Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 29, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 29th day of December 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Bill Gade Councillors: Brian Burick Byron Zbirun Raymond McGregor Interim CAO: Pat Ellingson Podcast: Jeremy Bergen CALL TO ORDER NOTICE OF […]

2023/01/29Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 21, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, and Brad Wyatt Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige […]

2023/01/28Local Interest

Disney on Ice Women’s Curling Bonspiel: Mar 17-19, 2023

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura | Disney on the Ice Women’s Curling Bonspiel March 17-19, 2023 Fairytales do come true! The Swan River Curling Club would like to invite you to be our guest at the 92nd annual women’s bonspiel. The cost to enter is $180 per team. Highlights include three events, cash prizes, a free […]

2023/01/26Local Interest

Grief and Mental Health Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Coffee and a Chat recap of session Jan 10/23 WSFN and Jan 12/23 SR Senior Citizen Centre. The first two sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat of 2023 were well received with 33 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the […]

2023/01/25Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Animal Protection League Shelter

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The CFSV awarded the Swan Valley Animal Protection League (SVAPL) a grant to complete the interior framing and finishing in the animal shelter building making it fully operational. This benefits the community by allowing SVAPL to continue and expand serving the Swan Valley area and surrounding communities […]

2023/01/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 21, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, and Brad Wyatt Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige […]

2023/01/22Local Interest

Local Resident, Evelyn Yelinek, Selected for IDIA Council

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government has established the inaugural Intellectual Disability Issues Advisory (IDIA) Council to create a collaborative partnership with community stakeholders to better support Manitobans with an intellectual disability, Families Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for accessibility, announced today. “Our government looks forward to the expertise and passion the […]

2023/01/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 13, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West Swan River, Manitoba this 13th day of December 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Bill Gade Councillors: Byron Zbirun Brad Kushniryk Raymond McGregor Terry Neely Brian Burick Councillor Blosha attended by teleconference Interim CAO: Pat […]

2023/01/17Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 20, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Medwid, and Powell. Absent with Permission: Councillors Boychuk, Whyte Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, […]

2023/01/16Local Interest

Bellsite’s Annual Snowmobile Poker Derby – Feb 26, 2023

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite’s Annual Snowmobile Poker Derby Sun. February 26, 2023 Start Point is Bellsite Manitoba (this event will happen with sunshine, snow or rain) A Scenic Mountain Route, Groomed Snow Pass Trail that can be seen at www.northmountainriders.ca REGISTRATION: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Bellsite Community Hall FEE: DRIVERS $40.00 (3 POKER HANDS […]

2023/01/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 6, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Notice: Deputy Mayor Moriaux (joined at 8:30); Councillor Bobick Also Present: CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir D. Harvey, […]

2023/01/10Local Interest

Museum Winter Warm-Up Concert – February 3, 2023

Submitted by: Candace Balbo | Swan Valley Historical Museum “Winter Warm-Up” Fundraising Event February 3, 2023 7:00 pm Featuring musical entertainment by J.J. Voss, 2021 & 2022 SCMA Male Artist of the Year Special guest: Terri Boyd While enjoying the music, you can sample made-in-Manitoba craft beer from Black Wheat Brewing Co. and Fort Gary […]

2023/01/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Undertakes Renovation

Swan Valley Coop Media Release | We are excited to announce renovations of the former fashion gallery will begin shortly to improve our facilities and services. Renovations include creating a permanent home for our Click & Collect and food delivery teams. The new space will allow our team to work efficiently and collaboratively. The project […]

2023/01/06Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Search for Missing Male

RCMP Media Report | On December 29, 2022, Swan River RCMP received a report of a missing person, 28-year-old Thunder Gott from Swan River. Thunder Gott was last seen in the early hours of December 26, 2022, on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. He was wearing a light green Columbia jacket, grey hoodie, black pants and […]

2023/01/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – December 12, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the December 12, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. Jacquie Mydynski-Arp and Kirsten Glenn presented an outline of the proposed Grade 11-12 trip planned for in the Spring of 2023. 2. The board considered the idea of Online Fundraisers and will not have the SVSD […]

2023/01/02Local Interest

Memorial Candles Shine Over Christmas

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen A candle lighting ceremony took place at the Birchwood Cemetery on December 23, 2022. Memorial candles were placed in memory of loved ones to shine a light of remembrance throughout the Christmas season.

