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In August 1906, an office of this Scottish organization was opened at Winnipeg with the arrival of George Fisher as its Western Canadian Manager. The firm established a network of country grain elevators throughout Manitoba, intended to purchase grain for delivery to its flour mills in Scotland. In 1949, the firm (later renamed Scottish Co-operative Society Limited) sold it grain elevators in Saskatchewan and, in February 1973, its remaining nine Manitoba elevators were sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators. The ones in western Manitoba, at Colby, Gregg, and Oakner, continued to operate as part of the Pool network while six elevators in eastern Manitoba were integrated with existing facilities in that area.

Managers

Period

Principal

1906-1922

George Fisher (1862-1922)

1922-1946

John B. Fisher (c1894-1946)

1946-

James Prosser

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Rail

Built

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Arrow River

 

?

30,000

 

Cabot

 

?

27,000

 

Cloverleaf

 

?

28,000

Closed (1972)

Colby

 

?

28,000

 

Glass

 

?

27,000

Closed (1972)

Gregg

 

?

28,000

 

Harte

 

?

30,000

 

Hazelridge

 

?

30,000

 

Justice

 

?

30,000

 

Libau

 

?

27,000

 

Oakner

 

?

26,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1973) and demolished

St. Ouens

 

?

27,000

 

Stead

 

?

28,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1973)

Sources:

“To study grain situation here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 September 1905, page 1.

“Royal grain commission,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1907, page 4.

“Prosser named co-op manager,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 March 1946, page 5.

MPE History, File 2, RG 4, Manitoba Pool Elevators fonds, Series B, Central Office Records, B.16, Historical Records, Box 1: 1925-1996, S. J. McKee Archives.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2016

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