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Farm operators’ main concern over the current drought was that it was hitting “at the worst time of crop development,” according to a new report from Statistics Canada.
Evacuation guides are being dropped off on doorsteps across town, urging residents to familiarize themselves with evacuation plans.
Combines are firing up across the Prairies as abnormally hot weather and little moisture is causing crops to mature more quickly than normal.
It’s setting up to be yet another hot few days in Alberta, with heat warnings issued for Edmonton and much of central and southeastern Alberta.
A combination of intense heat and drought conditions is causing wildfires in Western Canada to generate their own weather systems, experts say.
Help is on the way for Canadian farmers and ranchers being severely impacted by this year’s drought.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Tuesday that 350 troops from Edmonton would be sent to help the BC Wildfire Service, which has been stretched to its limits.
Hot, dry days have been a regular occurrence in southern Alberta this summer, increasing the risk of fires.
The comments come as wildfires are currently raging out of control, forcing residents out of their homes in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Parks Canada officials issued a fire ban for Banff National Park on Tuesday, saying the decision was made “due to elevated fire danger.”
A lengthy rainfall and strong winds could dissipate the wildfires and smoky air gripping parts of Western Canada but that’s not in the forecast this week, says one climatologist.
Not only can the smoky air affect people’s physical health, it can affect their mental health as well, especially when it sticks around for prolonged periods of time.
Wildfire smoke continues to hang over our province, bringing air quality down and causing health issues for Albertans — and it will be a few more days before it clears out.
Alberta announced Friday a joint AgriRecovery program between the province and the feds will be initiated to support prairie producers affected by the drought.