Category Archives: Local Interest

Barry Wolff Hired as Stampeders GM and Head Coach

Submitted by: Pat Morden, President Swan Valley Stampeders The Board of Directors of the Swan Valley Stampeders Junior A Hockey Club Inc. would like to announce the hiring of Barry Wolff as General Manager and Head Coach of the Hockey Club. Originally from Kelowna, Barry Wolff comes to the Stampeders with 23 years of junior [...]

2018/10/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 12, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque [...]

2018/09/30Local Interest

Prophecy Seminar – October 9 & 11, 2018

Submitted by: David Ogram | Prophecy Seminar Tues. October 9, 2018 Thurs. October 11, 2018 7:00 pm Multi-Purpose Room Swan River Library Video presentation followed by discussion.  Why Are There so Many Disasters? OTHER TOPICS What Does the Future Hold? Mysteries in the Book of Revelation Explained USA in Bible Prophecy Who is the Antichrist? Can [...]

2018/09/30Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 24, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 24, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported that for this year’s SAGE Day, the PD Committee has organized a few local option sessions. Teachers who choose the local option will still be expected to pay a registration fee. The [...]

2018/09/29Local Interest

Swan Health Care Plus Grand Opening – October 4, 2018

Submitted by: Brittney Suchoplas Swan Health Care Plus Pharmacy Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony October 4, 2018 11:00 am 615 Main Street Swan River, MB Coffee & Donuts | Door Prizes | Gift Certificates | Special Deals Now Open Saturdays 10am – 2pm Daily Delivery to Swan River & Minitonas • Weekly Delivery to Benito [...]

2018/09/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 24, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 24, 2018 | Northwest Region Harvest progress was stalled this week with cool weather, intermittent rain showers, fog, heavy dew and snow over the weekend. Daytime temperatures were generally in the low teens with nighttime temperatures dropping below zero and frost through the end of the [...]

2018/09/28Local Interest

Community Foundation Cultural Gala – November 9, 2018

Community Foundation of Swan Valley Cultural Gala An elegant evening showcasing local cultural entertainment. Fri. November 9, 2018 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River, MB Four Course Dinner catered by:Julie Nahnybida Tickets $100 per person (charitable receipt for cost less expenses) Proceeds to the Community Foundation of Swan Valley For more [...]

2018/09/27Local Interest

Tornado Hunters Touch Down in Swan River

Submitted by: Jay Coulthart | Tornado Hunters touched down in Swan River on Thursday Septemer 20, 2018 for a meet and greet with fans. Tornado Hunters, Chris Chittick did an educational assembly for Hayes and Taylor schools on Thursday afternoon which was sponsored by Formo Motors. Thursday evening Chris was at Formo Motors talking with [...]

2018/09/27Local Interest

FREE Cooking Class for Diabetics – October 3, 2018

Submitted by: David Ogram | FREE Cooking Class for Diabetics Wed. October 3, 2018 7:00 pm Pre-Register by: October 1, 2018 The Class* will include: – Demonstrations of vegetarian food preparation, recipes, food samples – Discussion on the relationship between diabetes, foods, & exercise – Question and Answer time Those who wish to, will be [...]

2018/09/26Local Interest

About 150 Buy Lunch to Support Cheetahs Gymnastics

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | About 150 people braved the weather and attended the BBQ on Monday at Swan River Key Chevrolet. The proceeds from the BBQ are going to the Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics Club equipment purchase. Thanks to Key Chev for hosting and sponsoring the event, the Swan Valley Cheetahs for all their [...]

2018/09/26Local Interest

Community Foundation Receiving Fall Grant Applications

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is now receiving applications for 2018 Fall Granting. The CFSV is a charitable organization founded by local citizens to help people invest in building a community that is a better place to live, work and play. Since its inception in 2005, the CFSV has provided [...]

2018/09/25Local Interest

Swan Valley MyHealthTeam Partners with Sapotaweyak

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health | A second MyHealthTeam has been approved for the Prairie Mountain Health region, expanding the quality and consistency of care for Manitobans living in the Swan River Valley region. “Medical experts have endorsed MyHealthTeams because they connect to their communities at the onset and focus on addressing the highest needs [...]

2018/09/25Local Interest

2018 Swan Valley Municipal Election Candidates

The next general Manitoba municipal election will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The following is the list of candidates running in the 2018 General Municipal Election for Swan Valley Municipalities along with the names of candidates elected by acclamation. MUNICIPALITY OF MINITONAS-BOWSMAN For the Office of Reeve MYCHALCHUK, Larry PACAMANIUK, Walter For the Offices [...]

2018/09/24Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – September 30, 2018

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Fall Supper Cowan Community Centre Sun. September 30, 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Adults – $14.00 Children 7-13 – $7.00 Preschoolers Free Everyone Welcome There will be a variety of food selections available that will include cabbage rolls, perogies, turkey, salads, cheesecakes and much more. Take-out trays are [...]

2018/09/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 4, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Jacobson, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.403 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for the [...]

