Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – December 9, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the December 9, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The CEO reported to the Board about the Kinsmen Project to provide funding in the amount of approximately $20,000 for extra food and food services for our seven schools. The Kinsmen will be coming on January 15th to [...]

2019/12/14Local Interest

Santa Day at Swan River Elks Hall

Submitted by: Malcolm Shaw | Saturday, December 7, 2019 was Santa Day at the Swan River Elks Hall. People stopped by sit with Santa and have some treats. Thanks to all that donated to the Elks Fund for Children.

2019/12/13Local Interest

Great Time Visiting at St. James Christmas Tea

Submitted by: Bev Leach | There was much chatter and laughter in St. James Anglican Church on December 7, 2019 as many local residents enjoyed the annual St. James Christmas Tea and Bake Sale. Pictured above: Diane Sylvester and Marilyn Staples were managing the bake sale table as the guests began to arrive for tea. [...]

2019/12/12Local Interest

Benito Gingerbread House & Tree Display – Dec 14-21, 2019

Submitted by: Sandra Yaknovich Benito Library Gingerbread House and Christmas Tree Display December 14-21, 2019 Benito Library During Regular Hours Coffee and Dainties will be served.

2019/12/11Local Interest

Wonderful Attendance at Health Auxiliary Bake Sale

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | December 6th, 2019, the Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary (SRVHA) had another successful annual Christmas Bake sale, Grocery Hamper raffle and Novelty table. There was a wonderful attendance and it wasn’t long before all the baking was gone. The day brought in $765.00. The grocery hamper was won by Shirley [...]

2019/12/11Local Interest

A Flurry of Music at Community Band Christmas Concert

Submitted by Jayne Leadbeater | At the SVRSS Cafeteria, last Wednesday, 4 December 2019 over 70 people enjoyed a musical evening presented by Swan Valley Community Band who were performing their 26th Christmas Concert, “FLURRIES OF THE SEASON!” Lots of familiar faces were in attendance, with a few from as a far away as Edmonton [...]

2019/12/10Local Interest

Madge Lake Bible Camp Presents A Gift For All

Submitted by: Kendra Thiessen | Taking place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 Madge Lake Bible Camp’s Christmas Musical and Dessert Theater was a wonderful evening. This year’s performance included live music, delectable desserts and a guest performer from the Swan Valley, Tim Mueller on dobro, mandolin and guitar. A big thank-you to all who attended [...]

2019/12/09Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 22, 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 22nd day of October, 2019 at 7:04 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/12/08Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 20, 2019

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

2019/12/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 19, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Wintoniw, Gray and Whyte present. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll Media – Star and Times Reporter J. Bergen 1. Call meeting to [...]

2019/12/08Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 19, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of November, 2019 A.D. at 7:05 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, D. Wagner, W. Kolisnyk, CAO: Patti Simpson Delegations: 6.1 Les Emerson [...]

2019/12/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 5, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 5th 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Friesen, Moriaux, Wintoniw, Gray and Whyte present. Councillor Delaurier attended by phone. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, PW Superintendent D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida Deanna [...]

2019/12/07Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 8, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 8th day of October, 2019 at 7:02 p.m. Present Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle [...]

2019/12/07Local Interest

Songs of the Season Fill The Air At Carol Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival held their 56th Annual Carol Festival at Temple Baptist Church on December 1, 2019. Various groups and individuals raised their voices and instruments in song in celebration of the season. The afternoon featured performances from Highly Strung Ukulele Group, Girls Christmas Choir, Terri Boyd & Jason [...]

2019/12/06Local Interest

Festival Of Trees – December 3-7, 2019

Submitted by: Kathleen Sterma | North-West Regional Library Swan River Festival of Trees December 3-7, 2019 ‘Stop By” Complimentary refreshments. Vote for you favorite Christmas Trees and Christmas Wreaths Favorites decided by People’s Choice email@swanriverlibrary.ca 204-734-3880

2019/12/04Local Interest

Great Turnout at Benito Craft and Trade Event

Submitted by: Karen Gade | The Benito Rec. Centre was buzzing on Saturday, Nov. 30 when the Benito United Church hosted their 18th annual Craft and Trade event. The mild weather contributed to the great turnout. 42 tables of crafters and home based businesses gave those attending a large variety of shopping choices. Pictured above: [...]

2019/12/04Local Interest

Another Win for Swan Valley Tigers Hockey

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The Swan Valley Tigers game on Sunday December 1, 2019 vs REMP ended with Tigers winning 8-2. The team collected food and toys for the local food bank, collecting a total of 136.9 pounds of food! (Not including the toys). The food bank was very grateful for the donation! Thank [...]

