Monthly Archives: March 2019

RISE Economic Development Officer Resigns

Submitted by: Courtney Densen Chairperson of RISE Regional Initiative for a Strong Economy (RISE) is announcing the resignation of Heather Nielsen as the Economic Development Officer. The RISE Board has accepted her resignation effective April 5, 2019. We thank Ms. Nielsen for her years of dedicated service which we all appreciate. The Board has commenced [...]

2019/03/22Local Interest

Another Successful Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted by: Brett Church, Photos by Corey Hurren | Over 620 contestants showed up try and catch the big one at the 22nd annual Billy Beal Classic on Saturday March 16, 2019. A total of 20 fish were caught with the prize winner going to Pearce Roberts who reeled in a 16 pound pike! A [...]

2019/03/21Local Interest

Great Turnout for Northern Neighbors Irish Stew

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Another great turn out for our annual Irish Stew hosted by Birch River Northern Neighbors on Sunday March 17, 2019 . The beautiful day helped to bring the people out to enjoy Stew, Biscuits, and lots of tasty desserts. Congratulations to Viola Harris for winning the 50/50. Hope to see [...]

2019/03/20Local Interest

Spring Hymn Sing: Inspirational Music – April 7, 2019

Submitted by: June Jamieson | Spring Hymn Sing A Time of Inspirational Music Seventh-day Adventist Church Sunday, April 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. All Welcome Refreshments to follow.

2019/03/19Local Interest

2 Years Hard Work and $26,000 Nets Signs for Magnet Hill

Swan Valley RISE Media Release | Swan Valley has one more thing to boast about. In addition to having spectacular skiing and trails, Thunderhill has something astonishing to experience on the way up; Magnet Hill, the first Manitoba Wonder in the province. Magnet Hill is a rare natural marvel you must experience to believe your [...]

2019/03/19Local Interest

Update to Centennial Arena Ice Making Issues

Town of Swan River Media Release | Regarding the ice surface issue at the Centennial Arena; The Town of Swan River would like residents to know the contractor hired to troubleshoot the problem, has detected and isolated the leak. The arena systems are currently operating as intended. Thank you for your understanding. Go Stamps Go! [...]

2019/03/18Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 5, 2019

Minutes of the special budget meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountian held Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountian Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent. CAO Paige Larocque was present and [...]

2019/03/17Local Interest

“Mark of the Beast” Video Presentation

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the evening of Thursday, March 7, 2019 a small group of 7 people gathered in the Swan River Library to watch a video presentation by Pastor Steve Wohlberg, of White Horse Media. The presentation was the first part of a 4-part series. The presentation dealt with the subject of [...]

2019/03/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 27, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted [...]

2019/03/17Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – February 26, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 26th day of February, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, L. Hutman, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner Acting C.A.O; – P. Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillors; S. [...]

2019/03/16Local Interest

Swan River Centennial Arena Ice Making Issues

Town of Swan River Media Release | The Town of Swan River Centennial arena has experienced an issue with our ice making system. It can be confirmed that a leak is present within the 260 brine loops inside the floor. Town crews are currently loosing 1000 gal/day through the leak in the system which is [...]

2019/03/15Local Interest

Diabetes Undone Information Sessions Held

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the afternoon of March 10, 2019 and the evening of March 11, 2019 Information Meetings were held in the 2nd Floor Boardroom at the Swan Valley Health Centre to explain the Diabetes Undone Program to be held in April. The same Program was held in Swan River last Spring [...]

2019/03/15Local Interest

Benito Vesselli 37th Annual Dance Concert – April 7, 2019

Benito Vesselli Dance Club presents 37th Annual Dance Concert Sun. April 7, 2019 Doors Open at 1:30 pm Benito School Gymnasium $10 Adults $8 Students 6 and under Free Guest Performances by: Norquay Rosa Dancers Live Entertainment – Les Rolsky & Bill Macooh Penny Auction – Refreshments Everyone Welcome

2019/03/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Classifieds Are Back!!

ValleyBiz Story | We are happy to report that the technical difficulties experienced on the Classified portion of the website have been resolved as of March 13, 2019. Our hosting company had experienced some issues during some recent server maintenance on March 8, 2019. You should be able to access all of your existing accounts [...]

2019/03/13Local Interest

The Tale of the Three Trees Cantata – March 30/31, 2019

Submitted by Brenna Smith Bowman United Church presents 2 performances of “The Tale of the Three Trees” Sat. March 30, 2019 7pm Trintity Lutheran Church Sun. March 31, 2019 10am Bowsman United Church Bowman United Church Choir presents song of praise and prayer from around the world conducted by Brenna Smith. The performance will also [...]

2019/03/12Local Interest

Asham U18 Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championships

Submitted by: Host Committee Asham U18 Junior Men’s & Women’s Championship The Swan River Curling Club hosted the Asham U18 Provincial Championship on March 7-10, 2019.  The event featured 12 Junior Men’s and 12 Junior Women’s teams from across the province of Manitoba.  The Champion for the Junior Women is Team Jensen representing the Dauphin [...]

2019/03/12Local Interest

St. Patrick’s Day Stew & Biscuit Lunch – March 17, 2019

Submitted by: Birch River Northern Neighbors St. Patrick’s Day Stew & Biscuit Lunch Sun. March 17, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Northern Neighbors Centre 309 Victoria Ave. Birch River Stew, Buns, Biscuits, Desert, Beverage Adults: $10.00 Ages 6-11: $5.00 Preschoolers: Free. Everyone Welcome

2019/03/11Local Interest

Dinosaurs to Dancing Queens at Minitonas Skating Carnival

Submitted by: Minitonas Figure Skating Club | Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors and community members that came out to support the Minitonas Figure Skating Club’s annual Carnival “Skating Through the Decades” on March 8, 2019 at the Minitonas & District Arena. The hard working and talented skaters took the audience on [...]

2019/03/11Local Interest

Swan School of Dance Recital – March 20, 2019

Submitted by: Michele Poole Swan School of Dance Annual Recital “Road Trip” Wed. March 20, 2019 SVRSS Auditorium 7:00 pm Admission: Adult $10 Student $5

2019/03/10Local Interest

Spring Forward Tonight – Daylight Savings Begins

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. The official time to set your clocks ahead 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, March 10, 2019 Set your clock to: 3:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2019/03/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Classified Temporarily Offline

ValleyBiz Story | Update: March 10, 2019 Our service provider experienced some technical difficulties while upgrading our Swan Valley Classified server over the weekend. They are working on getting the site back online as soon as possible. March 9, 2019 The Swan Valley Classified portion of our site is undergoing some routine maintenance and will [...]

2019/03/09Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Project Results in Multiple Arrests

RCMP Media Release | RCMP executed three search warrants in the community of Mafeking and one in Swan River as part of Project Disentangle. These searches resulted in cocaine, illegal cannabis, Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia being seized. RCMP arrested and charged the following individuals: · 33-year-old, Jennifer Chartrand of Swan River is charged with [...]

2019/03/08Local Interest

Guiding Good Choices Hot Topics: Teens – Spring 2019

Submitted by: Shannon Cameron | Hot Topics: Teens Presented by: Guiding Good Choices in association with: Swan Valley Communities That Care Starring: Talented Local Facilitators Providing Free Useful Information – Free Admission Drugs & Teens March 11, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Legion Room East side entrance of War Veterans Community Hall Family [...]

2019/03/07Local Interest

New Junior Kindergarten Format at CBFCS

Submitted by: CBF Christian School Board | Starting in the fall of 2019, we are adjusting our Junior Kindergarten program. We feel the new schedule will better suit the needs of the students and allow them to get the most out of the program. Tuesday/Thursday – mornings only (9:00 a.m. drop-off, 12:00 p.m. pick up) Wednesday [...]

2019/03/07Local Interest

Swan River Ladies Curling Bonspiel: March 15-17, 2019

Submitted by: Darlene Beck | Swan River Ladies Curling Club “Wild Wild West” 91st Annual Bonspiel March 15, 16 and 17, 2019 Banquet & Entertainment Saturday Night Prizes – 4 Events – 4 Games Guaranteed Blind Calcutta – $20 per team WANTED: Swan River Ladies Curling Club wants curlers for the 91st Annual Bonspiel $160 [...]

2019/03/06Local Interest

Medical Fundraiser for Amara Campbell – March 21, 2019

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church Medical Fundraiser for Amara Campbell Soup & Bun Lunch Minitonas Community Hall Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. $6.00 – Adults $5.00 – Students Preschool – Free Pre-order Form – Click Here

2019/03/05Local Interest

Fun Filled Evening at Trivia Night Fundraiser

Submitted by: The Sunflower Early Learning Centre Board of Directors | It was a full house at the Sunflower Early Learning Centre’s (SELC)Trivia Night Fundraiser Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Minitonas Community Hall. Twenty teams enjoyed refreshments, appetizers and deserts as well as some friendly competition during 8 rounds of head scratching trivia. It [...]

2019/03/05Local Interest

Junior Provincial Curling Championship: March 7-10, 2019

Submitted by: Host Committee Asham U18 Junior Men’s & Women’s Championship Swan River Curling Club is hosting the Asham U18 Provincial Championship March 7-10, 2019 No Charge Admission Twenty-four Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s teams will be competing for the U18 Championship. Local teams competing for the Junior Women’s are Team Sagert – Skip – [...]

2019/03/04Local Interest

Local Artist’s Sculptures Enjoyed Near and Far

ValleyBiz Story | Submitted Photos Local artist Derryl May, has been bringing the art of snow sculptures to Swan River for the past 4 years. His sculptures have included a polar bear, an owl, a hand making the peace sign and, his latest installment, Snoopy on a doghouse. While May’s is most accustomed to sculpting [...]

2019/03/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 25, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 25, 2019 Special Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed plans to engage local citizens in the K-12 Education Review being conducted by the Department of Education. 2. The Superintendent shared a Draft Media Relations and Media Release Admin Procedure. The procedure [...]

2019/03/03Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 13, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted [...]

2019/03/03Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – February 5, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of February, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner Acting C.A.O; – P. Simpson G. [...]

2019/03/02Local Interest

Bible Prophecy Study – March 7 & 14, 2019

Submitted by: David Ogram | Bible Prophecy Study Mysterious Mark of the Beast Thurs. March 7 & 14, 2019 7:00 PM Swan River Library Multi-Purpose Room 610 – 1st Street North Mysterious Mark of the Beast!!!! – Who or What is the Beast? – What is the Mark of the Beast? It is not 666. [...]

2019/03/02Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 5, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Moriaux, and Gray present. Councillor Friesen was absent. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2019.001 Moved By: Johnny [...]

2019/03/02Local Interest

Peewee A1 Stampeders Win B Side Final

Submitted by: Meghan Gray | The teams that participated in the Peewee A1 Tournament Tournament on February 22-24, 2019 were Swan River, Dauphin, The Pas, Flin Flon, Yorkton, Moose Lake, Snow Lake/Gillam. The Peewee A1 Stampeders had played a very good tournament on the weekend. Our first game on Friday was against the Flin Flon [...]

2019/03/01Local Interest