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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sluggish Start To Province's Maple Syrup Season

A not-so-sweet season so far for the province's maple syrup producers. 

Yvon Poitras of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association tells CHSJ News the season usually begins in mid-March, however it's been at a standstill because everything is frozen up and not moving due to the long, cold winter we've had here in the province.

The sap will flow when the weather is around five degrees during the day and minus five at night, and though they've lost some time, Poitras says they are hoping for a late season this year.

A typical maple syrup season is from four to eight weeks.