Monthly Archives: January 2020

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 13, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the January 13, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed the new Strategic Planning Day coming on April 20th at the Westwood Inn. The Board will be taking part in surveys with SVRSS students in the month of February to help with our Strategic Plan. [...]

2020/01/31Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Snowmobile Collision

RCMP Media Release | On January 29, 2020, at approximately 3:45 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a snowmobile collision involving a semi- trailer, on a logging road in Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The initial investigation has determined that two snowmobiles were going north on a logging road when one of the snowmobilers [...]

2020/01/30Local Interest

Kene and Milly Concerts a Blessing in the Valley

Submitted by: Violet Plett | The Kene and Milly concerts, held in the Swan Valley from January 21-23, 2020, were a very big blessing to those who attended. People in each location (Barrows, Sapotawayek, Birch River and Swan River) told Kene and Milly how much they appreciated them coming. Each evening the singers sang many [...]

2020/01/30Local Interest

CFSV Now Accepting Spring Grant Applications

CFSV Media Release | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is pleased to announce the Spring Granting Period for both the Community Foundation of Swan Valley & Youth in Philanthropy (SVRSS). The Spring Grant Intake will open on February 1st, 2020 and closes February 28th at 5 p.m. Organizations are reminded that only one [...]

2020/01/29Local Interest

Government Invests in Dauphin Economic Dev. & Tourism

Media Release | The Manitoba government will continue to lay a foundation for private-sector investment and job creation in Dauphin and the wider Parkland region with several exciting initiatives this year, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced. “Our government’s Manitoba Works plan has established a target for creation of 40,000 new jobs in [...]

2020/01/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – January 8, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted [...]

2020/01/26Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 12, 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 12th day of November, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2020/01/25Local Interest

Information on Citizens On Patrol Program Presented

Pictured above: Pat Dietrich, chairperson of Roblin COPP and Twyla Ludwig, Roblin COPP member and Secretary-Treasurer of Manitoba COPP answer questions from attendees. ValleyBiz Story | On Thursday, January 16, 2020 a presentation was held at the Veterans Community Hall to provide information about the Citizens On Patrol Program (COPP). The COPP objective is to [...]

2020/01/23Local Interest

Stop Smoking Program – February 20 & 24-28, 2020

Submitted by: David Ogram Breathe–Free 5-Day Stop Smoking Program February 20 & 24-28, 2020 7: 00 pm Basement Meeting Room Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church This very successful Program combines video presentations, group support, a personal plan booklet and educational information to help participants to break the smoking habit once and for all. Pre-Registration is [...]

2020/01/21Local Interest

Swan River Dolyna Dancers Hold Malanka Concert

The Swan River Dolyna Dancers held their second annual Malanka Concert January 13, 2020 at the SVRSS Cafeteria. Each dance group performed a dance in front a full audience of family and friends. The Sadochuk, Beginner and Junior groups started the evening off with each group dancing a Poltava. This was followed by an intermission [...]

2020/01/20Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 20, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Friday, December 20th, 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 [...]

2020/01/19Local Interest

Provincial Budget Consultations Take Place In Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | Approximately 40 people attended the Provincial Pre-Budget Consultations held in Swan River on the afternoon of January 14, 2020. Minister Scott Fielding began with a presentation of the budget priorities for 2020, focusing on five areas committed to in the 2019 Provincial Election including: – reducing taxes, – $2 billion in healthcare [...]

2020/01/16Local Interest

Swan River Ladies Curling Bonspiel: Cancelled

Submitted by: Lynn Roberts Branconnier | Swan River Ladies Curling Club “Disney on the Ice” 92nd Annual Bonspiel March 20, 21 and 22, 2020 CASHSPIEL – 4 EVENTS Cost: $160 per Rink Banquet & Entertainment Saturday Evening Best Team Costume Prizes Blind Calcutta – $20 per team Entry Deadline: March 18, 2020 To enter contact: [...]

2020/01/14Local Interest

Community Treated to Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | The community was treated to a delicious Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper at Y Not Johnny’s on January 6, 2020. Many traditional dishes were featured. All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church is grateful to Y Not Johnny’s for his generous support of our parish’s fundraising event. Also thank you everyone who were [...]

2020/01/13Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – December 17, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of December, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillors: L. [...]

2020/01/11Local Interest

Kene & Milly Concerts – January 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2020

Submited by: Violet Plett | Kene & Milly Concerts January 20-23, 2020 Barrows Swan River Birch River Sapotaweyak Come out and enjoy an evening of great Gospel music. Kene and Milly have traveled extensively throughout Canada and the US. for many years. They have sung in various places is the valley before, including the Barrows [...]

2020/01/09Local Interest

Food and Fellowship at “Alone at Christmas Supper”

Submitted by Anna Fullerton and Billie Werenich | Once again we are very grateful for Swan Valley residents who helped in any way to present the 5th annual ALONE AT CHRISTMAS supper at the Elks Hall on December 25, 2019. For all the volunteering of cash, time, driving or food donations we are truly appreciative. [...]

2020/01/08Local Interest

Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment – February 1, 2020

Submitted by: St. Andrews United Church 9th Anniversary St. Andrew’s United Church Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment February 1, 2020 Veterans Hall 5:00 pm Wine Bar 6:00 pm Dinner Catered by: Julie Nahnybida Tickets $35.00 each Tickets available from: Eleanor Proppe 204-734-5645 Nancy Jones 204-734-2507

2020/01/06Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 4, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillors Malcolm and Nadolney were absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2020/01/05Local Interest

Community Foundation Distributes Fall Grants

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Community Foundation of Swan Valley held their Fall Granting Night & AGM on Thursday December 5, 2019. A total of 12 Community Grants were awarded, followed by presentation of Donor Advised Funds, Designated Funds and Field of Interest Funds. Chairperson Lorne Henklemen opened the evening with a [...]

2020/01/02Local Interest