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Manitoba Business: Canada West Grain Company

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Founded in Saskatchewan before 1900 by Harold G. Dawson, the company offices were later moved to Winnipeg. Along with subsidiary Red River Grain Company, it operated country grain elevators, seed plants, feed mills, and warehouses in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. In early 1961, its remaining facilities were sold to United Grain Growers.

General Managers

Period

General Manager

c1900-1929

Harold George Dawson (1874-1956)

1961

John A. Dawson

Secretaries

Period

Secretary

1921

G. A. McEwen

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Benito

CNR

1924

1925

30,000

 

Bowsman

CNR

1923

1941

35,000

 

Hubbell

CNR

1938

1947

30,000

Sold to UGG (July 1948)

Longburn

CNR

1946

1952

30,000

 

Minitonas

CNR

1923

1939

30,000

 

Mollard

CNR

1946

1952

30,000

Sold to Ogilvie (1952)

St. Boniface

CPR

1932

1945

40,000

 

Sevick

CNR

1923

1924

35,000

 

Swan River

CNR

1923

1941

49,000

 

Winnipeg

CNR

1938

1945

55,000

 

Sources:

“UGG purchases firm’s plants,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 April 1961, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2019

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