Category Archives: Local Interest

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Walk – Sep 30, 2021

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Walk to Commemorate Legacy of those affected by Residential Schools Thurs. September 30, 2021 10:00 am Meet in front of Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre invites you and your families to join us for a walk to commemorate the legacy of those affected by Residential Schools. We […]

2021/09/28Local Interest

Cowan Pickup Fall Supper – October 3, 2021

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Cowan Community Centre Fall Supper Sunday – October 3, 2021 Pickup Only 5:00 – 7:00pm Price – $15 Food selections will be available at the time of pickup. (Not pre-packaged) Must register in advance by Saturday Oct 2, 2021 Call (204)731-5100 to reserve your # of plates and your time of […]

2021/09/27Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes -September 7, 2021

Special 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 7 day of September, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Glen Foster CAO: James Webb 1. […]

2021/09/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 25, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at the RM of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. 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 […]

2021/09/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 21, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 21, 2021 | Northwest Region Minimal to no precipitation this week allowed harvest to progress nicely across the Northwest Region. High temperatures along with strong winds over the weekend also helped crop dry down, however strong winds cause some canola swaths to blow over. With another […]

2021/09/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 7, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Bobick, Moriaux, and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of […]

2021/09/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigating Potential Arson

RCMP Media Release | On September 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a fire at a residence on 3rd Avenue South in Swan River, Manitoba. When officers arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed. Officers began working to determine if anyone was inside the residence. Nobody was […]

2021/09/24Local Interest

Swan River Covid-19 Walk In Vaccine Clinic – Sep 28, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. September 28, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Open to Everyone Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer: Anyone born on or before Dec 31, 2009 Moderna: 18 years and up 2nd dose eligibility: […]

2021/09/22Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 23, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on August 23, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved) The following were present: Chair: G. Wowchuk Vice-Chair: W. Schaffer Trustees: D. Burghart L. Evans K. Highmoor K. Riehl Superintendent: C. Mateika Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch […]

2021/09/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 14, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 14, 2021 | Northwest Region A decent week of weather for harvest to progress across the region. Overnight temperatures on the weekend dipped near freezing in some areas of the region, with Inglis briefly at -0.4°C and Minitonas at 0.3°C. Late season moisture has caused some […]

2021/09/14Local Interest

World Wide Rally for Freedom, Swan River – Sep 18, 2021

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | World Wide Rally for Freedom Canada Swan River September 18, 2021 Fit 24/7 2:00 pm

2021/09/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 7, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 7, 2021 | Northwest Region While a mid-week storm brought precipitation to the Roblin and Swan Valley districts, the rest of the region was able to move forward with harvest progress. Accumulated precipitation was highest in the west and northwest side of the Swan Valley and […]

2021/09/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 11, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at the Birch River Legion Hall. Members Present: Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. Reeve Robert Hanson was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as […]

2021/09/08Local Interest

Serving Up History at the Swan Valley Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, August 29, 2021. People waited patiently to sample the fresh bread, hot out of the clay ovens. This is always one of the tastiest attractions at the event. Live demonstrations brought historical equipment to life and provided a glimpse into […]

2021/09/06Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinic – Sep 9, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Thurs. September 9, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Open to Everyone Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer 12 years+, Moderna 18 years+ 2nd dose eligibility: 28 days after your 1st shot. Consent forms […]

2021/09/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 31, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 17, 2021 | Northwest Region Precipitation and heavy dew in the mornings made for a slower week of harvest progress across the Northwest region. Accumulated precipitation amounts were highest in the Roblin/Inglis and Fork River areas with 42 mm. Overnight temperatures later in the week dipped […]

2021/09/02Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 28 ,2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at the Birch River Legion Hall. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Arnie Pedersen, and Connie Forbes. Councillors Nadolney, Rizok and Wyatt were absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as secretary. […]

2021/08/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 24, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 24, 2021 | Northwest Region Precipitation setting in mid-week slowed harvest progress down for most of the region. While temperatures started out high beginning of the week, cooler and wet weather set in for the remainder. Temperature high for the region was 33°C in Swan River, […]

