Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan Valley Outdoors Assoc. Banquet – Oct 22, 2022

Submitted by: Chris Reimer Swan Valley Outdoors Association 4th Annual Swan Valley Banquet and Auction Veterans Community Hall Sat. October 22, 2022 5:30 pm ~ No Host Cocktails Viewing of Auction and Raffle Items 6:30 – 9:30 pm ~ Prime Rib Dinner and Raffles Tickets $75 available at Spruce Products, Cook & Cooke and MNP […]

2022/09/29Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 27, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report September 27, 2022 Northwest Region Another slow week of harvest progress dictated by showers (up to 32 mm at The Pas) and cool, humid days. Some harvest was able to resume by Saturday, and widespread on Sunday. The heaviest frosts touched down Thursday morning at Ruthenia, Inglis, and Grandview; down to […]

2022/09/29Local Interest

Curling Clinic: October 28 – 30, 2022

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | Learn to Curl or Improve Your Skills Open to ALL AGES!! October 28-30, 2022 Swan River Curling Club Curling Clinic with Instructors from the Cargill Curling Training Center in Morris, Manitoba Time slots will be booked for individuals or teams and a session will be held for Stick Curling as […]

2022/09/28Local Interest

Spooktoberfest Haunted House – October 21 & 22, 2022

Submitted by: Jenna Koutecky | Swan Valley Communities that Care presents: Spooktoberfest Haunted House A Halloween Family Event Friday, October 21, 2022 Saturday, October 22, 2022 5pm – 9pm Swan Valley Historical Museum grounds – Highway #10 North Admission $5 per car or $2 per individual Wear a costume to enter a prize.

2022/09/27Local Interest

Cowan Trail Ride Returns for a Great Family Friendly Event

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik, Picutres by: Tina Copeland The Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August, being August 27, 2022 this year, after a two year hiatus. On Friday night, as usual, the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly filled with trailers, horses, and campsites. By Saturday morning, everyone was eager […]

2022/09/27Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – October 2, 2022

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Community Centre Fall Supper Sunday – October 2, 2022 5:00 – 7:00pm Price – $15 Wide food selection available Banquet hall is open to eat in during the supper event Take out trays are also available Please register for supper in advance by Saturday, Oct 1/22 Call (204)569-4812 to […]

2022/09/26Local Interest

Truth and Reconciliation Walk – Septmber 30, 2022

Submited by: Tanya Powell | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Walk Fri. September 30, 2022 Walk Starts in front of the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre At 10:00 am Free Lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon We invite you and your families to join us for a walk to honour the legacy of those […]

2022/09/26Local Interest

50th Class Reunion Held in Swan River

Click picture for a larger version. Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater L-R BACK ROW Brian Oleksyn, Rob Falk, Keith Woolford, Lorne Henkelman, Leonard Harapiak (teacher), Doug Ter Horst, Peter Terekoff (Tea.), Lesley Stevens Henkelman, Barrie Hrappstead, Wilda Davy Teichroeb (Tea.), Al Poole, Gloria Olfrey Bewski, Wayne How, Lee Eggie, Bob McKay, Pete Hume, Terry Neely MIDDLE […]

2022/09/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 20, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report September 20, 2022 Northwest Region A slower week of harvest progress with fall weather affecting harvesting hours. The week started with a light frost in some parts of the region near Swan Valley, Birch River, Grandview and San Clara. Although most crops have reached maturity and are safe from injury, there […]

2022/09/25Local Interest

Donald and Lorna Spicer Fund Created with CFSV

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Donald and Lorna Spicer Fund The Donald and Lorna Spicer Fund was started in 2022 by Lorna Spicer. The fund will allow their family to leave a lasting legacy for the Swan Valley through the support the CFSV provides to non-profit organizations and charities. The family has […]

2022/09/24Local Interest

Covid-19 Vaccine & Bivalent Booster Clinic – Sep 27, 2022

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer / Moderna / Bivalent Tues. September 27, 2022 1pm – 6pm Veterans Hall – 119 6th Ave. N 1st Dose Eligibility: Moderna: Age 6 months & up | Pfizer: age 5 & up 2nd Dose Eligibility: Age 6 months & up – 8 […]

2022/09/22Local Interest

Local Support for Terry Fox Run in Swan River

Submitted by: Stacey Archuk The Swan River Terry Fox Run took place Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Various groups and individuals participated making it overall a great day.

