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The corporate entity known as Manitoba Pool started in January 1924 as the Manitoba Co-operative Wheat Producers Limited. In May 1929, it was renamed the Manitoba Wheat Pool under which it operated until declaring bankruptcy in 1932. Its assets were assumed by a former subsidiary, Manitoba Pool Elevators, which had been incorporated on 9 April 1925.

Through the years, Manitoba Pool acquired country elevators from other grain firms, starting with Western Canada Flour Mills (1940), Alliance Grain Company (1948), and Reliance Grain Company (20 elevators, 1948). In October 1959, it purchased 86 country elevators in Manitoba from Ogilvie Flour Mills and its subsidiary, Lake of the Woods Milling Company at a cost of $1,324,000, adding about 4,000,000 bushels of capacity to its elevator storage space. It sold 72 of these elevators to local associations. The company’s participation in the 1972 purchase of Federal Grain brought it 67 more country elevators in Manitoba, bringing its total complement to 381. It bought nine country elevators from the Scottish Co-operative Society in 1973.

In 1998, Manitoba Pool merged with its counterpart in Alberta, the Alberta Wheat Pool, to form Agricore Cooperative Limited. Among its subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures were Alberta Industrial Mustard Company, Canadian Pool Agencies, CanAmerica Foods, Cascadia Terminal Joint Venture, Demeter (1993) Inc., Heartland Livestock Services, Interprovincial Cooperative, Lloydminster Joint Venture, Pacific Elevators, Pool Insurance, Prairie Mountain Agri, Prairie Sun Grains, Prairie West Terminals, Prince Rupert Grain, RADSS Technologies, SM Prairie Management, Sweetgrass Joint Venture, Western Co-operative Fertilizers, Western Pool Terminals, and XCAN Grain Pool.

In 2001, Agricore merged with United Grain Growers to form Agricore United which, in 2007, was taken over by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. This publicly traded corporation, known as Viterra, operated until 2013 when it was purchased by Glencore International.

A large collection of corporate records for Manitoba Pool Elevators, for the period from 1924 to 1998, is held at the S. J. McKee Archives in Brandon. Additional records from the Agricore and Agricore United periods of its history can be found at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Presidents

Period

President

1924-1931

Colin H. Burnell (1880-1946)

1931-1940

Paul Frederick Bredt (1883-1940)

1940-1969

William James Parker (1896-1971)

1969-1970

George Spencer Turner (1906-1994)

1970-1977

Harold Bertram Sneath (1914-1995)

1977-1980

James Drysdale Deveson (1913-1993)

1980-1985

William Wallace Fraser (1921-1992)

1985-1990

William Joseph “Bill” Strath

1990-1999

Charles H. “Charlie” Swanson

1999-2001

Neil Silver

After 2001

See Agricore United

Vice-Presidents / Vice-Chairmen / First Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President / Vice-Chairman / First Vice-President

1924-1926

Robert F. Chapman (c1866-1956)

1926-1927

Wallace G. A. Gourlay (1876-1961)

1927-1931

Paul Frederick Bredt (1883-1940)

1931-1940

Colin H. Burnell (1880-1946)

1940-1956

George Newton McConnell (1894-1962)

1956-1958

T. H. Wilson

1959-1968

Harold Bertram Sneath (1914-1995)

1968-1974

George Edmund Franklin (1910-1990)

1974-1977

James Drysdale Deveson (1913-1993)

1977-1980

William Wallace Fraser (1921-1992)

1980-1985

William Joseph “Bill” Strath

1985-1990

Charles H. “Charlie” Swanson

1990-1998

Kenneth S. Edie

1998-1999

George Groeneveld (Alberta)
Brian Saunderson (Manitoba)

1999-2001

Dennis Nanninga (Alberta)
James M. Wilson (Manitoba)

After 2001

See Agricore United

General Managers / Chief Executive Officers

Period

General Manager / CEO

1924-1931

Richard M. Mahoney

1931-1943

Daniel Augustus Kane (1886-1961)

1943-1954

Robert Crawford Steele (1890-1958)

1954-1962

Harold Francis Donovan (1895-1982)

1962-1970

George Spencer Turner (1906-1994)

1970-1978

Robert Elmer “Bob” Moffat (1916-2002)

1978-1987

John Murray Cormack

1987-1998

Gregory S. Arason

1998-2001

Gordon E. Cummings

After 2001

See Agricore United

Corporate Secretaries

Period

Corporate Secretary

1924-1949

Fawcett Wright Ransom (1882-1957)

1949-1957

Donald W. Richmond

1957-1967

Lloyd M. Henwood

1967-1969

Robert Elmer “Bob” Moffat (1916-2002)

1969-1980

Donald W. Wilton

1980-1985

Gregory S. Arason

1985-1992

Kenneth Conrad Norell (?-2009)

1992-1998

Anders Bruun

1998-2000

James R. “Jim” Anderson

2000-2001

Dennis Petaski

After 2001

See Agricore United

Treasurers / Chief Financial Officers

Period

Treasurer / CFO

1970-1975

W. C. MacDonell

1975-1995

W. Sokolowski

1995-2001

Gary J. Timlick

After 2001

See Agricore United

Country Elevators

Location

Assoc.
No.

Sub-District

Rail

Started

1970 Capacity (bushels)

Closed

Comments

Alexander

41

405

CPR

1927

83,600

 

New annex (1980), demolished (1990), new elevator (September 1990)

Altamont

?

304

CNR

1972

65,800

1989

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), demolished (1995-1997)

Altona A

211

204

CPR

1950

127,000

 

New elevator (1950), moved to Plum Coulee (1965), new annex (1967)

Altona B

211

204

CPR

?

-

1993

Acquired from merger with Co-op Vegetable Oils

Amaranth

?

