Category Archives: Local Interest

Covid Outbreaks at Swan Valley Hospital and Lodge

Province of Manitoba Media Release October 25, 2020 | Outbreaks have been declared at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River, and both sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the Pandemic Response System. Additional precautions are being taken at the health centre and visitor restrictions are [...]

2020/10/25Local Interest

Health District for Swan River Reports 1st Covid Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Health District comprised of the Town of Swan River has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 25, 2020 to show 1 active case.

2020/10/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 15, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Via video conference: Councillor Gray Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Dir. PW, D. [...]

2020/10/24Local Interest

Health District For Swan Valley Reports 2nd COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its second case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated [...]

2020/10/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 20, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 20, 2020 | Northwest Region The 2020 growing season was a challenge through most of the region, largely due to extended periods of spring insect pressure, strong winds, lack of precipitation, and dry soils post seeding. These crop impacts caused multiple reseeding efforts around Swan River [...]

2020/10/24Local Interest

Curling Season Ready To Start

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Looking for some recreation this winter? How about coming to the Swan River Community Centre and curling?? For Senior 50 plus curling ​please contact: Brian Cotton – 204-734-2698 – Email: cottonbridgefarm@gmail.com The Senior’s will commence curling on Wednesday – October 28, 2020. For Ladies curling please contact: Marilyn Peters – [...]

2020/10/22Local Interest

Spitfires Volleyball Club Hosts Fall Volleyball Camp

Submitted by: Kandace Hart The Spitfires Volleyball Club was excited to host former Olympic Women’s Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk this weekend at the Birch River School Gym for a Fall Volleyball Camp for high school age girls. There were 11 Junior Varsity (grades 9 & 10) and 10 Varsity (grades 11 & 12) players who [...]

2020/10/20Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 29, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 29th day of September, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, and S. Walmsley CAO: Patti Simpson Present by Electronic Communications: Councillor D. Wagner, [...]

2020/10/18Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 9, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at the Birch River Legion Hall in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as [...]

2020/10/17Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 28, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 28, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The board examined staffing and was made aware of the challenges of getting professional staff and bus drivers for the current year at SVSD. 2. The board discussed extracurricular sports at SVSD and will re-examine at the next [...]

2020/10/16Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 18, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of August, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley and W. Kolisnyk CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor D. [...]

2020/10/16Local Interest

PMH Flu Clinic Appointment Call Line Delays

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Prairie Mountain Health is currently experiencing high call volumes for its appointment-based flu shot clinics, which are not scheduled to begin until November. Phone lines are currently only open for flu clinic appointments for PMH North and South Sites. Brandon clinic appointments do not open until November 1st. We [...]

2020/10/15Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 13, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 13, 2020 | Northwest Region Weather conditions were steady this week allowing harvest operations to near completion throughout the Northwest region. There were a couple of nice warm days with temperatures near 20°C, but most days hovered around 10°C cooling to below zero overnight. The weekend [...]

2020/10/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 1, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, Friesen, Delaurier and Whyte in attendance in person. Councillor Gray attended via video conferencing Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, [...]

2020/10/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 6, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 6, 2020 | Northwest Region Weather conditions were variable this week in the Northwest Region. There were a couple of nice warm days with temperatures near 20°C, but also some cooler, cloudy days and some windy weather. There was frost and heavy dew most mornings that [...]

2020/10/09Local Interest

Strong Support for Cowan Take-Out Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | It was a Fall Supper like no other, for the Cowan Community Ladies on Sunday, September 27, 2020. After a long hiatus of no functions at the Community Centre due to Covid-19, the Cowan Ladies decided to try to bring some normalcy back by having a Covid friendly Fall Supper. [...]

2020/10/08Local Interest

Emergency Community Support Offered Through CSFV

Media Release: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is taking part in second round of Emergency Community Support Fund providing $30,000 in funding available in the Swan Valley for charities supporting COVID-19 response. Community Foundation of Swan Valley announced it will provide $30,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing [...]

