Category Archives: Local Interest

CFSV Spring Grants Awarded Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) normally holds a spring granting evening this time of year. With COVID-19 restrictions still limiting public gatherings, the group held a ‘drive-up’ event to showcase the wonderful projects either happening or planned for the Swan Valley. The event was not open to the public but rather the grant recipients […]

2021/06/08Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

RCMP Meia Release | On June 5, 2021, at approximately 12:05 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 10, approximately 24 km north of Swan River, in the RM of Swan Valley West. A vehicle going north on Highway 10 collided with a pedestrian. The driver, a 52-year-old […]

2021/06/07Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 12, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 via video conference. 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 Wozny was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer […]

2021/06/07Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 25, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 25, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 16: Conflict of Interest, and will be looking at the redundancy with it, as well as Policy 17: Code of Conduct next meeting. 2. The SVRSS Social Justice Committee presented on the results of […]

2021/06/06Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 4, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey Public Hearing […]

2021/06/05Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 20, 2021

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of April, 2021 A.D. at 6:05 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson 1. G. Bartel – […]

2021/06/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 1, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 1, 2021 | Northwest Region The weather conditions in the Northwest region were extremely variable this past week. Temperatures reached highs of mid 20○C but then dropped to well below zero mid-week. On Wednesday lows of -5○C occurred through most of the region for approximately 8 […]

2021/06/03Local Interest

Cameron Mateika Appointed SVSD Superintendent/CEO

Swan Valley School Division Media Release | Swan Valley School Division Board of Trustees is pleased to Announce the Appointment of Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO Fall Term 2021. Cam grew up in the Swan Valley, graduated from Swan Valley Regional Secondary School and then went on to attend the University of Manitoba. He holds a Master’s […]

2021/06/02Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Shots Fired on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On May 27, 2021, at approximately 11:30 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to shots fired at a security checkpoint on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. It was reported that shots had been fired at a vehicle being driven by security. Officers immediately responded and while they were en route they were advised […]

2021/06/01Local Interest

Bowsman School Moving to Remote Learning Until June 14

Swan Valley School Division Notice | As we previously indicated Bowsman School has two confirmed cases of Covid-19 that have affected two of our cohorts which affects multiple grades. With siblings also expected to self-isolate this has put a large portion of our students and some staff in isolation for the two week period of […]

2021/05/31Local Interest

Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notice | Public health has informed us Sunday evening that we have two positive cases of Covid-19 in two different cohorts at Bowsman School. The cohorts affected are the K-3 and 6-8 ones. This will be affecting a wide range of students who will need to isolate. While we await a […]

2021/05/31Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 28, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 28th 2021 at the 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 secretary. Finance […]

2021/05/30Local Interest

Swan River COVID Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics – June

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | COVID Pfizer & Moderna Swan River Vaccine Clinics Phizer Clinics 12 years and up Moderna Clinics 18 years and up Veterans Hall, 119 6th Ave. N 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Pfizer Clinics Thurs. June 3, 2021 Sun. June 27, 2021 Moderna Clinics Thurs. June 17, 2021 Tues. […]

2021/05/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 25, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 25, 2021 | Northwest Region The first part of the past week saw temperatures hovering in the mid 30°C range, and strong winds throughout the region. These conditions caused further deterioration of soil moisture conditions, area wild fires and municipal burn bans. By Thursday, there were […]

2021/05/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 10, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 10, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 15: Assets 2. Cam Mateika, Director of Research & Technology, presented his annual ICT and SVRSS Vocational Report via Zoom to the Board. Cam talked about the partnerships with UCN, the vocational uptake at […]

2021/05/27Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Minitonas & Bowsman

Prairie Mountain Health Public Notice | The Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health has rescinded the boil water advisory for Minitonas and Bowsman on May 25, 2021 and has advised that normal water usage can resume. The Regional Drinking Water Officer has advised that the Minitonas and Bowsman public water systems have met all conditions […]

2021/05/25Local Interest

66th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale – Online May 27-29, 2021

Submitted by: Joe Mangin | 66th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale Noon May 27, 2021 to 6pm May 29, 2021 WWW.DLMS.CA Due to the current Covid 19 situation the annual Swan Valley 4-H Steer Sale will once again be held online. Sale will open at noon on May 27 and run until 6pm on May 29 […]

