Tag Archives: Community Coverage

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 11, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the January 11, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. NITT Facilitator, Lana Sagert, provided a presentation on the development and status of the Northern Lights Institute of Trades and Technology. Courses, partnerships, and future considerations were discussed. 2. The distribution of Rapid test kits to […]

2022/01/17Local Interest

Structure Fire at Swan River Agro Centre

Swan Valley Coop Media Release | A structure fire was reported at the Swan River Agro Centre in the early morning of Thursday, January 13, 2022. Upon arrival, emergency personnel observed a maintenance shed fully involved. The damage was contained to a single building and its contents. There were no injuries or loss of life […]

2022/01/13Local Interest

Case of Covid-19 at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On January 11, 2022, Taylor School was advised of a positive case COVID-19. School administration is following public health recommendations. The school has identified possible close contacts and they have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who is a close contact will be notified directly by the school. If you […]

2022/01/13Local Interest

Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

From our family to yours, we wish you all the warmth this Holiday Season has to offer. May your home be filled with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Best wishes this Christmas and throughout the coming year. From all of us at ValleyBiz

2021/12/25Local Interest

SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive Helps Make Christmas Special

Submitted by: Swan Valley Communities That Care | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) wishes to thank members of the Swan Valley Community for their generous donations to the Swan Valley CTC Toys 4U Toy Drive. Once again, this year the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive were fortunate to collaborate with some wonderful community […]

2021/12/22Local Interest

Generous Donations Help Spread Christmas Cheer

Above: Thanks for the food collected by SVRSS to help the food bank. Submitted by: Crystal Duchesne | The Christmas Cheer board provided 43 hampers to families this Christmas season. We are very grateful to the schools, organizations, businesses and individuals who generously donated non perishable items and money. Students and staff from Riverdale school […]

2021/12/19Local Interest

$750,000 from Teachers Idea Fund to Benefit Swan Valley

Manitoba Government Media Release | SWAN RIVER—The Manitoba government will provide $750,000 in funding for a multi-year project in the Swan Valley School Division to support youth transitioning from high school to post-secondary training as part of a new $5-million investment in projects to support Manitoba students, Education Minister Cliff Cullen and Advanced Education, Skills […]

2021/12/14Local Interest

Minitonas & District Arena Board Applauds Volunteers

Submitted by: Minitonas and District Arena Board Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the HEART! – Elizabeth Andrew The Minitonas & District Arena board members would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU! Thank you so much for the immeasurable volunteer work of three men from Minitonas. We have […]

2021/12/12Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On December 9, 2021, Bowsman School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/12/10Local Interest

Angels Among Us Memorial Video

Losing someone you love can affect you significantly at different times of the year. The first Holiday Season can be especially difficult when you are missing someone who made this time of the year so special and enjoyable. Submitted by: Swan Valley Funeral Services Each year during the Holiday Season a memorial service is held […]

2021/12/08Local Interest

Happy Shoppers Enjoy Mistletoe Madness Craft Sale

Submitted by: Jessica Bergen Mistletoe Madness Craft Sale was held at the Swan Valley Museum on Saturday November 20, 2021 and Saturday December 4, 2021. After 2 great craft sales, lots of happy shoppers, we say a big thank you to everyone who came out to shop local. Our silver collection is still being tallied, […]

2021/12/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Scores During Giving Challenge

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Pictured above: Special thanks to Kramer Coulthart and Cook and Cooke Financial who started things off with a $1,000 donation to CFSV. During the week of November 15 – 21, 2021, the Community of Foundation of Swan Valley, was excited to promote the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge Week. […]

2021/12/02Local Interest

Additional Covid-19 Case Confirmed at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On December 1, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/12/01Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 30, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/12/01Local Interest

Toy Drive Kicks Off With Swan River Fire Hall Event

Submitted by: Bev Polon | On Saturday November 27th, the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive kicked off with an event hosted by the Swan River Fire Department. The goal was to stuff a RCMP Police cruiser and the Swan Valley communities did not disappoint! The weather was ideal, as everyone could be outside to […]

2021/11/30Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 25, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/11/25Local Interest

Friday Drop In Curling Starts in Spite of Winter Storm

Submitted by: Kari Goethe Friday, November 12 was the start of our Friday Drop in Curling night at the Swan River Curling Club. Considering it was a snowy day with terrible road conditions, we still had 24 people out for the first night. There were juniors, seniors and everyone in between, but everyone seemed to […]

2021/11/24Local Interest

Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 At ESRSS, Taylor and SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notifications | Ecole Swan River South: November 19, 2021 Taylor School: November 22, 2021 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School: November 22, 2021 School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Close contacts have been identified and are advised to self-isolate. If you have not been contacted […]

2021/11/22Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 17, 2021, Ecole Swan River South School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/11/18Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 12, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/11/12Local Interest

Valley Youth Attend Snowmobile Safety Training Course

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland North Mountain Riders and Swan Valley Snowmobile Association, along with Snoman MB, hosted a youth rider snowmobile safety training course at the Westwood Inn in Swan River on November 6, 2021. Safety Services Manitoba was hired to train our local children to keep them safe on our trails. 21 individuals from […]

2021/11/10Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 29, 2021, Ecole Swan River South School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/10/31Local Interest

Another Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School on Oct 18th-21st, 2021 in Grade 11 when the individual(s) may have been infectious. The school is working closely with public health officials and is following their recommendations. […]

2021/10/28Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 25, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Oct. 21, 2021 in general school community when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/25Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 22, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets Hold Open House

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 the Support Committee of 519 Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets held an open house at the Swan Valley Museum. The purpose of the evening was to invite interested community members to get involved with the Squadron either in a volunteer of staff role. This […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 21st, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on October 14th and 15th in Grade 12 when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/21Local Interest

