Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Mainly sunny. High 16
Tonight: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy overnight. Low 6.
Tomorrow: Clouding over. A few showers in the afternoon. High 15.
— Maritime Tweeters (@NBTweeters) May 8, 2018
22-year-old Marissa Shephard has been found guilty of first-degree murder and arson in the death of Moncton teenager Baylee Wylie. The jury delivered a unanimous verdict against Shephard yesterday in the 2015 death of 18-year-old Wylie, after only about four hours of deliberations. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 22nd.
It was the perfect storm of certain weather conditions that came together at all the wrong times to make this year an historic flood one in New Brunswick. Our expert explains, here: https://t.co/8UwrMqUKOQ #nbflood pic.twitter.com/8NjstpIapI
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) May 8, 2018
EMO officials say that flood waters in the province are beginning to lower but will probably remain above flood level until at least the weekend. Emergency officials are cautioning residents against returning home, driving through closed roads or visiting flooded areas until the all-clear is given. More than 150 provincial roads are still affected by the flooding, with about 85 closed or partially closed roads. That includes the Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton. Officials hope Route 2 will re-open soon with one lane in each direction, but no firm date is set for that. (Get up to date travel info HERE)
Gas prices aren’t supposed to change much tonight…they MIGHT drop a cent…that’s ok considering that they’re up 17 cents since February.
Regular self serve is selling for just under $1.27 at most stations around Greater Moncton this week.
As part of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 6-12), there will be a test of the emergency alert system on Wednesday, May 9. As many New Brunswickers continue to deal with high waters, they should be aware in advance that this alert is only a test. pic.twitter.com/j7fWC1cVPJ
— Government of NB (@Gov_NB) May 7, 2018
Don’t flip out when your smartphone starts blaring like an ambulance tonight at 6:55… There’s going to be a test of the new emergency preparedness system…that allows the government to send Emergency alerts right to your phone. Side note: NB EMO officials decided that the test would be at a completely different time herethan it isin all the other provinces because they were afraid we’d all drive off the road if itstarted blaring at 1:55pm.
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) May 8, 2018
A 37-year-old man remains in police custody after he allegedly swiped a man’s truck in Moncton Monday night. https://t.co/6tUEKqwPo5
— Global New Brunswick (@Global_NB) May 8, 2018
A 37 year old Moncton man has been arrested after getting caught stealing a truck on Monday night. The owner of the truck had stopped in the Trinity Drive area and had gotten out to check on something when a man got into the driver’s seat. He tried to pull the guy out and got pushed to the ground. Codiac RCMP tracked the guy down with the truck in Dieppe a little while later. Troy Jefferies appeared in Moncton provincial court Tuesday to face a charge of robbery with violence.
— Times & Transcript (@TimesTranscript) May 9, 2018
The Greater Moncton Chamber Of Commerce is happy about city council’s decision to regulate booting downtown. Chamber CEO John Wishart told the Times & Transcript the new by-law strikes a pretty good balance between private lot owners and the public. The by-law might be in effect by Summer and will lower booting penalties from 160 dollars to 45 dollars, and require boot operators to have someone available to remove the device within a half hour.
Burning conditions are valid from 2 PM May 8, to 2 PM May 9. pic.twitter.com/osT7zdbtEc
— NB Forest Fires (@NBForestFires) May 8, 2018
Meanwhile…there’s a complete fire ban for the entire southern half of the province right now…weather experts say we’re in for a warmer than normal May & June so we might not get too many campfire opportunities…you can check the daily updates on our What’s Trending SummerLinks page.
Moncton Fire crews attack brush fire in the 500 block of Assumption in Moncton this evening. Fire now extinguished. Although close to some structures, fire was contained quickly before damage to property. Cause under investigation. pic.twitter.com/CU3PDoFZk6
— Wade Perry (@wadeperry1969) May 9, 2018
Moncton fire crews battled a brush fire just off of Vaughan Harvey and Assomption last night…fire fighters contained the fire quickly enough that there was no property damage and are investigating.
— QMJHL (@QMJHL) May 9, 2018
The Acadie Bathurst Titan have a 2-1 series lead on Blainville-Boisbriand after a 5-2 win last night. Game 4 in Bathurst tonight will be shown on Rogers TV.
Seattle Mariners lefty from Ladner, B.C., is the 1st Canadian since 1945 to achieve the feathttps://t.co/MkhmHIgxhJ
— CBC News (@CBCNews) May 9, 2018
Big League Sports: Tough night for the Blue Jays…they got no-hit by Seattle…and it was a Canadian pitching for the Mariners! Teammates call James Paxton “Big Maple”…he’s from BC and only needed 99 pitches to shut down Toronto 5-0. Major League Stats inc reports that Paxton’s fastest two pitches were his final two of the night. The Yankees beat Boston 3-2 last night.
Get all the scores HERE.