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Big Juicy Apples This Year

Fadi

By Fadi Didi

Experts say Ontario’s apple crop will be slightly lower this year, but the fruit will be larger.


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Experts say Ontario’s apple crop will be slightly lower this year, but the fruit will be larger and juicier.

Harvesting is getting underway along the Lake Huron and Georgian Bay area.

Farmers believe the apple crop will be about 20 per cent less than last year, because of drought conditions last summer.

But they add, all the rain this summer will mean larger, juicier apples with great colour because cool weather creates colour.

There are approximately 15 different varieties of apples grown on 15,000 acres in Ontario.

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It appears some escaped, farmed Atlantic salmon swam as far as 250 kilometres north of Washington state's San Juan Islands.

They broke free from a ruptured pen last month, containing an estimated 305,000 fish.

The non-native species of salmon have been reported as far north as Tofino on the west side of Vancouver Island and Campbell River on the island's east side.

Between 2011 and 2017, there were only three confirmed reports of Atlantic salmon in B.C.

There had been zero reports in the three years leading up to the escape.


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