Monthly Archives: August 2020

Peace and Healing Experienced at Labyrinth Grief Walk

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | The Kenville Labyrinth Grief Walk took place on a glorious Sunday afternoon in perfect weather. Ten people took part on August 23, 2020, which was about as many as could be accommodated without being crowded. It was explained that as the winding walk reached the outer perimeter walkers were invited [...]

2020/08/31Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 22, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at the Birch River Legion Hall in Birch River, MB 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 as [...]

2020/08/30Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 21, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of July, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Additions to Agenda: [...]

2020/08/29Local Interest

CFSV Awards $40,000 in Emergency Support Grants

Submitted Story: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently awarded $40,000 in grants to 11 local charities and 2 national charities to support projects undertaken or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following Charities were awarded grants under the ECSF between May 19 and July 27, 2020: Canadian Mental Health Association Swan [...]

2020/08/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 25, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 25, 2020 | Northwest Region High daily temperatures through the week continued to advance the crop quickly in the Northwest region. Thundershowers and widespread rain on the weekend brought a halt to field operations. Amounts in the region ranged from 30 to 55mm through most of [...]

2020/08/26Local Interest

Health District for Swan Valley Reports 1st COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated [...]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Swan River Pool Expected to Re-Open January 2021

Town of Swan River Press Release | We have been diligently working on preparing for the much-needed work to the aquatic facility. A contract has been awarded and work will begin in early September. We anticipate re-opening to the public in January 2021. Further updates will be shared as they become available. Lance Jacobson – [...]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Province Clarifies Mask Requirement in Public Spaces

ValleyBiz Story | On August 20, 2020 the Province of Manitoba announced thatthe Prairie Mountain Health Region would be elevated to the Orange/Restricted level. New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley Since the announcement, there has been some confusion and debate as to whether or not the mandatory use of masks within the Prairie Mountain Health [...]

2020/08/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 23, 2020

Received August 10, 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 23rd day of June 2020 at 7:05 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk ACAO/FO: James Webb Absent [...]

2020/08/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 9, 2020

Received August 10, 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 9th day of June, 2020 at 7:02 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont [...]

2020/08/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 26, 2020

Received August 10, 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 26th day of May 2020 at 7:03 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk [...]

2020/08/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 12, 2020

Received August 10, 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 12th day of May 2020 at 7:05 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade (via phone) Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont [...]

2020/08/21Local Interest

New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley

Province of Manitoba News Briefing | At approximately 1pm on August 20, 2020 Dr. Brent Roussin, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer made the following announcement: Due to the increased number of cases as well as community transmission as well as the significant reports of increased gatherings, the Prairie Mountain Health Region is being elevated to [...]

2020/08/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 18, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 18, 2020 | Northwest Region Temperatures hovered near 30°C throughout the week, which continued to advance the crop in the Northwest region. The weekend brought wind and thundershowers. Soil moisture is adequate for the most part, although there are some very dry areas in the south [...]

2020/08/20Local Interest

SVSD Announces Plans for Reopening of Valley Schools

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) released their Return to School Plan. In a letter to parents on August 17, 2020, SVSD Superintendent Jon Zilkey said, “Our goal is to follow the provincial guidelines given, be as safe as possible while also bringing hopefully some normalcy to your child’s learning. I do [...]

2020/08/18Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 21, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, Gray and Whyte in attendance. Attending via video conferencing Councillor Delaurier. Absent with notice: Councillor Friesen Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO [...]

2020/08/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 11, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 11, 2020 | Northwest Region High temperatures throughout the week continued to advance the crop in the Northwest region. The weekend brought cooler temperatures and scattered showers along with high winds and thunderstorms. Soil moisture is adequate for the most part, although there are some very [...]

2020/08/13Local Interest

Local Watershed Districts Receive GROW funding.

Swan River— MLA Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, is welcoming an announcement that the PC Government of Manitoba, in partnership with Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, is investing in local watershed district projects to support conservation and restoration activities that improve resilience to the effects of climate change. “These kinds of initiatives will benefit all [...]

2020/08/11Local Interest

Healing Labyrinth Walk – August 23, 2020

Submitted by: Healing Labyrinth Walk Sunday August 23, 2020 2:30 pm Kenville Labyrinth (Behind Kenville United Church) These past few months have been the strangest times any of us have experienced. For those going through grief, it has been even stranger and much harder. So, a healing Labyrinth walk is being arranged at the Kenville [...]

2020/08/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 7, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, Councillors Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray and Delaurier present. Also Present in person: Staff – ACAO P. Henkelman, PW Director D. Poole Also Present via video [...]

2020/08/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Special Meeting Minutes – July 7, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 for a Special Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, Councillors Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, and Delaurier present. Councillor Gray attending as Counsel for the applicant. Also Present: Staff – Acting CAO [...]

2020/08/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 4, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 4, 2020 | Northwest Region High temperatures throughout the week continued to advance the crops, with some areas in the region reaching 31°C. A strong thunderstorm through parts of the region at week’s end brought some precipitation with varying amounts. Areas receiving highest rainfall amounts this [...]

2020/08/06Local Interest

SVCU Virtual Talent Stage – Register by August 17, 2020

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | Swan Valley Credit Union Virtual Talent Stage Registration deadline August 17, 2020 Swan Valley Credit Union is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Virtual Talent Stage! If you think you have what it takes to grace our digital stage contact Lynda Parsons, Marketing Manager at lynda.parsons@svcu.mb.ca for [...]

2020/08/04Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 16, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of June, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson ACAO: Sheila Hawkins [...]

2020/08/02Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 16, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Friesen, Delaurier, Moriaux, Wintoniw, Gray and Whyte in attendance. Also Present: Staff – In person: Town Manager C. Croll, ACAO P. Henkelman, PW Director D. Poole [...]

2020/08/01Local Interest