GrainsConnect Canada, a joint venture between Australian grain handling company GrainCorp and Japanese agricultural co-operative Zen-Noh, will build a new concrete grain terminal in  Maymont, Sask.. | File photo

Maymont in line for new elevator

The community of Maymont, Sask., will be the latest prairie community to get a modern high throughput grain terminal. Unconfirmed reports say GrainsConnect Canada will build a new concrete facility in the community, located 90 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon and 40 kilometres southeast of North Battleford, along Highway 16. Officials from GrainsConnect could not be […] Read more

One expert says the mass destruction of wooden elevators, primarily during the 1990s, was shortsighted. | File photo

Wooden elevators an endangered species

An historical endangered places list put together by the National Trust for Canada, places has placed wooden grain elevators at the top. Ray Ambrosi, a sustainability research scientist in Regina said the 6,000 wooden grain elevators that once dotted the prairie landscape now number less than 1,000. “They should have been protected more properly a […] Read more

Biggar, Sask., elevator project expected to start in new year

Construction is expected to begin in early 2013 on a new high-throughput grain elevator near Biggar, Sask., about an hour west of Saskatoon. The Parrish & Heimbecker facility will have a total capacity of 40,000 tonnes, including 10,000 tonnes of private condo space. P & H customer service manager Jim Vancha said titled condo space […] Read more