Monthly Archives: July 2017

Celebrating Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup Eh!

ValleyBiz Story | The theme of this year’s Chamber of Commerce Parade at the Northwest Roundup was Celebrate Canada 150. Floats and participants were all decked out in Red and White and all things Canadian Eh! Click any picture for a larger version. The RCMP and Veterans led the parade. Participants showed off their True [...]

2017/07/31Local Interest

New Health Care Professionals at Primary Care Centre

ValleyBiz Story | Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) recently announced the addition of several new health care professionals at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC). Two physicians and a nurse practitioner are already seeing patients and there are more on the way. Submitted Picture: New health care professionals recently started at the SVPCC. From left [...]

2017/07/31Local Interest

Maribelle’s $4,000 … Cow Patty

Submitted by: Jaimie Walker | Meet Maribelle the cow…. at 6:03 pm she pooped in square number 75! Click picture for a larger version. Congratulations to Rebecca Connors from Minitonas! She won $2000 in Swan Valley Splash Park’s Cow Patty 50/50 Bingo! The other $2,000 goes toward the building of a splash park in Swan [...]

2017/07/30Local Interest

Swan River NDP Annual Pork BBQ – August 20, 2017

Submitted by: Swan River NDP | Swan River NDP Annual Pork BBQ Sun. August 20, 2017 Big Woody Community Centre Swan River Doors Open at 3:00 p.m. Supper $10.00 plus Salad or Dessert Guests: Steve Ashton & Wab Kinew – Candidates for NDP leader – Silent Auction Pie Auction For information contact Judy @ 742-8818

2017/07/30Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 20, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of June, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley & L. Mychalchuk C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Additions to Agenda: 4.19 [...]

2017/07/29Local Interest

Great Crowd at Birch River Brunch and Hall Poker Derby

Submitted by: Glenda Foster | The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 – Birch River Father’s Day Brunch and in Hall Poker Derby on June 18, 2017 was a huge success! Click any picture for a larger version. We had a great crowd come out to partake in the feast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, [...]

2017/07/28Local Interest

RCMP Locate Drowning Victim

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE – RCMP locate drowning victim On July 27, 2017, in the afternoon, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, with assistance from Sustainable Development, located the 17-year-old male drowning victim. Click to read original RCMP media release: Swan River RCMP Investigate Potential Drowning

2017/07/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 24, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 24, 2017 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region experienced high temperatures this week and crops are advancing nicely. Rainfall amounts varied with 12 to 20 mm received across the Swan Valley, 13 mm in The Pas, upwards of 70 mm in parts of the Dauphin area, [...]

2017/07/28Local Interest

A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Garden

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Once again the Swan River Ladies Golf Club sponsored a Garden Walk on July 24, 2017. We had the opportunity to view seven beautiful gardens in the town of Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictures by ValleyBiz. It was a sunny summer day and approximately 180 [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest

RCMP investigate single-vehicle fatal collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 26, 2017, just after 9:00 am, Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 20, 15 km west of Camperville, Manitoba. Early investigation shows the driver lost control and the SUV rolled. Two men were inside the vehicle. One of the men, a 23-year-old from Dauphin was pronounced [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest

Redline Chrysler Makes Donation to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Redline Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Jaimie Walker, Splash Park Board Member receiving the cheque from Greg and Tasha Ashauer of Redline [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Potential Drowning

RCMP Media Release | On July 25, 2017, at approximately 7:10 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report that a 17-year-old male from Split Lake, Manitoba was missing from Steeprock Bible Camp near Lake Winnipegosis. The male was seen swimming out to a floating dock, but he disappeared and witnesses did not see him resurface. [...]

2017/07/26Local Interest

Stampeders Hire New Assistant Coach / Marketing Director

Submitted by: Derek Boychuk | The Swan Valley Stampeders Junior A Hockey Team is pleased to announce the hiring of Jamie Corbett as our new Assistant Coach/Marketing Director. Jamie, from Headingly, Manitoba brings 15 plus years of coaching experience to our organization. The past two years Jamie was the Head Coach of the Winnipeg Monarchs. [...]

