Monthly Archives: August 2018

Proceeds of The Parent Pack Sale to Swan River Legion

Pictured above: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 Swan River Volunteers Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny – Parent Pack Member | The Parent Pack held a .25 cent Opportunity Sale on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Members of the Swan Valley Parent Pack LOVE putting on these .25 cent OPPORTUNITY SALES each year. Proceeds from this sale went [...]

2018/08/31Local Interest

NDP Hosts Annual Summer BBQ

Submitted by: Judy Kostyshyn | Swan River NDP hosted their annual summer BBQ in the Cowan Community Centre on Sunday, August 19, 2018. As constituents socialized throughout the afternoon, a delicious potluck supper was being organized in the kitchen with a variety of salads & desserts accompanying the barbecued pork. A Silent Auction consisting of [...]

2018/08/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 27, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 27, 2018 | Northwest Region Good harvest progress over the last week. Daytime temperatures warm, however overnight temperatures dipped down to single digits over the weekend. Some frost reports in Grandview and San Clara on August 26th morning. Extent of damage unknown, but producers encouraged to [...]

2018/08/30Local Interest

Missing Swan River Man Located

RCMP Media Release: Christopher Todd Dufresne has been safely located. The RCMP thanks the public, the media, Manitoba Sustainable Development, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, local fire departments, and the many local volunteer searchers for their assistance. On August 20, 2018, at 8:50 am, the Swan River RCMP received a report of a missing [...]

2018/08/29Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebration a Delight For Participants

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | With pictures from ValleyBiz and Penny Boychuk The annual Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August (being August 25, 2018) this year and marking it the 20th. The event began on Friday night, as usual, with the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly being filled with [...]

2018/08/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ – August 31, 2018

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch | Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ Fundraiser Fri. August 31, 2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm KAL Tire Parking Lot Hamburger, Drink and Dessert $5.00 Pre-orders accepted until August 29th email orders to monica.muller88@gmail.com Thank You For Your Support!

2018/08/29Local Interest

Old Fashioned Family Fun at Museum Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on August 26, 2018. It was a day appreciated by many generations. From those who remember the era when technology was in it’s infancy to children still to young to understand the significance of the past. Attendees of all ages were able [...]

2018/08/28Local Interest

Swan Valley Flying Club Holds Annual Pancake Breakfast

Submitted by: Allen Martin | The Swan Valley Flying Club held their Annual Pancake Breakfast on August 26, 2018 at the Swan Valley Municipal Airport. Approximately 60 people that came out to the airport. Weather was excellent for the day. Everyone enjoyed the chance to visit with aviation enthusiasts.

2018/08/27Local Interest

Minitonas Garden Club Fruit Festival – September 8, 2018

Submitted by: Teresa McKay | Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club Annual Fruit Festival Sat. September 8, 2018 Minitonas Community Hall 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Homemade Pie (Gluten Free available) & Beverage $5.00 per person (children under 6 free) Local venodors: books, honey, china painting, baking, jams, garden produce, flowers, calendars, bouquets and more! Door [...]

2018/08/27Local Interest

Kids Participate in Fitness & Cultural Arts Daycamp

ValleyBiz Story | The week of August 13, 2018 KTA Tribal Kinetix Daycamp was held at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School. From Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4pm the kids in attendance practiced stunts, acrobatics, parkour, magic tricks and circus acts such as plate spinning, juggling, staff spinning and flower sticks. The [...]

2018/08/26Local Interest

RCMP Monitoring CJ104 Public Safety Risk

ValleyBiz Story | On August 20, 2018 CJ104 posted a statement on Facebook claiming they received an anonymous threat indicating they “had one week to pack up and leave Swan River or else their buildings would be looted and burned.” Bill Gade, owner operator of CJ104 Radio, has a long history of enraging communities by [...]

2018/08/25Local Interest

Bill Gade Swan River – Background Information

Below are some research archives from various regulatory bodies and publications pertaining to William (Bill) Gade, owner of CJSB/CJ104.5 FM, CJIE/CJ107.5 FM, CJVM/CJ103.3 FM, CJBP/CJ97.1 FM and 83 North Inc. Due to recent events there has been an increased interest in background information regarding Bill Gade. These links are provided for ease of access as [...]

2018/08/25Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes August 7, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of August, 2018 A.D. at 7:26 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Additions to Agenda: 4.14 [...]

2018/08/25Local Interest

Square Dancing Rocks Beginner Sessions – October 3, 2018

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Square Dancing Beginner Sessions Wed. October 3, 2018 7:00 pm Swan River Senior Centre First 2 sessions free for beginners. Do you like laughing? Do you appreciate keeping fit? Do you like feeling energized? Do you enjoy socializing? Do you like meeting new friends? Do you need to relieve stress? [...]

2018/08/24Local Interest

UPDATED: Swan River RCMP Looking for Missing Man

RCMP Media Release | UPDATED: August 29, 2018 Christopher Todd Dufresne has been safely located. The RCMP thanks the public, the media, Manitoba Sustainable Development, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, local fire departments, and the many local volunteer searchers for their assistance. On August 20, 2018, at 8:50 am, the Swan River RCMP received [...]

2018/08/24Local Interest

Mature Driver Workshop – September 6, 2018

Submitted by: Kay Markle | Services to Seniors Invites you to attend a free and informative workshop Mature Driver Workshop For 50+ Seniors (Every one welcome) Thurs. September 6, 2018 2:00 pm St. James Anglican Church hall 1201-1 st Street South For review and updates on “rules of the road”, defensive driving techniques and how [...]

2018/08/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 20, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 20, 2018 | Northwest Region Harvest has begun in the reqion, except for in The Pas. Good harvest conditions this week, with some cooler nighttime temperatures and no rainfall. Very dry conditions continue in the Ste. Rose area. Pre-harvest treatments on spring wheat continued last week [...]

2018/08/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Receives Over 100,000 In Grants

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government will provide $3.7 million in grants to projects for non-profit and community-led organizations, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced August 16, 2018. “Investing in non-profit organizations helps to build Manitoba’s communities while encouraging economic development across the province,” said Wharton. “Our government is pleased to provide [...]

2018/08/22Local Interest

Flying Club Pancake Breakfast – August 26, 2018

Submitted by: Allen Martin | Swan Valley Flying Club Annual Pancake Breakfast August 26, 2018 Swan Valley Municipal Airport 7:30 am till 11:30 am $5.00 cost Proceeds to go to Airport equipment Contact Allen Martin 204-281-1762

2018/08/21Local Interest

Historic Pictures Featured at Tent Town Celebration

ValleyBiz Story | In recognition of the 120th Anniversary of Tent Town, Claren Turner joined up with the Minitonas Seniors to put together a celebration of the past. “I thought, we want to remember Tent Town.” said Turner. “The idea was to have an 1898 meal and to have pictures from that time period.” Turner, [...]

2018/08/21Local Interest

Family at the Heart of Smak Dab Gourmet Mustard

Carly Minish-Wytinck with Grandpa, Glen Henderson ValleyBiz Story | What started as a thoughtful Christmas gift has turned into a growing business for food entrepreneur Carly Minish-Wytinck. Family has always been at the heart of her love of food and has been an important ingredient each step of the way. “I was inspired by food [...]

2018/08/19Local Interest

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