Category Archives: Local Interest

Noon Hour Hockey 40th Anniversary Bubba Cup

Back L-R: Lyle Eggie, Chris Hart, Ryan Cooke, John Pasternak, Hilbert Nerbas, Dale Anderson,Blair Mosiondz, Rodney Redhead, Jay Barkman, Cam Hart, Henry Barkowski, Tyrell Koehn, Jax Penner Middle: Roman Koehn, David Thiessen, Drew Penner, Rob Nesbitt, Faron Genaille, Tim Grazier, Colin Baldwin, Front: Brian Laforce, Chris Penner, Faron Cook, Jarrett Gingras, Chris Thompson, Brad Stewart, […]

2024/04/14Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – April 23, 24 & 25, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat April 23, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center April 24, 2024 Benito Drop In Center April 25, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/04/14Local Interest

Enjoyable Day at Easter Home Business & Craft Sale

Submitted by: Lorrelei Graff A group of small home-based businesses and craft vendors had a most enjoyable day at the Veterans Hall in Swan River on March 30, 2024. Even with the previous day’s snowfall, many people came out to enjoy, visit and support the vendors and get 50/50 tickets. A delicious lunch was available […]

2024/04/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Locate Stolen Vehicle and Make Arrests

RCMP Media Release | On April 4, 2024, at approximately 9:40 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from Swan River. It was reported that a suspect had entered a home, taken keys, and stole the homeowner’s vehicle. Officers located the stolen vehicle on Valley Road at Highway 10, and initiated […]

2024/04/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Folkfest – May 31 & June 1, 2024

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Swan Valley Folkfest May 31 & June 1, 2024 The Swan Valley Folkfest is back in Swan River, join us for fun filled two days of cultural food and entertainment. 50:50 tickets available from Immigrant services, Star and Times, The Brick, Three:30 Paper, Gifts and Décor, 83 North. We are still […]

2024/04/10Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Year End Concert – April 20, 2024

Submitted by: Pam Mykula The Dolyna Dancers present their Year End Concert Sat. April 20, 2024 1:00 pm Doors Open 12:30 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Tickets $10 10 and under free Tickets available at the door or any Dolyna Dancer Refreshments at Intermission Everyone Welcome!

2024/04/06Local Interest

Learn to Curl Clinic Great Opportunity to Try Curling

Submitted by: Kari Goethe Thank you to everyone who attended the Learn to Curl Clinic on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 and a special thank you to the junior instructors. This was an opportunity for people to try curling so that they might consider curling next season. The Swan River Curling Club will be looking at […]

2024/03/31Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Jerseys for Ecole Swan River South School

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) received a grant for athletic jerseys for Ecole Swan River South School (ESRSS). The jerseys will be used for all student sports, fostering a sense of unity among the students of ESRSS. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to […]

2024/03/26Local Interest

Circus Comes to Town for 94th Annual Women’s Bonspiel

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura | The circus came to town March 15-17, 2024 when the Swan River Curling Club hosted its 94th annual women’s bonspiel. We want to extend a thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their event contributions: Swan Valley Consumers Co-op, New Era Ag, MNP, Marge Williamson, Swan Valley Pharmacy, […]

2024/03/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 28, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/03/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 20, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Bobick, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Deputy Mayor Moriaux Councillor Boychuck Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/03/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 14, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/03/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 6, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/03/23Local Interest

Exposing Lies 3 Day Seminar, April 12-14, 2024

Submitted by: Patsy Schullman | Exposing Lies 3 Day Seminar April 12 – 14, 2024 6:30 pm Swan River RSVP crossroadsforum@protonmail.com 204-734-0674

2024/03/23Local Interest

New CT Scanner Arrives in Swan River

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health The CT Scanner unit has arrived in Swan River. The new unit was brought into the Swan Valley Health Centre on Tuesday (March 19, 2024). Renovations to the hospital space that will hold the new piece of diagnostic equipment are nearing completion. Mechanical and electrical work will continue through March. […]

2024/03/22Local Interest

SR Kinsmen Nursery School Giving Gala – April 6, 2024

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School Giving Gala April 6, 2024 Cocktails 5 PM Supper and entertainment to follow. The Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School invites you to attend the Giving Gala – April 6, 2024 at the Veterans Community Hall. Cocktails start at 5 PM with supper and entertainment to follow. […]

2024/03/21Local Interest

Minitonas Fifty Plus Hockey Finale

L-R Back Row; Faron Cook, Pat Morden, James Waldner, Greg Hunt, Eldon Hart, Carl Giesbrecht, Blair Mosiondz, Faron Genaille, Abel Gott, Bryon Fried, Lyle Eggie Front: Kolton Leslie, Randy Mateika, Terry Fullerton, Marc Kunjumpa, Dennis Kalynuk, Jarret Gingras, George Oberlin, Steve Windsor, Henry Barkowski. Missing: Doug Sagert, David Eggie, Jerry Copapay and Chris Cook Submitted […]

2024/03/20Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – March 26, 27 & 28, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat March 26, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center March 27, 2024 Benito Drop In Center March 28, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/03/20Local Interest

