Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – March 8, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 8th day of March, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont Matt Wills Bill Gade Absent with prior notice: CAO: James […]

2022/05/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 15, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Lance 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 […]

2022/05/28Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 28, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality 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 […]

2022/05/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 24, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 24, 2022 Northwest Region Cool and wet weather the previous week continued to halt progress. Dauphin and Grandview received the most rain at 48 mm for the week, and have seen minimal seeding progress. Planting progress has been most advanced in the Swan Valley and Roblin areas, where wheat is […]

2022/05/26Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 9, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 9, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported to the Board on a meeting with Minister Wayne Ewasko and Northern Division Superintendents about the shortage of teachers in rural and northern Manitoba. 2. Kirsten Glen and Kristen Harness presented an overview […]

2022/05/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 17, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 17, 2022 Northwest Region Substantial rains fell across the region on Friday, along with strong winds. Ethelbert and Garland received the highest amounts of rain, totaling approximately 90 mm. Flooding and washouts of major highway routes and rural roads and bridges led to several regional municipalities declaring states of local […]

2022/05/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Museum Spring Supper – May 29, 2022

Submitted by: Candace Balbi | Swan Valley Historical Museum Spring Supper Sunday May 29, 2022 Doors open at 4:30pm – Supper at 5pm Tickets $20 at the Door Music by “Highly Strung” Free Admission to Museum Grounds and Exhibits all Day

2022/05/24Local Interest

68th Annual 4H Beef Show & Sale – May 28, 2022

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Minitonas 4H Beef Club Swan Valley 4H Show May 28, 2022 10am Swan River Ag Grounds Online Auction Opens: May 28, 2022 9am Closes: May 29, 2022 6pm www.dlms.ca The Minitonas 4H Beef club is once again hosting the Swan Valley 4H show. The 4H kids will be showing their Steers, […]

2022/05/23Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Present an Afternoon of Ukrainian Dance

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | The Dolyna Dancers held their year end concert on May 14, 2022 at the Veterans Hall. The dancers were pleased to perform in front of a crowd once again and put on an entertaining afternoon. The program started with a procession of the dancers, followed by Oh Canada and then […]

2022/05/20Local Interest

BBQ for Ukrainian Families – May 26, 2022

Submitted by: Swan River Lions Club Fund Raising BBQ for the Ukrainian families coming to Swan River Thurs. May 26, 2022 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Coop Parking Lot $10 Burger or hot dog with chips and beverage. (Buffalo or Beef burgers) 50/50 Draw on site Can be purchased at any time up to the […]

2022/05/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 10, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 10, 2022 Northwest Region Southern parts of the region received snowfall with the most recent storm, and contributed to seeding delays. Lowlying areas remain saturated. A limited start to fieldwork/fertilizer application began in the Swan River and Roblin districts, but has been stalled by Monday’s rain. A few weeds have […]

2022/05/17Local Interest

Artwork Shared at End of Season Art Show

Submitted by: Renate Wille | On Saturday May 7, 2022 local artists displayed their work during the art show at Little Woody Church. To make it quite clear, this Art Show is not a fund raiser for the church. We, that is a group of Artists who use the space to paint on Mondays in […]

2022/05/16Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 14, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, April 14th, 2022 via zoom. 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 as secretary. 1. Call to Order The meeting was […]

2022/05/14Local Interest

Support for Local Businesses at Spring Craft Sale

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | A great time at the museum on Saturday, April 30, 2022 for the spring craft sale. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our local home based businesses!

2022/05/10Local Interest

Hockey Book Collection Dispersal – Postponed

Submitted by: June Jamieson | Hockey Book Collection Dispersal Postponed Will be rescheduled at a later date. At Roy Jamieson’s farm site, 4 miles south of the Minitonas Hydro Station. If you played Noon Hour hockey in Swan River, 55+ Hockey on Tuesday nights in Minitonas, or for the Royals with Roy Jamieson between 1973 […]

2022/05/04Local Interest

Artshow at Little Woody Church – May 7, 2022

Submitted by: Renate Wille| Art Show May 7, 2022 1pm – 5pm Little Woody Baptist Church Ditch Road West Turn Right on Road 165 There will be art to see and snacks to eat, coffee, tea and visiting. Could be cancelled if Covid restrictions change.

