Category Archives: Local Interest

Kenville United Church Meeting – May 27, 2024

Submitted by: Merv Beasley Kenville United Church Congregational Meeting May 27, 2024 7:30 pm Re: Motion to Disband Dear Members, Adherents, and friends of Kenville United Church Here is the Motion passed by the Board of the Kenville United on February 11, 2024. Motion “ The Kenville United Church Board to approve the motion passed […]

2024/05/18Local Interest

Easter Matins Celebrated in Swan River

Submitted by: Audrey Showdra A lovely crowd attended Easter Matins at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension, Swan River on May 4, 2024, celebrated according to the Julian Calendar with Fr. Yurii officiating. Pictured left, one of the many baskets brought to be blessed at the Easter service. The baskets contain several different foods, […]

2024/05/18Local Interest

Arbor Day Tree Planting and BBQ – May 21, 2024

Submitted by: Korbin Proctor Swan River Urban Forest Committee Arbor Day Tree Planting and BBQ Tues. May 21, 2024 2:00 pm West of Swan River Public Works Yard There will be free hot dogs and tree planting festivities.

2024/05/17Local Interest

Great Turnout for Minitonas School PAC Coffee House

Submitted by: Laurie Evans Thank you to everyone that came out to the first Minitonas School PAC Coffee House on Saturday May 10, 2024. It was a great turnout and the performers did not disappoint with their wide range of music from country to opera and everything in between. It was a true showcase of […]

2024/05/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band 30 Years and Counting

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater On the May 8, 2024, in the SVRSS Cafeteria, the Swan Valley Community Band performed their “Spring Thunders In!” Concert for over 100 in attendance. Included in the audience were the many faithful patrons who have enjoyed being entertained by the Community Band for the last 30 years. There were also […]

2024/05/16Local Interest

Beautiful Display at Benito Mother’s Day Quilt Show and Tea

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko Benito Drop In Centre had lots of activity on Saturday, May 11, 2024 with the Mother’s Day Quilt Show and Tea. There were 24 beautiful quilts on display. Tracy Kerr and Brenda Forman did a wonderful job of serving with Vickie Atkinson helping in the kitchen. A big thank you goes […]

2024/05/15Local Interest

Fire Safety Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Community Resource Coordinator, Services to Seniors Swan River Spring weather brings on thoughts of fire and personal safety here at Services to Seniors. April 23 at Birch River, Dave Forbes District Fire Chief at the RM of Mountain Municipality talked about the need for fire extinguishers and the need to know […]

2024/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Museum Spring Opening – May 26, 2024

Submitted by: Candace Balbo Swan Valley Historical Museum Spring Opening Event Sunday May 26th, 2024 Exhibits: 1pm – 5pm Supper 5:30 pm The Swan Valley Historical Museum invites you to their on Sunday May 26th, 2024. Free admission the the Museum grounds and exhibits from 1 – 5 pm. Enjoy fresh baked bread from the […]

2024/05/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 7, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 7, 2024 Northwest Region A good start to the week, with field operations beginning across most of the region. Cool, wet weather set in mid-week bringing precipitation to most of the region. Soil moisture is considered adequate. Most field operations were paused during the rain, although a few were able […]

2024/05/12Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 16, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/05/12Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 24, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/05/12Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 2, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: CAO D. Poole Also Present: CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/05/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 12, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 12th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/05/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 19, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/05/11Local Interest

34 Teams Scramble to Find Waldos in Swan River

Submitted by: Kari Goethe The 2024 Waldo event hosted by the Swan River Curling Club was another successful fundraising event for the Swan River Community Center. There were people of all ages with 34 teams and approximately 200 people that entered to find the 20 Waldo’s that were dressed in costumes hiding in various locations […]

2024/05/10Local Interest

Made Lake Bible Camp Hosts Horseplay in Swan River

Submitted by: Kendra Thiessen | Horseplay is equestrian program where kids can learn to ride horses, expanding their skills both on the ground and in the saddle. The beginner riders are taught how to start, stop and steer the horse. As they progress we work on trotting and looping with control. Barrel racing and pole […]

2024/05/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – April 30, 2024

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report April 30, 2024 Northwest Region A week of warmer, drying weather led to an improvement in field conditions. Some field work has started near the end of last week. Harrowing and fertilizing started over the weekend, however there are still fields with standing water in low areas. A very few select […]

2024/05/08Local Interest

New CT Scanner Online Next Month at Swan Valley Health Centre

Manitoba Media Release | A new computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Swan Valley Health Centre will soon bring key diagnostic services closer to home for residents of the Swan Valley region while expanding local access to health care, Premier Wab Kinew announced in Swan River on May 2, 2024. “This is a beautiful corner […]

2024/05/03Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan Valley Snowmobile Association

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association (Swan Valley West) received a grant for Phase 2 of their shop to complete the concrete, insulation, and interior finishes. This shop will serve the community by providing the club with a place to repair and maintain the equipment needed to keep the […]

2024/05/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 27, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/04/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 5, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Councillor Bobick presiding along with Councillors Boychuk, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Mayor Lance Jacobson and Deputy Mayor Moriaux Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. […]

2024/04/27Local Interest

Easter Matins Service – May 4, 2024

Submitted by: Audrey Showdra | Easter Matins Saturday, May 4, 2024 7:00 PM Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Ascension Swan River, MB (next to Super 8) Invites you to join us for Easter Matins Celebrated by the Julian Calendar. After the Service, Easter Baskets will be Blessed in the lower Auditorium of the Church.

