Category Archives: Local Interest

Bellsite Christmas Potluck Coffee House – Dec. 1, 2018

Submited by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite Annual Christmas Potluck & Coffee House Sat. December 1, 2018 Potluck 5pm Bring a dish or pay $10 Coffee house entertainment to follow. Regular Coffee house fees apply $3 per person or family $7.00 Silent auction and 50/50 available

2018/11/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Presents Cheque to Cancer Care

Submitted by: Swan Valley Consumers Co-op In October 2018, we asked you, our loyal customers to donate to our local Community Cancer Care Program at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre. The Swan Valley Co-op then matched the amount. We are proud to present a cheque for $1,333.90! We are proud to be part of [...]

2018/11/19Local Interest

Dauphin Accident Claims Life of Swan River Resident

RCMP Media Release At approximately 5:50 pm on November 18, 2018, Dauphin RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 5, just east of the junction of Provincial Road 274, located approximately 10 kilometres west of Dauphin. The investigation has determined that an eastbound vehicle, being driven by a 62-year-old female from [...]

2018/11/19Local Interest

The Royal Canadian Legion Birch River BR#48 Remembers

Comrade Boyd McLure and Comrade Peggy Davy Ring the Bells of Peace Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion BR#48 | The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #48 and the community of Birch River gathered on November 11, 2018 to remember. This annual Remembrance Day Service in Birch River is always well attended and we are thankful that [...]

2018/11/18Local Interest

Suites & Treats SVRSS Band Concert – December 12, 2018

Swan Valley Regional Bands present Suites & Treats Our annual Christmas Concert along with a fundraising bake sale. Wed. December 12, 2018 7:30 pm, SVRSS Cafeteria All proceeds in support of our spring Toronto & Niagara Falls performance tour.

2018/11/18Local Interest

School Zone Safety and Crosswalks

RCMP Media Release | The Swan River RCMP is reminding everyone to be safe in school zones. A number of close calls reported to local schools has promoted the need to educate pedestrians and drivers alike on the rules set out by The Highway Traffic Act which requires pedestrians to cross roadways by using and [...]

2018/11/17Local Interest

Minitonas Market Features Local Home Businesses

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | A great time was had by all at the Minitonas Market on November 10, 2018! Thank you to everyone that came out to support our local home businesses and to everyone who contributed to our silver collection for our veterans.

2018/11/17Local Interest

Generous Donation Results in Agriculture Grants

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Agriculture has established two new grant programs totalling $900,000 to support agricultural and economic development, following a generous gift from the estate of Alexander Cherban, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “We are deeply touched by Mr. Cherban’s unwavering support for the agriculture industry in his community and [...]

2018/11/17Local Interest

Pine River Hosts Special Remembrance Day Fall Supper

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | This year the Pine River Fall Supper was held on Remembrance Day therefore before the supper started there was a tribute to those who served and continue to serve in the military. There was a guest of honour present and special thanks were given to Mr. Anthony (Tony) Baschak as [...]

2018/11/16Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 12, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 12, 2018 Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board met with the local MLA Rick Wowchuk to discuss a variety of educational issues. Good discussion. The Board thanked Mr. Wowchuk for taking the time to meet with the Board and his willingness to advocate on [...]

2018/11/15Local Interest

Annual NDP Christmas Supper – December 9, 2018

Submitted by: Judy Kostyshyn | Swan River NDP Christmas Supper Sun. December 9, 2018 Swan Valley Museum Socializing 5:00 p.m. Supper 6:00 p.m. $15/per person Silent Auction. Carolling. Everyone is Welcome!

2018/11/14Local Interest

Dancing the Night Away At Lenswood Harvest Windup

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Community Hall was rocking to the beat of Ken Thompson and Brittany Moore on Saturday night November 10, 2018 at the annual Harvest Windup. A happy crowd of all ages socialized and danced the night away. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and especially the [...]

