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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

CP

1927

83,600

 

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

Altamont

?

304

CN

1972

65,800

1989

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

Altona A

211

204

CP

1950

127,000

 

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

Altona B

211

204

CP

?

-

1993

Acquired from merger with Co-op Vegetable Oils

Amaranth

?

 

CN

1972

78,900

1988

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Angusville

?

501

CN

1972

117,000

April 1996

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Arborg A

155

805

CP

1940

101,000

 

New elevator (1940), new annex (1954), new elevator (1981)

Arborg B

155

805

CP

1948

86,000

 

Former A elevator

Arborg C

155

805

CP

?

?

 

 

Arborg D

155

805

CP

March 1982

?

 

New elevator (March 1982)

Arden

24

604

CP

1926

92,300

 

Converted to annex (1951)

Austin

162

605

CP

?

88,200

July 2001

New elevator (1951)

Baldur

51

302

CN

1927

123,900

November 2000

Purchased from UGG (1968), annex constructed (1973)

Barnsley A

89

 

CP

1928

32,400

July 1972

 

Barnsley B

89

 

CP

Before 1916

28,000

July 1972

Traded from UGG (1920s)

Basswood A

18

602

CP

1926

41,400

November 1996

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

Basswood B

18

602

CP

1944

24,000

 

 

Basswood C

18

602

CP

1944

35,000

 

 

Beausejour A

?

803

CP

1953

115,000

?

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

Beausejour B

?

803

CP

1960

102,000

 

 

Belleview

163

 

CN

1940

20,000

July 1971

 

Bellsite

?

 

CN

1951

40,000

1960

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

Belmont

80

 

CN

1928

89,000

February 1980

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

Benard

?

802

CN

1948

36,300

November 1996

New elevator (1948), new annex (1966)

Benito A

93

702

CN

1928

76,200

 

Bought from Benito Farmers Cooperative, new elevator (1951), new annex (1975)

Benito B

93

702

CN

?

45,400

 

 

Beresford

164

405

CP

1940

74,800

November 1996

Demolished (August 1998)

Bergen (Winnipeg)

?

802

CP

1972

153,400

?

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Bethany

151

 

CN

1928

46,500

July 1971

Leased from Bethany Farmers Cooperative

Beulah A

44

 

CN

1927

31,500

December 1978

New annex (1965), old elevator demolished (1967)

Beulah B

44

 

CN

?

23,200

 

 

Bield

55

 

CN

1927

66,900

December 1975

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

Binscarth

92

502

CP

1928

89,200

 

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

Birch River

?

 

CN

1972

116,000

1974

Bought from Federal (1972), traded to UGG

Birdtail

152

 

CN

1929

100,000

December 1974

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

Birnie

43

 

CN

1927

31,300

July 1972

 

Birtle A

29

502

CP

1927

71,700

November 1996

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

Birtle B

29

502

CP

?

?

 

Sold and demolished (1956)

Boissevain A

79

404

CP

1928

102,900

 

New annex (1950)

Boissevain B

79

404

CP

1964

95,000

1975

Annex moved to Boissevain A (?)

Bowsman A

2

701

CN

1925

39,200

 

 

Bowsman B

2

701

CN

1949

42,600

 

New elevator (1949)

Bowsman C

2

701

CN

1952

48,300

 

Demolished (2010)

Bradwardine

34

 

CP

1927

57,500

July 1980

 

Brandon A

73

603

CP

1928

98,600

 

Constructed (April 1984)

Brandon B

73

603

?

1955

115,700

 

New elevator (1955), closed (1996)

Broad Valley

?

805

CN

?

50,700

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Brookdale

128

 

CP

1929

96,300

December 1978

 

Broomhill

59

 

CP

1928

24,000

July 1971

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

Brumlie

?

 

CN

?

24,000

 

 

Brunkild A

94

102

CN

1928

107,600

1994

Old elevator demolished (1966) and new concrete elevator constructed (1967)

Brunkild B

94

102

CN

?

51,900

 

 

Burnside

?

