Category Archives: Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 10, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 10, 2019 | Northwest Region Light, scattered showers throughout the region were just enough to slow harvest operations. Heavier rainfall events occurred at The Pas with 13 mm received from almost daily showers. Other areas in the region received 5 to 8mm of rain through the [...]

2019/09/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 13, 2019

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 August, 2019 at 7:05 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade (attending by phone) Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Finance [...]

2019/09/14Local Interest

Terry Fox Fun – September 15, 2019

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Annual Terry Fox Run Sun. September 15, 2019 Centennial Arena Swan River Manitoba Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm Shotgun Start: 1:30 pm Following the run donated refreshments will be available for the participants and volunteers. For more information please contact Stacey Archuk (204-281-1999) or Jim Webster (204-734-0456).

2019/09/13Local Interest

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Submitted by: Association for Community Living – Swan River Association for Community Living – Swan River is honored to embrace “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. September 8-14, 2019 Direct Support Professional (DSP’s) are the bridge to meaningful lives of independence and community inclusion for thousands, providing the support and services that people living [...]

2019/09/12Local Interest

RCMP Arrest Suspects in Break-in

RCMP Media Release | On September 8, 2019, at approximately 7:15 pm, RCMP responded to a break and enter at a business on Main Street in Roblin. A male and female suspect gained entry to the business by breaking the lock on the door. They took a quantity of medication (opiods) and then fled in [...]

2019/09/11Local Interest

Rick Wowchuk Elected MLA for Swan River

Manitoba Election Results September 10, 2019 Progressive Conservative candidate, Rick Wowchuk, has been elected MLA for Swan River. The Progressive Conservatives won a majority government and PC Leader Brian Pallister is re-elected as premier. Election results for the Swan River Electoral Division are as follows: Rick Wowchuk, PC – 5,529 votes Shelly Wiggins, NDP – [...]

2019/09/11Local Interest

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Enthusiasm on Cowan Trail Ride

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik with pictures by Tammy Herntier and Jessica Kovachik The annual Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August, being August 24th this year and marking it the 21st. On Friday night, as usual, the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly filled with trailers, horses, and ATVs. By Saturday [...]

2019/09/09Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 26, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the August 26, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed a date for a special meeting to plan how they want the process for the strategic/continuous improvement plan to look like and Board review. The date of the meeting was set for September 11, 2019 [...]

2019/09/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 3, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 3, 2019 | Northwest Region Cool weather with widespread rain over the weekend. An average of 25 to 33 mm rain throughout the region, with the highest amount of 46 mm around Swan River. There was hail mid-week in the Swan River Valley and a frost [...]

2019/09/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 16,2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte present with Councillor Wintoniw joined the meeting at 7:36 pm. Councillor Gray was absent with notice. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, [...]

2019/09/07Local Interest

Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk – Sep 10, 2019

Submitted by: Rod Seib | Suicide Prevention Awareness Community Walk Tues. September 10, 2019 1:00 pm Starting at CMHA Office 621 Main Street Swan River Come join the Mental Health Promotion Committee and Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Committee for a community walk to Legion Park to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Light refreshments to be [...]

2019/09/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Teachers Association Makes Donation to CFSV

Pictured above L to R, Front Row: Donna Martin (Executive Director) Back Row: CFSV Board Members, Tim Mendel, Kathy Eggie, Presenting for SVTA – Nicole Bobick, CFSV Board Members Barry Stephens, Lorne Henkelman (Chair), Max Polon, June McKenzie & Glenda Foster. Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | In July, the Community Foundation of [...]

2019/09/05Local Interest

$25,000 Donation to Wade Philip Galloway Skate Park

Pictured above: Bill Galloway presenting donation from Wade Philp Galloway Legacy Foundation to Skate Park Committiee representatives, Tracy Kerr and Carla Hamelin. Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | The Benito Skate Park Committee would like to thank the Wade Phillip Galloway Legacy Foundation for the generous support to our project. The Wade Philip Galloway Legacy Foundation [...]

2019/09/04Local Interest

Free Vegetarian Cooking Classes – Sep 16 & 30, 2019

Submitted by: David Ogram | Free Vegetarian Cooking Classes Mon. September 16, 2019 Mon. September 30, 2019 7:00 pm each evening Basement Meeting Room Seventh-day Adventist Church These classes will be suitable for everyone including those who have diabetes or prediabetes. The classes will include food preparation demonstrations, food samples and recipes. A Questions & [...]

2019/09/03Local Interest

Ferne Bretsen Establishes Education Fund with CFSV

Pictured above L to R, Front Row: Bruce Hardie (Presenting on behalf of the Bretsen Family), CFSV Board Members, Glenda Foster, Lorne Henkelman (Chair) Back Row: Barry Stephens, Kathy Eggie, Donna Martin (Executive Director), Max Polan, June McKenzie & Tim Mendel Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley [...]

