Tag Archives: Community Coverage

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

New Respiratory Clinic at Swan Valley Primary Care Centre

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Effective Monday, November 16th, Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) opened a new appointment-based Respiratory Clinic at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre in Swan River. The clinic, staffed by a physician and nurse, is for patients who have experienced respiratory symptoms lasting two weeks or less such as sore throat, […]

2020/11/16Local Interest

Birch River Remembrance Day Service

Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion Br 48 – Birch River A Remembrance day service was held at the Cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Birch River on November 11th, 2020 at 11am. Due to COVID restrictions there were 5 Legion members in attendance to conduct the service. The Service included the marching on […]

2020/11/12Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 12, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 12, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 12 active cases; 2 recovered cases (Total 14) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 3 active cases; 4 recovered cases (Total 7) […]

2020/11/12Local Interest

Videos of Local Remembrance Day Services

Videos of the Outdoor 2020 Remembrance Day Service at the Swan River Cenotaph and Virtual SVRSS 2020 Remembrance Day Virtual Service Submitted by Kevin Penner, WCGTV & SVVS.

2020/11/12Local Interest

Lest We Forget | Remembering and Honouring Our Heros

Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, Minitonas MB Minitonas-Bowsman Reeve, Walter Pacamaniuk and Legion Member, Walter Mychalchuk lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Minitonas. Painted stones left in remembrance.

2020/11/11Local Interest

Entire Province Moving to Critical (Red) COVID Level

Province of Manitoba News Release | Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable […]

2020/11/10Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases & Testing | November 6, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 9 active cases; 1 recovered case (Total 10) Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 4 active cases; 2 recovered cases (Total 6) […]

2020/11/06Local Interest

Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases | November 4, 2020

ValleyBiz Story | November 4, 2020 COVID-19 Update Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as reported on The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard, updated November 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan River (Town of Swan River): 7 active cases; 1 recovered case Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 3 active cases; 2 recovered cases Total Swan Valley: 10 […]

2020/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley 2021 Folk Festival Postponed

Submitted by: Doreen Miles | Due to the increased concerns and uncertainties of the COVID-19 Virus, the local Swan Valley Folk Fest Executive has decided to postpone the Folk Festival scheduled for June, 2021. Entertainment Bookings, Funding Applications and Venue plans are finalized months in advance and are difficult decisions to make with the ongoing […]

2020/11/03Local Interest

10 Active COVID-19 Cases Reported For Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | October 31, 2020 The Swan River Health District has reported 2 additional cases of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported 2 additional cases of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 31, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Active Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 31, 2020 […]

2020/10/31Local Interest

New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | New restrictions will be in place for Prairie Mountain Health on Monday, November 2, 2020. As part of the Prairie Mountain Health region, these restrictions will apply to all areas of the Swan Valley. Key changes include: – Mask use is mandatory in indoor public places. – Public/private group sizes limited to […]

2020/10/30Local Interest

3 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Health District has reported 3 additional cases of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 30, 2020 Swan River (Town of Swan River): 4 active cases Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 2 active cases; […]

2020/10/30Local Interest

1 Additional COVID-19 Case Reported in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported 1 additional case of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm. Swan Valley COVID-19 Cases as of October 29, 2020 Swan River (Town of Swan River): 1 active case Porcupine Mountain* (surrounding area): 2 active cases; […]

2020/10/29Local Interest

Covid Outbreaks at Swan Valley Hospital and Lodge

Province of Manitoba Media Release October 25, 2020 | Outbreaks have been declared at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River, and both sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the Pandemic Response System. Additional precautions are being taken at the health centre and visitor restrictions are […]

2020/10/25Local Interest

Health District for Swan River Reports 1st Covid Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Health District comprised of the Town of Swan River has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated October 25, 2020 to show 1 active case.

2020/10/25Local Interest

Health District For Swan Valley Reports 2nd COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its second case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated […]

2020/10/24Local Interest

Curling Season Ready To Start

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Looking for some recreation this winter? How about coming to the Swan River Community Centre and curling?? For Senior 50 plus curling ​please contact: Brian Cotton – 204-734-2698 – Email: cottonbridgefarm@gmail.com The Senior’s will commence curling on Wednesday – October 28, 2020. For Ladies curling please contact: Marilyn Peters – […]

2020/10/22Local Interest

Spitfires Volleyball Club Hosts Fall Volleyball Camp

Submitted by: Kandace Hart The Spitfires Volleyball Club was excited to host former Olympic Women’s Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk this weekend at the Birch River School Gym for a Fall Volleyball Camp for high school age girls. There were 11 Junior Varsity (grades 9 & 10) and 10 Varsity (grades 11 & 12) players who […]

2020/10/20Local Interest

PMH Flu Clinic Appointment Call Line Delays

Prairie Mountain Health News Release | Prairie Mountain Health is currently experiencing high call volumes for its appointment-based flu shot clinics, which are not scheduled to begin until November. Phone lines are currently only open for flu clinic appointments for PMH North and South Sites. Brandon clinic appointments do not open until November 1st. We […]

2020/10/15Local Interest

Strong Support for Cowan Take-Out Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | It was a Fall Supper like no other, for the Cowan Community Ladies on Sunday, September 27, 2020. After a long hiatus of no functions at the Community Centre due to Covid-19, the Cowan Ladies decided to try to bring some normalcy back by having a Covid friendly Fall Supper. […]

