Category Archives: Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 8, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 8th, 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 [...]

2019/05/25Local Interest

SVAPL Plant Night Fundraiser – June 4 & June 5, 2019

Submitted by: Deanna Chess | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Plant Night Fundraiser at Lynn’s Plants and Things Greenhouse Two nights available: Tuesday June 4, 2019 & Wednesday June 5, 2019 @ 7:00 PM Tickets $50 each Includes: pot, dirt, stones and one plant – with the option to upgrade! Refreshments included. Contact Coreen @ [...]

2019/05/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 21, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 21, 2019 | Northwest Region Cool weather continued through the week with overnight frost as the thermostat dipped below zero. The weather warmed up by the end of the weekend with temperatures in the mid 20’s. There was rain around Swan River and The Pas mid [...]

2019/05/24Local Interest

Taylor School Fun Festival – May 31, 2019

Submitted by: Falon Cooke | Taylor School Fun Festival Fri. May 31, 2019 5:30-8:30 NEW LOCATION Swan River Curling Rink Come enjoy a fun night out for the whole family! BBQ supper/concession, cotton candy, face painting, dunk tank, carnival games, tokens, lots of prizes, and awesome raffles. Something fun for kids of all ages!

2019/05/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop Makes Donation to Benito Skate Park

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | On behalf of the Skate Park Committee, we would like to thank you Swan Valley Co-op for being a Gold Sponsor for the Benito Skate Park Project. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Skate Park is Tracy and Matthew Kerr. The Benito Skate Park would like to thank everyone [...]

2019/05/23Local Interest

Arbour Day – May 31, 2019

Submitted by: Joy Wenstob | Arbour Day Fri. May 31, 2019 10:00am Meet at the Arboretum West of the train bridge Help us celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Arbour Day tree planting. The Rotary Park will be our focus once again.

2019/05/22Local Interest

The Post Christian Resource Centre Celebrates Opening

Submitted by: Falon Cooke | Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the Grand Opening of Swan River’s Christian Resource Centre – The Post! Fresh ground coffee, blueberry lemonade, custom gourmet cookies and a store-wide sale were enjoyed by all. The Post, located in Solid Rock Church, is open to the public every Sunday from [...]

2019/05/22Local Interest

Healing Labyrinth Walk – May 26, 2019

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | Healing Labyrinth Walk Kenville United Church May 26, 2019 Approx. 1:00 pm Following the United Church Service and potluck lunch. Not so much physical healing, but more likely healing of relationships, or guilt, or grief, or memories or lack of self esteem, or whatever ails us. One person said this, [...]

2019/05/21Local Interest

Raymond Kostiuk Makes Donation to Benito Skate Park

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk The Benito Skate Park would like to extend a big thank you to Raymond Kostiuk for his Silver Donations of $1000. Accepting the cheque are his 4 grandsons who can hardly wait for this park to get started. After numerous fundraisers, donations and grants, the park is over half way to [...]

2019/05/21Local Interest

Wonderful Afternoon at Annual Strawberry Tea

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | The Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary had a wonderful turnout the Annual Strawberry Tea on May the 10th, held at the Swan River Valley Health Facility cafeteria lunch room. Delicious strawberry shortcake was served, along with a sale of baking and plants. The winner of $1505.05 for the 50/50 was [...]

2019/05/20Local Interest

Swan Valley’s Amazing Race – June 15, 2019

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | Swan Valley’s Amazing Race June 15, 2019 9:30 am – 5:00 pm CBF Christian School located on Hwy 83 Applications are Now Open for the Amazing Race! Are you ready to win $1000 CASH? One of the teams in this year’s CBF Race will take home the money… and many [...]

2019/05/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 14, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 14, 2019 | Northwest Region Drying winds, warmer temperatures and no precipitation allowed for seeding to progress at a good pace in the region. The exception is The Pas, where a few more days of good weather needed before spring operations begin. Soil is warming up [...]

2019/05/18Local Interest

Team Penning Jackpot, Blue Sky Arena – June 15, 2019

Submitted by: Jessie Foster | Team Penning Jackpot Blue Sky Arena June 15, 2019 11:00 am MB Time Benito, Manitoba Pre-Register by June 12, 2019 8pm 1st Place Buckles, $1,200 Added Money START TIME: 11:00am MB Time, canteen on site. All entries must be paid and picked up between 9:30 am – 10:30 am Jackpot [...]