2021/05/24Local Interest

Statement from Swan Valley West

Media Release | May 22, 2021 The council of Swan Valley West Municipality issues the following statement. The posts made by Councillor Gade on his Facebook page, Bill Gade for Ward 3, on the following dates May 10, 18 & 19, 2021 and shared on LUD member, Brad Kushniryk’s Facebook page on May 19th reflect […]

2021/05/24Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory for Benito

Province of Manitoba Boil Water Advisories | A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued on May 21, 2021 for the Benito public water system. A power outage led to a loss of water pressure in the Benito distribution system. A loss of water pressure in the distribution system can compromise the safety of the […]

2021/05/22Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Swan River

Prairie Mountain Health Public Notice | The Regional Drinking Water Officer has advised that the Swan River public water system has met all conditions for rescinding the precautionary boil water advisory and that the bacteriological testing results met the regulatory standards. The Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health has rescinded the boil water advisory for […]

2021/05/20Local Interest

Boil Water Advisories in Swan Valley

Province of Manitoba Boil Water Advisories | A power outage on May 17, 2021, led to a loss of water pressure in several distribution systems within the Swan Valley. A loss of water pressure in the distribution system can compromise the safety of the water supply. A boil water advisory has been issued on May […]

2021/05/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Invests at Swan River Ag Site

Swan Valley Co-opNews Release |Swan Valley Co-op is investing in a dry fertilizer storage facility at its Swan River Ag Site. The facility will store approximately 6,000 metric tons of dry fertilizer to supply to agricultural producers throughout the Swan Valley area. The capacity of this facility is 2.5 times the current available storage. Beyondincreased […]

2021/05/18Local Interest

Swan River COVID Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic – May 25, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | PMH Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic SWAN RIVER Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave. N Appointments are now being taken for the Swan River Clinic. If you meet the criteria CALL TO BOOK your appointment. Call: 1-844-626-8222 For eligibility criteria, go to: […]

2021/05/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 11, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 11, 2021 | Northwest Region Seeding operations progressed rapidly in the Northwest region last week. Cool temperatures continued with highs not exceeding 13○C while overnight lows dipped to -10○C in some areas. In spite of the cooler weather, soil temperatures are warming allowing producers to begin […]

2021/05/15Local Interest

Co-op Donates $250,000 to Thunderhill Ski Club

Swan Valley Co-op News Release | Swan Valley Co-op is continuing to invest in our community by donating $250,000 to the Thunderhill Ski Club recreational development. The Swan Valley Co-op will be the naming rights sponsor for the new Co-op Chalet at Thunderhill. A donation of $25,000 will be made annually for the next 10 […]

2021/05/14Local Interest

Positive Case Of COVID-19 IN SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notice | A member of our school community at SVRSS has informed us that they have tested positive for COVID-19. While we await a public health investigation, we have contacted individuals who we believe are close contacts and advised them and their household members to self-isolate and wait to hear from […]

2021/05/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 20, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, Dir. of Works Darren Harvey, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, B. Fedorchuk Delegations: […]

2021/05/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 4, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 4, 2021 | Northwest Region Seeding operations were limited in the Northwest region last week due to the cooler weather. With the exception of rains in Birch River and Minitonas, there was minimal precipitation over the rest of the region. Daytime temperatures were highest around the […]

2021/05/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 14, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 via video conference. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also […]

2021/05/07Local Interest

Swan River COVID Vaccine Clinic – May 6, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Appointments Available COVID Vaccine Pop Up Clinic Thursday, May 6, 2021 Swan River 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave N. If you meet the current criteria, please call 1-844-626-8222 to book your appointment. As of May 5, the current criteria has expanded to include […]

2021/05/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Receives Green Team Grants

Media Release | Swan River – Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River constituency, is pleased to highlight a recent provincial announcement of over $10 million in Green Team grant programs to help young Manitobans find summer employment and gain work experience while supporting COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. “Our PC government recognizes the value of […]

2021/05/04Local Interest

Swan River Moderna Vaccine Clinic – May 6, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | PMH Pop-Up Moderna Vaccine Clinic SWAN RIVER Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave. N Appointments are now being taken for the Swan River Clinic. If you meet the criteria CALL TO BOOK your appointment. Call: 1-844-626-8222 The criteria changes often, […]

