Category Archives: Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinic – Aug 5, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinic Thurs. August 5, 2021 Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave. N Call to book your appointment Pfizer & Moderna Call: 1-844-626-8222 Walk-Ins: 4pm to 8pm Pfizer Walk-Ins: 12 & up Moderna Walk-Ins: 18 & up Priority given to 1st dose clients 1st dose eligibility: Pfizer […]

2021/08/01Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 27, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 27, 2021 | Northwest Region Temperatures moderated this past week, mostly keeping below 30°C across the region. Along with some precipitation, gave crops in the area a break from the recent intense heat and dry conditions they’ve been put through. Precipitation amounts ranged from 8 mm […]

2021/07/30Local 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

RCMP Officer Injured During Arrest of Male with Weapon

RCMP Media Release | On July 22, 2021, at approximately 8:30 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a suspicious male wandering in the back lane behind 12th Avenue South in Swan River, Manitoba. Officers attended and located the male near 11th Avenue South. When the officers approached the male, a large sword could […]

2021/07/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 20, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 20, 2021 | Northwest Region High temperatures continued for most of the preceding week. Smoky conditions from wildfires has led to air quality advisories. The smoke has reduced solar radiation, cooling air temperatures somewhat. Little to no precipitation across region this week. High temperatures continue to […]

2021/07/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 14, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 14th , 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, and Deputy Mayor Wintoniw, Councillor Whyte absent with permission. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. […]

2021/07/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 13, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 13, 2021 | Northwest Region A cooler start to the week followed by intense heat for a number of days continued to cause crop stress and deplete soil moisture throughout the Northwest Region. Temperatures reached the mid 30’s for multiple days last week. These high temperatures […]

2021/07/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers Market Opening Day – July 22, 2021

Submitted by: Jena McKee | Swan Valley Farmers Market Every Thursday 4 – 6 pm Swan Valley Museum Starting July 22, 2021 Come check out a variety of locally produced jams, honey, candles, body care, essential oils, fresh baking and veggies and many unique homemade treasures!

2021/07/14Local 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

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 28, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 28, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed SVRSS Graduation that was held on June 25, 2021. The Board wished all graduates the best of luck in their future. The Board also wanted to acknowledge the incredible work done by the SVRSS staff […]

2021/07/12Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 9, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 via video conference. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer Kim Paterson was also […]

2021/07/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 1, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 1st , 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier and Friesen in person and Councillor Moriaux by teleconferencing. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works […]

2021/07/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 6, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 6, 2021 | Northwest Region Intense heat for a number of days stressed crops throughout the Northwest region. Temperatures reached highs of 36°C with overnight temperatures remaining high as well. Areas that were lacking moisture before the intense heat became more apparent as stresses started to […]

2021/07/07Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Fatal Off-road Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On July 3, 2021 at 12:30 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of an off-road vehicle collision that occurred on Roy Hamilton Road on the Sapotawayak First Nation. Officers have determined that a 22-year-old male, from the Sapotawayak First Nation, had just dropped off a passenger at a residence and […]

2021/07/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 29, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 29, 2021 | Northwest Region There were scattered isolated showers through the Northwest region last week. With the exception of pockets in the region, as well as Roblin and The Pas areas where 13mm fell, there were no significant accumulations. Daytime temperatures were over 25°C, however […]

2021/07/03Local Interest

Swan River Pfizer & Moderna Vaccine Clinics – July 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Vaccine Clinics Mon. July 5, 2021 Tues. July 6, 2021 Fri. July 9, 2021 Tues. July 13, 2021 Tues. July 20, 2021   Veterans Hall – 119 6th Ave. N 18 yrs & Up: Moderna Clinics Call to book your appointment Call: 1-844-626-8222 Moderna Walk-ins July […]

2021/07/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 22, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 22, 2021 | Northwest Region There were scattered isolated showers through the Northwest region last week. With the exception of the Grandview area, where 10mm fell, there were no significant accumulations. Daytime temperatures hit 30○C. Nighttime temperatures were cool and dropped to single digits. Strong winds […]

2021/06/30Local 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

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 14, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 14, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 16: Conflict of Interest again, and will be removing it as it is redundant with the work the Board did on Policy 17: Code of Conduct. 2. The Board received a presentation from Lorna […]

2021/06/26Local 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

Drive Through Stew & Bannock Lunch – June 21, 2021

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Drive Through Stew & Bannock Lunch Monday, June 21, 2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (or until supplies last) $3 per plate Proceeds going to the Swan Valley Crisis Centre Follow the posted signs to line up. All Covid-19 Restrictions must be followed as approved by […]

2021/06/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 8, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 8, 2021 | Northwest Region The entire Northwest region received a most-welcome rain this past week. Rainfall amounts ranged from 32 mm up to 107 mm, with Grandview, McCreary and Ruthenia accumulating over 100 mm. Some localized areas received higher amounts up to 125mm. There was […]

