‘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 […]

Alberta weekend tornado damaged, destroyed homes is rated rare, violent twister

Jul 4, 2023 | 10:58am

A preliminary report on a weekend tornado in central Alberta says its winds were so violent they picked up a 10-tonne farm combine and tossed it half the length of a football field. The report by the Northern Tornadoes Project rated the twister as a four on the Enhanced Fujita scale of wind-damage intensity, just […]

Heat Warning In Effect

Jun 4, 2023 | 6:18am

A hot, humid air mass is parked over Saskatchewan, and it isn’t moving. With temperatures expected to be above 30 all week, and humidex values expected to be 36, Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a heat warning for parts of Saskatchewan. It includes Regina, Fort Qu’Appelle and the surrounding area, encompassing most of […]

Heat Warning for Southern Saskatchewan

Aug 31, 2022 | 5:14am

As the kids don their new duds, grab their backpacks and head back to school, summer weather doesn’t appear to be over. Regina is one of many areas in Southern Saskatchewan under a heat warning today. Temperatures will be around 32 degrees for a high, and will only get down to 16 degrees for the […]

Nasty Weather for Parts of Saskatchewan

Jun 15, 2022 | 2:27pm

Environment Canada has issued some warnings for parts of Saskatchewan. Gull Lake, Leader, Swift Current, can expect some strong winds tonight.  The wind warning is talking about strong wind gusts up to 90 kilometres an hour tomorrow morning. That warning also covers Val Marie, The Cypress Hills, Maple Creek and Shaunovan. The other red blobs […]

Moe doubles down on ‘I don’t care’ comment

Apr 11, 2022 | 7:10pm

Premier Scott Moe is standing by his comments where he said that he ”doesn’t care that the province has the highest carbon emissions per capita.’ Moe clarified that he does care about the province being an environmental leader. However, he does not believe measuring the province’s carbon emissions per capita is fair. “Per capita emissions […]

NFU releases report on farm-related greenhouse gas emissions

Mar 25, 2022 | 10:17am

  The National Farmers Union has released a comprehensive view of greenhouse gas emissions from Canadian agriculture. NFU director of Climate Crisis Policy and Action, Darrin Qualman,  says a detailed view of emissions is needed to form a foundation for on-farm actions to reduce emissions and for government actions to provide incentives for those actions. […]

Liberals face challenge to climate, economic policies early in 2020

Dec 27, 2019 | 8:39am

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads into 2020 promising to chart a path to Canada’s most ambitious greenhouse-gas emissions target yet: getting to a point within 30 years where Canada is adding no emissions that will stay in the atmosphere. But one of the first things his government has to decide in the new year […]

NFU releases report on farm income and climate crisis

Dec 12, 2019 | 2:45pm

  The National Farmers Union has released a new report on tackling the farm crisis and the climate crisis. President Katie Ward says the report points to agriculture to provide an opportunity to become part of the solution in dealing with the climate crisis facing the globe. The report says incentives should be put in […]

Mural in Edmonton that offered thanks to young Swedish climate activist defaced

Oct 21, 2019 | 1:50pm

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man says he defaced a mural of teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg because he wanted to take a stand peacefully. James Bagnall says he wrote “stop the lies” and “this is oil country” on the portrait of the 16-year-old girl against a bright-blue background. He says he wasn’t taking shots at […]