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Wild Weather on the Prairies

Regular price $29.95
  • ISBN: 9781771643160
  • Tags: Calgary Herald, Monica Zurowski, Nature & Environment, Photography,
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.75
  • Published On: 09/23/2017
  • 160 Pages

A photographic record of the weather—dangerous, devastating, and often beautiful—that shapes the Prairies and the people who live there.

Nothing brings Prairie people together like the weather. It’s a common tie and a topic discussed almost daily at water coolers in the region. When weather events rage across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, there are times when nothing and no one is safe. But something positive rises from the resulting debris, mud, and ashes. Resolve and grit take over and Prairie folk rebuild their communities and lend a helping hand to both neighbors and strangers.

With text written by longtime Calgary Herald editor Monica Zurowski and two hundred striking color photographs pulled from the archives of the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, and Winnipeg Sun, this book celebrates the indomitable spirit of Prairie people as they face tornadoes, floods, fires, blizzards, hailstorms, dust storms, and heat waves.

Monica Zurowski, deputy editor of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun, has worked as a journalist on the prairies for 30 years.

The Calgary Herald began publishing in 1883, when Calgary's population was just four hundred people. The Calgary Herald is proud to have chronicled the history of one of Canada's most vibrant and enterprising cities and is now one of Canada's most recognized major media brands, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. In addition to the dozens of national and international journalism awards it has received, the Herald was given the 2013 Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


"Wild Weather is full of beautiful, striking, and dramatic images, mirroring much of what life is like on the Prairies."
Hayley Wickenheiser, Five-time Olympic medalist

"These great images and profound words remind us that prairie people have been drawn here for thousands of years by the beauty and bounty of our land and water. Sometimes, though, this place can be harsh, unforgiving, or even frightening. It's part of what defines us. But we know no matter what the weather, we'll make it through—together."
Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary