Paquetville sugary still cleaning up after devastating January ice storm

A popular Acadian Peninsula sugary is still feeling the effects of a devastating ice storm in January that downed trees, power lines, and left tens of thousands of people in the area without electricity for nearly two weeks.

Sucrerie Chiasson in Paquetville suffered an estimated $25,000 loss when ice and wind snapped tree branches causing them to fall on sap lines.

Though ten barrels of sap have already been collected, sugary's Hugues Theriault tells CBC they're waiting for warmer temperatures to continue production.

But Theriault says it's still business as usual at the sugary noting several tour busses have already stopped in to take advantage of its weekend brunches.


(with files from CBC)