Manitoba must lead on drainage issues

Flooding was a problem last year not only in Manitoba but also in Saskatchewan. Both provinces faced enormous costs associated with lost crops, washed out roads and culverts and destroyed homes. In fact, flooding in Manitoba will cost taxpayers $1 billion in damages and flood-fighting efforts. This wasn’t the first year Manitoba was forced to […] Read more

Flooded Manitoba farmers blame western neighbour

KAP convention | Saskatchewan farm group leader accepts partial responsibility and says stricter laws are needed on illegal drainage

Some Manitoba farmers at the Keystone Agricultural Producers convention picked a familiar and easy target to blame for the Assiniboine River’s flood last year: Saskatchewan producers. “This is about the longest flood I’ve ever seen, this spring and summer,” George Harrison of Oak Lake told Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan president Norm Hall. “My understanding […] Read more