Tag Archives: Community Coverage

RCMP Approach FAS Gas with Guns Drawn

ValleyBiz Story | A situation unfolded in Swan River this morning, with multiple RCMP Officers approaching FAS Gas with guns drawn. It appears one individual was taken into custody. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Submitted photos and video. Click for a larger version. Update: Swan River RCMP Make Arrest During Robbery [...]

2017/09/23Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Hosts 2017 Ladies Nite Out

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | The Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary held a “Ladies Nite Out” on September 18, 2017. The room in the Westwood Inn looked inviting with candles and fall leaves and berries. Click any picture for a larger version. Gayle Dunnett, president of the Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary, welcomed everyone to [...]

2017/09/22Local Interest

New Kitchen is the Star of Minitonas Hall Upgrade

ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas Hall recently received some significant upgrades and the new kitchen is definitely the star of the show. The kitchen was completely gutted and re-designed to create a beautiful and functional space. Click any picture for a larger version. The kitchen features new cupboards, shelving and movable island work spaces as [...]

2017/09/22Local Interest

Westwood Inn Makes Donation To Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Westwood Inn in the amount of $1,000. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker receiving the cheque from Brent Scalse on behalf of Westwood Inn. “Just one [...]

2017/09/21Local Interest

Almost $9,700 Raised at Local Terry Fox Run

Submitted by: Jim Webster | The 37th annual Terry Fox run held in Swan River Manitoba on September 17, 2017 was a huge success. We had approximately 60 participants including volunteers as well that took part. ValleyBiz photos. Click any picture for a larger version. We raised almost $9700 from this year’s run. The top [...]

2017/09/20Local Interest

Unusual Flower at Whitefish Lake

ValleyBiz Story | A camper spotted this unusual flower in their campsite at Whitefish Lake this summer. It is called a Monotropa Uniflora and is alson known as known as Indian Pipe or Ghost Flower. Submitted photos. Click for a larger version. Indian Pipe has no chlorophyll and is a parasitic plant living on on [...]

2017/09/20Local Interest

Lions Dog Walk Raises $2,500 for Dog Guide Program

Submitted by: Wayne Markle | The Swan River Lions Club held a dog walk in aid of the Dog Guide Program of Canada on Saturday Sept 16, 2016 in the Legion Park. The day was cool but the enthusiasm of all participants was high. Click any picture for a larger version. There were 26 dogs [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Intake

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is now receiving applications for the 2017 Granting Period. 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 [...]

2017/09/19Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 With Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The final event nite for Tuesday Gals Golf sponsored by Aspire Dental Clinic was held on Sept. 12, 2017 and was a huge success. The Canada 150 theme brought out some patriotic outfits. Click any picture for a larger version. 45 ladies had perfect summer weather to enjoy a fun [...]

2017/09/18Local Interest

Something For Everyone at Mass Registration

Submitted by: Patti Henkelman | It was a busy evening at the Swan Valley Credit Union Mass Registration held at the Swan River Curling Rink on September 7, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The community had the opportunity to register for many programs such as the new martial arts academy, as well [...]

2017/09/15Local Interest

Betty Nemetchek Hired as Interim-Acting CAO

Press Release | The Municipality of Swan Valley West is pleased to announce the Hiring of Betty Nemetchek for the Position of Interim-Acting Chief Administrative Officer. Betty will take office September 18th, 2017.

2017/09/14Local Interest

ACL Recognizes Direct Support Professionals Week

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | A Proclamation was issued by Scott Fielding, Minister of Families declaring the week of September 10–16, 2017 “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. Click any picture for a larger version. ACL Swan River once again presented heartfelt tokens of gratitude to 51 Direct Support Professionals employed by the organization. [...]

2017/09/14Local Interest

Ford Drive 4UR Community for Youth Soccer League

Submitted by: Formo Motors | The Ford Drive 4UR Community Event for the Youth Soccer League held on September 2, 2017 was very successful!! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the soccer club for partnering, the Lions Club for all the volunteer help, The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for the venue, [...]

