Monthly Archives: March 2020

Benito Rec Center Canada Day Show & Shine – July 1, 2020

Submitted by: RJ McGregor | The Benito Rec Center proudly presents 2nd Annual Canada Day Rain or Shine Show and Shine July 1, 2020 11am-4pm Benito, MB Antique, Classic and Special Interest Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Tractors All Welcome ~ Finished or not, Bring Them Out! Peoples Choice and “Best of” Trophies in Several Categories This [...]

2020/03/30Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 18, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, Whyte, Gray, Friesen, and Delaurier present. Also Present: Staff – Town Manager C. Croll, ACAO P. Henkelman, PW Director D. Poole Media – Star and [...]

2020/03/29Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 11, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, March 11th, 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, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2020/03/28Local Interest

Oakes Law Office – Covid-19 Office Procedures in Place

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our doors are closed to the public in order to protect our staff, clients and community. Our staff are still at work and are here to assist you with your ongoing or new legal matters. We are pleased to work with you by phone or email and [...]

2020/03/27Local Interest

Swan Valley TALKs Suicide Prevention

Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention Interagency Committee Open House The Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention Interagency Committee (MWSP) hosted an open house on March 11 in Swan River. It was an opportunity to share with the Swan Valley community information about their committee, and the ways they are involved in their communities. In the afternoon, [...]

2020/03/26Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Municipal Office Closed

Town of Swan River Press Release | March 23, 2020 Citizens of the Town of Swan River, And the Swan Valley, In light of the recent escalation of government actions toward dealing with COVID-19, the Town of Swan River is taking the following steps: ➢ Municipal office will close to the public effective at 12:00 [...]

2020/03/24Local Interest

Helping One Another Survive Covid-19

“Well, doctor. Don’t you think people are overreacting just a bit? Blowing things out of proportion?” That is a question I’ve been hearing a great deal lately. It appears that there are two types of responses to the spreading of Covid-19: downplaying, or buying all the toilet paper. Perhaps the most appropriate response is somewhere [...]

2020/03/23Local Interest

Cook&Cooke Office Closed – Remote Options Available

Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and adhering to Health Canada protocols, as well as out of the general health and safety of our team members and the community, our office is temporarily CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Our staff is still at work and want to help you! We would be pleased [...]

2020/03/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 26, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 26th, 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 [...]

2020/03/22Local Interest

Town and Province Urge Social Distancing

Town of Swan River Press Release | March 20, 2020 Citizens of the Town of Swan River, And the Swan Valley, THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. ➢ An order has been issued under the Public Health Act to limit indoor and outdoor public gatherings to no more than 50 people [...]

2020/03/21Local Interest

SV CO-OP Operating Changes Due To COVID-19

Swan Valley Co-op COVID-19 State of Emergency News Release: Effective Friday, March 20th at 4 pm, due to the provincially declared state of emergency for COVID-19: • We are now limiting the number of customers allowed in our store at the same time. Our maximum capacity has been set to 50 guests at any given [...]

2020/03/20Local Interest

Visitor Access Suspended For Acute Care Facilities

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health | NEW ACUTE CARE FACILITY VISITOR RESTRICTIONS For all acute care facilities, including acute mental health facilities, in Manitoba, visitor access is being suspended immediately. Visitor restrictions took effect today – March 19 – at 3 pm. Exceptions for compassionate reasons for end of life will continue to be made [...]

2020/03/19Local Interest

Local Doctors Provide Important Covid-19 Information

Information on the COVID-19 virus for residents of the Swan Valley This article is intended to act as a resource for accurate information on the virus and a guide to local services. New information is constantly becoming available, please see the links at the bottom of the article for updated information. This article is not [...]

2020/03/18Local Interest

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Stew & Biscuit Lunch a Success

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our Irish Stew lunch. Over 30 people can out for delicious stew,biscuits,lots of yummy desserts. Glad to see so many stayed and enjoyed lots of friendly conversation. Hope to see everyone again next year.

2020/03/18Local Interest

Swan River Indoor Recreational Facilities Closing

Town of Swan River Press Release | March 16, 2020 Citizens of the Town of Swan River, And the Swan Valley, The Mayor and Administration met this morning to determine our steps going forward with regards to the COVID-19 virus. After the meeting and in continuing consultation with the Council via email, it was determined [...]

2020/03/17Local Interest

Swan River Adult Education Closing Until Further Notice

Submitted by: Jo-Anne Saunders. Education Director. SRAE. | Due to the evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, Swan River Adult Education will be closed as of March 17 until further notice. This includes Site 1 (128-5th Ave. N.) and Site 2 (in the EC Friendship Centre). Phone 204-734-9391 for info.

2020/03/16Local Interest

Another Successful Minitonas Figure Skating Carnival

Submitted by: Minitonas Figure Skating Club Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours and community members that came out to support the Minitonas Figure Skating Club’s annual Carnival “An Enchanted Evening” on March 6 th , 2020! A big thank you to skating coach Alison Burgess. Also thank you to all the Senior [...]