801

CP

June 1984

-

 

Constructed (June 1984)

Cameron

?

 

CP

?

38,000

 

 

Cardale A

95

 

CN

1928

114,100

December 1978

Bought from Stow Seed Processors (1994)

Cardale B

95

 

CN

?

24,700

 

Acquired (c1953)

Cardale C

95

 

CN

?

33,600

 

 

Carey A

105

 

CP

1928

29,200

circa 1984

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

Carey B

105

 

CP

c1953

75,100

 

Acquired (c1953)

Carman

70

 

CP

1928

45,000

circa 1983

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

Carnegie

?

 

CP

?

52,300

1989

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

Cartwright

49

302

CP

1927

103,900

 

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

Centennial (Winnipeg)

?

804

CP

1972

55,000

1989

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

Chillon A

101

 

CP

1928

46,700

July 1971

Bought from Paterson Grain

Chillon B

101

 

CP

?

57,000

 

 

Clandeboye

?

 

CP

?

32,000

July 1976

 

Clanwilliam

56

602

CN

1928

102,100

April 1996

New annex (1982)

Clearwater

66

302

CP

1928

56,700

 

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

Colby

?

 

CN

1973

60,000

circa 1983

Purchased from Scottish Cooperative

Coulter

99

 

CP

1928

50,000

July 1971

 

Cracknell

?

 

CP

?

59,700

1966

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

Crandall

100

 

CP

1928

52,800

1979

Converted to annex (1951)

Croll

13

 

CP

1926

77,500

December 1974

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

Cromer A

11

401

CN

 

 

 

Traded from UGG (1979)

Cromer B

11

401

CN

 

 

 

Elevator moved from Woodnorth (1982)

Crystal City

97

302

CP

1928

79,200

 

New annex (1968)

Curtis

?

 

CN

1948

88,400

July 1972

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948)

Cypress River A

98

303

CP

1928

94,000

 

New annex (1954), new annex (1975)

Cypress River B

98

303

CP

?

?

 

Destroyed by fire (1974)

Dalny A

5

 

CP

1925

96,200

July 1983

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

Dalny B

5

 

CP

?

65,000

 

 

Dand

69

 

CP

1928

57,500

December 1974

 

Darlingford

192

305

CP

?

121,200

 

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

Dauphin A

32

705

CN

1927

111,500

 

New elevator (July 1985)

Dauphin B

32

705

CN

1948

73,100

 

New elevator (1948)

Dauphin C

32

705

CN

1953

160,300

 

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

Dauphin D

32

705

CN

1960

61,000

 

 

Decker A

103

 

CN

1928

25,400

December 1978

Destroyed by fire (1967), bought from UGG, new annex (1967)

Decker B

103

 

CN

?

48,600

 

 

Deepdale

28

 

CN

1926

-

circa 1931

Leased from UGG

Deloraine A

104

403

CP

1928

97,600

 

Bought from Paterson Grain, moved to Goodlands (1982)

Deloraine B

104

403

CP

?

55,000

 

Annex constructed (1985)

Deloraine C

104

403

CP

?

?

 

Destroyed by fire (1974) and rebuilt

Domain A

71

103

CP

1928

62,200

 

New annex (1966)

Domain B

71

103

CP

?

24,800

 

 

Dominion City

230

203

CP

1960

50,000

1990

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

Douglas

?

 

CP

?

36,000

July 1984

New annex (1968)

Dropmore A

37

 

CN

1927

28,400

July 1971

Bought from UGG (1928)

Dropmore B

37

 

CN

?

27,900

 

Bought from UGG (1948)

Dufresne

208

104

CN

1949

36,300

 

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

Dufrost A

102

202

CP

1928

36,300

 

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

Dufrost B

102

202

CP

?

64,200

 

 

Dugald

234

104

CN

1960

32,000

 

New annex (1959)

Dunrea A

77

301

CN

1928

69,700

 

Old elevator demolished (1967), new annex (1968)

Dunrea B

77

301

CN

1948

24,000

 

 

Dunrea C

77

301

CN

?

