Monthly Archives: September 2017

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 25, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 25, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. A Staff information evening has been set for October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Cafeteria. This session is being planned in order to provide all Staff with information about [...]

2017/09/30Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 12, 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 12th day of September, 2017 at 7:04 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Irwin Steen Administrative Assistant: Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2017/09/30Local Interest

Spooktober Fest Haunted House – October 27, 28, 30, 2017

Submitted by: Bev Polon SPOOKTOBER FEST Haunted House Fri. October 27, 2017 5pm – 9pm Sat. October 28, 2017 5pm – 9pm Mon. October 30, 2017 5pm – 9pm Located at the Swan Valley Historical Museum Highway #10 North Not So Scary $2 Scary $5 Free Face Painting Sponsored by Swan Valley Communities That Care [...]

2017/09/29Local Interest

Great Turnout for Curling Championship Volunteer Info Night

Submitted by: Erin Brown | Swan River is pleased to be hosting the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. The curling takes place November 12 – 18, 2017, and will have 14 teams from across Canada join us here in Swan River for a great event! And everyone knows, you can’t host a national mixed curling [...]

2017/09/29Local Interest

Pine River Fall Supper – November 12, 2017

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Fall Supper Sun. November 12, 2017 Community Centre 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Adults $12.00 12 & under $6.00 Preschoolers free The menu consists of meatballs & gravy, ham, perogies, beet leaf buns, salad, veggies and desserts. Advance tickets only at: Semeniuk Grocery @ 204-263-2108 or Urbanowski Garage @ 204-263-2101

2017/09/28Local Interest

Minitonas Seniors Receive Information on Available Services

Submitted by: Henry Barkowski | Approximately 35 people attended an Open House on September 2, 2017 at the Pioneer Lodge in Minitonas. The purpose of the event was to inform seniors living in Minitonas of services, supports and opportunities available to them. Pictured above: (left-right) Marlene Lasuik, Carroll Henderson, June Hart, Ida Theodore, Pat Foster, [...]

2017/09/28Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages Sale – November 16-18, 2017

Submitted by: Karen Peters | Ten Thousand Villages Christmas Sale For the 20th year in a row November 16-18, 2017 10am – 7pm Thurs & Fri 10am – 5pm Sat Super 8 Motel Swan River, MB Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more [...]

2017/09/27Local Interest

24th Beginning Day With Swan Valley Community Band

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | On September 20, 2017 the Swan Valley Community Band had their 24th Beginning Day with new members joining the group. SVRSS Band Room is our venue for rehearsals, with performances either in the MPR or Cafeteria. Having just finished 23 years, the Band is anticipating another successful year of activity [...]

2017/09/27Local Interest

Pine River Potluck & Dance Party – October 28, 2017

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Tribute to Canada 150 Potluck Supper & Dance Party Sat. October 28, 2017 Community Centre Doors open 5:00 pm Supper starts 6:00 pm Adults $10.00 12 & under $5.00 Preschoolers free. Feel free to dress as a tribute to your favorite era and bring your favorite dish for [...]

2017/09/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Receives $40,000 for Road Improvements

Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, today announced that the Manitoba government is investing in important infrastructure in the Swan River constituency. Through the Municipal Road Improvement Program, the Progressive Conservative government is providing $40,000.00 for municipal road improvements in the Rural Municipality of Mountain for road rebuild on #145W, #189N AND [...]

2017/09/26Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Make Arrest During Robbery in Progress

RCMP Media Release | On September 23, 2017, just after 9:00 am, Swan River RCMP were called to a report of a robbery in progress at a business in Swan River, Manitoba. Initial reports were that the male had a firearm and was damaging the property. A RCMP supervisor was able to speak to the [...]

2017/09/26Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Earn Provincial Golf Title

Submitted Story | For the first time ever, the Tigers have claimed the MHSAA provincial golf title and will have a banner to hang in the SVRSS gymnasium. The Tigers Girls foursome travelled to the Gilbert Plains Country Club on Friday, September 22, 2017 after earning the zone crown the previous week. They would face [...]

