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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Grain Elevator / Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Colby, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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A wooden grain elevator at Colby, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was built around 1949 by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society. Its initial 28,000-bushel capacity was expanded to 60,000 bushels by a new annex constructed between 1952 and 1953. Sold to Manitoba Pool in 1973, it was closed in 1984 and later removed from the site.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer




Glen Smith


Thomas E. G. Beare


Clint Wells


Eugene Trush


Brent Fisher

Photos & Coordinates

Aerial view of grain elevator at Colby

Aerial view of grain elevator at Colby (1964)
Source: Manitoba Air Photo Library, A18622-222

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.44535, W99.08916
denoted by symbol on the map above


Manitoba Pool fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Grain Elevators in Canada, compiled by Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada, Winnipeg, 1912-1930, 1930-1953, 1953-1998 [Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries], 1998-2016 [Canadian Grain Commission].

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (grant 19F-H51134, 2019-2020).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denis Sabourin (Denis Sabourin Geomatics).

Page revised: 30 March 2020

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