Thursday, May 17, 2007

Vanishing Sentinels Book on CD

Well... I think I am in the final stretch. I have completed the CD version of the book, and am now working on spiltting that file into two sections, one each for Southern and Northern Alberta / BC elevators. It's proving to be a lot of work, but I think it would help me to at least get the books published... since they would be smaller in size than the total 320 pages.

I will let everyone know on my list on the website and this blog when it is ready to go!



Sunday, May 13, 2007

Agricore United -Sask Pool Deal?

Every once in a while, I get updates from Google on news about Agricore United and it's possible takeover by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool or by JRI (James Richardson International) Pioneer.

Well... it seems it may be over. Sask Pool looks like they won... the question is will this deal go thru, and what will the changes to the Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba grain producers be?

I have a terrible feeling that by the time my CD on my Vanishing Sentinels project is out, the book will have to have major changes to it.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Found yet another elevator

On a tip I got from Johnnie Bachusky, I went out yesterday to confirm an elevator east of Blackfalds on Twonship Road 40-0, about 7 km east of Highway 2A. It had the name "Highview Farms" on it, and after making a few phone calls, I found out that this elevator came from Mintlaw... a now vanishing community SW of Red Deer, which used to be on the Alberta Central Railway, which ran from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House. This elevator was a Searle, and was moved in the late 1950's. The elevator's annex was possibly from the Searle elevator (possibly a former Saskatchewan Grain Co. Ltd. elevator) from Prentiss, which is NW of Joffre.

This would make the grand total of Searle elevators remaining in Alberta up to at least 6. I will have more updates on this elevator as soon as I can find out more.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

2000 Hits!!!

Just wanted to thank everyone who checks out my main website at Today, it passed the 2000 hits!!!

Very glad to see that there are people interested in this project! Thanks you all for your interest!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Was just looking at blog...

I was just looking at the blog, and was amazed to see that back on Febrauary 14th, I only had 1099 hits. As of today... I am presently at 1952... nealy 900 hits in 3 months. WOW!

I am also in the final stages of getting the book ready to be printed on CD. I decided to do it this way, since the price of publishing is too high for me at the moment, so I think putting it out on CD is a good start.

I will let everyone know here and on the website when the CD will be available for purchase.


Jim A Pearson
Vanihsing Sentinels