Tag Archives: Community Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Swan River

Prairie Mountain Health Public Notice | The Regional Drinking Water Officer has advised that the Swan River public water system has met all conditions for rescinding the precautionary boil water advisory and that the bacteriological testing results met the regulatory standards. The Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health has rescinded the boil water advisory for […]

2021/05/20Local Interest

Boil Water Advisories in Swan Valley

Province of Manitoba Boil Water Advisories | A power outage on May 17, 2021, led to a loss of water pressure in several distribution systems within the Swan Valley. A loss of water pressure in the distribution system can compromise the safety of the water supply. A boil water advisory has been issued on May […]

2021/05/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Invests at Swan River Ag Site

Swan Valley Co-opNews Release |Swan Valley Co-op is investing in a dry fertilizer storage facility at its Swan River Ag Site. The facility will store approximately 6,000 metric tons of dry fertilizer to supply to agricultural producers throughout the Swan Valley area. The capacity of this facility is 2.5 times the current available storage. Beyondincreased […]

2021/05/18Local 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Community Foundation Announces Spring Grant Intake 2021

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is pleased to announce the Spring Granting Period for the Community Foundation of Swan Valley. The Spring Grant Intake will open on February 1st, 2021 and closes March 5, at 5 p.m. Organizations are reminded that only one application per […]

2021/02/04Local Interest

Co-op Community Spaces Accepting Online Applications

Co-op Media Release | For years, Co-op has been creating places for Western Canadians. This year as we’ve been staying safe by staying apart, Co-ops continue to invest in spaces for when we can safely come back together. Co-op Community Spaces was launched in 2015 to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. […]

2021/02/02Local Interest

SVSD Schools and Buildings Closed January 14, 2021

Swan Valley School Division Notice | Due to the freezing rain we received this evening, the extremely icy conditions of all the roads and the fact they will most likely not be better in the morning, Swan Valley School Division is closing all schools and school division buildings for January 14, 2021. All classes including […]

2021/01/13Local Interest

33 Families Helped by Christmas Cheer Board

Submitted by: Carli Ulmann, Christmas Cheer Board | While Covid made things different this year, the Christmas Cheer Board was able to spread some cheer this Christmas season. It was a much smaller operation ran out of the Swan Valley Crisis Centre, but 33 families were helped by the Cheer Board this year.

2020/12/27Local Interest

Toys 4 U Toy Drive Helps Make Christmas Special

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) wishes to thank members of the Swan Valley Community for their generous donations to the 2020 Swan Valley CTC Toys 4U Toy Drive. The initiative kicked off November 16, 2020 and ran until December 6th. Once again, this year the SVCTC Toys 4 U […]

2020/12/23Local Interest

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Newsfeed | On December 19, 2020, Manitoba Public Health officials advised Bowsman School of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 that were in the school on December 14th. These cases were not believed to be acquired at school. This information has been sent via email to Bowsman School families – please check […]

2020/12/20Local Interest

Possible Public COVID-19 Exposures In Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Province of Manitoba Public Exposure Notification | The Province of Manitoba Pandemic Response System is warning of the following possible public exposure to COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health. Swan River Kal Tire (201 4th Ave., Swan River) November 28, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A person who has tested positive […]

2020/12/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Hires New Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Swan River Media Release | The Council of the Town of Swan River is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jerry Gautreau as their Chief Administrative Officer, starting on Dec 7, 2020. Mr. Gautreau comes to the Town from Calgary, AB. Mr. Gautreau has served on the board of Rocky View County […]

2020/12/04Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 24, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 24, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 8 active cases; 6 recovered cases (Total 14) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 9 active cases; 4 recovered cases (Total 13) […]

2020/11/24Local Interest

Possible Public COVID-19 Exposure in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Public Exposure Notification | The Province of Manitoba Pandemic Response System is warning of a possible public exposure to COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health at Extra Foods (1200 Main St E, Swan River). On November 10, 2020 a confirmed case of COVID-19 was in the Extra Foods store on November 10 between […]

2020/11/18Local Interest