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Missing Quebec maple syrup found in New Brunswick
Toronto Sun ^ | October 3, 2012

Posted on 10/03/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

A massive amount of maple syrup stolen from a Quebec warehouse last month has turned up in New Brunswick.

Police say arrests are imminent after they found the syrup inside barrels at S.K. Export in Kedgwick, in northern New Brunswick near Quebec's Gaspe region.

The RCMP and provincial police took part in the raids this week.

The amount that was seized represents only a fraction of the 10,000-barrel, $20-million amount stolen in August.

The warehouse that was targeted in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, about 160 km northeast of Montreal, contained 16,000 45-gallon barrels of syrup.

Police believe the robbers pumped the maple syrup into tanker trucks and drove away from the heavily-secured location. The warehouse owner hasn't said how the thieves managed to evade his security measures.

Quebec produces up to 80% of the world's maple syrup every year, and the province's syrup producers federation has managed the world's strategic reserves for the past 12 years.

The province's harvest is spread out in different locations around the province as a precaution against theft.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chat

1 posted on 10/03/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
The perp was a real sap.

Canada Ping!


2 posted on 10/03/2012 11:56:51 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Sweet, eh?


3 posted on 10/03/2012 11:59:06 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: dblshot

RCMP always get their syrup in the end.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 12:00:46 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: Squawk 8888

Could have been a real sticky situation. (Booo!)


5 posted on 10/03/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Canadians are wacky.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 12:03:49 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Squawk 8888
Perps could be;

1) Log Cabin Republicans.

2) Scott. He's a d**k.

7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Squawk 8888
So the thieves supposedly pumped the syrup from barrels into tanker trucks and then back into barrels. How do the police know that the syrup in the new barrels is the same syrup that came from the old ones???

Does maple syrup have a DNA???

8 posted on 10/03/2012 12:09:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Squawk 8888

I would have said officers of the Spurbury Vermont State Troopers station but they would have drank it all by now.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 12:11:12 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Was Inspector Clouseau on the case?


10 posted on 10/03/2012 12:12:35 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Perps could be;1) Log Cabin Republicans.2) Scott. He's a d**k.

Hey,don't rule out Celine Dion.I mean,if she's willing to bunk up with Ugly Bob who knows what she's capable of.She won't bunk up with me,though;before her plastic surgery,of course,when she was attractive.

11 posted on 10/03/2012 12:13:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Squawk 8888

Now Santa won’t have to cancel Christmas!


12 posted on 10/03/2012 12:14:54 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Squawk 8888

‘Strategic maple syrup reserves’...that’s something you don’t hear much about.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 12:16:05 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
1) Log Cabin Republicans.

Heh heh heh.
14 posted on 10/03/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Pumped it into tanker trucks and drove it away?

All the while, they cut their nails and did crossword puzzles just waiting for the last drop...

My scam meter is off the charts!


15 posted on 10/03/2012 12:24:10 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Do we have a gate now? Are aliens buying maple syrup as a intoxicant? Someone call John Ringo!

I loved that series of books, crossing my fingers for more installment(s) soon.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 12:25:12 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Squawk 8888

It was Mrs. Butterworth! I never did trust her............

OR

The Aunt Jemima Gang.............(izzat waysis?)...


17 posted on 10/03/2012 12:26:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger; All

Inspector Gadget was quoted as saying “We noticed a gigantic trial of ants going into the Warehouse.”


18 posted on 10/03/2012 12:31:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Uncle Chip

” pumped the syrup from barrels into tanker trucks and then back into barrels...”

Definitely sounds like there was some waffling going on..


19 posted on 10/03/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: arrogantsob

You sure it wasn’t the truck loads of Eggos that were parked outside?..............


20 posted on 10/03/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Squawk 8888

sounds like a sticky situation to me


21 posted on 10/03/2012 12:41:12 PM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Came hoping for a Super Troopers reference- leaving satisfied.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 1:08:49 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Squawk 8888
The amount that was seized represents only a fraction of the 10,000-barrel, $20-million amount stolen in August.

The warehouse that was targeted in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, about 160 km northeast of Montreal, contained 16,000 45-gallon barrels of syrup.

How is 16,000 a fraction of 10,000. What I see is that this maple syrup federation engages in stockpiling in order to drive the prices up. Over time these massive stockpiles have to be gotten rid of in order maintain the illusion of scarcity. Scam.

23 posted on 10/03/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Do Bob and Doug Mackenzie have an alibi?


24 posted on 10/03/2012 1:18:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: novascotianative
Yep....


25 posted on 10/03/2012 1:18:41 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Finally, I can rest easy now.

:-P


26 posted on 10/03/2012 1:24:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: stuartcr

I guess it exists to guard against existential threats posed by OoMSEC (Organization of Maple Syrup Exporting Countries).


27 posted on 10/03/2012 1:28:26 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Squawk 8888

Sounds like another caper by the Butterworth cartel.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 1:39:42 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Squawk 8888

29 posted on 10/03/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Squawk 8888

This is causing quite a flap, Jack.
If the thieves are from Quebec , they are French toast now.
If it had been stolen in wintertime, the trucks would have moved very slowly, easier to catch.
Suzette, it sounds like a bunch of crepe to me.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 1:48:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Salamander

Sleep well - the Syrup Police are on guard.


31 posted on 10/03/2012 2:04:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JRios1968

What JRios1968 said.

;D


32 posted on 10/03/2012 2:07:46 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a mad man's face, his reason tends to fly away.)
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To: Squawk 8888

The article mentions a strategic reserve... of maple syrup. Is this for real?


33 posted on 10/03/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows; ExTexasRedhead
"...Quebec produces up to 80% of the world's maple syrup every year..."

Hmmm - I didn't know that! I thought Ontario was the largest producer.

The Mackenzies are responsible ........................................... FRegards

34 posted on 10/03/2012 2:29:07 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The article mentions a strategic reserve... of maple syrup. Is this for real?

Yes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Quebec_Maple_Syrup_Producers#International_Strategic_Reserve,/a>

35 posted on 10/03/2012 2:50:58 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Squawk 8888

Saw another thread here the other day about a world pork shortage. Have you ever tried doing a ham on the BBQ and using maple syrup as a glaze? Awesome (and I don’t use that word too loosely). I don’t know, I saw “maple syrup” and “pork” within a couple of days of each other and my conspiracy alarm went off.


36 posted on 10/03/2012 5:08:48 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: aposiopetic

I knew Secs would be involved somehow.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 4:15:18 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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