Sweet consolation for area’s sugar shacks

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Photo: Photo credit Jared C. Benedict, Creative Commons License

The late arrival of spring meant a shortened, not cancelled, season for local sugar shacks.

On March 28, two dozen members of the Université Laval Second Cycle Communication Students' Association piled into cars and vans for their annual trip to the Sucrerie Blouin sugar shack on Île d'Orléans. The blizzard-like conditions, however, made this year's spring jaunt more reminiscent of a trip to Santa's house or perhaps Bonhomme's Ice Palace.