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West helps East with cod fishery woes

Blowing dust, swarms of grasshoppers, and not enough hay to feed the starving livestock. For Prairie farmers, drought can be disastrous. But it's not just the farmers who suffer — a severe drought in Western Canada can hurt the entire Canadian economy. From the devastating dustbowl years of the Great Depression to some of the more recent Prairie dry spells, CBC Archives explores the history of drought in Western Canada.

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Remembering the help they got during the 1930s drought, the West is now helping out with Eastern cod fishery woes.
Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: March 17, 1994
Host: Bernie McNamee
Reporter: Maureen Brosnahan
Duration: 2:59

Last updated: May 31, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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