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The Western Producer

Conservation groups and non-profit organizations in Manitoba that want to improve wildlife habitat, reduce flooding or enhance soil health, can soon apply for hundreds of thousands in funding. In early-September, the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corp. asked interested parties to submit letters of interest, to request financial support for a conservation project in the province. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Washing machines should be fitted with filters to prevent microplastic fibres from clothes reaching waterways and the sea, the Women’s Institute, campaigners and UK MPs have urged. Filters can catch almost all of the plastic microfibres produced from washing clothes made from artificial fabrics, but there is no obligation in the UK for washing machines to be fitted with the devices. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Pounded by drought and cattle feed shortages, the last few months have been gruelling for many Prairie ranchers. Now, as fall approaches and people take stock, tough decisions loom as ranchers assess how much cattle they will keep through winter amid escalating costs. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

When Alberta farmers needed rain, the weather was dry as a bone. Now that harvest season has arrived and they need dry weather, the sky has brought forth showers. Crops are considerably less than what they would be on a normal year. Because of the drought that persisted through the summer, some have yielded less than 25 per cent of normal. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

It was a time of celebration and relief in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation on Wednesday morning, as the community that borders southeastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario marked the opening of a new water treatment facility and the end of nearly 24 years without clean running water. But more than 30 other First Nations are still fighting for access to clean drinking water that most Canadians take for granted. Click here to continue reading

Global News

As the last weekend of summer comes to an end and fall weather sets in, a frost advisory has been issued for much of central and northern Alberta heading into Sunday night. Environment Canada issues frost advisories when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

Residents across British Columbia are being advised to prepare an emergency kit for what BC Hydro warns could be a stormy fall and winter made worse by the effects of a severe summer drought. Record-breaking heat between June and August killed trees or weakened their root systems which, combined with predicted stormier La Nina weather conditions, create the potential for more power outages if they topple across power lines. Click here to continue reading

City of Calgary

Starting today, Calgarians will help keep the city green and clean by removing litter from more than 85 locations throughout our parks, pathways and riverbanks. Together, volunteers will clean up more than 200 kilometres of green spaces during the 54th annual Pathway and River Cleanup taking place today through Sunday, Sept. 19. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Fort McMurray is more prepared for a flood than ever before, says a top official with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. All work on permanent flood mitigation is expected to be completed by 2023, Matthew Hough, the municipality's deputy chief administrative officer, told council Tuesday. Click here to continue reading

ECA Review

Alberta ranchers can now apply for up to $200 per head through a $340-million support program. Producers can apply for an initial AgriRecovery payment through the 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative to help cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock across the province. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The Ardmore Duck Race has been held annually for three decades on the Beaver River. While the race generally has 2,000 ducks to raise funds for the local school, it's rare for one to go missing since the local fire department helps gather the ducks afterward. While it might seem weird that one particular duck could have travelled from Alberta to Russia, it would have followed a fairly normal set of currents for more than 10,000 kilometres. Click here to continue reading