Monthly Archives: November 2019

Curling Update for Team Wiebe 2019-2020 Season

Picture above, Left to right: Ryan Wiebe, Carter Watkins, Sean Flatt, Adam Flatt, (not pictured) Coach Tom Clasper, Assistant Coach Karen Flatt Submitted by: Louise Watkins | As the curling season event schedule enters the mid-season benchmark, Team Ryan Wiebe continues to play with consistency in both Junior Men’s and Men’s Divisions. Clinching a Berth [...]

2019/11/30Local Interest

Enjoyable Night at Lenswood Harvest Windup

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | Another successful Harvest Windup was held in Lenswood on November 16, 2019! Everyone enjoyed the music, dancing, and food!!!

2019/11/29Local Interest

Minitonas Ladies Christmas Program – December 2, 2019

Submitted by: Connie Waito | Ladies Christmas Program Mon. December 2, 2019 7:30 p.m. Minitonas Knox United Church Please bring an item for the Christmas Cheer board if you wish. A time of visiting and refreshments will be enjoyed after the program.

2019/11/28Local Interest

Festive Displays at Riverview Condos Gift Show

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | The Christmas Gift Show held on November 23, 2019 in the Riverview Condos Clubroom was well attended!! We raised $225 so far towards the Alone At Christmas Dinner” Vendors at the show included; Kristen: Thirty-One, Cyndi Miles Designs, Leanne Delaurier: Norwex, The Mushroom Patch, North Country Grains and Hannys Hobbies. [...]

2019/11/28Local Interest

Community Foundation Granting Night – December 5, 2019

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Notice of Annual General Meeting & Granting Night Thurs. December 5, 2019 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Banquet Room The evening will include presentations to the 2019 fall grant recipients. Please join us to find out more about the projects supported by the CFSV. For more information please call [...]

2019/11/27Local Interest

Madge Lake Bible Camp Dessert Theater – Dec. 1, 2019

Submitted by: Dylan Liske Madge Lake Bible Camp presents “A Gift for All” Christmas Play & Dessert Theater Fundraiser December 1, 2019 7:00 pm Swan River CBF Freewill Offering

2019/11/26Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Remp Renegades – Dec 1, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Remp Renegades Sun. December 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena Swan Valley Tigers Hockey Team is Collecting Donations of Food or Toys at both the Saturday, November 30, 2019 and Sunday, December 1, 2019 Games

2019/11/26Local Interest

Beautiful Afternoon At Lutheran Fall Tea

Submitted by: Renate Wille | The Lutheran Fall Tea held on November 16, 2019 was a beautiful event, as it always has been. This was the first time in our new home at St. James Anglican Church. It is a learning curve when two congregations share a home, like a couple merging their households, but [...]

2019/11/26Local Interest

Celebrating the Birth of Christ Program – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: June Jamieson Celebrating the Birth of Christ In Other Countries Sat. December 7, 2019 3:00 pm Seventh Day Adventist Church 1200 First Street South Vegetarian Supper to Follow

2019/11/25Local Interest

Presentation Given On Diet for Diabetics & Weight Loss

Submitted by: Swan Valley Primary Care Centre | Dr. Leah Koetting presented her last speech at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on November 21, 2019, regarding the Low Carb High Fat diet geared for diabetics and weight loss. The presentation was given to 80 people in attendance listening to the presentation. There were questions given [...]

2019/11/25Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 24, 2019

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 24th day of September 2019 at 7:02 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/11/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 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 November, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councilors: G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, D. Wagner, W. Kolisnyk, CAO: Patti Simpson & ACAO: Sheila Hawkins [...]

2019/11/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 7, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, November 7th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Nadolney was absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/11/23Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 15, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 15th day of October, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councilors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, D. Wagner, W. Kolisnyk CAO, Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councilor: C. Densen [...]

2019/11/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 10, 2019

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 10th day of September, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Matt Wills Bill Gade Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/11/23Local Interest

Rotary Auction Raises Funds for Legion Park Concession

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club hosted their 57th Annual Radio Auction on November 7, 2019. It was another successful event with proceeds from this year’s auction going toward a new concession stand in the Legion Park. The total value of items donated reached $19,600 and fetched $12,760 in [...]

2019/11/22Local Interest

St. James Anglican Church Tea – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: Bev Leach | St. James Anglican Church Christmas Tea and Bake Sale December 7, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1201 – 1st St. South $5 Everyone Welcome!

2019/11/21Local Interest

Westman Invests Over $300,000 in Swan River

Westman Communications Media Release | Westman Communications Group (Westman) invested over $300,000 in network and plant enhancements in Swan River. The recently completed network upgrade now allows Westman to provide faster, more reliable Internet speeds and additional capacity to accommodate the increasing demand for Westman services. “Westman was proud to bring enhanced communication services to [...]

