Tim and everyone, the story of the Heist at the Canadian Global Strategic Reserve is receiving more coverage...http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09/heist-at-the-global-str...>Meanwhile, somewhere in Canada, a gang of thieves is high-fiving,>probably coming down from the sugar high of the century and trying to>figure out the next phase of their get-rich-quick scheme: how to fence>nearly a million gallons of “hot” maple syrup. This is likely to be the>most challenging Canadian proceeds of crime disposal case since Ricky,>Julian and Bubbles had to get rid of a massive plastic ball full of>loonies and toonies in Trailer Park Boys – The Movie.*---alan<Who buys his 100% pure, Grade A Dark Amber "Brien" maple syrup at his local Costco>
This is a sticky situation for all concerned.
Tim,According to the WSJ:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087239639044349330457803...>Maple Syrup Plot Thickens in Canada>By DAVID GEORGE-COSH>TORONTO—The plot thickened Wednesday in the heist of a big dollop of>Quebec's strategic maple-syrup reserve.>The Canadian province's maple syrup-producers' trade group said Quebec>police appear to have found some of the syrup it reported missing just>over a month ago. The syrup group said police informed it that>authorities seized more than $1.4 million worth of the sticky stuff in>neighboring New Brunswick.>The seizure follows the discovery in late August that as much as $20>million of maple syrup had gone missing at a warehouse used by the>Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. The warehouse, in rural St>Louis-de-Blandford, is part of a strategic reserve of syrup, built up>over several years to insulate producers from fluctuating global supply>and demand.>Anne-Marie Granger Godbout, executive director of the federation, said>Quebec police have begun to deliver about 500,000 pounds of maple syrup>found at a warehouse in New Brunswick. She said 16 cargo trucks left the>New Brunswick facility, under police escort. The maple syrup will be>tested to confirm it is part of the missing stock.>Ms. Granger Godbout said that there was still about five million to six>million pounds of maple syrup unaccounted for. She said the federation>thinks it is unlikely that all of the missing syrup will be recovered,>but hopes that Wednesday's seizure may help identify what she described>as a "network" that pulled off the heist.>"It's not just a gang of teenagers [who] have a beer and want to rob a>warehouse," she said.Check my math. If it takes 16 trucks to move 500,000 pounds of maple syrup and there is still 5-6,000,000 pounds still unaccounted for, then it appears that if the thieves were using comparable-sized trucks ... they must have made 160-190+ 'visits' to the F.Q. Maple Syrup Producers' warehouse !Are you seeing anything in your media about this audacious crime ?---alan
Are you seeing anything in your media about this audacious crime ?---alan I've been out of touch for the past six days. A road trip to Toronto for my nephews wedding and to take care of my three grandsons while mommy gets some work done for the bank and daddy gets to play tennis and football with his friends. We then carried on down to Washington DC arriving last night to visit my two granddaughters and their parents. I'm now in recovery mode with plans of some Smithsonian visits for the next week or so. Canadian news will have to wait awhile. Tim
Whaddya know, I am in DC as well! Crappy weather today... Looks like you brought the Canadian climate with you.
Whaddya know, I am in DC as well! Crappy weather today... Looks like you brought the Canadian climate with you. Innocent, it was beautiful in both Halifax and Toronto when I left and went downhill quickly as soon as I crossed the border yesterday. I'd invite you over for Canuck Thanksgiving today but diplomat lady and hubby have the two pricesses at a birthday party and I'm the one cooking the turkey, potatoes and carrots. How long are you in town for? Tim
I leave for Alabama early Tuesday morning. I don't know what our plans are tomorrow but if you'll be oot and aboot, let me know and maybe we will cross paths! I am on vacation.
I leave for Alabama early Tuesday morning.We leave for Alabama probably a day or two after we receive our license-plate tabs, which I'm hoping will be Monday.However we don't expect to get there until mid-to-late November.
I don't know what our plans are tomorrow but if you'll be oot and aboot, let me know and maybe we will cross paths! I am on vacation. We are currently booked into the pumpking patch with the two little ones, weather does not look good though. They will be very disappointed.
I think we are going to try the zoo. My nephew is only 8 months old so we have to cater to his schedule.
My nephew is only 8 months old so we have to cater to his schedule. Just got back from the pumpkin patch with the Toyota Highlander full of six people (including excited little girls 2 & 4) and a whole lot of little pumpkins, a bunch of unique specialty pumkins and two fairly large "normal" pumpkins.
I just have to say that I think this is my favorite thread on the METAR board in some time.ThyPeace, prefers maple syrup and pumpkins to many, many other things. Especially when eaten with her favorite banker. (Dad, now retired, after 40 years being a small town banker. Something that, near as I can tell, is as similar to Wall Street banking as "cows" are to "supersonic jet fighter.")
(Dad, now retired, after 40 years being a small town banker. Something that, near as I can tell, is as similar to Wall Street banking as "cows" are to "supersonic jet fighter.")Can't resist:http://www.aidanmoran.com/blog2/uploaded_images/flying-cow-7...
Can't resist:http://www.aidanmoran.com/blog2/uploaded_images/flying-cow-7...... Exactly. And Dad would've looked just as odd with a Wall Street bank employee's characteristics added.
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