Tag Archives: Community Coverage

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 24, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 24, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 8 active cases; 6 recovered cases (Total 14) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 9 active cases; 4 recovered cases (Total 13) [...]

2020/11/24Local Interest

Possible Public COVID-19 Exposure in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Public Exposure Notification | The Province of Manitoba Pandemic Response System is warning of a possible public exposure to COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health at Extra Foods (1200 Main St E, Swan River). On November 10, 2020 a confirmed case of COVID-19 was in the Extra Foods store on November 10 between [...]

2020/11/18Local Interest

New Respiratory Clinic at Swan Valley Primary Care Centre

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Effective Monday, November 16th, Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) opened a new appointment-based Respiratory Clinic at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre in Swan River. The clinic, staffed by a physician and nurse, is for patients who have experienced respiratory symptoms lasting two weeks or less such as sore throat, [...]

2020/11/16Local Interest

Birch River Remembrance Day Service

Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion Br 48 – Birch River A Remembrance day service was held at the Cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Birch River on November 11th, 2020 at 11am. Due to COVID restrictions there were 5 Legion members in attendance to conduct the service. The Service included the marching on [...]

2020/11/12Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 12, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 12, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 12 active cases; 2 recovered cases (Total 14) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 3 active cases; 4 recovered cases (Total 7) [...]

2020/11/12Local Interest

Videos of Local Remembrance Day Services

Videos of the Outdoor 2020 Remembrance Day Service at the Swan River Cenotaph and Virtual SVRSS 2020 Remembrance Day Virtual Service Submitted by Kevin Penner, WCGTV & SVVS.

2020/11/12Local Interest

Lest We Forget | Remembering and Honouring Our Heros

Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Minitonas MB Minitonas-Bowsman Reeve, Walter Pacamaniuk and Legion Member, Walter Mychalchuk lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Minitonas. Painted stones left in remembrance.

2020/11/11Local Interest

Entire Province Moving to Critical (Red) COVID Level

Province of Manitoba News Release | Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable [...]

2020/11/10Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases & Testing | November 6, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 9 active cases; 1 recovered case (Total 10) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 4 active cases; 2 recovered cases (Total 6) [...]

2020/11/06Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 4, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 4, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 7 active cases; 1 recovered case Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 3 active cases; 2 recovered cases Total Swan Valley: 10 [...]

2020/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley 2021 Folk Festival Postponed

Submitted by: Doreen Miles | Due to the increased concerns and uncertainties of the COVID-19 Virus, the local Swan Valley Folk Fest Executive has decided to postpone the Folk Festival scheduled for June, 2021. Entertainment Bookings, Funding Applications and Venue plans are finalized months in advance and are difficult decisions to make with the ongoing [...]

2020/11/03Local Interest

10 Active COVID-19 Cases Reported For Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | October 31, 2020 The Swan River Health District has reported 2 additional cases of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported 2 additional cases of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 31, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Active Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 31, 2020 [...]

2020/10/31Local Interest

New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | New restrictions will be in place for Prairie Mountain Health on Monday, November 2, 2020. As part of the Prairie Mountain Health region, these restrictions will apply to all areas of the Swan Valley. Key changes include: – Mask use is mandatory in indoor public places. – Public/private group sizes limited to [...]

2020/10/30Local Interest

3 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Health District has reported 3 additional cases of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 30, 2020 Swan River (Town of Swan River): 4 active cases Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 2 active cases; [...]

2020/10/30Local Interest

1 Additional COVID-19 Case Reported in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported 1 additional case of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 29, 2020 Swan River (Town of Swan River): 1 active case Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 2 active cases; [...]

2020/10/29Local Interest

Covid Outbreaks at Swan Valley Hospital and Lodge

Province of Manitoba Media Release October 25, 2020 | Outbreaks have been declared at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River, and both sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the Pandemic Response System. Additional precautions are being taken at the health centre and visitor restrictions are [...]

2020/10/25Local Interest

Health District for Swan River Reports 1st Covid Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Health District comprised of the Town of Swan River has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 25, 2020 to show 1 active case.

2020/10/25Local Interest

Health District For Swan Valley Reports 2nd COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its second case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated [...]

2020/10/24Local Interest

Curling Season Ready To Start

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Looking for some recreation this winter? How about coming to the Swan River Community Centre and curling?? For Senior 50 plus curling ​please contact: Brian Cotton – 204-734-2698 – Email: cottonbridgefarm@gmail.com The Senior’s will commence curling on Wednesday – October 28, 2020. For Ladies curling please contact: Marilyn Peters – [...]

2020/10/22Local Interest

Spitfires Volleyball Club Hosts Fall Volleyball Camp

Submitted by: Kandace Hart The Spitfires Volleyball Club was excited to host former Olympic Women’s Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk this weekend at the Birch River School Gym for a Fall Volleyball Camp for high school age girls. There were 11 Junior Varsity (grades 9 & 10) and 10 Varsity (grades 11 & 12) players who [...]

2020/10/20Local Interest

PMH Flu Clinic Appointment Call Line Delays

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Prairie Mountain Health is currently experiencing high call volumes for its appointment-based flu shot clinics, which are not scheduled to begin until November. Phone lines are currently only open for flu clinic appointments for PMH North and South Sites. Brandon clinic appointments do not open until November 1st. We [...]

2020/10/15Local Interest

Strong Support for Cowan Take-Out Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | It was a Fall Supper like no other, for the Cowan Community Ladies on Sunday, September 27, 2020. After a long hiatus of no functions at the Community Centre due to Covid-19, the Cowan Ladies decided to try to bring some normalcy back by having a Covid friendly Fall Supper. [...]