2017/09/13Local Interest

Garden Club Hosts Delicious Annual Fruit Festival

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Amidst the busy harvest season of 2017, the Minitonas Tent Town Garden Club hosted their annual Fruit Festival on Saturday September 9, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The hall was decorated in keeping with the theme of the year – Canada 150 – with red and white. [...]

2017/09/12Local Interest

Grazier Custom Manufacturing Donates to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Grazier Custom Manufacturing Ltd in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Dan Grazier, Splash Park Board Member Jaimie Walker, Cliff Grazier “We can’t do it without our fantastic [...]

2017/09/11Local Interest

Lydia Koop Celebrates Special Day – Young at Heart at 90

Submitted by: Bernice Bohnhardt | On Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 approximately 160 people (young & old) came out to celebrate the 90th birthday of Lydia Koop. Pictured above: Daughters; Nadine and Deloris, Lydia(90) Nettie(Lydia’s sister from AB – 92 yrs), Marilyn, Bernice. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone who knows Lydia, is accustomed [...]

2017/09/08Local Interest

Many Thanks for Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser Success

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Our fundraiser held on September 4, 2017 for the Barrows Gospel Jamboree went well. The weather was mostly nice with only a light shower for a short while. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to all who were playing ball and watching who supported our food booth. A [...]

2017/09/07Local Interest

A Little Piece of Swan Valley Paradise

ValleyBiz Story | With kids headed back to school tomorrow, it is yet another sign that summer is coming to a close. It’s a good time to reflect on what an awesome summer it has been and what a wonderful Valley we have to enjoy it in. Click any picture for a larger version. The [...]

2017/09/06Local Interest

Fun and Adventure at VBS Beach Party

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst | We had an awesome group of kids that joined us for our BEACH PARTY-Surfin’ thru the Scriptures VBS August 22 – 24, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. There were some great songs, puppet skits, themed snacks, adventurous bible stories, and fun games planned each day. A [...]

2017/09/01Local Interest

Curling Championship Receives $8,500 in Provincial Funding

Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, today announced on August 31, 2017 that the Manitoba government is making an important investment in the Swan River constituency. Click picture for a larger version. As part of its ongoing commitment to Manitoba’s Sport, Culture and Heritage, the Government of Manitoba is providing $8,500.00 in [...]

2017/09/01Local Interest

Loyal Participants Attend Cowan Trail Celebration

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik | On Saturday, August 26th, the 19th annual Cowan Trail Celebration occurred in Cowan under a bright blue sunny sky. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted Enthusiastic riders were arriving Friday afternoon – picking their campsites, sitting down by the campfire, and enjoying each other’s [...]

2017/08/31Local Interest

One Last Race at Swan Valley Speedway for 2017

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club had so much fun this year they weren’t ready to stop for the season. One last race was scheduled for August 27, 2017 and there was plenty of excitement at the track. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/29Local Interest

Harvest Fest Offers A Taste of History – Hot From the Oven

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on August 27, 2017. The home made bread was a must and the lineup started before the fresh baked bread was even out of the clay ovens. Click any picture for a larger version. The clay oven in the bake house can [...]

2017/08/28Local Interest

Diesel Powered Plane A Hit at Flying Club Breakfast

Submitted by: Allen Martin The Annual Flying Club pancake breakfast was enjoyed by many aviation enthusiasts. In addition to local representatives, planes came in from Winnipeg, St.Andrews, Shoal Lake, Dauphin, Kamsack and many other locations. Click any picture for a larger version. The most interest centered around the twin engine diesel powered Diamond Twin Star [...]

2017/08/28Local Interest

Swan River NDP Hosts Summer BBQ

Submitted by: Swan River NDP Constituency | The Swan River Constituency NDP held their summer BBQ in Big Woody Community Centre on Sunday, August 20, 2017. As constituents socialized throughout the afternoon, a delicious supper was being organized in the kitchen with a variety of potluck salads and desserts accompanying the BBQ pork. Guests at [...]