2017/09/25Local Interest

SVAPL Banquet Celebrates Triumph Over Trial

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | SVAPL enjoyed a very successful and sold out banquet on September 23, 2017. Everyone had a great time visiting before dinner and checking out the items on the auction tables. Click any picture for a larger version. Dinner was a delicious meal catered by Verneece Eggie and her crew. Nobody [...]

2017/09/25Local Interest

Square Dance Season Resumes – Sep 27 & Oct 11, 2017

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Square dance season resumes. September 27, 2017 October 11, 2017 7:00 pm Senior Centre Hi all you fun-loving people! This is your invitation to join the Swan Valley Hoedowners for a fun—filled season of square dancing. No experience is necessary—we’ll teach you right from the beginning. Come out and join [...]

2017/09/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 18, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 18, 2017 | Northwest Region Warm daytime temperatures allowed harvest to progress well, although cool overnights and morning dew delayed morning operations. Over the past week Roblin received 6 mm of precipitation, Swan River 15 mm, Dauphin area 13 to 25 mm, and trace rainfall in [...]

2017/09/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 5, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of September, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley [...]

2017/09/24Local Interest

Swan River Golf Fall AGM – October 18, 2017

Submitted by: Mike Hobson | Swan River Golf & Country Club Fall Annual General Meeting Wed. October 18, 2017 7:00 pm In the Clubhouse If you have any questions please phone the Clubhouse at 204-734-3935.

2017/09/23Local Interest

RCMP Approach FAS Gas with Guns Drawn

ValleyBiz Story | A situation unfolded in Swan River this morning, with multiple RCMP Officers approaching FAS Gas with guns drawn. It appears one individual was taken into custody. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Submitted photos and video. Click for a larger version. Update: Swan River RCMP Make Arrest During Robbery [...]

2017/09/23Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 23, 2017

Minutes of the Regular council meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 23rd, 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 [...]

2017/09/23Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Hosts 2017 Ladies Nite Out

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | The Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary held a “Ladies Nite Out” on September 18, 2017. The room in the Westwood Inn looked inviting with candles and fall leaves and berries. Click any picture for a larger version. Gayle Dunnett, president of the Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary, welcomed everyone to [...]

2017/09/22Local Interest

New Kitchen is the Star of Minitonas Hall Upgrade

ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas Hall recently received some significant upgrades and the new kitchen is definitely the star of the show. The kitchen was completely gutted and re-designed to create a beautiful and functional space. Click any picture for a larger version. The kitchen features new cupboards, shelving and movable island work spaces as [...]

2017/09/22Local Interest

Bocce Ball Court Grand Opening – September 28, 2017

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Bocce Ball Court Grand Opening Thurs. September 28, 2017 2:00 p.m. Legion Park Beside 7th Avenue N. parking lot Please join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony, cake & coffee. Project coordinated by: ROYAL PURPLE ELKS LODGE #185 There will be an exhibition game played by the Special OlympicParkland team [...]

2017/09/21Local Interest

Westwood Inn Makes Donation To Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Westwood Inn in the amount of $1,000. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker receiving the cheque from Brent Scales on behalf of Westwood Inn. “Just one [...]

2017/09/21Local Interest

Community Foundation Cultural Gala – November 10, 2017

Community Foundation of Swan Valley Cultural Gala The must attend event of the year. Fri. November 10, 2017 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River, MB An elegant evening showcasing local multi-cultural entertainment. Catered by:Julie Nahnybida Tickets $100 (charitable receipt for a portion of ticket price) Proceeds to the Community foundation of [...]

