Category Archives: Local Interest

Lions Dog Walk Raises $2,500 for Dog Guide Program

Submitted by: Wayne Markle | The Swan River Lions Club held a dog walk in aid of the Dog Guide Program of Canada on Saturday Sept 16, 2016 in the Legion Park. The day was cool but the enthusiasm of all participants was high. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 26 dogs [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

PC Association AGM and Brunch – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | PC Association AGM and Brunch Sat. October 21, 2017 10:30 AM to Noon Swan River Elks Hall 112 – 5th Avenue South Swan River The Swan River PC Constituency Association would like to invite you to a Gourmet Brunch in conjunction with our 2017 AGM and delegate selection meeting. Special [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Intake

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is now receiving applications for the 2017 Granting Period. The CFSV is a charitable organization founded by local citizens to help people invest in building a community that is a better place to live, work and play. Since its inception in 2005, the CFSV has [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

Canadian Mixed Curling Championship – Nov. 12-18, 2017

Submitted by: Erin Brown | Swan River Hosts Canadian Mixed Curling Championship presented by Westman Communications Group November 12-18, 2017 Swan River Curling Club The top 14 mixed teams from across Canada will be competing for the national title and a chance to represent Canada at the upcoming 2018 World Mixed Championships. Tickets $100 Week [...]

2017/09/18Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 With Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The final event nite for Tuesday Gals Golf sponsored by Aspire Dental Clinic was held on Sept. 12, 2017 and was a huge success. The Canada 150 theme brought out some patriotic outfits. Click any picture for a larger version. 45 ladies had perfect summer weather to enjoy a fun [...]

2017/09/18Local Interest

Durban Fall Supper – October 1, 2017

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall Fall Supper Sun. October 1, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Adults $15.00 Ages 7 to 12 $8.00 6 & Under – Free Menu Chicken Breasts, Meatballs, Cabbage Rolls, Perogies Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salads, Vegetables Desserts Takeouts Call Hall 204-539-2030 to order Pickup at 4:30 pm All [...]

2017/09/17Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 15, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux and Delaurier present.  Councillors Whyte and Sakal were absent with permission.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.404 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason [...]

2017/09/17Local Interest

Canadian Mixed Curling Volunteer Night – Sept. 27, 2017

Submitted by: Erin Brown | 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship Volunteer Information Night Wed. September 27, 2017 7:00 pm Swan River Curling Club Volunteers who have registered as well as those interested in signing up or learning more about the event are encouraged to come. Volunteer jackets will be available for try-ons to get sizing, [...]

2017/09/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 11, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 11, 2017 | Northwest Region Warm weather this past week with no rainfall allowed for good harvest progress throughout the region. There were no reports of frost this week. Crops are generally in good to excellent condition with the exception of areas suffering from extremes of [...]

2017/09/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 1, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Councillor Delaurier presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Moriaux and Sakal present.   Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Jacobson were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.391 Moved By: David Moriaux [...]

2017/09/16Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – September 24, 2017

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Fall Supper Cowan Community Centre Sun. September 24, 2017 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Adults – $13.00 Children 7-13 – $6.50 Preschoolers Free Everyone Welcome There will be a variety of food selections available that will include: cabbage rolls, perogies, turkey, salads, cheesecakes and much more. Take-out trays are [...]

2017/09/15Local Interest

Something For Everyone at Mass Registration

Submitted by: Patti Henkelman | It was a busy evening at the Swan Valley Credit Union Mass Registration held at the Swan River Curling Rink on September 7, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The community had the opportunity to register for many programs such as the new martial arts academy, as well [...]

2017/09/15Local Interest

Betty Nemetchek Hired as Interim-Acting CAO

Press Release | The Municipality of Swan Valley West is pleased to announce the Hiring of Betty Nemetchek for the Position of Interim-Acting Chief Administrative Officer. Betty will take office September 18th, 2017.

2017/09/14Local Interest

ACL Recognizes Direct Support Professionals Week

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | A Proclamation was issued by Scott Fielding, Minister of Families declaring the week of September 10–16, 2017 “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. Click any picture for a larger version. ACL Swan River once again presented heartfelt tokens of gratitude to 51 Direct Support Professionals employed by the organization. [...]

2017/09/14Local Interest

Ford Drive 4UR Community for Youth Soccer League

Submitted by: Formo Motors | The Ford Drive 4UR Community Event for the Youth Soccer League held on September 2, 2017 was very successful!! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the soccer club for partnering, the Lions Club for all the volunteer help, The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for the venue, [...]

2017/09/13Local Interest

Pioneer Lodge Open House – September 23, 2017

The Board of Minitonas First Baptist Housing Corporation Invites you to an Open House Sat. September 23, 2017 2:00 – 3:00 pm Common Room Pioneer Lodge 281 Fifth Avenue Minitonas Come and find out about the supports available to seniors in Minitonas: Community Meal Program – June Hart Seniors Housing – Henry Barkowski / Marilyn [...]