2017/08/25Local Interest

Money Raised for Benito Legion Hall Renovations

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | The Benito Ladies Auxilary were pleased to accept a very generous donation of $500 from Ag Shield Manufacturing for the renovations of the Benito Legion Hall. Pictured above: Tom and Debbie McCrea of Ag Shield Manufacturing and Cora Coutts Past President of the Benito Ladies Auxilary. Click any picture for [...]

2017/08/24Local Interest

Amazing Time at Tuesday Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Gals Golf on August 15, 2017 was huge success with 46 ladies enjoying great weather, crazy golf challenges, laughter, amazing food by Jody at the clubhouse, and super prizes. Adam’s Contracting (with Andrea Adams) was the event sponsor also providing the extra prizes for the event. Andrea and her [...]

2017/08/23Local Interest

Second Urban Reserve To Be Established in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | On August 16, 2017, Chief Nelson Genaille, of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN) and Mayor Glen McKenzie of the Town of Swan River signed a Municipal Development and Services Agreement (MDSA) for the property at 703 Main Street. Click picture for a larger version. Under the MDSA, the Town of Swan River [...]

2017/08/22Local Interest

Solar Eclipse Visible in Swan Valley (Updated)

ValleyBiz Story | The solar eclipse takes place today (August 21, 2017) and while the Swan Valley will only witness a partial eclipse, it is already visible and very unique to witness. Pictures of eclipse in Swan Valley. Click any picture for a larger version. 12:02 pm 12:16 pm 12:37 pm 12:44 pm 12:51 pm [...]

2017/08/21Local Interest

New Faces at Gymnatics Camp

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | Gymnastics Camp, held August 14 – 16, 2017 was another success with lots of new faces. We had lots of fun, fitness and gymnastics fundamentals. We worked on new and perfecting skills as well as some rings training. It was great to spark the beginning our our season. Thanks to [...]

2017/08/21Local Interest

Splash Park Bud Spud and Steak a Great Success

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash Park Bud and Spud Night held August 10, 2017 was a great success! Awesome weather, great food and cold beer with 54 supporters in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. Kara Sagert was the winnder of the 50/50. Thank you to the volunteers who put this [...]

2017/08/18Local Interest

Living On the Edge At The Durban Demo

Edgar Yacyshyn | The Durban Demo was held August 13, 2017. There were a lot less cars this year, but most of the action was the same. With more room in the ring, lot of banging and crushing going on. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted With vehicles being [...]

2017/08/17Local Interest

Class of 1970 Pension Party – 65th Birthday Reunion

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | On July 29th, 2017, Manitoba’s Centennial Graduating Class of 1970 celebrated a Pension Party, OASP, in honour of their 65th Birthday. Click picture for a larger version. Jayne Minish Leadbeater organized a Potluck BBQ at her home with many classmates participating in the setup & take down the day before, [...]

2017/08/16Local Interest

An Engaging Time on the Birch River Trail Ride

Submitted by: Denise Cazakoff | The 22nd Annual Birch River Trail Ride held August 12 – 13, 2017 was well attended by 100 participants including a couple who got engaged at lunch break on Saturday. Click any picture for a larger version. It was and awesome ride through the Duck Mountains south of Madge Lake. [...]

2017/08/16Local Interest

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Donates to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from the Elbert Chartrand Friendship centre in the amount of $1,286.75. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Click picture for a larger version. The funds were the proceeds from a pancake breakfast. “The Splash Park [...]

2017/08/15Local Interest

Food and Friendship at St. Andrew’s Rodeo Luncheon

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church | St Andrew’s United Church hosted a lunch on July 28, 2017 after the Rodeo Parade at the Veteran’s Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a great turnout for the lunch and plenty of visiting, renewing old acquaintances and meeting new friends. We would like [...]

2017/08/11Local Interest

Kenville United Church Labyrinth Inauguration

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | On a glorious Manitoba morning thirteen women, men and children from all over Manitoba and a couple from Alberta, came out to help inaugurate the Kenville United Church Labyrinth on August 5, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. Just enough to ensure lots of company but not too [...]

