Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: A couple of cms of flurries today. Temperature steady near minus 7.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low minus 12.
Tomorrow: A few cms of light snow. High minus 3. (Weather Network says 15-20 cms tomorrow…I guess that’s a “wait and see” situation…)
Things got “salty” at Moncton city council last night as councilors demanded answers on the poor state of Moncton’s icy streets over the last 3 weeks. Don Morehouse, the city’s director of public works said the city hadn’t changed the way it applies salt. The only difference this year is the city now has a different salt supplier. In the past the city used salt from the potash mines in Sussex before having to switch to Windsor salt from the Magdalen Islands. Last week, the city brought in 800 tonnes of salt from a Windsor Salt mine in Nova Scotia to see whether it will work better than the old supply. Councillor Charles Leger said he’s never heard so many complaints and councilor Bryan Butler said the city needs to do better.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) January 16, 2018
From the NB EMO…if your home or property suffered flood damage during the storm on the weekend you can now report it by calling them (1-888-298-8555) or by registering damages online at their website.
Here’s that link: https://www.pxw1.snb.ca/snb9000/product.aspx?productid=A001P783000&l=e
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) January 15, 2018
That Snap on Tools truck that was stolen late last week in the Stoney Creek area has been found by police…and it was empty. RCMP say that there had been about $200,000 worth of tools and equipment inside…all that was gone. The truck was found in the Parkindale area. That’s apparently the third time in the last 6 months that a Snap On truck has been targeted…you might remember the one the thieves tried to get away with on New Year’s day from the North End of Moncton…The owner noticed the truck escaping from his driveway, and used another vehicle to follow it until police caught up and 2 male suspects, aged 23 and 28, were arrested, with charges pending.
Anyone with information about this latest incident is asked to contact the Riverview RCMP detachment at 506-387-2222. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
— Maritime Tweeters (@NBTweeters) January 15, 2018
The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce has come out to say that they hope that the use of parking boots will be regulated somehow by the City before the new Downtown Events Centre opens in the Fall. Interim CEO of the GMCC John Wishart admitted to the CBC that his car was booted back before Christmas and it gave him a “new appreciation” for what the experience is like. He says “Fine me 30 bucks or whatever, but $180 is a bit much.”…
(welcome to the other side John >Tony)
— City of Dieppe (@CityofDieppe) January 15, 2018
— Boston Bruins Fans (@BruinsViews) January 16, 2018
NHL: Montreal and Boston both lost last night…both in overtime. Thenleafs are back in action tonight after almost a week off…they host St. Louis at the Air Canada Centre.
Get all the scores HERE.