Category Archives: Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – 2021 Seasonal Summary

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture 2021 Seasonal Summary October 13, 2021 | Northwest Region Spring seeding saw dry conditions, especially on the southeast side of the region, while some of the western and Swan Valley areas saw adequate seedbed moisture due to snowmelt. Cool soil temperatures, dry soil conditions, a late May […]

2021/10/25Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 13, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 28, 2021 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. Congratulations to Gary Wowchuk and Bill Schaffer. Gary was elected to serve a second term as Board Chair, and Bill was elected to serve a second term as Board Vice-Chair. 2. The Board discussed the progress […]

2021/10/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 14, 2021

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 14 day of September, 2021 at 7:00 pm Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk (via conference call) Bill Gade CAO: James Webb […]

2021/10/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 21, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, and Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, (Absent – […]

2021/10/23Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 21, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Wilmer Malcom was absent without notice. Councillor Connie Forbes was […]

2021/10/23Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 22, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets Hold Open House

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 the Support Committee of 519 Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets held an open house at the Swan Valley Museum. The purpose of the evening was to invite interested community members to get involved with the Squadron either in a volunteer of staff role. This […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 21st, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on October 14th and 15th in Grade 12 when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/21Local Interest

Swan River Covid-19 Walk In Vaccine Clinic – Oct 26, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. October 26, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Everyone is Welcome Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer: Anyone born on or before Dec 31, 2009 Moderna: 18 years and up 2nd dose eligibility: […]

2021/10/21Local Interest

SVCTC Halloween Family Event a Smashing Success

Submitted by: Swan Valley Communities That Care We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Halloween Family Event on October 16th. It was an amazing event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. There was an outstanding attendance at the Halloween Event at the SV Historical Museum. […]

2021/10/20Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On Oct 18th, 2021, Bowsman School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/19Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 7, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at the RM o Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, and Connie Forbes. Councillor Wyatt and Pedersen were absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny […]

2021/10/16Local Interest

Friendly Faces at Cowan Take-Out Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Like the prior year, it was a quiet Fall Supper for the Cowan Community Ladies on Sunday, October 3, 2021. After another long hiatus of no functions at the Community Centre due to Covid-19, the Cowan Ladies decided to once again try to bring some normalcy back by having a Covid […]

2021/10/14Local Interest

Community Outreach Open House – October 19, 2021

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | Community Outreach Open House Hosted by Squadron Support Committee of 519 Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets Swan Valley Museum Highway 10 Tues. October 19, 2021 7:00 pm -8:30 pm The Community Outreach Open House will provide information on roles and needs for Adults to support this valuable youth program. […]

2021/10/12Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On Oct 11th, 2021, the ESRSS was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/12Local Interest

Free Youth Snowmobile Safety Course – November 6, 2021

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | FREE Snowmobile Safety Course for Youth 18 & Under November 6, 2021 10am – 2pm Westwood Inn Conference Room Lunch will be provided Deadline to register October 18 Offered by: Swan Valley Snowmobile Club and North Mountain Riders For more info: Les Rolsky 204-223-2209 Bert Sutherland 204-734-0184

2021/10/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 5, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 5, 2021 | Northwest Region Continued warm, dry weather has helped harvest move towards completion. Minimal precipitation fell in the areas of Laurier and Ste. Rose, while the rest of the region saw no rain. Some areas experienced light frosts for a couple of mornings with […]

2021/10/09Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at SVRSS

Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Notification | On October 8th, 2021, the SVRSS was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on […]

2021/10/08Local Interest

Swan River Covid-19 Walk In Vaccine Clinic – Oct 12, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. October 12, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Everyone is Welcome Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer: Anyone born on or before Dec 31, 2009 Moderna: 18 years and up 2nd dose eligibility: […]

2021/10/08Local Interest

SVCTC: A Halloween Family Event – October 16, 2021

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities that Care presents A Halloween Family Event Sat. October 16, 2021 4pm – 9pm Swan Valley Historical Museum Grounds Highway #10 North Outdoor event, rain or shine Admission $5 per car or $2 for individuals. This is an event for every age. The event will include: – […]

2021/10/07Local Interest

Many in Attendance for Truth & Reconciliation Walk

Submitted by: Tanya Powell A walk to commemorate the legacy of those affected by residential schools was held in Swan River on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thursday September 30, 2021. The day was perfect with so many in attendance. The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre would like to say a huge thanks to […]

2021/10/06Local Interest

At Least One Confirmed COVID-19 Case at SVRSS

Notification From Manitoba Health & Senior Care | Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on September 23rd and 24th 2021 in grade 9 and 10 when the individual(s) may have been infectious. The school is working closely with public health officials and is following […]

2021/10/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 28, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 28, 2021 | Northwest Region Another week of no precipitation and good weather allowed harvest to progress nicely across the region. However, the lack of precipitation continues to deplete soil moisture conditions and water sources. Some post harvest fieldwork has been done; however, some are holding […]

2021/10/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Athletes Playing University Soccer

Left to Right: Morgan Terry, Kristen Bender, Sean Kirkpatrick, Ireland Staples, Sierra Makasoff, Josie Black Submitted by: Lise Fraser | There are seven graduated students athletes from the Swan Valley Regional soccer program currently playing in the Manitoba Collegiate University league. At Assiniboine Community College: Hailey Burghart. Brandon University: Kristen Bender, Morgan Terry, Josie Black, […]

2021/09/29Local 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