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The window of opportunity to address increasing drought and expanding drylands is vanishing

May 10, 2022 The Canadian Press

By Margot Hurlbert, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability, University of Regina – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information

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Heat dome, flooding, drought: A list of Canada’s Top 10 weather events in 2021

December 29, 2021 The Canadian Press

Dave Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, has been compiling a Top 10 list of Canada’s weather events for more than two decades. Here are his picks for 2021:   Heat dome in Western Canada: At the end of June,

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Drought, wildfires, COVID-19 drive up Saskatchewan deficit to record $2.7B

December 2, 2021 Mickey Djuric - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s latest financial report says drought, wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic have heavily contributed to what is projected to be a record deficit. The mid-year report released Monday shows a deficit of $2.7 billion, an increase of $97

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Damage being tallied from summer drought across Prairies

November 12, 2021 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The consequences of last summer’s searing drought are being felt on farms and ranches across the Prairies, where some livestock producers are heading into a long, cold winter with dangerously low supplies of feed and water. On his

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Drought weakened trees, fall storms could mean more power outages: BC Hydro

September 17, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Residents across British Columbia are being advised to prepare a well-stocked emergency kit for what BC Hydro warns could be a stormy fall and winter made worse by the effects of a severe summer drought. The latest report

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Grocery store sticker shock hitting consumers as drought takes toll on crops

September 2, 2021 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Canadians have started to pay more for groceries as severe drought drives up prices for agricultural commodities, and experts say more price hikes are likely this fall. At The Bon Ton Meat Market in Calgary, owner Greg Keller

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Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies

August 18, 2021 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Farmers in the Maritimes are pitching in to help their drought-stricken Prairie counterparts facing a “devastating” situation. On his farm in the Annapolis valley north of Halifax on Tuesday, Tim Marsh was busy baling hay that will ship

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Severe drought expected to cost Alberta $1 billion in insurance payouts

July 23, 2021 by Jason Contant

Crop insurance payouts in Alberta will likely reach about $1 billion later this year due to hot, dry weather that is contributing to severe drought conditions, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry said Thursday. “This year’s crop insurance claims will

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Drought ravages crops and pastures across the Prairies

July 19, 2021 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Farmers are calling for emergency disaster relief as drought ravages crops and pastures across the Prairie provinces and beyond. Scorching temperatures and little to no rainfall have left crops in poor condition across wide swaths of Alberta, Saskatchewan