Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
There is a FROST ADVISORY in effect for tonight…
Today: Sunny. High 14.
Tonight: Clear. Low minus 1 with frost.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. High 20.
Sunday: Periods of rain. High 17.
Victoria Day Monday: Sun & clouds with a chance of showers. High 13.
— Huddle (@HuddleToday) May 17, 2018
More jobs for Moncton! APEX Industries announced yesterday that the company is expanding it’s manufacturing business in the city. CEO Keith Parlee says they’re adding 80 jobs over the next two years with the help of some government funding…and he says that they hire mostly New Brunswickers…in fact…about three quarters of their workforce comes from NBCC. About $2.6 million is coming from the feds and the province…and APEX tells the Times & Transcript that money will be used to triple it’s steel door manufacturing capacity, upgrade equipment, and hire more employees.
The family of Steven Harel, killed in a train accident, warns people with disabilities are still at risk in Moncton. pic.twitter.com/CXAeq61AFp
— Gabrielle Fahmy (@GabrielleFahmy) May 17, 2018
Moncton city councillor Robert McKee declares he’ll seek Liberal nomination in Moncton Centre, riding now held by Speaker Chris Collins.
— Jacques Poitras (@poitrasCBC) May 18, 2018
Moncton City councillor Rob McKee has announced that he’s seeking the Liberal party nomination in Moncton Centre for the upcoming provincial election. McKee is the ward 3 councilor at the moment .. his Dad Mike was the MLA in the old Moncton North riding from 1974-1993…and his grandfather was an MLA in Kent county in the 40’s & 50’s. The current MLA for Moncton Centre is Chris Collins who announced recently that he won’t re-offer as a liberal in the election and that he’s suing the premier. Collins is being investigated for harassment against a former employee of the Legislature.
Magnetic Hill Zoo announced yesterday, the birth of 4 new Tiger cubs last Friday. Right now the cubs are thriving under the mother’s watchful eye and they’ll soon be examined by a vet and hopefully the sex of the cubs will also be determined (mom’s still a little touchy). It’s the second litter for the zoo’s Amur tigers, Anya and Alik. The duo produced 3 cubs in 2016. You can follow the cubs progress on Magnetic Hill zoo’s FB page.
Burning conditions are valid from 2 PM May 17th, to 2 PM May 18th. pic.twitter.com/vMma3Z0IfZ
— NB Forest Fires (@NBForestFires) May 17, 2018
What’s the campfire / firepit situation here in Southeast NB over the long weekend? Well as of right now you’re good to burn in Westmoreland and Albert Counties…but you have to wait until after 8pm in Kent county. You can check if you’re “fire pit legal” every afternoon at about 2 the government updates the situation…we have that on our SummerLinks page.
The increase will go into effect on May 28.https://t.co/ztGnFqmPTE
— Global New Brunswick (@Global_NB) May 17, 2018
Congrès mondial acadien on promotional tour in US
The 6th edition of World Acadian Congress to be held on #PEI & in SE New Brunswick in Aug 2019
— Yes 2 French (@Yes2French) May 1, 2018
Next year’s 25th anniversary of the World Acadian Congress will be held in Prince Edward Island and Shediac. The 10-day-celebration kicks off next summer in Abram-Village, P-E-I on August 10th, and ends in Shediac on August 24th. Almost 100-thousand people are expected to attend the event, which celebrates the Acadian and Francophone cultures.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) May 17, 2018
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 18, 2018
— Zoomer Magazine (@Zoomer) May 18, 2018
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) May 13, 2018
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 16, 2018
— NHL (@NHL) May 18, 2018
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) May 18, 2018
Get all the scores HERE.