Monthly Archives: August 2023

Empty Purple Chairs Placed For Loved Ones Lost to Drugs

Submitted by: Mo Koetting August 31st marks the International Day of Overdose Awareness and this year advocates are asking people to draw attention to those lost to the toxic drug supply through the use of empty purple chairs. It is a day to draw attention to those lost to overdoses and tainted drugs. Purple has […]

2023/08/31Local Interest

Manitoba Stronger Together Live Event – Sept. 10, 2023

Submitted by: Patsy Schullman | Manitoba Stronger Together Swan River Live Event Sun. September 10, 2023 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Veteran’s Hall Legion Room Join Us Live! Discover the power of unity with Manitoba Stronger Together. Be part of a community that’s shaping a brighter future for our province. Learn, connect, and make a […]

2023/08/31Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Golf & Country Club

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan River Golf & Country Club recently received a grant to upgrade their outdoor washroom facilities. As the golf course is becoming a year-round attraction, this upgrade helps to enhance the experience for people partaking in physical activity both on the trails, and on the golf […]

2023/08/30Local Interest

Voices of Legends Come to Life at Legion Clubroom

Submitted by: Brent Erlendson A crowd of 140+ enjoyed a great meal and entertainment at the Swan River Legion Clubroom Friday August 25, 2023 Dinner was served starting at 6:00 pm followed by Steve Hillis playing an excellent, energetic tribute act to many great country and classic rock performers. For the remainder of the evening […]

2023/08/29Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 22, 2023

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 22, 2023 Northwest Region A mixed week of weather across the region. Hot days with temperatures in the 30’s followed by cool, rainy weather was in the mix. Highest temperature was in Swan River at 32°C, and Ruthenia overnight low was 3.9°C. Scattered showers and strong winds for part of […]

2023/08/26Local Interest

Voices of Legends Concert – August 25, 2023

Submitted by: Brent Erlendson Live in Concert Voices of Legends featuring Steve Hillis Swan River Legion Friday, Aug 25, 2023 Dinner 6pm, Show 7:15 pm Amazing One Man Tribute Show Featuring: Johnny Cash, Elvis, Beatles, Roy Orbison & more plus Canada’s #1 Garth Brooks tribute act! also a rockin’ dance party set afterwards Happy Hour […]

2023/08/24Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Raises Over $3,000 for CT Scanner

Submitted by: Lexi Penner We as the Swan Valley Health Auxiliary would like to thank everyone that came and participated in our Fundraiser BBQ! We were able to raise over $3,000, which we will be donating to go towards the CT Scanner that the Hospital is getting! The fundraiser was a huge success, and we […]

2023/08/23Local Interest

Age Friendly Presentations and Trade Show – Sept 23, 2023

Submitted by: Service to Seniors | Age Friendly Presentations and Trade Show September 23, 2023 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River Newly retired? Check out our trade show! Various speakers with how to age gracefully in your own home and community Services within our valley geared for people over the age […]

2023/08/21Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Respond to Fatal Collision

RCMP Media Release | On August 18, 2023, at approximately 4:15 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover that occurred on Provincial Road 272, south of Duck Bay. Officers arrived on scene and observed that a pickup truck, with one female occupant, had left the roadway, entered the ditch and rolled. The 31-year-old driver, […]

2023/08/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 15, 2023

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 15, 2023 Northwest Region A warm start to the week and then a change to cool, wet weather up until the weekend. Rain set in mid-week and a couple of days of scattered showers brought varied precipitation amounts. Dauphin weather station receiving the most at 49 mm and Swan River […]

2023/08/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Museum Harvest Festival – August 27, 2023

Submitted by: Candace Balbo HARVEST FESTIVAL Swan Valley Historical Museum August 27, 2023 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Admission to the Grounds & Displays Come on out and enjoy the Harvest Festival *Live Demonstrations *Kids Activites *Fresh Baked Bread from the Clay Oven *Festival Market Vendors *Toonie Train Rides Harvest Festival Supper – 5:30pm […]

2023/08/15Local Interest

Health Auxiliary BBQ Fundraiser – August 17, 2023

Submitted by: Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary Barbeque Fundraiser Thurs. August 17, 2023 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Co-op Parking Lot Hamburger, chips, cookie, and a drink $10 “gluten free menu available” Proceeds go toward Swan Valley Health Care Centre CT Scanner 50/50 Raffle Tickets Draw date for raffle tickets September 13

2023/08/12Local Interest

Weapons and Drugs Seized During Robbery Investigation

RCMP Media Release | On August 3, 2023, Swan River RCMP became aware of an armed robbery that had occurred in the evening of August 2, 2023. Police found that a male had been held against his will by five people in a garage at a residence on 2nd Avenue in Minitonas and robbed with […]

2023/08/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 8, 2023

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 8, 2023 Northwest Region A week of hot temperatures moved the crops along in the region, although overnight temperatures continued to cool down to single digits. Precipitation amounts varied across the region this week, while some areas received minimal rain. There were thunderstorms that brought hail to some areas. Extent […]

2023/08/10Local Interest

Heart Health and Skin Care Discussed at Coffee & a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. We are back on track holding Coffee and A Chat, this series of sessions are at the Birch River Drop In Center, Benito Drop In Center and the Swan River Senior Center. They were held July 25, 26, 27th 2023, all started at 10 am. […]

2023/08/08Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – Aug 29/30/31, 2023

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee and a Chat Birch River Drop In Center August 29, 2023 Benito Drop In Center August 30, 2023 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre August 31, 2023 All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome This month’s topics: Mental Health Experiences for Older Adults Making Friends with […]

2023/08/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 1, 2023

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 1, 2023 Northwest Region A mostly warm week across the Northwest region, although night time temperatures continue to dip into the single digits. Ruthenia recorded 1.9°C for a low, while daytime high was Amaranth at 32.7°C. Few locations received precipitation with The Pas receiving the most at 14 mm. The […]

2023/08/06Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 4, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir D. Harvey […]

2023/08/05Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 12, 2023

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Mosiondz was absent. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2023/08/05Local Interest

CMHA Swan Valley/The Pas Receives $700,000 in Funding

Province of Manitoba Media Release | As part of its ongoing work to ensure all Manitobans have access to adequate, affordable and suitable housing, the Manitoba government is investing more than $25 million in five targeted initiatives that will modernize the emergency response system and provide more housing with supports, Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced […]

2023/08/04Local Interest

$15 million Construction Project Begins at SVRSS

ValleyBiz Story | Construction is underway on a $15-million multi-purpose room and performing arts addition at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School. The addition will accommodate band, theatre, drama, music and cultural performing arts programming. Click play below to see a walk through of the plans for the new addition. On August 1, 2023, Rick Wowchuk, […]

2023/08/02Local Interest

Riding, Roping & Racing at the Northwest Roundup Rodeo Story | The grandstands were packed for 3 days of riding, roping, and rodeo racing at the Swan River Norwest Round-Up and Exhibition on July 24-27, 2023. The sun was shining, the crowds were cheering, and the cowboys and cowgirls faced off in heart racing rodeo action. The crowds were treated to an exhibition […]

2023/08/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Receives $3,369,845 in Provincial Grants

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is providing up to $50 million in funding from the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund to 545 community projects to increase access to high quality arts, culture and sport programming and facilities across Manitoba, Premier Heather Stefanson and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Obby […]

2023/08/01Local Interest