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Southern Prairies warm up

Warmer temperatures sat on the southern Prairies Thursday, as highs climbed to 25 C around Regina, Weyburn and Estevan, 22 C around Portage la Prairie and Boissevain, 21 C around Medicine Hat, Swift Current and Melville, 18 C around Steinbach and Dauphin, 17 C around Edmonton, Calgary, North Battleford and Kindersley and 11 C around […] Read more

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Outlook improves for Prairies’ winter cereals

CNS Canada — Following concerns in September about seeding winter cereals in dry conditions, acres are down but crops seeded in Western Canada are doing good heading into the winter. “Very little moisture is required in the fall to get that seed to germinate and start growing, especially if it’s been seeded shallow,” said Amanda […] Read more

Dicamba label sufficient, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be further regulating the use of dicamba herbicide sprayed on growing crops, as has happened in the U.S. The government agency that regulates pesticides issued a statement to Glacier FarmMedia reiterating its support for the current Canadian labels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week increased restrictions on the use […] Read more

Forecast: Seasonably warm start, then snow?

Issued October 16, 2017: Covering the period from October 18 to October 25

Last week’s forecast played out fairly close to what the weather models predicted. While it did miss out on the Saturday morning snowfall that hit parts of south-central regions, it did catch the weekend cool-down and the warm-up that started this week. For this forecast period, it looks like mild weather will continue to dominate […] Read more

VIDEO: Wind gusts whip across Manitoba

Wind gusts in southern Manitoba reached as high as 90 km/h during the day on Oct. 18, 2017. By evening, Environment Canada had lifted most of its wind warnings, but wind gusts were still being recorded at over 50 km/h in some areas of southern Manitoba. Video clips: Alexis Stockford and Greg Berg

Alberta rancher, advocate James Hargrave, 34

A leader in southern Alberta’s cattle ranching community died in a vehicle crash while helping fight wildfires along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border on Tuesday night. Cypress County officials have identified the firefighter as James Hargrave, 34, a volunteer with the fire station at Walsh, Alta., about 50 km east of Medicine Hat. Alberta’s Agriculture Minister Oneil […] Read more

Arguably the best time of the year

Some might suggest early last November was a late Indian summer, but was it really?

Almost every year around this time the weather discussion turns to the topic of “Indian summer.” Whether this term is politically correct or not, and I know I have discussed this topic in the past, I think that revisiting this topic every couple of years is useful to help break down some of the misconceptions […] Read more

Provincial harvest nearly complete, fall field work in progress

Manitoba Crop Report and Crop Weather report for October 16 (FINAL)

Harvest in Manitoba is nearing completion. Harvest of cereal crops, field peas, and canola is essentially complete. Soybean and flax harvest is close to complete, grain corn and sunflower harvest is ongoing. Germination and stand establishment of winter cereal crops is good; seeded acres are down across the province. Fall field work including tillage, soil […] Read more

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Ottawa threatens suit for Hudson Bay rail line repairs

The federal government says the owner of the Hudson Bay Railway has 30 days to get the washed-out line repaired and running or will face a lawsuit for breach of contract. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, the MP for the Manitoba riding of Winnipeg South Centre, said in a statement Friday that U.S. rail operator […] Read more

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