2017/07/26Local Interest

Renwer – Fisher’s Siding Annual Pot Luck Picnic 2017

Submitted by: Debbie (Bell) Soloway | It was a hot sunny day for the 16th annual Renwer Fisher’s Siding old fashion picnic. The lawn chairs were being set up as the Canadian flag was raised up the pole. Click any picture for a larger version. Friends greeted each other with hugs and smiles, so blessed [...]

2017/07/26Local Interest

Pine Creek Man Missing From Duck Mountain Logging Camp

RCMP Media Release | On July 24, 2017, just before 1:30 pm, Prairie Mountain RCMP received a report of a missing person from a logging camp in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, approximately 25 kilometres northwest of Roblin, Manitoba. Mark Anthony McKelvey, 36, originally from Pine Creek, walked away from the camp at approximately 8:00 am [...]

2017/07/25Local Interest

So Much fun at Gymnastics Camp

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | The Cheetah’s July gymnastics camp held July 17- 29, 2017 was so much fun! There was a great turnout for the parent and tot class. Overall every class had skill development, fitness components, fun activities as well as being a great opportunity to try out our programs. One highlight for [...]

2017/07/25Local Interest

Bowsman Curling Club Pancake Breakfast – July 28, 2017

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Bowsman Curling Club Rodeo Pancake Breakfast Friday July 28, 2017 7:30 am – 9:30 am Formo Motors Saturday and Sunday July 29 & 30, 2017 7:30 am – 10:00 am Centennial Arena Sponsored by Cook & Cooke Ins, Formo Motors, Swan Wood Shavings, Swan Valley Credit Union

2017/07/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 20, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.  Councillor Whyte was absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.307 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED [...]

2017/07/23Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 28, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 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 [...]

2017/07/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 6, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Moriaux, Delaurier, Whyte and Sakal present.  Councillor Jacobson was absent with permission.  1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.281 Moved By: Jason Sakal Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED [...]

2017/07/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 17, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 17, 2017 | Northwest Region High temperatures and windy conditions with rain were experienced in many areas this week. Rainfall amounts varied throughout the region with 25 to 35 mm across the Swan Valley, 13 mm in The Pas, upwards of 65 mm in parts of [...]

2017/07/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Zoning Variance Minutes – June 28, 2017

Minutes of the Zoning Variance Public Hearing of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held June 28th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve Marvin Kovachik Councillors: Ward 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 [...]

2017/07/22Local Interest

Investors Group Makes Donation to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Investors Group in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Kelly Kirkpatrick and Bruce Kirkpatrick from Investors Group presenting the cheque to Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker. “Swan [...]

2017/07/21Local Interest

Record Attendance at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett | The 4th Annual Barrows Gospel Jamboree was held July 14 – 16, 2017. This year we had record attendance. Friday evening and Saturday were nice and warm and sunny. Click any picture for a larger version. Sunday morning we had some rain and strong wind, so we had to move [...]

2017/07/20Local Interest

Galloway Elected Reeve of Swan Valley West

Submitted by: Municipality of Swan Valley West The unofficial results of the By-Election for Reeve of the Municipality of Swan Valley West is as follows; William Galloway: 669 votes Stan Potten: 169 votes Confirmation of the official results will be issued tomorrow after a final review.

2017/07/19Local Interest

Explore 4-H Canada 150 Celebration – July 28-30, 2017

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Valleys North Explore 4-H A Canada 150 Celebration Down on the Farm at the Northwest Roundup July 28-30, 2017 Noon – 6:00 pm Curling Rink Valleys North 4-H Area council will be hosting Explore 4-H at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition, a Canada 150 community celebration. This event is funded [...]

2017/07/19Local Interest

Swan Valley West By-Election Polling Stations

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley West ratepayers head to the polls today to elect a new Head of Council. Swan Valley West By-Election Details Wed. July 19th, 2017 Polling Stations Swan Valley West Council Chambers 216 Main Street West, Swan River, MB 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Benito Satellite Office 103 Main Street, Benito, MB [...]

