Category Archives: Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 11, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 11, 2021 | Northwest Region Seeding operations progressed rapidly in the Northwest region last week. Cool temperatures continued with highs not exceeding 13○C while overnight lows dipped to -10○C in some areas. In spite of the cooler weather, soil temperatures are warming allowing producers to begin […]

2021/05/15Local Interest

Co-op Donates $250,000 to Thunderhill Ski Club

Swan Valley Co-op News Release | Swan Valley Co-op is continuing to invest in our community by donating $250,000 to the Thunderhill Ski Club recreational development. The Swan Valley Co-op will be the naming rights sponsor for the new Co-op Chalet at Thunderhill. A donation of $25,000 will be made annually for the next 10 […]

2021/05/14Local Interest

Positive Case Of COVID-19 IN SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notice | A member of our school community at SVRSS has informed us that they have tested positive for COVID-19. While we await a public health investigation, we have contacted individuals who we believe are close contacts and advised them and their household members to self-isolate and wait to hear from […]

2021/05/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 20, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, Dir. of Works Darren Harvey, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, B. Fedorchuk Delegations: […]

2021/05/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 4, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 4, 2021 | Northwest Region Seeding operations were limited in the Northwest region last week due to the cooler weather. With the exception of rains in Birch River and Minitonas, there was minimal precipitation over the rest of the region. Daytime temperatures were highest around the […]

2021/05/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 14, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 14th, 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 […]

2021/05/07Local Interest

Swan River COVID Vaccine Clinic – May 6, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Appointments Available COVID Vaccine Pop Up Clinic Thursday, May 6, 2021 Swan River 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave N. If you meet the current criteria, please call 1-844-626-8222 to book your appointment. As of May 5, the current criteria has expanded to include […]

2021/05/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Receives Green Team Grants

Media Release | Swan River – Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River constituency, is pleased to highlight a recent provincial announcement of over $10 million in Green Team grant programs to help young Manitobans find summer employment and gain work experience while supporting COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. “Our PC government recognizes the value of […]

2021/05/04Local Interest

Swan River Moderna Vaccine Clinic – May 6, 2021

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | PMH Pop-Up Moderna Vaccine Clinic SWAN RIVER Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Veterans Hall 119 6th Ave. N Appointments are now being taken for the Swan River Clinic. If you meet the criteria CALL TO BOOK your appointment. Call: 1-844-626-8222 The criteria changes often, […]

2021/05/02Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minute – March 16, 2021

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of March, 2021 A.D. at 6:05 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson Absent with Permission: Councillor G. Bartel […]

2021/05/01Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – April 27, 2021

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture April 27, 2021 | Northwest Region Temperatures in the past week were generally cool throughout the region with warmer weather needed to increase soil temperatures. Daytime temperatures were highest around the southern part of the region however cooler overnight temperatures continued this past week. There remains some […]

2021/04/28Local Interest

Outbreak at Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home

Province of Manitoba Media Update: A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River. The care home has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

2021/04/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 6, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 6th, 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 […]

2021/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 12, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 12, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 13: Finances 2. The Board received a Zoom presentation from Gerald Farthing who is doing a study on a more structured partnership between UCN and SVSD. This includes looking at creating opportunities for both […]

2021/04/18Local Interest

Coop Public Notice – COVID-19 Update

Swan Valley Coop Public Notice COVID-19 Update It has been confirmed today that the COVID-19 positive case in our Food Store is a variant of concern. The last shift the employee worked was April 8, 2021 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. We are confident that this employee did not have any close contact with customers. […]

2021/04/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Robbery & Assault

RCMP Media Release | On April 15, 2021, at 7:45 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a robbery that had occurred earlier that morning. At approximately 3:00 am, a male and female were driving a white SUV in the area of 1st Street North and 9th Avenue North, in Swan River. They […]

2021/04/16Local Interest

Anti-Mask Protest Held at Swan Valley Coop

Swan Valley Coop Media Statement Anti-Mask Rally April 15, 2021 The health and safety of our employees, members and our communities is a priority at Swan Valley Co-op. We have consistently maintained and followed the health regulations mandated by provincial governments and health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed that a […]

