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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Fisher Branch, RM of Fisher)

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A wooden grain elevator at Fisher Branch, on the CNR Inwood Subdivision in the Rural Municipality of Fisher, was built in 1951 by Manitoba Pool Elevators. In 1986, it became an off-track facility as the adjacent rail line was abandoned. By the early 1990s, much of its cribbing was so rotten that grain ran from one bin into another through holes. Local producers lobbied to replace it. Rather than build a standard plan elevator, a $1 million grain-handling facility located two miles east of town, consisting of eight steel tanks with a total capacity of 63,500 bushels, opened in 1994. Closed by Agricore in the fall of 2000, it was put up for sale.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1951-1953

Arthur J. Wiebe

1953-1957

Abe D. Wiebe

1957-1960

Anthony A. “Tony” Bouchard

1960-1975

Peter Lebitt

1975-1987

John Kuryk

1987-1998

Guy Bernier

1998-2000

?

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fisher Branch

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Fisher Branch (1992)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, HRB2207

Site Coordinates (lat/long): NW
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

“Extra storage may keep elevators open,” Selkirk Journal, 18 December 1990, page 15.

“Producers fear loss of Fisher Branch elevator,” Interlake Spectator, 20 July 1993, page 23.

“Elevator opens,” Interlake Spectator, 5 September 1994, page 2.

“Fisher grain elevator enjoys a silent spring,” Interlake Spectator, 11 June 2001, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2020

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