Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Mainly sunny. A little windy this morning. High minus 9. Cold wind chill minus 30 this morning.
Tonight: Clear. Low minus 18.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. High plus 2.
Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. High +8.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) January 26, 2018
The family of a man who was hit and killed by a train 18 months ago in Moncton are suing CN Rail and the City of Moncton. Steven Harel, was in an electric wheelchair when he was hit by a CN train in July of 2016 as he was crossing railway tracks on Robinson Street. He died at the scene. They claim that the City and CN were negligent because, among other reasons, they didn’t properly maintain that rail crossing and the street around it. The family and their lawyer Brian Murphy say the lawsuit isn’t about getting a huge financial settlement…it’s about making the streets of Moncton safer for people with disabilities.
— Deepak Anand (@_deepakanand) January 25, 2018
New Brunswickers already pay some of the highest liquor prices in the country…and although we don’t know yet how much the government run agency is going to charge for pot here in the province…there are signs that it might not be much better. A study released by Stats Canada shows that NBers already pay more for marijuana than people do in other provinces. The study showed New Brunswickers paid an estimated $8.85 per gram for medical marijuana and $8.05 for recreational. The lowest prices are in Manitoba, where cannabis for medical use cost an average $7.32 per gram and for recreational $6.65 a gram.
— Sarah Ritchie (@SarahRitchieCTV) January 25, 2018
New Brunswick PC Leader Blaine Higgs is calling for government harassment policies to be improved after two Tory leaders in other provinces resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct. Patrick Brown resigned as Ontario PC leader on Thursday morning while Jamie Baillie was forced out as leader of Nova Scotia’s PC Party on Wednesday over “allegations of inappropriate behaviour.” The resignations prompted Higgs on Thursday to “unequivocally condemn harassment of any kind, within or outside the workplace.”
N.B. Power’s $123m smart meter rollout plan facing stiff fight. “The company’s own analysis suggests that the proposal is not cost effective and that analysis suffers from some fundamental flaws” https://t.co/qzBvVEu4t8
— Robert Jones (@cbcjones) January 26, 2018
A couple of experts that were hired to review NB Power’s plans to buy and install more than 350,000 so called “smart meters” and install them on homes in the province say that the plan is heavily flawed. NB Power executives told the EUB last year that the smart meters would allow the utility to go from sending a worker out once a month to read a meter…to being able to check your power usage many times a day remotely from NB Power’s head office. The plan would cost $122 million…and one of the experts say they NB Power is underestimating that cost…and over estimating the savings to consumers. NB Power is facing a 12-day hearing in front of the Energy and Utilities Board beginning Feb. 8.
— Global New Brunswick (@Global_NB) January 25, 2018
A spokesman for members of the R-C-M-P is calling for more accountability from the top brass as the force faces sentencing today for Labour Code violations in a Moncton shooting rampage that left 3 rcmp officers fatally wounded in 2014. Terry McKee of the Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada blames the R-C-M-P’s senior executives for what happened to the officers. The force was convicted of failing to provide its members with adequate use-of-force equipment — such as carbine rifles — and the training needed to use them.
Friday School News: Bessborough School is having a Literacy Lunch today. Parents are invited to come to the school between 11:40 and 12:20 to have a picnic lunch and read with their kids!
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We are excited to announce that our agreement with SMG is official, and the Events Centre will be our new home starting next season!
Full announcement here: https://t.co/jOQkURoPzf pic.twitter.com/XQvvyFCBxl
— Moncton Wildcats (@monctonwildcats) January 25, 2018
The Moncton Wildcats start a three game road trip in Baie-Comeau tonight. The Wildcats announced yesterday that they have signed a deal to move into the brand new Downtown Events Centre in the Fall. Robert Irving, President of the Moncton Wildcats said: “The new Events Centre will be one of the top facilities in the Canadian Hockey League and great place for fans to watch hockey.”
The Moncton Magic host Halifax on Saturday night at 7.
The Moncton AAA Flyers play three this weekend…tonight they’re on the road in Saint John…tomorrow night at 7:30 Moncton plays Fredericton at the Superior Propane Centre…Sunday at 1:30 The Flyers host Charlottetown. Follow the Flyers on Twitter!
NSH 3 – NJD 0
TBL 5 – PHI 1
PIT 6 – MIN 3
CAR 6 – MTL 5
BOS 3 – OTT 2
CHI 5 – DET 1
WSH 4 – FLA 2
STL 3 – COL 1
TOR 4 – DAL 1
EDM 4 – CGY 3 SO
CBJ 2 – ARI 1
BUF 4 – VAN 0
NYI 2 – VGK 1
ANA 4 – WPG 3 SO
NYR 6 – SJS 5
— NHL (@NHL) January 26, 2018
NHL: Toronto won, Montreal lost, Boston beat Ottawa, Calgary lost to Edmonton in a shoot out. The All Star games go Sunday afternoon in Tampa.
Get all the scores HERE.