2020/03/16Local Interest

World Day Of Prayer 2020

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian lay women’s initiative which is celebrated in 170 countries annually on the first Friday in March. Seven congregations in the Swan Valley gathered in St. James church in Friday, March 6 to join in prayer for peace and justice. This [...]

2020/03/15Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 9, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the March 9, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board passed the Final 2020-2021 Budget on March 9, 2020. Within the budget, the Board has added small additions in WSH, resource, guidance and work experience with a special levy increase of 1.25%. 2. The Board celebrated [...]

2020/03/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Schools Suspend Classes

Swan Valley School Division | March 13, 2020 Dear students, staff and parents; The Minister of Education has just announced that on March 23- April 13 school classes will be suspended (spring break inclusive). All staff will be reporting to work during these two weeks but there will be no students. We will be exploring [...]

2020/03/13Local Interest

Prairie Mountain Health Pilots New Program

Submitted by: Hannah Koetting | Weight to Wellbeing is a program unique to Swan River and developed locally by a team of registered dietitians, physicians, mental health workers and health promotion. The topics covered throughout the program include nutrition, physical activity, sleep and mental wellbeing. Thus far, feedback has been positive. The program began early [...]

2020/03/13Local Interest

Hockey Manitoba Provincials – Cancelled

Submitted by: Ashley Tibbett | Peewee A1 Swan Valley Stampeders to cohost with Dauphin Peewee A1 in Grandview/ Gilbert Plains. This Event Has Been Cancelled. Our hockey season has come to an end. Hockey Manitoba COVID-19 (coronavirus) Important Information Following Hockey Canada’s decision to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities due to concerns over COVID-19, Hockey [...]

2020/03/12Local Interest

Guiding Children’s Behaviour – Saturday April 4, 2020

MCCA PARKLAND BRANCH presents: Guiding Children’s Behaviour Saturday April 4, 2020 12:30 – 3:30 pm Held at: Sunflower Early Learning Centre (Minitonas Daycare- Old Elementery School) DEADLINE IS FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2020 RETURN COMPLETED REGISTRATION AND FULL PAYMENT TO: PO BOX 102 DAUPHIN MB  R7N 2T9 Email, Call or pick up REGISTRATION paper from Sunflower [...]

2020/03/12Local Interest

St. Patrick’s Day Stew & Biscuit Lunch – March 15, 2020

Submitted by: Birch River Northern Neighbors St.Patricks Day Stew and Biscuit Luncheon Sunday March 15, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Northern Neighbours Centre 309 Victoria Ave. Birch River 50/50 Draw Stew,buns,biscuits,desserts,beverage Adults: $10.00 Ages 6-11: $5.00 Preschoolers:Free

2020/03/10Local Interest

Great Support for SVRSS Tigers Season Ender

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers played one heck of a game February 28 versus the Killarney Raiders. The Centennial Arena came alive with school pride, spirit and support for their local high school hockey team. The score might not of been what the Tigers were hoping for falling 7-4 to the Raiders [...]

2020/03/09Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – February 18, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of February, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, C. Densen, L. Hutman, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Delegations: 7:00 p.m.: [...]

2020/03/08Local 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 8, 2020 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.

2020/03/07Local Interest

Easter Baba & Paska Bake Sale – Cancelled

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Easter Baba & Paska Bake Sale Saturday April 4, 2020 All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Church Basement 1306 – 2nd St. S. Swan River Cabbage Rolls Perogies Nalysnyky Muffins Squares And Much More

2020/03/05Local Interest

Over $3500 Raised for CBF School Projects

Submitted by: Rachael Stober | The CBFCS Parent Advisory Council put on another Dessert Night/Duelling Pianos/Silent Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, February 15. This was the second time the PAC held this event. The first one raised funds for the multi-sport pad that was successfully built in 2018. This year the event raised just over [...]

2020/03/04Local Interest

Bellsite 41st Annual Snowmobile Poker Derby

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite Community did another wonderful job looking after the hot meal at the end of the day and looking after all the indoor services needed to have everyone registered and on their way to enjoy the sunny warm day on the Snoman trail up- kept by North Mountain Riders Snowmobile [...]

2020/03/03Local Interest

RCMP Seek Info In Missing Persons Case Of Lorlene Bone

RCMP Media Release | RCMP continue to look for answers in missing persons case of Lorlene Bone Lorlene Bone was 31, when she went missing on February 29, 2016. She called her mother that day from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation and was not heard from again. She is described as approximately 5’5” tall, 155 lbs [...]

2020/03/02Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – Febuary 24, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 24, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board worked on preliminary finalizing of the budget from the material provided by the Secretary-Treasurer. The public consultation budget presentation will be on March 5 at SVRSS and it will be livestreamed. This draft presentation was looked [...]

2020/03/01Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 28, 2020

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 January, 2020 at 7:05 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Administration: Donna Potts Absent with Prior [...]

2020/03/01Local Interest