SVSD to Reconfiguring Swan River K-5 Schools

Submitted by: Swan Valley School Division On March 18, 2024 The Board of Trustees of the Swan Valley School Division unanimously passed a resolution to reconfigure: Heyes School as a Grade 3-4-5 school and Taylor School as a K-1-2 school The plan will begin with finalizing staffing and establishing the renovation schedule. The move will […]

2024/03/19Local Interest

Many Brave Blustery Weather at Billy Beal Derby

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann Our 24th Billy Beal Derby is now in the history books. I can honestly say, without a shadow of doubt, this event would not be possible without the countless volunteer hours put in by our Valley Lions members, community volunteers, and the generosity of our sponsors. Having said that, our success […]

2024/03/19Local Interest

Mary Liv and Joel Rohs Concert – March 22, 2024

Submitted by: Lois Borland Mary Liv and Joel Rohs Concert Fri. March 22, 2024 Doors Open 6:30 pm Concert 7:00 pm The Valley Room Westwood Inn Mary Liv is a multi-instrumental musician playing fiddle, guitar, and banjo. Her songs are a mix of her own originals, some classic remakes. The stories behind her songs touch […]

2024/03/18Local Interest

Easter Small Business and Craft Show – March 30, 2024

Submitted by: Lee Graff | Easter Small Business and Craft Show March 30, 2024 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River Kitchen Open: Homemade Bread Soup and Sandwiches Perogies

2024/03/17Local Interest

Youth Charged in Minitonas Arena Break-In

RCMP Media Release | On March 12, 2024, Swan River responded to a break-in that occurred at the arena in Minitonas. Sometime overnight a break-in had occurred and power tools and other items were stolen. Later that day officers attended a residence in Minitonas, attempting to arrest a suspect responsible for other property crime offences. […]

2024/03/15Local Interest

SVAPL Annual Spring Banquet – April 13, 2024

Submitted by: SVAPL Swan Valley Animal Protection League Annual Spring Banquet Sat. April 13, 2024 Veteran’s Hall Swan River Cocktails 5pm Dinner 6pm Cash Bar Join us for our Annual Spring Banquet. Dinner by Johnny and Jenna Catering Co. Games and Silent Auction. Tickets Available at the Swan Vet Clinic or message us to arrange […]

2024/03/14Local Interest

Loneliness Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. – Service to Seniors February Coffee and a Chat had us all thinking of how we and the people we know handle occasional or extensive loneliness, isolation and solitude. A quote from Mother Theresa “the most terrible Poverty is Loneliness and the feeling of being […]

2024/03/12Local Interest

Swan River Ladies Curling Bonspiel: March 15-17, 2024

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura | Swan River Curling Club Annual Ladies Bonspiel March 15-17, 2024 The Swan River Curling Club would like to invite you to join the circus at the 94th annual women’s bonspiel. The cost to enter is $180 per team. Highlights include three events, cash prizes, Blind Calcutta, and a Saturday Night […]

2024/03/10Local Interest

Spring Forward Tonight – Daylight Savings Begins

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. The official time to set your clocks ahead 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, March 10, 2024 Set your clock to: 3:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2024/03/09Local Interest

Where’s Waldo Fundraiser – April 20, 2024

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | Where’s Waldo Fundraiser for the Swan River Curling Club April 20, 2024 Team Registration at the SR Curling Rink 3:00-4:00 pm Event Start 4:00 pm Don’t miss out…. Gather some friends, family or co-workers to have a day of fun! People dressed as Waldos will be hiding around the town […]

2024/03/07Local Interest

2024 World Day of Prayer Service Held in Swan River

Submitted by: Donna Leming | The Seventh-day Adventist church hosted the 2024 World Day Of Prayer program with The United, Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches participating with the readings. The program was prepared by a group of ecumenical Palestinian Christian women. The service was based on the theme “I Beg You … Bear With One […]

2024/03/06Local Interest

Learn to Curl Free Clinc – March 19, 2024

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | Learn to Curl FREE Clinic! Tuesday, March 19, 2024 5:30 pm -7:00 pm Swan River Curling Club Open to all beginners age 8 and up, including adults. This is your chance to come try curling to see if you might want to join the club next year! All equipment will […]

2024/03/05Local Interest

Swan Valley Fire Department Weather Statemet

Swan Valley Fire Department Weather Statement March 3, 2024 | This does not happen very often but roads within the Swan Valley area are closed due to the blowing snow and hazardous driving conditions. Driving anywhere on the highways and backroads are not advised! Stay at home and watch some movies, spend time with family! […]

2024/03/03Local Interest

Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby – March 16, 2024

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann | 24th Annual Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby Sat. March 16, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Whitefish Lake $10,000 First Prize The Billy Beal Classic Fishing Derby is back this year with many prizes! All proceeds go to the Swan Valley Lion’s Medical Assistance Fund to help Swan Valley […]