38,000

 

Demolished (1951)

Durban A

6

702

CN

1925

75,000

June 1995

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

Durban B

6

702

CN

1948

43,000

 

New elevator (1948)

Dutton

3A

 

CN

1925

47,700

November 1971

Bought from Paterson Grain, traded to UGG (1971)

Ebor

146

 

CP

1929

56,600

August 1961

 

Eden A

110

?

CN

1928

69,400

December 1977

Traded from UGG (1971)

Eden B

110

?

CN

1927

26,800

December 1977

Demolished (1980)

Edwin

109

 

CN

1928

56,200

July 1978

 

Elgin

19

404

CN

1926

108,000

 

New annex (1982), bought from Stow Seed Processors (1994)

Elie

64

802

CN

1928

92,600

 

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

Elkhorn A

108

503

CP

1928

26,600

 

New elevator and annex (1965)

Elkhorn B

108

503

CP

?

29,000

 

Demolished (1965)

Elkhorn C

108

503

CP

1964

26,000

 

Bought from UGG

Elm Creek

106

101

CP

1928

97,600

July 2001

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

Elphinstone A

107

505

CN

1928

62,600

July 1988

Bought from Northern Elevator Company (?), demolished and rebuilt (c1948)

Elphinstone B

107

505

CN

1928

?

 

 

Elva A

?

 

CP

?

26,000

July 1967

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

Elva B

?

 

CP

?

21,000

 

 

Erickson

7

602

CN

1926

117,400

January 1995

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

Ethelbert

?

704

CN

?

61,000

 

Elevator and annexes bought from ? (1954), new elevator (1966), new annex (1975)

Ewart

12

 

CP

1926

40,500

August 1961

Moved to Linklater (June 1966)

Fairfax

82

404

CN

1928

81,400

June 1981

Traded from UGG (1971)

Fallison

74

 

CP

1928

44,000

1962

 

Fannystelle

148

105

CP

1929

161,600

1990

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

Fisher Branch

?

805

CN

1951

79,500

 

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

Fork River

210

705

CN

1950

76,700

 

New elevator (1950)

Forrest A

35

 

CP

1927

136,600

1979

 

Forrest B

35

 

CP

?

26,000

 

Moved to Smart Siding (1963)

Fortier A

58

 

CN

1928

76,100

1965

Elevator and annex sold to provincial government (1965)

Fortier B

58

 

CN

?

50,000

1965

Elevator and annex sold to provincial government (1965)

Foxwarren A

22

502

CP

1926

84,200

 

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

Foxwarren B

22

502

CP

1944

47,900

 

 

Foxwarren C

22

502

CP

1944

?

 

 

Franklin A

47

604

CP

1927

111,200

 

Annex moved from Mentmore (1981)

Franklin B

47

604

CP

?

60,000

 

New elevator (1959)

Fredensthal West

?

203

CN

?

112,300

 

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

Gilbert Plains A

10

704

CN

1926

104,300

 

Destroyed by fire (1972)

Gilbert Plains B

10

704

CN

1941

52,300

 

New annex (1950)

Gilbert Plains C

10

704

CN

1953

139,300

 

Constructed (1953)

Gilbert Plains D

10

704

CN

?

57,000

 

Constructed (1969)

Giroux

?

 

CN

?

-

July 1944

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

Gladstone

21/165

601

CN/CP

1926

162,900

 

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

Glenboro A

17

303

CP

1926

127,800

 

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

Glenboro B

17

303

CP

1962

54,000

 

 

Glenella

166

601

CN

?

36,000

 

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

Glenora

46

 

CN

1927

72,400

December 1978

 

Glossop

203

 

CP

1948

24,500

June 1976

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

Goodlands A

85

403

CP

1928

85,900

 

Annex moved from Dalny (1982), steel tanks constructed (1985)

Goodlands B

85

403

CP

?

82,000

 

 

Gordon

111

 

CN

1928

98,000

?