2018/09/23Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 10, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 10, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Trustees who attended CSBA shared information from sessions they attended at the conference. The conference is a great opportunity to see what is happening across Canada in terms of Public Education. 2. The Board was [...]

2018/09/22Local Interest

SVAPL Spring Banquet – April 6, 2019

Swan Valley Animal Protection League Spring Banquet April 6, 2019 Veterans Hall Instead of a fall banquet, it will be a spring banquet. Join us for a BEAR-Y fun time! Watch for Advanced Tickets!

2018/09/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 11, 2018

Minutes of the 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 11th day of September, 2018 at 7:01 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Carrie Blosha CAO: Deidre Bilyk Absent with [...]

2018/09/22Local Interest

Durban Fall Supper – September 30, 2018

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn Durban Community Hall Fall Supper Sun. September 30, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Adults: $15 Ages 7 to 12: $8 6 and under: Free Menu Fried Chicken, Meatballs, Cabbage Rolls, Perogies, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salads, Vegetables, Desserts Takeouts: Call Hall at 204-539-2030 Pick up time: 3:30 pm All Welcome Info: [...]

2018/09/21Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 17, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 17, 2018 | Northwest Region Harvest progress stalled this week as cool weather and rain showers moved through. Some locations received a light frost, but reports of damage minimal. Reports of a hail storm on the weekend through Roblin, Swan River and Dauphin, but damage still [...]

2018/09/21Local Interest

Big Daddy Tazz – September 28, 2018

Submitted by: Rod Seib | Big Daddy Tazz Fri. September 28, 2018 8:00 pm Veterans Community Hall 119 – 6th Ave. N. Swan River, MB Door Prizes * 50/50 Draw There is no charge for this event. All ages welcome! Described as “on of the most talented comics in the business”, Big Daddy Tazz has [...]

2018/09/20Local Interest

Great Time at CNIB Tea & Bake Sale

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | A big thank you to all that came out to the CNIB Tea and Bake Sale last Saturday, September 15, 2018. We had a great time trying the assortment of cakes and cheesecakes!

2018/09/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Cheetahs BBQ – September 24, 2018

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymnastics Club Fundraising BBQ Swan River Key Chevrolet Mon. September 24, 2018 11:00 am – 2:00 pm $5 for a Smokie on a bun, chips and a drink Bowsman Lions fundraising BBQ generously sponsored by Swan River’s Key Chev GX94′s Nick Kaczmar will be broadcasting live on [...]

2018/09/20Local Interest

$11,760 Raised at Terry Fox Run in Swan River

Submitted Story | A total of 60 participants and volunteers gathered at the Swan River Centennial arena for the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Heavy rain in the morning moved the official event indoors, however some participants still chose to brave the weather and complete the run outside. Approximately $11,760 was raised. [...]

2018/09/19Local Interest

New Use for an Old General Store

Submitted by: The Abel’s(Anne-Marie, John and Natasha) | There may be a few folks in the Lenswood area, curious as to what changes have been made to the former Lenswood General store. Many people have shared memories of the old store and Metro and his family, with us. From what we’ve learned from neighbours and [...]

2018/09/18Local Interest

Valley Connection To Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Submitted Story | On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon, SK, 42 teams entered the Annual Hoops For Hope Cystic Fibrosis Research 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. From U14 age categories (male and female) all the way to Masters Men and Women as well demonstration opportunities for Wheelchair Basketball participants, [...]

2018/09/17Local Interest

Tornado Hunters in Swan River – September 20, 2018

Submitted by: Formo Motors | Tornado Hunters Touching Down in Swan River! Thurs. September 20, 2018 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Formo Motors Ltd. 1550 Main Street Hwy 10 Swan River Tornado Hunters are going to be at Formo Motors on Thursday Septemer 20, 2018 from 4-7pm. They will be talking with fans, signing autographs [...]

2018/09/16Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 22, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 22nd in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 [...]

2018/09/16Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 21, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of August, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, & L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Councillor: C. Densen & L. [...]

2018/09/15Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 10, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 10, 2018 | Northwest Region There was good harvest progress this past week. Night temperatures are starting to cool with heavy dew in the mornings and a heavy frost mid-week through most parts of the region. Damage is evident in some crops, but most were near [...]

2018/09/14Local Interest

CNIB Tea and Bake Sale – September 15, 2018

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun CNIB Tea and Bake Sale Sat. September 15, 2018 2pm to 3:30pm Come down to the Benito legion hall and enjoy delicious deserts and coffee/tea and punch. There will be a bake table, 50/50 and a door prize. What is the CNIB? CNIB stands for Canadian National Institute for the Blind [...]

2018/09/13Local Interest

$1500 Raised for Animal Protection League

Submitted by: Sherri Martin | The gang at the TD bank held a barbecue on Friday Sep 7th and donated the proceeds to Swan Valley Animal Protection League(SVAPL. The BBQ was a great success, and TD folks raised $1250! Along with donations made at the BBQ to SVAPL along with a few items sold, the [...]

