellsite Community Hall FEE: [...]

2017/01/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 6, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson and Delaurier present.  Councillors Moriaux and Sakal were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2016.580 Moved By: Duane Whyte Seconded By: Phylis [...]

2017/01/07Local Interest

Tupperware Potluck Appreciation Supper – January 6, 2017

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | Tupperware Potluck Appreciation Supper Fri. January 6th, 2017 Doors open 6:00 pm Potluck supper 6:30 pm War Veterans Hall (Back Doors) Free Admittance Games, Prizes, Chinese Auction (Tupperama), demos, lots of fun and laughter. New catalogues will be out PLUS JANUARY BIG WEEKS (Modular Mates sale is on). Come alone [...]

2017/01/05Local Interest

Provincial Funding for Swan Valley Trades Initiative

Manitoba Government Media Release | Announced by Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart: The provincial government is providing support to help unemployed or underemployed individuals in northern Manitoba work toward certification as heavy-duty technicians, agricultural equipment technicians, and truck and transport mechanics. “Our government is helping Manitobans get the training and experience needed to access [...]

2017/01/04Local Interest

PC Association Sandwich Luncheon – January 15, 2017

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | Swan River PC Constituency Association Sandwich Luncheon with Premier Brian Pallister and MLA Rick Wowchuk Sun. January 15, 2017 1:00 PM Westwood Inn Banquet Room Tickets for Sandwich Luncheon $10.00. Call Lance at 204-734-8052 for Tickets.

2017/01/02Local Interest