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.
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The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is reaching out for recognition and support from businesses in the agriculture sector.
The Saskatchewan NDP is calling for the province and Ottawa to step in and help farmers and ranchers struggling amid hot and dry conditions continuing to hit Western Canada.
Help is on the way for Canadian farmers and ranchers being severely impacted by this year’s drought.
The comments come as wildfires are currently raging out of control, forcing residents out of their homes in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
As air quality continues to remain poor because of the fires, members of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) are expressing their concerns over possible health risks.
Wildfire smoke is a constantly-changing mixture of particles and gases which includes many chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
Speaking to Global News, Shoal Lake Cree Nation Chief Marcel Head said favourable wind conditions mean community members could begin returning home Tuesday.
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.
The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency said it has not seen a summer with this many wildfires in years.
Saskatoon residents experience a blanket of smoke over the city as a result of northern winds from wildfires. Health officials share best practices to stay safe.
After a Thursday morning update, SPSA says the fire concern in Saskatchewan remains extreme due to high heat warnings across the province.
Farmers are calling for emergency relief as drought ravages crops across the Prairie provinces.
‘Running your air conditioner even one degree warmer will help to reduce strain on the grid, and it will save on your power bills.’
The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has contacted local, provincial, and national partners to ask for extra fire resources as a precaution in case fires get worse.