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GrainsConnect Canada, whose terminal under construction at Maymont, Sask., is shown here, plans to open an elevator at Huxley, Alta. in 2019. (GrainsConnect.com)

GrainsConnect picks second Alberta terminal site

The joint venture between Australia’s GrainCorp and Japan’s Zen-Noh Grain is taking its Prairie grain handling model to southern Alberta. GrainsConnect Canada announced plans Thursday to build a fourth Prairie high-throughput grain terminal on Canadian National (CN) Railway track at Huxley, Alta., about 75 km southeast of Red Deer. The company — which expects to

Gavilon Grain has sold its facility at Grand Forks, N.D. to Viterra. (Gavilon.com)

Viterra buys North Dakota elevator

Prairie grain handler Viterra is expanding its reach in eastern North Dakota with a deal for Gavilon Grain’s elevator at Grand Forks. Regina-based Viterra said Monday it has closed its acquisition of Omaha-based Gavilon’s Grand Forks site for an undisclosed sum, and plans “immediate capital upgrades” for the elevator. The Grand Forks site, which was


Vegreville’s giant pysanka is a well known landmark in eastern Alberta. (Vegreville.com)

Viterra plans new eastern Alberta elevator

Glencore’s Prairie grain handling arm Viterra plans to stake a new claim in the northeastern Alberta market with a new high-throughput elevator at Vegreville. The company announced Monday it has picked up the necessary regulatory approvals and expects to start construction along Canadian National Railway (CN) track this spring. The elevator is expected to have

A grain elevator at the former CPR railway siding of Cameron (named for Melita implements dealer A. E. Cameron, in the RM of Two Borders, was built by the Lake of the Woods Milling Company sometime between 1902 and 1910. It became part of Ogilvie Milling after the two companies merged in 1954 and was purchased by Manitoba Pool in 1959. The 38,000-bushel elevator was closed around 1970 and sold into private hands. It now stands abandoned, surrounded by cropland.

PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: January 2017

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

KAP submission says producer car facilities need not be licensed

KAP submission says producer car facilities need not be licensed

Requirement for official scales is also an unnecessary burden that could limit loading options

The Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for a middle ground on licensing producer car loading facilities. In a submission to the Canadian Grain Commission, KAP is calling for no licence requirement for facilities that strictly load producer cars, but licensing for facilities that add dealer cars into the mix. Historically ‘dealer car’ had a different



A grain elevator and annex at Myrtle, on the CNR Miami Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Roland, was built in 1928 and operated by United Grain Growers. Seen here in 1966, the complex was closed and demolished in 1984 after a new, larger elevator was opened at nearby Roland.

PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: August 2016

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

This 4,460-tonne elevator at Westroc Siding along the Yellowhead Highway northwest of Westbourne consists of two inter-connected wooden buildings. It was intended to serve the Amaranth, Langruth, and Longburn areas, whose elevators closed in 1984 due to rail line abandonment. The smaller 960-tonne wooden elevator to the northwest was moved from Langruth in late 1983 and renovated the following year. The larger 1,880-tonne wooden annex to the southeast was constructed in 1984. The metal silos were added in 1988. Once operated by Manitoba Pool, the facility was later sold to Delmar Commodities.

PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: July 2016

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


This pair of photos illustrates the 25,000-bushel UGG elevator at Whitemouth, in 1962 before it was repainted with more modern corporate colours, and in 1966 after its paint job and construction of a 34,000-bushel annex. Despite local opposition, the elevator was closed in July 1979.

PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: June 2016

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

Inglis Area Heritage Committee

Inglis Area Heritage Committee

Celebrating 20th anniversary this 
year and launching a campaign

The Inglis Area Heritage Committee is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Its mandate is to sustain, maintain and enhance the National Historic Site (as of 1996) of the only row of five restored wooden grain elevators in the world. Every year hundreds of visitors come to the site, open for public tours from June