Category Archives: Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Minnedosa-Erickson – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Minnedosa-Erickson Chancellors Cancelled Due to Weather Sat. November 30, 2019 4:15 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena Swan Valley Tigers Hockey Team is Collecting Donations of Food or Toys at both the Saturday, November 30, 2019 and Sunday, December 1, 2019 Games

2019/11/14Local Interest

Remembrance Day: Looking Back So We Can Look Forward

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2019 began with the march to the Cenotaph and the placing of three crosses in honour of the Air Force, Navy and Army. The service at the Veterans Community Hall began just before 11 am. Following the Last Post, Minute of Silence, Rouse [...]

2019/11/14Local Interest

Full House at Sold Out Pine River Fall Supper

Submitted by Debbie Soloway | The Pine River Community Centre Fall Supper was held on Sunday November 10th, 2019 5:00pm -7:00pm. The supper was advanced tickets only and they completely sold out accommodating 160 quests. The tables were decorated in beautiful fall colors and the entrance table displayed a cross and a wreath commemorating Remembrance Day. [...]

2019/11/13Local Interest

Christmas Gift Show – November 23, 2019

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | Christmas Gift Show Riverview Condos Clubroom Sat. November 23, 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 505 Kelsey Trail Free Attendance Refreshments Kristen: Thirty-One | Cyndi Miles Designs | Leanne Delaurier: Norwex The Mushroom Patch | North Country Grains | Hannys Hobbies LADIES WELLNESS PACKAGE: Tickets 3/$10 Country Life Spa – [...]

2019/11/12Local Interest

Remembrance Day | We Will Remember Them

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

2019/11/11Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive: Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2019

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Swan Valley Communities That Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2019 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: Red [...]

2019/11/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 15, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Wintoniw and Gray present. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendant of Public Works D. Poole, Media – Star and Times Reporter [...]

2019/11/10Local Interest

Investigation Into Police Pursuit Near Swan River Concludes

IIU Media Release | The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has concluded its investigation into injuries sustained by a 26-year-old man when his car went into a ditch during a police pursuit east of Swan River, Manitoba. It has concluded no charges should be laid against any officers involved in the pursuit. On August 1, 2018, [...]

2019/11/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – November 5, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture November 5, 2019 | Northwest Region Some limited harvest operations took place over the weekend in areas where snowmelt occurred, however most areas in the Northwest region are snow covered at this point. Spring wheat harvest is approximately 99% complete in all parts of the region. Canola [...]

2019/11/09Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Sandy Bay Badgers – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Sandy Bay Badgers CANCELLED DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS Sun. November 9, 2019 4:30 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena

2019/11/09Local Interest

Holiday Recipes Shared at Vegetarian Cooking Class

Submitted by Donna Leming | Monday evening, November 4, 2019 a small group of ladies attended a Plant-based Cooking Class in the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church basement Meeting Room. They watched as Linda Ogram and Donna Leming demonstrated how to prepare some dishes. The ladies were then shown ways to plate their creation for [...]

2019/11/08Local Interest

Elks Lodges Host Membership Night

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | In October Elks Lodges across Canada planned events to promote new membership in the Order. The Elks Lodges in Swan River hosted a Dessert & Coffee Open House on October 30, 2019. Unfortunately, after 65 years in Swan River and an estimated $1,000,000.00 of donations back to projects in the [...]

2019/11/08Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Winning Streak Ends

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers winning streak comes to an end with an 8-3 loss to the Major Pratt Trojans on Sunday November 3, 2019. Tigers are on the road this Wednesday as they head to McCreary. Next home game action is Saturday, November 9, 2019 vs Sandy Bay at 4:30.

2019/11/07Local Interest

A Full House More Than Twice at Minitonas Fall Supper

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | By the time the Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Supper started on Sunday, November 3, 2019, the hall was filled with happy, hungry people. More than two full seatings of people were served a feast of turkey, meatballs, salads and many other trimmings and many take-out orders were [...]

2019/11/07Local Interest

CTV Your Morning Gives Shout-Out to Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | One of our readers from Russell, MB pointed out this little gem. On the November 5, 2019 edition of CTV Your Morning, co-hosts Anne-Marie Mediwake and Ben Mulroney have a short exchange about Swan River, MB. “It sounds like something from a fairy tale.” said Mediwake and, after remarking about how “delightful” [...]

