Category Archives: Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Structure Fire on Pine Creek First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On August 15, 2022, at approximately 12:35 am, Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a structure fire, at the BlueSky family wellness centre on McKay’s Point Road, on Pine Creek First Nation. When officers arrived the centre was fully engulfed in flames and the Fire Department was on scene. There was no one […]

2022/08/16Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Senior Meal Program

Submitted by: Community foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) It’s not fine dining, but a recent grant awarded to the Swan River & District Community Resource Council allowed them to purchase a supply of paper products for the Congregate Meal Program. The delivery of a nutritious midday meal continued under extended COVID-19 restrictions. Good nutrition equals […]

2022/08/16Local Interest

Christian Fellowship Church Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | We enjoyed a great turnout and a beautiful day at Christian Fellowship Church’s 60th anniversary celebration on Sunday August 7, 2022. The day started off with a service where we were blessed by the wonderful singing and the encouraging preaching of Ralph Unger. After a delicious lunch, we had a […]

2022/08/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 5, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey, Dir. of Recreation […]

2022/08/13Local Interest

Swan Valley Museum Harvest Festival – August 28, 2022

Submitted by: Candace Balbo | Swan Valley Historical Museum Harvest Festival Sunday August 28, 2022 2:00 pm -6:00 pm Highway #10 North Swan River MB Free admission to the grounds Featuring Festival Market “make it – bake it – grow it” Kid’s Zone Games & Goodies Clay Oven Fresh Baked Bread Corn on the Cob […]

2022/08/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Home Invasion

RCMP Media Release | On August 7, 2022, at approximately 5:05 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a home invasion at a residence located on 5th Ave S in Swan River. Officers attended the location and spoke with the two victims, a 21-year-old male and 17-year-old female, who advised that two suspects, a […]

2022/08/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 9, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 9, 2022 Northwest Region A mix of temperatures and precipitation this week with day time temps reaching nearly 30°C and overnight lows dipping down well below 10°C; a cool -1.6°C was reported at the Swan Valley station for a very brief period. Winds were persistently strong for several days last […]

2022/08/10Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebration – August 27, 2022

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Cowan Trail Celebration Saturday, August 27, 2022 Cowan Community Centre Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, and Hashbrowns Adults $10 Horse Trail Ride Leaves at 10:30 am (rain or shine) Registration includes supper Adults $25 Ashley 204-525-2029 Beef Supper 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wide Food Selection […]

2022/08/07Local Interest

All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church Holds Annual Praznyk

Submitted by: Jenna Wintoniw On Saturday June 23, 2022, All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church held their annual Praznyk with Father Joakin Rac conducting the Divine Liturgy followed by the Blessing of Water. The members and guests were then invited to a delicious lunch. Part of the Praznyk celebrations also included blessing of family graves.

2022/08/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 2, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 2, 2022 Northwest Region Generally cooler days this week with scattered showers throughout the week, ending with heavy rain Saturday night across the region. Rainfall amounts were heaviest in Roblin area with accumulated amounts of 75 mm; several days saw daily highs nearing 30°C. Overnight temperatures have also been cooler […]

2022/08/05Local Interest

Action Packed Weekend at the Northwest Roundup Rodeo

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup Rodeo returned for 4 action packed days July 28 – 31, 2022 and the grandstand was packed for all the popular rodeo events. As always, there were plenty of broncs, bulls and barrels and ValleyBiz had a front row seat to bring you up close and personal with all […]

2022/08/03Local Interest

Garden Walk Not Dampened by Scattered Showers

Pictured above: Lilies in the garden of Lance and Coralie Jacobson Submitted by: Audrey Showdra with additional pictures from ValleyBiz | Although light cloud prevailed and a couple light rain showers fell, it certainly did not prevent many, many people from enjoying the Garden Walk sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club on July […]

2022/08/03Local Interest

Going a Little Bit Country at Tim Hortons Drive Thru

ValleyBiz Story | Following the Northwest Roundup parade on July 29, 2022 a few of the participants made their way through the Tim Hortons Drive Thru. It was an unusual sight to see a collection of riders on horse back and a wagon pulled by miniature ponies pull up, place their order and continue on […]

2022/08/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Welcomes Back the Rodeo Parade

ValleyBiz Story | The streets in Swan River were lined in anticipation as the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade returned on July 9,2022. The parade and the Northwest Roundup had been cancelled the last 2 years due to the pandemic. The parade theme was Horsing Around sing 1902 – Then and Now and some […]

2022/08/02Local Interest

Great Start for Swan Valley Farmers Market

Submitted by: Jena McKee | The 2022 market season is off to a great start, thank you to everyone who has been out shopping and checking out the variety of locally produced items the market has to offer! We have woodworking, coffee, veggies, baking, body care, essential oils, crochet crafts, jewelry and so much more! […]

