Category Archives: Local Interest

Valley Youth Attend Snowmobile Safety Training Course

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland North Mountain Riders and Swan Valley Snowmobile Association, along with Snoman MB, hosted a youth rider snowmobile safety training course at the Westwood Inn in Swan River on November 6, 2021. Safety Services Manitoba was hired to train our local children to keep them safe on our trails. 21 individuals from […]

2021/11/10Local Interest

Christmas Cheer Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

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 Non-Perishable Food Items and Monetary Donations will be accepted. WE ARE NOT accepting household […]

2021/11/09Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 25, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 25, 2021 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. SVRSS Principal Jacquie Mydynski-Arp, Physical Education Instructor Jody Williams, and Coach Derek Henkelman presented an overview of the high school athletics program. The Board was made aware of the challenges that arise in the sports program […]

2021/11/07Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 7, 2021

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 7, 2021 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 7, 2021 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 […]

2021/11/06Local Interest

Missing Swan River Woman Safely Located

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE: Jeannie Thompson has been safely located. The RCMP thanks the public and the media for their assistance. BACKGROUND: RCMP Media Release: November 1, 2021 On October 31, 2021, at approximately 6:30 pm, Brandon RCMP received a report of a missing 45-year-old female from Swan River, Manitoba. Jeannie Marie Thompson was […]

2021/11/05Local Interest

Drop In Curling Opening Night – November 12, 2021

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | Swan River Curling Club Drop In Curling Fridays at 7:30 pm Opening Night November 12, 2021 $5 per person per night Punch cards available to purchase multiple nights Want to socialize? Interested in curling? Don’t have a team? Want to try the sport and have some fun? Want something to […]

2021/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 12, 2021

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on October 12, 2021, commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved) The following were present: Chair: G. Wowchuk Vice-Chair: W. Schaffer Trustees: D. Burghart L. Evans K. Highmoor V. Rooks Superintendent: C. Mateika Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch Absent: K. Riehl Resolutions: […]

2021/11/02Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Looking for Missing Woman

RCMP Media Release | On October 31, 2021, at approximately 6:30 pm, Brandon RCMP received a report of a missing 45-year-old female from Swan River, Manitoba. Jeannie Marie Thompson was last known to be in Brandon on 3rd Avenue South on October 28, 2021, at 3:30 am, when she told family that she was travelling […]

2021/11/01Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 29, 2021, Ecole Swan River South School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/10/31Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 13, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 13th at the RM of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Nadolney was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny was […]

2021/10/30Local Interest

Another Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School on Oct 18th-21st, 2021 in Grade 11 when the individual(s) may have been infectious. The school is working closely with public health officials and is following their recommendations. […]

2021/10/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 5, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Friesen, and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey, Dir. of […]

2021/10/27Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 25, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Oct. 21, 2021 in general school community when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – 2021 Seasonal Summary

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture 2021 Seasonal Summary October 13, 2021 | Northwest Region Spring seeding saw dry conditions, especially on the southeast side of the region, while some of the western and Swan Valley areas saw adequate seedbed moisture due to snowmelt. Cool soil temperatures, dry soil conditions, a late May […]

2021/10/25Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 13, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 13, 2021 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. Congratulations to Gary Wowchuk and Bill Schaffer. Gary was elected to serve a second term as Board Chair, and Bill was elected to serve a second term as Board Vice-Chair. 2. The Board discussed the progress […]

2021/10/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 14, 2021

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 14 day of September, 2021 at 7:00 pm Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk (via conference call) Bill Gade CAO: James Webb […]

2021/10/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 21, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, and Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Friesen, Bobick, and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, (Absent – […]

2021/10/23Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 21, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Wilmer Malcom was absent without notice. Councillor Connie Forbes was […]

2021/10/23Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 22, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets Hold Open House

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 the Support Committee of 519 Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets held an open house at the Swan Valley Museum. The purpose of the evening was to invite interested community members to get involved with the Squadron either in a volunteer of staff role. This […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 21st, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on October 14th and 15th in Grade 12 when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/21Local Interest

Swan River Covid-19 Walk In Vaccine Clinic – Oct 26, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. October 26, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Everyone is Welcome Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer: Anyone born on or before Dec 31, 2009 Moderna: 18 years and up 2nd dose eligibility: […]

2021/10/21Local Interest

SVCTC Halloween Family Event a Smashing Success

Submitted by: Swan Valley Communities That Care We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Halloween Family Event on October 16th. It was an amazing event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. There was an outstanding attendance at the Halloween Event at the SV Historical Museum. […]

2021/10/20Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On Oct 18th, 2021, Bowsman School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/19Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 7, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at the RM o Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, and Connie Forbes. Councillor Wyatt and Pedersen were absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny […]

2021/10/16Local Interest

Friendly Faces at Cowan Take-Out Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Like the prior year, it was a quiet Fall Supper for the Cowan Community Ladies on Sunday, October 3, 2021. After another long hiatus of no functions at the Community Centre due to Covid-19, the Cowan Ladies decided to once again try to bring some normalcy back by having a Covid […]

2021/10/14Local Interest

Community Outreach Open House – October 19, 2021

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | Community Outreach Open House Hosted by Squadron Support Committee of 519 Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets Swan Valley Museum Highway 10 Tues. October 19, 2021 7:00 pm -8:30 pm The Community Outreach Open House will provide information on roles and needs for Adults to support this valuable youth program. […]

2021/10/12Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On Oct 11th, 2021, the ESRSS was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/12Local Interest

