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Very interesting to see the Desertification prediction by "scientists" in 2010. Here we are in 2014 with the South Saskatchewan river running to the top of the river bank through Saskatoon, and all farmland in the area saturated from the rain. So much for 'scientific' predictions!

Submitted by Phil on Sunday, June 29, 2014

Has this guy seen the river in June 2013. What is he saying the river is drying up??

Submitted by bob on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Outlook area was devastated by the Dust Bowl conditions in the 1930's and has experienced reoccuring droughts since then. Improved farming practices have helped with erosion, but most importantly the thousands of miles of shelterbelts planted in farm fields. Our farm families have busted their asses to work together and establish shelterbelts in the Outlook area & across the southern prairies. The shelterbelts absorb huge amounts of carbon, fix nitrogen in the soil if they are carragana, trap snow for moisture, reduce wind and soil erosion, provide habitat for nature and flowers for bees plus allow more delicate crops to be grown than open country would allow. The added bonus is greenery and scenery. This creates a microclimate that all can enjoy. Unfortunatley those who have no roots in this endevour to improve the nature of the Outlook district have failed to see the benefits of shelterbelts, and after accumulating and purchasing 122 quarters of farmland in the Conquest/ Outlook area, have removed some 100 miles of shelterbelts. The reasons being that they are an obstacle to large machinery and occupy acreage. Very sad to see such an attitude in todays world that needs more shelterbelts and habitat not less.

Submitted by K. Kruesel on Saturday, November 6, 2010

If warmth is so unhealthy, why do so many "snowbirds" flee the Canadian cold? Is the Florida climate bad for my health? I need to know fast, I am leaving in two weeks.

Submitted by Emmanuel Maicas on Friday, October 29, 2010

This is a really interesting article, but somewhat misleading. The author seems to think that the work going on at Marmot Ck is the only study of water in the headwaters of the Saskatchewan Basin. This is not true - I live in the Crowsnest Pass and we've had a research group working here since the 2003 fire year looking at water coming from the mountains to the prairies, and how it's affected by fire and forestry. It would be nice to see them - and our community - get some recognition too.

Submitted by Bob on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

And our RM of Rudy wants to allow a feedlot of 36000 head just 3.5 miles east of the South Saskatchewan River - they only see the dollar signs and are not concerned for the future generations.
The Saskatchewan Party government is pushing to have this feedlot brought in as well and our hands feel tied as it's up to 420 people to decide the fate of this river...

Submitted by Barb Murphy on Monday, October 25, 2010

A typical industrial response to an industrially caused problem: let's make a profit. I venture many of the speculations being made about opportunities are not going to materialize. With every day we turn our collective attention away from trying to return to the atmospheric balance we used to have, the risk grows more dire that we won't even pull out of the havoc we are creating. The revenge of Gaia may actually pale in comparison to the future the world experiences.

Submitted by T.D. Dougherty on Friday, October 15, 2010

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