Category Archives: Local Interest

Town of Swan River and CUPE Local 851 Negotiations

Town of Swan River Media Release | Out of respect for the process and everyone involved the Town will not be bargaining in the media, but as a result of certain coverage to this point feels obliged to make a brief statement. The reality is that there have been and remain many proposals from both [...]

2018/10/23Local Interest

Maple Bus Lines to Provide Bus Service to Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | Maple Bus Lines announced October 18, 2018 the commencement of its freight service to Swan River. The company’s service fills the gap left when Greyhound ceased operations in October 2018. Monday to Friday passenger service for Swan River is scheduled to begin November 1, 2018. Departure Time from Swan River to Dauphin [...]

2018/10/22Local Interest

Co-op Donates $3,000 for Cheetahs Gymnastics Equipment

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Consumers Co-op presented a cheque in the amount of $3,000 to the Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics Club on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The donation will be used toward the purchase of new gymnastics equipment. The new equipment will increase the practice time available for each student, will replace aging [...]

2018/10/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 16, 2018

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 16th day of October, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is for discussion of the following: – Legal Matters – Employee Matters Present: Reeve: William [...]

2018/10/21Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages Christmas Sale – Nov 15/16/17, 2018

Submitted by: Karen Peters | Ten Thousand Villages Christmas Sale Nov. 15, 2018 10am – 7pm Nov. 16, 2018 10am – 7pm Nov. 17, 2018 10am – 5pm Swan Valley Super 8 115 Kelsey Trail Swan River

2018/10/21Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 9, 2018

Amended Version Received October 22, 2018 Regular 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 9th day of October 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Terry [...]

2018/10/21Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 2, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of October, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley, G. Bartel & L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 8:00pm – [...]

2018/10/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 5, 2018

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 5th day of October, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is for discussion of the following: Employee Matters Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha [...]

2018/10/20Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 2, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.  Mayor McKenzie was absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.434 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded [...]

2018/10/20Local Interest

Trinity Lutheran Church Tea/Bakesale – November 17, 2018

Submitted by: Renate Wille Trinity Lutheran Church Tea and Bakesale November 17, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Stop by and enjoy the friendly and festive atmosphere.

2018/10/19Local Interest

A Helping Hand for Furry Friend from CBF Grade 7/8 Class

Submitted by: Sherry Martin When you need big time help at the Swan Valley Animal Protection League shelter, who you gonna call?? Mrs. Basso’s Grade 7 & 8 kids from the CBF school, that’s who! These guys came out on October 16, 2018 to tackle the huge job of cleaning up the leaves in and [...]

2018/10/18Local Interest

Spooktober Fest Haunted House – October 26/27/29, 2018

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro SPOOKTOBER FEST Haunted House Fri. October 26, 2018 Sat. October 27, 2018 Mon. October 29, 2018 Swan Valley Historical Museum – Hwy #10 North 5pm – 9pm ALL WELCOME Not So Scary $2 Scary $5 Free Face Painting Sponsored by Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Proceeds to SVCTC Youth Initiative [...]

2018/10/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 15, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 15, 2018 | Northwest Region There was minimal progress with harvest in the Northwest Region this past week due to continued cool wet weather. Daytime temperatures were down into the single digits with nighttime temperatures dropping well below zero throughout the entire region. Precipitation amounts were [...]

2018/10/17Local Interest

Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar – November 2, 2018

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar Veterans Community Hall Fri. November 2, 2018 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lunch Served 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Lunch Home made borscht and cabbage roll soup Perogies Desserts – Pie – Muffins – Fresh Cinnamon Buns Tea – Coffee – Juice Great display [...]

2018/10/16Local Interest

Benito Auxiliary Tea & Bake Sale – October 20, 2018

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Benito Women’s Auxiliary Tea and Bake Sale Sat. October 20, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall On the menu will be an assortment of warm cobblers, coffee/tea and assorted bake items at our bake table. 50/50 draw and door prize will be announced at 3:15 pm. See [...]

2018/10/16Local Interest

Celebrating Local Businesses & Organizations on ValleyBiz

ValleyBiz Announcement | The Swan Valley has many unique and wonderful businesses/organizations that are essential for the ongoing sustainability of our community. Local organizations provide valuable services and support local activities. Many of these organizations also have a ValleyBiz Directory listing which helps us continue to provide this service to the community. ValleyBiz is excited [...]

2018/10/16Local Interest

CANCELLED Play-a-Thon and Pie Social – November 3, 2018

Submitted by: SVRSS Tour Band | Play-a-Thon and Pie Social Sat. November 3, 2018 1:00 – 4:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria 200 minutes of non-stop music ALL STYLES: Jazz, classical, pop, rock, oldies Brought to you by the SVRSS music groups Join us for a song, or for the afternoon. Pie and coffee served $5.00 All [...]

2018/10/15Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 9, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 9, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent informed the Board that contact had been made with all universities looking for current as well as potential future teachers. We have had some local applicants that have degrees in the area of [...]