2022/08/01Local Interest

COVID Vaccine Clinic Children 6mon to 4yr – Aug 3, 2022

COVID Vaccine Clinic Children 6 months – 4yrs Wed. August 3, 2022 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Public Health Office 1011 Main Street East Swan River Appointment and Walk-In Available Book ONLINE @protectmb.ca OR Call to book an appointment: 1-844-626-8222 The following children aged 6 months to 4 years are now eligible to receive a […]

2022/07/31Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 13, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted […]

2022/07/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 26, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report July 26, 2022 Northwest Region A mix of weather this past week with high and low temperatures, heavy morning dew, strong winds and scattered showers across the region. Strong winds and scattered showers made fungicide applications challenging. Fungicide application continues as all crops are in a range of stages. Wheat midge […]

2022/07/30Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 23, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 23rd, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcom was absent. CAO Paige Wozny was present […]

2022/07/30Local Interest

Government Invests in New CT Scanner for Swan Valley

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Residents of Swan River and surrounding communities in the Swan Valley region will soon benefit from a new CT scanner with financial support from the community and a provincial investment of more than $2 million, Premier Heather Stefanson and Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced July 28,2022. “Improving access to […]

2022/07/28Local Interest

Plaque Presented in Memory of Rev. Murray Wenstob

ValleyBiz Story | On July 20, 2022 the Swan Valley Harley House committee hosted a special afternoon in honour of Rev. Murray Wenstob. A short program led by Scott Tibble included a brief history of the Valley and the Harley House, musical selections by Guy Dobbyn and poems by David and Michelle Minish. Following the […]

2022/07/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 21, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Moriaux, Delaurier, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. […]

2022/07/23Local Interest

Christian Fellowship Church 60th Anniversary – Aug 7, 2022

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka Christian Fellowship Church, Birch River Celebrating 60 Years Sunday August 7, 2022 Service 10 AM Potluck BBQ Lunch Light Supper Christian Fellowship Church in Birch River is celebrating! We invite everyone who has attended CFC or any programs (VBS, kids clubs, youth group, Bible studies, etc) to join us on Sunday, […]

2022/07/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 19, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report July 19, 2022 Northwest Region A week of warmer weather and high temperatures over the weekend advanced crop development. Spikes in daytime temperature cause some pod/flower abortion in canola. Regional rainfall has been lower than in other parts of the province, and farms at The Pas are dry. Weed escapes following […]

2022/07/21Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 16, 2022, at approximately 5:50pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a motor vehicle rollover on Highway 83, about 16 kilometres south of Benito, Manitoba. When officers arrived, fire and ambulance were already on the scene. Initial investigation has determined that a vehicle was travelling north on Highway 83, when […]

2022/07/19Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Kinsmen Nursery School

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) | Earlier this spring, Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) at SVRSS chose the Kinsmen Nursery School as the grant recipient for an art supplies storage cart to enhanced the outdoor classroom programming. Swan Valley Community Foundation and YIP are please to support this project and to increase time […]

2022/07/19Local Interest

All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish Praznyk – July 23, 2022

Submitted by: Jenna Wintoniw Praznyk Saturday July 23, 2022 11:00 am All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish 1302 – 2nd Street South All Welcome For those of you who haven’t heard of Praznyk, it is the Feast Day of a particular parish. Eastern Catholics like to make a big event of when a parish is celebrating […]

2022/07/18Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 7, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Councillor Delaurier presiding along with Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey, Dir. of Recreation B. […]

2022/07/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 12, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report July 12, 2022 Northwest Region Mixed weather brought heat, high humidity, and severe thunderstorms across the region last week. Frequent rains continue to drown out acres in the Dauphin, Fork River, Grandview, Ste. Rose du Lac, and Laurier areas, in additionto acres already drowned out or left unseeded. Rain was welcome […]

2022/07/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 8, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny […]

2022/07/16Local Interest

UPDATED: Swan River RCMP Looking for Missing Man

RCMP Media Release| Charles Gott has been safely located. The RCMP thanks the public and media for their assistance. ______ On July 10, 2022, at approximately 12:15 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a missing 32-year-old male from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Manitoba. Charles Ray Edward Gott has not been seen since the end […]

2022/07/13Local Interest

Garden Walk – July 25, 2022

Submitted by: Audrey Showdra | Garden Walk July 25, 2022 3:00pm – 9:00 pm Enjoy the beauty & tranquility of a walk in several of the pretty gardens in Swan River. Tickets $5 – Available from : Chicken Chef: 734-3410 Audrey Showdra: 734-4091 Marg Gogol: 734-9069 Golf Course: 734-3935 In case of rain: July 26, […]

2022/07/13Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers Market Opening Day – July 14, 2022

Submitted by: Jena McKee | Swan Valley Farmers Market July 14 – Sept 29, 2022 Every Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Swan Valley Museum New vendors are always welcome. So many available products! Jams, honey, body care, essential oils, artwork, coffee, fresh baking, veggies, crochet, jewelery, etc. etc.!