2020/10/06Local Interest

Spitfires Volleyball Fall Camp – October 16 & 17, 2020

Submitted by: Kandace Hart | Spitfires Volleyball Fall Camp October 16 & 17, 2020 Birch River School COST $75 FEATURING: Mike Burchuk – Coached SHOCK (with Brenda Westwood) to 5 consecutive provincial titles and 5 medals at Nationals since 2010. – Inducted into 9 Halls of Fame in past 21 years. – Co-organized (with Larry [...]

2020/10/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 29, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 29, 2020 | Northwest Region Warm dry conditions for most of the week helped harvest move along efficiently. Last Monday saw daytime temperatures reach upper 20’s, with McCreary recorded at 28°C. The rest of the week saw nice harvest weather for the most part. Cool and [...]

2020/10/01Local Interest

Charge Laid in Death of Pine Creek First Nation Man

RCMP Media Update | Man charged with second degree murder in death of man from Pine Creek First Nation The RCMP investigation of the suspicious death on September 24, 2020, determined an ATV collision had not occurred on Provincial Road 489, where a deceased man was located. Dauphin RCMP Investigating Suspicious Death Police concluded the [...]

2020/09/30Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 14, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 14, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The board elected Gary Wowchuk as the new board chair and Bill Schaffer as the new vice-chair. Congratulations to both Gary and Bill. The board wanted to thank Laurie Evans for all of her work as board chair [...]

2020/09/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 25, 2020

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 25th day of August, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont (via phone at 7:52 pm) Tyler [...]

2020/09/26Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On September 24, 2020, at approximately 10:25 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 10, just south of Bowsman, Manitoba. A vehicle going north on Highway 10, collided head-on with a vehicle travelling south on Highway 10. The driver and sole occupant of the northbound vehicle, a [...]

2020/09/25Local Interest

Dauphin RCMP Investigating Suspicious Death

RCMP Media Release | On September 24, 2020, at 2:35 pm, Dauphin RCMP received a report of an all-terrain vehicle collision that occurred on Provincial Road 489, near Provincial Road 271 in the RM of Mountain. Officers attended and located a 35-year-old male, from Pine Creek First Nation, deceased on scene. The death is considered [...]

2020/09/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 22, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 22, 2020 | Northwest Region A cool start to the week followed by warm dry conditions allowed for good harvest progress in the Northwest region. Early in the week overnight temperatures dipped well below zero, resulting in heavy morning frost but daytime temperatures were close to [...]

2020/09/24Local Interest

Community Foundation Fall Grant Intake Now Open

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Fall Grant Intake is now open! Applications are being accepted from organizations who did not receive a grant during the Spring 2020 granting period. Projects must benefit primarily the people of the Swan Valley Community which includes the Town of Swan River and the towns and rural [...]

2020/09/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 11, 2020

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 11th day of August, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk FO/ACAO: James Webb Delegations: [...]

2020/09/20Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 18, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, Delaurier, Gray, Friesen and Whyte in attendance. Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Dir. PW D. Poole Via video conferencing: [...]

2020/09/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 28, 2020

Received September 10, 2020 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 28th day of July 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk ACAO/Finance Officer: [...]

2020/09/19Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 14, 2020

Received September 10, 2020 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 14th day of July 2020 at 7:14 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Tyler Kushniryk (via phone) Darryl Pierrepont [...]

2020/09/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 15, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 15, 2020 | Northwest Region A cool start to the week followed by warm dry conditions allowed for good harvest progress in the Northwest Region. While overnight temperatures dipped below zero, resulting in heavy morning dew, daytime temperatures reached 25○C. There were strong winds over the [...]

2020/09/18Local Interest

Prairie Mountain Health Lowered to Caution Level

ValleyBiz Story | Prairie Mountain Health Region will be lowered to the COVID-19 Caution/Yellow level effective Friday, September 18, 2020 . The change comes in in response to an improved situation in the region. Under the Caution/Yellow level masks are strongly recommended but not required and mask rules remain the same for schools. On school [...]

2020/09/17Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 4, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Friesen, Delaurier, Moriaux, Wintoniw, Gray and Whyte in attendance. Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Director PW Derek Poole, CFO T. Gnida, [...]

