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Former resident Barry Randall (l), B&B owner Linda Miller, and local rancher Robert Hoff stand in front of now roofless elevator.

Uncertain future for iconic grain elevator

Dorothy landmark lost its roof in summer storm

Linda Miller was napping during the afternoon of July 22 when she was suddenly awakened by a thunderous boom. “There was terrible wind, terrible noise. There was rain and hail,” said Miller, a sixth-generation resident of Dorothy, a popular ghost town tourism destination along Highway 570 at the southeastern end of the Drumheller Badlands. The […] Read more

The pioneer Mintlaw grain elevator now sits on a farm northeast of Blackfalds, 
but hasn’t been used in years.

It looks like the end of the line for two aging Prairie icons

With the imminent demolition of Menaik’s classic country 
grain elevator the end of an era edges closer in central Alberta


Bernard Lentz felt profound sadness when he heard last month the focus of one of his biggest dreams as a farmer was about to be lost forever. Now retired, the 79-year-old fondly recalled the memorable days in the winter of 1978 when he saved a doomed Alberta Pacific Grain Company grain elevator at the whistle […] Read more