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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