2020/10/08Local Interest

Emergency Community Support Offered Through CSFV

Media Release: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is taking part in second round of Emergency Community Support Fund providing $30,000 in funding available in the Swan Valley for charities supporting COVID-19 response. Community Foundation of Swan Valley announced it will provide $30,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing […]

2020/10/06Local Interest

Prairie Mountain Health Lowered to Caution Level

ValleyBiz Story | Prairie Mountain Health Region will be lowered to the COVID-19 Caution/Yellow level effective Friday, September 18, 2020 . The change comes in in response to an improved situation in the region. Under the Caution/Yellow level masks are strongly recommended but not required and mask rules remain the same for schools. On school […]

2020/09/17Local Interest

ACL Shows Appreciation for Direct Support Professionals

Submitted Story | Association for Community Living – Swan River is once again honored to embrace “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. September 6-12, 2020. Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are the bridge to meaningful lives of independence and community inclusion for thousands, providing the support and services that people living with an intellectual disability […]

2020/09/10Local Interest

CFSV Accepting Applications for Education Scholarships

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is now accepting applications for the following education scholarships: Cherban Endowment Post-Secondary Scholarship – $1,525 “Jud” Scales Memorial Pharmacy Award – $500 Leach Animal Health Scholarships (2) – $1,225 each Please visit www.cfswanvalley.ca for applications, eligibility criteria & to contact Donna […]

2020/09/03Local Interest

Julianna Moore Wins SVCU Virtual Talent Stage

Submitted Story | Swan Valley Credit Union (SVCU) made the decision to move our 2020 Talent Stage from a physical stage to a virtual one after COVID cancelled the Northwest Roundup and Parade this summer and despite the lack of personal contact it was very well received. Similar to past years we had 30 spots […]

2020/09/01Local Interest

Peace and Healing Experienced at Labyrinth Grief Walk

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | The Kenville Labyrinth Grief Walk took place on a glorious Sunday afternoon in perfect weather. Ten people took part on August 23, 2020, which was about as many as could be accommodated without being crowded. It was explained that as the winding walk reached the outer perimeter walkers were invited […]

2020/08/31Local Interest

CFSV Awards $40,000 in Emergency Support Grants

Submitted Story: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently awarded $40,000 in grants to 11 local charities and 2 national charities to support projects undertaken or created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following Charities were awarded grants under the ECSF between May 19 and July 27, 2020: Canadian Mental Health Association Swan […]

2020/08/26Local Interest

Health District for Swan Valley Reports 1st COVID-19 Case

ValleyBiz Story | The Porcupine Mountain Health District has reported its first case of COVID-19. The Porcupine Mountain Health District is the northern most district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region and includes communities as far north as Barrows and as far south as Pine River. The Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Case Dashboard was updated […]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Swan River Pool Expected to Re-Open January 2021

Town of Swan River Press Release | We have been diligently working on preparing for the much-needed work to the aquatic facility. A contract has been awarded and work will begin in early September. We anticipate re-opening to the public in January 2021. Further updates will be shared as they become available. Lance Jacobson – […]

2020/08/24Local Interest

Province Clarifies Mask Requirement in Public Spaces

ValleyBiz Story | On August 20, 2020 the Province of Manitoba announced thatthe Prairie Mountain Health Region would be elevated to the Orange/Restricted level. New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley Since the announcement, there has been some confusion and debate as to whether or not the mandatory use of masks within the Prairie Mountain Health […]

2020/08/23Local Interest

SVSD Announces Plans for Reopening of Valley Schools

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) released their Return to School Plan. In a letter to parents on August 17, 2020, SVSD Superintendent Jon Zilkey said, “Our goal is to follow the provincial guidelines given, be as safe as possible while also bringing hopefully some normalcy to your child’s learning. I do […]

2020/08/18Local Interest

Local Watershed Districts Receive GROW funding.

Swan River— MLA Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, is welcoming an announcement that the PC Government of Manitoba, in partnership with Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, is investing in local watershed district projects to support conservation and restoration activities that improve resilience to the effects of climate change. “These kinds of initiatives will benefit all […]

2020/08/11Local Interest

Special Military Envoy, MLA Jon Reyes Visits Swan River

Special Military Envoy, MLA Jon Reyes presented Comrade Brooks, Comrade Fulford (pictured above) and Comrade Nowak (pictured below) with a certificate, letter and a coin thanking them for their service in WWII. Submitted Story – Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River Constituency, welcomed the Special Military Envoy, MLA Jon Reyes, as part of his tour […]

2020/07/29Local Interest

Swan Valley RISE Hires New Economic Development Officer

Submitted Story | Hello Swan Valley! My name is Lauren Grey, and I am the Swan Valley RISE Economic Development Officer. I am a very blessed mama of two, and lucky enough to also have the two best step kids. My partner Kevin and I live in the RM of Swan Valley West, with our […]

2020/07/27Local Interest

Manitoba Canola Growers Announces Scholarship Winners

Pictured above: Caitlin Stewart from Swan River, MB received a $1000 scholarship from Manitoba Canola Growers. She is enrolled in Environmental Science at Lakehead University Submitted Story | Manitoba Canola Growers are proud to announce the 2020 high school scholarship winners. Five $1000 scholarships have been awarded to the following deserving students from across Manitoba: […]

2020/07/16Local Interest