Category Archives: Local Interest

Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – May 5, 2020

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 May, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Present by Electronic Communication: Councillor [...]

2020/06/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 26, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 26, 2020 | Northwest Region The Northwest region received a mix of temperatures throughout the week reaching the upper twenties. Some areas in the region received rain over the weekend, while others near Swan Valley and Roblin would benefit from a good rain. Ste. Rose area [...]

2020/06/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Special Meeting Minutes – May 5, 2020

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 via Video Conference. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent without notice. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer [...]

2020/05/31Local Interest

Town of Swan River Special Meeting – April 22, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Friesen and Delaurier present in chambers. Councillors Gray, Moriaux and Whyte attended via video conference. Also Present: Staff In person – Town Manager C. Croll, ACAO [...]

2020/05/30Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 22, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 via video conference. 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 secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also [...]

2020/05/29Local Interest

65th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale – May 29-30, 2020

65th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale 9am May 29, 2020 to 6pm May 30, 2020 WWW.DLMS.CA Due to the current Covid-19 situation the Swan Valley 4-H Show and Sale that was to be held May 30th, will now be held as an online steer show only. The sale information can be found by visiting www.dlms.ca in [...]

2020/05/27Local Interest

Funding Available for Swan Valley COVID-19 Response

Media Release | Community Foundation of Swan Valley takes part in new Emergency Community Support Fund Swan River: May 26, 2020 The Community Foundation of Swan Valley today announced it will be provided with $40,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way [...]

2020/05/26Local Interest

$159,918 Green Team Funding for Swan River Constituency

Media Release | SWAN RIVER – Rick Wowchuk MLA for Swan River is welcoming an announcement that the Government of Manitoba is supporting local community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks delivering Green Team projects this upcoming summer. “As we face the economic challenges brought on by COVID-19, these projects will provide important employment opportunities for [...]

2020/05/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 19, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 19, 2020 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures were welcomed in the Northwest region by the weekend, and seeding continued in full swing. Along with warmer temperatures over the weekend, came strong southerly winds, which caused challenges for most herbicide applications. Lighter soils also saw some topsoil [...]

2020/05/24Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 11, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 11, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported on many positives in the Division, the parade that SVTA is organizing, the work the Town of Swan River is doing with SVRSS for our graduates, and Taylor’s video of support for their parents and [...]

2020/05/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Recover Drugs & Firearm During Search

RCMP Media Release | On May 20, 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation, Swan River RCMP, along with assistance from the Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and our Police Dog Services unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence located in the Town of [...]

2020/05/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 21, 2020

Regular Council Meeting 21/04/2020 – 07:30 PM The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 21, 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 [...]

2020/05/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 12, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 12, 2020 | Northwest Region In spite of cool temperatures and strong, cold winds, seeding is progressing in the Northwest region. Daytime temperatures hovered in the mid-teens with overnight temperatures dropping down around -5°C through the week. The soil is slowly warming up and soil moisture [...]

2020/05/20Local Interest

Celebrate International Museum Day with a Virtual Tour

ValleyBiz file photo | The province is celebrating International Museum Day by encouraging Manitobans to explore their history with virtual visits to Manitoba museums, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. ValleyBiz did a feature story on the Swan Valley Historical Museum a few years back that showcases many of the buildings and [...]

2020/05/18Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 27, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 27, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported that the staffing process continues for next year, with some interviews taking place this week. 2. The Board reviewed Policy 13 – Finances. 3. The Acting Transportation Supervisor gave his annual report to the Board. [...]

2020/05/16Local Interest

Teacher Tuesdays Celebrate Front Line Workers

Submitted photos | The Swan Valley Teachers’ Association (SVTA) kicked off Teacher Tuesdays in support of Front line workers with a parade around the personal care and hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Every Tuesday until the end of June SVTA will also be sending lunch to one of the following front line workers in [...]

2020/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Golf Course Opens for the Season

Submitted Pictures | In spite of the cold weather, close to 120 people dusted off their clubs to attend the opening day of the Swan River Golf and Country Club. The course re-opened on Friday, May 8, 2020 with additional precautions to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Golfers are reminded to call ahead to [...]

2020/05/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 5, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 5, 2020 | Northwest Region Temperatures in the past week were generally cool throughout the region. Daytime temperatures were highest around the southern part of the region with highs of 21°C with overnight lows dropping to minus 5°C. Rain was widespread with precipitation amounts ranging from [...]

2020/05/12Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 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 April, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and L. Hutman. CAO: Patti Simpson Present by Electronic Communication: Councillor [...]

2020/05/09Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 13, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 13, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported that the staffing process continues for next year with internal, and some external postings coming shortly. 2. The Board reviewed Policy 12 – Learning Environment Programs and Services. 3. The Board discussed the Pension Committee [...]

2020/05/07Local Interest

Nominations Open to Thank Someone Through Co-op Helps

Co-Op Media Release: May 5, 2020 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Swan Valley Co-op has been on the front lines delivering the essentials needed by our Co-op members, customers and communities. Now, we want to help say thank you to somebody making your life a little easier or a little brighter. Tell us [...]

2020/05/05Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 7, 2020

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

2020/05/02Local Interest

Swan River Golf & Country Club Opening – May 8, 2020

Swan River Golf & Country Club We are Open Friday May 8, 2020 Must Call for tee time Thank you to all our members and guest for being patient in these uncertain times! The Swan River Golf & Country Club will be following the Covid-19 safe distancing guidelines inside the clubhouse and on course to [...]