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

Graham

38

 

CP

1927

55,100

July 1971

 

Grandview A

3

704

CN

1925

72,600

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (?), new elevator (1950)

Grandview B

3

704

CN

1941

97,000

November 1959

Destroyed by fire (November 1959)

Grandview C

3

704

CN

1952

142,200

 

Constructed (1952), destroyed by fire (1971)

Graysville

57

101

CN

1928

55,200

 

Traded from UGG (1971), constructed (1983), bought from Stow Seed Processors (1994), demolished (2015)

Gregg

?

604

CN

?

90,000

 

Bought from Scottish Cooperative (?)

Gretna A

212

204

CP

1950

63,200

July 1996

New elevator (1950), new annex (1967)

Gretna B

212

204

CP

?

41,000

 

 

Griswold

?

 

CP

1889

35,000

 

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

Hamiota A

31

 

CP

1927

103,500

1979

New annex (1954)

Hamiota B

31

 

CP

?

33,400

 

 

Harding

114

 

CP

1929

28,700

July 1971

 

Hargrave

81

 

CP

1928

72,100

April 1979

Traded to UGG (1979)

Harmsworth

?

 

CP

?

28,000

1963

Bought from Ogilvie (?)

Harrowby

?

205

?

 

 

 

 

Harte

?

604

CN

?

-

 

Constructed (1973)

Hartney

113

404

CN

1929

61,900

 

New elevator (1969)

Hathaway

112

 

CP

1928

26,600

July 1970

Bought from Paterson Grain (?)

Hazelridge

?

803

CP

1960

65,000

circa 1988

Bought from Scottish Cooperative (1972)

Headingley A

?

105

CP

?

51,800

?

Moved to Sturgeon Creek Hutterite Colony

Headingley B

?

105

CP

c1953

45,400

November 1996

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

Helston

160

 

CN

1940

102,600

December 1978

Bought from Western Canada Flour Mills

High Bluff A

?

 

CP

1948

102,700

1987

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948)

High Bluff B

?

 

CP

?

30,500

 

Demolished (1965)

Holland A

39

304

CP

1928

 

 

New annex (1958)

Holland B

39

304

CP

?

 

 

 

Homewood

78

102

CN

1928

 

 

Traded from UGG (1974), elevator and annex moved from Kronsgart (1978)

Howden

?

 

CN

?

57,000

July 1971

 

Inglis

?

 

CP

?

65,800

December 1971

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

Ipswich

115

 

CP

1928

 

December 1974

 

Isabella

168

 

CN

?

126,400

December 1978

New elevator (1955)

Jordan

117

201

CN

1928

 

July 1996

New elevator (1951), new annex (1959)

?

 

 

Bought from UGG

Justice

116

603

CN

1928

 

 

Annex constructed (1977)

Kaleida

20

 

CP

1926

 

July 1963

Elevator moved to Manitou (1966)

Katrime

?

605

CN

c1953

 

 

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

Kelloe

232

 

CP

1960

 

1974

 

Kelwood

?

 

CN

1940

68,300

December 1971

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

Kemnay

120

 

CP

1928

 

circa 1967

Bought from Red River Grain Company (?)

Kenton

45

 

CP

1927

133,700

1979

New elevator (1967), moved to Quadra (1987)

Kenville A

27

702

CN

1928

 

 

 

Kenville B

27

702

CN

1935

 

 

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

Killarney A

119

301

CP

1928

 

 

 

Killarney B

119

301

CP

July 1960

160,000

 

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

Kirkella

108

503

CP

?

 

 

New annex (1969)

Kronsgart

?

 

CP

?

146,800

December 1976

Purchased (1947), destroyed by fire (15 December 1949) and rebuilt (1950), elevator and annex moved to Homewood (1978)

Landseer

121

 

CP

1928

 

July 1971

 

Langruth

189

 

CN

1947

122,300

August 1984

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

Largs

184

 

CP

1943

 

circa 1962

Bought from Federal (July 1943)

La Riviere

67

305

CP

1928

 

 

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

Lauder

125

 

CP

1928

 

July 1981

Destroyed by fire

Laurier

?

 

CN

?

 

December 1976

 

Lavinia

?

