Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Break-in at Post Office

RCMP Media Release | On January 23, 2021, at approximately 11:50 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a break-in at the Kenville Post Office in Kenville, Manitoba. Several parcels had been ripped open and items were taken. Police would like to speak with individuals who have items missing or whose mail was gone [...]

2021/01/25Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 11, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the January 11, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. Agenda topics were discussed for the upcoming Board Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with Budget Feedback being one of them. The Board mentioned that the budget this year will be extremely challenging given many factors. Also, [...]

2021/01/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 27, 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 27th day of October, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk (Via phone) Darryl Pierrepont Admin: Donna [...]

2021/01/16Local Interest

SVSD Schools and Buildings Closed January 14, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Notice | Due to the freezing rain we received this evening, the extremely icy conditions of all the roads and the fact they will most likely not be better in the morning, Swan Valley School Division is closing all schools and school division buildings for January 14, 2021. All classes including [...]

2021/01/13Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fatal Structure Fire

RCMP Media Report | On January 10, 2021, at 12:40 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence in the hamlet of Renwer, located approximately 15 kilometres east of Minitonas. Once the fire was brought under control and extinguished, firefighters entered the structure and located unidentified human remains. [...]

2021/01/11Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – December 14, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the December 14, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. Nicole Bobick, SVTA President and Teacher of the Westman Consortia in which SVSD is a member of, presented to the Board. 2. The Board examined Policy 6: Trustee Code of Conduct. In the fall, the Board revised this [...]

2021/01/11Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 17, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held at the Minitonas Town Hall in Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of November, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, D. Wagner, L. Hutman, C. Densen, and S. Walmsley CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor [...]

2021/01/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 9, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 via zoom. 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 secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also present. [...]

2021/01/05Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 1, 2020

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

2020/12/31Local Interest

RCMP Respond To Pine Creek Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatality

RCMP Media Release | On December 27, 2020, at 8:12 pm, officers from the Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on Pine Creek First Nation. Officers attended the collision and located the victim, a 40-year-old male from Pine Creek First Nation, just off the roadway and unresponsive. The victim [...]

2020/12/28Local Interest

33 Families Helped by Christmas Cheer Board

Submitted by: Carli Ulmann, Christmas Cheer Board | While Covid made things different this year, the Christmas Cheer Board was able to spread some cheer this Christmas season. It was a much smaller operation ran out of the Swan Valley Crisis Centre, but 33 families were helped by the Cheer Board this year.

2020/12/27Local Interest

Toys 4 U Toy Drive Helps Make Christmas Special

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) wishes to thank members of the Swan Valley Community for their generous donations to the 2020 Swan Valley CTC Toys 4U Toy Drive. The initiative kicked off November 16, 2020 and ran until December 6th. Once again, this year the SVCTC Toys 4 U [...]

2020/12/23Local Interest

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Newsfeed | On December 19, 2020, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Bowsman School of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 that were in the school on December 14th. These cases were not believed to be acquired at school. This information has been sent via email to Bowsman School families – please check [...]

2020/12/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 13, 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 13th day of October, 2020 at 7:17 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont FO/ACAO: James Webb Video: [...]

2020/12/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 22, 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 22nd day of September, 2020 at 7:05 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk ACAO/FO: James Webb Absent with Prior [...]

2020/12/19Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 25, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, November 25th, 2020. 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 secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also present. 1. Call [...]

2020/12/16Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 8, 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 08th day of September 2020 at 7:20 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills (Via phone) Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk ACAO/FO: James [...]

2020/12/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 17, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray and Whyte in person. Deputy Mayor Wintoniw attended via video conferencing. Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman Via [...]

2020/12/09Local Interest

Possible Public COVID-19 Exposures In Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Province of Manitoba Public Exposure Notification | The Province of Manitoba Pandemic Response System is warning of the following possible public exposure to COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health. Swan River Kal Tire (201 4th Ave., Swan River) November 28, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A person who has tested positive [...]

2020/12/07Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 20, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of October, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, D. Wagner and S. Walmsley CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor W. [...]

2020/12/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Hires New Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Swan River Media Release | The Council of the Town of Swan River is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jerry Gautreau as their Chief Administrative Officer, starting on Dec 7, 2020. Mr. Gautreau comes to the Town from Calgary, AB. Mr. Gautreau has served on the board of Rocky View County [...]

2020/12/04Local Interest

Armed Robbery on Pine Creek First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On December 1, 2020, at approximately 11:30 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at the gas bar located on the Pine Creek First Nation. Officers were advised that a male attended the gas bar carrying a rifle and a bag and demanded the employee give them [...]

2020/12/03Local Interest

RM of Mountain Miutes – November 12, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, November 12th, 2020 via Zoom. 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 secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also present. [...]

2020/12/02Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 23, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 23, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board reviewed the article on the Westman Consortia in which SVSD is part of, and the work by remote teacher, Nicole Bobick. 2. The Board examined Policy 5: Role of the Board. 3. A reminder to the [...]

2020/11/30Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive: Nov. 16 – Dec. 6, 2020

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Swan Valley Communities That Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive Nov. 16 – Dec. 6, 2020 Bring a Smile to a Child this Holiday! Donations of New Unwrapped Toys for children ranging from newborn to 18 years of age would be gratefully accepted. Toy Donations may be made at: Work [...]

2020/11/26Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 24, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 24, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 8 active cases; 6 recovered cases (Total 14) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 9 active cases; 4 recovered cases (Total 13) [...]

2020/11/24Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 9, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 9, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board recognized the work planned by the Coulthart Family, the Campbell Family, and SVRSS with two different events in the fight against Cancer. 2. The Board examined Policy 4: Community Engagement. Very soon, as part of this [...]

