Category Archives: Local Interest

Great Day at Sunflower Early Learning Centre Fundraiser

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | The Sunflower Early Learning Centre in Minitonas held a Bottle Drive Fundraiser Sunflower Early Learning Centre Inc. on Sunday, July 5th, 2020. Thank you to everyone who took part by either donating their time to volunteer with the collection of cans and bottles or by donating their cans and bottles [...]

2020/07/13Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 10, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain Held Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 via video conference. 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 as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also [...]

2020/07/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Warn of Current Phone Scam

Swan River RCMP Public Service Announcement | The Swan River RCMP is warning about another scam making the rounds; this one involving social insurance numbers. The call starts out as an automated message stating that their SIN number has been involved in activity (possibly criminal) across Canada & to press “1″ to speak with someone. [...]

2020/07/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 7, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 7, 2020 | Northwest Region There was precipitation throughout the entire region last week along with hot temperatures. Rainfall amounts were 40 to 50mm through Swan River, Ste. Rose/McCreary, The Pas and 75mm around Roblin area. There is water pooling in low-lying areas and some fields [...]

2020/07/08Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Vehicle-pedestrian Collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 5, 2020, at approximately 1:20 am, RCMP responded to a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 10, north of Road 218 N, approximately 6 km north of Swan River. A vehicle was travelling northbound on Highway 10, when it collided with a pedestrian. The 30-year-old female pedestrian from Swan River, was [...]

2020/07/06Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 30, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 30, 2020 | Northwest Region There was rain throughout the entire region in the last few days. Amounts varied but ranged from a minimum of 25mm around Roblin on the western side of the region to amounts in excess of 124 mm at Alonsa and 117 [...]

2020/07/02Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 2, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Whyte, Friesen and Delaurier (7:50 PM) present in person and Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, and Councillors Moriaux and Gray attending via video conference. Also Present in person; Staff [...]

2020/06/30Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 9, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 9th day of June, 2020 A.D. at 6:40 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman , C. Densen, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner, and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson 1. S. [...]

2020/06/29Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 27, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at the Birch River Legion Hall in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent without notice. CAO Paige Larocque was [...]

2020/06/28Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – May 26, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 26th day of May, 2020 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, C. Densen, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. L. Hutman arrived at 7:42 pm. CAO: Patti Simpson Absent [...]

2020/06/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 23, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 23, 2020 | Northwest Region Conditions in the Northwest region this week were variable with temperatures nearing 30°C midweek and falling to single digit daytime highs later in the week. Conditions improved by Sunday with seasonal temperatures returning. There was rainfall in parts of the region, [...]

2020/06/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Public Hearing Minutes – May 27, 2020

Minutes of the Special Service Levy for Mountain South Road Maintenance Public Hearing of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held May 27th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Birch River Legion Hall in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve Robert Hanson Councillors: Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm [...]

2020/06/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River CAO Tenders Resignation

June 24 Media Release | The Town of Swan River announces that they have accepted the resignation of Charles Croll as Town Manager (Chief Administrative Officer). His last day of work will be June 26, 2020. Council would like to thank Charles for all his hard work over the past year and wish him well [...]

2020/06/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 16, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 16, 2020 | Northwest Region Warm weather conditions this week reached highs of 25 to 32○C. However, there were areas of the region where temperatures dropped overnight to single digits. Minitonas received 13mm of precipitation, The Pas received upwards of 30mm; other parts of the region [...]

2020/06/24Local Interest

Madge Lake Day Camps Making a Debut in Swan River

Submitted by: Kendra Thiessen | This summer camps all over Canada have had to close doors or adapt to the new normal, and Madge Lake Bible Camp has risen to the occasion! Their first week of Day Camps at Community Bible Fellowship was a great success. Each day consisted of two sessions, the morning for [...]

2020/06/23Local Interest

SVRSS Class of 2020: One for the History Books

Pictures Courtesy of Kevin Penner Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2020 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 19, 2020 It was a graduation like none other for the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Class of 2020. A lot of dedication and creativity went into designing a graduation ceremony that would provide a safe and [...]

2020/06/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 28, 2020

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 28th day of April, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade (via phone) Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont Interim-Acting CAO: [...]

