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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Ninga, RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

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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

Period

Agent / Buyer

1927-1929

J. Ryan

1929-1932

R. Bulmer

1932-1935

Frank Cole McBurney (1909-1986)

1935-1949

William J. Payne

1949-1954

Edwin Gilbert Person (1919-2000)

1954-1956

L. A. Kennedy

1956-1959

J. A. Alsop

1959-1960

Henry Banman

1960-1972

Mel B. Moloney

1972-1974

Gary Small

1974-1997

Grant John Harder

1997-2001

Richard Pugh

Photos & Maps

Manitoba Pool Elevator at Ninga

Manitoba Pool Elevator “A” at Ninga, surrounded by the Pool “B” elevator at left and the United Grain Growers elevator at right (1964)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Manitoba Pool Elevator “A” at Ninga, destroyed by fire in December 1979

Manitoba Pool Elevator “A” at Ninga, destroyed by fire in December 1979 (1976)
Source: Sandra Rempel

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Ninga

Aerial view of the Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Ninga (1980s)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool Elevator at Ninga during its construction

Manitoba Pool Elevator at Ninga during its construction (November 1980)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Ninga

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Ninga (June 2007)
Source: Bernie Freeman

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Ninga

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Ninga (October 2017)
Source: Richard Pugh

Site Location (lat/long): N49.22636, W99.88938
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Obituary [Edwin Gilbert Person], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 2000.

We thank Sandra Rempel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Richard Pugh, Glenn Dickson, and Bernie Freeman.

Page revised: 29 October 2017

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