2021/06/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 25, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey Public Hearing […]

2021/06/15Local 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

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 8, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 8, 2021 | Northwest Region There was an extreme weather change for this week as temperatures rose well above the 30°C mark compared to the frost events and cool temperatures the previous week. These high temperatures along with high winds caused stress on crops. With the […]

2021/06/10Local 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

RCMP Investigate Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

RCMP Meia Release | On June 5, 2021, at approximately 12:05 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 10, approximately 24 km north of Swan River, in the RM of Swan Valley West. A vehicle going north on Highway 10 collided with a pedestrian. The driver, a 52-year-old […]

2021/06/07Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 12, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 via video conference. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer […]

2021/06/07Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 25, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 25, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 16: Conflict of Interest, and will be looking at the redundancy with it, as well as Policy 17: Code of Conduct next meeting. 2. The SVRSS Social Justice Committee presented on the results of […]

2021/06/06Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 4, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. Harvey Public Hearing […]

2021/06/05Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 20, 2021

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of April, 2021 A.D. at 6:05 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson 1. G. Bartel – […]

2021/06/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 1, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 1, 2021 | Northwest Region The weather conditions in the Northwest region were extremely variable this past week. Temperatures reached highs of mid 20○C but then dropped to well below zero mid-week. On Wednesday lows of -5○C occurred through most of the region for approximately 8 […]

2021/06/03Local 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

RCMP Investigate Shots Fired on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On May 27, 2021, at approximately 11:30 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to shots fired at a security checkpoint on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. It was reported that shots had been fired at a vehicle being driven by security. Officers immediately responded and while they were en route they were advised […]

2021/06/01Local Interest

Bowsman School Moving to Remote Learning Until June 14

Swan Valley School Division Notice | As we previously indicated Bowsman School has two confirmed cases of Covid-19 that have affected two of our cohorts which affects multiple grades. With siblings also expected to self-isolate this has put a large portion of our students and some staff in isolation for the two week period of […]

2021/05/31Local Interest

Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notice | Public health has informed us Sunday evening that we have two positive cases of Covid-19 in two different cohorts at Bowsman School. The cohorts affected are the K-3 and 6-8 ones. This will be affecting a wide range of students who will need to isolate. While we await a […]

2021/05/31Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 28, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 28th 2021 at the Legion Hall in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as secretary. Finance […]

2021/05/30Local Interest

Swan River COVID Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics – June

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | COVID Pfizer & Moderna Swan River Vaccine Clinics Phizer Clinics 12 years and up Moderna Clinics 18 years and up Veterans Hall, 119 6th Ave. N 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Pfizer Clinics Thurs. June 3, 2021 Sun. June 27, 2021 Moderna Clinics Thurs. June 17, 2021 Tues. […]

2021/05/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 25, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 25, 2021 | Northwest Region The first part of the past week saw temperatures hovering in the mid 30°C range, and strong winds throughout the region. These conditions caused further deterioration of soil moisture conditions, area wild fires and municipal burn bans. By Thursday, there were […]

2021/05/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 10, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 10, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 15: Assets 2. Cam Mateika, Director of Research & Technology, presented his annual ICT and SVRSS Vocational Report via Zoom to the Board. Cam talked about the partnerships with UCN, the vocational uptake at […]

2021/05/27Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Minitonas & Bowsman

Prairie Mountain Health Public Notice | The Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health has rescinded the boil water advisory for Minitonas and Bowsman on May 25, 2021 and has advised that normal water usage can resume. The Regional Drinking Water Officer has advised that the Minitonas and Bowsman public water systems have met all conditions […]

2021/05/25Local Interest

66th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale – Online May 27-29, 2021

Submitted by: Joe Mangin | 66th Minitonas 4-H Beef Sale Noon May 27, 2021 to 6pm May 29, 2021 WWW.DLMS.CA Due to the current Covid 19 situation the annual Swan Valley 4-H Steer Sale will once again be held online. Sale will open at noon on May 27 and run until 6pm on May 29 […]

2021/05/24Local Interest

Statement from Swan Valley West

Media Release | May 22, 2021 The council of Swan Valley West Municipality issues the following statement. The posts made by Councillor Gade on his Facebook page, Bill Gade for Ward 3, on the following dates May 10, 18 & 19, 2021 and shared on LUD member, Brad Kushniryk’s Facebook page on May 19th reflect […]

2021/05/24Local Interest

Boil Water Advisory for Benito

Province of Manitoba Boil Water Advisories | A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued on May 21, 2021 for the Benito public water system. A power outage led to a loss of water pressure in the Benito distribution system. A loss of water pressure in the distribution system can compromise the safety of the […]

2021/05/22Local Interest