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Ice conditions difficult to predict

The tale of two fishermen whose truck broke through Lake Winnipeg ice is a reminder to take proper precautions before venturing out onto lakes this winter, a University of Manitoba researcher says. The two men, aged 51 and 54, survived their ordeal Jan. 11 but Gordon Giesbrecht, a researcher who specializes in cold weather survival,

The tale of two fishermen whose truck broke through Lake Winnipeg ice is a reminder to take proper precautions before venturing out onto lakes this winter, a University of Manitoba researcher says. The two men, aged 51 and 54, survived their ordeal Jan. 11 but Gordon Giesbrecht, a researcher who specializes in cold weather survival,


On the lookout for blackleg and clubroot

Most Manitoba canola producers weren’t tallying up the list of production problems they faced last year, but Canola Council of Canada regional agronomist Kristen Phillips did. There were 23 to be exact, everything from excess moisture, late seeding, drought, frost, stressed plants, disease and insects. The cool, wet spring and a hot, dry summer led

Dryness could continue into the summer

The dry conditions that prevailed through the latter half of 2011 may continue on through 2012, says Manitoba Agriculture weather specialist Mike Wroblewski. Speaking at the 27th annual St. Jean Farm Days here last week, Wroblewski said the stage was set for 2011 in 2010, which showed higher-than-normal precipitation. “But once the fall came, wham.