Swan Valley Star and Times Community

Many citizens in the Valley will remember when the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Prince Charles made a stop in Swan River back in 1970. Most of the members arrived by car after a tour in The Pas, but Prince Charles came by plane from Norway House. A…
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 08:04

On the passing of Her Majesty

Sitting in front of a shrouded portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Town of Swan River Mayor Lance Jacobson signs a letter of condolences to the Royal Family on the day of Her Majesty’s death. The letter will be available to the public in the Town office for a few more…
When a RCMP officer meets with tragedy on the job, they leave behind family, friends and colleagues who mourn their loss. A newly formed foundation has created an annual fundraiser called Move to Remember Challenge, to help provide support to those RCMP members’ families who have lost a loved one…
This week features the follow-up to last week’s story on the former Swan River band called The Group.As The Group kept playing more gigs, Hornbeck and his band members began earning some money, from what started out as just a hobby. Hornbeck recalls the first big ticket item he purchased…
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 08:00

Growing the love of music into a memory

Back in the day, the Valley has its own array of musical talent that originated right within the area. This is part one about a group of talented local musicians, who fostered their love of music by developing a band, which led to them playing all over the Valley and…
Tuesday, 16 August 2022 08:15

Conversations

Q. How long have you been in this industry?Elaine Forsyth: We both started when we were about 15 years old. Brad started in Brandon and I started at the Dairy Queen here in Swan River. We both worked at various businesses.Brad Forsyth: I used to work at a restaurant on…
The Louisiana-Pacific Swan Valley mill (LP) has found a new way to offer their employees and on-site contractors an enjoyable lunch and give back to the community at the same time.Beginning in mid-June, LP has been getting a few of their summer students to arrange a barbecue lunch every Wednesday…
Tuesday, 02 August 2022 08:14

Gardens of Swan River

The public was invited to visit some of Swan River’s private green spaces during the Garden Walk tour, which serves as a fundraiser for the Swan River Ladies Golf Club. 
Editor’s note: This is the first of as two-part series that tells the story of one Sixties Scoop survivor from the Valley and the impacts this has had on her life. The aftermath of the Sixties Scoop is still having a devastating impact on the families it tore apart. Even…
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