2017/09/21Local Interest

Almost $9,700 Raised at Local Terry Fox Run

Submitted by: Jim Webster | The 37th annual Terry Fox run held in Swan River Manitoba on September 17, 2017 was a huge success. We had approximately 60 participants including volunteers as well that took part. ValleyBiz photos. Click any picture for a larger version. We raised almost $9700 from this year’s run. The top [...]

2017/09/20Local Interest

Unusual Flower at Whitefish Lake

ValleyBiz Story | A camper spotted this unusual flower in their campsite at Whitefish Lake this summer. It is called a Monotropa Uniflora and is alson known as known as Indian Pipe or Ghost Flower. Submitted photos. Click for a larger version. Indian Pipe has no chlorophyll and is a parasitic plant living on on [...]

2017/09/20Local Interest

Lions Dog Walk Raises $2,500 for Dog Guide Program

Submitted by: Wayne Markle | The Swan River Lions Club held a dog walk in aid of the Dog Guide Program of Canada on Saturday Sept 16, 2016 in the Legion Park. The day was cool but the enthusiasm of all participants was high. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 26 dogs [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

PC Association AGM and Brunch – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | PC Association AGM and Gourmet Brunch Sat. October 21, 2017 10:30 AM to Noon Swan River Elks Hall 112 – 5th Avenue South Swan River The Swan River PC Constituency Association would like to invite you to a Gourmet Brunch in conjunction with our 2017 AGM and delegate selection meeting. [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Intake

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is now receiving applications for the 2017 Granting Period. The CFSV is a charitable organization founded by local citizens to help people invest in building a community that is a better place to live, work and play. Since its inception in 2005, the CFSV has [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

Canadian Mixed Curling Championship – Nov. 12-18, 2017

Submitted by: Erin Brown | Swan River Hosts Canadian Mixed Curling Championship presented by Westman Communications Group November 12-18, 2017 Swan River Curling Club The top 14 mixed teams from across Canada will be competing for the national title and a chance to represent Canada at the upcoming 2018 World Mixed Championships. Tickets $100 Week [...]

2017/09/18Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 With Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The final event nite for Tuesday Gals Golf sponsored by Aspire Dental Clinic was held on Sept. 12, 2017 and was a huge success. The Canada 150 theme brought out some patriotic outfits. Click any picture for a larger version. 45 ladies had perfect summer weather to enjoy a fun [...]

2017/09/18Local Interest

Durban Fall Supper – October 1, 2017

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall Fall Supper Sun. October 1, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Adults $15.00 Ages 7 to 12 $8.00 6 & Under – Free Menu Chicken Breasts, Meatballs, Cabbage Rolls, Perogies Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salads, Vegetables Desserts Takeouts Call Hall 204-539-2030 to order Pickup at 4:30 pm All [...]

2017/09/17Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 15, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux and Delaurier present.  Councillors Whyte and Sakal were absent with permission.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.404 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason [...]

2017/09/17Local Interest

Canadian Mixed Curling Volunteer Night – Sept. 27, 2017

Submitted by: Erin Brown | 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship Volunteer Information Night Wed. September 27, 2017 7:00 pm Swan River Curling Club Volunteers who have registered as well as those interested in signing up or learning more about the event are encouraged to come. Volunteer jackets will be available for try-ons to get sizing, [...]

2017/09/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 11, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 11, 2017 | Northwest Region Warm weather this past week with no rainfall allowed for good harvest progress throughout the region. There were no reports of frost this week. Crops are generally in good to excellent condition with the exception of areas suffering from extremes of [...]

2017/09/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 1, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Councillor Delaurier presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Moriaux and Sakal present.   Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Jacobson were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.391 Moved By: David Moriaux [...]

2017/09/16Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – September 24, 2017

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Fall Supper Cowan Community Centre Sun. September 24, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Adults – $13.00 Children 7-13 – $6.50 Preschoolers Free Everyone Welcome There will be a variety of food selections available that will include: cabbage rolls, perogies, turkey, salads, cheesecakes and much more. Take-out trays are [...]