2019/11/05Local Interest

Calico Corners Craft Market Celebrates 40 Years

Submitted by: Association of Community Living | November 1, 2019 marked a special milestone in our Calico Corners history. The Association for Community Living-Swan River has hosted this amazing craft event for 40 years. Crafters from near and far look forward to this event every season to display and sell their wares. It was wonderful [...]

2019/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 28, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 28, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board recognized the amazing work done by SVRSS student Caitlin Stewart with her teacher Kari Goethe in attending and presenting at the Global Youth Institute in Iowa in October. For more information on this, check our website [...]

2019/11/03Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On November 2, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a collision on Highway 10, five kilometres north of Bowsman, Manitoba. At this time it is believed that a truck travelling south, collided with a truck going north, on Highway 10. The driver of the truck going north, [...]

2019/11/03Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 1, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier (9:05 pm), Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Gray and Wintoniw present. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendent of Public Works D. Poole, Media – Star and [...]

2019/11/03Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 3, 2019

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 3, 2019 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 3, 2019 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 [...]

2019/11/02Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 17, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, and Gray present. Councillor Wintoniw: absent with notice. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendent of Public Works D. Poole, Media – [...]

2019/11/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 29, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 29, 2019 | Northwest Region Some harvest operations took place at the beginning of the week however, snow by the weekend brought operations to a standstill. All areas of the Northwest region are currently snow covered. Spring wheat harvest is approximately 99% complete in all parts [...]

2019/11/01Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Major Pratt – November 3, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Major Pratt Sun. November 3, 2019 1:00 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena We will be collecting Coats for Kids at our next 2 home games.

2019/10/31Local Interest

Ladies Auxiliary Express Thanks to Benito Fall Tea Guests

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | The Benito Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all who came out to enjoy our Fall tea and bake sale on October 19, 2019. Your support is so greatly appreciated! Winners of the draws were: Door Prize – Vera Markin Hamper – Irene Wright 50/50 – Bev Halushka Thank you [...]

2019/10/31Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction – November 7, 2019

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thurs. November 7, 2019 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Click here for an online list of items – check back for new items. This year, 2019, marks the 57th annual Rotary Radio Auction. Through the generous [...]

2019/10/31Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Win 14-1 Over Birtle Falcons

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers had a very successful home opener weekend clenching their second win versus the Birtle Falcons with a 14–1 final score on October 27, 2019.

2019/10/30Local Interest

RISE Seeking Long Term Support For Business Incubator

ValleyBiz Story | In a media release on October 28, 2019, Swan Valley Regional Initiative for a Strong Economy (RISE) announced their intention to purchase the former Minitonas Early Years School for the purpose of creating a Business Incubator. RISE is in the final stage of negotiations with the Swan Valley School Division for the [...]

2019/10/29Local Interest

Creepy Characters Entertain at SVCTC Spooktober-Fest

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) 7th Anniversary Spooktober- Fest Haunted House! It was a great event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. Over 1700 visitors attended the Spooktober-Fest at the SV Historical Museum, running for three nights, October [...]

2019/10/29Local Interest

Reversing Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes – November 21, 2019

Submitted by: Swan Valley Primary Care Clinic Reversing Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Does low carb, healthy fat really work? Thurs. November 21, 2019 6:30 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Final Presentation!! Free Admission Presented by: Dr. Leah Koetting Thank you to ECFC and Kevin Penner for making this presentation a success.

2019/10/28Local Interest

Something for Every Generation at Birch River Craft Sale

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton Another successful Craft Sale was hosted by the Birch River Northern Neighbors Oct 26, 2019. 22 vendors were selling everything from baking, quilts, James, jellies, cards etc. – there was something for everyone. We even had 5 generations of shoppers all at the same time. There was a good turn out [...]

2019/10/28Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Windup Dance – November 16, 2019

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | Lenswood Harvest Windup Lenswood Community Hall November 16, 2019 9:00 pm – 1:00 am Tickets $12.00 (12 and over) Midnight Lunch Music by Ken Thompson & Brittany Moore For info call: 236-4782 238-4355 236-4478

2019/10/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 3, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, and Wintoniw present. Councillor Gray: absent with notice. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendent of Public Works D. Poole, Media – [...]

