Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maple Syrup Lost after Remote Operation Burns to Ground in Cape Breton

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maple Syrup Lost after Remote Operation Burns to Ground in Cape Breton

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N.S. maple syrup operation burns to ground

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BOISDALE, N.S. - A maple syrup operation in Cape Breton has burned to the ground, destroying much of the family-run business's product for the year.

Highland Gold Maple Products, which has produced maple syrup from about 8,000 trees in the Boisdale Hills for more than 15 years, said on its Facebook page that the operation was levelled by the fire Wednesday.

"We are very sad to inform our customers that our operation was destroyed by fire this week," the owners said. "No one was hurt. We wish to thank you all for your support and patronage over the years. We have some very limited product left and will contact customers over the coming days."

Joe MacDonald of the Boisdale volunteer department said Friday that they were called to the operation at about 5 p. …

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