‘Harvest from hell’: 2.7 million acres of canola left buried under snow in Western Canada

Heavy snow and rain during harvest on the Canadian Prairies have left several million acres of canola buried until spring, the latest blow in a miserable year that may compound farmer problems into 2020. Canola is renowned as Canada’s most…

Edmonton’s early August hailstorm resulted in $89M in insured damages: IBC

The cost associated with a vicious hailstorm that slammed into Alberta’s Capital Region earlier this month became much clearer on Tuesday. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said the hail that hammered the Edmonton area on Aug. 2 has resulted…

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for parts of southern and central Alberta

A number of areas in southern and central Alberta were issued a severe thunderstorm warning on Wednesday afternoon. “Meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to toonie-sized hail and heavy rain,” Environment Canada…

Lac Ste. Anne County declares state of agricultural disaster

The “volume and frequency of precipitation in 2019” prompted Lac Ste. Anne County council to declare a state of agricultural disaster on Wednesday, according to a post on the county’s Facebook page. The post said the significant rainfall in the…