2019/10/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 9, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent without notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/10/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Win 7-3 Over Roblin Raiders

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk The SVRSS Swan Valley Tigers win 7-3 over Roblin Raiders in their Home Opener on October 25, 2019. Special thanks to the Home Opener Sponsors Star City Cinema – Y Not Johnny’s – Pizza Place -Timberland Inn and Tim Hortons. Next Game is Sunday October 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Come [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 20, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Wintoniw and Gray present. Also in Attendance: CAO Charles Croll, Public Works Superintendent Derek Poole Corinna Medwid and Pat Yaskiw – Local Contracts [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 1, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of October, 2019 A.D. at 7:10 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk CAO, Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillors: L. Hutman and D. [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 6, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Wintoniw and Gray present. 1 Call meeting to order Mayor Jacobson called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. 2 Resolution No: 2019-229 [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Christmas Cheer Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Submitted by: Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board The Christmas season is a time for goodwill and the Christmas Cheer Board needs your help in order to provide Christmas Hampers to less fortunate families in the Swan River Valley. Donations of the following items are required: 1. Non-perishable food items 2. Toys – new and gently [...]

2019/10/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 22, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 22, 2019 | Northwest Region Due to the previous heavy snowfall near Dauphin, Ste. Rose, and surrounding areas, harvest operations have seen limited progress. Some harvest operations were able to resume in Swan River and Roblin and as normal in The Pas, due to limited precipitation. [...]

2019/10/25Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Birtle Falcons – October 27, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Birtle Falcons Sun. October 27, 2019 1:00 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena

2019/10/24Local Interest

Men Shed to Proceed in Swan River Area

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett “Men’s Shed” is Men Helping Men. Starting in 2007 there are now more than 2000 groups world wide. There is no pre-ordained structure to maintain the model of the group nationally and internationally. Each Men’s Shed meets the needs of the local guys. A second informational meeting was held at Harley [...]

2019/10/24Local Interest

Lutheran Fall Tea – November 16, 2019

Submitted by: Renate Wille | Trinity Lutheran Church Congregation Fall Tea November 16, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm We are in our new home: St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st St. S. $5.00 Adults Welcome all!

2019/10/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 24, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 24th day of September, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO, P. Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillors: L. Hutman and [...]

2019/10/24Local Interest

Elks Make Donation to Pee Wee Hockey Tournament

Submitted by: Malcolm Shaw | Elks President Malcolm Shaw recently presented a cheque in the amount of $500.00 to the Pee Wee hockey team. Pictured (l to r): Malcolm Shaw, Alex Campbell, Kai Gorchynski, Grace Kirk and Coach Dave Kirk.

2019/10/23Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Hockey Home Opener – October 25, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Bowchuk | SVRSS Tigers High School Hockey Home Opener Fri. October 25, 2019 7:30 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena Swan Valley Tigers vs Roblin Raiders Free Home Opener Draws

2019/10/22Local Interest

Great Time Visiting at Minitonas Fall Tea

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | About 60 guests stopped by the Minitonas Knox United Church fall tea held on October 19, 2019 for a scrumptious piece of pie, along with coffee and tea as well as a bake table and surprise baskets. While there were fewer in attendance than previous years, what was [...]

2019/10/22Local Interest

ACL and SVRSS Athletics Fuel Good with Co-op Fundraiser

Pictured above: On October 17, 2019 The Association of Community Living-Swan River (ACL) and SVRSS Athletics were presented with the proceeds from the Swan Valley Co-op Fuel Good Day. Swan Valley Co-op participated in the third annual Co-op Fuel Good Day held on September 17, 2019. Across Western Canada more than 180 local organizations benefited [...]

2019/10/21Local Interest

Minitonas Music Jam – November 1, 2019

Submitted by: Deb Tripp Music Jam Fri. November 1, 2019 6 pm to 9 pm Minitonas Community Store If you don’t play an instrument come on out and enjoy the show. Calling Local Musicians. A music jam will be held on the first Friday of every month staring Nov. 1 at the Community Store in [...]

2019/10/20Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 20, 2019

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 August, 2019 A.D. at 7:15 p.m. Present: Reeve, W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk, and D. Wagner CAO, P. Simpson and ACAO, S. Hawkins Absent [...]

2019/10/20Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 15, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 15, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board congratulates Deborah Burnside on receiving a Hero award for her work with Mental Health in the community. Well done Debbie! 2. The board is pleased to announce the hiring of Patti Hack for the new Student [...]

2019/10/20Local Interest