2019/09/03Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 2, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte and Gray present. Mayor Jacobson was absent with notice. 1. Call meeting to order Deputy Mayor Wintoniw called the meeting to order [...]

2019/09/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 14, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 14th, 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, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted [...]

2019/09/01Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 18, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, present. Councillor Grey, giving prior notice, was absent. 1. Call meeting to order Moved By: Lance Jacobson Mayor Jacobson called the meeting [...]

2019/08/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 27, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 27, 2019 | Northwest Region Weather conditions were variable this past week with daytime highs of 25 to 28°C, while nighttime temperatures dipped into the low single digits in many parts of the region. The lowest temperatures recorded around Roblin and Swan River reached 1°C overnight. [...]

2019/08/30Local Interest

United Church Camp Ribbon Cutting – September 8, 2019

Submitted by: Lucile Neufeld | Wellman Lake United Church Camp New Bathroom Facility Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sun. September 8, 2019 1:45 pm Wellman Lake United Church Camp After another successful summer of camp, the Wellman Lake United Church Camp board would like to take a moment to thank and recognize all those involved in the [...]

2019/08/29Local Interest

Great Turnout for Flying Club Breakfast

Submitted by: Allen Martin | There was a great turn out for the annual pancake breakfast hosted by the Swan River Flying Club on August 25, 2019. The weather prevented most of the out of town aircraft from flying in, but local people enjoyed the morning.

2019/08/29Local Interest

Construction of Benito Skate Park Underway

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | Shine up your scooters and skateboards!!!! Kingdom Enterprises from Steinbach MB, greeted the Benito community with the start of a brand new skate park on August 26, 2019. Ground breaking Construction took place today at the Recreation grounds and we couldn’t be happier. The project will be completed around September [...]

2019/08/28Local Interest

Spitfires Girls Volleyball Host Open Skills Camp

Submitted by: Kandace Hart | The Spitfires Girls Volleyball team hosted an open skills camp August 23, 2019 at SVRSS with clinician Aimee Uchelenko. Aimee currently coaches the 18U Women’s club team in Estavan and is involved with the Atomic Program. She was a member of the Saskatchewan provincial team, had a 5 year career [...]

2019/08/27Local Interest

Sharon Alford Elected President/Chair of Federated Co-op

Federated Coop Limited News Release | Sharon Alford of Swan River, Man., has been elected President and Chair of the Board of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). Alford was elected Aug. 12, 2019 after serving as interim President/Chair since July 15, 2019. She is the first woman to serve in this position in our 91-year history. [...]

2019/08/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 24, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Webnesday, July 24th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chabers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Arnie Pedersen. Councillor Nadolney and Wyatt were absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/08/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 20, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 20, 2019 | Northwest Region Crops in the Northwest region again experienced a range in temperatures, with daytime temperatures reaching mid to high 20’s, while over night temperatures dipped low with Roblin and Laurier area down to 1.9 and 1.4°C respectively. A quick thundershower in the [...]

2019/08/23Local Interest

Minitonas Garden Club Fruit Festival – September 7, 2019

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club Annual Fruit Festival Sat September 7, 2019 2-4 pm Minitonas Community Hall Homemade Pie (gluten free available) & Beverage $5.00 per person, Children Under 6 years – no charge Local Pretty Valley Honey & Watkins/Scraps of Love – Vendors Fresh garden produce, home baking, jams, flowers, [...]

2019/08/22Local Interest

Flying Club Pancake Breakfast – August 25, 2019

Submitted by: Allen Martin | Pancake Breakfast Swan Valley Municipal Airport Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:00-11:00 am Come out and enjoy breakfast with aviation friends, view aircraft. Then head over to the museum for the rest of the day.

2019/08/20Local Interest

Congratulations to Doggy Derby Ghost Hand Winners

Submitted by: Brittney Suchoplas | Even though we had to cancel the Doggy Derby on Sunday August 11, 2019, poker hands were still played. Mishka (former SVAPL dog) and her sister Bear, supervised the dealings for our ghost hand draws at the Rotary Park. Congratulations to Jackie Basso who was lucky in getting TWO of [...]

2019/08/19Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 23, 2019

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 July, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2019/08/18Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 24, 2019

Special 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 July, 2019 A.D. at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the special meeting is to give 3rd reading to the 2019 Financial Plan (By-Law No. 01-2019), authorize the offers of employment [...]

2019/08/18Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 9, 2019

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 9th day of July, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/08/18Local Interest

Minitonas Bowsman Special Meeting Minutes – July 18, 2019

Special Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of July, 2019 A.D. at 8:10 p.m. The purpose of the special meeting is to give 1st and 2nd reading to the 2019 Financial Plan, discuss letter received from Swan Valley [...]

2019/08/17Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 25, 2019

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 25th day of June 2019 at 7:02 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matthew Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/08/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 13, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 13, 2019 | Northwest Region Minimal rainfall reported through the Northwest region as crops progressed towards maturity this week, except San Clara and The Pas, where 8 mm was received. Average daytime temperatures were in mid-20’s while overnight temperatures dipped below 10°C. Many areas in the [...]

