Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan Valley Fire Department Weather Statemet

Swan Valley Fire Department Weather Statement March 3, 2024 | This does not happen very often but roads within the Swan Valley area are closed due to the blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Driving anywhere on the highways and backroads are not advised! Stay at home and watch some movies, spend time with family! […]

2024/03/03Local Interest

Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby – March 16, 2024

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann | 24th Annual Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby Sat. March 16, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Whitefish Lake $10,000 First Prize The Billy Beal Classic Fishing Derby is back this year with many prizes! All proceeds go to the Swan Valley Lion’s Medical Assistance Fund to help Swan Valley […]

2024/03/03Local Interest

World Day of Prayer Local Service – March 1, 2024

Submitted by: June Jamieson World Day of Prayer Local Service Hosted/organized by the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 – 1st Street South Fri. March 1, 2024 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact: Mary Yakelashek Phone #: 204-525-4523 Email: fmyak@yahoo.ca The invitation is out for everyone – men, women, and children of all ages […]

2024/02/25Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Heyes School Skates and Helmets

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Heyes Elementary PAC (SVSD) recently received a grant to purchase new skates and helmets for the school. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to support this project that enhances the well-being and recreational opportunities for students, ensuring that every student has access to the essential […]

2024/02/20Local Interest

Coffee And A Chat – February 27, 28 & 29, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat February 27, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center February 28, 2024 Benito Drop In Center February 29, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/02/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Citizens on Patrol Program

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier With crime on the rise in the Swan Valley, several residents have decided to be proactive in an effort to deter it. For this reason Swan Valley Citizens On Patrol Program (SV COPP) was started in 2021. SV COPP is part of MB COPP that started in Manitoba in 1991. The […]

2024/02/14Local Interest

Income Tax & Spiritual Journey Topics at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan Valley Services to Seniors We are happy to have Birch River Northern Neighbors Drop In Center, Benito Drop In Center and the Swan River Senior Citizen Center host our presentations in January. The topics were budgeting and Income Tax Information with CPA Bruce Hardie and Aging as a Spiritual Journey with pastor […]

2024/02/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 16, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 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. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/02/11Local Interest

Swan River Horseplay – Jan 29 – May 20, 2024

Submitted by: Madge Lake Bible Camp | Swan River Horseplay Monday Evenings Ages 8 and Up Novice to Experienced January 29 – May 20, 2024 For more information visit www.madgelakebiblecamp.ca or call Naomi at 1-888-88Madge

2024/02/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 2, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillor Powell Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, […]

2024/02/10Local Interest

CANCELLED – Voices of Legends Concert

Submitted by: Brent Erlendson CANCELLED Live in Concert Swan River Legion Voices of Legends featuring Steve Hillis Amazing One Man Tribute Show Featuring tributes to Classic Rock 1970s/80s plus Country Legends and more Click Here for Classic Rock Playlist Click Here for Classic Country Playlist Includes hamburger/hot dog with ALL the fixins … Chili, Fried […]

2024/02/08Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 8, 2024

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 8, 2024, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Board Chair: Treaty and Land Acknowledgement We gather this evening to meet as Swan Valley School Division’s Board of Trustees, on land that is the Traditional Territory of The Cree, […]

2024/02/05Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Minitonas & District Arena

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Minitonas & District Arena Inc. received a second grant for their Accessibility Project. Automatic door openers were installed, steps/ramps added to the bleachers, and grade changes/exits painted yellow for easy identification. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to continue to support this community project […]

2024/01/30Local Interest

Rob Tomlinson Hired as SVSD Superintendent/CEO

SVSD Announcement | After extensive consultation, our search for a new Superintendent/CEO has led the Swan Valley School Board of Trustees to Rob Tomlinson. We are pleased to announce that Rob will be assuming his new role July 1, 2024. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to his leadership as […]

2024/01/28Local Interest

Barrows 9th Annual Gospel Jamboree: May 31-June 2, 2024

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Barrows 9th Annual Gospel Jamboree at Barrows, MB May 31, June 1 & 2, 2024 Fri. 6pm – 9pm Sat. 10am – 9pm Sun. 10am – 6pm Come and enjoy the ministry of invited musicians for a weekend of Gospel Music. Concession Booth on site for the whole weekend starting […]

2024/01/26Local Interest

UPDATED: RCMP Investigating Suspicious Vehicle

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE: Jan 25, 2024 The investigation has been completed and was found to be non-criminal. ______________________________ On January 23, 2024, at 5:00 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of an incident, from the day before, from the Benito School of a suspicious vehicle having driven past two female students, ages […]