2024/03/03Local Interest

World Day of Prayer Local Service – March 1, 2024

Submitted by: June Jamieson World Day of Prayer Local Service Hosted/organized by the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 – 1st Street South Fri. March 1, 2024 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact: Mary Yakelashek Phone #: 204-525-4523 Email: fmyak@yahoo.ca The invitation is out for everyone – men, women, and children of all ages […]

2024/02/25Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Heyes School Skates and Helmets

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Heyes Elementary PAC (SVSD) recently received a grant to purchase new skates and helmets for the school. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to support this project that enhances the well-being and recreational opportunities for students, ensuring that every student has access to the essential […]

2024/02/20Local Interest

Coffee And A Chat – February 27, 28 & 29, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat February 27, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center February 28, 2024 Benito Drop In Center February 29, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/02/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Citizens on Patrol Program

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier With crime on the rise in the Swan Valley, several residents have decided to be proactive in an effort to deter it. For this reason Swan Valley Citizens On Patrol Program (SV COPP) was started in 2021. SV COPP is part of MB COPP that started in Manitoba in 1991. The […]

2024/02/14Local Interest

Income Tax & Spiritual Journey Topics at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan Valley Services to Seniors We are happy to have Birch River Northern Neighbors Drop In Center, Benito Drop In Center and the Swan River Senior Citizen Center host our presentations in January. The topics were budgeting and Income Tax Information with CPA Bruce Hardie and Aging as a Spiritual Journey with pastor […]

2024/02/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 16, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/02/11Local Interest

Swan River Horseplay – Jan 29 – May 20, 2024

Submitted by: Madge Lake Bible Camp | Swan River Horseplay Monday Evenings Ages 8 and Up Novice to Experienced January 29 – May 20, 2024 For more information visit www.madgelakebiblecamp.ca or call Naomi at 1-888-88Madge

2024/02/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 2, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillor Powell Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, […]

2024/02/10Local Interest

CANCELLED – Voices of Legends Concert

Submitted by: Brent Erlendson CANCELLED Live in Concert Swan River Legion Voices of Legends featuring Steve Hillis Amazing One Man Tribute Show Featuring tributes to Classic Rock 1970s/80s plus Country Legends and more Click Here for Classic Rock Playlist Click Here for Classic Country Playlist Includes hamburger/hot dog with ALL the fixins … Chili, Fried […]

2024/02/08Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 8, 2024

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 8, 2024, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Board Chair: Treaty and Land Acknowledgement We gather this evening to meet as Swan Valley School Division’s Board of Trustees, on land that is the Traditional Territory of The Cree, […]

2024/02/05Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Minitonas & District Arena

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Minitonas & District Arena Inc. received a second grant for their Accessibility Project. Automatic door openers were installed, steps/ramps added to the bleachers, and grade changes/exits painted yellow for easy identification. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to continue to support this community project […]

2024/01/30Local Interest

Rob Tomlinson Hired as SVSD Superintendent/CEO

SVSD Announcement | After extensive consultation, our search for a new Superintendent/CEO has led the Swan Valley School Board of Trustees to Rob Tomlinson. We are pleased to announce that Rob will be assuming his new role July 1, 2024. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to his leadership as […]

2024/01/28Local Interest

Barrows 9th Annual Gospel Jamboree: May 31-June 2, 2024

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Barrows 9th Annual Gospel Jamboree at Barrows, MB May 31, June 1 & 2, 2024 Fri. 6pm – 9pm Sat. 10am – 9pm Sun. 10am – 6pm Come and enjoy the ministry of invited musicians for a weekend of Gospel Music. Jeff and Anita Reimer and Family Ivan Chartrand Cindy […]

2024/01/26Local Interest

UPDATED: RCMP Investigating Suspicious Vehicle

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE: Jan 25, 2024 The investigation has been completed and was found to be non-criminal. ______________________________ On January 23, 2024, at 5:00 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of an incident, from the day before, from the Benito School of a suspicious vehicle having driven past two female students, ages […]

2024/01/24Local Interest

Benito Vesselli Dance Club hosts Malanka 2024

The Benito Vesselli Dance Club With a sold out crowd, the club was overwhelmed with the support from the community and surrounding area. Guests were entertained with live music played by Bill Macooh as they entered the hall for cocktails. All 28 Vesselli Dancers gathered to welcome everyone to Malanka 2024 and say Grace. A […]

2024/01/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Arrest Male for Home Invasion Robbery

On January 13, 2024, at approximately 4:20 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a female injured in her home on 6th Avenue in Swan River, Manitoba. When police arrived on scene, Emergency Medical Services were providing treatment to a 39-year-old female for non-life threatening injuries. Investigation determined that the female had been home […]

2024/01/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 19, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/01/21Local Interest

RCMP Make Arrests in Swan River Homicide

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE: On January 16, 2024, Dean Bell, 29, and Tyrone Guiboche, 40, both from Swan River, were arrested and charged with Manslaughter in relation to the homicide of the 33-year-old male that occurred on January 13, 2024, in Swan River. They were remanded into custody. _________________________________ On January 13, 2024, at […]

2024/01/16Local Interest