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Old Oct 6th 2016, 6:36 am
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I've flagged the mods that DBD's account has been hacked. Suggest we ignore his/her posts until it's sorted.

I now have rather more beer than I planned.
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Old Oct 7th 2016, 2:33 am
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On Wednesday the flyers arrived. As a Thanksgiving alternative to Turkey, Prime Rib Roast was there.

$5.99lb in Sobeys, $5.77 in Superstore.

"You wait" says I, "Tomorrow's paper will have a Sobeys ad with the price reduced to $5.77.

Thursday arrived and the Walmart flyer has the same Roast for $4.77lb. But I was wrong about Sobeys having an ad in the paper, it was Superstore with the price reduced to $4.66.

But wait...Friday arrives and Sobeys does have an ad after all. They are matching the $4.66 Superstore price.

I don't know whether they have spies in each other's camp, bug pricing meetings or whether someone at the printers leaks the information, but there are times when they change or set a price in response to competitors when the other's price isn't yet in the public domain.
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Old Oct 7th 2016, 7:36 am
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Seems 0.97/lb is the lowest for a normal turkey and 0.77/lb for a utility turkey.

Not buying one this year due to lack of freezer space, but doesn't seem like too bad of a deal.

Organic (but didn't say free range or psychologically healthy) turkey I saw in the grocery was 4.99/lb.
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[QUOTE=Jsmth321;1207093} Organic (but didn't say free range or psychologically healthy) turkey.[/QUOTE]

Psychologically healthy? They are arguably the stupidest animals in the barnyard. The Wild Turkey is America's bird and a fantastic creature, but domestication didn't do it any favours.
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Psychologically healthy? They are arguably the stupidest animals in the barnyard. The Wild Turkey is America's bird and a fantastic creature, but domestication didn't do it any favours.
I meant it in a jokingly way because of oinks comment in a previous post in the thread...

http://britishexpats.com/forum/maple...857019/page72/

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Having finally succumb to this rather strange early Thxgiving I just ordered, under strict and non-negotiable guidelines, an organic, free range, non-medicated, psychologically healthy, well educated, debt free and non-smoking turkey from our local butchers.
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I meant it in a jokingly way because of oinks comment in a previous post in the thread...

http://britishexpats.com/forum/maple...857019/page72/
I have to pick the bastard up tomorrow. I don't mind the expense so much but HID's family is like a pack of frenzied hyenas. And irc, last year her mum insisted on taking the leftovers home because "there's really only one of you as ******'s a vegetarian." Which is strange because she isn't, and her mum just watched her eat a plate of turkey only an hour or so before.
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I'm visiting my sister and she was planning on steaks. Steaks! Fir thanksgiving! Not on my watch. And not considering that I just spent 36 hours getting here. I went and bought us a Butterball yesterday and that bird is being eaten in Sunday.
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I'm visiting my sister and she was planning on steaks. Steaks! Fir thanksgiving! Not on my watch. And not considering that I just spent 36 hours getting here. I went and bought us a Butterball yesterday and that bird is being eaten in Sunday.
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Oh, I see. The LCBO is a law unto itself so it's only Pride that's discounted.
They can do whatever they fancy! Our NB Liquor has recently 'lowered its beer prices' to encourage the desperate New Brunswickers to not drive pell mell over the Quebec border and buy heaps of the stuff! They even tried to take some poor sod to court, for beer buying in another Province and after a, costly to tax payers, legal battle they lost. So they gave a 'holiday' of low tax on beer...but of course now the weathers going to go dodgy, the price has been hiked up again to its previously exorbitant level....these organizations can only continue this farce because Canadians are apathetic and don't complain.
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They can do whatever they fancy! Our NB Liquor has recently 'lowered its beer prices' to encourage the desperate New Brunswickers to not drive pell mell over the Quebec border and buy heaps of the stuff! They even tried to take some poor sod to court, for beer buying in another Province and after a, costly to tax payers, legal battle they lost. So they gave a 'holiday' of low tax on beer...but of course now the weathers going to go dodgy, the price has been hiked up again to its previously exorbitant level....these organizations can only continue this farce because Canadians are apathetic and don't complain.
You hit the nail squarely on the head. It an appalling indictment of their culture. "The world needs more Canada."
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I imagine we all heard the news report that said we can expect to pay about $400 extra per year on groceries. It doesn't seem that dramatic, for lead headline news to be honest - although it obviously makes a difference for those at welfare type levels.

Mostly believed to be related to illegal farm workers in the US if Trump kicks them out.

That's quite a big 'if' there, given the softening on other issues but I'm not sure enough fruit and veg (in terms of quantity bought up here) actually comes from there to make that big a difference.
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I imagine we all heard the news report that said we can expect to pay about $400 extra per year on groceries. It doesn't seem that dramatic, for lead headline news to be honest - although it obviously makes a difference for those at welfare type levels.

Mostly believed to be related to illegal farm workers in the US if Trump kicks them out.

That's quite a big 'if' there, given the softening on other issues but I'm not sure enough fruit and veg (in terms of quantity bought up here) actually comes from there to make that big a difference.
I didn't see/hear that report. However, I'd guesstimate my grocery bill has gone up close to that over the last year already.
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I didn't see/hear that report.
Families could pay up to $420 more for food in 2017, report finds - Business - CBC News
Funny thing, this is from the CBC website and it mentions a variety of causes including -
But Charlebois, who works with the faculties of management and agriculture at Dalhousie, suggests there's one more major factor that could contribute to the increase in food prices: the incoming U.S. president.

The report suggests that if Trump's administration was somehow able to force all illegal workers to leave, the U.S. agriculture industry would be short by as many as two million workers.

"You're going to see a lot of farmers actually desperate to harvest anything," said Charlebois.

"That could impact the efficiency of agriculture overall in North America. And because we do import a lot of products from the United States, the cost for these products may actually increase."

"We are expecting Canadian shoppers to be Trumped at the grocery store," said Sylvain Charlebois, lead author of the report.
On CBC radio yesterday they were using "mostly" to describe this.

However, I'd guesstimate my grocery bill has gone up close to that over the last year already.
I think the last year or so has seen significant increases but I find there are still a few things that we pay the same for as when we moved here 11 years ago to help make up for it.
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