2019/12/03Local Interest

Santa Stops by Lenswood Santa Brunch

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Hall was filled December 1, 2019 with a big crowd of hungry kids, parents, grand parents and great grandparents attending the Lenswood Santa Brunch to kick off the Christmas season. Our 3 cooks were busy cooking all morning and did a great job on the pancakes and sausages. The [...]

2019/12/02Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 25, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 25, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. Principal Jacquie Mydynski-Arp and Guidance Counselor Jennifer Simpson presented to the Board on the Career Exploration work and transitions that SVRSS does with all of its students. Very informative report that led to a good discussion about potential [...]

2019/12/01Local Interest

Curling Update for Team Wiebe 2019-2020 Season

Picture above, Left to right: Ryan Wiebe, Carter Watkins, Sean Flatt, Adam Flatt, (not pictured) Coach Tom Clasper, Assistant Coach Karen Flatt Submitted by: Louise Watkins | As the curling season event schedule enters the mid-season benchmark, Team Ryan Wiebe continues to play with consistency in both Junior Men’s and Men’s Divisions. Clinching a Berth [...]

2019/11/30Local Interest

Enjoyable Night at Lenswood Harvest Windup

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | Another successful Harvest Windup was held in Lenswood on November 16, 2019! Everyone enjoyed the music, dancing, and food!!!

2019/11/29Local Interest

Minitonas Ladies Christmas Program – December 2, 2019

Submitted by: Connie Waito | Ladies Christmas Program Mon. December 2, 2019 7:30 p.m. Minitonas Knox United Church Please bring an item for the Christmas Cheer board if you wish. A time of visiting and refreshments will be enjoyed after the program.

2019/11/28Local Interest

Festive Displays at Riverview Condos Gift Show

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | The Christmas Gift Show held on November 23, 2019 in the Riverview Condos Clubroom was well attended!! We raised $225 so far towards the Alone At Christmas Dinner” Vendors at the show included; Kristen: Thirty-One, Cyndi Miles Designs, Leanne Delaurier: Norwex, The Mushroom Patch, North Country Grains and Hannys Hobbies. [...]

2019/11/28Local Interest

Community Foundation Granting Night – December 5, 2019

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Notice of Annual General Meeting & Granting Night Thurs. December 5, 2019 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Banquet Room The evening will include presentations to the 2019 fall grant recipients. Please join us to find out more about the projects supported by the CFSV. For more information please call [...]

2019/11/27Local Interest

Madge Lake Bible Camp Dessert Theater – Dec. 1, 2019

Submitted by: Dylan Liske Madge Lake Bible Camp presents “A Gift for All” Christmas Play & Dessert Theater Fundraiser December 1, 2019 7:00 pm Swan River CBF Freewill Offering

2019/11/26Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Remp Renegades – Dec 1, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Remp Renegades Sun. December 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena Swan Valley Tigers Hockey Team is Collecting Donations of Food or Toys at both the Saturday, November 30, 2019 and Sunday, December 1, 2019 Games

2019/11/26Local Interest

Beautiful Afternoon At Lutheran Fall Tea

Submitted by: Renate Wille | The Lutheran Fall Tea held on November 16, 2019 was a beautiful event, as it always has been. This was the first time in our new home at St. James Anglican Church. It is a learning curve when two congregations share a home, like a couple merging their households, but [...]

2019/11/26Local Interest

Celebrating the Birth of Christ Program – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: June Jamieson Celebrating the Birth of Christ In Other Countries Sat. December 7, 2019 3:00 pm Seventh Day Adventist Church 1200 First Street South Vegetarian Supper to Follow

2019/11/25Local Interest

Presentation Given On Diet for Diabetics & Weight Loss

Submitted by: Swan Valley Primary Care Centre | Dr. Leah Koetting presented her last speech at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on November 21, 2019, regarding the Low Carb High Fat diet geared for diabetics and weight loss. The presentation was given to 80 people in attendance listening to the presentation. There were questions given [...]

2019/11/25Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 24, 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 24th day of September 2019 at 7:02 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/11/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 5, 2019

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 November, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councilors: G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, D. Wagner, W. Kolisnyk, CAO: Patti Simpson & ACAO: Sheila Hawkins [...]

2019/11/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 7, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, November 7th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Nadolney was absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/11/23Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 15, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 15th day of October, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councilors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, D. Wagner, W. Kolisnyk CAO, Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councilor: C. Densen [...]

2019/11/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 10, 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 10th day of September, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Matt Wills Bill Gade Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/11/23Local Interest

Rotary Auction Raises Funds for Legion Park Concession

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club hosted their 57th Annual Radio Auction on November 7, 2019. It was another successful event with proceeds from this year’s auction going toward a new concession stand in the Legion Park. The total value of items donated reached $19,600 and fetched $12,760 in [...]

