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PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: August 2019

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

Manitoba Flavours: Grilled Margarita Chops

Plus, Chicken Salad Chapala and a Honey-Cumin Vinaigrette

Grilled Margarita Chops Ingredients 4 pork rib chops, bone-in, about 1-1/2 inch Juice of 2 limes 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. EACH garlic powder, dried oregano leaves and ground cumin 1/2 tsp. EACH coarse salt and chipotle chili powder 3 tbsp. tequila 2 tbsp. canola oilChopped fresh cilantro and wedges of lime for garnish […] Read more

Two wet years and cool to boot

Our History: September 2009

This year the Interlake has been the driest part of the province, but during the late 2000s it went through some unusually wet years, and 2009 was the second in a row. This aerial photo from our Sept. 10, 2009 issue was taken Aug. 22 and showed the area around Arnes north of Gimli. That […] Read more

Manitoba Flavours: Baked Apple and Bacon Pancake

Plus, Lentil Cakes with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Baked Apple and Bacon Pancake Ingredients 4 tart apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/3 c. (80 ml) dark brown sugar 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) ground nutmeg 2 tbsp. (30 ml) butter 6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked, drained and torn into small pieces 3 large eggs 1 c. […] Read more

Solving storage space problems for farmers

Our History: August 1968

Canadian grain carry-overs were building in the late 1960s, prompting farmers to look for more storage space. This ad in our Aug. 15, 1968 issue said that a shed with whole year’s storage could be purchased for 15 cents per bushel, leaving a machinery storage building for the future. The year turned out to have […] Read more

Manitoba Flavours: Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Plus, Broccoli and Cheddar White Bean Spread

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 1 tbsp. (15 ml) canola oil 1 c. (250 ml) chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. (0.5 kg) lean ground pork 1 10-oz. (284-ml) can sodium-reduced beef broth 2 tbsp. (30 ml) tomato paste 2 tbsp. (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. (5 ml) chopped fresh thyme […] Read more

Birtle crop-dusters add firefighting to their profile

First-of-its-kind multi-purpose plane that can battle blazes ready for take off

A Birtle-area crop-duster is getting into the firefighting business. Randy and Janet Sandstrom have expanded their crop-dusting business to now offer aerial firefighting assistance to local fire departments. They are the proud owners of a serial No. 1 from Thrush Aircraft, a single cockpit plane with a switchback fire gate, the first-of-its-kind, multi-purpose aircraft capable […] Read more

Harvest all your grain

Our History: August 1978

One of the earliest combine monitors in Western Canada was advertised by Smith-Roles in our August 17, 1978 issue. Above the ad was a story about the second year of tests of zero tillage at seven farms in northwestern Manitoba. A Manitoba Agriculture representative said it seemed to be working well. “Neighbours were skeptical at […] Read more

Gently used laptops find a new home

Former Richardson employee works with the company to donate surplus machines to high school graduates

Thirty high school students from Shoal Lake and Strathclair each recently received a refurbished laptop thanks to a joint initiative by Shoal Lake School alumna Jennifer Stefansson and Richardson International Limited. The new program is for high school graduates who have contributed to their community but do not have a laptop and intend to pursue […] Read more

U.S. livestock gorge on bakery rolls and pet food

Reuters – U.S. farmers are feeding their livestock everything from outdated pet food and leftover bakery rolls to crops imported from South America after unprecedented spring planting delays boosted prices for locally grown corn. Agricultural co-operatives, equipment dealers and plants that process corn into ethanol have already been strained because farmers were unable to plant […] Read more

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