2019/08/16Local Interest

Spitfires Volleyball Open Skills Camp – August 23, 2019

Submitted by: Kandace Hart | Spitfires Volleyball Open Skills Camp Featuring Aimee Unchulenko August 23, 2019 SVRSS Gymnasium Male & Female Players Grades 6-8 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm $35/player Grades 9-12 9:30 am – 1:00 pm $45/player Skills Include Passing | Setting | Serving | Attacking | Blocking | Defense **No previous experience required [...]

2019/08/15Local Interest

Serious Damage Dished Out at Durban Demo Derby

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On August 10, 2019 Durban held their annual demo derby. With the date changed from Sunday to a Saturday, the drivers appreciated the change giving them a chance to get home and recover from the rough and tough workout held during the crushing demo. With a new set of rules [...]

2019/08/14Local Interest

Two Days of Racing Action at Stock Car Club Invitational

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Speedway was buzzing with activity as the Swan Valley Stock Car Club hosted their annual invitational 2 day race on August 3 and 4, 2019. The weather was beautiful and the racing was great with close to 60 cars in attendance from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Friendly fans, fantastic [...]

2019/08/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 6, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 6, 2019 | Northwest Region There were good growing conditions in the Northwest region this past week and the crop is progressing well. Daytime temperatures hovered around 25°C and there were widespread rain showers along with heavy morning dews. Roblin area received the most rainfall last [...]

2019/08/11Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 18, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of June, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, G. Bartel & D. Wagner C.A.O; P. Simpson Councillor S. Walmsley left the [...]

2019/08/10Local Interest

Garden Walk Reveals Beauty of Kenville Area Gardens

Submitted by: Ellen Little with pictures by ValleyBiz.ca | A day of almost perfect weather on July 22, 2019 made the Annual Garden Walk, sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club, even more enjoyable. Five of some of the most beautiful farm yards in the Kenville area were on display. Merv & Jane Beasley [...]

2019/08/08Local Interest

Grand Opening of Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Petro-Canada

ValleyBiz Story | Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN) celebrated the grand opening of their new Petro-Canada gas bar and convenience store on July 25, 2019. The ceremony began with an honour song and a victory song played by a drum group from Cote First Nation. “As the drum called, I had a feeling in my heart.” [...]

2019/08/07Local Interest

Formo Motors Mustang Mania All Makes/Models Car Show

Submitted by: Jay Coulthart, Formo Motors | Mustang Mania 2019 was a great success. We had over 40 entries in the car show held on July 26, 2019. A lot of really cool, unique automobiles. Thanks to everyone that traveled far and wide to partake in the show. Congratulations to all the winners of their [...]

2019/08/06Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Chariot and Chuckwagon Action

ValleyBiz Story | Here’s one last look at the racing action from the 2019 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. The Roundup featured 4 days of heart-pumping, crowd-cheering, Chariot and Chuckwagon racing action.

2019/08/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 30, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 30, 2019 | Northwest Region Good growing conditions in the region this past week and the crop is progressing normally. Daytime temperatures hit highs of 30°C throughout the region. Other than Birch River, Swan River and The Pas, that received 8 to 13 mm, the rest [...]

2019/08/03Local Interest

Province Invests $32,500 In Miniature Train

ValleyBiz Story | On July 25, 2019, it was announced that the Trains at the Swan Valley Museum project will be receiving a grant in the amount of $32,500 from the Province of Manitoba under the Building Sustainable Communities program. The funding will cover 50% of the $65,000 cost for Phase 1 of the project. [...]

2019/08/01Local Interest

Parade Participants Show Their Valley Pride

ValleyBiz Story | The parade is a highly anticipated event each year during the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition and local businesses and organizations were all decked out in their parade day best to celebrate on July 26, 2019. The parade theme was Swan Valley Proud and the floats showcased many aspects of Swan Valley life [...]

2019/07/31Local Interest

Communities In Bloom Committee Welcomes Judges

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The local Community In Blooms committee was honored to host the judges for this year’s competition on July 29, 2019. Hugh Skinner is from Roblin and Shonda Ashcroft is from Birtle. They were busy taking notes, photos and asking questions and generally admiring our beautiful town. Points of interest on [...]

2019/07/31Local Interest

Never a Dull Moment at Northwest Roundup Rodeo

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River has something for everyone and the rodeo events are always a crowd-pleaser. The fast paced events offer plenty of thrills, spills and heart-pumping action. Bronc Riding Bull Riding Tie Down Roping Steer Wrestling Team Roping Barrel Racing

2019/07/30Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Wows Kids With Many Activities

ValleyBiz Story | Each year kids look forward to the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River on the last weekend in July. This year was no exception. The Roundup provides plenty of things to do, including opportunities for up and coming rodeo stars to get up close and personal with the action. The Mutton [...]

2019/07/30Local Interest