2022/05/03Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 24, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, March 24th, 2022 in the RM of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny […]

2022/04/30Local Interest

Barrows 7th Annual Gospel Jamboree – June 10/11/12, 2022

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Barrows 7th Annual Gospel Jamboree at Barrows, MB June 10, 11, 12, 2022 Fri. 6pm – 9pm Sat. 10am – 9pm Sun. 10am – 6pm Come and enjoy the ministry of the following invited musicians for a weekend of Gospel Music. Dan & Pam Wiebe and Family Ivan Chartrand Cindy […]

2022/04/26Local Interest

Spring Craft Sale – April 30, 2022

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | Spring Craft Sale at the Swan Valley Museum April 30, 2022 10am – 2pm Vendors Include: North of 55 Creations Roaring River Fur Northern Soaps The Littlest Things Elle Darling Boutique Yoga with Corinna MRB Imaging The Rooks Nest Scraps of Love Watkins JLynn Co. Canadian Flora Essential Oils Jennifer […]

2022/04/24Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 11, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 11, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on April 11, 2022, commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved) The following were present: Chair: G. Wowchuk Vice-Chair: W. Schaffer (zoom) Trustees: L. Evans (zoom) K. […]

2022/04/23Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 21, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the March 21, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed details of a proposed Pilot Project which would partner with the SVRSS. The Hard Drive Hockey Development roster, as well as potential details of the program were discussed. 2. A proposal for the […]

2022/04/23Local Interest

Good Friday Service Held at Temple Baptist Church

Submitted by: Temple Baptist Church | On Friday, April 15, Temple Baptist Church congregation, along with guests, gathered for a Good Friday Service. Through Scriptures, songs, prayers, and the observance of the Lord’s Supper, the service focused on the significance of Jesus’ death which took place over two thousand years ago on a Roman cross […]

2022/04/22Local Interest

Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Year End Concert – May 14, 2022

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Year End Concert Sat. May 14, 2022 2:00 pm Doors open at 1:30 pm Veterans Hall – Swan River Tickets at the Door $10 per person 12 & under free Guest performance by: Benito Vesselli Dancers Door Prize, 50/50 Proceeds going towards Lions Ukrainian Relief Fund Everyone […]

2022/04/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 1, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Lance Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, Delaurier, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works […]

2022/04/13Local Interest

Temple Baptist Church Good Friday Service – April 15, 2022

Submitted by: Temple Baptist Church Good Friday Service April 15, 2022 10:30 am Join us at Temple Baptist Church 913 1st Street South Swan River, MB Will include observance of the Lord’s Supper

2022/04/10Local Interest

Spring Craft Sale Features Local Home Based Businesses

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | Thanks to everyone who came out to the Spring Craft Market on Saturday April 2, 2022 at the Museum. It was great to see so many people come out and support our local home based businesses!

2022/04/07Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 15, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the March 15, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The board met with Sapotaweyak Chief Nelson Genaille and Education Director Margaret Leask to discuss the SVSD and SCN partnership with our high school and adult students. The discussion centered on the existing programs that we […]

2022/04/03Local Interest

Local Team Wins Duck Mountain Curling Championship

2021/22 Duck Mountain Super League champions: Neil Scales, lead; Scott Tibble, second; Kelly Tibble, third; Brent Scales, skip, and Tom Jordens, DMSL executive. Submitted Story | After seven weeks of round-robin competition, Duck Mountain Super League (DMSL) curling teams from Canora, Norquay, Swan River, Benito, Madge Lake and Kamsack met for play-offs at the Broda […]

2022/03/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Youth Soccer Registration April 4-28, 2022

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | Swan Valley Youth Soccer Spring Session 9 Weeks: April 25 – June 23, 2022 Registration open from April 4 – April 28, 2022 Please visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/SVYouthSoccer for the registration link. *All registration fees include MSA player insurance. Tuesday 6pm-6:45pm Fees: $30* U5 2017 U7 2015/2016 Monday/Thursday 6pm-7pm […]

2022/03/29Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Shooting

RCMP Media Release | On March 27, 2022, at approximately 3:00 am, Swan River RCMP received a report that a male had been shot at a residence in Benito, Manitoba. Four individuals – two males and two females – were at a residence in Benito when the door was kicked in and three individuals – […]

2022/03/28Local Interest

Spring Craft Sale – April 2, 2022

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | Spring Craft Sale at the Swan Valley Museum April 2, 2022 10am – 3pm Vendors Include: Roaring River Fur Northern Soaps Elle Darling Boutique Yoga with Corinna Epicure The Rooks Nest JLynn Co. Canadian Flora Essential Oils Northern Skies – Ladies Clothing Jennifer Penner Baking The Little Sparrows Shop Karen […]

2022/03/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 9, 2022

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2022 VIA ZOOM. 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 as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also present. […]

2022/03/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 15, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Lance Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. […]

2022/03/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 9, 2022

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2022 VIA ZOOM. 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 as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also present. […]

2022/03/26Local Interest

Winnipegosis RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery

RCMP Media Release | On February 25, 2022, at approximately 5:55 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a business on Highway 20, in Camperville. Two male suspects, both wearing high-visibility jackets, entered the business, one armed with a firearm. One of the suspects pointed the gun at the employee and demanded cash. […]

