Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Ninga, RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)
A wooden grain elevator in Ninga, on the CPR Ninga Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain, was constructed between late 1980 and early 1981, and operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators, replacing an elevator from 1927 that was destroyed by fire on 1 December 1979. An example of the composite style combining elevator and annex into a single crib, its total capacity was 115,000 bushels. Three steel bins providing an additional 75,000 bushels of storage and an overhead 70-foot scale were added later. Closed on 31 July 2001, the elevator was sold to the Mayfair Hutterite Colony, which added a driveway hopper loading bin. The facility is still used for grain storage.
Agents / Buyers
Photos & Maps
Reflections - A Community History of the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain and the Town of Killarney, 1882-1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.T87]
Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.
Obituary [Frank Cole McBurney], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1986, page 48.
We thank Sandra Rempel for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 29 October 2017
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