2022/09/22Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Ukraine ESL & Tablet Project

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Coming to a new country can be a scary process and not having a command of the English language can make it more difficult. CFSV was pleased to be able to assist the Immigrant Services Branch in Swan River with the purchase of English as a Second […]

2022/09/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 13, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report September 13, 2022 Northwest Region Warm, windy weather encouraged good harvest progress. No precipitation fell in the region this past week, but a light frost touched down at Inglis and in the Swan Valley on Friday morning, not damaging crops. Cool overnight temperatures are normal for the season, but daytime highs […]

2022/09/14Local Interest

Community Band Beginning Day – September 21, 2022

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band Beginning Day Wed September 21, 2022 7:30 p.m. Ecole Swan River South School Band Room Julie 204-734-5139 Jayne 204-731-0179

2022/09/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 6, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report September 6, 2022 Northwest Region High temperatures and warm, drying winds helped harvest progress nicely across the region. Some precipitation mid-week with the Rorketon weather station receiving the most at 15.5 mm. For the most part, there was very little pause in harvest progress. Harvest is most advance in the Roblin […]

2022/09/08Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 10, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 10th, 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 […]

2022/09/04Local Interest

Municipalities Support Ukrainian Immigrants in Swan Valley

Submitted story | Pictured above left to right: Councillor Leanne Hutman from the RM of Minitonas Bowsman, Mayor Lance Jacobson from the Town of Swan River, Councillor Carrie Blosha from Swan Valley West, and Acting Reeve Stephen Nadolney from the RM of Mountain. Representatives from the councils of RM of Mountain, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, Municipality […]

2022/09/01Local Interest

Swan River Terry Fox Run – September 18, 2022

Submitted by: Stacey Archuk | Swan River Terry Fox Run Sunday Sept. 18, 2022 Registration 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Centennial Arena Run Starts at 1:30 pm Pledge forms are available at the Town of Swan River office, The Star & Times, Patty’s Sports Excellence, and at the Swan Valley Pharmacy. Donations can also be […]

2022/08/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 2, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 2, 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. […]

2022/08/28Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 27, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. Councillor Malcolm was absent. CAO […]

2022/08/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 23, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 23, 2022 Northwest Region Generally a good week of growing conditions, with over night temperatures staying above 10 ° with the exception of Ste. Rose, Rorketon, and Reedy Creek areas Daytime temp eratures were high over the weekend. Warm temperatures have helped push crops towards maturit y. Scattered showers mid […]

2022/08/25Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Beef Club & Peavey Mart Team Up for BBQ

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Minitonas 4H Beef Club & Peavey Mart Swan River teamed up for a fundraiser BBQ on Saturday August 20, 2022. Members from the Minitonas 4H beef club sold Smokies on a Bun and a drink to raise awareness of the 4H program in Swan River. The funds raised will be used […]

2022/08/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 16, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report August 16, 2022 Northwest Region Good weather this week helped advance crop maturity. Precipitation over the weekend was heavy in some areas of the region while some areas received nothing. The highest rainfall recorded was in Swan Valley at 30 mm accumulated for the week, with some localized showers missing official […]

2022/08/19Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Beef BBQ – August 20, 2022

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Minitonas 4H Beef Club 4H Days BBQ Saturday August 20, 2022 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Peavey Mart Swan River The Minitonas 4H Beef Club has partnered up with Peavey Mart in Swan River for 4H Days. Saturday August 20th members will be selling Smokies & a drink for $5! […]

2022/08/18Local 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