Monica Zurowski: Wild Weather On The Prairies


A longtime editor at the Calgary Herald, Zurowski has collected 200 photos from various archives to celebrate the tenacity of Prairie denizens and the extreme weather they face.
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A photographic record of theweather—dangerous, devastating, and often beautiful—that shapes thePrairies and the people who live there.

Nothingbrings Prairie people together like the weather. It’s a common tie and atopic discussed almost daily at water coolers in the region. Whenweather events rage across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, thereare times when nothing and no one is safe. But something positive risesfrom the resulting debris, mud, and ashes. Resolve and grit take overand Prairie folk rebuild their communities and lend a helping hand toboth 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 theyface tornadoes, floods, fires, blizzards, hailstorms, dust storms, andheat 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 Heraldis proud to have chronicled the history of one of Canada's most vibrantand enterprising cities and is now one of Canada's most recognizedmajor media brands, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. In addition tothe dozens of national and international journalism awards it hasreceived, the Herald was given the 2013 Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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