2019/05/17Local Interest

Lovely Afternoon at Benito Women’s Auxiliary High Tea

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | We all had a lovely day at Benito Legion hall on Saturday May 11, 2019 as we celebrated Mothers day with our 3nd annual High tea! It was a wonderful turn out and everyone enjoyed the dainty sandwiches and deserts along with the huge assortment on the bake table. The [...]

2019/05/17Local Interest

The Post Grand Opening – May 19, 2019

Submitted by: Falon Cooke | The Post Christian Resources & Lifestyle Products For All Ages Grand Opening May 19, 2019 12:00 – 3:00 pm Solid Rock Church The Post is an new Christian resource store filled with Bibles, Bible accessories, books, music, and gifts all located in Solid Rock Church. Come celebrate our Grand Opening [...]

2019/05/16Local Interest

Swan River Cannabis Retailer Announced

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade has completed its selection process to determine the second phase of cannabis retailers in the province. In July 2018, the province released a request for pre-qualification (RFPQ) seeking potential retailers interested in a future opportunity to operate cannabis retail stores in Manitoba. The RFPQ [...]

2019/05/16Local Interest

Great Support at Benito Skate Park Mothers Day Brunch

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | We had a great turn out for the Benito Skate Park Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12, 2019 with over 140 attending. The Benito Skate Park Committee would like to thank everyone who came out for our Mother’s Day Brunch. It was an overwhelming success and we greatly appreciate your [...]

2019/05/16Local Interest

Young Rodeo Stars Compete at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | Swan Valley High School Rodeo finally had a dry and somewhat warmer rodeo weekend compared to years past! We received much praise with regards to the facility, the grounds were great, and the food was delicious! The past weekend was definitely a jammed pack weekend. We kicked off Friday night [...]

2019/05/15Local Interest

MNP LLP Makes a Donation to Community Foundation

Pictured above: Henry Rasmussen, Kathy Eggie, Joel Mateika, Teresa Mckay and June Mckenzie Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley MMP LLP has chosen the Foundation to be the recipient of $1300.00 they collected through a fundraising drive. Thank you MMP LLP, and staff member representative Joel Mateika. We appreciate your generosity and support of [...]

2019/05/15Local Interest

Getting Creative at Bowsman Ladies Curling Plant Night

Submitted by: Kristy Sutherland The Bowsman Ladies Curling Club held their annual planter workshop and had a great time planting at Terry’s Greenhouse on May 2, 3 and 4, 2019. We had about 65 guests attend through the three sessions who were able to learn about various plants and get creative. Guests were treated to [...]

2019/05/14Local Interest

Class of 1968 Makes Donation to Community Foundation

Pictured above: Henry Rasmussen, Kathy Eggie, Byrne Mckay, Teresa Mckay and June Mckenzie Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The graduating “Class of 1968” represented by Byrne Mckay, has held several reunions since 1968. They have helped other classes financially to organize reunions and because of excellent attendance at their last gathering have a [...]

2019/05/14Local Interest

Elks Grand Exalted Ruler Visits Swan River

Pictured Above: Grand Exalted Ruler Bro. Ron Potter, Exalted Ruler Malcolm Shaw, Dwight Thompson lodge secretary Submitted by: Malcolm Shaw | Grand Exalted Ruler of Canada Rod Potter, made a visit to The 2 Swan River lodges on Wednesday evening. Bringing greeting for the national office, the Elks of Canada. His main speech was about [...]

2019/05/13Local Interest

ACL Luncheon And AGM – June 11, 2019

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | Association for Community Living Swan River 58th Annual General Meeting Tuesday June 11, 2019 Westwood Inn Valley Room Lunch served at 12 noon with the meeting to follow. To purchase luncheon tickets or for more information contact ACL at 204-734-9114 Everyone Welcome!!!

2019/05/13Local Interest

Special Afternoon at Lutheran Spring Tea

Submitted by: Renate Wille | The Trinity Lutheran Church Spring Tea on May 11, 2019 was a great reason to get together, visit and buy delicious baked goods. The room was beautifully decorated, and the volunteers in the kitchen and on the floor were happy to welcome all guests. Thanks to all who came. You [...]

