(1914 – 1961) Mountainside was an early prairie community and a stop on the Wakopa Subdivision of the Canadian Northern Railway.
- Ben Arde: Mountainside Store Operator
- 1949 - 1962 Ben Arde was born in Saskatchewan in October of 1926. His parents farmed there until the 1930s. When Ben was eight his father, originally from Wakopa, moved his family back to Manitoba, this time settling south of Mountainside. Ben farmed for a couple of years but he found it difficult to make a living—he bought the store in Mountainside as an alternative. He married Phyllis Halliday in 1952. [[inline:right:mountainside-store]] “I bought the store from Tufts in 1949, it was called B.A. Arde. It was a general store and a hardware store, and I had a television business …
- Mountainside General Store
- As early as 1913—Present The story of a curious paint-job . . . The Mountainside Store is an eye catcher, no doubt about it, and it’s hard to miss while driving down Mountainside Road. For years I have passed this building – even pointed it out on my heritage tours – without knowing when it was built, by whom, and most of all: why it was painted. These questions, and more, were easily answered once I found the right people to ask. In the fall of 2012 I sent a couple of my board members to interview Ben Arde who …