Virden and Melita RCMP said 1,500 sows have died after a barn fire near Kola, Man.
Police said emergency responders were called the the scene Tuesday at about 10 p.m. When police arrived, the barn was fully engulfed and the RM of Wallace Fire Department was trying to keep the blaze from spreading.
TORONTO – Just like any other crop, maple syrup is at the mercy of Mother Nature, and the frigid winter hasn’t been kind to Canadian sugar bush owners.
Many producers, like Ray Bonenberg of Mapleside Sugar Bush south of Pembroke, Ont., are keeping a close eye on the thermometer and anxiously waiting for a stretch of warmer days to get the sap flowing.