PostArctica: Cabane a sucre in Verdun

Becoming a tradition as this is the 5th installment. And after this long cold neverending winter it is great to get out and see tons of people on the street. Cabane a sucre is often translated as “sugar shack” and it is a part of Quebec culture – harvesting maple syrup and basically turning it ...

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PostArctica: Maple Syrup in Verdun

Met John on Wellington in the late afternoon today at the annual maple syrup party and there is no way you normally see that much snow, ice and slush on the streets this time of year, but heck, it kind of really lays on that “cabane a sucre” atmosphere, right? From what I gathered talking ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Coming Pancake Apocalypse – Damn You, Mild Winter!

    It is with heavy heart that I must share this most disturbing news.  Due to the extraordinary mild winter in Canada this year, the supply of one  of the very touchstones of our Canadian culture is in jeopardy.  Yes friends, the harvest of Maple Syrup is down a whopping 20 to 50%, depending on ...