Free Youth Snowmobile Safety Course – November 6, 2021

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | FREE Snowmobile Safety Course for Youth 18 & Under November 6, 2021 10am – 2pm Westwood Inn Conference Room Lunch will be provided Deadline to register October 18 Offered by: Swan Valley Snowmobile Club and North Mountain Riders For more info: Les Rolsky 204-223-2209 Bert Sutherland 204-734-0184

2021/10/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 5, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 5, 2021 | Northwest Region Continued warm, dry weather has helped harvest move towards completion. Minimal precipitation fell in the areas of Laurier and Ste. Rose, while the rest of the region saw no rain. Some areas experienced light frosts for a couple of mornings with […]

2021/10/09Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at SVRSS

Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Notification | On October 8th, 2021, the SVRSS was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on […]

2021/10/08Local Interest

Swan River Covid-19 Walk In Vaccine Clinic – Oct 12, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. October 12, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Everyone is Welcome Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer: Anyone born on or before Dec 31, 2009 Moderna: 18 years and up 2nd dose eligibility: […]

2021/10/08Local Interest

SVCTC: A Halloween Family Event – October 16, 2021

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities that Care presents A Halloween Family Event Sat. October 16, 2021 4pm – 9pm Swan Valley Historical Museum Grounds Highway #10 North Outdoor event, rain or shine Admission $5 per car or $2 for individuals. This is an event for every age. The event will include: – […]

2021/10/07Local Interest

Many in Attendance for Truth & Reconciliation Walk

Submitted by: Tanya Powell A walk to commemorate the legacy of those affected by residential schools was held in Swan River on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thursday September 30, 2021. The day was perfect with so many in attendance. The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre would like to say a huge thanks to […]

2021/10/06Local Interest

At Least One Confirmed COVID-19 Case at SVRSS

Notification From Manitoba Health & Senior Care | Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on September 23rd and 24th 2021 in grade 9 and 10 when the individual(s) may have been infectious. The school is working closely with public health officials and is following […]

2021/10/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 28, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 28, 2021 | Northwest Region Another week of no precipitation and good weather allowed harvest to progress nicely across the region. However, the lack of precipitation continues to deplete soil moisture conditions and water sources. Some post harvest fieldwork has been done; however, some are holding […]

2021/10/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Athletes Playing University Soccer

Left to Right: Morgan Terry, Kristen Bender, Sean Kirkpatrick, Ireland Staples, Sierra Makasoff, Josie Black Submitted by: Lise Fraser | There are seven graduated students athletes from the Swan Valley Regional soccer program currently playing in the Manitoba Collegiate University league. At Assiniboine Community College: Hailey Burghart. Brandon University: Kristen Bender, Morgan Terry, Josie Black, […]

2021/09/29Local Interest

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Walk – Sep 30, 2021

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Walk to Commemorate Legacy of those affected by Residential Schools Thurs. September 30, 2021 10:00 am Meet in front of Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre invites you and your families to join us for a walk to commemorate the legacy of those affected by Residential Schools. We […]

2021/09/28Local Interest

Cowan Pickup Fall Supper – October 3, 2021

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Cowan Community Centre Fall Supper Sunday – October 3, 2021 Pickup Only 5:00 – 7:00pm Price – $15 Food selections will be available at the time of pickup. (Not pre-packaged) Must register in advance by Saturday Oct 2, 2021 Call (204)731-5100 to reserve your # of plates and your time of […]

2021/09/27Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes -September 7, 2021

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 7 day of September, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Glen Foster CAO: James Webb 1. […]

2021/09/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 25, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at the RM of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted […]

2021/09/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 21, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 21, 2021 | Northwest Region Minimal to no precipitation this week allowed harvest to progress nicely across the Northwest Region. High temperatures along with strong winds over the weekend also helped crop dry down, however strong winds cause some canola swaths to blow over. With another […]

2021/09/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 7, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Bobick, Moriaux, and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of […]

2021/09/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigating Potential Arson

RCMP Media Release | On September 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a fire at a residence on 3rd Avenue South in Swan River, Manitoba. When officers arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed. Officers began working to determine if anyone was inside the residence. Nobody was […]

2021/09/24Local Interest

Swan River Covid-19 Walk In Vaccine Clinic – Sep 28, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Pfizer and Moderna Tues. September 28, 2021 4:30pm to 7:30pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main St. E Open to Everyone Walk In Only 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer: Anyone born on or before Dec 31, 2009 Moderna: 18 years and up 2nd dose eligibility: […]

2021/09/22Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 23, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on August 23, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved) The following were present: Chair: G. Wowchuk Vice-Chair: W. Schaffer Trustees: D. Burghart L. Evans K. Highmoor K. Riehl Superintendent: C. Mateika Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch […]

2021/09/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 14, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 14, 2021 | Northwest Region A decent week of weather for harvest to progress across the region. Overnight temperatures on the weekend dipped near freezing in some areas of the region, with Inglis briefly at -0.4°C and Minitonas at 0.3°C. Late season moisture has caused some […]

2021/09/14Local Interest

World Wide Rally for Freedom, Swan River – Sep 18, 2021

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | World Wide Rally for Freedom Canada Swan River September 18, 2021 Fit 24/7 2:00 pm

2021/09/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 7, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 7, 2021 | Northwest Region While a mid-week storm brought precipitation to the Roblin and Swan Valley districts, the rest of the region was able to move forward with harvest progress. Accumulated precipitation was highest in the west and northwest side of the Swan Valley and […]

2021/09/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 11, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at the Birch River Legion Hall. Members Present: Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. Reeve Robert Hanson was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as […]

2021/09/08Local Interest