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Telus buys Farm At Hand

Vancouver farm management software development firm Farm At Hand has become an arm of one of the Big Five in Canada’s communication services sector. Farm At Hand, which makes the cloud-based Crop Planner software suite for farmers and the Farm At Hand Agronomy suite for agronomists, announced Tuesday it has been wholly acquired by Telus […] Read more

This map shows the total amount of precipitation across the Prairies during the first two months of this summer as a departure from average. Areas that are dark yellow to brown have seen below-average amounts; light-yellow, blue and green areas are near average; and dark-green, blue and purple areas have seen above-average amounts. You can see a large portion of the Prairies has been relatively wet, with southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan being the wettest, receiving between 100 millimetres to more than 120 millimetres more precipitation 
than average.

There’s a lot of truth in many sayings about the weather

Ones that predict what’s going to happen in the next little while 
make a lot of sense, but long-term predictions are pretty iffy

There are a number of different weather sayings, and weather folklore, that have their base in sound weather principles. For example, one of the most well-known sayings is, “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.” This saying works pretty well and makes sense if you live in the […] Read more


This map shows the total precipitation across the Prairies over the last three months. Most areas have seen near to slightly above average rainfall so far this growing season, with only southern and central Alberta seeing below-average amounts.

Our heads are in the clouds

Having trouble sorting out cumulonimbus, stratocumulus, 
and nimbostratus? Here’s your cloud-spotting guide

I’m currently off exploring the mountains of southeastern B.C. and southwestern Alberta and due to my travels, will have go with a more generic weather article this issue. I decided to take a look at something that ties into pretty much all of our weather — clouds. If we were to define a cloud, we […] Read more