It perhaps had an odd shape, but this wooden grain elevator built in 1879 at Niverville, MB, got the ball rolling for the storied and sometimes romantic grain storage and handling system in Western Canada.
Building on more than a century of Canadian agriculture innovation and know-how, farmers are reaching record levels of productivity while actively protecting the environment. Canada’s safe, sustainable and cost-efficient food-supply system is the envy of the world.
After decades in decline, Prairie grain elevators are experiencing a development revival. Over the past two years, every major player in Canadian grain marketing and transportation has announced significant investments in building and expanding rail and storage capacity at their country grain elevators.
Located inside the skeleton of a 1920s-era movie theatre just off of Main Street in Turner Valley, Eau Claire Distillery is the first of its kind in Alberta — a genuine craft distillery using only premium Alberta grains and Rocky Mountain water to make its small-batch spirits.
Canadian senators don’t exactly have a tradition of early retirement. So, it came as a bit of a surprise when Conservative Senator JoAnne Buth announced in June that she was resigning her post after just two-and-a-half years in the upper chamber. Buth has returned to her hometown of Winnipeg in order to take on a new role as CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi).