Category Archives: Local Interest

Renwer Fisher’s Siding Potluck Picnic – July 21, 2024

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Renwer Fisher’s Siding Old Fashioned Picnic and Potluck Supper Sunday July 21, 2024 Starting at 3:00 pm Visiting and old fashioned country school races for all ages! Potluck supper at 5:00 pm. Everyone invited, please bring your lawn chairs. More info call Debbie at 204-263-2643. In case of rain CANCELLED

2024/07/17Local Interest

Food Safety Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Community Resource Coordinator, Services to Seniors Swan River Katie Kroeker, RD Health Promotion Community Development PMH, provided a nice presentation on food safety. Part of the fun was to put fake germs/bacteria on our hands, then wash them to see how effective our hand washing techniques are. We all passed this […]

2024/07/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 9, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report July 9, 2024 Northwest Region Several thunderstorms brought large amounts of precipitation during the week. Highest precipitation was at the Fork River station, recording 82 mm accumulated. Hail also accompanied these storms. Damage is unknown at this time. Overnight temperatures have stayed close to 10°C degrees and above this week. Highest […]

2024/07/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 18, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Boychuk, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillor Bobick Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, […]

2024/07/07Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 12, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Rizok was absent with notice. CAO Paige […]

2024/07/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 2, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report July 2, 2024 Northwest Region A mixed week of weather conditions again with excess moisture in some areas. Localized areas saw large amounts of precipitation in a short time. Field peas are continuing in the vegetative stage, and most advanced fields are starting to flower. They are looking good for the […]

2024/07/06Local Interest

Agreement with First Nations Preserves Swan River Jobs

Province of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is proud to announce an agreement with three First Nation governments that will keep hundreds of good-paying jobs in the Swan Valley region, announced Premier Wab Kinew and Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister Jamie Moses, on June 28, 2024. “We know these jobs […]

2024/07/06Local Interest

Over 300 Attend Benito Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Benito Volunteer Fire Department hosted over 300 hungry community and area pancake lovers on July 1, 2024! The dreary weather didn’t deter people from coming out to support the firemen and making generous donations toward the new fire hall the Municipality of Swan Valley West had announced previously, to be built […]

2024/07/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 25, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 25, 2024 Northwest Region Generally a better week of weather conditions. With the seeding deadline for coverage approaching, most seeding that can be completed were finalize. There are areas that remain unseeded due to excess moisture. The weekend brought precipitation to most of the region, with some localized amounts being […]

2024/06/30Local Interest

Barrows Gospel Jamboree a Blessing To All

Submitted by: Violet Plett Barrows Gospel Jamboree was again a blessing to all who attended. Due to the unstable weather we have had, we had to run the whole event inside the hall, instead of outside at the outdoor stage. Some were disappointed it was inside, but most adapted well, and some even said we […]

2024/06/28Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Benito Vesselli Dance Club

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Benito Vesselli Dance Club received a grant to purchase new regional costumes to represent Ukraine during their performances. These costumes will not only serve their current dancers but future dancers for many years to come. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is proud to support a […]

2024/06/27Local Interest

Ride for a Reason Raises $12,000 for Local Medical Needs

Submitted by: Sharla Haluschak Our Ride for a Reason Poker Run was successful again this year! Our little bike group with a big heart, along with awesome support from the Valley was able to donate $10,000.00 to Robert MacLeod and $2,000.00 to Nelson Church for their medical needs. Winners of the Poker hands: 1st Karen […]

2024/06/25Local Interest

Congratulations To The Graduating Class Of 2024

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2023 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 20, 2024 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 2024 Addis, Carter Leslie Badowski, Jackson […]

2024/06/23Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 22, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 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, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige […]

2024/06/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fatal Plane Crash

On June 20, 2024, at approximately 9:40 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a plane crash north of Minitonas, in the Rural Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman. RCMP attended and located a small single engine airplane in a field east of the Lenswood Highway. The lone occupant, a 53-year-old male from the RM of Minitonas-Bowsman, was pronounced […]

2024/06/21Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – June 25 & 27, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat June 25, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center June 27, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre Benito Drop In Center – on summer break until Sept. All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year […]

2024/06/20Local Interest

2024 Graduation: Watch Here Live 3pm Thurs, June 20/24

The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School 2024 Graduation ceremony will be streamed live via YouTube Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 3:00pm. Below is the link to the live stream – click play to start. Congratulations to all the Graduates!