2024/01/24Local Interest

Benito Vesselli Dance Club hosts Malanka 2024

The Benito Vesselli Dance Club With a sold out crowd, the club was overwhelmed with the support from the community and surrounding area. Guests were entertained with live music played by Bill Macooh as they entered the hall for cocktails. All 28 Vesselli Dancers gathered to welcome everyone to Malanka 2024 and say Grace. A […]

2024/01/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Arrest Male for Home Invasion Robbery

On January 13, 2024, at approximately 4:20 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a female injured in her home on 6th Avenue in Swan River, Manitoba. When police arrived on scene, Emergency Medical Services were providing treatment to a 39-year-old female for non-life threatening injuries. Investigation determined that the female had been home […]

2024/01/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 19, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 19, 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. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/01/21Local Interest

RCMP Make Arrests in Swan River Homicide

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE: On January 16, 2024, Dean Bell, 29, and Tyrone Guiboche, 40, both from Swan River, were arrested and charged with Manslaughter in relation to the homicide of the 33-year-old male that occurred on January 13, 2024, in Swan River. They were remanded into custody. _________________________________ On January 13, 2024, at […]

2024/01/16Local Interest

Coffee And A Chat – January 23, 24 & 25, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat January 23, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center January 24, 2024 Benito Drop In Center January 25, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm All ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/01/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 5, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Medwid and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillors: Boychuk, Powell, and Bobick Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Rec Dir. E. […]

2024/01/10Local Interest

Successful Supper Hosted Christmas Day

Submitted by: Anna Fullerton We had another successful supper for anyone spending Christmas Day alone. The Elks hall was nicely decorated. We served 87 meals; this included guests who sat at the tables, 15 who had takeout meals and 10 helpers. We thank valley residents, businesses and organizations who were again so very generous with […]

2024/01/09Local Interest

Benito Vesselli Dance Club Malanka – January 13, 2024

Submitted by: Tracy Mychalchuk Benito Vesselli Dance Club presents Malanka Sat. January 13, 2024 5:00 pm Cocktails 6:00 pm Supper 7:00 pm Entertainment Dance to Follow 50/50 Adult (18+): $40.00 Children (7-17): $20.00 6 & under: Free Tickets can be purchased from: Any Vesselli Dance Parent Helen at Family Hiway Service Amanda Bulycz (204) 281-2148

2024/01/07Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 27, 2023

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 27, 2023, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Board Chair: Treaty and Land Acknowledgement We gather this evening to meet as Swan Valley School Division’s Board of Trustees, on land that is the Traditional Territory of The Cree, […]

2024/01/05Local Interest

CFSV Distributes Fall Community Grants at AGM

Submitted by: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their AGM and Fall Granting Night on December 6, 2023. The 2023 fall grants were awarded to local community projects followed by presentation of Donor Advised Fund and Designated Fund annual payouts. Kyla Tibbett of PKHC Chartered Accountants was […]

2024/01/03Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Rec Dept. Skating Rink

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Town of Swan River Recreation Department received a grant to create a family friendly outdoor skating rink. This outdoor rink was built with the purpose of giving families a safe place to skate with their children. The CFSV is happy to support this community project that […]

2023/12/29Local Interest

Memorial Candles Glow Through Christmas

Submitted photo A candle lighting ceremony was held at the Birchwood Cemetery December 22, 2023. The warm glow of the candles, lit in remembrance of loved ones, carried their memory throughout the Christmas season.

2023/12/26Local Interest

Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

We wish you a holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. May the magic of Christmas fill your heart and carry you throughout the New Year! From all of us at ValleyBiz

2023/12/25Local Interest

Inspirational Afternoon at Seventh-day Adventist Church

Submitted by: Donna Leming | An inspirational Christmas program was held on Dec 16th at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program featured various talents from members of the Swan Valley. Pastor Bob Lewis shared his testimony titled “By the Grace of God. The evening ended with a delicious meal. A big thank you to all […]

2023/12/22Local Interest

Great Music at Minitonas Metis Christmas Coffee House

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk Minitonas Metis Local Christmas coffee house on December 15, 2023 was a huge success!! There were 97 people in attendance listening to and performing great music. Our MC’s for the evening were Tayler LeClaire and Sydney Fleming. Door prizes were won by Mae Bercier, Desiree Desrosier, Sydney Fleming and Kyra Sikora. […]

2023/12/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 21, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillor Boychuk Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, […]

2023/12/15Local Interest

Hobby Shed Hosts Introduction to Leatherwork

Submitted by: Barry Fawcett On December 2, 2023 the Hobby Shed at the Swan Valley Museum group hosted an Introduction to Leatherwork. Those in attendance showed interest in the information shared about crafting with leather. Barry Fawcett talked about some of his projects and provided the material and tools for those who wished to try […]