2020/09/17Local Interest

Cowan Covid Friendly Fall Supper – September 27, 2020

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Cowan Community Centre Covid Friendly Fall Supper Sept 27, 2020 Pickup Only/No Deliveries 5:00 – 7:00pm Suppers must be ordered in advance Order by Sep 23, 2020 Call 731-5100 The total number of meals available will be limited; therefore contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Supper cost is [...]

2020/09/15Local Interest

RCMP Seek Info: Suspects May Have Been in Swan Valley

RCMP Media Release | The Manitoba RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in gaining more information on the movements of three suspects arrested last month in Norway House. On August 6, 2020, at approximately 8:35 pm, Norway House RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle that had gone through the COVID-19 checkpoint in [...]

2020/09/14Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 24, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the August 24, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed the reopening of schools and different response plans that school divisions are working on due to Covid. This included looking at: a. The Divisional plan that was sent out on August 17 b. Looking at [...]

2020/09/13Local Interest

ACL Shows Appreciation for Direct Support Professionals

Submitted Story | Association for Community Living – Swan River is once again honored to embrace “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. September 6-12, 2020. Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are the bridge to meaningful lives of independence and community inclusion for thousands, providing the support and services that people living with an intellectual disability [...]

2020/09/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 8, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 8, 2020 | Northwest Region Weather this week made harvest operations a challenge in the Northwest region. There were several days of intermittent showers as well as cool overnight temperatures with heavy morning dew and then strong winds. Cold overnight temperatures also brought frost to many [...]

2020/09/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 12, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 a the Birch River Legion Hall in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque was [...]

2020/09/07Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 5, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of August, 2020 A.D. at 6:06 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor D. [...]

2020/09/05Local Interest

CFSV Accepting Applications for Education Scholarships

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is now accepting applications for the following education scholarships: Cherban Endowment Post-Secondary Scholarship – $1,525 “Jud” Scales Memorial Pharmacy Award – $500 Leach Animal Health Scholarships (2) – $1,225 each Please visit www.cfswanvalley.ca for applications, eligibility criteria & to contact Donna [...]

2020/09/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 1, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 1, 2020 | Northwest Region Despite a mix of weather conditions this week, some harvest progress was made in the Northwest region. Highest daytime temperature reaching 27°C across the region and dipping down into the single digit temperatures overnight, along with a couple of days with [...]

2020/09/02Local Interest

Julianna Moore Wins SVCU Virtual Talent Stage

Submitted Story | Swan Valley Credit Union (SVCU) made the decision to move our 2020 Talent Stage from a physical stage to a virtual one after COVID cancelled the Northwest Roundup and Parade this summer and despite the lack of personal contact it was very well received. Similar to past years we had 30 spots [...]

2020/09/01Local Interest

Peace and Healing Experienced at Labyrinth Grief Walk

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | The Kenville Labyrinth Grief Walk took place on a glorious Sunday afternoon in perfect weather. Ten people took part on August 23, 2020, which was about as many as could be accommodated without being crowded. It was explained that as the winding walk reached the outer perimeter walkers were invited [...]

2020/08/31Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 22, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at the Birch River Legion Hall in Birch River, MB Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as [...]

2020/08/30Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 21, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of July, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Additions to Agenda: [...]

2020/08/29Local Interest

CFSV Awards $40,000 in Emergency Support Grants

Submitted Story: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently awarded $40,000 in grants to 11 local charities and 2 national charities to support projects undertaken or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following Charities were awarded grants under the ECSF between May 19 and July 27, 2020: Canadian Mental Health Association Swan [...]

2020/08/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 25, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 25, 2020 | Northwest Region High daily temperatures through the week continued to advance the crop quickly in the Northwest region. Thundershowers and widespread rain on the weekend brought a halt to field operations. Amounts in the region ranged from 30 to 55mm through most of [...]

2020/08/26Local Interest

Health District for Swan Valley Reports 1st COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated [...]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Swan River Pool Expected to Re-Open January 2021

Town of Swan River Press Release | We have been diligently working on preparing for the much-needed work to the aquatic facility. A contract has been awarded and work will begin in early September. We anticipate re-opening to the public in January 2021. Further updates will be shared as they become available. Lance Jacobson – [...]

2020/08/24Local Interest