2021/08/27Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinic – Aug 31, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. August 31, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Open to Everyone Walk ins and Appointments Call to book your appointment Call: 1-844-626-8222 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer 12 years+, Moderna 18 years+ 2nd dose eligibility […]

2021/08/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 6, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Delaurier, Whyte and Friesen in person and Councillor Moriaux by teleconferencing. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. […]

2021/08/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 17, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 17, 2021 | Northwest Region Generally cooler temperatures throughout the week across the region with overnight temperatures dipping below 5°C early Friday morning. Inglis reached down to 0.7 for a short period. The weekend brought back extremely high temperatures with Swan River reaching 36°C. Overnight temperatures […]

2021/08/19Local Interest

Local Resident Receives Honour 150 Medal

Earlier this year, it was announced that local resident Dave Theunissen was one of the Honourees of Manitoba’s Honour 150 program, part of Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. Dave Theunissen Local Recipient Of Honour 150 Theunissen was presented with his Honour 150 Medal during a small ceremony at his residence on July 31, 2021. Theunissen was […]

2021/08/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 14, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillors Malcolm and Pedersen were absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2021/08/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 10, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 10, 2021 | Northwest Region A break in the high temperatures this week was welcomed for a few days, along with higher humidity and isolated thundershowers. Most parts of the region received at least some rainfall, although smaller amounts in areas that could benefit the most. […]

2021/08/12Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinic – Aug 17, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. August 17, 2021 4pm to 8pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Anyone Eligible is Welcome Walk ins and Appointments Call to book your appointment Call: 1-844-626-8222 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer 12 years+, Moderna 18 years+ 2nd dose […]

2021/08/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 23, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 at the Birch River Legion Hall. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Arnie Pedersen, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer Kim […]

2021/08/10Local Interest

Benito Walk-In Vaccine Clinic – August 12, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Benito Vaccine Clinic Thurs. August 12, 2021 Benito Health Centre 200 – 1st Street SE. Pfizer and Moderna Walk-ins are welcome from Noon to 2 pm (no appointment required) 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer 12 years+, Moderna 18 years+ 2nd dose eligibility is 28 days after your 1st shot. […]

2021/08/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 3, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 3, 2021 | Northwest Region The trend of hot temperatures continued this week, continuing to push the crops closer to maturity very quickly. Localized precipitation fell, and some hail along with it. Extent of damage is variable and being assessed at this time. The reproductive phase […]

2021/08/04Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinic – Aug 5, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Thurs. August 5, 2021 Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave. N Call to book your appointment Pfizer & Moderna Call: 1-844-626-8222 Walk-Ins: 4pm to 8pm Pfizer Walk-Ins: 12 & up Moderna Walk-Ins: 18 & up Priority given to 1st dose clients 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer […]

2021/08/01Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 27, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 27, 2021 | Northwest Region Temperatures moderated this past week, mostly keeping below 30°C across the region. Along with some precipitation, gave crops in the area a break from the recent intense heat and dry conditions they’ve been put through. Precipitation amounts ranged from 8 mm […]

2021/07/30Local Interest

Paws Up to CBF Grade 7/8 Class

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | The Grade 7/8 class at the CBF School did a school project, and they chose running a business. The class decided to run a canteen, and then they would donate the money they made to a charity of their choice. The children raised $182 and they chose to give their […]

2021/07/28Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmer’s Market 2021 Opening Day

Submitted by: Jena McKee | The opening day of the Swan Valley Farmers Market on July 22, 2021 was a huge success! Thank you to all of you who came out to support our local vendors, it was an excellent start to what will hopefully be a busy market season. Such a wide variety of […]

2021/07/26Local Interest

RCMP Officer Injured During Arrest of Male with Weapon

RCMP Media Release | On July 22, 2021, at approximately 8:30 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a suspicious male wandering in the back lane behind 12th Avenue South in Swan River, Manitoba. Officers attended and located the male near 11th Avenue South. When the officers approached the male, a large sword could […]

2021/07/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 20, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 20, 2021 | Northwest Region High temperatures continued for most of the preceding week. Smoky conditions from wildfires has led to air quality advisories. The smoke has reduced solar radiation, cooling air temperatures somewhat. Little to no precipitation across region this week. High temperatures continue to […]

