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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Delmar Commodities Grain Elevator (Gladstone, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A wooden grain elevator in Gladstone, on the CPR Minnedosa Subdivision in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was once part of the Manitoba Pool Elevators network. Taken over by its successor company Agricore, ownership reverted to the Gladstone Elevator Association due to “unfulfilled contractual obligations on the part of Agricore.” As of 1 August 2001, the building has been operated by Delmar Commodities.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


P. O. Lee


William J. Payne


R. S. Ferris


John Albert “Jack” Chittick (1889-1973)




Harold Richard “Harry” Ballance (1907-1990)


Thomas H. “Tom” Bell


Garnet D. Grove


Charles Cochrane “Charlie” Nichol (1917-2001)


Ronald N. “Ron” Maryniuk


Dave Wilcox




Ernest W. “Ernie” Burton

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gladstone

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gladstone (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gladstone

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gladstone (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gladstone

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Gladstone (April 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22408, W98.94620
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Gladstone, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)


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

Obituary [John Albert Chittick], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1973, page 14.

Obituary [Harry Ballance], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1990, page 21.

Gladstone Then and Now: 1871-2001 by Gladstone History Book Committee, 2001. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.G53 Gla]

Obituary [Charles Cochrane Nichol], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 2001.

“Gladstone elevator enjoys a tremendous start,” Neepawa Banner, 23 February 2002, page 10.

We thank Jean McManus, George Penner, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2023

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