2017/07/19Local Interest

Renwer-Fisher’s Siding Old Fashion Picnic – July 23, 2017

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway Renwer-Fisher’s Siding Annual Old Fashion Picnic Sun. July 23, 2017 Starting at 4:00 pm Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Everyone’s invited to come visit, play old fashion school yard games, bring along your musical instrument to entertain the crowd and enjoy the potluck supper. The committee will provide the barbequed burgers, hotdogs [...]

2017/07/18Local Interest

Swan Valley West Awards Canada Day Grants

Municipality of Swan Valley West Media Release | The Municipality of Swan Valley West created a ‘Canada Day Grant’ in honor of our country’s 150th Birthday (Anniversary of Confederation) and budgeted a total of $900 for 6 Grants of $150 each. The Swan Valley West Canada 150 Grants have now all been awarded. Below is [...]

2017/07/18Local Interest

Swan Valley West Chief Administrative Officer Resigns

Municipality of Swan Valley West Press Release | At a special meeting of the Municipality of Swan Valley West held on July 14, 2017, CAO Carolyn Gordon tendered her resignation effective October 13, 2017. The Municipality will now begin the process of hiring a new CAO.

2017/07/17Local Interest

Formo’s Mustang Mania – July 28, 2017

Submitd by: Rebecca Popoff | Mustang Mania Fri. July 28, 2017 Inviting all mustang owners and car enthusiasts! Join us to kick off the Northwest Round Up weekend at Formo Motors! We have a fun filled day planned; MUSTANG REGISTRATION 7:30 – 9:30am $10 to register for the day, this includes pancake breakfast, parade entry, [...]

2017/07/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 10, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 10, 2017 | Northwest Region High temperatures this week brought in a few thunderstorms. A thunderstorm came through the region on Thursday evening with strong winds, sheet rain, and some localized hail. The Minitonas area received the strongest of the storm with some crops pushed down, [...]

2017/07/15Local Interest

United Church Rodeo Luncheon – July 28, 2017

Submitted by: St. Andrews United Church Rodeo Luncheon Veteran’s Community Hall 11:00 am – 1:30 pm July 28, 2017 Hamburger, Salad and Dessert: $9.00 Under 12: $5.00 Under 5 FREE Sponsored by: St. Andrew’s United Church

2017/07/14Local Interest

Great Success, Big Impression for 13U Provincials

Submitted by: Jenifer Ferland | Our Swan River 13U “A” Provincials was a success. We had great weather, some great talented teams joining us from all over the province, some wonderful dedicated volunteers which all helped pull this huge event together. Click any picture for a larger version. Our Swan Valley peewees held there own [...]

2017/07/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal House Fire

RCMP Media Release | On July 13, 2017, just after 2:00 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a house fire in Birch River, Manitoba. When officers arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames and the local fire department was actively battling the fire. Witnesses on scene told officers they believed there was [...]

2017/07/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 11, 2017

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 July, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Brian Burick Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; 7:30pm [...]

2017/07/13Local Interest

Formo Motors Makes Generous Donation to Splash Park

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Formo Motors Ltd. in the amount of $10,000. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Elmer Formo, Tracy Coulthartd presenting the cheque to Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker. “On behalf of the [...]

2017/07/13Local Interest

Swan River Garden Walk – July 24, 2017

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Garden Walk July 24, 2017 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm $5.00 This is a self directed tour. Map available. Refreshments * Raffle Enjoy the beauty & tranquility of a walk in some of the pretty gardens in Swan River. Tickets available from Pizza Place. Swan River Golf Course, Connie McKay [...]

2017/07/12Local Interest

New EMS Station Planned for Cowan

Submitted by: Rick Wowchuk, MLA for the Constituency of Swan River Manitobans deserve predictable and reliable ambulance service, no matter where they live across our province. Our government is developing a much more integrated, responsive, reliable and sustainable emergency medical services (EMS) system in rural Manitoba. And our investment in this system is bringing benefits [...]