 

CN

1940

93,300

December 1974

Traded from UGG (August 1962)

Leighton

124

 

CP

1928

 

July 1971

Bought from UGG (?)

Lena

86

 

CN

1928

 

August 1961

Annex moved to Killarney (1967)

Lenore

40

 

CP

1927

82,200

1979

 

Letellier A

123

203

CN

1928

150,000

 

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

Letellier B

123

203

CN

?

 

 

Bought from Paterson Grain (?)

Libau

?

803

CN

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Linklater

122

 

CP

1928

 

 

New annex (1959), elevator moved from Ewart (1966)

1927  

December 1977

Bought from UGG (July 1928)

Longburn A

?

 

CN

?

48,000

circa 1984

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

Longburn B

?

 

CN

?

 

 

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

Longburn C

?

 

CN

?

 

 

 

Lowe Farm A

?

202

CN

1937

40,000

 

 

Lowe Farm B

?

202

CN

1941

 

 

Destroyed by fire (August 1953)

Lyleton

84

 

CP

1928

128,200

June 1977

New annex (1967)

Macdonald

196

605

CP

1948

 

circa 1988

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

MacGregor

?

605

CP

?

 

July 2001

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

Makaroff

54

 

CN

1927

 

circa 1980

Bought from N. Bawlf Grain Company

Makinak

?

705

CN

?

 

 

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

CP

1961

 

 

New annex (1977)

Manitou B

14

305

CP

1926

 

 

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

Manson

130

 

CP

1928

 

1962

Moved to Virden (1964)

Maples

129

 

CN

1929

 

circa 1961

Moved to Virden (1964)

Margaret

126

 

CN

1928

 

circa 1981

Traded from UGG (1971)

Mather

15

302

CP

1926

 

December 1996

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

McAuley

96

503

CP

1928

 

August 1995

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

McConnell

91

 

CN

1928

102,200

December 1978

 

McCreary

?

 

CN

1972

 

April 1976

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), traded to UGG

McTavish

?

103

CP

1937

40,000

 

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

Medora

83

403

CP

1928

 

 

New annex (1967)

Meharry

3B

 

CN

1925

 

July 1971

Bought from Paterson Grain

Melita A

233

402

CP

1960

 

 

New annex (1971)

Melita B

233

402

CP

1960

 

 

New annex (1963)

Menteith

42

405

CP

1927

 

1988

New annex (1954)

Mentmore

33

 

CN

1927

88,700

December 1978

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

Methven

?

 

CP

?

 

 

Traded for elevator at Hilton (?)

Miami

161

201

CN

1946

 

 

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

Mile 10.6 (Winnipeg)

?

105

CN

1972

 

?

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

Mile 142.4 (Deacon South)

?

104

CN

1972

 

November 1996

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Millwood

90

 

CP

1929

 

July 1971

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

Miniota

228

 

CP

1960

51,000

April 1979

 

Minitonas A

25

701

CN

1926

 

 

 

Minitonas B

25

701

CN

1948

 

 

Constructed (1948)

Minitonas C

25

701

CN

1952

 

 

Bought from UGG

Minnedosa A

131

602

CP

1929

 

 

New annex (1969)

Minnedosa B

131

602

CP

1944

 

 

 

Minnedosa C

131

602

CP

?

 

 

Bought from ? (1955)

Minto

68

404

CN

1928

 

1989

Traded from UGG (1971)

Moline

127

 

CN

1928

54,200

December 1978

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

Mollard

23

 

CN

?

 

circa 1966

 

Moorepark

133

 

CP

1929

79,300

July 1978

Demolished (?)

Morden

194

201

CP

1948

 

 

New elevator (1948), annex constructed (1977)

Morris

50

202

CN

1927

 

June 1995

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

Napinka

76

 

CP

1928

 

July 1984

 

Neelin A

?

 

CN

?

52,900

December 1978

New elevator (1956)

Neelin B

?

 

CN

 

 

 

Traded from UGG (1973)

Neepawa

226

604

CN

1960

 

 

Constructed (1975)

Nesbitt

140

303

CP

1929

 

 

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

Netley

?