2020/11/20Local Interest

Possible Public COVID-19 Exposure in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Public Exposure Notification | The Province of Manitoba Pandemic Response System is warning of a possible public exposure to COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health at Extra Foods (1200 Main St E, Swan River). On November 10, 2020 a confirmed case of COVID-19 was in the Extra Foods store on November 10 between [...]

2020/11/18Local Interest

Dauphin RCMP Look for Missing Swan River Woman

On November 16, 2020, at approximately 3:10 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a missing 31-year-old female from Swan River. Initial investigation has determined that Sara Marie Scott was last seen on November 9, 2020, leaving an apartment building on 1st Avenue SW in Dauphin. It is believed that Sara could have been [...]

2020/11/18Local Interest

New Respiratory Clinic at Swan Valley Primary Care Centre

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Effective Monday, November 16th, Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) opened a new appointment-based Respiratory Clinic at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre in Swan River. The clinic, staffed by a physician and nurse, is for patients who have experienced respiratory symptoms lasting two weeks or less such as sore throat, [...]

2020/11/16Local Interest

Birch River Remembrance Day Service

Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion Br 48 – Birch River A Remembrance day service was held at the Cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Birch River on November 11th, 2020 at 11am. Due to COVID restrictions there were 5 Legion members in attendance to conduct the service. The Service included the marching on [...]

2020/11/12Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 12, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 12, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 12 active cases; 2 recovered cases (Total 14) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 3 active cases; 4 recovered cases (Total 7) [...]

2020/11/12Local Interest

Videos of Local Remembrance Day Services

Videos of the Outdoor 2020 Remembrance Day Service at the Swan River Cenotaph and Virtual SVRSS 2020 Remembrance Day Virtual Service Submitted by Kevin Penner, WCGTV & SVVS.

2020/11/12Local Interest

Lest We Forget | Remembering and Honouring Our Heros

Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Minitonas MB Minitonas-Bowsman Reeve, Walter Pacamaniuk and Legion Member, Walter Mychalchuk lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Minitonas. Painted stones left in remembrance.

2020/11/11Local Interest

Entire Province Moving to Critical (Red) COVID Level

Province of Manitoba News Release | Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable [...]

2020/11/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 20, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 20, 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. Councillor Gray – via video conferencing. Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Dir. PW, [...]

2020/11/09Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases & Testing | November 6, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 9 active cases; 1 recovered case (Total 10) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 4 active cases; 2 recovered cases (Total 6) [...]

2020/11/06Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 6, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, Friesen, Delaurier, Gray and Whyte in attendance in person. Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Director PW, D. Poole Via [...]

2020/11/06Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 4, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 4, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 7 active cases; 1 recovered case Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 3 active cases; 2 recovered cases Total Swan Valley: 10 [...]

2020/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley 2021 Folk Festival Postponed

Submitted by: Doreen Miles | Due to the increased concerns and uncertainties of the COVID-19 Virus, the local Swan Valley Folk Fest Executive has decided to postpone the Folk Festival scheduled for June, 2021. Entertainment Bookings, Funding Applications and Venue plans are finalized months in advance and are difficult decisions to make with the ongoing [...]

2020/11/03Local Interest

Free On-Ice Curling Clinic – Postponed

Submitted by: Kari Goethe| The Swan River Curling Club is hosting a free on-ice curling clinic with instructors Connor Njegovan, Kristin MacCuish and World Junior Champions, Jacques Gauthier & Mackenzie Zacharias. Postponed Open to new and experienced curlers! Please bring clean shoes. Brooms and sliders will be provided if necessary, let us know if you [...]

2020/11/02Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 23, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at the Birch River Northern Neighbors Seniors Centre in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige [...]

2020/11/01Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 1, 2020

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 1, 2020 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 1, 2020 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 [...]

2020/10/31Local Interest

10 Active COVID-19 Cases Reported For Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | October 31, 2020 The Swan River Health District has reported 2 additional cases of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported 2 additional cases of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 31, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Active Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 31, 2020 [...]

2020/10/31Local Interest

New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | New restrictions will be in place for Prairie Mountain Health on Monday, November 2, 2020. As part of the Prairie Mountain Health region, these restrictions will apply to all areas of the Swan Valley. Key changes include: – Mask use is mandatory in indoor public places. – Public/private group sizes limited to [...]

2020/10/30Local Interest

3 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Health District has reported 3 additional cases of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 30, 2020 Swan River (Town of Swan River): 4 active cases Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 2 active cases; [...]

2020/10/30Local Interest

NEW Christmas Cheer Process – Apply before Nov 26, 2020

Submitted by: Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board Due to COVID-19 Restrictions Applications will only Be Taken by Phone Mon-Fri 9am TO 4pm Until November 26, 2020 AT 204-734-9368 Although the Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board may not look the same, we still want to help working families in need. We cannot accept any non-perishable items [...]

2020/10/30Local Interest

1 Additional COVID-19 Case Reported in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported 1 additional case of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 29, 2020 Swan River (Town of Swan River): 1 active case Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 2 active cases; [...]

2020/10/29Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Looking for Missing Man

RCMP Media Release | On October 27, 2020, at approximately 11:00 am, Christopher Dufresne, 44, from Swan River was reported missing to Swan River RCMP. Dufresne was last spoken to on October 19, 2020, at 6:00 am, when he was leaving for work, but he never arrived at his place of employment. There was a [...]

2020/10/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction – Postponed

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | Due to Restricted Level (Orange) Covid-19 Restrictions, The Swan Valley Rotary Club will be postponing the annual radio auction until a later date. Click here for an online list of items – check back for new items. This year, 2020, marks the 58th annual Rotary Radio Auction. Through [...]

2020/10/29Local Interest