Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sunny. High -6.
Tonight: A chance of flurries overnight. Temperature rising to plus 2 by morning.
Tomorrow: Mainly cloudy with a chance of showers. Windy. High +6.
There’s a special weather statement about a storm system heading into our area on Friday and Saturday…forecasters say it has the potential to bring a significant amount of rain on Friday…and then Saturday as the temperatures drop we could get “a prolonged period of freezing rain”.
School Update: Petitcodiac Regional School will be open today for KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 5 students ONLY. Students in grades 6-12 will return on Thursday, January 11th.
Trash Collection Update:
No change expected at the gas pumps tonight. Experts say there’s been almost no movement in the markets on all major fuels. Regular self serve has been selling for just under $1.14 at most places around the city this week. Check the latest gas prices HERE.
— Times & Transcript (@TimesTranscript) January 9, 2018
Drivers have noticed that City of Moncton streets seem more slippery than in previous winters…and the city says they’ve noticed too. In a post on their Facebook page yesterday City staff acknowledge that their salting system doesn’t seem to be working as well as it usually does…saying that they’ve been using a new source of salt this year…and that even though they’ve been using higher than normal amounts of salt this winter city streets seem icier than usual. Some city councilors have questions too…because they’ve been getting a ton of messages from their constituents. City staff say they’ll be providing an update at next Monday’s council meeting.
— Global New Brunswick (@Global_NB) January 9, 2018
Premier Brian Gallant says the province is creating a child care registry and a grant for daycare operators providing infant care, as part of its action plan on child care and early learning. He says the province wants to improve access and quality of child care and help families that are struggling to pay for child care. The province says the registry will serve as a one-stop shop to register children for available child care spaces, to find out if there is a wait list and to apply for subsidies online. You can read more about the government’s child care action plan HERE.
Some fellas in Estey’s Bridge just north of Fredericton…they made their own zamboni lol!
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) January 9, 2018
Trudeau says of danger of pot to kids; “personally I’m not a fan of marijuana but I’m also not a fan of coffee and I’m not about to ban that either.” Wants to control product and eliminate criminal element. @CTVNews pic.twitter.com/fag5FWQVOT
— Todd Battis (@battisctv) January 10, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had his work cut out for him in Nova Scotia Tuesday night, as he found himself facing difficult questions from an audience of one-thousand at a townhall in Lower Sackville. Trudeau was asked about pensions for veterans and legalizing recreational pot. A member of the Navy who has A-L-S and two children also asked the P-M why he hasn’t been afforded the right to try experimental drugs to fight his terminal illness, yet does have the right to choose death. Trudeau shared that A-L-S has affected him personally with the 2016 death of longtime M-P and friend Mauril Belanger, but he said the process of approving such drugs needs to be rigorous and based on science.
6th annual @EastCoastIceJam begins today at @BMOCentrehfx. @MonctonFlyers Lukas Cormier is a player to watch. Here’s profile of @NBPEIMMHL top scoring Dman. #SportsandMoorehttps://t.co/XdGSgUFArn pic.twitter.com/NiqVFqx81N
— John Moore (@rinkrant) January 10, 2018
The Moncton AAA Flyers are on the road this week at the 6th annual East Coast Ice Jam at the BMO Centre in the Bedford area of Halifax.
You can stream the games live HERE.
— Steven Kastner (@steven_kastner) January 10, 2018
In the NHL last night: Calgary & Winnipeg were winners…Ottawa, Vancouver, & Edmonton all lost. Ottawa made it to the third round of the playoffs last Spring…but as of last night the Sens were 10 points out of a playoff spot…tonight they play at the Maple Leafs.
Get all of last night’s scores HERE.
In addition to lacing his competitor’s drink with steroids, kayak racer Yasuhiro Suzuki also resorted to other forms of “trickery,” like stealing tools and gear from other racers. 🛶 https://t.co/10KGIHnmWu
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 10, 2018