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July 29, 2009

Charlie Dawson (above at left) of Prince George, B.C. and Elyas Roque of Terrace B.C. use tongs to lift ties into place and set them exactly 22 inches apart before steel was to be laid down for this segment of a new spur line east of Provost. CP Rail has hired workers to install approximately 3,000 extra feet of line that will be used after Viterra Inc.’s increased grain handling capacity. Story in this week's paper. ©Provost News Photos.

Grain Handling Expansion at Terminal Means Adding Railway Spur Lines
An expansion of grain handling capacity at Viterra Inc.’s high throughput elevator east of Provost continues (left) as three giant steel grain bins begin to rise out of the ground as viewed from the 140 foot high mark of the existing building.

The storage capacity will increase by 12,000 tonnes when the expansion is complete for a total capacity of 29,300 tonnes. Each of the new steel bins will be able to hold approximately 108,000 bushels of spring wheat—though other grains could eventually be stored there such as the 30 tonnes of barley that can be seen in the semi truck at far left driving up to dump its load inside.

CP Rail meanwhile is busy constructing two new spur lines nearby and lengthening another existing line to handle the railway cars that will go from a loading capability of 56 cars to 112. The new track will be to the west of Viterra’s existing loading operation.

Playground activities included face painting by Shelly Verbonnac while a bubble pool was also available.

Complete story in July 29 edition of The Provost News.
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Green Light for Drag Racing at Provost Airport Next Summer
Start your engines because drag racing is coming to Provost, and you’re invited — not only to watch, but to compete.

Leon de Koning of Hayter has strong ties to a car club in Neepawa, Manitoba and is helping bring the show to Provost Airport in August of 2010.

de Koning has been in Hayter for three years since moving from Neepawa, and as the Yellowhead Road Runners Auto Club approaches its ninth year of racing at the Neepawa airport, he believes it can be just as successful in Provost.

Full story and photo in July 29 edition of The Provost News.
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M.D. Population Drops by 5.5 Percent
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This week we ask : "What Do You Like Best—and Least—About Living on the Prairies?"
. . . and we heard answers from Lauren Witzaney, Mary Stahl, Bob Beckman, Mavis Hagen and Janelle Witzaney. Check out the July 29 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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