2019/11/22Local Interest

St. James Anglican Church Tea – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: Bev Leach | St. James Anglican Church Christmas Tea and Bake Sale December 7, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1201 – 1st St. South $5 Everyone Welcome!

2019/11/21Local Interest

Westman Invests Over $300,000 in Swan River

Westman Communications Media Release | Westman Communications Group (Westman) invested over $300,000 in network and plant enhancements in Swan River. The recently completed network upgrade now allows Westman to provide faster, more reliable Internet speeds and additional capacity to accommodate the increasing demand for Westman services. “Westman was proud to bring enhanced communication services to [...]

2019/11/21Local Interest

Toy Drive Kicks Off With Swan River Fire Hall Event

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro On Saturday November 16th the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive kicked off with an event hosted by the Swan River Fire Hall. The goal was to stuff a Police cruiser and the Swan Valley communities did not disappoint! Thank you to the Swan Valley Emergency Services, Shared Health/ Emergency Medical [...]

2019/11/20Local Interest

Mistletoe Magic Lights at the Museum – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: Candace Balbo Mistletoe Magic at The Swan Valley Historical Museum Highway #10 North, Swan River, MB Sat. December 7, 2019 7:00 pm Free Admission Join in the Magic As We Celebrate the Lighting of the Enchanting Lights Dress warm and enjoy a stroll through the Heritage Village Complimentary Hot Chocolate & Cookies Horsedrawn [...]

2019/11/19Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Present The Big Five-Oh

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Three very appreciative audiences were entertained this past weekend as the Valley Stage Players presented their comedy, “The Big Five-Oh,” a two-act comedy by playwright Brian Mitchell. The play was based around the Thomas family, whose patriarch, George, was trying to cope with all the life ramifications of reaching the [...]

2019/11/19Local Interest

Community Band Christmas Concert – December 4, 2019

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band Presents Flurries of the Season Wed. December 4, 2019 7:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Featuring: Concert Band and “Tarnished Brass” Refreshments | Silver Collection

2019/11/18Local Interest

Bowsman Lions Host Successful Pancake Brunch

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann | The Bowsman Lions held their brunch for diabetes November 13, 2019 at the Bowsman Legion Hall. The 90+ attendees were served a delightful meal of P&H pancakes, Valley Meats sausages, scrambled eggs and coffee or juice. The net proceeds will be given to the Lions Diabetes program presented at the [...]

2019/11/18Local Interest

Elk’s Santa Day – December 7, 2019

Submitted by: Swan River Elks Elk’s Santa Day Sat. December 7, 2019 Elks Hall 1:00 – 3:00 pm Everyone welcome to sit with Santa and have treats.

2019/11/17Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 12, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 12, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. Student Services Coordinator Deborah Burnside gave a report to the Board. Debbie highlighted the work being done at SVSD and outlined some of the growing needs that we are seeing in the Division. She also talked about transition [...]

2019/11/17Local Interest

Swan River Health Auxiliary Bake Sale – December 6, 2019

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary Bake Sale, Raffle, & Novelty Table Friday December 6th, 2019 10:00 AM Ladies Auxiliary Concession Booth Swan Valley Health Centre Proceeds Towards Hospital Equipment

2019/11/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 23, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 23rd, 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 [...]

2019/11/16Local Interest

Annual NDP Christmas Dinner – December 8, 2019

Submitted by: Cathy Wenstob | Swan River NDP Annual Christmas Dinner Sun. December 8, 2019 Swan Valley Museum Social Time: 5:00 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm Admission: $15.00 Guest Speaker Wab Kinew Silent Auction 50/50 Draw Everyone Welcome!

2019/11/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – November 12, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture November 12, 2019 | Northwest Region The 2019 harvest is near completion with the exception a few acres where snow halted operations. Most areas of the Northwest region are snow covered at this point. The red spring wheat harvest is generally complete in the region with average [...]

2019/11/16Local Interest

Lenswood Santa Brunch – December 1, 2019

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Santa Brunch December 1, 2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Lenswood Hall Santa visits at 11:30 am 5 years and under free, 6-12 $3.00 Adults $6.00 Bring your children to have a picture taken with Santa. Silent auction prizes, and a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausages, beverages and desserts. [...]

2019/11/15Local Interest

A Message of Legacy at Community Foundation Gala

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | What an amazing night!! The Community Foundation of Swan Valley’s Annual Gala featured local talent Brad Slepicka & Tim Mueller, Martyn Snell & The Marxmen. Following a delicious meal catered by Julie Nahnybida, our guest speaker returning valley resident Miles Jones, shared both his humour and his message of legacy [...]

2019/11/15Local Interest