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More Weird Weather on the Prairies. It May Have Left Significant Crop Damage in its Wake. (Story & Video)

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by Larry Powell Wintery conditions returned to take another swipe at southern Manitoba on the Victoria Day long weekend. The Colorado low dumped 90 millimetres of precipitation on the Town of Melita in the southwest (more than 3 1/2 inches), mostly in the form of rain. But there was also snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and wind. Lots of wind. The City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Beach and Gimli were all hit with wind gale-force winds of more than 90 kilometres an hour. They brought down trees, tree branches and power lines, knocking out power to thousands in various communities across the south. Manitoba Hydro repair crews were taxed to the limit. The rain left farmland along the Trans Canada Highway, west of Winnipeg, sodden and submerged.  I shot this video from our car as we returned home to Neepawa from Winnipeg on Victoria Day, May 18th, along the north side of the Trans Canada Highway, west of the Portage junction. PinP photos. High winds are believed to have caused th

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Pegs Canada's Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion

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The Tyee Pump jacks in southeastern SK. PinP photo. In such giveaways we're a world leader, a fact rarely noted when federal budgets are debated. Story here.   Story here. Related: " Governments Giving Fossil Fuel Companies $10 Million a Minute: IMF"

Washington State Declares Drought Emergency

HuffPost Drought isn't just a California problem , folks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday, with snowpack and stream flows dramatically below normal. Story here.