Swan Valley Star and Times News

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 08:23

Terry Fox Run

The citizens of Swan River all gathered on Sunday (Sept. 17), to recognize and support Canadian icon Terry Fox and the legacy of his foundation by taking part in the annual Terry Fox Run to raise money for cancer research. Here, Laurie Evans (left) and Paula Jones (right) make the…
Tuesday, 12 September 2023 08:31

Walking for Life

Members of the community joined with the Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention Committee for a community walk on Friday (Sept. 8) to raise awareness about suicide prevention and recognize World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. Participants also received information and materials to help them engage in personal awareness activities.…
Tuesday, 05 September 2023 09:05

Taking off the Crop

Much of the Swan Valley’s crops have been harvested already as weather has permitted area farmers to take their combines out into the field...
Tuesday, 29 August 2023 08:23

Celebrating the Harvest

The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their 2023 Harvest Festival this past Sunday (Aug. 27), with a great showing of support from visitors. Here, William Piwish (left) and Rae-lene Piwish toss sheaves of wheat into the old threshing machine...
Tuesday, 22 August 2023 08:23

Beautify the Neighbourhood

The storage container outside of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 39 Swan River club room is getting an aesthetic upgrade, with the Legion hiring local artist Jenna Smith to beautify the space with a scene of poppies, topped off with the words ‘Lest We Forget’. Smith has already spent many…
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 08:23


 As summer gets closer to the end and crops come in, plant life is abundant for wildlife, and this deer is living life to the fullest with nature’s buffet in front of her, unbothered by passing traffic.
Tuesday, 08 August 2023 08:26

SVRSS Expansion

Representatives of the various contributors, stakeholders and consultants “break ground” on the new $15-million+ multi-purpose room and performing arts centre at the SVRSS, which has already commenced construction behind them...
Tuesday, 01 August 2023 08:03

Rodeo Action

Visitors to the NorthWest Round-up and Exhibition were entertained with an exciting rodeo event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (July 28-30). The grandstand was standing room only and the weather couln’t have been more perfect. 
Tuesday, 25 July 2023 08:03

Summer Nights

Summer is the time to take advantage of the many beautiful lakes the Swan River Valley - swimming, boating, fishing or just enjoying the beach. Here, a lone fisherman sits on the dock at East Blue Lake, looking to reel in a catch.
Tuesday, 18 July 2023 08:12

Takin' it Down

Halverson Hauling has commenced the demolition of the former Conrad Apartments at 124 Fifth Avenue South in Swan River. The multi-family residence was evacuated in 2020 after multiple fires destroyed the building and approximately two dozen residents were displaced. The building has since been in legal limbo as invested parties …
Tuesday, 11 July 2023 07:59

It Was All Yellow

Canola fields all across the Valley have been blooming brightly this past week making a drive around the countryside a beautiful and cheerful experience.
Tuesday, 04 July 2023 08:13

Celebrating 125 Years

Not only did the Swan Valley celebrate the anniversary of Canada last weekend (July 1), but also the anniversary of Minitonas and the early settlement of the Swan Valley with events recognizing the Minitonas Homecoming taking place from Friday to Sunday (June 30 to July 2).
Tuesday, 27 June 2023 08:08

Graduation Day

The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Class of 2023 posed for a group photo prior to graduation exercises on Friday (June 23).
Tuesday, 20 June 2023 08:15

Moving On

Some of the Valley’s youngest graduates celebrated a milestone last week. Six members of the ESRSS Daycare will be moving on to Kindergarten next year and so they invited family and friends to honour their achievements last Tuesday (June 13) at the centre. 
Tuesday, 13 June 2023 08:14

Celebrate Pride

The Swan Valley Student-led Genders and Sexuality Alliance Group held their second Swan Valley Pride Event on Saturday, (June. 10) with a great show of supporters attending the event.
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