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June storm that slammed Red Deer caused over $30M in insured damage

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June storm that slammed Red Deer caused over $30M in insured damage

A severe storm that swept through central Alberta during the third week of June resulted in more than $30 million in insured damage, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported Monday.READ MORE: Red Deer under local state of emergency after severe thunderstorm, power outagesOn June 20, a low-pressure system caused severe thunderstorms in parts of central…

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Prairie farmers face old crops, wet spring after ‘rough fall and a rough winter’

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Prairie farmers face old crops, wet spring after ‘rough fall and a rough winter’

When Humphrey Banack looks out the window on his farm, he can’t see some of the fields he depends on to put food on the table and pay his bills.Water from rain and melting snow is soaking grain and oilseed crops that the farmer near Round Hill, Alta., couldn’t harvest last fall due to bad…

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Calgary to plant 7,500 trees, prune 84K on final year of ‘Snowtember’ plan

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Calgary to plant 7,500 trees, prune 84K on final year of ‘Snowtember’ plan

The City of Calgary has set some ambitious targets as it plows ahead with its three-year recovery program following the 2014 “Snowtember” storm.Council expects to spend nearly $12 million on planting 7,500 trees and pruning an additional 84,000 on the final year of its three-year plan.READ MORE: City of Calgary updates 3-year, $35M ‘Snowtember’ damage plan…

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Warm weather helps farmers push through harvest after snow, rain delay

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Warm weather helps farmers push through harvest after snow, rain delay

REGINA – Unseasonably warm weather has helped some Prairie farmers finish a harvest that was delayed because of snow.Murray Taks farms near Crossfield, Alta., northeast of Calgary, and joyfully says that he’s done harvesting and is helping neighbours finish up.READ MORE: ‘The harvest that’ll never end’: Warm start to November provides brief relief to Alberta farmers Farmers…

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