Headlines: Showers, maybe thundershowers early, then clearing up, windy, with a high of 20 / Anglo East Prom & Grad schedule / No swimming advisory issued for Parlee Beach / City awards tender for construction of new Centennial Beach for nearly $5.5 million / Part of Bay of Fundy CLOSED to fishing after Right Whale sighting / New flag football program hits Moncton!
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Rain ending early this morning…maybe thundershowers…but then it’s supposed to clear up. Windy. High 20.
Tonight: Clearing. Windy. Low 10.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Windy. High 26.
— scottyandtony (@scottyandtony) June 19, 2018
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) June 19, 2018
A no swimming advisory was issued for Parlee Beach yesterday…just as provincial officials are meeting with the prestigious “blue flag” organization to see what it will take to get that designation for Parlee. The flag was raised at Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pelé on the weekend, the first salt water beach in Canada to get the honour…it’s given to beaches that follow strict environmental standards, one of which is passing water quality tests 80% of the time. You can get the daily updates on the swimming situation at the beaches on our Summer Links page.
— SSteeves – Global (@SSteevesG) June 18, 2018
Moncton City Council has awarded the tender for the construction of a new Centennial Beach to Marco Maritimes Limited for the amount of $5,450,000. The new facility is being constructed in an elevated location close to the Rotary Lodge outside of potential flood zones. It includes a new swimming facility that is larger than the original facility with a tot area, zero depth entry, various site amenities for shade and picnics, lighting and landscaping. The new centennial beach is expected to open to the public in the summer of 2019.
— Times & Transcript (@TimesTranscript) June 19, 2018
The federal government announced Monday evening the first temporary fisheries closure in the Bay… https://t.co/0K9EPxyHwb
— The Machine (@WelcomeMachine1) June 19, 2018
A North Atlantic right whale sighted in the Bay of Funday has prompted the feds to close the fishery in a zone east of Grand Manan. the closure, which affects lobster, crab and ground fish, will remain in place until further notice. It’s believed to be the first closure of its kind ever in the bay, according to the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association. The ban will go into effect late Thursday night.
The YMCA Moncton aquatic centre (all pools) will be closed for annual maintenance until Monday, June 25. We apologize for any inconvenience./Le centre aquatique (toutes les piscines) du Y sera fermé pour entretien annuel jusqu’à le 25 juin. Nous nous excusons pour le dérangement pic.twitter.com/WKNbK8n9I2
— YMCA Moncton (@YMCAMONCTON) June 19, 2018
— CBC Business (@CBCBusiness) June 18, 2018
There’s a NEW flag football program coming to Moncton this summer…Good Morning Football 4 All is a summer flag league with age divisions for males and females between 12-17. The 5 week program only costs $75 and you get 10 games, a year end tournament and a t-shirt. It’ll run in the mornings between 9am-12:30pm. Registration is open now HERE.
Get all the scores HERE.