A grain elevator was built in 1925 next to the railway, by 1933 the community had a post office, general store operated by Mr. L.B. Quinn. In 1940 Bures Co-op was incorporated, later moving to Ogema in 1954.
Bures School was located 1.5 km south of the community at 26-8-22 W2M opening in 1911, E.A. Kilpatrick was the first teacher. The school was closed in 1957 and the store and post office in 1967.
- Earl McCready, Canadian freestyle sport wrestler who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, residing in Bures for a short time.
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