2020/06/21Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 8, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 8, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent received a presentation on behalf of the Division from the Indigenous Academic Achievement Coordinator, Lorna Munro. Lorna described all the programs that her and her team have worked on in this area to support our students. [...]

2020/06/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 14, 2020

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 14th day of April, 2020 at 7:06 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster (via phone) Bill Gade (via phone) Matt Wills Tyler Kushniryk (via phone) [...]

2020/06/20Local Interest

2020 Graduation: Watch Here Live 4pm Friday, June 19

The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School will be holding a drive-in graduation ceremony on June 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm with one vehicle permitted per graduate. Others will be able to watch the ceremony online thanks to a live-stream from the SVRSS. Below is the link to the live stream – click play to start.

2020/06/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 9, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 9, 2020 | Northwest Region The week started out with warm weather reaching highs of 29°C; however much of the region also received high winds. Widespread rainfall events resulted in 13 mm precipitation throughout the region with northern areas of the region receiving upwards of 30 [...]

2020/06/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Projects Receive Heritage Funding

Manitoba Pc Caucus Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River is welcoming an announcement that the Government of Manitoba is providing funding for projects from local heritage organizations through the Manitoba Heritage Resource Conservation Grants program. “Swan River’s cultural roots run deep,” said Wowchuk. “Our PC government recognizes the need to preserve our [...]

2020/06/17Local Interest

Co-op donates $20K to Legacy Projects

Swan Valley Co-op Media Release | (JUNE 15, 2020) Swan Valley Co-op is celebrating their 80th anniversary by continuing to invest in our communities – including new funding for Legacy Projects in the Swan Valley area. Through the legacy projects fund, Co-op is providing a total of $20,000 for the following projects. • Concession booth [...]

2020/06/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 19, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding in person along with Councillors Friesen, Delarier (arrived 7:35 pm). Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, and Gray, attended via web conference. Councillor Whyte: absent with notice Present: Staff – In person: [...]

2020/06/14Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 13, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 via video conference. 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 as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also [...]

2020/06/13Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 25, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 25, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent and Board discussed that even during the many challenges all our staff, students and parents are facing there are positive stories too. Bowsman and Benito Schools sent in success stories that were shared with the Board [...]

2020/06/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Recover Drugs & Firearm During Search

RCMP Media Release | On June 5, 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation, Swan River RCMP, along with assistance from the Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and our Police Dog Services unit, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the Town of Swan River. The search of [...]

2020/06/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 2, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 2, 2020 | Northwest Region Seeding progressed throughout the Northwest region with some areas nearing completion. The exception is The Pas where seeding is well underway. Reseeding of some canola fields was required in the Swan Valley and Dauphin/Fork river region due flea beetle feeding as [...]

2020/06/09Local Interest

Sunflower Early Learning Centre Fundraiser – July 5, 2020

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | Bottle Drive Fundraiser Sunflower Early Learning Centre Inc. Sunday, July 5th, 2020 1:00 – 4:00 pm Drop off: Minitonas Hotel, OR Simply leave your empty BEER bottles/cans at the end of your lane for SELC Volunteers to pick up. Please No later than 12:45 pm so we don’t miss you. [...]

2020/06/08Local Interest

Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – May 5, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of May, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, D. Wagner and W. Kolisnyk. CAO: Patti Simpson Present by Electronic Communication: Councillor [...]

2020/06/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 26, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 26, 2020 | Northwest Region The Northwest region received a mix of temperatures throughout the week reaching the upper twenties. Some areas in the region received rain over the weekend, while others near Swan Valley and Roblin would benefit from a good rain. Ste. Rose area [...]

2020/06/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Special Meeting Minutes – May 5, 2020

Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 via Video Conference. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent without notice. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer [...]

2020/05/31Local Interest

Town of Swan River Special Meeting – April 22, 2020

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Friesen and Delaurier present in chambers. Councillors Gray, Moriaux and Whyte attended via video conference. Also Present: Staff In person – Town Manager C. Croll, ACAO [...]

2020/05/30Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 22, 2020

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 via video conference. 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 [...]

2020/05/29Local Interest

65th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale – May 29-30, 2020

65th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale 9am May 29, 2020 to 6pm May 30, 2020 WWW.DLMS.CA Due to the current Covid-19 situation the Swan Valley 4-H Show and Sale that was to be held May 30th, will now be held as an online steer show only. The sale information can be found by visiting www.dlms.ca in [...]

