Heavy rain a welcome relief, but not enough to help the farmers

Brian McInnis
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For most of the summer, Islanders and tourists, but especially farmers and gardeners have been gasping for rain but to no avail.

Then on Wednesday evening the heavens seemed to open and it poured rain - not enough to really help the farmers, but any little bit is good. Some motorists seemed to enjoy the rain as they powered through the water collected on Edward and Grafton Streets.

People walking downtown or sitting at outdoor patios made a mad dash for cover - some made it and some got a real soaking.

The downpour lasted less than 30 minutes and then the late evening sun began to break through the clouds and everything retrned to normal. Environment Canada says there is a chance of showers Friday and Saturday, but real rain until at least the middle of next week.

Organizations: Environment Canada

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  • david
    August 06, 2014 - 21:37

    I wonder how much in taxes a few fish pay? Maybe the fish can hire people and generate wealth and incomes. Always few tree huggers growling about something the same people would have no problem spraying their own lawns to kill the weeds though and keep the grass green.

    • intobed
      August 06, 2014 - 22:48

      Just a hint, david: if the fish can't live in it, we can't drink it. Don't think that's important? Go a week without potatoes, how do you feel? Now, go for a week without water, or anything water based. How do you feel?

  • intobed
    August 06, 2014 - 21:09

    I wonder how many poor fish are gasping and dieing right now. Thanks a lot potato farmers.

    • Drew
      August 07, 2014 - 06:52

      These potato farmers add a great deal to the PEI economy. How much do you add to the economy?