2024/04/26Local Interest

Amazing Turnout for SVAPL Banquet

Submitted by: Stephanie Wigley With an amazing turn out, the Swan Valley Animal Protection League held their annual banquet on April 13, 2024. With just under 200 people in attendance the night went off without a hitch. With excellent food and wonderful prizes patrons partook in a variety of activities. The catering was done by […]

2024/04/25Local Interest

Community Band Concert: Spring Thunders In – May 8, 2024

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band presents “Spring Thunders In” Wed. May 8, 2024 7:30 P.M. SVRSS Cafeteria Silver Collection Refreshments

2024/04/23Local Interest

Mother’s Day Coffee House – May 10, 2024

Submitted by: Laurie Evans | Minitonas School Parent Advisory Council Mother’s Day Coffee House May 10th, 2024 Doors Open 7pm – 11pm Minitonas School Gym Silver collection, baked goods available for purchase, open mic, variety of local talent, raffle baskets, 50/50. All proceeds are going to a toy shed for Minitonas School.

2024/04/18Local Interest

Mother’s Day Quilt Show and Tea – May 11, 2024

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko | Mother’s Day Quilt Show and Tea Benito Drop In Centre Sat. May 11, 2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DST $8.00 per person Tea, Coffee, Fancy Sandwiches and Dainties Gift Basket Raffle – The Empty Bobbin : Quilt & Fabric Shop Door Prizes: Lynn’s Plants & Things, Lloyd’s Jewellers First […]

2024/04/16Local Interest

Noon Hour Hockey 40th Anniversary Bubba Cup

Back L-R: Lyle Eggie, Chris Hart, Ryan Cooke, John Pasternak, Hilbert Nerbas, Dale Anderson,Blair Mosiondz, Rodney Redhead, Jay Barkman, Cam Hart, Henry Barkowski, Tyrell Koehn, Jax Penner Middle: Roman Koehn, David Thiessen, Drew Penner, Rob Nesbitt, Faron Genaille, Tim Grazier, Colin Baldwin, Front: Brian Laforce, Chris Penner, Faron Cook, Jarrett Gingras, Chris Thompson, Brad Stewart, […]

2024/04/14Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – April 23, 24 & 25, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat April 23, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center April 24, 2024 Benito Drop In Center April 25, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/04/14Local Interest

Enjoyable Day at Easter Home Business & Craft Sale

Submitted by: Lorrelei Graff A group of small home-based businesses and craft vendors had a most enjoyable day at the Veterans Hall in Swan River on March 30, 2024. Even with the previous day’s snowfall, many people came out to enjoy, visit and support the vendors and get 50/50 tickets. A delicious lunch was available […]

2024/04/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Locate Stolen Vehicle and Make Arrests

RCMP Media Release | On April 4, 2024, at approximately 9:40 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from Swan River. It was reported that a suspect had entered a home, taken keys, and stole the homeowner’s vehicle. Officers located the stolen vehicle on Valley Road at Highway 10, and initiated […]

2024/04/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Folkfest – May 31 & June 1, 2024

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Swan Valley Folkfest May 31 & June 1, 2024 The Swan Valley Folkfest is back in Swan River, join us for fun filled two days of cultural food and entertainment. 50:50 tickets available from Immigrant services, Star and Times, The Brick, Three:30 Paper, Gifts and Décor, 83 North. We are still […]

2024/04/10Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Year End Concert – April 20, 2024

Submitted by: Pam Mykula The Dolyna Dancers present their Year End Concert Sat. April 20, 2024 1:00 pm Doors Open 12:30 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Tickets $10 10 and under free Tickets available at the door or any Dolyna Dancer Refreshments at Intermission Everyone Welcome!