2018/11/14Local Interest

Family Turkey Bingo – December 7, 2018

Submitted by: Becky Schullman | Family Turkey Bingo In support of the Birch River Pool December 7, 2018 7:00 pm Birch River Legion Hall Bingo will be played on the old bingo cards so make sure to bring along your own Bingo chips. * 25 cent Bingo cards * 2 FREE kids only Bingo games [...]

2018/11/14Local Interest

Taking Up the Torch in Remembrance

“Take up our quarrel with the foe: to you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.” – In Flanders Fields ValleyBiz Story | Taking up the torch was the theme of the Remembrance Day service in Swan River on November 11, 2018. The day of remembrance began with a [...]

2018/11/13Local Interest

Celebration of Philanthropy at Community Foundation Gala

Submitted by: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their 4th Annual Cultural Gala on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the War Veterans Community Hall in Swan River. “Here in the Swan Valley, volunteerism and philanthropy is at the core of who we are.” said Lorne Henkelman, [...]

2018/11/13Local Interest

Rotary Raises Over $13,000 for Community Initiatives

Submitted by: Scott Swaiko | The Swan Valley Rotary Club held its annual radio auction on Thursday November 8, 2018. Local businesses donated 135 items which were auctioned off, raising over $13,000. The funds will be used to support Swan Valley community initiatives such as the Healthy Choices/Warn Lunch Program at ESRSS, the Animal Protection [...]

2018/11/12Local Interest

$450,000 CFSV Endowment from Cherban Brothers Estate

Pictured above: Hon. Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Manitoba with Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, Community Foundation of Swan Valley Board Members and Herb and Bernice Bohnhardt. Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Manitoba, attended the Community Foundation [...]

2018/11/12Local Interest

“A Christmas Afternoon” Christmas Music – Dec. 9, 2018

Submitted by: Kathy Fisher | A Christmas Afternoon @ The Harley House Sun. December 9, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Come and enjoy Christmas music featuring Ukuleles and Piano Indulge in Apple Cider, cookies, and socializing Everyone Welcome!

2018/11/11Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 26, 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 26th day of October, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is for: New Council Members to be appointed to their committees To appoint a Deputy [...]

2018/11/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 31, 2018

Minutes of the Inaugural Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Arnie Pedersen 6 – CAO [...]

2018/11/11Local Interest

Musical Christmas Concert – November 25, 2018

Submitted by: Darlene McKibben | Just for Joy Singers One Holy Night Musical Christmas Concert Sun. November 25, 2018 2:30 pm Temple Baptist Church With special musical guests Silver collection at the door

2018/11/10Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 23, 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 23rd day of October 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick David Minish Terry Neely CAO: Deidre Bilyk Absent with Prior Notice: Irwin [...]

2018/11/10Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 19, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 19th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain council chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque [...]

2018/11/10Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 16, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of October, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: Additions to [...]

2018/11/10Local Interest

Close to 400 Served at Minitonas United Church Fall Supper

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church Minitonas Knox United Church served close to 400 guests during their annual fall supper on November 4, 2018. Thank you to all who attended. Even with long lineup was long at times, everything progressed smoothly and quickly and it was not long before everyone had a chance to enjoy [...]

2018/11/09Local Interest

CBF Grade 5/6 Class Soars to New Heights

Pictured above: Kevin Thome in cockpit with Dr. Andy Maxwell Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler Community Bible Fellowship Christian School values hands on experiences for all students and seeks opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. This fall has provided great opportunity to take advantage of that, despite working around the crazy, fall weather. The Gr.5/6 [...]

2018/11/09Local Interest

Dauphin MRI Exams Expected to Begin in December 2018

​​Pictured above: The MRI Unit is now contained inside the recently constructed building addition, which is connected to Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Prairie Mountain Health Release | The MRI Unit was successfully delivered to Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC) on Monday, October 22, 2018. Crews from Winnipeg transported a majority of the MRI equipment, including [...]