 

CNR

1946

78,900

1988

Two balloon annexes, bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Angusville A

?

501

CNR

1972

117,000

April 1996

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Angusville B

?

501

CNR

?

72,000

 

Purchased from Cargill (1975)

Angusville C

?

501

CNR

?

44,000

 

Purchased from Cargill (1975)

Arborg A

155

805

CPR

1940

101,000

 

New annex (1954), new elevator (1981)

Arborg B

155

805

CPR

1948

86,000

 

Former A elevator, new crib annex (1969)

Arborg C

155

805

CPR

1923

?

 

Purchased from Federal Grain (1972)

Arborg D

155

805

CPR

March 1982

?

 

New elevator (March 1982)

Arden

24

604

CPR

1926

92,300

 

Converted to annex (1951)

Austin

162

605

CPR

?

88,200

July 2001

New elevator (1951)

Baldur A

51

302

CNR

1927

123,900

November 2000

Renovated (1971), new annex (1974)

Baldur B

51

302

CNR

 

 

 

Purchased from UGG (1968), demolished (1975)

Barnsley A

89

 

CPR

1928

32,400

July 1972

 

Barnsley B

89

 

CPR

Before 1916

28,000

July 1972

Traded from UGG (1920s)

Basswood A

18

602

CPR

1926

41,400

November 1996

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new annex (1968)

Basswood B

18

602

CPR

1944

24,000

 

 

Basswood C

18

602

CPR

1944

35,000

 

 

Beausejour A

?

803

CPR

1953

115,000

?

New elevator and annex (1953), new elevator (March 1981), demolished (September 2012)

Beausejour B

?

803

CPR

1960

102,000

 

 

Belleview

163

 

CNR

1940

20,000

July 1971

 

Bellsite

?

 

CNR

1951

40,000

1960

New elevator (1951), sold to UGG (March 1960)

Belmont

80

 

CNR

1928

89,000

February 1980

Elevator and annex destroyed by fire (18 April 1973) and not rebuilt

Benard

?

802

CNR

1948

36,300

November 1996

New elevator (1948), new annex (1966)

Benito A

93

702

CNR

1928

76,200

 

Bought from Benito Farmers Cooperative (?), new crib annex (?)

Benito B

93

702

CNR

1952

45,400

 

New crib annex (1975)

Benito C

93

702

CNR

?

26,000

 

Balloon annex (?), crib annex (?)

Benito D

93

702

CNR

1906

25,000

 

Balloon annex (1940), balloon annex (1952)

Beresford

164

405

CPR

1940

74,800

November 1996

Demolished (August 1998)

Bergen (Winnipeg)

?

802

CPR

1972

153,400

?

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Bethany

151

 

CNR

1928

46,500

July 1971

Leased from Bethany Farmers Cooperative

Beulah A

44

 

CNR

1927

31,500

December 1978

New balloon annex (1964)

Beulah B

44

 

CNR

?

23,200

 

Demolished (1967)

Bield

55

 

CNR

1927

66,900

December 1975

Bought from Northern Elevator Company (?), major renovations (1954), new annex (1968)

Binscarth

92

502

CPR

1928

89,200

 

New annex (1958), new elevator (December 1998)

Birch River

?

 

CNR

1972

116,000

1974

Bought from Federal (1972), traded to UGG

Birdtail

152

 

CNR

1929

100,000

December 1974

Bought from British America Elevator Company, destroyed by fire (2008)

Birnie

43

 

CNR

1927

31,300

July 1972

 

Birtle A

29

502

CPR

1927

71,700

November 1996

Bought from National (June 1944), new elevator (1966), new annex (1981)

Birtle B

29

502

CPR

?

?

 

Sold and demolished (1956)

Boissevain A

79

404

CPR

1928

102,900

 

New annex (1950)

Boissevain B

79

404

CPR

1964

95,000

1975

Annex moved to Boissevain A (?)

Bowsman A

2

701

CNR

1949

39,000

 

 

Bowsman B

2

701

CNR

1928

43,000

 

 

Bowsman C

2

701

CNR

1952

48,300

 

New crib annex (1966), demolished (2010)

Bowsman D

2

701

CNR

?

48,000

 

Crib annex (?)

Bowsman E

2

701

CNR

1922

25,000

 

 

Bradwardine

34

 

CPR

1927

57,500

July 1980

New crib annex (1948)

Brandon A

73

603

CPR

1928

98,600

 

Constructed (April 1984)

Brandon B

73

603

?

1955

115,700

 

New elevator (1955), closed (1996)

Brandon C

73

603

?

 

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Broad Valley

?

805

CNR

?

50,700

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Brookdale

128

 

CPR

1929

96,300

December 1978

New balloon annex (1941), new overguard annex (1952)

Broomhill

59

 

CPR

1928

24,000

July 1971

Destroyed by fire (c1945), purchased Ogilvie elevator as replacement

Brumlie

?

 

CNR

?

24,000

 

 

Brunkild A

94

102

CNR

1928

107,600

1994

Old elevator demolished (1966), new composite elevator constructed (1967)

Brunkild B

94

102

CNR

?

51,900

 

 

Burnside

?

801

CPR

June 1984

-

 

Constructed (June 1984)

Cameron

?

 

CPR

?

38,000

 

 

Cardale A

95

 

CNR

1928

114,100

December 1978

New crib annex (1957)

Cardale B

95

 

CNR

1915

24,700

 

Crib annex (?), acquired (c1953)

Cardale C

95

 

CNR

?

33,600

 

 

Carey A

105

 

CPR

1928

29,200

circa 1984

Bought from Victoria Elevator Company (?), new annex (1967)

Carey B

105

 

CPR

c1953

75,100

 

Acquired (c1953)

Carman

70

 

CPR

1928

45,000

circa 1983

Destroyed by fire (August 1959) and rebuilt (1960), new annex (1963)

Carnegie

?