2022/07/12Local Interest

SVCU Beef on a Bun Raises $7,000 for Local Projects

Submitted by: Swan Valley Credit Union | Swan Valley Credit Union had a record setting day at our Annual Beef on a Bun on July 8, 2022, breaking last year’s record with 700 meals served! This included 168 PMH employees who received a free meal in thanks for all that they do for our community. […]

2022/07/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 5, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report July 5, 2022 Northwest Region Mixed weather continued over the course of last week, with some precipitation and a storm Wednesday evening. Hail fell in the Bowsman and Bellsite areas. Crops in areas with previous heavy rains are showing signs of stress. Unseeded acres will mostly remain unseeded, a few farms […]

2022/07/09Local Interest

Community Resource Council AGM

Submitted by: Swan River and District Community Resource Council Inc. Annual General Meeting held at Harley House June 21/22 at 1pm 8 people attending. Opening remarks given by the Board Chair and President Doreen Burton, Doreen states: In accordance with our purpose to provide services that promotes the highest quality of life for seniors so […]

2022/07/08Local Interest

Hockey Books Distributed at Give-Away Event

Submitted by: June Jamieson | The hockey book give-away ran competition with a severe thunderstorm on Father’s Day evening. A few braved the weather and were rewarded with free books about their favourite teams or players. Watch for a future opportunity to add to your own hockey book collection.

2022/07/07Local Interest

Big Blessings at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett The Barrows Gospel Jamboree, June 10,11,12, 2022, has come and gone. Everyone that we talked to enjoyed the weekend. At the last minute, a couple of the invited singers were unable to attend. Ivan Chartrand had to work, and Carl Crane got sick, so we started the weekend a bit short […]

2022/07/06Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 28, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 28, 2022 Northwest Region Unsettled weather arrived over the weekend after a few nice growing days, bringing as much as 100 mm rain in the McCreary area, lessening towards Laurier and Ste. Rose. Fields in that region are again underwater, after being some of the driest in the region in […]

2022/07/04Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Found Human Remains

RCMP Media Release | On June 27, 2022, at approximately 11:55 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of found human remains in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. With the assistance of RCMP Forensic Identification Services and an anthropology team, investigators are currently on site conducting a search of the area. The identity of the remains […]

2022/06/29Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 21, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 21, 2022 Northwest Region Extreme heat over the weekend brought severe thunderstorms, leading to heavy rains up to 100 mm within 15 minutes near Benito, causing flash flooding of fields, ditches and over roads. Some washouts occurred and while crops did stand up to the flooding, it appears topsoil was […]

2022/06/28Local Interest

Congratulations To The Graduating Class Of 2022

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2022 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 24, 2022 Be Like a Tree: Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Celebrate your unique natural beauty. Keep Growing! Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Graduating Class of 2022 Allarie, Brooke Linda Lorraine* Almas, […]

2022/06/27Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 13, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 13, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board received a presentation from Bev Ready representing Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. They reviewed some of the initiatives that are being developed within the community, and discussed further training opportunities for the next school year. […]

2022/06/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Celebrates Pride in the Park

ValleyBiz Story | On Saturday June 18, 2022 the SVRSS Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) hosted Pride in the Park, the first Pride event in the Swan Valley. One of the GSA members, Brooke, explained the importance of the GSA and Pride event. “The SVRSS GSA is a small student run organization that unites the […]

2022/06/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 17, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey, […]

2022/06/19Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 25, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 at the Birch River Legion Hall 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 Wozny was present and acted as […]

2022/06/19Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 24, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 24, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board received a presentation from Peter Fleming, and Ken Munroe representing Elbert Chartrand Friendship Center. ECFC is a strong partner with SVSD in many capacities. They outlined the many initiatives that are being developed within […]

2022/06/18Local Interest

CANCELLED: SVCU/GX94 Talent Stage – July 30 & 31, 2022

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | Northwest Round Up & Exhibition July 30th & 31st Preliminaries July 30th at 12pm & 3pm Maximum 30 spots, register early Finalists will perform July 31, 2022 at 2:30 pm $3,500 in cash & prizes (Top 3 Finalists $500, Grand Finale Winner $1,000) Entry forms at Swan Valley Credit Union […]

2022/06/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 14, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 14, 2022 Northwest Region Good weather continued to see substantial seeding progress across the region, while rain slowed planting on the eastern side of the region again. Seeding progress across the region sits at 85% complete, with the Swan Valley, Roblin, and The Pas districts nearly done, while Ste. Rose […]

2022/06/16Local Interest

SVCU Beef on a Bun – July 8, 2022

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons Swan Valley Credit Union Beef on a Bun Friday July 8th, 2022 11am to 2pm $10 Walk up, sit down or drive thru available All PMH Employees Eat for Free (Will be required to present their PMH issued ID or see Jaymie Klekta for pre-orders) 100% of the proceeds will be […]

2022/06/15Local Interest