NEEPAWA, Man. — An unusually hot and dry season has farmers breathing a sigh of relief as they get their crops off the field and into the bins, some in record times. But as the last trucks leave the field and farmers stop to look around, many also have concerns. The conditions that have made harvest 2017 a breeze for many have also made for tinder-dry conditions.
WINNIPEG — The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure is reporting a strong wind-effect warning for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and south Lake Manitoba areas Friday afternoon and Saturday.
“Wind speed and direction could raise levels by as much as three to five feet with the highest setup occurring as a result of the strongest winds,” the centre said in a release. “In addition, these winds can result in significant wave action on shorelines.”
An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice up to eight metres thick.
Instead of cruising north with a team of scientists, the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen has been busy freeing fishing boats and helping other ships surrounded in ice that usually doesn’t travel so far south at this time of year.
ALTONA, Man. – Thousands of people in south-central Manitoba are being asked by authorities with a water distribution system to slow the flow as hot, dry weather drives up the need for moisture.
The private, not-for-profit Pembina Valley Water Co-operative Inc., says in a statement posted on its website that demand for water is outstripping the supply for its treatment plant at Letellier, south of Winnipeg.