Swan Valley Star and Times News

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 08:29

Spring has Sprung

Spring is arriving in a hurry, with snow melting and water bodies flooding the countryside. Here, in the Municipality of Swan Valley West, water from a saturated field flows across a low area of a municipal roadway.
Tuesday, 02 April 2024 08:15

Hoppy Easter

Captured during Easter weekend, a wild rabbit sits around a silage pile on a Swan Valley West farm
Tuesday, 26 March 2024 08:44

Car Combustion

On Wednesday afternoon (March 20), the Swan Valley Fire Department (SVFD) was dispatched to a Vehicle Fire on Westwood Road behind Swan Valley Funeral Services. Upon arrival of Incident Command, a vehicle was observed to be fully involved. SVFD crews advanced one attack line to extinguish the fire. Shortly after…
Tuesday, 19 March 2024 08:25

Frozen Fishing

The Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby had another successful year at Whitefish Lake on Saturday (March 16), with a 14 pound, two ounce Northern Pike earning Kevin Frank $10,000 at the event, which raises money for Valley Lions Medical Assistance Fund...
Tuesday, 12 March 2024 08:33


Winter almost came and went without Swan River sculptor Derryl May crafting another creation in his front yard, with last week’s precipitation providing a medium to erect a representation of an osprey catching a fish, which melted down somewhat and re-envisioned into a chickadee. Here, the final result before the…
Tuesday, 05 March 2024 08:18

After the Storm

Shovels, snow blowers, trucks and tractors with blades along with graders and other heavy equipment were out in full force on Monday morning to clean up after the dump of snow the Valley - and much of the prairies - received in the prior 24 hours. Accurate snowfall amounts were…
Tuesday, 27 February 2024 08:12

Dangerous Winter Driving

The onset of heavy snowfall on Monday morning (Feb. 26) resulted in dangerous driving conditions, evidenced by an apparent low-speed, head-on, two-vehicle collision on Main Street in Swan River in front of the Swan Valley Health Centre. No reports were available at press time as to whether there were any…
Tuesday, 20 February 2024 08:29

Louis Riel Day Celebrations

The Manitoba Metis Federation celebrated Louis Riel Day at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre yesterday (Feb. 19). Traditional displays included animal pelts and trapping equipment and those were accompanied by games and crafts for youth. The event also offered a traditional feast.
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 08:14

Raising Hope

The Swan Valley Junior A Stampeders partnered with Amara’s Amigos last Friday (Feb. 9) to raise funds for the PROFYLE Program, through the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, so that children living with cancer in our province receive the treatments they so desperately need. More than $19,000 was raised during the event...
Tuesday, 06 February 2024 08:23

Winter Activities on Pause

The unseasonably warm weather for January has created some interesting times for those that enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities, with many activities that rely on the snow and cold being put on pause during what is usually peak winter, following the closest thing to a cold snap that the Swan Valley…
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 08:11

Hero Space

The HERO Club held an open house on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 25), inviting guests and potential members into their space to learn what they’re all about and what is available in the clubhouse. The HERO Club – which stands for Helping Everyone Reach Out – was established to provide a…
Tuesday, 23 January 2024 08:37

Home Tournament

Last weekend the Swan Valley U9 Minor Hockey teams hosted their annual Swan River Legion Branch No. 39 tournament, playing out of both the Swan River Centennial Arena and the Minitonas and District Arena. The Swan Valley Broncos come out the A-side champs against the Roblin Stars while the Swan…
Tuesday, 16 January 2024 08:14

Crime Scene

On Jan. 13, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Swan River RCMP responded to a stabbing on Main Street in Swan River. A 33-year-old male was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Swan River RCMP along with Major Crime Services, continue to investigate. Here, a Swan River RCMP member watches…
Tuesday, 09 January 2024 08:14

Free Skate

Public skating at the Swan River Centennial Arena was one of the freely available activities for families and young people to participate in during their winter break.
Tuesday, 02 January 2024 09:38

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