2017/08/09Local Interest

Westman Communications Signed as Presenting Sponsor

Submitted by: Swan River Host Committee 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship | The Swan River Host Committee for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship is proud to announce the signing of Westman Communications Group as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, being held in Swan River November 12 – 18, 2017. [...]

2017/08/08Local Interest

New Gazebo Enhances Play Area of Day Care Centre

Submitted Story | The Swan River Day Care Centre now has a very handsome gazebo in its fenced-in play yard which provides shade to little ones during these hot summer days. Click picture for a larger version. As the largest and longest standing child care facility in the valley, it serves over 70 families every [...]

2017/08/07Local Interest

Looking Back and a Look to the Future of 4H in the Valley

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Valleys North 4-H clubs celebrated Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition with a display that showcased local 4-H from yesterday, today and our hope for the 4H clubs of tomorrow. Click any picture for a larger version. The yesterday section, hosted by Georgina Mosiondz, provided a look back [...]

2017/08/03Local Interest

Hot Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | It was a hot one at the 2017 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. As the temperatures soared, so did the action at the grandstand. Here are some highlights of the fast paced, scorching action. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/02Local Interest

Hundreds Fed at Fantastic Northwest Roundup Breakfasts

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Wow… what a super fantastic weekend… the weather was unbelievable and the patrons were there by the hundreds! We had three great pancake breakfasts. Click any picture for a larger version. Friday was at Formo Motors with close to a couple hundred hungry people that came out before the parade. [...]

2017/08/01Local Interest

Swan Valley RISE Coordinates Local Tour

Submitted by: Heather Nielsen | Swan Valley RISE is all about TOURISM these days and we are promoting locally as well as outside the Valley. Part of the local focus is showcasing some of our treasures. Click any picture for a larger version. The latest was a tour of Pretty Valley Honey Farm on July [...]

2017/08/01Local Interest

Chariot and Chuckwgon Races at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The 2017 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition featured four days of Chariot an Chuckwagon racing, plus a bonus day of Heritage Chuckwagon races at the Canada 150 Celebration on July 26, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/01Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup Eh!

ValleyBiz Story | The theme of this year’s Chamber of Commerce Parade at the Northwest Roundup was Celebrate Canada 150. Floats and participants were all decked out in Red and White and all things Canadian Eh! Click any picture for a larger version. The RCMP and Veterans led the parade. Participants showed off their True [...]

2017/07/31Local Interest

New Health Care Professionals at Primary Care Centre

ValleyBiz Story | Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) recently announced the addition of several new health care professionals at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC). Two physicians and a nurse practitioner are already seeing patients and there are more on the way. Submitted Picture: New health care professionals recently started at the SVPCC. From left [...]

2017/07/31Local Interest

Maribelle’s $4,000 … Cow Patty

Submitted by: Jaimie Walker | Meet Maribelle the cow…. at 6:03 pm she pooped in square number 75! Click picture for a larger version. Congratulations to Rebecca Connors from Minitonas! She won $2000 in Swan Valley Splash Park’s Cow Patty 50/50 Bingo! The other $2,000 goes toward the building of a splash park in Swan [...]

2017/07/30Local Interest

Great Crowd at Birch River Brunch and Hall Poker Derby

Submitted by: Glenda Foster | The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 – Birch River Father’s Day Brunch and in Hall Poker Derby on June 18, 2017 was a huge success! Click any picture for a larger version. We had a great crowd come out to partake in the feast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, [...]

2017/07/28Local Interest

A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Garden

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Once again the Swan River Ladies Golf Club sponsored a Garden Walk on July 24, 2017. We had the opportunity to view seven beautiful gardens in the town of Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictures by ValleyBiz. It was a sunny summer day and approximately 180 [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest

Redline Chrysler Makes Donation to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Redline Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Jaimie Walker, Splash Park Board Member receiving the cheque from Greg and Tasha Ashauer of Redline [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest