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Richardson to upgrade western Manitoba elevator

High-throughput to replace wooden crib structure at Swan River

Prairie grain handler Richardson Pioneer plans to start work this spring on a new high-throughput elevator “effectively replacing” its Swan River Valley unit in northwestern Manitoba. The Winnipeg company’s current site, on Canadian National Railway (CN) track about six kilometres north of the town of Swan River, is anchored by a wooden crib workhouse and […] Read more

File photo outside Viterra’s downtown Regina office building. (Glacier FarmMedia photo by Dave Bedard)

Viterra to replace western Saskatchewan elevator

Grain firm going bigger at Biggar

Grain firm Viterra’s asset investment plan has moved onto Biggar things. Regina-based Viterra announced Monday it’s starting construction “immediately” on a new “state of the art” elevator about two km northeast of its current elevator at Biggar, Sask., about 90 km west of Saskatoon. The new concrete facility will have storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes […] Read more


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Viterra closes deal for Gardiner Dam Terminal

Central Saskatchewan’s Gardiner Dam Terminal is expected to go full Viterra within months, now that the Regina grain firm has completed its deal for full control of the facility. Shareholders in GDT voted Dec. 13 in favour of the deal announced last month in which Viterra buys the half of GDT it doesn’t already own […] Read more

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G3 plans new Edmonton-area grain elevator

Grain handler G3 Canada has announced its third move into Alberta, with plans for an elevator near Morinville, about 25 km north of Edmonton. The Winnipeg company said Thursday it will start construction “shortly” at its chosen site just west of town, connecting to Canadian National Railway (CN) track on the north side of Highway […] Read more


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G3 expanding into Alberta market

The grain company formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board plans to start work next month on two new elevators including its first in Alberta. G3 Canada announced Tuesday it will build a 42,000-tonne capacity elevator at Wetaskiwin in central Alberta, between Edmonton and Red Deer, and a similar-sized elevator at Maidstone, Sask., about 55 […] Read more

Cargill’s elevator at Oakner, Man., about 10 km south of Hamiota. (Hamiota.com)

Cargill to expand western Manitoba elevator

Agrifood firm Cargill expects to provide more marketing opportunities for western Manitoba growers — particularly of soybeans — with a major elevator expansion. The U.S. company’s Winnipeg-based Canadian arm on Thursday announced it will put up $15 million to add 9,000 tonnes of storage capacity to its 13,500-tonne capacity elevator at Oakner, Man., about 70 […] Read more


GrainsConnect Canada, whose terminal under construction at Maymont, Sask., is shown here, plans to open an elevator at Huxley, Alta. in 2019. (GrainsConnect.com)

GrainsConnect picks second Alberta terminal site

The joint venture between Australia’s GrainCorp and Japan’s Zen-Noh Grain is taking its Prairie grain handling model to southern Alberta. GrainsConnect Canada announced plans Thursday to build a fourth Prairie high-throughput grain terminal on Canadian National (CN) Railway track at Huxley, Alta., about 75 km southeast of Red Deer. The company — which expects to […] Read more

Gavilon Grain has sold its facility at Grand Forks, N.D. to Viterra. (Gavilon.com)

Viterra buys North Dakota elevator

Prairie grain handler Viterra is expanding its reach in eastern North Dakota with a deal for Gavilon Grain’s elevator at Grand Forks. Regina-based Viterra said Monday it has closed its acquisition of Omaha-based Gavilon’s Grand Forks site for an undisclosed sum, and plans “immediate capital upgrades” for the elevator. The Grand Forks site, which was […] Read more


Vegreville’s giant pysanka is a well known landmark in eastern Alberta. (Vegreville.com)

Viterra plans new eastern Alberta elevator

Glencore’s Prairie grain handling arm Viterra plans to stake a new claim in the northeastern Alberta market with a new high-throughput elevator at Vegreville. The company announced Monday it has picked up the necessary regulatory approvals and expects to start construction along Canadian National Railway (CN) track this spring. The elevator is expected to have […] Read more

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Viterra plans new elevator in eastern Saskatchewan

Glencore’s Prairie grain handling arm Viterra plans to boost its throughput capacity in east-central Saskatchewan with a new elevator at Wadena. Wadena, served by both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways (CN, CP), already has a smaller Viterra elevator on each line. The two former Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevators have capacity for 5,020 and 4,000 […] Read more