2017/09/12Local Interest

Garden Club Hosts Delicious Annual Fruit Festival

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Amidst the busy harvest season of 2017, the Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club hosted their annual Fruit Festival on Saturday September 9, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The hall was decorated in keeping with the theme of the year – Canada 150 – with red and white. [...]

2017/09/12Local Interest

Community Band Beginning Day – September 20, 2017

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band Beginning Day September 20, 2017 7:30 pm SVRSS Band Room We need you!! Concert Band, Jazz Band and/or Quartets, Quintets Swan Valley Community Band participates annually in the Swan River Canada Day Festivities.

2017/09/11Local Interest

Grazier Custom Manufacturing Donates to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Grazier Custom Manufacturing Ltd in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Dan Grazier, Splash Park Board Member Jaimie Walker, Cliff Grazier “We can’t do it without our fantastic [...]

2017/09/11Local Interest

Terry Fox Fun – September 17, 2017

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Annual Terry Fox Run Sun. September 17, 2017 Centennial Arena Swan River Manitoba Registration 12:30 PM Shotgun start 1:30 PM Sharp Pledge sheets are available at Atkinson’s sports excellence, the Town of Swan River, the Star and Times newspaper, 24 hour gym, and Swan Valley Funeral Services. For more information [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

RCMP Respond to Fatal Motor Vehicle Pedestrian Collision

RCMP Media Release | On September 10, 2017, at approximately 3:20 am, officers from the Swan River RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle pedestrian collision on Highway 10, one kilometre south of Mafeking, Manitoba. Investigators believe a pickup truck with two occupants, being driven by a 46-year-old male from Birch River and carrying [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 15, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 15th day of August, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, S. Walmsley, G. Bartel & L. Mychalchuk C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:00 pm – [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

Birch River Legion Sale – September 30, 2017

Birch River Legion Branch #48 Fundraiser Garage Sale & Home Business Sale September 30, 2017 10 AM TO 4:00 PM If you are a home based business, a crafter, a baker or just want to purge some of your treasures, this day is for you! Rent a table for $15 Lunch will be available and [...]

2017/09/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 18, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier, Whyte and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.374 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Lance Jacobson RESOLVED that the Agenda for [...]

2017/09/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 5, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 5, 2017 | Northwest Region Rainfall amounts varied through the region with upwards of 40 mm in the Grandview and Fork River areas, 25 mm in The Pas, 7 to 15 mm in the Swan River Valley, and close to 40 mm south of Roblin. Some [...]

2017/09/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 4, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier, Whyte and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.342 Moved By: Lance Jacobson Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for [...]

2017/09/09Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Break and Enter in Benito

RCMP Media Release | In the early morning hours of September 8, 2017, suspects broke into Buffalo Junction convenience store and restaurant situated at the corner of Highway 49 and Highway 83, near Benito, Manitoba. An undisclosed amount of cash, alcohol, cigarettes, and other items were taken. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding [...]

2017/09/08Local Interest

Lydia Koop Celebrates Special Day – Young at Heart at 90

Submitted by: Bernice Bohnhardt | On Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 approximately 160 people (young & old) came out to celebrate the 90th birthday of Lydia Koop. Pictured above: Daughters; Nadine and Deloris, Lydia(90) Nettie(Lydia’s sister from AB – 92 yrs), Marilyn, Bernice. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone who knows Lydia, is accustomed [...]

2017/09/08Local Interest

Lions Dog Guide Dog Walk – September 16, 2017

Submitted by: Wayne Markle | Swan River Lions Club Dog Walk! Sat. September 16, 2017 Legion Park Registration 11am-12 noon Walk 1 pm until 3 pm Walk as long as you like! In aid of the Lions Foundation Dog Guide Program *Fill out a pledge sheet for your dog – all money collected goes to [...]

2017/09/07Local Interest

Many Thanks for Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser Success

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Our fundraiser held on September 4, 2017 for the Barrows Gospel Jamboree went well. The weather was mostly nice with only a light shower for a short while. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to all who were playing ball and watching who supported our food booth. A [...]

2017/09/07Local Interest

SVCU Mass Registration: Swan River – September 7, 2017

Submitted by: Patti Henkelman | Swan Valley Credit Union 2017 Mass Registration SWAN RIVER September 7, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm Swan River Curling Rink Learn about and register for programs offered for all ages around the valley. BG Club Canadian Mental Health Association Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Focus on Employment Girls Club North West Regional Library- Swan [...]

2017/09/06Local Interest

A Little Piece of Swan Valley Paradise

ValleyBiz Story | With kids headed back to school tomorrow, it is yet another sign that summer is coming to a close. It’s a good time to reflect on what an awesome summer it has been and what a wonderful Valley we have to enjoy it in. Click any picture for a larger version. The [...]

2017/09/06Local Interest

SVCU Mass Registration: Minitonas – September 14, 2017

Submitted by: Patti Henkelman | Swan Valley Credit Union 2017 Mass Registration MINITONAS September 14, 2017 6:30-8:00 pm Minitonas Middle Years School Learn about and register for programs offered for all ages around the valley. Canadian Mental Health Association 4H Beef Minitonas Figure Skating Club Minitonas Rec 4 on 4 Hockey Minitonas Mini Makers Swan [...]