804

CP

1948

35,600

 

New elevator (1948), renovated (1986)

Newdale

202

505

CP

1948

 

 

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

Ninette

132

301

CN

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

CP

1927

 

 

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

Niverville

235

104

CP

1960

 

 

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

Notre Dame de Lourdes

150

 

CN

1928

97,200

December 1978

 

Oakbank

?

 

CP

?

 

December 1977

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

Oakburn

?

501

CN

1940

 

April 1996

New elevator (1965)

Oak Lake

134

405

CP

1928

 

1989

 

Oakland

60

 

CN

1928

135,100

circa 1985

Bought from Reliance Grain (1948), destroyed by fire (24 September 1988)

Oakner

175

504

CN

1973

 

2006-2012

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

Oak River

?

 

CP

1960

55,000

1974

Traded to UGG (1974)

Oakville A

149

801

CN

1928

 

November 2001

Destroyed by fire (1973) and rebuilt

Oakville B

149

801

CN

1963

 

 

 

Oberon

229

 

CP

1960

66,000

July 1974

 

Osborne

176

 

CP

?

 

July 1971

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

Pendennis

177

 

CP

?

 

1964

Destroyed by fire (March 1964)

Petrel

?

 

CN

1990

 

 

Traded from UGG (1990)

Pierson A

72

402

CP

1928

 

 

New annexes (1967, 1976)

Pierson B

72

402

CP

1955

 

 

Bought from ? (1955)

Pierson C

72

402

CP

1963

 

 

 

Pilot Mound A

136

305

CP

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

CP

1962

 

 

New annex (1974)

Pipestone

118

 

CP

1929

 

April 1979

New annex (c1964), traded to UGG (1979)

Plum Coulee

222

204

CP

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

CP

?

 

1991

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

Portage la Prairie A

62

 

CP

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

 

CP

1928

96,600

December 1980

 

Quadra A

?

504

CN

October 1980

 

 

 

Quadra B

?

504

CN

1987

 

 

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

Rackham

?

 

CN

?

 

December 1966

Destroyed by fire (1966)

Rapid City

26

 

CP

1926

78,600

December 1980

 

Rathwell

88

304

CP

1928

 

1990

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

Red River South

?

 

?

December 1998

 

 

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

Regent

52

 

CP

1927

88,200

December 1974

 

Reston

137

401

CP

1928

 

 

Constructed (1976)

Rhodes

138

 

CP

1928

 

circa 1966

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

Riverton

?

805

CP

1949

36,300

 

New elevator (1949)

Roblin A

1

703

CN

1925

 

 

New annex (1967)

Roblin B

1

703

CN

1943

 

 

Bought from Federal (July 1943)

Roblin C

1

703

CN

1951

 

 

New elevator (1951)

Rosenfeld A

221

204

CP

1948

 

circa 1996

New annex (1968)

Rosenfeld B

221

204

CP

1919

 

circa 1996

New annex (1969)

Rossburn

139

501

CN

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

CP

1960

 

July 1971

Constructed (June 1987)

Rounthwaite A

141

 

CN

1928

84,000

January 1983

Destroyed by fire (c1930), moved to Nesbitt (1983)

Rounthwaite B

141

 

CN

?

 

 

Destroyed by fire (1971) and rebuilt

Russell

178

501

CP

?

 

1997

Constructed (c1953), new annex (1967), destroyed by fire (1973) and rebuilt (January 1975)

Ste. Agathe

183

103

CN

1946

 

 

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

St. Jean Baptiste

213

203

CN

1950

50,000

 

New elevator (1950), new annex (1965)

St. Ouens

?

 

CP

?

 

1974

 

Sandy Lake

?

505

CN

?

 

April 1996

Bought from Federal (July 1943), constructed (?), new annex (1967)

Sanford

142

102

CN

1928

 

April 1996

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

Searle / Pacific Junction (Winnipeg)

?

 

CN

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), later demolished

Selkirk

?

