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PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: July 2019

The Manitoba Historical Society wants to gather information about all the grain elevators in Manitoba

In the 1950s, there were over 700 grain elevators in Manitoba. Today, there are fewer than 200. You can help to preserve the legacy of these disappearing “Prairie sentinels.” The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) is gathering information about all elevators that ever stood in Manitoba, regardless of their present status. Collaborating with the Manitoba Co-operator it is supplying these […] Read more


World Clydesdale Show a first for Manitoba

Draft horse show families involved with fundraising, promotion of 2021 event

A Hamiota couple is putting heart and soul into the upcoming World Clydesdale Show, slated to touch down in Manitoba in 2021. Reg and Carol Madsen come by their interest honestly, having showed at the event in Madison, Wisconsin, and they and other show families are excited to showcase their home province with the event. […] Read more



Manitoba Flavours: Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs

Plus, Texas caviar with potatoes

Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs Ingredients 4 racks pork back ribs Rub: 2 tbsp. (30 ml) paprika 1 tbsp. (15 ml) packed brown sugar 2 tsp. (10 ml) EACH salt, chili powder, and coarse ground black pepper 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cumin 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) cayenne pepper Kahlua Barbecue Sauce: 1-1/2 c. (375 ml) […] Read more


Ranchers inundated by floodwaters

Our History: June 2013

In a series of years starting in 1999, Manitoba’s southwest corner was again hit by excess moisture in 2013. The front page of our July 11 issue featured a photo of cattle along the swollen Maple Creek near Reston. The area had received as much as 15 inches of rain in the previous two weeks, […] Read more



Second World War-era photos show novel solution to labour shortage

Photos donated to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum show W.G. Dickson’s unique combine setup

Photos recently donated to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum may show one farmer’s novel solution to labour shortages during the Second World War. The Dickson Henderson family of the Boissevain area donated several digital images to the museum. One photo shows a pull-type combine set up to allow remote operation of the tractor from the combine […] Read more


Visit Manitoba’s buffalo jumps

Other sights on the western Prairies are more famous, but don’t miss this slice of Indigenous history closer to home

Perhaps you have heard about the famous attraction in southwestern Alberta called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump — but were you aware that Manitoba has similar sites? In the southern part of our province, just north of the village of Cartwright, is the Clay Banks Buffalo Jump. Many years ago, when bison still roamed these vast stretches […] Read more



cartoon image of a family seated at a table

The Jacksons take a final bow

The Jacksons from the July 11, 2019 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator

Are we going to call this meeting to order or what?” Brady Jackson leaned back in his chair and looked around the table. The other members of the Jackson family paused in their conversations. “I’m just curious what’s going on,” Brady explained. “Having a meeting suddenly, makes me wonder what’s up.” Andrew set his coffee […] Read more


Manitoba Flavours: Brown Sugar Glazed Chops

Plus, try this Brown Rice and Toasted Bean Salad as a complement

Brown Sugar Glazed Chops Ingredients 1/2 c. (125 ml) packed brown sugar 1/2 c. (125 ml) apple juice 1/4 c. (50 ml) canola oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) sodium-reduced soy sauce 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) ground ginger 1 tbsp. (15 ml) cornstarch 1/2 c. (125 ml) water Salt and ground black pepper to taste 6 […] Read more



Shoal Lake students learn to be river scientists

School program to test Oak River water brings positive results

Issues stemming from the health and level of the lake, have been as concerning to a group of students and their teacher at the Shoal Lake School, as they are to landowners and recreational users. While the Grade 7/8 students let municipal and provincial officials settle the course of action on the level of Shoal […] Read more


‘It Will Pay Every Farmer’ to use Massey-Harris

Our History: July 1898

A full range of Massey-Harris equipment was featured in this ad in the July 1898 issue of the Nor’-West Farmer. A writer in the issue said now that “effort is being put forth to develop friendly relations between the two English-speaking nations of the world,” it would be a good time for the U.S. government […] Read more




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