Monthly Archives: August 2018

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 14, 2018

Minutes 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 14th day of August, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Terry Neely Irwin Steen Interim-Acting [...]

2018/08/18Local Interest

Cam Mateika Appointed Board Chair of UCN Council

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Education and Training advises it has appointed five new members and re-appointed two members to the University College of the North (UCN) governing council. Cameron Mateika, of Minitonas, has been appointed to the board as chair. Mateika is the director of research and technology for Swan Valley School [...]

2018/08/17Local Interest

25 Cent Opportunity Sale – August 25, 2018

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | The Parent Pack proudly presents: .25 cent Opportunity Sale SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th 10:30 – 2:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Swan River NO EARLY BIRDS!!! DONATE CLEAN, GENTLY USED ITEMS FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th, 5 – 8 pm NO stains/rips/moldy/broken. (These items will be given back to you [...]

2018/08/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 13, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 13, 2018 | Northwest Region A mix of weather this past week. Temperatures were very hot reaching the mid to high thirties through the week with overnight temperatures cooling to single digits. Rainfall was limited to 13 mm at The Pas although there was heavy dew [...]

2018/08/16Local Interest

Minitonas First Baptist Church 90th Ann. – Sep 1&2, 2018

Submitted by: Jennifer Leon | First Baptist Church Minitonas 90th Anniversary Home Coming Weekend September 1 & 2, 2018 Everyone is Invited Saturday September 1st, 2018 What: Picnic Supper with fun activities for all ages Where: Minitonas Arena Time: 4:00 pm No charge, donations accepted. Program and fireworks to follow. Please bring lawn chairs. Sunday [...]

2018/08/15Local Interest

Crushin It at the Durban Demo

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted On Aug 12, 2018 Durban held their annually Demo Derby. With only a few more cars than last year the demo still went ahead. A couple cars were delayed in arriving but still made the event. Most cars were from previous years so there wasn’t [...]

2018/08/15Local Interest

Hot and Breezy at the Birch River 23rd Annual Trail Ride

ValleyBiz Story | The Birch River Riding Club held their 23rd annual trail ride on August 11 and 12, 2018. Many people stayed at the base camp the night before and the day started off with breakfast and registration. The ride has built a loyal following over the past 23 years with many attendees travelling [...]

2018/08/14Local Interest

R.M. of Mountain Minutes – July 25, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – [...]

2018/08/12Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 10, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 10th day of July, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, G. Bartel, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:30pm – Stan [...]

2018/08/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 7, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 7, 2018 | Northwest Region A mix of temperatures with mostly cooler/wet conditions during the week. The weekend brought some intense weather, including hail in the Swan Valley area, Gilbert Plains, a small band in the Dauphin area, McCreary and Rorketon. A large tornado touched down [...]

2018/08/09Local Interest

Formo Motors Rocks a New Display

ValleyBiz Story | Formo Motors is rocking a brand new piece of functional art – a formation of mountain rocks that also serve as a display platform for their vehicles. The masterpiece is the work of travelling artist Pierre St-Germain. “Basically what I do, is I drive all over the country and I carve concrete [...]

2018/08/08Local Interest

Swan River NDP Annual Pork Barbeque – August 19, 2018

Submitted by: Ron & Judy Kostyshyn | Swan River NDP Annual Pork Barbeque Sunday August 19, 2018 Cowan Community Hall Doors Open at 3:00 p.m. Guest: Wab Kinew Potluck Salad or Dessert Admission $10.00 Silent Auction/Pie Auction/50/50 Draw Everyone Welcome!

2018/08/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 30, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 30, 2018 | Northwest Region Growing conditions were generally good last week in the Northwest region. The beginning of the week was cool and damp however temperatures increased to the high 20’s and low 30’s by the weekend. Rainfall amounts were mixed with 30 mm falling [...]

2018/08/05Local Interest

UPDATED: Minitonas Area Hit with Large Hail

ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas area was pelted with large hail, strong wind and heavy rain on August 3, 2018 beginning just before 4:15 pm. Before the storm … ominous clouds begin to build. Pictured below: Photos submitted by Edwin Crook of the storm approaching Minitonas (click for a larger version). We also received reports [...]

2018/08/03Local Interest

IIU Investigates Injury Following Swan River RCMP Pursuit

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is investigating after a 26-year-old man was admitted to hospital following his arrest by the Swan River RCMP. On August 2, 2018, the IIU was notified by the RCMP of an incident that occurred the previous evening. The RCMP advised that on August 1 they were advised to be on [...]

2018/08/03Local Interest

Chariots and Chuckwagons Thunder Around the Track

ValleyBiz Story | Chariot and Chuckwagon races at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition are a crowd favorite and this year was no exception. Four days of racing drew in the crowds for many heart-pounding heats.

2018/08/03Local Interest

Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition

ValleyBiz Story | The grandstands were full and the action was fast during the 2018 Northwest Roundup Rodeo events. Cowboys and Cowgirls competed in a variety of rodeo events. Barrel Racing Bull Riding Bareback Bronc Saddle Bronc 12-Horse Hitch Brett Fulford, born and raised in the Swan Valley (son of Ken and Linda Fulford of [...]

2018/08/01Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Judges Tour Swan River

Submitted by: June McKenzie | On July 25, 2018 two judges from Communities in Bloom toured Swan River. The judges were Roswitha Nowak who is with the West Kildonan Horticultural Society and Tanya Wiebe who is the Youth Coordinator tor Take Pride Winnipeg. On the way to Swan River, they also judged Minnedosa and Birtle. [...]

2018/08/01Local Interest