2020/05/27Local Interest

Funding Available for Swan Valley COVID-19 Response

Media Release | Community Foundation of Swan Valley takes part in new Emergency Community Support Fund Swan River: May 26, 2020 The Community Foundation of Swan Valley today announced it will be provided with $40,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way [...]

2020/05/26Local Interest

$159,918 Green Team Funding for Swan River Constituency

Media Release | SWAN RIVER – Rick Wowchuk MLA for Swan River is welcoming an announcement that the Government of Manitoba is supporting local community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks delivering Green Team projects this upcoming summer. “As we face the economic challenges brought on by COVID-19, these projects will provide important employment opportunities for [...]

2020/05/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 19, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 19, 2020 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures were welcomed in the Northwest region by the weekend, and seeding continued in full swing. Along with warmer temperatures over the weekend, came strong southerly winds, which caused challenges for most herbicide applications. Lighter soils also saw some topsoil [...]

2020/05/24Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 11, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 11, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported on many positives in the Division, the parade that SVTA is organizing, the work the Town of Swan River is doing with SVRSS for our graduates, and Taylor’s video of support for their parents and [...]

2020/05/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Recover Drugs & Firearm During Search

RCMP Media Release | On May 20, 2020, as a result of an ongoing investigation, Swan River RCMP, along with assistance from the Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and our Police Dog Services unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence located in the Town of [...]

2020/05/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 21, 2020

Regular Council Meeting 21/04/2020 – 07:30 PM The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Wintoniw, Whyte, Gray, Friesen and Delaurier present. Also Present: Staff – Town Manager C. Croll, ACAO P. Henkelman, PW [...]

2020/05/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 12, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 12, 2020 | Northwest Region In spite of cool temperatures and strong, cold winds, seeding is progressing in the Northwest region. Daytime temperatures hovered in the mid-teens with overnight temperatures dropping down around -5°C through the week. The soil is slowly warming up and soil moisture [...]

2020/05/20Local Interest

Celebrate International Museum Day with a Virtual Tour

ValleyBiz file photo | The province is celebrating International Museum Day by encouraging Manitobans to explore their history with virtual visits to Manitoba museums, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. ValleyBiz did a feature story on the Swan Valley Historical Museum a few years back that showcases many of the buildings and [...]

2020/05/18Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 27, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 27, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported that the staffing process continues for next year, with some interviews taking place this week. 2. The Board reviewed Policy 13 – Finances. 3. The Acting Transportation Supervisor gave his annual report to the Board. [...]

2020/05/16Local Interest

Teacher Tuesdays Celebrate Front Line Workers

Submitted photos | The Swan Valley Teachers’ Association (SVTA) kicked off Teacher Tuesdays in support of Front line workers with a parade around the personal care and hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Every Tuesday until the end of June SVTA will also be sending lunch to one of the following front line workers in [...]

2020/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Golf Course Opens for the Season

Submitted Pictures | In spite of the cold weather, close to 120 people dusted off their clubs to attend the opening day of the Swan River Golf and Country Club. The course re-opened on Friday, May 8, 2020 with additional precautions to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Golfers are reminded to call ahead to [...]

2020/05/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 5, 2020

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 5, 2020 | Northwest Region Temperatures in the past week were generally cool throughout the region. Daytime temperatures were highest around the southern part of the region with highs of 21°C with overnight lows dropping to minus 5°C. Rain was widespread with precipitation amounts ranging from [...]

2020/05/12Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 21, 2020

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of April, 2020 A.D. at 6:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and L. Hutman. CAO: Patti Simpson Present by Electronic Communication: Councillor [...]

2020/05/09Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 13, 2020

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 13, 2020 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported that the staffing process continues for next year with internal, and some external postings coming shortly. 2. The Board reviewed Policy 12 – Learning Environment Programs and Services. 3. The Board discussed the Pension Committee [...]

2020/05/07Local Interest

Nominations Open to Thank Someone Through Co-op Helps

Co-Op Media Release: May 5, 2020 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Swan Valley Co-op has been on the front lines delivering the essentials needed by our Co-op members, customers and communities. Now, we want to help say thank you to somebody making your life a little easier or a little brighter. Tell us [...]

2020/05/05Local Interest