Monthly Archives: September 2018

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 17, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 17, 2018 | Northwest Region Harvest progress stalled this week as cool weather and rain showers moved through. Some locations received a light frost, but reports of damage minimal. Reports of a hail storm on the weekend through Roblin, Swan River and Dauphin, but damage still [...]

2018/09/21Local Interest

Big Daddy Tazz – September 28, 2018

Submitted by: Rod Seib | Big Daddy Tazz Fri. September 28, 2018 8:00 pm Veterans Community Hall 119 – 6th Ave. N. Swan River, MB Door Prizes * 50/50 Draw There is no charge for this event. All ages welcome! Described as “on of the most talented comics in the business”, Big Daddy Tazz has [...]

2018/09/20Local Interest

Great Time at CNIB Tea & Bake Sale

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | A big thank you to all that came out to the CNIB Tea and Bake Sale last Saturday, September 15, 2018. We had a great time trying the assortment of cakes and cheesecakes!

2018/09/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Cheetahs BBQ – September 24, 2018

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics Club Fundraising BBQ Swan River Key Chevrolet Mon. September 24, 2018 11:00 am – 2:00 pm $5 for a Smokie on a bun, chips and a drink Bowsman Lions fundraising BBQ generously sponsored by Swan River’s Key Chev GX94′s Nick Kaczmar will be broadcasting live on [...]

2018/09/20Local Interest

$11,760 Raised at Terry Fox Run in Swan River

Submitted Story | A total of 60 participants and volunteers gathered at the Swan River Centennial arena for the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Heavy rain in the morning moved the official event indoors, however some participants still chose to brave the weather and complete the run outside. Approximately $11,760 was raised. [...]

2018/09/19Local Interest

New Use for an Old General Store

Submitted by: The Abel’s(Anne-Marie, John and Natasha) | There may be a few folks in the Lenswood area, curious as to what changes have been made to the former Lenswood General store. Many people have shared memories of the old store and Metro and his family, with us. From what we’ve learned from neighbours and [...]

2018/09/18Local Interest

Valley Connection To Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Submitted Story | On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon, SK, 42 teams entered the Annual Hoops For Hope Cystic Fibrosis Research 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. From U14 age categories (male and female) all the way to Masters Men and Women as well demonstration opportunities for Wheelchair Basketball participants, [...]

2018/09/17Local Interest

Tornado Hunters in Swan River – September 20, 2018

Submitted by: Formo Motors | Tornado Hunters Touching Down in Swan River! Thurs. September 20, 2018 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Formo Motors Ltd. 1550 Main Street Hwy 10 Swan River Tornado Hunters are going to be at Formo Motors on Thursday Septemer 20, 2018 from 4-7pm. They will be talking with fans, signing autographs [...]

2018/09/16Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 22, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 22nd 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 [...]

2018/09/16Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 21, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of August, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, & L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Councillor: C. Densen & L. [...]

2018/09/15Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 10, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 10, 2018 | Northwest Region There was good harvest progress this past week. Night temperatures are starting to cool with heavy dew in the mornings and a heavy frost mid-week through most parts of the region. Damage is evident in some crops, but most were near [...]

2018/09/14Local Interest

CNIB Tea and Bake Sale – September 15, 2018

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun CNIB Tea and Bake Sale Sat. September 15, 2018 2pm to 3:30pm Come down to the Benito legion hall and enjoy delicious deserts and coffee/tea and punch. There will be a bake table, 50/50 and a door prize. What is the CNIB? CNIB stands for Canadian National Institute for the Blind [...]

2018/09/13Local Interest

$1500 Raised for Animal Protection League

Submitted by: Sherri Martin | The gang at the TD bank held a barbecue on Friday Sep 7th and donated the proceeds to Swan Valley Animal Protection League(SVAPL. The BBQ was a great success, and TD folks raised $1250! Along with donations made at the BBQ to SVAPL along with a few items sold, the [...]

2018/09/13Local Interest

Terry Fox Fun – September 16, 2018

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Annual Terry Fox Run Sun. September 16, 2018 Centennial Arena Swan River Manitoba Registration 12:30 PM Shotgun start 1:30 PM Sharp Pledge sheets are available at Atkinson Sports Excellence, the Town of Swan River, and the Star and Times. For more information contact Jim Webster at 204-734-0456.

2018/09/12Local Interest

Minitonas School Ready for New Chapter in Learning

ValleyBiz Story | As kids across the Valley headed back to school last week, students in Minitonas faced some additional adjustments while getting back into the swing of things. With the decision last fall to amalgamate the Minitonas Early and Middle Years schools, it is the first year K-8 will be combined together in the [...]

2018/09/11Local Interest

Pies, Preserves and More at Minitonas Fruit Festival

Pictured above: Murray McClure from Terry’s Greenhouse presenting people’s choice garden aware to Lyn Kublick Submitted by: Teresa Mckay | The Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club held another successful Fruit festival on Saturday. We especially want to thank all who attended, enjoyed a pie and coffee and purchased our produce. Also a huge thank you [...]

2018/09/10Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 27, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the August 27, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board was excited to hear that Cam Mateika had been named Chair of the UCN Board. The Board wants to extend its congratulations to Cam on his appointment. 2. The Board was updated on [...]

2018/09/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 21, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux and Delaurier present.  Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Sakal were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.378 Moved By: David Moriaux [...]

2018/09/08Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 8, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 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 – [...]

2018/09/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 4, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 4, 2018 | Northwest Region There was good harvest progress this week as crop staging and weather allows. Some localized showers occurred. There have been some days with high winds, which has blown around canola swaths. Field work has been completed following harvest operations. Cereal harvest [...]

2018/09/06Local Interest

Minitonas First Baptist Church Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Submitted by: Jennifer Leon | On September 1-2, 2018, Minitonas First Baptist Church celebrated its 90th Anniversary. Saturday festivities were held at Minitonas Arena with fun activities for all ages including a crokinole and bocce tournament, frisbee throwing competition, face painting, parachute games, cotton candy, bubble making and train rides. It was followed by a [...]

2018/09/05Local Interest

Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch | Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ at KAL TIRE on Friday, August 31, 2018. It was a very blustery day!

2018/09/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 7, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux and Sakal present.  Councillors Delaurier, Jacobson and Moriaux were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.360 Moved By: Jason Sakal Seconded By: Phylis [...]

2018/09/02Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 28, 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 28th day of August, 2018 at 7:09 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Carrie Blosha Irwin Steen CAO: Deidre Bilyk [...]

2018/09/01Local Interest