climate change

FCC AgriSpirit Fund open for applications from rural communities and organizations

FCC AgriSpirit Fund open for applications from rural communities and organizations

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:53pm
Community-based organizations and rural communities across Canada needing to fund a project can apply to Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. $1.5-million is available for registered charities, non-profit organizations, and First Nation, Metis, & Inuit communities who apply for the fund.  FCC’s Manager of Community Investment Carla Warnyca says eligible projects can get between 10 and […]
Major water users in southern Alberta agree to curb consumption in face of drought

Major water users in southern Alberta agree to curb consumption in face of drought

Apr 19, 2024 | 1:18pm
More than three dozen major water users in southern Alberta have agreed to voluntarily curb their consumption if there’s a severe drought this spring or summer.  The province announced Friday that municipalities, irrigation districts and industry players have signed memorandums of understanding covering four sub-basins — the Red Deer River, the Bow River, the mainstem […]
Why climate change on the farm means a big bill for Canadian taxpayers

Why climate change on the farm means a big bill for Canadian taxpayers

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:51am
To get an idea of the financial toll extreme weather is taking on this country’s agriculture industry, look no further than the government of Saskatchewan’s books. The prairie province had forecast a more than $1 billion surplus for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024, but fresh budget documents released last month show that surplus […]
Carbon pricing 101: What today’s increase could mean for you

Carbon pricing 101: What today’s increase could mean for you

Apr 1, 2024 | 9:44am
The national price on pollution will rise by $15 per tonne today. Here’s some questions answered about what this could mean for you. Who pays the carbon price? Canada has two different carbon pricing programs — one for big industry where companies pay the price on a share of their actual emissions, and a consumer […]
Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Trudeau says premiers complaining about carbon price didn’t pitch better ideas

Mar 27, 2024 | 10:41am
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against premiers who are asking him to cancel an upcoming increase to the federal carbon price, saying they have not proposed better ideas to fight climate change.  In a reply to the seven provincial leaders on Tuesday, Trudeau said the last time they discussed the issue in 2022, […]
‘The lost season’: Winter comes to a close as Canada’s warmest on record

‘The lost season’: Winter comes to a close as Canada’s warmest on record

Mar 19, 2024 | 4:54am
The warmest winter on record could have far-reaching effects on everything from wildfire season to erosion, climatologists say, while offering a preview of what the season could resemble in the not-so-distant future unless steps are taken to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  Winter comes to a close on Tuesday night – early Wednesday on Canada’s East […]
‘Old MacDonald went broke’: Technology helps grain farmers confront weather woes

‘Old MacDonald went broke’: Technology helps grain farmers confront weather woes

Mar 13, 2024 | 8:55am
British Columbia grain farmer Malcolm Odermatt says all he can do is pray for rain this spring after repeated droughts sabotaged his harvest last year. Odermatt, who is also the president of the BC Grain Growers Association, has been working with his father since 2012 to farm about 2,000 acres of land in the Peace […]