2018/10/14Local Interest

Legacy and Estate Planning – October 18, 2018

Submitted by: RBC Legacy & Estate Planning Thurs. October 18, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Super 8 Hotel Meeting Room 115 Kelsey Trail Swan River, MB RSVP by October 16 You are invited to an exclusive event brought to you by people that are here to provide you an outlook on what matters to [...]

2018/10/14Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 26, 2018

Minutes of the regular meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – [...]

2018/10/13Local Interest

Co-op Issues Statement Regarding Gas Leak at Food Store

Swan Valley Consumers Co-op Official Statement | At shortly before 4 pm today Swan Valley Co-op Food Store experienced a gas leak due to an unforeseen incident. Our team immediately initiated our emergency response plan which included the following. 1. The Swan River Fire Dept. was called and the gas supply was terminated. During their [...]

2018/10/13Local Interest

Canadian Ranger Patrol Meeting – October 15/16, 2018

Submitted by: Warrant Officer Rob Hillman | Canadian Ranger Patrol Veterans Community Hall 7:00 pm Community Briefing October 15, 2018 Application Intake October 16, 2018 In order to become a Canadian Ranger you must meet the following criteria: – You must be 18 years old – You must by physically and mentally capable of carrying [...]

2018/10/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 9, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 9, 2018 | Northwest Region Harvest was stalled this week in many parts of the Northwest Region due to rain and snow. Daytime temperatures were down into the single digits with nighttime temperatures dropping well below zero throughout the entire region. Rain and snow accumulations were [...]

2018/10/13Local Interest

Youth Travel Club Steak Supper – October 30, 2018

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch | Swan Valley Youth Travel Club Steak Supper Fundraiser Tues. October 30, 2018 6:00 pm Westwood Inn Banquet Room Tickets $25 Steak, Baked Potato, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread Beverages available for purchase. Contact Rhonda at 204-734-0789 for tickets. Deadline to buy tickets is October 23, 2018.

2018/10/12Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Fall Supper – November 4, 2018

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Supper Minitonas Community Hall Sun. November 4, 2018 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults: $15; 6-12 – $6; 5 and under – Free Take out meals: 204-281-3332

2018/10/12Local Interest

Swan Healthcare Plus Pharmacy Grand Re-Opening

Submitted by: Brittney Suchoplas After recent renovations and amalgamating with Whites Drug Store, a successful grand re-opening was held at Swan Healthcare Plus Pharmacy. On October 4th and 5th, 2018 customers and patients were invited to enjoy coffee and donuts. Many came to see the official ribbon cutting, seen pictured above. (left to right: Abbey [...]

2018/10/12Local Interest

Craft Fair & Sale – October 13, 2018

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Craft Fair & Sale Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Sat. October 13, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Lots of Crafts & Gift Ideas Galore! Everyone Welcome! ~Luncheon~ Knitting, sewing, soaps, barn board, baking, mustards, teas, wreathes, blankets, scarves, jewelry.

2018/10/11Local Interest

Birch River Octoberfest Supper – November 4, 2018

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton Octoberfest Supper Sun. November 4, 2018 5:00 pm Lots of GERMAN Cuisine Birch River Senior Centre Adults: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 For more info contact: Georgina 236-4676 Ray 236-4309 Birch River Northern Neighbors

2018/10/11Local Interest

Coop Showcases New NH3 Facility at Open House

On October 3, 2018, Swan Valley Co-Op hosted an open house at their new anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer storage facility at its Benito Ag Site. The facility stores approximately 800 metric tons of NH3 and features 9 vessels, each holding approximately 43,000 gallons. There are 2 filling stations for wagons or field delivery tanks on [...]

2018/10/11Local Interest

Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea – October 20, 2018

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea Sat. October 20, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tea/coffee and pie – $5.00 Bake table and surprise baskets. Everyone welcome.

2018/10/11Local Interest

Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Pictures submitted by: Tanya Powell On October 4, 2018 family members were supported by members of the community as they gathered at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre to honour and remember over 1200 Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. The gathering began with opening prayers and personal stories of loss followed by a short video. Participants [...]

2018/10/10Local Interest

Birch River Craft Fair & Tea – October 27, 2018

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | BIRCH RIVER Craft Fair & Tea Sat. October 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Birch River Legion Hall Hosted by: Northern Neighbors Senior Citizens Club Tables available: home baking, jams& jellies, homemade soaps, cards, pictures, jewellery, knitting, honey, cards & calendars, books, Christmas ornaments, plus lots more. Lunch served: [...]

2018/10/10Local Interest

Cooking Classes Focus on Benefits of Vegetarian Diet

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2018 fifteen people were present at the first of 2 vegetarian cooking classes being held this month at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. For some of the people present, the class was a continuation of the Diabetes Undone Program that was held in the [...]

2018/10/10Local Interest

Swan Valley West Appoints New Senior Election Official

Swan Valley West Media Release | The Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West has released a statement that effective October 9,2018 Pat Ellingson is no longer the appointed SEO [Senior Election Official] for the municipality and effective October 9,2018 the appointed SEO for the municipality is Shirley Bateman.