2018/11/09Local Interest

Birch River German Supper a Huge Success

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Birch River Northern Neighbors would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our special German Supper. Lots of German dishes and Desserts were enjoyed.Everything looked good and tasted GREAT. Also a BIG Thank You to everyone that helped out to make our supper a Huge Success.

2018/11/08Local Interest

Healthy Nutrition Discussed at Vegetarian Cooking Class

Submitted by: Donna Leming Monday, October 29,2018 was the last vegetarian cooking class for 2018 held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 13 people attended with 9 new participants interested to learn more about vegetarian cooking. Demonstrations were given by Linda McCullough and Donna Leming. Recipes and food samples of Quinoa Chili and Vegan Egg Foo [...]

2018/11/08Local Interest

New Crafters and Returning Favorites at Calico Corners

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher Our 39th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale held on November 2, 2018 was well attended and enjoyed by all. Just enough chill in the air to get everyone in the festive mood. It was wonderful to see the new crafters attend and we all look forward to our yearly favorites to [...]

2018/11/07Local Interest

Christmas Baking Project Funds Local Projects

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | Swan River Royal Purple Elks #185 are preparing to again help you stock up on homemade sweet treats in time for Christmas. Our Christmas Baking project has been one of our major fundraisers for about 15 years and has provided funds to initiate and contribute to community projects such as [...]

2018/11/07Local Interest

The Bible, Source of Truth Seminar – Nov 16/17/18, 2018

Submitted by: David Ogram | The Bible, The Source of All Truth Seminar Nov 16/17/18, 2018 7:00 pm Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Have you ever wondered what truth is and where you can find it? Many people are searching for it in science, Christianity, other world religions, the education system and various other places. [...]

2018/11/07Local Interest

Shavin’ For the Brave Raises $5,300 for Cancer Care

Submitted by: Rachel Puchailo | Shavin’ for the Brave in the Valley is a fundraiser that Sharlyn Ricketts and Rachel Puchailo started to raise money for the Swan River Cancer Care. Pledges were collected and Sharlyn and Rachel shaved their heads following a Beef on a Bun Luncheon on November 4, 2018. The event was [...]

2018/11/06Local Interest

Wear a Poppy – Share a Poppy – Remember

ValleyBiz Story | Each year, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. This year Royal Canadian Legion has launched a new Digital Poppy Campaign – another way to honor veterans in the digital age. “Every year, The Royal Canadian Legion conducts the Poppy [...]

2018/11/06Local Interest

Stage Players Donate $5,000 to Veterans Community Hall

Pictured above: Rachel Puchailo – President of the Valley Stage Players, Lana Graham – Manager/Caretaker of the Veterans Community Hall, Denis Beaudoin – Performance Director ValleyBiz Story | On October 31, 2018 the Valley Stage Players donated $5,000 to the Veterans Community Hall. The funds represent proceeds from their spring 2018 dinner theatre performance of [...]

2018/11/05Local Interest

CANCELLED Community Christmas Party

Submitted by: Jennifer Patterson | Taylor School PAC Community Christmas Party Sat. December 8, 2018 5:00 pm Doors Open 6:30 pm Dinner You are invited to the biggest and best Christmas Party of the season! The Taylor School Parent Advisory Council is throwing a Community Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8 and you don’t want [...]

2018/11/05Local Interest

Celebrating Medical Radiation Technologist Week in Canada

Submitted Story | Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) across Canada will be celebrated for their work during Medical Radiation Technologist Week November 4-10, 2018. These nationally certified technologists are committed to delivering compassionate care to patients, while delivering critical “high-tech” services to physicians and other healthcare professionals. MRTs deliver essential care through the use of technology [...]

2018/11/05Local Interest

Birch River Remembrance Day – November 11, 2018

Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion BR#48 – Birch River Remembrance Day Service 10:45 am – November 11th At the going down of the sun (approximately 4:45) we will also be meeting at the Roman Catholic Church on Victoria Avenue in Birch River. To Commemorate the signing of the Armistice – 100 years ago to End [...]