2024/06/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 18, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 18, 2024 Northwest Region A couple of days with warmer, dry weather allowed for some seeding and spraying operations to take place. Midweek overnight temperatures were cool, with Inglis station dipping to 0°C. Saturday brought hot temperatures to most of the region, but more heat is needed for crop growth. […]

2024/06/19Local Interest

Many Presentations at May Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry, Resource Coordinator May 2024 was a busy month for the Coffee and A Chat presenters, Birch River and Benito hosted Jennie Cowan and Deb Schulz, Swan River hosted Deb Schulz, Ryan Stupak, Juanita Garcia and Romy Russell. Jennie Cowan is a registered dietitian with Prairie Mountain Health and an expert on […]

2024/06/17Local Interest

Motion Passed to Disband Kenville United Church

>Submitted by: Merv Beasley A Congregational meeting was held at 7:30 pm on May 27th, 2024 to discuss the Motion put forward to take the necessary steps to Disband our Community of Faith as at June 30, 2025. The meeting was attended by Members, Adherents, and Friends of the Kenville United Church. After an introductions […]

2024/06/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 11, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 11, 2024 Northwest Region Cool, cloudy and windy conditions for most of the week along with scattered showers. Warm temperatures would benefit established crops as well as dry out fields that are too wet. Seeding is continuing where possible, with some acres being seeded around potholes. Strong winds have been […]

2024/06/16Local Interest

Thunderhill Ski Club Receives $62,000 Co-op Grant

Elevating Access: A Magic Carpet Lift For All Ages and Abilities at Thunderhill Ski Club is one of 14 projects that have received a portion of $1 million as a 2024 recipient of Co-op Community Spaces. “This investment reflects Co-op’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents by providing inclusive, year-round […]

2024/06/12Local Interest

Valley Celebrates a Diversity of Cultures At FolkFest

Submitted by: Gillian Mcgrath | Swan Valley FolkFest took place May 31 and June 1, 2024. The event was attended by around 500 kids from the schools free of charge on Friday with an additional 780 people attending on Friday and 750 on Saturday. Swan Valley FolkFest was an opportunity to celebrate our Valley’s diversity […]

2024/06/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 4, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report June 4, 2024 Northwest Region A mix of sunshine, rain and strong winds this week. Some seeding progress was made, but some areas were once again held up by rain. Full activity resumed midweek only to be interrupted by rain again across the region on Thursday. Warmer temperatures and very strong […]

2024/06/10Local Interest

Overwhelming Attendance at Benito Community Garage Sale

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko| Benito was a fun and exciting place to be on June 1, 2024 for the 2nd annual Community Garage and Sidewalk Sale. Huge crowds of people went to the 45+ sites that offered great bargains for everyone. The kids had lots of fun in the Bouncy Structures and enjoyed the animals […]

2024/06/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 28, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 28, 2024 Northwest Region Frequent rains and cooler weather made for a slower week of progress. Unsettled weather Friday brought precipitation in forms of rain/snow. Swan River and The Pas precipitation was mainly rain, while the rest of the region experienced snow. Accumulated rainfall from the week has left some […]

2024/06/05Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Respond to Double Homicide

RCMP Media Release | On June 2, 2024, at approximately 11:30 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP received a report of shots fired on West Road in Minegoziibe Anishinabe. Officers attended immediately and located an injured 34-year-old male. Life-saving measures were attempted by officers, but the male succumbed to his injuries on scene. The death was determined to […]

2024/06/03Local Interest

Pride in the Park – June 8, 2024

Submitted by: Erin Brown | Pride in the Park June 8, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Legion Park presented by the SVRSS GSA Music, Games, Water Balloons Boba Tea, Face Painting March around the park

2024/06/03Local Interest

Benito Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast – July 1, 2024

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Firemen’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Canada Day July 1, 2024 8:00 am – 11:00 am Benito Recreation Centre Benito, MB Cost: Donation Pancakes, Sausages, Beverages Join us in Benito on Canada Day for our Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast. Everyone is welcome to attend. Donations to the new Benito Fire Hall can […]

2024/05/29Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School received a grant to build a fence surrounding their outdoor playground. Having the fence in place gives the kids a safe environment to learn and play outdoors. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to support a project that gives the […]

2024/05/28Local Interest

Trees Planted During Swan River Arbor Day Celebration

Submitted by: Korbin Proctor Our Arbor Day celebration on May 21, 2024 was a success! In total 15 trees were planted. Most of the work was done by Kari Goethe’s grade 9 to 11 classes, along with other members of the Urban Forest Committee. We were able to plant all the trees and enjoy some […]

2024/05/27Local Interest

Benito Community Garage Sale – June 1, 2024

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko | Benito Community Sidewalk & Garage Sale Sat. June 1, 2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm DST Main Street BBQ Hot Dog/Drink $6 Children’s Petting Zoo Children’s Bouncy Structures 45 locations with great bargains. Pick up your map of locations at: Benito Premium Meats Benito Foods Benito Country Store

2024/05/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 7, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 7, 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 […]

2024/05/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 8, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 8th, 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, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny […]

2024/05/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Special Meeting – April 23, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00pm 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 Gnida, Director Clouson, Director Harvey 1. Meeting Called To […]

2024/05/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 21, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 21, 2024 Northwest Region Mixed weather this week brought slower progress across the region. Scattered showers were enough to stop some seeding however access to some fields was still possible. There were some reports of hail in localized areas, along with precipitation. Highest accumulated precipitation amounts were in Reedy Creek […]