2023/12/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band’s “Deck the Halls With Music”

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater, PR/Secretary/Communications Under the Direction of Julie Kooistra, the Swan Valley Community Band presented their Christmas Concert on Wednesday December 7, 2023 that was held in the SVRSS Cafeteria. The “Halls were Decked with Music” for almost an hour. Over the last 29 years, which also include those dreaded Covid19 ones, our […]

2023/12/13Local Interest

Christmas Hymn Sing – December 16, 2023

Submitted by: June Jamieson You’re Invited to A Christmas Hymn Sing Sat. December 16, 2023 3:00 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 First Street South Swan River Offering for Adult & Teen Challenge Christmas Supper to follow

2023/12/12Local Interest

Alone At Christmas Supper – December 25, 2023

Submitted by: Anna Fullerton | Alone at Christmas? Join us for Supper December 25, 2023 Open at 3:00 pm Supper at 4:00 pm Elks Hall 5th Ave. S. Swan River To reserve, call Anna Fullerton 204-734-5274 Donations of cash, food or volunteering are gratefully accepted as we operate on donations.

2023/12/12Local Interest

Falls & Loneliness Topics at Coffee & a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Coffee and a Chat had a full set of sessions November 28th in Birch River, November 29th in Benito, November 30th in Swan River. The fall prevention topic was delivered by Debbie Schulz, NP. Statistics show 1 in 4 people fall. No one plans to have a fall, but we can […]

2023/12/11Local Interest

Minitonas Metis Local Christmas Coffee House – Dec 15/23

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk Minitonas Metis Local Christmas Coffee House December 15, 2023 7:00 pm Minitonas Community Hall Silver Collection at Door Christmas Dinner Hamper Raffle 50/50 Raffle Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest

2023/12/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Snowmobile Club Raffle Day

Pictured above (L to R): Swan Valley Snowmobile Club President, Ted Corbett; Draw Winner, Callan Senyk, Flin Flon; Swan Valley Snowmobile Club Vice President, Sheldon Strilaeff Submitted by: Tammela Bobick The Swan Valley Snowmobile Club (SVSC) draw day on November 30th, 2023 was full of excitement, with non stop online raffle sales starting at 6am […]

2023/12/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers Market Holds Christmas Market

Submitted by: Jena McKee The Swan Valley Farmers Market held their Christmas Market at the Swan Valley Historical Museum on Friday November 17th, 2023. Shoppers browsed the wares of 25 different vendors selling locally produced items.

2023/12/09Local Interest

Sounds of the Season Fill the Air at Carol Festival

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen The Swan Valley Carol Festival took place on December 3, 2023, featuring a variety of musicians and many different musical selections.

2023/12/08Local Interest

Annual Angels Among Us Christmas Memorial – Dec 6, 2023

Submitted by: Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd. Angels Among Us 26th Annual Christmas Memorial Service December 6, 2023 7:00 pm Veterans Community Hall

2023/12/05Local Interest

“A Magical Evening” hosted by the CFSV

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley “A Magical Evening,” hosted by the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) left guests spellbound in a night of celebration and community support. The event, held at the Veterans Community Hall, was a testament to the power of community spirit and a night that will be fondly remembered. […]

2023/12/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 7, 2023

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

2023/12/03Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 13, 2023

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 13, 2023, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Board Chair: Treaty and Land Acknowledgement We gather this evening to meet as Swan Valley School Division’s Board of Trustees, on land that is the Traditional Territory of The Cree, […]

2023/12/02Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Wow Appreciative Audiences

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Valley Stage Players presented their annual dinner and dessert theatres this past weekend, November 24-26 with their production of “Farce of Nature” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. The play was set at a struggling fishing lodge in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas which was surprised with […]

2023/11/30Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Make Arrest in Firearm Discharge

RCMP Media Release | On November 25, 2023, at 9:30 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of shots fired at a residence, located on 1st Street South, in Swan River. Officers attended to the home and observed that the front door, a front window and wall had been damaged by gunfire. The suspect […]

2023/11/29Local Interest

Introduction to Leatherwork – December 2, 2023

Submitted by: Barry Fawcett | Swan Valley Hobby Shed Introduction to Leatherwork December 2, 2023 10:00 am Swan Valley Historical Museum South Entrance For more info call Barry 204-614-0147

2023/11/28Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Senior Citizens Centre

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan River Senior Citizens Centre recently received a grant to replace the sidewalk. The CFSV is happy to support the safety and well-being of our community members using the centre. The Swan River Senior Citizens Centre is an important part of our community providing a clean, […]

2023/11/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 25, 2023

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2023/11/25Local Interest