2017/09/15Local Interest

Something For Everyone at Mass Registration

Submitted by: Patti Henkelman | It was a busy evening at the Swan Valley Credit Union Mass Registration held at the Swan River Curling Rink on September 7, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The community had the opportunity to register for many programs such as the new martial arts academy, as well [...]

2017/09/15Local Interest

Betty Nemetchek Hired as Interim-Acting CAO

Press Release | The Municipality of Swan Valley West is pleased to announce the Hiring of Betty Nemetchek for the Position of Interim-Acting Chief Administrative Officer. Betty will take office September 18th, 2017.

2017/09/14Local Interest

ACL Recognizes Direct Support Professionals Week

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | A Proclamation was issued by Scott Fielding, Minister of Families declaring the week of September 10–16, 2017 “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. Click any picture for a larger version. ACL Swan River once again presented heartfelt tokens of gratitude to 51 Direct Support Professionals employed by the organization. [...]

2017/09/14Local Interest

Ford Drive 4UR Community for Youth Soccer League

Submitted by: Formo Motors | The Ford Drive 4UR Community Event for the Youth Soccer League held on September 2, 2017 was very successful!! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the soccer club for partnering, the Lions Club for all the volunteer help, The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for the venue, [...]

2017/09/13Local Interest

Pioneer Lodge Open House – September 23, 2017

The Board of Minitonas First Baptist Housing Corporation Invites you to an Open House Sat. September 23, 2017 2:00 – 3:00 pm Common Room Pioneer Lodge 281 Fifth Avenue Minitonas Come and find out about the supports available to seniors in Minitonas: Community Meal Program – June Hart Seniors Housing – Henry Barkowski / Marilyn [...]

2017/09/12Local Interest

Garden Club Hosts Delicious Annual Fruit Festival

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Amidst the busy harvest season of 2017, the Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club hosted their annual Fruit Festival on Saturday September 9, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The hall was decorated in keeping with the theme of the year – Canada 150 – with red and white. [...]

2017/09/12Local Interest

Community Band Beginning Day – September 20, 2017

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band Beginning Day September 20, 2017 7:30 pm SVRSS Band Room We need you!! Concert Band, Jazz Band and/or Quartets, Quintets Swan Valley Community Band participates annually in the Swan River Canada Day Festivities.

2017/09/11Local Interest

Grazier Custom Manufacturing Donates to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Grazier Custom Manufacturing Ltd in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Dan Grazier, Splash Park Board Member Jaimie Walker, Cliff Grazier “We can’t do it without our fantastic [...]

2017/09/11Local Interest

Terry Fox Fun – September 17, 2017

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Annual Terry Fox Run Sun. September 17, 2017 Centennial Arena Swan River Manitoba Registration 12:30 PM Shotgun start 1:30 PM Sharp Pledge sheets are available at Atkinson’s sports excellence, the Town of Swan River, the Star and Times newspaper, 24 hour gym, and Swan Valley Funeral Services. For more information [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

RCMP Respond to Fatal Motor Vehicle Pedestrian Collision

RCMP Media Release | On September 10, 2017, at approximately 3:20 am, officers from the Swan River RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle pedestrian collision on Highway 10, one kilometre south of Mafeking, Manitoba. Investigators believe a pickup truck with two occupants, being driven by a 46-year-old male from Birch River and carrying [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 15, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 15th day of August, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, S. Walmsley, G. Bartel & L. Mychalchuk C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:00 pm – [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

Birch River Legion Sale – September 30, 2017

Birch River Legion Branch #48 Fundraiser Garage Sale & Home Business Sale September 30, 2017 10 AM TO 4:00 PM If you are a home based business, a crafter, a baker or just want to purge some of your treasures, this day is for you! Rent a table for $15 Lunch will be available and [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 18, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier, Whyte and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.374 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Lance Jacobson RESOLVED that the Agenda for [...]

2017/09/09Local Interest