2022/12/28Local Interest

Overwhelming Support for SVCTC Toy Drive

Jenna Koutecky, Program Coordinator SVCTC Our Annual Toys 4 U gift drive went very well this year. Swan Valley Communities that Care (SVCTC) received overwhelming support from local individuals. businesses, groups, and volunteers. This year we had three gift drive events: Two Stampeders games, where individuals could bring in Toys in exchange to win a […]

2022/12/27Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – January 10 & 12, 2023

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee and a Chat January 10, 2023 Cultural Building in WSFN 10:00am – 12:00pm January 12, 2023 Senior Centre in Swan River 10:00am – 12:00pm This month’s topics: • Grief and Mental Wellness Speakers: Rod Seib (Self Help/Public Relations Coordinator) Andrea Grove with PMH (meditation exercise) Refreshments served, light lunch. […]

2022/12/27Local Interest

Wishing You Happiness This Christmas and Always

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Wishing you all the happiness in these holidays. Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

2022/12/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 29, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West Swan River, Manitoba this 29th day of November 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Bill Gade Councillors: Brian Burick, Carrie Blosha, Byron Zbirun, Brad Kushniryk, Terry Neely, Raymond McGregor Interim CAO: Pat Ellingson Podcast: Jeremy […]

2022/12/22Local Interest

CFSV Feature: ESRSS Daycare Safe Guard Area

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) A recent grant awarded to the ESRSS Daycare Centre provided a Safe Guard Area for the playground. This Safe Guard Area provides a safe outdoor area for the children to learn through play. This project benefited the Swan Valley Community to provide a safe, warm, and inviting […]

2022/12/20Local Interest

Delicious Soup Demonstration at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. – Service to Seniors The third set of sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat were well received with 25 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the participants. Candice Braun started […]

2022/12/19Local Interest

Memorial Candle Lighting – December 23, 2022

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | Memorial Candle Lighting Birchwood Cemetery December 23, 2022 5:00 pm Register for candles at: Sunshine Flowers and Gifts

2022/12/18Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 15, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Councillor Bobick was absent with permission. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Dir. of Works […]

2022/12/18Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 28, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 28, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. Kari Goethe and Lana Sagert presented on the progress of the Growcer Project. The self-contained unit will produce various edible plants in large volumes for consumption by students in all of our schools. Students will be […]

2022/12/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Training Night Held

Pictured above: Fire Suppression/Maintenance Building Submitted by: Swan Valley Co-op The Swan Valley Co-op held a training night at the Swan River agro and corporate bulk petroleum facilities on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. The almost 30 attendees included members of the Swan River, Benito and RM of Mountain Fire Departments along with the Swan Valley […]

2022/12/17Local Interest

Carol Festival Celebrates the Music of Christmas

Submitted by: Phyllis Friesen The Swan Valley Community Carol Festival rang in the Christmas season with a variety of musical selections at Temple Baptist Church on December 11, 2022. The community gathered to enjoy the music of the season performed by many talented musical artists from around the Valley.

2022/12/16Local Interest

Alone At Christmas Supper – December 25, 2022

Submitted by: Anna Fullerton | Alone at Christmas Supper December 25, 2022 Open at 3:00 pm Supper at 4:00 pm Elks Hall 5th Ave. S. Swan River To reserve, call Anna Fullerton 204-734-5274 For Supper, Take-Out, or Needing a Ride. Please do not attend if you are sick. Donations of Food, Cash, or Volunteering are […]

2022/12/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Christmas Concert 2022

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater (Minish) After 3 long Covid19 years, the Swan Valley Community Band was back in full swing with their annual Christmas Concert held Friday, 9 December 2022 at the Ecole Swan River South School. A substantial number of people enjoyed “Music for Christmas” from our group. And, to round out the evening, […]

2022/12/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 4, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councilors Bobick, Delaurier, Moriaux, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, Public Works Dir D. Harvey, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir of Rec. B Fedorchuck, CFO T. […]

2022/12/13Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Robbery

RCMP Media Release | On December 6, 2022, at approximately 1:35 pm, RCMP responded to a disturbance on Main Street, in Swan River. When officers arrived it was determined that a robbery had occurred at a nearby business. A male suspect entered the business, threw items at the employee, and then assaulted him. The employee […]

2022/12/12Local Interest

CFSV Receives $23,997 in Donations

Submitted by Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) This year’s giving challenge took place November 14-20, 2022. During this time, all donations gifted to the Community Foundation were boosted by the Winnipeg Foundation and Manitoba Government (to a maximum of $2,000 each) stretching each donation made to the foundation. Thanks to the strong community support […]

2022/12/12Local Interest

Two New Physician Assistants Recruited to Swan River

Prairie Mountain Health Release | Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals who practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. They complement existing services and aid in improving patient access. Recently, National Physician Assistant (PA) day was recognized. Prairie Mountain Health also acknowledges and says “thank you” to its Physician Assistants who work in our […]

2022/12/11Local Interest

Hymn Sing Warms Hearts on a Cold Winter Day

Pictured above: Highly Strung, Ladies Ukulele Group Submitted by: Donna Leming, Pictures by: Linda McCullough A big thank you to everyone who braved the cold weather on Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 to attend and participate at the Seventh-day Adventist Christmas Hymn Sing. Several enjoyed the light lunch and fellowship following the program. Proceeds from an […]

2022/12/08Local Interest

Community Carol Festival – December 11, 2022

Submitted by: Phylis Friesen Community Carol Festival December 11, 2022 2:00 pm Temple Baptist Church Donations accepted for Communities in Bloom

2022/12/07Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Seize Drugs, Firearms and Cash

RCMP Media Release | On December 2, 2022, as part of an ongoing investigation, the West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST), along with Swan River RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. Officers seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine, a quantity of prescription pills, over $10,000.00 in […]

2022/12/05Local Interest

Great Evening at Steeprock Bay Bible Cam AGM

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka Thank you to everyone who came out for the Steeprock Bay Bible Camp AGM. It was a great evening of worship, camp stories, yummy food, and camp business.