 

CPR

?

52,300

1989

Demolished and rebuilt (c1954), destroyed by fire (c1962)

Cartwright

49

302

CPR

1927

103,900

 

New annex (1981), new elevator (December 1987)

Centennial (Winnipeg)

?

804

CPR

1972

55,000

1989

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), destroyed by fire (1989)

Chillon A

101

 

CPR

1928

46,700

July 1971

Bought from Paterson Grain

Chillon B

101

 

CPR

?

57,000

 

 

Clandeboye

?

 

CPR

?

32,000

July 1976

 

Clanwilliam

56

602

CNR

1928

102,100

April 1996

New annex (1982)

Clearwater

66

302

CPR

1928

56,700

 

Destroyed by fire (c1930), new elevator (1969)

Colby

?

 

CNR

1973

60,000

circa 1983

Purchased from Scottish Cooperative

Coulter

99

 

CPR

1928

50,000

July 1971

Annex (?)

Cracknell

?

 

CPR

?

59,700

1966

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new annex (1953), elevator and annex sold to UGG (1966)

Crandall

100

 

CPR

1928

52,800

1979

Old elevator converted to annex (1951), elevator renovated (1970)

Croll

13

 

CPR

1926

77,500

December 1974

Destroyed by fire (c1930), converted to annex (1951)

Cromer A

11

401

CNR

 

 

 

Traded from UGG (1979)

Cromer B

11

401

CNR

 

 

 

Elevator moved from Woodnorth (1982)

Crystal City

97

302

CPR

1928

79,200

 

New annex (1968)

Curtis

?

 

CNR

1948

88,400

July 1972

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948)

Cypress River A

98

303

CPR

1928

94,000

 

New annex (1954), new annex (1975)

Cypress River B

98

303

CPR

?

?

 

Destroyed by fire (1974)

Dalny A

5

 

CPR

1925

96,200

July 1983

Converted to annex (1951), renovated (1967), annex moved to Goodlands (1982)

Dalny B

5

 

CPR

?

65,000

 

Annex (?)

Dand

69

 

CPR

1928

57,500

December 1974

 

Darlingford

192

305

CPR

?

121,200

 

New elevator built and old one converted to annex (1958), new annex (1976), elevator later demolished (?)

Dauphin A

32

705

CNR

1927

111,500

 

New elevator (July 1985)

Dauphin B

32

705

CNR

1948

73,100

 

New elevator (1948)

Dauphin C

32

705

CNR

1953

160,300

 

New elevator (1953), new elevator (December 1978)

Dauphin D

32

705

CNR

1960

61,000

 

 

Decker A

103

 

CNR

1928

25,400

December 1978

Original elevator (1912), destroyed by fire (1967), bought from UGG (?), new annex (1967)

Decker B

103

 

CNR

1929

48,600

 

New crib annex (1940), new crib annex (1968)

Deepdale

28

 

CNR

1926

-

circa 1931

Leased from UGG

Deloraine A

104

403

CPR

1928

97,600

 

Bought from Paterson Grain, moved to Goodlands (1982)

Deloraine B

104

403

CPR

?

55,000

 

Annex constructed (1985)

Deloraine C

104

403

CPR

?

?

 

Destroyed by fire (1974) and rebuilt

Domain A

71

103

CPR

1928

62,200

 

New annex (1966)

Domain B

71

103

CPR

?

24,800

 

 

Dominion City

230

203

CPR

1960

50,000

1990

New annex (1961), new elevator (1966), traded to UGG (1990)

Douglas

?

 

CPR

?

36,000

July 1984

New annex (1968)

Dropmore A

37

 

CNR

1927

28,400

July 1971

Bought from UGG (1928)

Dropmore B

37

 

CNR

?

27,900

 

Bought from UGG (1948)

Dufresne

208

104

CNR

1949

36,300

 

New elevator (c1949), new annex (1968), new elevator (January 1994)

Dufrost A

102

202

CPR

1928

36,300

 

Bought from A. Prefontaine (?), new elevator (1950), new annex (1967)

Dufrost B

102

202

CPR

?

64,200

 

 

Dugald

234

104

CNR

1960

32,000

 

New annex (1959)

Dunrea A

77

301

CNR

1928

69,700

 

New crib annex (1968)

Dunrea B

77

301

CNR

1928

24,000

 

New steel annex (1967)

Dunrea C

77

301

CNR

?

38,000

 

Demolished (1951)

Durban A

6

702

CNR

1925

75,000

June 1995

Bought from Union Grain Company, demolished (1966) and rebuilt, destroyed by lightning (15 June 1995)

Durban B

6

702

CNR

1948

43,000

 

Overguard annex (?), crib annex (?), elevator renovated (1971)

Dutton

3A

 

CNR

1925

47,700

November 1971

Bought from Paterson Grain, traded to UGG (1971)

Ebor

146

 

CPR

1929

56,600

August 1961

 

Eden A

110

?

CNR

1928

69,400

December 1977

Traded from UGG (1971)

Eden B

110

?

CNR

1927

26,800

December 1977

Demolished (1980)

Eden C

110

?

CNR

?

27,000

 

Demolished (?)

Edwin

109

 

CNR

1928

56,200

July 1978

Balloon annex (?)

Elgin

19

404

CNR

1926

108,000

 

New balloon annex (1940), new crib annex (1952), elevator renovated (1967), new crib annex (1982), bought from Stow Seed Processors (1994)

Elie

64

802

CNR

1928

92,600

 

New elevator constructed (November 1986), elevator traded from UGG (1990)

Elkhorn A

108

503

CPR

1928

26,600

 

New elevator and annex (1965)

Elkhorn B

108

503

CPR

?