2024/04/06Local Interest

Learn to Curl Clinic Great Opportunity to Try Curling

Submitted by: Kari Goethe Thank you to everyone who attended the Learn to Curl Clinic on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 and a special thank you to the junior instructors. This was an opportunity for people to try curling so that they might consider curling next season. The Swan River Curling Club will be looking at […]

2024/03/31Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Jerseys for Ecole Swan River South School

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) received a grant for athletic jerseys for Ecole Swan River South School (ESRSS). The jerseys will be used for all student sports, fostering a sense of unity among the students of ESRSS. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is happy to […]

2024/03/26Local Interest

Circus Comes to Town for 94th Annual Women’s Bonspiel

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura | The circus came to town March 15-17, 2024 when the Swan River Curling Club hosted its 94th annual women’s bonspiel. We want to extend a thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their event contributions: Swan Valley Consumers Co-op, New Era Ag, MNP, Marge Williamson, Swan Valley Pharmacy, […]

2024/03/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 28, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/03/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 20, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Bobick, Medwid, Powell and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Deputy Mayor Moriaux Councillor Boychuck Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/03/24Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 14, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Dan Laychuk, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and […]

2024/03/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 6, 2024

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir. Harvey, Rec […]

2024/03/23Local Interest

Exposing Lies 3 Day Seminar, April 12-14, 2024

Submitted by: Patsy Schullman | Exposing Lies 3 Day Seminar April 12 – 14, 2024 6:30 pm Swan River RSVP crossroadsforum@protonmail.com 204-734-0674

2024/03/23Local Interest

New CT Scanner Arrives in Swan River

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health The CT Scanner unit has arrived in Swan River. The new unit was brought into the Swan Valley Health Centre on Tuesday (March 19, 2024). Renovations to the hospital space that will hold the new piece of diagnostic equipment are nearing completion. Mechanical and electrical work will continue through March. […]

2024/03/22Local Interest

SR Kinsmen Nursery School Giving Gala – April 6, 2024

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School Giving Gala April 6, 2024 Cocktails 5 PM Supper and entertainment to follow. The Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School invites you to attend the Giving Gala – April 6, 2024 at the Veterans Community Hall. Cocktails start at 5 PM with supper and entertainment to follow. […]

2024/03/21Local Interest

Minitonas Fifty Plus Hockey Finale

L-R Back Row; Faron Cook, Pat Morden, James Waldner, Greg Hunt, Eldon Hart, Carl Giesbrecht, Blair Mosiondz, Faron Genaille, Abel Gott, Bryon Fried, Lyle Eggie Front: Kolton Leslie, Randy Mateika, Terry Fullerton, Marc Kunjumpa, Dennis Kalynuk, Jarret Gingras, George Oberlin, Steve Windsor, Henry Barkowski. Missing: Doug Sagert, David Eggie, Jerry Copapay and Chris Cook Submitted […]

2024/03/20Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – March 26, 27 & 28, 2024

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee & a Chat March 26, 2024 Birch River Drop In Center March 27, 2024 Benito Drop In Center March 28, 2024 Swan River Senior Citizen Centre All venues will be at 10:00am – 12:00pm all ages welcome Refreshments will be available but no lunch this year This month’s topics: […]

2024/03/20Local Interest

SVSD to Reconfiguring Swan River K-5 Schools

Submitted by: Swan Valley School Division On March 18, 2024 The Board of Trustees of the Swan Valley School Division unanimously passed a resolution to reconfigure: Heyes School as a Grade 3-4-5 school and Taylor School as a K-1-2 school The plan will begin with finalizing staffing and establishing the renovation schedule. The move will […]

2024/03/19Local Interest

Many Brave Blustery Weather at Billy Beal Derby

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann Our 24th Billy Beal Derby is now in the history books. I can honestly say, without a shadow of doubt, this event would not be possible without the countless volunteer hours put in by our Valley Lions members, community volunteers, and the generosity of our sponsors. Having said that, our success […]

2024/03/19Local Interest

Mary Liv and Joel Rohs Concert – March 22, 2024

Submitted by: Lois Borland Mary Liv and Joel Rohs Concert Fri. March 22, 2024 Doors Open 6:30 pm Concert 7:00 pm The Valley Room Westwood Inn Mary Liv is a multi-instrumental musician playing fiddle, guitar, and banjo. Her songs are a mix of her own originals, some classic remakes. The stories behind her songs touch […]

2024/03/18Local Interest

Easter Small Business and Craft Show – March 30, 2024

Submitted by: Lee Graff | Easter Small Business and Craft Show March 30, 2024 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River Kitchen Open: Homemade Bread Soup and Sandwiches Perogies

2024/03/17Local Interest

Youth Charged in Minitonas Arena Break-In

RCMP Media Release | On March 12, 2024, Swan River responded to a break-in that occurred at the arena in Minitonas. Sometime overnight a break-in had occurred and power tools and other items were stolen. Later that day officers attended a residence in Minitonas, attempting to arrest a suspect responsible for other property crime offences. […]

2024/03/15Local Interest

SVAPL Annual Spring Banquet – April 13, 2024

Submitted by: SVAPL Swan Valley Animal Protection League Annual Spring Banquet Sat. April 13, 2024 Veteran’s Hall Swan River Cocktails 5pm Dinner 6pm Cash Bar Join us for our Annual Spring Banquet. Dinner by Johnny and Jenna Catering Co. Games and Silent Auction. Tickets Available at the Swan Vet Clinic or message us to arrange […]

2024/03/14Local Interest