2019/05/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 7, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 7, 2019 | Northwest Region Cooler temperatures prevailed this past week with highs in the midteens dropping to an average low of -5°C overnight. There was snowfall on the weekend in most areas. Birch River, Minitonas and The Pas received the most precipitation at 10 to [...]

2019/05/12Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 18, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 18th 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Moriaux, Wintoniw, Delaurier, and Gray present. 1. Meeting Called To Order Mayor Lance Jacobson called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. 2. Adoption of Agenda [...]

2019/05/12Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 24, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 24th, 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 [...]

2019/05/12Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 16, 2019

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 April, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; S. Walmsley, C. Densen, G. Bartel, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner C.A.O; P. Simpson Councillor; L. Hutman arrived at [...]

2019/05/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 2, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2019.072 Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw Seconded By: [...]

2019/05/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Financial Plan Minutes – April 24, 2019

Minutes of the Financial Plan Public Hearing of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held April 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., in the RM of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve Robert Hanson Councillors: Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as secretary. [...]

2019/05/11Local Interest

A Lovely Afternoon at Local Art Show

Submitted by: Renate Wille | We had a lovely Show on the afternoon of May 4, 2019. Great art, good food and great company. The exhibitors were: Naomi Nemez, Shirley Nemez, Peyton Nemez, Martyn Snell, Wilma Barkman, Mary Jane Eichler, Barb L’Abbe, Julie Kooistra, Beth Braun, Lydia Neufeld, Obi Okonkwo and Renate Wille The visitors [...]

2019/05/10Local Interest

Settlement & Immigration Svcs Hosts Community Potluck

Submitted by: Subin Jose | About 35 people attended a community potluck hosted by Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration Services on Friday, May 3, 2019. It was a very great opportunity for immigrants within the Swan Valley community to meet and interact with each other, and with other members of the community. The new coordinators, [...]

2019/05/09Local Interest

Great Food and Conversations at Minitonas Spring Tea

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | It was a great turnout at the Minitonas Knox United Church Spring Tea on May 4, 2019. Delicious desserts and refreshments were enjoyed with friends catching up in conversations. Many baskets to enter your tickets on and hopefully be lucky enough to take one home, or two or three! Thank [...]

2019/05/08Local Interest

Durban Community Hall 89th Annual Dance – June 1, 2019

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall Durban, Manitoba 89th Annual Dance and late night lunch Zashley Band Sat. June 1, 2019 7:00 pm – 12:00 am Admission: $15.00 Cash Bar – Advance Tickets Contact: Doreen: 204-539-2434 or 204-539-2321 Vickie: 204-539-2293 Edgar: 204-539-2698

2019/05/07Local Interest

4-H Beef Club Serves Up Burgers and Pies

Submitted by: Ione Anderson | 4-H in rural areas is more than meetings, record books and achievements. It’s about “learning to do by doing”, it’s about head, health, heart and hands, and above all else it’s about family. Doug Glasscock supported the Minitonas 4-H Beef Club throughout his life and through his passing found ways [...]

2019/05/07Local Interest

Benito Women’s Auxiliary High Tea – May 11, 2019

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun & Isabella Lyons Don Your Best Hat! Benito Women’s Auxiliary 3rd Annual Mothers Day High Tea 2 pm to 3:30 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 Benito Legion Hall In Celebration of Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Aunts, Daughters, Grand daughters & Friends 50/50 Draw, Door Prize, Bake Sale Draws made @ 3:15

2019/05/06Local Interest

Community Band Performs 25th Spring Concert

Pictured above: Julie Kooistra, Director/Founder Former SVSD Band Instruction/Music Specialist Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Just last Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the Swan Valley Community Band performed their 25th Spring Concert “Spring into Blossoms”, under the direction of Julie Kooistra. The group welcomed guest performances from the Benito Grade 7/8 Band led by Brad Slepicka, [...]

2019/05/06Local Interest

Pine River Town Wide Yard Sales – June 15, 2019

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Town Wide Yard Sales Sat. June 15, 2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Out of town participants can set up at the Pine River Community Centre Yard. The Pine River United Church is accepting donated items. Watch for balloons. For more info call 204-263-2643.