2024/05/24Local Interest

Agreement Signed for New Swan River Arena Facility

Town of Swan River Media Release | The Town of Swan River and the Swan Valley Legacy Committee have entered into a formal agreement to work together, in an effort to provide a proposed new Arena Facility in the Swan River Valley. Although this project is in the very early stages of development and consultation, […]

2024/05/23Local Interest

2024 Safe Grad BBQ Fundraiser – May 24, 2024

Submitted by: Tammy Badowski 2024 Safe Grad BBQ Fundraiser Fri. May 24, 2024 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Co-op parking lot Burger, Chips & Water $10 Hosted by: SVRSS 2024 Graduates in conjunction with Swan Valley Co-op in the Co-op Parking lot Pre-orders available until May 22, 2024 – EXTENDED to May 23 email svrssparentsafegrad@gmail.com […]

2024/05/22Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – May 28, 29 & 30, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat May 28, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center May 29, 2024 Benito Drop In Center May 30, 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: […]

2024/05/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Arrest Male for Dangerous Driving

RCMP Media Release | On May 11, 2024, at approximately 4:10 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a male walking around the community threatening people with an edged weapon, in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. While officers were en route, they received an update advising the suspect had taken a family member’s vehicle and may […]

2024/05/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 14, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 14, 2024 Northwest Region Precipitation in parts of the Northwest region at the start the week were followed by warm temperatures and high winds to help dry fields. The weather allowed for field preparation, fertilizing, and seeding. Weeds and volunteers are actively growing, however pre-seed herbicide applications were a challenge […]

2024/05/19Local Interest

Kenville United Church Meeting – May 27, 2024

Submitted by: Merv Beasley Kenville United Church Congregational Meeting May 27, 2024 7:30 pm Re: Motion to Disband Dear Members, Adherents, and friends of Kenville United Church Here is the Motion passed by the Board of the Kenville United on February 11, 2024. Motion “ The Kenville United Church Board to approve the motion passed […]

2024/05/18Local Interest

Easter Matins Celebrated in Swan River

Submitted by: Audrey Showdra A lovely crowd attended Easter Matins at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension, Swan River on May 4, 2024, celebrated according to the Julian Calendar with Fr. Yurii officiating. Pictured left, one of the many baskets brought to be blessed at the Easter service. The baskets contain several different foods, […]

2024/05/18Local Interest

Arbor Day Tree Planting and BBQ – May 21, 2024

Submitted by: Korbin Proctor Swan River Urban Forest Committee Arbor Day Tree Planting and BBQ Tues. May 21, 2024 2:00 pm West of Swan River Public Works Yard There will be free hot dogs and tree planting festivities.

2024/05/17Local Interest

Great Turnout for Minitonas School PAC Coffee House

Submitted by: Laurie Evans Thank you to everyone that came out to the first Minitonas School PAC Coffee House on Saturday May 10, 2024. It was a great turnout and the performers did not disappoint with their wide range of music from country to opera and everything in between. It was a true showcase of […]

2024/05/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band 30 Years and Counting

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater On the May 8, 2024, in the SVRSS Cafeteria, the Swan Valley Community Band performed their “Spring Thunders In!” Concert for over 100 in attendance. Included in the audience were the many faithful patrons who have enjoyed being entertained by the Community Band for the last 30 years. There were also […]

2024/05/16Local Interest

Beautiful Display at Benito Mother’s Day Quilt Show and Tea

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko Benito Drop In Centre had lots of activity on Saturday, May 11, 2024 with the Mother’s Day Quilt Show and Tea. There were 24 beautiful quilts on display. Tracy Kerr and Brenda Forman did a wonderful job of serving with Vickie Atkinson helping in the kitchen. A big thank you goes […]

2024/05/15Local Interest

Fire Safety Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Community Resource Coordinator, Services to Seniors Swan River Spring weather brings on thoughts of fire and personal safety here at Services to Seniors. April 23 at Birch River, Dave Forbes District Fire Chief at the RM of Mountain Municipality talked about the need for fire extinguishers and the need to know […]

2024/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Museum Spring Opening – May 26, 2024

Submitted by: Candace Balbo Swan Valley Historical Museum Spring Opening Event Sunday May 26th, 2024 Exhibits: 1pm – 5pm Supper 5:30 pm The Swan Valley Historical Museum invites you to their on Sunday May 26th, 2024. Free admission the the Museum grounds and exhibits from 1 – 5 pm. Enjoy fresh baked bread from the […]

2024/05/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 7, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 7, 2024 Northwest Region A good start to the week, with field operations beginning across most of the region. Cool, wet weather set in mid-week bringing precipitation to most of the region. Soil moisture is considered adequate. Most field operations were paused during the rain, although a few were able […]

2024/05/12Local Interest