29,000

 

Demolished (1965)

Elkhorn C

108

503

CPR

1964

26,000

 

Bought from UGG

Elm Creek

106

101

CPR

1928

97,600

July 2001

Destroyed by fire (c1930), annex constructed (1974)

Elphinstone A

107

505

CNR

1928

62,600

July 1988

Bought from Northern Elevator Company (?), new elevator built with old elevator as annex (1948)

Elphinstone B

107

505

CNR

1928

?

 

 

Elva A

?

 

CPR

?

26,000

July 1967

Sold for demolition (?), New elevator (1999)

Elva B

?

 

CPR

?

21,000

 

 

Erickson A

7

602

CNR

1926

117,400

January 1995

Destroyed by fire (3 November 1933) and rebuilt, new crib annex (1966), elevator renovated (1970), demolished (?)

Erickson B

7

602

CNR

1955

 

 

Crib annex (1955)

Ethelbert A

?

704

CNR

1917

61,000

 

Elevator and annexes bought from ? (1954)

Ethelbert B

?

704

CNR

1967

52,000

 

New crib annex (1975)

Ewart

12

 

CPR

1926

40,500

August 1961

Moved to Linklater (June 1966)

Fairfax A

82

404

CNR

1928

81,400

June 1981

Renovated (1966)

Fairfax B

82

404

CNR

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1971)

Fallison

74

 

CPR

1928

44,000

1962

 

Fannystelle

148

105

CPR

1929

161,600

1990

New annex (1950), traded to UGG (1990)

Fisher Branch

?

805

CNR

1951

79,500

 

Elevator purchased (1951), new elevator (September 1994)

Fork River A

210

705

CNR

1950

76,700

 

New overguard annex (?)

Fork River B

210

705

CNR

?

?

 

Purchased from Federal Grain and closed (1972)

Forrest A

35

 

CPR

1926

136,600

1979

New crib annex (1956)

Forrest B

35

 

CPR

?

26,000

 

Moved to Smart Siding (1963)

Fortier A

58

 

CNR

1928

76,100

1965

Elevator and annex sold to provincial government (1965)

Fortier B

58

 

CNR

?

50,000

1965

Elevator and annex sold to provincial government (1965)

Foxwarren A

22

502

CPR

1926

84,200

 

Destroyed by fire (July 1957) and rebuilt (?), new annex (1967)

Foxwarren B

22

502

CPR

1944

47,900

 

 

Foxwarren C

22

502

CPR

1944

?

 

 

Franklin A

47

604

CPR

1927

111,200

 

Annex moved from Mentmore (1981)

Franklin B

47

604

CPR

?

60,000

 

New elevator (1959)

Fredensthal West

?

203

CNR

?

112,300

 

New elevator (1951), elevator and annex moved to new site (1980)

Gilbert Plains A

10

704

CNR

1926

104,300

 

Destroyed by fire (1972)

Gilbert Plains B

10

704

CNR

1941

52,300

 

New annex (1950)

Gilbert Plains C

10

704

CNR

1953

139,300

 

Constructed (1953)

Gilbert Plains D

10

704

CNR

?

57,000

 

Constructed (1969)

Giroux

?

 

CNR

?

-

July 1944

Bought from Western Canada Flour Mills (1940), destroyed by fire (23-24 July 1944)

Gladstone

21/165

601

CNR/CPR

1926

162,900

 

Leased from Echo Flour Mills (?), demolished and rebuilt (c1948), new annex (1960)

Glenboro A

17

303

CPR

1926

127,800

 

New annex (1954), new elevator (September 1985)

Glenboro B

17

303

CPR

1962

54,000

 

 

Glenella

166

601

CNR

?

36,000

 

Demolished and rebuilt (c1947), new annex (1963)

Glenora

46

 

CNR

1927

72,400

December 1978

New annex (1952)

Glossop

203

 

CPR

1948

24,500

June 1976

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new steel tanks as annex (1965)

Goodlands A

85

403

CPR

1928

85,900

 

Renovated (1971), annex moved from Dalny (1982), steel tanks constructed (1985)

Goodlands B

85

403

CPR

1904

82,000

 

Two balloon annexes (?)

Gordon

111

 

CNR

1928

98,000

?

New annex (1959), closed (1988-1989), demolished (?)

Graham

38

 

CPR

1927

55,100

July 1971

 

Grandview A

3

704

CNR

1925

72,600

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (?), new elevator (1950), closed (2004), sold to Richardson Pioneer (2008), demolished (2009)

Grandview B

3

704

CNR

1941

97,000

November 1959

Destroyed by fire (November 1959)

Grandview C

3

704

CNR

1952

142,200

 

Constructed (1952), destroyed by fire (1971)

Graysville A

57

101

CNR

1927

55,200

 

Balloon annex (1939), renovated (1970), new elevator constructed (1983), bought from Stow Seed Processors (1994), demolished (2015)

Graysville B

57

101

CNR

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1971)

Gregg

?

604

CNR

?

90,000

 

Bought from Scottish Cooperative (?)

Gretna A

212

204

CPR

1950

63,200

July 1996

New elevator (1950), new annex (1967)

Gretna B

212

204

CPR

?

41,000

 

 

Griswold

?

 

CPR

1889

35,000

 

Bought from Lake of the Woods (1959), sold to UGG (1960)

Hamiota A

31

 

CPR

1927

103,500

1979

New crib annex (1954)

Hamiota B

31

 

CPR

1929

33,400

 

 

Harding

114

 

CPR

1929

28,700

July 1971

 

Hargrave

81

 

CPR

1928

72,100

April 1979

Traded to UGG (1979)

Harmsworth

?

 

CPR

?

28,000

1963

Bought from Ogilvie (?)

Harrowby

?

205

?

 

 

 

 

Harte

?

604

CNR

?