2018/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 29, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 29, 2018 Special Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board had its Inaugural Meeting last night. The Chair of the Board for the coming year will be Trustee Laurie Evans. The Vice-Chair will be Trustee Gary Wowchuk. Congratulations to both for accepting this [...]

2018/11/04Local Interest

Canadian Ranger Patrol Moving Forward in Swan Valley

Submitted by: Master Corporal Linda Lobster On 15 October 2018 the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Manitoba Canadian Ranger Company gave an open Community Briefing to Swan River as they will be moving forward with opening a Canadian Ranger Patrol in the community. Approximately 30 members from the community came out for the community briefings [...]

2018/11/04Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 4, 2018

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 4, 2018 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 4, 2018 Set your clock to: 1:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in [...]

2018/11/03Local Interest

Information Provided on Legacy and Estate Planning

Submitted by: Aleksandra (Ola) Luczkanin-Hunter On October 18, 2018 experts from RBC Royal Bank, Dominion Securities and Oakes Law Office held a Legacy and Estate Planning presentation discussing the foundations of creating a will, the importance of planning for the unexpected and what it means for loved ones. Estate and Legacy planning comes with making [...]

2018/11/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 29, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 29, 2018 | Northwest Region Good fall weather continued which allowed producers to progress with harvest this past week throughout the region. The 2018 harvest is basically complete with the exception of some later seeded or reseeded canola fields. The good weather has allowed for headway [...]

2018/11/03Local Interest

2019 Budget Round Table Discussion – November 9, 2018

Submitted by: Swan River Constituency Office of MLA Rick Wowchuk | Round Table Discussion November 9, 2018 2:00pm to 4:00pm Westwood Inn, Swan River Choices facing Manitobans as we prepare budget 2019. The meeting will begin with an overview of the province’s fiscal climate and how we spend Manitobans’ tax dollars. We will also discuss [...]

2018/11/02Local Interest

Delicious Supper at Youth Travel Club Fundraiser

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch Thank you to the 66 people who came out to the Westwood Inn and enjoyed a great steak supper! The Swan Valley Youth Travel Club appreciates your support. The food was delicious. Thank you to the staff at the Westwood Inn. Congratulations to Hannah Kitch on winning the Halloween Candy Bouquet. [...]

2018/11/02Local Interest

Credit Union Disability Seminar – November 8, 2018

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons Swan Valley Credit Union Annual Seminar November 8, 2018 at 7pm Westwood Inn & Hotel 473 Westwood Road Explore the benefits and resources available to Manitobans living with a disability. Please RSVP by calling 204.734.7828 no later than November 6, 2018. This year’s guest speakers are: Justin Boonen, MBA, CFP, CIM, [...]

2018/11/02Local Interest

Family Friendly Fun At Spooktober-Fest Haunted House

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) 6th Anniversary Spooktober- Fest Haunted House! It was a fabulous event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. Over 1575 visitors attended the Spooktober-Fest at the SV Historical Museum, running for three nights, October 26, [...]

2018/11/02Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Windup – November 10, 2018

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Harvest Windup Lenswood Community Hall November 10, 2018 9:00 pm – 1:00 am Music by Ken Thompson & Brittany Moore Tickets $12.00 Midnight lunch For info call Lori 236-4336

2018/11/01Local Interest

Cozy Afternoon at Minitonas Knox United Church Tea

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church The basement at Minitonas Knox United Church was bustling on October 20, 2018 as the ladies and youth prepared for the fall tea. The guests arrived and the room filled with the sound of happy chatter and laughter as people snapped up favorites from the bake table and carefully [...]

2018/10/31Local Interest

SV Outdoor Association Hosts Soldout Banquet

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | A soldout crowd attended the 2nd Annual Swan Valley Outdoors Assoc. banquet and auction on October 20, 2018. Guests were greeted at the hall with an array of raffles and auction items. Staff from Johnny’s Catering served various appetizers to arriving guests as they visited the raffle stations and placed [...]

2018/10/30Local Interest