Nightside Report May 31, 2021: Historic Cady-Boyer Barn in Canton Township destroyed in fire, Michigan to ease COVID-19 restrictions on businesses beginning June 1

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Historic Cady-Boyer Barn in Canton Township burns down
Historic Cady-Boyer Barn in Canton Township burns down (WDIV)

Cady-Boyer Barn in Canton Township destroyed in fire

DETROITThe Cady-Boyer Barn in Canton Township was destroyed in a fire on Sunday (May 30) afternoon.

The barn was a museum, and just last week it opened a pavilion as a compliment. The barn was completely destroyed in the fire.

Anyone who has been to Canton’s farmer’s market is familiar with the building. Dave Curtis, of the Canton Historical Society, is heartbroken.

“This is extremely sad, especially a loss for the community -- so many events went on here and it’s a historical aspect of the township is now gone,” Curtis said.

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Metro Detroit weather: Warm Memorial Day Monday evening

Filtered sunshine continues to warm us up for the rest of the afternoon. Commemorations and dedications that are outdoors should go off without a hitch. This evening will be warm for family gatherings and cookouts. Monday night becomes cooler. Tuesday will have more sunshine with higher temperatures. Our next chance of rain occurs Wednesday and Thursday. Then, Mother Nature ramps up the heat for beach-going weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Things are lively in the city with many of the restaurants in Downtown Detroit and Corktown either closed Memorial Day or swamped and short staffed. Click here to read more.
  • As vaccination rates in the State of Michigan have started to lag neighbors across the border are asking for help. Click here to read more.
  • There is a heated battle in Royal Oak over the planned move of a war memorial. Click here to read more.
  • Auburn Hills was among several Metro Detroit communities holding a Memorial Day parade on Monday. While that’s not unusual, some may be surprised to learn there was a parade in 2020 too -- despite the pandemic -- and the parade was held almost in secret. Click here to read more.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.