804

CP

1948

 

October 2000

New elevator (1948), annex constructed (1975)

Sevick

?

 

CN

1943

 

November 1961

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

Shoal Lake

?

505

CP

?

 

 

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

Sidney

200

 

CP

1948

 

September 1975

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

Silver Plains

143

 

CN

1928

 

1984

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

Silverton

?

501

CN

1943

 

1991

Bought from Federal (July 1943), new annex (1954), traded from UGG (1973)

Sinclair

63

401

CP

1928

 

 

New annex (1965)

Smart Siding

35

603

CN

1963

 

 

Moved from Forrest (1963)

Smith Spur

144

 

CN

1948

 

1984

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

Snowflake

147

 

CP

1928

125,300

December 1980

 

Solsgirth A

145

502

CP

 

 

 

Traded from Cargill (June 1995)

Solsgirth B

145

502

CP

1928

 

 

New annex (1950, 1973)

Somerset A

9

304

CN

1926

 

 

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

Somerset B

9

304

CN

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1990), demolished (?)

Souris

144

405

CP

1928

 

 

Destroyed by fire (22 September 1976) and rebuilt

Sperling A

23

102

CN

1926

 

 

Destroyed by fire (c1930) and rebuilt (?), new annex (1954)

Sperling B

23

102

CN

1949

 

 

Bought from ? (1949)

Springhill

179

 

CN

?

 

December 1976

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

Starbuck A

30

105

CP

1927

 

1966

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

Starbuck B

30

105

CP

1941

 

1992

Replaced by concrete elevator (April 1993)

Stead

?

 

CN

?

 

1974

Bought from Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (1973)

Stonewall

?

804

CP

1928

 

 

Leased from Ogilvie Flour Mills, new elevator (1968)

Strathclair A

204

505

CP

1948

 

 

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

Strathclair B

204

505

CP

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1973)

Strathclair C

204

505

CP

?

 

 

Traded from UGG (1973)

Swan Lake A

87

 

CN

1928

 

1971

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

Swan Lake B

87

 

CN

1954

 

 

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

Swan River A

16

701

CN

1926

 

 

New elevator (August 1981), sold to Cargill (?), demolished (2015)

Swan River B

16

701

CN

1950

 

 

Constructed (1950), destroyed by fire (29 October 1976)

Swan River C

16

701

CN

?

 

 

Destroyed by fire (29 October 1976)

Swan River D

16

701

CN

1961

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972), demolished (2000s)

Teulon A

?

804

CP

1941

 

 

New annex (1949)

Teulon B

?

804

CP

1951

 

 

New elevator (1951)

The Pas

?

703

CN

1972

 

 

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

Thornhill

8

 

CP

1926

 

July 1978

Old elevator and annex destroyed by fire (c1962)

Tilston

61

 

CP

1928

163,700

July 1977

Old elevator sold for demolition (1967)

Treesbank

?

 

CP

?

 

July 1971

Moved to Spring Valley Hutterite Colony (1971)

Treherne

75

304

CP

1928

 

 

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

Tucker Siding

?

801

CP

1985

 

 

Constructed (June 1986)

Tyndall

?

 

CP

1960

 

July 1971

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

Virden

129

503

CP

1977

 

 

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

Vista

182

 

CN

?

 

July 1968

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

Warren

?

802

CN

1948

 

 

Constructed (1948)

Waskada A

4

403

CP

1925

154,300

 

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

Waskada B

4

403

CP

?

 

 

New annex (1965)

Wawanesa

53

 

CN

1927

118,500

circa 1982

New annex (1954), demolished (1985)

Westroc

?

601

CP

July 1984

 

 

Constructed (July 1984) along with Langruth moved here

Winkler

?

201

CP

1965

50,000

 

New elevator (1965), annex constructed (1975)

Winnipeg

?

 

CP

1972

 

 

Bought from Federal Grain (1972)

Wood Bay

48

 

CP

1927

 

July 1971

 

Woodnorth A

135

 

CN

1928

 

September 1981

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

Woodnorth B

135

 

CN

?

 

 

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.

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