Farmer association launches weather network
Saskatchewan farmers have begun taking weather watching into their own hands, with the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan launched this week.
Aj Thakker with APAS says it's becoming harder and harder to count on the city-centric weather updates provided by Environment Canada.
"Rural Saskatchewan has a bigger and bigger need for this information, especially when you look at the flooding in southeastern Saskatchewan last year," said Thakker.
Their remedy is setting up a network with weather stations in all 70 rural municipalities.
"It used to be that installing a weather station was this massively complicated process that took a lot of money and took all this effort, and it doesn't anymore," Thakker explained.
The network is run by the private company EarthNetworks, which already has more than 300 stations up and running across the province.
The system launched with seven RMs this week, and they aim to get them all covered by early next year.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.