June 15, 2008
Canadale Nurseries in St. Thomas had a close call on Sunday, May 18th, when a tornado touched down at around 11:30 a.m. Fortunately, damage to the facility was only minor.

The tornado ripped out several polyhouses and tore the poly off many others. Thousands of plants were also damaged.

“We consider ourselves lucky that the tornado took the path it did and didn’t hit any permanent buildings, heated greenhouses or the garden centre,” said owner Tom Intven. No one was injured.

Caption: Tornado damaged polyhouses.