Chapter 15: Industry/Manufacturing
1) extraction industries, including oil drilling, rock quarrying, gravel pits, and mining.
2) processing industries which are divided into three: a) mechanical processing including saw mills, grain mills, ore concentration plants, hydroelectric plants, water purification plants, and sewage treatment plants; b) chemical processing including petroleum refining and production of chemicals; and c) heat processing including thermal electric plants, cement production plants, and iron production plants.
3) fabrication industries which involve the “use of the output of processing industries to form or assemble finished products.”[iii] Examples are production of structural steel, shipbuilding, and locomotive and car production. These are the most difficult to identify on air photographs because activities are hidden from view in well-constructed buildings and enclosures.
Not all of these industries are found in Manitoba, but a few examples are shown here, and others have been shown in previous photos, for example, oil drilling (figures 13.11 and 13.12), gravel pits (figures 13.1 to 13.8), and mining (figures 13.9 and 13.10). Some activities associated with water—hydroelectric plants and sewage treatment plants—are included in the section on water resources.
[i] Todd, D. “
[ii] Avery, T. E. and
[iii] Avery, T. E. and
15.9: Forestry Industry in The Pas
The forestry industry in Manitoba is relatively minor compared with many other provinces; in 2002 Manitoba and Saskatchewan produced only two percent of Canadian lumber and a recent map[i] of Canada’s sawmills shows that only three in existed in Manitoba in 2002. A small one near Steinbach processes mixed woods, and two larger ones in
This old photo of The Pas shows the location of a wood processing plant. The wide, light-toned, sediment-laden Saskatchewan River 1 flows from west to east, emptying eventually into
The CN line enters the city from the south 4, crosses the
Figure 15.9: Forestry Industry in The Pas
Vertical air photograph: A12939-413
Flight height: 8,800 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.4 mm
Scale: 1:15,800 (approx.)
Date: September 6, 1950
Location: Township 56; Range 26 WI
Map sheets: 1:250,000 63F The Pas
1:50,000 63F/14 The Pas