2018/09/13Local Interest

Terry Fox Fun – September 16, 2018

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Annual Terry Fox Run Sun. September 16, 2018 Centennial Arena Swan River Manitoba Registration 12:30 PM Shotgun start 1:30 PM Sharp Pledge sheets are available at Atkinson Sports Excellence, the Town of Swan River, and the Star and Times. For more information contact Jim Webster at 204-734-0456.

2018/09/12Local Interest

Minitonas School Ready for New Chapter in Learning

ValleyBiz Story | As kids across the Valley headed back to school last week, students in Minitonas faced some additional adjustments while getting back into the swing of things. With the decision last fall to amalgamate the Minitonas Early and Middle Years schools, it is the first year K-8 will be combined together in the [...]

2018/09/11Local Interest

Pies, Preserves and More at Minitonas Fruit Festival

Pictured above: Murray McClure from Terry’s Greenhouse presenting people’s choice garden aware to Lyn Kublick Submitted by: Teresa Mckay | The Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club held another successful Fruit festival on Saturday. We especially want to thank all who attended, enjoyed a pie and coffee and purchased our produce. Also a huge thank you [...]

2018/09/10Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 27, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the August 27, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board was excited to hear that Cam Mateika had been named Chair of the UCN Board. The Board wants to extend its congratulations to Cam on his appointment. 2. The Board was updated on [...]

2018/09/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 21, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux and Delaurier present.  Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Sakal were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.378 Moved By: David Moriaux [...]

2018/09/08Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 8, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – [...]

2018/09/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 4, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 4, 2018 | Northwest Region There was good harvest progress this week as crop staging and weather allows. Some localized showers occurred. There have been some days with high winds, which has blown around canola swaths. Field work has been completed following harvest operations. Cereal harvest [...]

2018/09/06Local Interest

Minitonas First Baptist Church Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Submitted by: Jennifer Leon | On September 1-2, 2018, Minitonas First Baptist Church celebrated its 90th Anniversary. Saturday festivities were held at Minitonas Arena with fun activities for all ages including a crokinole and bocce tournament, frisbee throwing competition, face painting, parachute games, cotton candy, bubble making and train rides. It was followed by a [...]

2018/09/05Local Interest

Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch | Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ at KAL TIRE on Friday, August 31, 2018. It was a very blustery day!

2018/09/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 7, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux and Sakal present.  Councillors Delaurier, Jacobson and Moriaux were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.360 Moved By: Jason Sakal Seconded By: Phylis [...]

2018/09/02Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 28, 2018

Minutes of the 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 August, 2018 at 7:09 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Carrie Blosha Irwin Steen CAO: Deidre Bilyk [...]

2018/09/01Local Interest

Proceeds of The Parent Pack Sale to Swan River Legion

Pictured above: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 Swan River Volunteers Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny – Parent Pack Member | The Parent Pack held a .25 cent Opportunity Sale on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Members of the Swan Valley Parent Pack LOVE putting on these .25 cent OPPORTUNITY SALES each year. Proceeds from this sale went [...]

2018/08/31Local Interest

NDP Hosts Annual Summer BBQ

Submitted by: Judy Kostyshyn | Swan River NDP hosted their annual summer BBQ in the Cowan Community Centre on Sunday, August 19, 2018. As constituents socialized throughout the afternoon, a delicious potluck supper was being organized in the kitchen with a variety of salads & desserts accompanying the barbecued pork. A Silent Auction consisting of [...]

2018/08/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 27, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 27, 2018 | Northwest Region Good harvest progress over the last week. Daytime temperatures warm, however overnight temperatures dipped down to single digits over the weekend. Some frost reports in Grandview and San Clara on August 26th morning. Extent of damage unknown, but producers encouraged to [...]

2018/08/30Local Interest

Missing Swan River Man Located

RCMP Media Release: Christopher Todd Dufresne has been safely located. The RCMP thanks the public, the media, Manitoba Sustainable Development, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, local fire departments, and the many local volunteer searchers for their assistance. On August 20, 2018, at 8:50 am, the Swan River RCMP received a report of a missing [...]

2018/08/29Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebration a Delight For Participants

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | With pictures from ValleyBiz and Penny Boychuk The annual Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August (being August 25, 2018) this year and marking it the 20th. The event began on Friday night, as usual, with the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly being filled with [...]

2018/08/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ – August 31, 2018

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch | Swan Valley Youth Travel Club BBQ Fundraiser Fri. August 31, 2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm KAL Tire Parking Lot Hamburger, Drink and Dessert $5.00 Pre-orders accepted until August 29th email orders to monica.muller88@gmail.com Thank You For Your Support!

2018/08/29Local Interest

Old Fashioned Family Fun at Museum Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on August 26, 2018. It was a day appreciated by many generations. From those who remember the era when technology was in it’s infancy to children still to young to understand the significance of the past. Attendees of all ages were able [...]

2018/08/28Local Interest