Headlines: Mostly sunny and hot today! / Charges in Brady Francis case #JusticeForBrady / Anglo East graduations start tonight / Gas prices expected to DROP / Senate votes to legalize dope / Major changes coming to downtown Moncton? / East End Pool project finally tendered / No swimming advisory issued for a 2nd day at Parlee / City booting the Moncton Magic out of the Coliseum / Fisher Cats play at Kiwanis Park tonight
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun and clouds and windy today. High of 26.
Tonight: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 12.
Tomorrow: A few showers ending near noon and then clearing up. High 20.
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) June 20, 2018
— scottyandtony (@scottyandtony) June 19, 2018
Gas prices might drop again this week…experts say they could go down a cent tonight. Regular self serve has been selling for just under $1.25 a litre at some places around Greater Moncton this week.
(Get up to date gas prices anytime HERE)
The Senate passed the marijuana legalization bill last night…now it just has to get Royal assent (a formality) and the Trudeau government will choose a date for it to go into effect…that should be within 8-12 weeks. New Brunswick has said that they have most of their Cannabis NB stores ready to open now. Read more HERE.
Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy. https://t.co/Bk6krlk3OS
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) June 20, 2018
— Moncton News (@MonctonNBNews) June 19, 2018
We may have gotten a glimpse into the future of downtown Moncton at the weekly city council meeting the other night…a new downtown development plan was presented to council that will be a guide for city planners over the next 20-30 years. Among other things the plan calls for about 1,300 more residential units in the downtown core, replacing existing surface parking lots with buildings that will include parking garages, moving the Moncton Market from it’s current location east to Downing street next to the Blue Cross Centre….and two new streets…one running south of Main Street from the CN rail line east to Downing Street…and another that would be added south of the Rogers Call Centre connecting Robinson and Westmorland streets. Because that part of the plan would involve breaking up existing city blocks there would have to be money to do that…that’s why it’s part of the long term plan. A quote from Mayor Dawn Arnold: “I ask you to walk down Downing Street and then look west,” Arnold said. “You can really see it. You can really visualize what’s possible here.”
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) June 19, 2018
The Moncton Magic have been informed by the city they’ll have to leave the Coliseum and find a new home. Mike Storey, vice president of operations said the team was shocked and disappointed with councils decision. City councillors voted unanimously on Monday to mostly use the Coliseum for large trade shows and exhibitions. The decision comes as the city prepares to open its 8,800-seat downtown events centre in September. Catherine Dallaire, Moncton’s general manager of recreation, culture and events said the city will work with the Magic on other options, including the new events centre.
— Maritime Tweeters (@NBTweeters) June 19, 2018
A new pool to replace the Moncton East Youth Center Pool, which has been closed since 2013, has been tendered. The project will cost 2.3 million dollars. The city is waiting on word from the province to find out how much they’ll kick in to the 1.1 million already budgeted. Although a new pool has been delayed several times councillor Paul Pellerin thinks the project should be a top priority even though he feels some on council are less than enthusiastic about a new pool.
It’s supposed to be sunny and hot for most of the day but another no swimming advisory was issued for Parlee Beach yesterday…that’s the second day in a row…you’ll wanna check on the latest before you head to the beach…you can get the daily updates on the swimming situation at the beaches on our Summer Links page!
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/j72e3la0VQ
— YMCA Moncton (@YMCAMONCTON) June 20, 2018
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) June 20, 2018
Get all the scores HERE.
Mexico’s World Cup captain can’t even drink from the same water bottles as his teammates: What happens when you are accused of being a front for one of the world’s biggest narco traffickers but want to play at the #WorldCup #MEX https://t.co/1zLsfmu989
— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) June 19, 2018