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October 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Goal Reached

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 5:49 AM

Prince George, B.C. When it comes to apples, Northern Lights Estate Winery  has reached  its goal .

Bins of apples donated to Winery,- image courtesy Northern Lights Estate Winery

The winery had  set a goal of collecting 20 thousand pounds of apples  that  private property owners  didn’t want,  and  which would reduce  bear attractants in the City.

That goal  was reached in just  three weeks  says  Northern Lights Winery’s Doug Bell “In the previous two years we had collected 15 thousand pounds cumulative. I think it’s a real testament to Prince George and the fact they are looking for ways to dispose of these apples safely as well as  reducing the bear situation in Prince George.”

There  are still plenty of apples on trees throughout the City of Prince George,  but the Winery  is  maxed out.  People should check the  Prince George Fruit Exchange  facebook page if they are still looking for places to  get,  or  dispose of,  fruit.

A recent post on that page indicates the Wildlife Shelter in Smithers is  also maxed out  when it comes to accepting  further  donations  of fruit.

Northern Lights will be making a cash donation to Northern Bear Awareness for the apples  that have been   donated.   Northern Bear  is splitting that amount  with the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers.




Thanks Doug

Still lots of Apples around town. Looks like we need to find a market for them.

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