2017/09/06Local Interest

Gals Golf Event Nite: Canada 150 – September 12, 2017

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Ladies Golf Final Event Nite Celebrating Canada 150 Tues. September 12, 2017 Shot gun start at 6pm Scramble Format You will only use 3 clubs of your choice. $15 for members /$30 for non-members. Golf, supper and prizes included. The event is sponsored by Aspire Dental Clinic. Sounds like fun, [...]

2017/09/05Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes Received | Apr – Aug, 2017

Minutes from the Municipality of Swan Valley West Council Meetings from April 25, 2017 through August 22, 2017 were recently received for publishing on August 31, 2017. Swan Valley West Minutes – April 25, 2017 Swan Valley West Minutes – May 9, 2017 Swan Valley West Minutes – May 23, 2017 Swan Valley West Minutes [...]

2017/09/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 28, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 28, 2017 | Northwest Region High daytime temperatures continued through the week. Cooler overnight conditions have begun with nighttime temperatures dropping to lows of +2 in some parts of the region. Roblin, Swan River, and Dauphin received precipitation this week with rainfall amounts varying from 10 [...]

2017/09/03Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 28, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the August 28, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board was informed that a half day New Teacher Orientation will be taking place on August 30. This is a new process from previous years. Trustees were invited to have lunch with the new [...]

2017/09/02Local Interest

Fun and Adventure at VBS Beach Party

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst | We had an awesome group of kids that joined us for our BEACH PARTY-Surfin’ thru the Scriptures VBS August 22 – 24, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. There were some great songs, puppet skits, themed snacks, adventurous bible stories, and fun games planned each day. A [...]

2017/09/01Local Interest

Barrows Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser – September 4, 2017

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Barrows Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser Full Concession Swan River Legion Park Mon. September 4, 2017 10 am until after supper Hamburgers, chicken fingers, perogies, kubasa, pie, and lots more. Come enjoy the ball games and food.

2017/09/01Local Interest

Curling Championship Receives $8,500 in Provincial Funding

Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, today announced on August 31, 2017 that the Manitoba government is making an important investment in the Swan River constituency. Click picture for a larger version. As part of its ongoing commitment to Manitoba’s Sport, Culture and Heritage, the Government of Manitoba is providing $8,500.00 in [...]

2017/09/01Local Interest

Loyal Participants Attend Cowan Trail Celebration

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik | On Saturday, August 26th, the 19th annual Cowan Trail Celebration occurred in Cowan under a bright blue sunny sky. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted Enthusiastic riders were arriving Friday afternoon – picking their campsites, sitting down by the campfire, and enjoying each other’s [...]

2017/08/31Local Interest

Lydia Koop 90th Birthday Luncheon – September 2, 2017

Submitted by: Bernice Bohnhardt | Lydia Koop 90th Birthday Come & Go Luncheon Birch River Legion Hall Sat. September 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Help us Celebrate Lydia Koop. Let your presence and best wishes be your gift. Questions: Contact Bernice 204-236-4684

2017/08/30Local Interest

One Last Race at Swan Valley Speedway for 2017

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club had so much fun this year they weren’t ready to stop for the season. One last race was scheduled for August 27, 2017 and there was plenty of excitement at the track. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/29Local Interest

Harvest Fest Offers A Taste of History – Hot From the Oven

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on August 27, 2017. The home made bread was a must and the lineup started before the fresh baked bread was even out of the clay ovens. Click any picture for a larger version. The clay oven in the bake house can [...]

2017/08/28Local Interest

Diesel Powered Plane A Hit at Flying Club Breakfast

Submitted by: Allen Martin The Annual Flying Club pancake breakfast was enjoyed by many aviation enthusiasts. In addition to local representatives, planes came in from Winnipeg, St.Andrews, Shoal Lake, Dauphin, Kamsack and many other locations. Click any picture for a larger version. The most interest centered around the twin engine diesel powered Diamond Twin Star [...]

2017/08/28Local Interest

Minitonas Fall Fruit Festival – September 9, 2017

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Minitonas Garden Club Annual Fall Fruit Festival Sat. September 9, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm In the newly renovated Minitonas Town Hall Join us for pie & refreshments $5.00 Enter your name for a Door Prize Buy tickets on chance auction baskets Purchase baking or produce to take home [...]

2017/08/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 9, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad [...]

2017/08/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 21, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 21, 2017 | Northwest Region High daytime temperatures continued through the week with crops continuing to advance to maturity throughout the region. Dry conditions continue as precipitation was limited to trace isolated showers. Most of the region is dry with very dry soil moisture conditions to [...]

2017/08/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 2, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad [...]

2017/08/26Local Interest

Swan River NDP Hosts Summer BBQ

Submitted by: Swan River NDP Constituency | The Swan River Constituency NDP held their summer BBQ in Big Woody Community Centre on Sunday, August 20, 2017. As constituents socialized throughout the afternoon, a delicious supper was being organized in the kitchen with a variety of potluck salads and desserts accompanying the BBQ pork. Guests at [...]

2017/08/25Local Interest