2021/04/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop Employee Confirmed to Have COVID-19

Swan Valley Coop COVID-19 Update | To our Members, Owners, and Customers of Swan Valley Co-op: We have learned that an employee working at our Food Store has been confirmed to have COVID-19. To protect our community, we have taken the following actions: We’ve reviewed the employee’s work schedule and have asked other employees that […]

2021/04/15Local Interest

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notice | On April 12, 2021, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Taylor School of confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 that were in the school on April 6 and 7, 2021. These cases were not believed to be acquired at school. This information has been sent via email to Taylor School families – […]

2021/04/12Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 22, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the March 22, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 12: Learning Environment/Programs and Services 2. Kris Woodward and Hayden Rooks, ÉSRSS, gave a Zoom presentation on the ICT Program and reported on changes made. It was a great presentation explaining how they revamped […]

2021/04/07Local Interest

Public Consultation Survey on Swan River Roundabout

Province of Manitoba News Release | The Manitoba government is launching an online public engagement to seek input for safety improvements at the intersection of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 83 and PTH 10, announced Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. “Protecting Manitobans on our roadways is a priority for our government, and we are committed to building […]

2021/04/05Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 16, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray and Whyte in person. Absent with notice: Deputy Mayor Wintoniw Also Present: Staff – In person: CAO D. Poole, Dir. of Works […]

2021/04/04Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 10, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain Held Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 via Zoom. 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 Officer Kim Paterson was also present. […]

2021/04/03Local Interest

Swan River Receives Funding for Community Mobilization Hub

Province of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is providing $150,000 for community mobilization hubs in Altona, Swan River and Winkler, connecting social service workers and community agencies with at-risk youth and families to ensure they are receiving appropriate and timely supports and interventions, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced March 31, 2021. “Community mobilization […]

2021/04/01Local Interest

New Fire Truck Delivered to Benito Fire Department

Submitted Story: The Manitoba Government gave $500,000.00 grant money for the purchase of a new fire truck for the Benito Fire Dept which was delivered to Benito on March 27, 2021. Reeve Bill Galloway acknowledged Rick Wowchuk’s part in advocating for the grant on behalf of the Municipality of Swan Valley West. He also thanked […]

2021/03/30Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 2, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Friesen, Moriaux, Wintoniw and Whyte in person. Via video conferencing: Councillor Gray, Councillor Delaurier (joined at 7:49pm) Also Present: Staff – In person: CAO D. Poole […]

2021/03/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – February 23, 2021

Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 23rd day of February, 2021 at 7:01 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some members are attending by phone due to numbers allowed. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha […]

2021/03/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 16, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray, Whyte and Wintoniw in person. Via video conferencing: Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Dir. PW D. Poole […]

2021/03/28Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – February 9, 2021

Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 9th day of February, 2021 at 7:01 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some members are attending by phone due to numbers allowed. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha […]

2021/03/27Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – February 16, 2021

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of February, 2021 A.D. at 6:10 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson Delegations: Written submission from […]

2021/03/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – February 2, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray and Whyte in person. Via video conferencing: Deputy Mayor Wintoniw Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Dir. PW, […]

2021/03/24Local Interest

Richardson Pineer Plans $30+ Million Elevator in Swan River

Submitted Story | Earlier this week, Richardson Pioneer Ltd. announced plans to construct a new 30+ million dollar high throughput elevator in Swan River. While most recognize this announcement as positive investment in our valley, and the continuation of a strong regional agricultural partnership, what does the addition of a high throughput elevator actually mean […]

2021/03/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 26, 2021

Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 26th day of January, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some members are attending by phone due to numbers allowed. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha […]

2021/03/21Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 12, 2021

Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 12th day of January, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some members are attending by phone due to numbers allowed. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha […]

2021/03/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fish Celebrates Young Anglers

Submitted by: Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement (SVSFE) Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures for our photo challenge. SVSFE received 27 entries and what a great way to show Manitoba how our young anglers love fishing! SVSFE has decided everyone will be receiving a prize for their submission. Thanks again, keep on fishing, and […]