2017/07/12Local Interest

Parkour Boot Camp – July 20, 2017 & August 17, 2017

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | S.V. Gymnastics Club Presents Parkour Bootcamp July 20, 2017 & August 17, 2017 Come out and learn about safe free running and parkour skills such as controlled landings, body control, strength training, specific vaulting skills, as well as wall and bar techniques. 9:00-12:00 Ages 7-11 $55 1:00-4:00 Ages 12+ $55 [...]

2017/07/11Local Interest

Swan Valley West By-Election Candidate Interviews

ValleyBiz Story | ValleyBiz recently sat down with each of the candidates in the upcoming by-election for Reeve of the Municipality of Swan Valley West (SVW). Today, we take a closer look at the two candidates and their views on several current issues. Both candidates were born and raised in the Swan Valley and have [...]

2017/07/11Local Interest

Gymnastics Camps: July 17-19 & August 14-16, 2017

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | S.V. Cheetahs Gymnastics Club Summer Camp 2017 We will have 2 summer camps this year! July 17-19, 2017 August 14-16, 2017 9:00-9:45 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00 1:00-2:30 2:30-4:30 3:30-6:30 Parent & Tot 1-3 years 4-6 years 7-12 years Pre com. / Beginner Intermediate Advanced / Pre Prov. $35 $45 $45 $50 $55 [...]

2017/07/10Local Interest

Strong Winds Damage Cenotaph in Minitonas

ValleyBiz Story | A thunderstorm that passed through Swan Valley on Thursday, July 6, 2017 produced strong winds that knocked over grain bins and broke off trees. Sadly the most disheartening outcome was the damage to the war memorial in Minitonas. Click any picture for a larger version. During the storm, several spruce trees fell [...]

2017/07/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 4, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 4, 2017 | Northwest Region There was precipitation throughout the Northwest Region ranging from 17 mm in The Pas, up to 25 mm in parts of the Roblin / Dauphin / Ste Rose area and 4 to 10 mm in the Swan River Valley. Warmer temperatures [...]

2017/07/09Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2017 – July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Wednesday – Canada 150 Celebration Chuckwagon Races $10 Concert $20 Combo Bracelet (Wagons [...]

2017/07/08Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2017 – Grandstand Events

July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Get ready for heart pounding, hat throwing excitement in Swan River at the Northwest Roundup Grandstand. North American Chuckwagon & Chariot Championships, MRCA & CCA Rodeo, and Heavy Horse Pull! Our Big Screen Display gets you up close and personal with all the grandstand action! Don’t miss a second [...]

2017/07/08Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2017 – Entertainment Schedule

July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes a Wednesday Night Concert and Dances with Live Music on Friday and Saturday Night an Sunday along with a Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Concert: Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Act – Travellin’ Band Grandstand Wednesday, July 26, [...]

2017/07/08Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2017 – Serving Up Great Food

July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 The Swan River Northwest Roundup kicks off with opening night BBQ and the food doesn’t stop there. Enjoy local favorites at a community food booths: perogies, cabbage rolls, buffalo burgers & smokies. Snack on Midway treats: candy apples, cotton candy or mini donuts. Beat the heat and wet your [...]

2017/07/08Local Interest

Increased Attendance at Stampeders AGM

Submitted by: Heidi Langan | The Swan Valley Stampeders Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club (SVSHC) held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The AGM saw an increased number of people out to the AGM this year which was great to see. The Stampeder Board is not a full board with 12 directors who [...]

2017/07/07Local Interest

Canada Day Celebrations in Swan River

Submitted by: Kristina Kotyk | To celebrate Canada 150th Birthday on Canada Day 2017 Swan River hosted a Picnic in the Park at the Legion Park. The afternoon was packed with fun for all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. Activities included two kid’s trains (one by the Bowsman Lions’ Club and one [...]

2017/07/06Local Interest