SVCTC Halloween Family Event a Smashing Success

Submitted by: Swan Valley Communities That Care We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Halloween Family Event on October 16th. It was an amazing event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. There was an outstanding attendance at the Halloween Event at the SV Historical Museum. […]

2021/10/20Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On Oct 18th, 2021, Bowsman School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/19Local Interest

Friendly Faces at Cowan Take-Out Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik Like the prior year, it was a quiet Fall Supper for the Cowan Community Ladies on Sunday, October 3, 2021. After another long hiatus of no functions at the Community Centre due to Covid-19, the Cowan Ladies decided to once again try to bring some normalcy back by having a Covid […]

2021/10/14Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On Oct 11th, 2021, the ESRSS was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/12Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at SVRSS

Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Notification | On October 8th, 2021, the SVRSS was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on […]

2021/10/08Local Interest

Many in Attendance for Truth & Reconciliation Walk

Submitted by: Tanya Powell A walk to commemorate the legacy of those affected by residential schools was held in Swan River on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thursday September 30, 2021. The day was perfect with so many in attendance. The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre would like to say a huge thanks to […]

2021/10/06Local Interest

At Least One Confirmed COVID-19 Case at SVRSS

Notification From Manitoba Health & Senior Care | Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on September 23rd and 24th 2021 in grade 9 and 10 when the individual(s) may have been infectious. The school is working closely with public health officials and is following […]

2021/10/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Athletes Playing University Soccer

Left to Right: Morgan Terry, Kristen Bender, Sean Kirkpatrick, Ireland Staples, Sierra Makasoff, Josie Black Submitted by: Lise Fraser | There are seven graduated students athletes from the Swan Valley Regional soccer program currently playing in the Manitoba Collegiate University league. At Assiniboine Community College: Hailey Burghart. Brandon University: Kristen Bender, Morgan Terry, Josie Black, […]

2021/09/29Local Interest

Serving Up History at the Swan Valley Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, August 29, 2021. People waited patiently to sample the fresh bread, hot out of the clay ovens. This is always one of the tastiest attractions at the event. Live demonstrations brought historical equipment to life and provided a glimpse into […]

2021/09/06Local Interest

Local Resident Receives Honour 150 Medal

Earlier this year, it was announced that local resident Dave Theunissen was one of the Honourees of Manitoba’s Honour 150 program, part of Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. Dave Theunissen Local Recipient Of Honour 150 Theunissen was presented with his Honour 150 Medal during a small ceremony at his residence on July 31, 2021. Theunissen was […]

2021/08/17Local Interest

Paws Up to CBF Grade 7/8 Class

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | The Grade 7/8 class at the CBF School did a school project, and they chose running a business. The class decided to run a canteen, and then they would donate the money they made to a charity of their choice. The children raised $182 and they chose to give their […]

2021/07/28Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmer’s Market 2021 Opening Day

Submitted by: Jena McKee | The opening day of the Swan Valley Farmers Market on July 22, 2021 was a huge success! Thank you to all of you who came out to support our local vendors, it was an excellent start to what will hopefully be a busy market season. Such a wide variety of […]

2021/07/26Local Interest

ValleyBiz is on the move and looking better than ever!

ValleyBiz Story | ValleyBiz has been the online connection to the Swan Valley for over 10 years. In order to continue to provide access to ValleyBiz.ca, we have moved to a new server and upgraded some of our services and platforms with our hosting provider. Everything you love about ValleyBiz is still there, but the […]

2021/07/13Local Interest

SVRSS Graduating Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2021 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 25, 2021A drive-in ceremony was held at the SVRSS on June 25, 2021 which allowed graduates to attend with their families while following the public health orders regarding social distancing and gathering sizes. Source: Facebook Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Graduating Class […]

2021/06/29Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory for Bowsman

Province of Manitoba Boil Water Advisory | A boil water advisory has been issued on June 28, 2021 for the Bowsman public water system. A line break on June 28, 2021 has led to the loss of water pressure in the distribution system. Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply; therefore, a […]

2021/06/28Local Interest

2021 Graduation: Watch Here Live 4pm Friday, June 25

Due to Provincial Health and COVID restrictions, the 2021 Graduation Ceremony is restricted to SVRSS graduate household families only. The graduation will be streamed live via YouTube at 4:00pm. Below is the link to the live stream – click play to start.

2021/06/24Local Interest

New Left Turn Lanes Planned at Highway 10 & 83

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government has released a new report that reflects the perspective of nearly 350 Manitobans who participated in an online engagement to make safety improvements at the intersection of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 10 at PTH 83 in the town of Swan River, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced […]

2021/06/22Local Interest

Swan River Vaccine Walk-In Appointments – June 21, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Walk-in appointments Monday, June 21, 2021 11:30 am to 1:30 pm 1st dose clients 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 1st & 2nd dose clients Veterans Hall, 119 – 6th Ave N: Walk-in clients will be first come, first served (providing doses are still available). […]

2021/06/20Local Interest

Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Heyes School

Swan Valley School Division Notice | On June 18, 2021, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Heyes School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 that was in the school when communicable on June 15. This case was not believed to be acquired at school. This information has been sent via email to Heyes School families. School […]

2021/06/18Local Interest

Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Ecole School

Swan Valley School Division Notice | On June 17, 2021, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Ecole School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 that was in the school when communicable on June 9, June 10 and the am of June 11. This case was not believed to be acquired at school. This information has been […]

2021/06/17Local Interest

Video of June 10, 2021 Annular Eclipse in Swan River

Video Submitted by : Kevin Penner Click play below to see a video of the June 10, 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse. The video was shot in Swan River, MB by Kevin Penner.

2021/06/13Local 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

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