2022/03/26Local Interest

2022 Swan River Ladies & Men’s Joint Bonspiels

Submitted by: Shelley Jersak | The Swan River Ladies Curling Club held their bonspiel on March 18 – 20, 2022 with 18 teams participating. 1st Event Winner sponsored by Rogers presented by Brent Scales. Pictured above: Winners Lois Mosiondz, Torey Werbicki, Donalda Gale, Marie Yablonski 2nd Sandra Tibble rink, 3rd Kari Goethe rink, 4th Marilyn […]

2022/03/24Local Interest

JV Girls at MHSAA Basketball Provincials

Back Row: Coach Lise Fraser, Assistant Coach Sydney Fedorchuk, Reed Vestby, Elijah Chartrand, Kailey McArthur, Loren Davy Middle: Ava Walker, Crystal Zamzow, Ava Hart, Katie Playford, Jacey Harness Front: Assistant Coach: Jasmine Rose Submitted by: Lise Fraser | The SVRSS JV Girls basketball team travelled to Winnipeg on March 9, 2022 to play in the […]

2022/03/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 1, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 01, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Lance Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Delaurier, Bobick, Moriaux, Friesen, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Recreation […]

2022/03/17Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 28, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 28, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The board met with Minister Fran Chartrand and Jackie Schapansky from the Manitoba Metis Federation, and Peter Fleming from the North-West Metis Council to discuss future partnership possibilities. Minister Chartrand reviewed the many projects that the […]

2022/03/13Local Interest

Spring Forward Tonight – Daylight Savings Begins

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. The official time to set your clocks ahead 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, March 13, 2022 Set your clock to: 3:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2022/03/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Shooting

RCMP Media Release | On March 6, 2022, at approximately 12:20 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a shooting at a residence on Makaysees Drive on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. The initial investigation has determined that two occupants were inside a home when a known male showed up at the door. The suspect entered the […]

2022/03/10Local Interest

U15 Rural B Provincials – Swan Valley Wins Gold

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | U15 Rural B Provincials were a success!!! Eight teams came and enjoyed the hospitality that Swan River has to offer. Our local U15 came away from the round robin with 2 wins and 1 tie before challenging the Souris/Hartney team in the semi-finals. It was a close game with Swan […]

2022/03/10Local Interest

150 Sleds Participate in Bellsite Snowmobile Ride 2022

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | We had approximately 150 sleds participate in the 2020 Bellsite Snowmobile Ride on February 27, 2022. Well! I can tell you it was a different year for us for sure. We had to make some changes because of Covid-19 and associated rules. There was no poker cards or hands this […]

2022/03/07Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 14, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 14, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. The board discussed the changes in the February 14th Public Health Order. – 12-17 year old students no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or a Pharmacist Rapid Test to participate in extra-curricular activities. – […]

2022/03/06Local Interest

U15 Rural B Provincials Final Draw – March 4-5, 2022

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | The Swan Valley will be hosting the U15 Rural B Hockey Manitoba Provincials March 4-5/22 Click Here for Schedule

2022/03/03Local Interest

Perfect Day for Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Tammela Bobick The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association had an amazing turn out for our Vintage ride held on February 26,2022. We had 57 riders including people from Yorkton, Dauphin and The Pas. For lunch, we enjoyed hot dogs, hot chocolate, donuts and coffee at the shelter. There was also tons of prizes and […]

2022/03/02Local Interest

Ladies & Men’s Bonspiels – March 18, 19 & 20, 2022

Submitted by: Shelley Jersak | Swan River Ladies & Men’s Bonspiels – Joint Events March 18, 19 & 20, 2022 Ladies: 3 events – cash spiel Men’s: 3 events – prizes Cost $160.00/team Shoot to Win prizes – Ladies & Men’s Entry deadline March 12, 2022 Ladies entries call Darlene 204-281-2228 Men’s entries call Kelly […]

2022/02/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 18, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Lance Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, Delaurier, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works […]

2022/02/27Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Stabbing

RCMP Media Release | On February 22, 2022, at approximately 12:05 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a stabbing at a residence located in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. Officers arrived in the area and were advised of four male victims, three having been stabbed and one assaulted – aged 54, 30, 18, and 17 […]

2022/02/24Local Interest

Keeping the Valley Warm One Square at a Time

Submitted by: Mo Koetting | Blankets for Canada was started in 1998 in Lethbridge AB. The chapter started in November in Swan River is the first chapter in MB. It is an initiative that invites crafters to use up their small, left-over balls of yarn from projects they have done, by knitting or crocheting 10” […]

2022/02/24Local Interest