-

 

Constructed (1973)

Hartney A

113

404

CNR

1929

61,900

 

 

Hartney B

113

404

CNR

1969

30,000

 

 

Hathaway

112

 

CPR

1928

26,600

July 1970

Bought from Paterson Grain (?)

Hazelridge

?

803

CPR

1960

65,000

circa 1988

Bought from Scottish Cooperative (1972)

Headingley A

?

105

CPR

?

51,800

?

Moved to Sturgeon Creek Hutterite Colony

Headingley B

?

105

CPR

c1953

45,400

November 1996

Constructed (c1953), new annex (1968), demolished (1999)

Helston

160

 

CNR

1946

102,600

December 1978

Bought from Western Canada Flour Mills (?), new crib annex (1957)

High Bluff A

?

 

CPR

1948

102,700

1987

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948)

High Bluff B

?

 

CPR

?

30,500

 

Demolished (1965)

Holland A

39

304

CPR

1928

 

 

New annex (1958)

Holland B

39

304

CPR

?

 

 

 

Homewood A

78

102

CNR

1928

 

 

Renovated (1969), elevator and annex moved from Kronsgart (1978)

Homewood B

78

102

CNR

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1974)

Howden

?

 

CNR

?

57,000

July 1971

 

Inglis

?

 

CPR

?

65,800

December 1971

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), traded to UGG (1971)

Ipswich

115

 

CPR

1928

 

December 1974

 

Isabella A

168

 

CNR

1910

126,400

December 1978

New balloon annex (?)

Isabella B

168

 

CNR

1955

 

 

 

Jordan A

117

201

CNR

1928

 

July 1996

New elevator (1952), new annex (1959), renovated (1968)

Jordan B

117

201

CNR

?

 

 

Bought from UGG (?)

Justice

116

603

CNR

1928

 

 

Annex constructed (1977)

Kaleida

20

 

CPR

1926

 

July 1963

Elevator moved to Manitou (1966)

Katrime

?

605

CNR

c1953

 

 

New elevator (c1953), new annex (1968), elevator renovated (1986)

Kelloe

232

 

CPR

1960

 

1974

 

Kelwood

?

 

CNR

1940

68,300

December 1971

New annex (1969), traded to UGG (1971)

Kemnay

120

 

CPR

1928

 

circa 1967

Bought from Red River Grain Company (?)

Kenton A

45

 

CPR

1927

133,700

1979

 

Kenton C

45

 

CPR

1968

 

 

Crib annex from old elevator, moved to Quadra (1987)

Kenville A

27

702

CNR

1926

 

 

Two crib annexes (?), elevator renovated (1971)

Kenville B

27

702

CNR

1925

 

 

Bought from UGG (August 1949), demolished (1983)

Killarney A

119

301

CPR

1928

 

 

 

Killarney B

119

301

CPR

July 1960

160,000

 

New elevator (1960), annex moved from Lena (1967)

Kirkella

108

503

CPR

?

 

 

New annex (1969)

Kronsgart

?

 

CPR

?

146,800

December 1976

Purchased (1947), destroyed by fire (15 December 1949) and rebuilt with annex (1952), elevator and annex moved to Homewood (1978)

Landseer

121

 

CPR

1928

 

July 1971

 

Langruth A

189

 

CNR

1947

122,300

August 1984

New elevator (1947), new balloon annex (1950), new balloon annex (1953), moved to Westroc (late 1983)

Langruth B

189

 

CNR

1936

 

?

New balloon annex (1950)

Largs

184

 

CPR

1943

 

circa 1962

Bought from Federal (July 1943)

La Riviere

67

305

CPR

1928

 

 

New annex (1980), new elevator (October 1994)

Lauder

125

 

CPR

1928

 

July 1981

Destroyed by fire

Laurier

?

 

CNR

?

 

December 1976

 

Lavinia

?

 

CNR

1940

93,300

December 1974

Traded from UGG (August 1962)

Leighton

124

 

CPR

1928

 

July 1971

Bought from UGG (?)

Lena

86

 

CNR

1928

 

August 1961

Annex moved to Killarney (1967)

Lenore

40

 

CPR

1927

82,200

1979

New annex (1951)

Letellier A

123

203

CNR

1928

150,000

 

Demolished and rebuilt (c1948), elevator and annex destroyed by fire (September 1960) and rebuilt (?)

Letellier B

123

203

CNR

?

 

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (?)

Libau

?

803

CNR

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Linklater

122

 

CPR

1928

 

 

New balloon annex (1960), elevator moved from Ewart (1966)

1927

 

December 1977

Bought from UGG (July 1928)

Longburn A

?

 

CNR

?

48,000

circa 1984

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), demolished (1966) and rebuilt; moved to Bloom Siding (?)

Longburn B

?

 

CNR

?

 

 

New elevator (1955), moved to Macdonald (1965)

Longburn C

?

 

CNR

?

 

 

 

Lowe Farm A

?

202

CNR

1937

40,000

 

Renovated (1973)

Lowe Farm B

?

202

CNR

1941

 

 

Destroyed by fire (August 1953)

Lyleton

84

 

CPR

1928

128,200

June 1977

New annex (1953), new crib annex (1968)

Macdonald

196

605

CPR

1948

 

circa 1988

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), became annex when elevator moved from Longburn (1965)

MacGregor

?

605

CPR

?

 

July 2001

Demolished and rebuilt (c1948), destroyed by fire (1967) and rebuilt (?)

Makaroff

54

 

CNR

1927

 

circa 1980

Bought from N. Bawlf Grain Company

Makinak

?

705

CNR

?