2021/03/17Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 8, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 22, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 11: General Executive Constraint Decision-Making Matrix 2. The Board reviewed the 2021-2022 Budget one last time, and discussed the Budget Public Consultation held on March 3. The Board approved the budget for next year. […]

2021/03/14Local Interest

Spring Forward Tonight – Daylight Savings Begins

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. The official time to set your clocks ahead 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, March 14, 2021 Set your clock to: 3:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2021/03/13Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Disturbance at Hospital

RCMP Media Release | On March 8, 2021, at 8:05 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a call of a male who had entered the hospital and began to pull the fire alarms. Officers attended and located the male in the lobby, where he was immediately placed under arrest for Mischief. He was handcuffed and […]

2021/03/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – February 10, 2021

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, February 1-th, 2021 via zoom. 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 Officer Kim Paterson was also present. […]

2021/03/05Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 22, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 22, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 10: Emergency Superintendent Succession 2. The SVRSS Student Council and the SVRSS Social Justice Committee both gave a summary to the Board on how the school year is going, and their activities. These students […]

2021/03/03Local Interest

Derek Poole Appointed Town of Swan River CAO

Town of Swan River Media Release | The Town of Swan River is please to announce the appointment of Derek Poole to the position of CAO, effective February 26, 2021. Derek has been a dedicated Town employee for the last 12 years and we are excited to have him take over this role. The Town […]

2021/03/01Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – January 19, 2021

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of January, 2021 A.D. at 6:00 pm. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: G. Bartel, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO: Patti Simpson 1. D. Wagner – […]

2021/02/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 8, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 8, 2021 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board examined Policy 9: Board and Superintendent/CEO Relationship 2. The Maintenance Supervisor, Chris Staniland, gave his annual detailed report to the Board outlining completed maintenance tasks, including water testing at all SVSD building locations. This is a […]

2021/02/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 19, 2021

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Gray, and Whyte in person. Via video conferencing: Deputy Mayor Wintoniw Also Present: Staff – In person: Acting CAO P. Henkelman, Dir. PW […]

2021/02/26Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Recover Firearms, Drugs and Cash

RCMP Media Release | On February 18, 2021, as a result of an ongoing investigation, officers from the Swan River RCMP detachment along with assistance from the Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and Police Dog Services (PDS) executed a search warrant at a residence located off of Main Street in Swan […]

2021/02/25Local Interest

Bellsite Annual Poker Derby 2021 Cancelled

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry This letter is to inform you that our annual Poker Derby will be cancelled this year because of Covid-19 and the restrictions. We would like to thank all that have come out every year to enjoy the trails, our meal and prizes. We would also like to thank all the businesses […]

2021/02/24Local Interest

Justin Langen Local Recipient of Honour 150

Justin Langen has been selected as a Honour 150 Honouree. Honour 150, presented by Canada Life, recognizes 150 outstanding people from across the province. Justin Langen is committed to giving voice and recognition to Métis youth. Justin Langan’s Honour 150 Profile was written by Red River College student: Nicholas Clifford Justin Langan began giving back […]

2021/02/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP warn of Grandparent / Family Scams

RCMP Media Release | “Grandma: I’m in the hospital, I’m scared, and I’m injured from a bad car accident, please wire money right away.” “Grandpa: I’m in jail and need bail money, please send money right away”. Grandparent scams can take new twists – always with a sense of urgency. Social engineering at it’s best, […]

2021/02/22Local Interest

Dave Theunissen Local Recipient of Honour 150

Dave Theunissen has been selected as a Honour 150 Honouree. Honour 150, presented by Canada Life, recognizes 150 outstanding people from across the province. Dave Theunissen has been an instrumental part in the growth of Swan River Valley for over 65 years. Dave Theunissen’s Honour 150 Profile was written by Red River College student: Emily […]

2021/02/22Local Interest

Community Foundation Awareness Week: Feb. 21-27, 2021

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | Announcing Community Foundation of Swan Valley Awareness Week, February 21st to the 27th, 2021. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) would like to thank the Town of Swan River, RM of Mountain and the Municipality of Swan Valley West for proclaiming the last week of February […]

2021/02/18Local Interest