Monthly Archives: July 2017

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

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

National Aboriginal Day Celebrated in Swan River

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | National Aboriginal Day was celebrated at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Celebration featured many different activities and events throughout the day. Click any picture for a larger version. The day started with a Sunrise Ceremony at 6am followed by a free Pancake Breakfast. The [...]

2017/07/05Local Interest

Benito Rocks Canada Day from Dawn til Dusk

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshy | The Benito and District Recreation Centre was the site of the Benito Canada Day 150 celebration on July 1st, 2017. The Benito and District Fire Department made sure everyone got off to a good start at 8:00 am with their annual Pancake Breakfast. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2017/07/04Local Interest

Giving Back to the Community

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently received a donation of $308 from Dax and Jack Mullin. Pictured above: (L-R) Dax Mullin, CFSV Executive Director Donna Martin and Jack Mullin. Click picture for a larger version. The donation was a way to give back to the [...]

2017/07/04Local Interest

Buick Test Drives Raise Over $5,000 for Minitonas Schools

ValleyBiz Story | On Jun 27, 2017 Minitonas Early Years and Minitonas Middle Years Schools gathered together to find out how much money was raised from the Buick Drive For Your Students event held on June 10, 2017. Buick donated $20 for each test drive taken. Click any picture for a larger version. Samara Sagert [...]

2017/07/03Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 26, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 26, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported that all teacher hiring has been completed. 2. The Board approved student participation in the Legions “No Stone Left Alone” program. The aim of the program is to engage young Canadians in [...]

2017/07/02Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 14, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 14, 217 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad [...]

2017/07/01Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 26, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 26, 2017 | Northwest Region Showers throughout the week brought 13 to 20 mm of precipitation in Swan Valley and 25 mm in The Pas. Wet and cool weather throughout the week gave little opportunity for spraying. Producers took advantage of the 1 or 2 spray [...]

2017/07/01Local Interest