2 new arrests in relation with “THE GREAT MAPLE SYRUP HEIST” from 2012

Investigators have made ​​two more arrests in connection with the ongoing investigation into the massive theft of maple syrup from Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Québec. The sweet stolen product was worth $18 million when it was pilfered in in 2012 .

The 2 newest individuals just arrested will face charges of theft over $ 5,000 and for having stolen maple syrup in their possession. One was from Victoriaville and the other from St-Rosaire Québec. They will appear at the courthouse in Trois- Rivières in the coming weeks. Police state that one of the major ringleaders had also been previously apprehended.

This huge robbery was acclaimed as one of the world’s largest agricultural thefts to date.

Agricultural thieves seem to be getting bolder and similar types of heists more commonplace in Québec and across Canada.

900 kilograms of blueberries were stolen from a Saguenay region merchant in August 2008 worth more than $2,500.

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465 tonnes of corn went missing from Silos on a Quebec farm in Saint-Léonard-d’Aston worth approx. $140,000 in December 2012.

Thousands of garlic bulbs worth around $4,000 stolen from a farm in St-Malo, Québec in August 2013.

An entire field of young apple trees had been uprooted from an orchard in Rougemont, Quebec in in 2013.

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Product Crime in the Agri-horticultural milieu remains definitely a newer phenomenon, but has farmers and Agri producers on alert, taking security measures in order to better protect their products, produce and livestock.

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Chateauguay schedule for pick up of leaves and waste Foliage

Please be advised that the City of Chateauguay has scheduled 4 pick up dates for leaves and waste foliage.

Collection dates

  • October 22 and 29
  • November 5 and 12

They will also collect :

  • garden residues and flowerbeds
  • pumpkins
  • straw

For more information, contact the MRC de Roussillon at 450 638-1221 or visit www.mrcroussillon.qc.ca

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Deadly Accident in Monteregie Last Night

An 18 year old male driver tragically lost his life last night on Highway 20 near Sainte-Madeleine, in Montérégie.

According to the Suréte Du Québec,  it was reported that he likely lost control of his vehicle and hit a post at approximately 10 p.m.

The highway then had to be shut down going eastbound for a couple of hours in order to secure the scene of the accident.

His identity has not been disclosed thus far, and speeding may have an issue but remains unconfirmed at time of posting.

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CFIA recalls Natrel milk due to early spoilage

A little milk with that coffee? Better check it first!

A milk recall has been issued bu the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) due to reports of early spoilage. The problem may have originated at the pasteurization plant ijn Quebec. These products were sold in Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario.

The expiration dates for the milk range from October 23 to October 31, and include the following Agropur namebraands: Fine-Filtered Skim Milk, 1% Partly Skimmed Milk, 2% Partly Skimmed Milk and Homogenized Milk, as well as Organic Fine-Filtered 1% Partly Skimmed Milk, 2% Partly Skimmed, and 3.8% Whole Milk.

This recall has been classified as a Class 3, according to the Health Canada website says is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences.

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Chateauguay Legion Fundraiser with comedian Joey Elias on Oct. 25th

The Chateauguay Legion will be holding a comedy night fundraiser on Saturday, October 25th.

Well known comedian, radio host and veteran Just For Laughs Festival performer Joey Elias will be in the house, along with fellow stand up comics Kevin Gasior, Emma Wilkie, and Léonard Yelle.

The show is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20.00 call 450 691-6780.

Branch 108 Chateauguay Legion, 39 Gilmour street.

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Canadiens call in Lady Luck for tonight’s Homegame

The Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club are facing off with their Arch Nemesis’ The Boston Bruins tonight!

They have called in Ginette Reno (Québecoise singer extraordinaire) to launch the first home ice game of the season. She became ‘famous’ for her rousing renditions of the Canadian National Anthem, and was designated as the club’s ‘ lucky charm’ during last season’s playoffs.

Hab’s sometime Anthem Singer Charles Prevost Linton has often sang for the Canadiens home games over the last 10 years, but has reportedly said in a recent interview that he has not received any form of contractual contact from the team thus far for 2014-2015 Hab’s Hockey season.

 

Montreal Canadiens: website

1st in Atlantic Division
Today, 7:30 PM
Bell Centre
Boston Bruins website
5th in Atlantic Division
Today, 7:30 PM
Bell Centre,

Enjoy the game tonight folks!

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Mercier Bridge Shut Down due to Truck Accident

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The overturning of a truck on the Mercier Bridge this morning forced the closure of two lanes towards Montreal today.
Two people were reportedly inside the vehicle and were not injured. The truck may have been destabilized after possibly hitting an accident’ impact cushion’.
  The truck has now been towed and all lanes are reopened to traffic. The accident caused a major traffic jam for about an hour.
The truck was laying on its side in the middle of the lane to get to Montreal. A questionable substance that had spilled from the truck onto the roadway of the bridge was likely only water. The truck was carrying meat products.
Traffic is now back to it’s normal flow and volume.