It is called "Golden Spice" from Boughen Nursery in Nipawin. Several years ago we tried two other pears, "Peter" and "Paul" from the same nursery, but they never managed to bloom at the same time so there was no fruit. We lost one of them, but hopefully the remaining one and the new one will bloom at the same time. We have trouble with fire blight here which adds to the problem.
Oh dear, sorry to hear that. Thus far the Apples are doing good, 5 years in the ground so far, i don't spray them, should but it keeps getting away from me.
Fire blight hit one of the orchards in Orange back when we had the veggie blight, a lot of the trees were cut and burned in an effort to save the others, did nothing but rain from April to September so there was a lot of root rot and trees falling over because the ground was just mud.
Have not made up my mind on what kind of pear to plant, a lot of what can grow in the valley does not take too well up here in the mountains so being very selective.
BBuckler, thanks for the photos, everything looks wonderful.