 

 

New elevator built and old elevator converted to annex (1957), new annex (1968), annex demolished (1987), three steel tanks constructed and elevator renovated (1987)

Manitou A

14

305

CPR

1961

 

 

New annex (1977)

Manitou B

14

305

CPR

1926

 

 

Elevator moved from Kaleida (1966), elevator demolished (1988), new elevator (October 1988)

Manson

130

 

CPR

1928

 

1962

Moved to Virden (1964)

Maples

129

 

CNR

1929

 

circa 1961

Moved to Virden (1964)

Margaret A

126

 

CNR

1928

 

circa 1981

New balloon annex (1940)

Margaret B

126

 

CNR

1926

 

 

Traded from UGG (1971)

Mather

15

302

CPR

1926

 

December 1996

New annex (1969), traded from UGG (1971)

McAuley

96

503

CPR

1928

 

August 1995

Damaged by winds and later demolished, new elevator (1967)

McConnell A

91

 

CNR

1928

102,200

December 1978

New balloon annex (1940), elevator renovated (1968)

McConnell B

91

 

CNR

 

 

 

New balloon annex (1940)

McCreary

?

 

CNR

1972

 

April 1976

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), traded to UGG

McTavish

?

103

CPR

1937

40,000

 

Demolished (1966) and rebuilt, new annex (1966), annex moved from Osborne (1988)

Medora

83

403

CPR

1928

 

 

New annex (1967)

Meharry

3B

 

CNR

1925

 

July 1971

Bought from Paterson Grain

Melita A

233

402

CPR

1960

 

 

New annex (1971)

Melita B

233

402

CPR

1960

 

 

New annex (1963)

Menteith

42

405

CPR

1927

 

1988

New annex (1954)

Mentmore

33

 

CNR

1927

88,700

December 1978

New annex (1958), annex moved to Franklin (1981)

Methven

?

 

CPR

?

 

 

Traded for elevator at Hilton (?)

Miami

161

201

CNR

1946

 

 

Constructed (summer 1946), opened (22 August 1946), renovated (1973), annex moved to site (1974), elevator renovated (1988)

Mile 10.6 (Winnipeg)

?

105

CNR

1972

 

?

Bought from Federal Grain, major renovations (April 1988), demolished (2003)

Mile 142.4 (Deacon South)

?

104

CNR

1972

 

November 1996

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Millwood

90

 

CPR

1929

 

July 1971

Bought from Northern Elevator Company (?), destroyed by fire (March 1956) and rebuilt (1957)

Miniota

228

 

CPR

1952

51,000

April 1979

Old elevator converted to annex (?)

Minitonas A

25

701

CNR

1948

 

 

New crib annex (1953)

Minitonas B

25

701

CNR

1914

 

 

New balloon annex (1940)

Minitonas C

25

701

CNR

1950

 

 

Bought from UGG (?)

Minitonas D

25

701

CNR

1951

 

 

Crib annex (?), balloon annex (?)

Minnedosa A

131

602

CPR

1929

 

 

Bought from ? (1955), new crib annex (1969)

Minnedosa B

131

602

CPR

1944

 

 

 

Minnedosa C

131

602

CPR

?

 

 

 

Minto A

68

404

CNR

1928

 

1989

Crib annex (?), renovated (1972)

Minto B

68

404

CNR

1928

 

 

Traded from UGG (1971)

Moline

127

 

CNR

1928

54,200

December 1978

Traded from UGG (circa 1948), closed (1978), demolished (1990s)

Mollard

23

 

CNR

?

 

circa 1966

 

Moorepark A

133

 

CPR

1929

79,300

July 1978

Demolished (?)

Moorepark B

133

 

CPR

1905

 

 

New balloon annex (1940), purchased from Lake of the Woods (?)

Morden

194

201

CPR

1948

 

 

New elevator (1948), annex constructed (1977)

Morris

50

202

CNR

1927

 

June 1995

Destroyed by fire (August 1938) and rebuilt, traded to Cargill (?)

Napinka

76

 

CPR

1928

 

July 1984

 

Neelin A

?

 

CNR

1956

52,900

December 1978

Crib annex made from old elevator (1956)

Neelin B

?

 

CNR

1928

 

 

New crib annex (1959), traded from UGG (1973)

Neepawa

226

604

CNR

1960

 

 

Constructed (1975)

Nesbitt

140

303

CPR

1929

 

 

Elevator moved from Rounthwaite (1980) and new crib annex constructed (1983)

Netley

?

804

CPR

1948

35,600

 

New elevator (1948), renovated (1986)

Newdale

202

505

CPR

1948

 

 

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new annex (1950, 1980), new elevator (1951)

Ninette

132

301

CNR

1928

 

1989

New steel tanks as annex (1965), elevator collapsed (1967) and replaced by elevator from Hilton acquired in trade for Methven elevator (?), elevator bought from Paterson Grain (?)

Ninga

36

301

CPR

1927

 

 

New annex (1954), traded from UGG (1979), destroyed by fire (1980) and rebuilt (June 1981)

Niverville

235

104

CPR

1960

 

 

New annex (1960), new elevator (1966), new annex (1973), destroyed by fire (1981) and rebuilt (December 1981)

Notre Dame de Lourdes A

150

 

CNR

1928

97,200

December 1978

Elevator and two balloon annexes purchased from Federal Grain (1972)

Notre Dame de Lourdes B

150

 

CNR

?

 

 

Elevator destroyed by fire (June 1974)

Oakbank

?

 

CPR

?

 

December 1977

Destroyed by fire (c1945), new one constructed (spring 1947)

Oakburn

?

501

CNR

1940

 

April 1996

New elevator (1965), new crib annex (1967)

Oak Lake

134

405

CPR

1928

 

1988

 

Oakland

60

 

CNR

1928

135,100

circa 1985

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new crib annex (1957), destroyed by fire (24 September 1988)

Oakner

175

504

CNR

1973

 

2006-2012

Bought from Scottish Cooperative (1973), constructed (1979), annex constructed (1985)

Oak River

?