2021/05/02Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minute – March 16, 2021

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 March, 2021 A.D. at 6:05 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Permission: Councillor G. Bartel […]

2021/05/01Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – April 27, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture April 27, 2021 | Northwest Region Temperatures in the past week were generally cool throughout the region with warmer weather needed to increase soil temperatures. Daytime temperatures were highest around the southern part of the region however cooler overnight temperatures continued this past week. There remains some […]

2021/04/28Local Interest

Outbreak at Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home

Province of Manitoba Media Update: A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River. The care home has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

2021/04/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 6, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey Public Hearing […]

2021/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 12, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 12, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 13: Finances 2. The Board received a Zoom presentation from Gerald Farthing who is doing a study on a more structured partnership between UCN and SVSD. This includes looking at creating opportunities for both […]

2021/04/18Local Interest

Coop Public Notice – COVID-19 Update

Swan Valley Coop Public Notice COVID-19 Update It has been confirmed today that the COVID-19 positive case in our Food Store is a variant of concern. The last shift the employee worked was April 8, 2021 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. We are confident that this employee did not have any close contact with customers. […]

2021/04/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Robbery & Assault

RCMP Media Release | On April 15, 2021, at 7:45 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a robbery that had occurred earlier that morning. At approximately 3:00 am, a male and female were driving a white SUV in the area of 1st Street North and 9th Avenue North, in Swan River. They […]

2021/04/16Local Interest

Anti-Mask Protest Held at Swan Valley Coop

Swan Valley Coop Media Statement Anti-Mask Rally April 15, 2021 The health and safety of our employees, members and our communities is a priority at Swan Valley Co-op. We have consistently maintained and followed the health regulations mandated by provincial governments and health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed that a […]

2021/04/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop Employee Confirmed to Have COVID-19

Swan Valley Coop COVID-19 Update | To our Members, Owners, and Customers of Swan Valley Co-op: We have learned that an employee working at our Food Store has been confirmed to have COVID-19. To protect our community, we have taken the following actions: We’ve reviewed the employee’s work schedule and have asked other employees that […]

2021/04/15Local Interest

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notice | On April 12, 2021, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Taylor School of confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 that were in the school on April 6 and 7, 2021. These cases were not believed to be acquired at school. This information has been sent via email to Taylor School families – […]

2021/04/12Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 22, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the March 22, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 12: Learning Environment/Programs and Services 2. Kris Woodward and Hayden Rooks, ÉSRSS, gave a Zoom presentation on the ICT Program and reported on changes made. It was a great presentation explaining how they revamped […]

2021/04/07Local Interest

Public Consultation Survey on Swan River Roundabout

Province of Manitoba News Release | The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to seek input for safety improvements at the intersection of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 83 and PTH 10, announced Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “Protecting Manitobans on our roadways is a priority for our government, and we are committed to building […]

2021/04/05Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 16, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray and Whyte in person. Absent with notice: Deputy Mayor Wintoniw Also Present: Staff – In person: CAO D. Poole, Dir. of Works […]

2021/04/04Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 10, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain Held Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 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. […]

2021/04/03Local Interest

Swan River Receives Funding for Community Mobilization Hub

Province of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is providing $150,000 for community mobilization hubs in Altona, Swan River and Winkler, connecting social service workers and community agencies with at-risk youth and families to ensure they are receiving appropriate and timely supports and interventions, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced March 31, 2021. “Community mobilization […]

2021/04/01Local Interest

New Fire Truck Delivered to Benito Fire Department

Submitted Story: The Manitoba Government gave $500,000.00 grant money for the purchase of a new fire truck for the Benito Fire Dept which was delivered to Benito on March 27, 2021. Reeve Bill Galloway acknowledged Rick Wowchuk’s part in advocating for the grant on behalf of the Municipality of Swan Valley West. He also thanked […]

2021/03/30Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 2, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Friesen, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Via video conferencing: Councillor Gray, Councillor Delaurier (joined at 7:49pm) Also Present: Staff – In person: CAO D. Poole […]

2021/03/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – February 23, 2021

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 February, 2021 at 7:01 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some members are attending by phone due to numbers allowed. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha […]

2021/03/28Local Interest