2020/05/01Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 7, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding in person with Councillors Wintoniw & Friesen present in person while Councillors Moriaux, Gray, Whyte and Delaurier attended via video conference. Also Present: Staff – in person: Town Manager [...]

2020/05/01Local Interest

Town of Swan River Public Notice – April 30, 2020

Town of Swan River Public Notice Citizens of the Town of Swan River, And the Swan Valley, We have reviewed the Restoring Safe Services announcement from the Province issued yesterday and will be re-opening the Town Office reception desk to the public on Monday, May 4. A maximum of 3 people will be allowed in [...]

2020/04/30Local Interest

Swan River COVID-19 Testing Site Location to Open

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Prairie Mountain Health is building testing capacity in the northern part of the region by opening a COVID-19 community testing location in Swan River, decreasing the need to travel for area residents. The site will operate by appointment only and will open Friday, May 1st in the Manitoba Public [...]

2020/04/30Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – March 24, 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 24th day of March, 2020 at 7:01 pm. Present: COUNCIL AS A WHOLE and Don Bobick-for part of meeting, ATTENDED THIS MEETING VIA PHONE DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. [...]

2020/04/30Local Interest

2020 Northwest Roundup Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Submitted | It comes with a heavy heart that the Swan River Valley Agricultural Society must announce the cancelling of the 2020 Northwest Round-Up & Exhibition. After many discussions and in review of government guidelines the Board has made this difficult decision. During this time of uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, it was clear the [...]

2020/04/29Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 8, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 via Video Conference. 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 as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also [...]

2020/04/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – March 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 10th day of March, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Ken Jenkins [...]

2020/04/28Local Interest

COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling

Feeling overwhelmed, fearful, anxious with all the changes during this COVID-19 time? Shared Care Community Mental Health Worker located at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre is available to speak to you over the phone. Please call 204-734-6600 and ask to speak with the Mental Health Counsellor All calls are confidential.

2020/04/27Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – February 25, 2020

Received by ValleyBiz April 21, 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 25th day of February, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont [...]

2020/04/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 25, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, March 25th, 2020. Members Present via telecommunciation measures: 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 secretary. 1. Call to Order The meeting [...]

2020/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – February 11, 2020

Received by ValleyBiz April 21, 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 11th day of February, 2020 at 7:02 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont [...]

2020/04/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Recover Stolen Property

RCMP Media Release | On April 19, 2020, at 7:00 pm, as a result of an ongoing investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a residence located in the RM of Minitonas-Bowman. The search resulted in the recovery of stolen property including a 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000 side-by-side ATV. A 30-year-old male, from the RM [...]

2020/04/23Local Interest

Walleye (Sander vitreus) Age Estimation Technique

Story Submitted by: Korbin Proctor, Fisheries Management Student Natural Resources Management Technologies Program, University College of the North It finally happened, you’ve been fishing in this spot since you were a child, always believing the monster Walleye you’ve been after has been lurking deep below. You’ve finally captured it. After taking a few pictures and [...]

2020/04/21Local Interest

Appreciating the Last Glimpses of Winter

ValleyBiz Story| For those of us eagerly awaiting the arrival of warmer weather, it seems we are not alone in our preparations. This little rabbit was spotted early one morning and appears to be transitioning to its summer colours. Winter weather, on the other hand has been a little reluctant to let go. Although the [...]

2020/04/20Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 17, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 17, 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 [...]

2020/04/19Local Interest

COVID-19 Swan River: Stay At Home And See You Doctor

Submitted by: Swan Valley Primary Care Centre STAY AT HOME AND SEE YOUR DOCTOR! With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distance advice, we are introducing virtual visits at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre to serve you better. The providers can assess the patient with any concern that they may have if they were to [...]

2020/04/16Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – March 3, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of March, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: C. Densen, L. Hutman, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor G. [...]

2020/04/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 3, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Whyte, Gray, Friesen, and Delaurier present. Absent with notice: Mayor Jacobson Also Present: Staff – ACAO P. Henkelman, PW Director D. Poole Media – Star [...]

2020/04/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop Easter Food Order Schedule

It’s Easter Weekend! We are closed for the Easter Holiday on Friday and Sunday this week and have made some adjustments to our food order program due to the holiday. The following applies to the period of April 9, 2020 to April 13, 2020. Orders received on Thursday by 4pm – Ready for Pick-Up & [...]

2020/04/08Local Interest

Tarp Fabrication Business Rolls Into Kamsack

Media Release | Ready Roll Truck Tarps Inc. (RRTT), a roll tarp fabrication company, is set to open its doors on Monday April 13, 2020, in the old Kamsack Strawboard Plant. Located just 5km west of Kamsack, SK. right off Highway #5, they are only minutes from the Saskatchewan / Manitoba border. RRTT will provide [...]

2020/04/06Local Interest

SVSD K-12 Classroom Learning Suspended Indefinitely

ValleyBiz Story | On March 31, 2020 the Province of Manitoba announced that classroom learning for kindergarten to Grade 12 students is suspended indefinitely for this school year to help ‘flatten the curve’ and reduce the impact of COVID-19. The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) has indicated they will be continuing the organization towards distance [...]

2020/04/01Local Interest

Benito Rec Center Canada Day Show & Shine – Postponed

Submitted by: RJ McGregor | The Benito Rec Center proudly presents 2nd Annual Canada Day Rain or Shine Show and Shine Benito, MB Postponed 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 event will be [...]

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