2018/10/10Local Interest

Coop Presents $2,566.70 to Taylor School Playground

ValleyBiz Story | On Thursday October 4, 2018 the Swan Valley Consumer’s Co-op (Co-op) presented a cheque in the amount of $2,566.70 to the Taylor School PAC Playground Committee. The cheque represents $2,266.70 in proceeds from Fuel Good Day on September 18, 2018 where 10 cents was donated from every litre of pump gas sold [...]

2018/10/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Outdoors Assoc. Banquet – October 20, 2018

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | 2nd Annual Swan Valley Outdoors Association Banquet and Auction Sat. October 20, 2018 Doors open 5:30 p.m. Viewing of Auction and Raffle items. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

2018/10/09Local Interest

Square Dance Season Off to a “Rockin’” Start!

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Almost a dozen new dancers joined the Swan Valley Hoedowners for their inaugural dance of the season at the Swan River Senior Centre on October 3, 2018. Caller Linda Gilchrist kept the evening rolling with fun dancing activities and lively music. The dancers enjoyed learning some beginning square dance moves [...]

2018/10/09Local Interest

Shavin’ for the Brave / Beef on a Bun – November 4, 2018

Submitted by: Rachel Puchailo Shavin’ for the Brave in the Valley Elks Hall November 4, 2018 Starting at 11 am Beef on a Bun, Drink & Salad $7 Following the lunch, Sharlyn and Rachel will shave their heads. Penny Auction, Amazing Prizes Shavin’ for the Brave in the Valley is a fundraiser that Sharlyn Ricketts [...]

2018/10/08Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 18, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of September, 2018 A.D. at 7:15 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley, G. Bartel & L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 8:30pm – Minitonas [...]

2018/10/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 18, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Jacobson, Friesen, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present. Councillor Whyte was absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.417 Moved By: Jason Sakal Seconded By: Phylis [...]

2018/10/06Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 1, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 1, 2018 | Northwest Region Harvest took place throughout the region in between intermittent localized rain and snow showers, with operations underway again over the weekend. Cool temperatures with frost and heavy dew have also impacted harvest completion. Daytime temperatures were down into the low teens [...]

2018/10/06Local Interest

Pine River Fall Supper – November 11, 2018

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Community Centre Fall Supper Sun. November 11, 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Advanced tickets only! The delicious supper menu consists of chicken, ham, roasted potatoes and carrots, roasted beets, creamed beet leaf buns, caesar salad, an assortment of desserts and beverages. They will be selling tickets for [...]

2018/10/05Local Interest

Homemade Feast Enjoyed at Cowan Fall Supper

Submitted by:Rose Kovachik | The skies may have been gloomy with just a peek of sunshine and it may have been chilly outside, but inside of the Cowan Community Centre on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept 30th, 2018 there was a bustle of activity. The Cowan ladies and a few gentlemen, were slicing, dicing and [...]

2018/10/05Local Interest

Exchange Group Explores Swan Valley with Their Twins

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | There are 21 students from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School who are participating in an Experiences Canada Exchange with 21 other students from Elgin, Ontario. Each Swan River student gets matched with a student from Elgin and they are considered “twins” during the exchange. Elgin is a small rural [...]

2018/10/04Local Interest

Tripple P – Positive Parenting: November 3 & 17, 2018

Group Triple P Takes the guesswork out of raising kids aged 0-10! The Fall 2018 positive parenting course stars … November 3, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm November 17, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Ecole Swan River South School 1015 2nd St. S, Swan River Telephone Sessions will be the week of November [...]

2018/10/04Local Interest

Great Compliments for Durban Fall Supper

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn We had our Fall Supper this past weekend on September 30, 2018 and with the two days of sunny and beautiful weather we still had a great turnout. With the farmers busy out in the fields taking their crops off, we had a great number of take outs. Thanks for their [...]

2018/10/04Local Interest

Guiding Good Choices: Oct. 18 & 25, Nov. 1, 8 & 9, 2018

Guiding Good Choices Parenting Workshop THURSDAYS: October 18th, 25th November 1st, 8th, 22nd Dinner: 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Sessions: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Children age 9-14 attend with their parent(s) on November 1st) Location: Ecole Swan River South School 1015 2nd Street South, Swan River FREE Childcare, Supper, Materials Are you raising a child age [...]

2018/10/03Local Interest

An Elegant Experience that Makes A Difference

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is set once again to dazzle guests at their annual Cultural Gala. Now in its 4th year, the Gala has become known for its stunning decorations, fantastic food, superb service and spectacular entertainment. The Cultural Gala is a great opportunity to [...]

2018/10/03Local Interest

MMIW Luncheon and Walk – October 4, 2018

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Luncheon & Walk October 4, 2018 11:00 am Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Everyone is welcome to attend to Honour the over 1200 Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. 11:00 am Opening prayers and story sharing followed by a short video to honour Missing [...]

2018/10/02Local Interest

Big Daddy Tazz Delights Audience with Heartfelt Message

Submitted by: Rod Seib | Approximately 200 people came out to hear Big Daddy Tazz speak at the Veterans Community Hall in Swan River, Friday, September 28, 2018. The event, hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association Swan Valley Branch, aimed to communicate important messages about mental illness and mental health. Tazz spoke for over [...]

2018/10/02Local Interest