 

CPR

1960

55,000

1974

Traded to UGG (1974)

Oakville A

149

801

CNR

1928

 

November 2001

Destroyed by fire (1973) and rebuilt

Oakville B

149

801

CNR

1963

 

 

 

Oberon

229

 

CPR

1960

66,000

July 1974

 

Osborne

176

 

CPR

?

 

July 1971

Demolished and rebuilt (c1948), annex moved to McTavish (1988)

Pendennis

177

 

CPR

?

 

1964

Destroyed by fire (March 1964)

Petrel

?

 

CNR

1990

 

 

Traded from UGG (1990)

Pierson A

72

402

CPR

1928

 

 

New annexes (1967, 1976)

Pierson B

72

402

CPR

1955

 

 

Bought from ? (1955)

Pierson C

72

402

CPR

1963

 

 

 

Pilot Mound A

136

305

CPR

1928

 

November 2000

Bought from Louise Grain Company (?), new elevator built and old one converted to annex (1957), new annex (1963)

Pilot Mound B

136

305

CPR

1962

 

 

New annex (1974)

Pipestone

118

 

CPR

1929

 

April 1979

New balloon annex (1963), renovated (1970), traded to UGG (1979)

Plum Coulee

222

204

CPR

1960

 

1971

Moved from Altona (1965) with existing elevator becoming annex, traded to UGG (1972), elevator bought from Federal Grain (1972), constructed (1975), elevator renovated (1988)

Poplar Point

199

801

CPR

?

 

1991

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new elevator (1951), new annex (1969)

Portage la Prairie A

62

 

CPR

1927

 

circa 1984

Destroyed by fire (1948) and rebuilt (1949), new annex (1958)

Portage la Prairie B

62

 

?

?

50,000

 

Destroyed by fire (15 July 1960) and rebuilt (1961), destroyed by fire (23 August 1976)

Portage la Prairie C

62

 

?

?

 

August 1976

Bought from Reliance Grain (?), demolished (1949)

Purves

65

 

CPR

1928

96,600

December 1980

New balloon annex (1948)

Quadra A

?

504

CNR

October 1980

 

 

 

Quadra B

?

504

CNR

1987

 

 

Moved from Kenton (1987), demolished (December 2003)

Rackham

?

 

CNR

?

 

December 1966

Destroyed by fire (1966)

Rapid City

26

 

CPR

1932

78,600

December 1980

New overguard annex (1952), elevator renovated (1970)

Rathwell

88

304

CPR

1928

 

1990

New annex (1968), traded to UGG (1990)

Red River South

?

 

?

December 1998

 

 

New elevator (December 1998), sold to Pioneer Grain (?)

Regent

52

 

CPR

1927

88,200

December 1974

 

Reston

137

401

CPR

1928

 

 

New balloon annex (1952), new composite elevator onstructed (1976)

Rhodes

138

 

CPR

1928

 

circa 1966

Old elevator sold for demolition (1967), bought from UGG (?)

Riverton

?

805

CPR

1949

36,300

 

New elevator (1949)

Roblin A

1

703

CNR

1925

 

 

New annex (1967)

Roblin B

1

703

CNR

1943

 

 

Bought from Federal (July 1943)

Roblin C

1

703

CNR

1951

 

 

New elevator (1951)

Rosenfeld A

221

204

CPR

1948

 

circa 1996

New annex (1968)

Rosenfeld B

221

204

CPR

1919

 

circa 1996

New annex (1969)

Rossburn

139

501

CNR

1928

 

1996

Bought from Northern Elevator Company, new annex (1950), destroyed by fire (December 1952) and rebuilt (c1953), destroyed by fire (March 1963) and rebuilt along with three steel tanks to replace annex (1963)

Rosser

?

802

CPR

1960

 

July 1971

Constructed (June 1987)

Rounthwaite A

141

 

CNR

1928

84,000

January 1983

Annex (1951)

Rounthwaite B

141

 

CNR

1974

 

 

Bought from Federal (1972), destroyed by fire (1972), new elevator (1974), moved to Nesbitt (1983)

Russell

178

501

CPR

?

 

1997

Constructed (c1953), new annex (1967), destroyed by fire (1973) and new composite elevator built (January 1975)

Ste. Agathe

183

103

CNR

1946

 

 

Existing elevator purchased (1946), destroyed by fire (September 1962) and rebuilt (1963), annex moved from Silver Plains (1984)

St. Jean Baptiste

213

203

CNR

1950

50,000

 

New elevator (1950), new annex (1965)

St. Ouens

?

 

CPR

?

 

1974

 

Sandy Lake A

?

505

CNR

1919

 

April 1996

Bought from Federal (July 1943), new elevator (?)

Sandy Lake B

?

505

CNR

1953

 

?

New crib annex (1967), demolished (?)

Sanford

142

102

CNR

1928

 

April 1996

Destroyed by fire (22 September 1948) and rebuilt, new crib annex (1949)

Searle / Pacific Junction (Winnipeg)

?

 

CNR

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), later demolished

Selkirk

?

804

CPR

1948

 

October 2000

New elevator (1948), annex constructed (1975)

Sevick

?

 

CNR

1943

 

November 1961

Bought from Federal (July 1943), destroyed by fire (c1962)

Shoal Lake

?

505

CPR

?

 

 

Constructed (1973), destroyed by fire (1980) and rebuilt

Sidney

200

 

CPR

1948

 

September 1975

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), traded to Cargill (1975)

Silver Plains

143

 

CNR

1928

 

1984

New annex (1958), annex moved to Ste. Agathe (1984)

Silverton A

?

501

CNR

1919

 

1991

Bought from Federal (July 1943), new annex (1954), elevator renovated (1971)

Silverton B

?