2019/05/05Local Interest

Wolff Steps Down as Stampeders Head Coach / GM

Swan Valley Stampeders Media Release | With regret, the Board of Directors of the Swan Valley Stampeders announce that Head Coach and General Manager, Barry Wolff, has chosen not to return for the 2019-2020 season and has resigned from his position effective immediately. Wolff’s contract with the Stampeders was for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, [...]

2019/05/05Local Interest

Waters Edge Bible Camp Holds Annual Kickoff Event

Submitted by: Lesley Betcher | Waters Edge Bible Camp held their annual kickoff event on Sunday, April 14 with more than 75 in attendance to enjoy the loaded smokie on a bun supper. Staff introductions were made and the evening was followed up by an entertaining dessert auction. For more information about Waters Edge Bible [...]

2019/05/05Local Interest

Swan Valley West – February 12, 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 12th day of February, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Matt Wills Admin Assistant: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/05/04Local Interest

Over 400 Attend Sport Fish Annual Banquet

Submitted by: Duane Whyte | Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement hosted 400 plus people for another great fish dinner and fundraiser on April 27, 2019. Darren Staples (above) won the $1,000 dollar bill and Glen Thompson won the boat. Check our website for fantastic information.

2019/05/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – April 30, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture April 30, 2019 | Northwest Region The growing season looks normal for this time of year in the northwest region. Temperatures ranged from the high teens during the day dropping to well below freezing overnight. There were no precipitation events this past week. Soil moisture is generally [...]

2019/05/03Local Interest

Benito Skate Park Mothers Day Brunch – May 12, 2019

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | Benito Skate Park Mothers Day Brunch Sun. May 12, 2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Benito Legion Hall Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Banana Bread, Coffee, Juice Adults: $10.00 Children 6-10: $5.00 Under 6: Free Silent Auction Special gift for each lady Draw to be made for the Moose Jaw Getaway [...]

2019/05/03Local Interest

SVSD Provides a Ride to Education Review Workshop

Swan Valley School Division Media Release | LET’S FILL THE BUS! As part of the Provincial Government’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education Review, interactive workshops are going to held in various locations around the province. Here’s what you can expect. The workshops will offer an informal and interactive way for you to share your thoughts. [...]

2019/05/03Local Interest

Presentation Explores Benefits of Eating the Rainbow

Submitted by: David Ogram On the afternoon of Saturday, April 27 approximately 20 people attended a presentation at the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church by Glenda Nischuk. Glenda is a certified Nutritionist. She and her husband, Lornen own a Business in Yorkton called The Better Living Centre. The title of Glenda’s presentation was: Colorful Foods, [...]

2019/05/02Local Interest

Wellman Lake United Church Camp BBQ – May 30, 2019

Submitted by: Lucile Neufeld | Wellman Lake United Church Camp Fundraising BBQ May 30, 2019 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Sponsored by Giant Tiger 1300 Main St. Swan River Burger, Chips and Drink $5 Preorders by phone or email before May 28 204-734-2170 or eneufeld@mymts.net Proceeds towards our new modern bathroom facilities.

2019/05/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Dance Up a Storm in Durban

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | More than seven squares of enthusiastic square dancers descended on the Durban Hall on Saturday, April 27 to help the Swan Valley Hoedowners celebrate the conclusion of the square dance season. Caller Linda Gilchrist kept the dancers hopping to the lively music and interesting square dance moves. The afternoon festivities [...]

2019/05/02Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Hosts Successful Tree Pruning Clinic

Submitted by: June McKenzie | On Saturday, April 27, Communities in Bloom hosted a successful Tree Pruning Clinic. Hugh Skinner shared his expertise with 23 home gardeners as he shared his knowledge of pruning, identifying and preserving trees and shrubs. The clinic, which included demos, took place at the town’s arboretum which has a large [...]

2019/05/01Local Interest

Lutheran Church Spring Tea – May 11, 2019

Submitted by: Renate Wille | Trinity Lutheran Church Spring Tea 201 Dixie Road Saturday May 11, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tea Tables, Bake Table $5.00, Under 12 $2.00

2019/05/01Local Interest