HAS AMERICA'S MR PEANUT TAKEN A BITE OF CANADA'S BIG APPLE?
. HAS THERE BEEN A COUP IN COLBORNE? A PUTSCH IN THE APPLE P ATCH ? HAS AMERICA'S MR PEANUT TAKEN A BITE OF CANADA'S BIG APPLE? (popular Facebook posting by Stephen Weir - June 2013) Peanut Allegeries? No w orries . Mr. Peanut is dead and under glass - cell photo by M. Nenadovich On our way to Prescott, Ontario on the mighty 401 highway, we stopped off at the Big Apple , near Colborne. The Big Apple is the world's tallest observation tower (overlooking a freeway) that is shaped like a bright red MacIntosh apple. The attraction also makes and sells apple pies, has a petting zoo and a miniature golf game. At one time the concrete apple housed the Peter Puck Collection! (a cheesey hockey museum). The 35ft tall structure is a monument to the local apple industry and was built by Colborne booster George Boycott. But has there been a coup in Eastern Ontario's backyard orchard? My Northern Spie eye went into full alert mode when we peeled off the highway