501

CNR

 

 

 

Crib and balloon annexes, traded from UGG (1973)

Sinclair

63

401

CPR

1928

 

 

New crib annex (1965)

Smart Siding

35

603

CNR

1963

 

 

Moved from Forrest (1963)

Smith Spur

144

 

CNR

1943

 

1984

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new crib annex (1967), annex moved to Morris (1989)

Snowflake A

147

 

CPR

1928

125,300

December 1980

New balloon annex (1951), renovated (1967)

Snowflake B

147

 

CPR

 

 

 

Purchased from Federal Grain (1972)

Solsgirth A

145

502

CPR

 

 

 

Traded from Cargill (June 1995)

Solsgirth B

145

502

CPR

1928

 

 

New annex (1950, 1973)

Somerset A

9

304

CNR

1926

 

 

New annex (1950), demolished (?), new elevator (August 1992), sold to Delmar Commodities (?)

Somerset B

9

304

CNR

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1990), demolished (?)

Souris

144

405

CPR

1928

 

 

Destroyed by fire (22 September 1976) and rebuilt

Sperling A

23

102

CNR

1926

 

 

Destroyed by fire (c1930) and rebuilt (1930), new crib annex (1954), renovated (1966)

Sperling B

23

102

CNR

1949

 

 

Bought from ? (1949)

Springhill

179

 

CNR

?

 

December 1976

Destroyed by fire (October 1957) and rebuilt (1958)

Starbuck A

30

105

CPR

1927

 

1966

New elevator built and old one converted to annex (1959), demolished (1966)

Starbuck B

30

105

CPR

1941

 

1992

Replaced by concrete elevator (April 1993)

Stead

?

 

CNR

?

 

1974

Bought from Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (1973)

Stonewall

?

804

CPR

1928

 

 

Leased from Ogilvie Flour Mills, new elevator (1968)

Strathclair A

204

505

CPR

1948

 

 

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), new elevator built and old one converted to annex (1957)

Strathclair B

204

505

CPR

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1973)

Strathclair C

204

505

CPR

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1973)

Swan Lake A

87

 

CNR

1928

 

1971

Traded to UGG (1974), destroyed by fire (1988)

Swan Lake B

87

 

CNR

1954

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1960), sold to UGG (1971)

Swan River A

16

701

CNR

1928

 

 

New crib annex (1947), new elevator (August 1981), sold to Cargill (?), demolished (2015)

Swan River B

16

701

CNR

1951

 

 

Destroyed by fire (29 October 1976)

Swan River C

16

701

CNR

1953

 

 

Destroyed by fire (29 October 1976)

Swan River D

16

701

CNR

1961

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), two crib annexes (?), demolished (2000s)

Teulon A

?

804

CPR

1941

 

 

New annex (1949)

Teulon B

?

804

CPR

1951

 

 

New crib annex (1969)

The Pas

?

703

CNR

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), new annex (1980), new elevator (October 1994)

Thornhill

8

 

CPR

1926

 

July 1978

Old elevator and annex destroyed by fire (c1962)

Tilston A

61

 

CPR

1928

163,700

July 1977

New annex (1952), elevator renovated (1967), old elevator sold for demolition (1967)

Tilston B

61

 

CPR

 

 

 

Bought from Ogilvie (1959)

Treesbank

?

 

CPR

?

 

July 1971

Moved to Spring Valley Hutterite Colony (1971)

Treherne

75

304

CPR

1928

 

 

Major renovations (1954), new annex (1976), traded from UGG (1990)

Tucker Siding

?

801

CPR

1985

 

 

Constructed (June 1986)

Tyndall

?

 

CPR

1960

 

July 1971

New annex (1960); sold to Tyndall Grain Corporation (1971)

Virden

129

503

CPR

1977

 

 

New annex (1965), new elevator (July 1978)

Vista

182

 

CNR

?

 

July 1968

New steel tanks as annex (c1964), sold to UGG (1968)

Warren

?

802

CNR

1948

 

 

Constructed (1948)

Waskada A

4

403

CPR

1925

154,300

 

Elevator and two annexes destroyed by fire (16 June 1960) and rebuilt (1961), new balloon annex (1965), new annex (1982)

Waskada B

4

403

CPR

1902

 

 

New annex (1965)

Wawanesa

53

 

CNR

1927

118,500

circa 1982

New annex (1954), demolished (1985)

Westroc

?

601

CPR

July 1984

 

 

Constructed (July 1984) along with Langruth moved here

Winkler

?

201

CPR

1965

50,000

 

New elevator (1965), annex constructed (1975)

Winnipeg

?

 

CPR

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Wood Bay

48

 

CPR

1927

 

July 1971

 

Woodnorth A

135

 

CNR

1928

 

September 1981

New elevator built and old one converted to annex (1959), moved to Cromer (1982)

Woodnorth B

135

 

CNR

?

 

 

Bought from UGG (?)

See Also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lombard Building / Wheat Pool Building (373 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Cool Things in the Collection: The Manitoba Pool Elevators Pamphlet Collection by Marianne E. Reid
Manitoba History, Number 69, Summer 2012

Sources:

“180-ton elevator moved, [Ewart to Linklater]” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1966, page 6.

“Pools bid for Federal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 February 1972, page 61.

Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1925-1975 by Frederick William Hamilton, Saskatoon: Modern Press, 1975.

“Selkirk elevator shuts down,” Selkirk Journal, 6 November 2000, page 9.

“Agricore elevators in Baldur and Pilot Mound close November 30th,” Baldur Gazette News, 7 November 2000, page 1.

Ogilvie Flour Mills fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Ogilvie - Lake of the Woods Purchase, File 7, RG 4, Manitoba Pool Elevators fonds, Series B, Central Office Records, B.14, Acquisitions, Box 1: 1937-1977, S. J. McKee Archives.

We thank Mike Lisowski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2017

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