Minor crop damage reported in latest storms across Western Canada 

Storms produced pea to golf ball-size hail across Western Canada resulting in reports of minor damage in most areas, according to the Canadian Crop Hail Association.

CCHA member companies are investigating more than 1,400 claims of crop damage from storms that occurred July 24-30.

Companies contributing to this report are Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Palliser Insurance, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation and Co-operative Hail Insurance Company.

“The 2023 hail season continues to produce storms that have light damage but have spots that have severe losses within most storm events,” said Syd Figora of Palliser Insurance.

Here’s a look at storm damage across the region.


Crops damaged: Wheat, pats, barley, canola, corn, lentils, soybeans, alfalfa, dry beans, canary seed, carrots, celery, chickpeas, corn, fababeans, flax, hemp, mint, mixed grain, mustard, oats, peas, potatoes, rye, sugar beets, timothy, triticale

Communities impacted include: Cardston, Trochu, Three Hills, Medicine Hat, Milk River, Cardston, Bow Island, Burdett, Coaldale, Vauxhall, Langdon, Strathmore, Crossfield, Didsbury, Rowley, Craigmyle, Hanna, Cereal, Sibbald, Wimborne, Red Deer, Crestomere, Auburndale, Camrose, Warburg, Genesee, Tomahawk, Evansburg, Rich Valley, Alcomdale, Pickardville, Legal, Vimy, Westlock, Clyde, Spirit River


Crops damaged: Wheat, pats, barley, canola, corn, lentils, soybeans

Communities impacted include: Plenty, Lafleche, Gravelbourg, Codette, Carrot River, Aylsham, Star City, Kindersley, Major, Plenty, Marengo, Kerrobert, Codette, Christopher Lake, Tisdale, Ruthilda, Weyburn, Mankota, Fox Valley, Nipawin, Melfort, Ridgedale, McCord, Hepburn


Crops damaged: Soybeans, Sunflowers, Cereals Canola, Peas, Edible Beans

Communities impacted include: Oakville, Elm Creek, Fannystelle, Sanford, Carman, Ste Jean Baptiste, Otterburn, Steinbach, St Malo, Crooks Creek, Beausejour, Clandeboye, Morris, Dufrost, Niverville, La Salla