2019/11/21Local Interest

Toy Drive Kicks Off With Swan River Fire Hall Event

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro On Saturday November 16th the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive kicked off with an event hosted by the Swan River Fire Hall. The goal was to stuff a Police cruiser and the Swan Valley communities did not disappoint! Thank you to the Swan Valley Emergency Services, Shared Health/ Emergency Medical [...]

2019/11/20Local Interest

Mistletoe Magic Lights at the Museum – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: Candace Balbo Mistletoe Magic at The Swan Valley Historical Museum Highway #10 North, Swan River, MB Sat. December 7, 2019 7:00 pm Free Admission Join in the Magic As We Celebrate the Lighting of the Enchanting Lights Dress warm and enjoy a stroll through the Heritage Village Complimentary Hot Chocolate & Cookies Horsedrawn [...]

2019/11/19Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Present The Big Five-Oh

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Three very appreciative audiences were entertained this past weekend as the Valley Stage Players presented their comedy, “The Big Five-Oh,” a two-act comedy by playwright Brian Mitchell. The play was based around the Thomas family, whose patriarch, George, was trying to cope with all the life ramifications of reaching the [...]

2019/11/19Local Interest

Community Band Christmas Concert – December 4, 2019

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band Presents Flurries of the Season Wed. December 4, 2019 7:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Featuring: Concert Band and “Tarnished Brass” Refreshments | Silver Collection

2019/11/18Local Interest

Bowsman Lions Host Successful Pancake Brunch

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann | The Bowsman Lions held their brunch for diabetes November 13, 2019 at the Bowsman Legion Hall. The 90+ attendees were served a delightful meal of P&H pancakes, Valley Meats sausages, scrambled eggs and coffee or juice. The net proceeds will be given to the Lions Diabetes program presented at the [...]

2019/11/18Local Interest

Elk’s Santa Day – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: Swan River Elks Elk’s Santa Day Sat. December 7, 2019 Elks Hall 1:00 – 3:00 pm Everyone welcome to sit with Santa and have treats.

2019/11/17Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 12, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 12, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. Student Services Coordinator Deborah Burnside gave a report to the Board. Debbie highlighted the work being done at SVSD and outlined some of the growing needs that we are seeing in the Division. She also talked about transition [...]

2019/11/17Local Interest

Swan River Health Auxiliary Bake Sale – December 6, 2019

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary Bake Sale, Raffle, & Novelty Table Friday December 6th, 2019 10:00 AM Ladies Auxiliary Concession Booth Swan Valley Health Centre Proceeds Towards Hospital Equipment

2019/11/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 23, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 23rd, 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 [...]

2019/11/16Local Interest

Annual NDP Christmas Dinner – December 8, 2019

Submitted by: Cathy Wenstob | Swan River NDP Annual Christmas Dinner Sun. December 8, 2019 Swan Valley Museum Social Time: 5:00 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm Admission: $15.00 Guest Speaker Wab Kinew Silent Auction 50/50 Draw Everyone Welcome!

2019/11/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – November 12, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture November 12, 2019 | Northwest Region The 2019 harvest is near completion with the exception a few acres where snow halted operations. Most areas of the Northwest region are snow covered at this point. The red spring wheat harvest is generally complete in the region with average [...]

2019/11/16Local Interest

Lenswood Santa Brunch – December 1, 2019

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Santa Brunch December 1, 2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Lenswood Hall Santa visits at 11:30 am 5 years and under free, 6-12 $3.00 Adults $6.00 Bring your children to have a picture taken with Santa. Silent auction prizes, and a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausages, beverages and desserts. [...]

2019/11/15Local Interest

A Message of Legacy at Community Foundation Gala

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | What an amazing night!! The Community Foundation of Swan Valley’s Annual Gala featured local talent Brad Slepicka & Tim Mueller, Martyn Snell & The Marxmen. Following a delicious meal catered by Julie Nahnybida, our guest speaker returning valley resident Miles Jones, shared both his humour and his message of legacy [...]

2019/11/15Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Minnedosa-Erickson – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Minnedosa-Erickson Chancellors Cancelled Due to Weather Sat. November 30, 2019 4:15 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena Swan Valley Tigers Hockey Team is Collecting Donations of Food or Toys at both the Saturday, November 30, 2019 and Sunday, December 1, 2019 Games

2019/11/14Local Interest

Remembrance Day: Looking Back So We Can Look Forward

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2019 began with the march to the Cenotaph and the placing of three crosses in honour of the Air Force, Navy and Army. The service at the Veterans Community Hall began just before 11 am. Following the Last Post, Minute of Silence, Rouse [...]

2019/11/14Local Interest

Full House at Sold Out Pine River Fall Supper

Submitted by Debbie Soloway | The Pine River Community Centre Fall Supper was held on Sunday November 10th, 2019 5:00pm -7:00pm. The supper was advanced tickets only and they completely sold out accommodating 160 quests. The tables were decorated in beautiful fall colors and the entrance table displayed a cross and a wreath commemorating Remembrance Day. [...]

2019/11/13Local Interest

Christmas Gift Show – November 23, 2019

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | Christmas Gift Show Riverview Condos Clubroom Sat. November 23, 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 505 Kelsey Trail Free Attendance Refreshments Kristen: Thirty-One | Cyndi Miles Designs | Leanne Delaurier: Norwex The Mushroom Patch | North Country Grains | Hannys Hobbies LADIES WELLNESS PACKAGE: Tickets 3/$10 Country Life Spa – [...]

2019/11/12Local Interest

Remembrance Day | We Will Remember Them

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

2019/11/11Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive: Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2019

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Swan Valley Communities That Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2019 Bring a Smile to a Child this Holiday! Donations of New Unwrapped Toys for children ranging from newborn to 18 years of age would be gratefully accepted. Toy Donations may be made at: Red [...]

2019/11/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 15, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Wintoniw and Gray present. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendant of Public Works D. Poole, Media – Star and Times Reporter [...]

2019/11/10Local Interest

Investigation Into Police Pursuit Near Swan River Concludes

IIU Media Release | The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has concluded its investigation into injuries sustained by a 26-year-old man when his car went into a ditch during a police pursuit east of Swan River, Manitoba. It has concluded no charges should be laid against any officers involved in the pursuit. On August 1, 2018, [...]

2019/11/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – November 5, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture November 5, 2019 | Northwest Region Some limited harvest operations took place over the weekend in areas where snowmelt occurred, however most areas in the Northwest region are snow covered at this point. Spring wheat harvest is approximately 99% complete in all parts of the region. Canola [...]

2019/11/09Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Sandy Bay Badgers – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Sandy Bay Badgers CANCELLED DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS Sun. November 9, 2019 4:30 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena

2019/11/09Local Interest

Holiday Recipes Shared at Vegetarian Cooking Class

Submitted by Donna Leming | Monday evening, November 4, 2019 a small group of ladies attended a Plant-based Cooking Class in the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church basement Meeting Room. They watched as Linda Ogram and Donna Leming demonstrated how to prepare some dishes. The ladies were then shown ways to plate their creation for [...]

2019/11/08Local Interest

Elks Lodges Host Membership Night

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | In October Elks Lodges across Canada planned events to promote new membership in the Order. The Elks Lodges in Swan River hosted a Dessert & Coffee Open House on October 30, 2019. Unfortunately, after 65 years in Swan River and an estimated $1,000,000.00 of donations back to projects in the [...]

2019/11/08Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Winning Streak Ends

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers winning streak comes to an end with an 8-3 loss to the Major Pratt Trojans on Sunday November 3, 2019. Tigers are on the road this Wednesday as they head to McCreary. Next home game action is Saturday, November 9, 2019 vs Sandy Bay at 4:30.

2019/11/07Local Interest

A Full House More Than Twice at Minitonas Fall Supper

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | By the time the Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Supper started on Sunday, November 3, 2019, the hall was filled with happy, hungry people. More than two full seatings of people were served a feast of turkey, meatballs, salads and many other trimmings and many take-out orders were [...]

2019/11/07Local Interest

CTV Your Morning Gives Shout-Out to Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | One of our readers from Russell, MB pointed out this little gem. On the November 5, 2019 edition of CTV Your Morning, co-hosts Anne-Marie Mediwake and Ben Mulroney have a short exchange about Swan River, MB. “It sounds like something from a fairy tale.” said Mediwake and, after remarking about how “delightful” [...]

2019/11/05Local Interest

Calico Corners Craft Market Celebrates 40 Years

Submitted by: Association of Community Living | November 1, 2019 marked a special milestone in our Calico Corners history. The Association for Community Living-Swan River has hosted this amazing craft event for 40 years. Crafters from near and far look forward to this event every season to display and sell their wares. It was wonderful [...]

2019/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 28, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 28, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board recognized the amazing work done by SVRSS student Caitlin Stewart with her teacher Kari Goethe in attending and presenting at the Global Youth Institute in Iowa in October. For more information on this, check our website [...]

2019/11/03Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On November 2, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 10, five kilometres north of Bowsman, Manitoba. At this time it is believed that a truck travelling south, collided with a truck going north, on Highway 10. The driver of the truck going north, [...]

2019/11/03Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 1, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier (9:05 pm), Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Gray and Wintoniw present. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendent of Public Works D. Poole, Media – Star and [...]

2019/11/03Local Interest