2020/10/08Local Interest

Emergency Community Support Offered Through CSFV

Media Release: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is taking part in second round of Emergency Community Support Fund providing $30,000 in funding available in the Swan Valley for charities supporting COVID-19 response. Community Foundation of Swan Valley announced it will provide $30,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing [...]

2020/10/06Local Interest

Prairie Mountain Health Lowered to Caution Level

ValleyBiz Story | Prairie Mountain Health Region will be lowered to the COVID-19 Caution/Yellow level effective Friday, September 18, 2020 . The change comes in in response to an improved situation in the region. Under the Caution/Yellow level masks are strongly recommended but not required and mask rules remain the same for schools. On school [...]

2020/09/17Local Interest

ACL Shows Appreciation for Direct Support Professionals

Submitted Story | Association for Community Living – Swan River is once again honored to embrace “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. September 6-12, 2020. Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are the bridge to meaningful lives of independence and community inclusion for thousands, providing the support and services that people living with an intellectual disability [...]

2020/09/10Local Interest

CFSV Accepting Applications for Education Scholarships

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is now accepting applications for the following education scholarships: Cherban Endowment Post-Secondary Scholarship – $1,525 “Jud” Scales Memorial Pharmacy Award – $500 Leach Animal Health Scholarships (2) – $1,225 each Please visit www.cfswanvalley.ca for applications, eligibility criteria & to contact Donna [...]

2020/09/03Local Interest

Julianna Moore Wins SVCU Virtual Talent Stage

Submitted Story | Swan Valley Credit Union (SVCU) made the decision to move our 2020 Talent Stage from a physical stage to a virtual one after COVID cancelled the Northwest Roundup and Parade this summer and despite the lack of personal contact it was very well received. Similar to past years we had 30 spots [...]

2020/09/01Local Interest

Peace and Healing Experienced at Labyrinth Grief Walk

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | The Kenville Labyrinth Grief Walk took place on a glorious Sunday afternoon in perfect weather. Ten people took part on August 23, 2020, which was about as many as could be accommodated without being crowded. It was explained that as the winding walk reached the outer perimeter walkers were invited [...]

2020/08/31Local Interest

CFSV Awards $40,000 in Emergency Support Grants

Submitted Story: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently awarded $40,000 in grants to 11 local charities and 2 national charities to support projects undertaken or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following Charities were awarded grants under the ECSF between May 19 and July 27, 2020: Canadian Mental Health Association Swan [...]

2020/08/26Local Interest

Health District for Swan Valley Reports 1st COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated [...]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Swan River Pool Expected to Re-Open January 2021

Town of Swan River Press Release | We have been diligently working on preparing for the much-needed work to the aquatic facility. A contract has been awarded and work will begin in early September. We anticipate re-opening to the public in January 2021. Further updates will be shared as they become available. Lance Jacobson – [...]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Province Clarifies Mask Requirement in Public Spaces

ValleyBiz Story | On August 20, 2020 the Province of Manitoba announced thatthe Prairie Mountain Health Region would be elevated to the Orange/Restricted level. New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley Since the announcement, there has been some confusion and debate as to whether or not the mandatory use of masks within the Prairie Mountain Health [...]

2020/08/23Local Interest

SVSD Announces Plans for Reopening of Valley Schools

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) released their Return to School Plan. In a letter to parents on August 17, 2020, SVSD Superintendent Jon Zilkey said, “Our goal is to follow the provincial guidelines given, be as safe as possible while also bringing hopefully some normalcy to your child’s learning. I do [...]

2020/08/18Local Interest

Local Watershed Districts Receive GROW funding.

Swan River— MLA Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, is welcoming an announcement that the PC Government of Manitoba, in partnership with Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, is investing in local watershed district projects to support conservation and restoration activities that improve resilience to the effects of climate change. “These kinds of initiatives will benefit all [...]

2020/08/11Local Interest

Special Military Envoy, MLA Jon Reyes Visits Swan River

Special Military Envoy, MLA Jon Reyes presented Comrade Brooks, Comrade Fulford (pictured above) and Comrade Nowak (pictured below) with a certificate, letter and a coin thanking them for their service in WWII. Submitted Story – Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River Constituency, welcomed the Special Military Envoy, MLA Jon Reyes, as part of his tour [...]

2020/07/29Local Interest

Swan Valley RISE Hires New Economic Development Officer

Submitted Story | Hello Swan Valley! My name is Lauren Grey, and I am the Swan Valley RISE Economic Development Officer. I am a very blessed mama of two, and lucky enough to also have the two best step kids. My partner Kevin and I live in the RM of Swan Valley West, with our [...]

2020/07/27Local Interest

Manitoba Canola Growers Announces Scholarship Winners

Pictured above: Caitlin Stewart from Swan River, MB received a $1000 scholarship from Manitoba Canola Growers. She is enrolled in Environmental Science at Lakehead University Submitted Story | Manitoba Canola Growers are proud to announce the 2020 high school scholarship winners. Five $1000 scholarships have been awarded to the following deserving students from across Manitoba: [...]

2020/07/16Local 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Town of Swan River Public Notice – April 30, 2020

Town of Swan River Public Notice Citizens of the Town of Swan River, And the Swan Valley, We have reviewed the Restoring Safe Services announcement from the Province issued yesterday and will be re-opening the Town Office reception desk to the public on Monday, May 4. A maximum of 3 people will be allowed in [...]

2020/04/30Local Interest