This large gravel mine, now supplying product for a major road upgrade, has turned this section of Manitoba's Birdtail River valley into a hive of activity. It has also brought noise, emissions and congestion to the surrounding area .
A tractor located in a market garden east of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, sits in water in the Qu'Appelle Valley town northwest of Regina on April 17, 2011. Water-logged Prairie farmers and ranchers are to receive $448 million to help deal with devastating flood damage, Thursday Aug 4, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Roy Antal