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GrainsConnect Canada’s four new elevators and loop tracks — all virtually identical to the one currently under construction at Maymont, Sask. — are designed to greatly speed the transportation of Prairie grain.

Need for speed is the key to Vegreville’s two new elevators

Viterra’s and GrainsConnect Canada’s new facilities will both be 
able to load huge unit trains in little more than half a day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vegreville will soon be home to two new high-throughput elevators, and the demise of the Canadian Wheat Board is a big reason why, says the head of GrainsConnect Canada. The company’s two owners — Japan’s Zen-Noh Grain Corp. and Australia’s GrainCorp — both want access to Prairie grain and that prompted the decision to spend […] Read more

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

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

Field day for organic producers

Alberta Organic Producers Association field day on July 28

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Organic Producers Association is holding a field day on July 28 at the Daryl Cole Farm near Vegreville in conjunction with the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures research station. The research of interest to organic farmers includes hemp, flax, fababean, and artichoke. Cole is growing Red Fife and Einkorn heritage wheat. To attend, contact Kathy at […] Read more