2022/12/04Local Interest

Covid and Flu Vaccine Clinic – December 6, 2022

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Covid and Flu Vaccine Clinic Tues. December 6, 2022 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Veteran’s Hall 119 6th Ave N 1st Dose Eligibility: Age 6 months & up 2nd Dose Eligibility: Age 6 months & up – 8 weeks after 1st dose Bivalent COVID Booster Eligibility: […]

2022/12/02Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Presents Deputy Jan

Submitted by: Kimberley Knowles | Valley Stage Players were excited to get back into the swing of things with the production of “Deputy Jan” by playwright Richard Gremel. All three productions were a success and the crowds enjoyed the play! The proceeds will go to the Swan River Valley Ag Society! Thanks to everyone who […]

2022/12/01Local Interest

Many Happy Shoppers at Tinsel & Tidings Christmas Market

Submitted by: Diane Buhler | The Tinsel and Tidings Christmas Market was held at the Swan Valley Museum on November 26, 2022. We had more than 30 vendors and a steady stream of happy shoppers in and out of the doors during the sale. We collected non-perishable items for the Swan Valley Food Bank at […]

2022/11/30Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – December 13 & 15, 2022

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee and a Chat December 13, 2022 Cultural Building in WSFN 10:00am – 12:00pm December 15, 2022 Senior Centre in Swan River 10:00am – 12:00pm This month’s topics: • Healthy Eating • Blood Pressure • Diabetes Speakers: Prairie Mountain Health Nurse (blood pressure related questions) Katie Kroeker, Community RD (healthy […]

2022/11/29Local Interest

Community Band Christmas Concert – December 9, 2022

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band presents “The Music of Christmas” Friday December 9, 2022 7:30 P.M. ESRSS Gym Silver Collection

2022/11/28Local Interest

Benito Christmas Craft and Bake Sale – December 17, 2022

Submitted by: Kathy Naclia | Benito Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Benito Rec Centre December 17, 2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Silver Collection and Penny Auction Draw Begins at 4:00 pm Something For Everyone! Scentsy ~ Greenery ~ Woodwork ~ Mary Kay ~ Schneider’s Gourmet ~ Watkins ~ Baked Goods ~ Norwex ~ Hanny’s […]

2022/11/27Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 11, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 11th day of October 2022 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Matt Wills CAO: James Webb Administrative Assistant: Sheila Hawkins PODCAST: […]

2022/11/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 1, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux, and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, Public Works Dir D. Harvey, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, CFO T. […]

2022/11/26Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive: Nov. 15 – Dec. 16, 2022

Submitted by: Jenna Koutecky | Swan Valley Communities That Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive Nov. 15 – Dec. 16, 2022 Bring a smile to a child this holiday! Stuff a Police Cruiser full of Toys Saturday, November 26, 2022 Swan River Fire Hall 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Meet Sparky the Fire Hall Mascot […]

2022/11/25Local Interest

Pyrography Demonstration, Men’s Shed

Submitted by Barry Fawcett: On Wednesday November 16, Men’s Shed at the Swan Valley Museum sponsored a Pyrography (wood burning) demonstration by Barry Fawcett. Although small in number, those who attended were interested in the information and asked several questions. The formal presentation was followed by a show and tell of completed art. For more […]

2022/11/25Local Interest

Tinsel & Tidings Market – November 26, 2022

Submitted by: Diane Buhler | Tinsel & Tidings Market Sat. November 26, 2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Swan Valley Museum Featuring 30+ vendors Handmade toys Local Artisans Home-Based Businesses Silver collection & non-perishable food items collected for Food Bank

2022/11/24Local Interest

Beautiful Night at Community Foundation Annual Gala

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The CFSV Annual Gala took place on Saturday November 12, 2022 at the Veterans Community Hall. It was a beautiful night to gather together as a community and celebrate the important work the foundation has done over the years. This year’s Gala featured delicious hors d’oeuvres and […]

2022/11/24Local Interest

Christmas Hymn Sing – December 3, 2022

Submitted by: June Jamieson | You’re Invited A Christmas Hymn Sing Sat December 3, 2022 3:00 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 First Street South Light lunch to follow.

2022/11/23Local Interest