History of Plains Bison: Manitoba’s Mascot

For centuries, First Nations used bison for food, clothing, and shelter. European influence caused overhunting, which drove bison nearly to extinction in the late 1800s. Thankfully, through agriculture and preservation attempts, the bison population has been brought back from the brink.

The Fleming Elevator

The town of Fleming, Saskatchewan experienced a great loss when its historic grain elevator burned down on 9 February 2010. The community had worked hard to raise money for its preservation as a local treasure and tourist attraction and was planning a grand reopening celebration.