2021/07/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 14, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 14th , 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, and Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, Councillor Whyte absent with permission. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. […]

2021/07/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 13, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 13, 2021 | Northwest Region A cooler start to the week followed by intense heat for a number of days continued to cause crop stress and deplete soil moisture throughout the Northwest Region. Temperatures reached the mid 30’s for multiple days last week. These high temperatures […]

2021/07/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers Market Opening Day – July 22, 2021

Submitted by: Jena McKee | Swan Valley Farmers Market Every Thursday 4 – 6 pm Swan Valley Museum Starting July 22, 2021 Come check out a variety of locally produced jams, honey, candles, body care, essential oils, fresh baking and veggies and many unique homemade treasures!

2021/07/14Local Interest

ValleyBiz is on the move and looking better than ever!

ValleyBiz Story | ValleyBiz has been the online connection to the Swan Valley for over 10 years. In order to continue to provide access to ValleyBiz.ca, we have moved to a new server and upgraded some of our services and platforms with our hosting provider. Everything you love about ValleyBiz is still there, but the […]

2021/07/13Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 28, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 28, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed SVRSS Graduation that was held on June 25, 2021. The Board wished all graduates the best of luck in their future. The Board also wanted to acknowledge the incredible work done by the SVRSS staff […]

2021/07/12Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 9, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 via video conference. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also […]

2021/07/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 1, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 1st , 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier and Friesen in person and Councillor Moriaux by teleconferencing. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works […]

2021/07/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 6, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 6, 2021 | Northwest Region Intense heat for a number of days stressed crops throughout the Northwest region. Temperatures reached highs of 36°C with overnight temperatures remaining high as well. Areas that were lacking moisture before the intense heat became more apparent as stresses started to […]

2021/07/07Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Fatal Off-road Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 3, 2021 at 12:30 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of an off-road vehicle collision that occurred on Roy Hamilton Road on the Sapotawayak First Nation. Officers have determined that a 22-year-old male, from the Sapotawayak First Nation, had just dropped off a passenger at a residence and […]

2021/07/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 29, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 29, 2021 | Northwest Region There were scattered isolated showers through the Northwest region last week. With the exception of pockets in the region, as well as Roblin and The Pas areas where 13mm fell, there were no significant accumulations. Daytime temperatures were over 25°C, however […]

2021/07/03Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinics – July 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinics Mon. July 5, 2021 Tues. July 6, 2021 Fri. July 9, 2021 Tues. July 13, 2021 Tues. July 20, 2021   Veterans Hall – 119 6th Ave. N 18 yrs & Up: Moderna Clinics Call to book your appointment Call: 1-844-626-8222 Moderna Walk-ins July […]

2021/07/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 22, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 22, 2021 | Northwest Region There were scattered isolated showers through the Northwest region last week. With the exception of the Grandview area, where 10mm fell, there were no significant accumulations. Daytime temperatures hit 30○C. Nighttime temperatures were cool and dropped to single digits. Strong winds […]

2021/06/30Local Interest

SVRSS Graduating Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2021 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 25, 2021A drive-in ceremony was held at the SVRSS on June 25, 2021 which allowed graduates to attend with their families while following the public health orders regarding social distancing and gathering sizes. Source: Facebook Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Graduating Class […]

2021/06/29Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory for Bowsman

Province of Manitoba Boil Water Advisory | A boil water advisory has been issued on June 28, 2021 for the Bowsman public water system. A line break on June 28, 2021 has led to the loss of water pressure in the distribution system. Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply; therefore, a […]

2021/06/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 14, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 14, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 16: Conflict of Interest again, and will be removing it as it is redundant with the work the Board did on Policy 17: Code of Conduct. 2. The Board received a presentation from Lorna […]

2021/06/26Local Interest

2021 Graduation: Watch Here Live 4pm Friday, June 25

Due to Provincial Health and COVID restrictions, the 2021 Graduation Ceremony is restricted to SVRSS graduate household families only. The graduation will be streamed live via YouTube at 4:00pm. Below is the link to the live stream – click play to start.

2021/06/24Local Interest