Headlines: Sun & clouds later…and HOT HEAT…37 with the humidex! / Road work & lane reductions on Edinburgh, Assomption, & Mill Road today / Moncton Council to go ahead with controversial changes to Sommet Park / Harassment allegations against Chris Collins “partially founded” / Rainbow crosswalks in Riverview / Goldfish crackers recalled / Local Junior Astronomer Scotty Horsman: “Mars will basically look like a Florida orange in the sky this week” (*may or may not have actually been said by person quoted) / Moncton swimmer Danielle Dorris chosen for national team! / Great white shark steals bass from Nova Scotia fisherman
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Cloudy to start. Sun & clouds later this morning. A little windy. High 30. Humidex 37.
Tonight: A few clouds. Low 22.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. High 30. Humidex 38.
Greater Moncton Traffic Notes:
– Edinburgh Drive, between St. George Boulevard and Arsenault Court, will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 24th), weather permitting. (This reduction is necessary to allow for the installation of water and sewer services at Organigram.)
– Mill Road, between Drummond Street and Pleasant Street, will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 24), weather permitting. (This closure is necessary to allow for the installation of a water main at the intersection of Mill Road and Bathurst Street.)
– Lane reductions on Assomption again today as crews finish up microsurfacing.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) July 23, 2018
The City of Moncton will go with recommendations made by staff to Sommet Park, beside the Aberdeen Cultural Center. Drug use, prostitution, and general rowdiness have plagued the park making it unsafe for the public. The Removal of some trees and artificial hills by the city are expected to help solve the problem. Not everyone agreed though, Coun. Paulette Thériault along with councillors Paul Pellerin and Shawn Crossman were opposed the plan. One of Thériault’s biggest concerns is with the removal of trees and she wonders why local tree keepers aren’t voicing more concern.
Chris Collins usually rules on the conduct of others as Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature, but Monday a committee announced that harassment allegations against Collins are “founded in part.” @NickMooreCTV reports. https://t.co/ThsxdYJubm #nbpoli #NewBrunswick
— CTV Atlantic (@CTVAtlantic) July 23, 2018
A legislative committee has concluded that anonymous harassment allegations against Moncton Centre MLA & House Speaker Chris Collins were founded, but only in part. The investigation also found there was a violation of the province’s workforce harassment policy. Premier Brian Gallant issued a statement saying he expected a remedy to be determined by the appropriate “legislative branch.” Collins’s lawyer, T.J. Burke, has said his client was never given any information about the nature of the allegations but will fight them “tooth and nail.”
— Montreal Gazette (@mtlgazette) July 24, 2018
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) July 23, 2018
Crime rates for the province remains at stable levels according to a new report. The RCMP ‘s annual report for 2017 released yesterday found crimes were up just 0.66 per cent over 2016. The report is even more impressive when crimes of fraud that don’t require police response are being factored into the stats for the first time. Corporal Jullie Rogers-Marsh said the stats show New Brunswick remains one of the safest areas in Canada with a relatively low crime rate, particularly with serious crimes.
— River of Pride | Rivière de la fierté (@RiverOfPride) July 23, 2018
“As it turns out, this chocolate bar was an edible marijuana product, and the recommended dosage for an adult was one square per day, and the child ate 15 of them.” https://t.co/WL6kJpBcTB
— CTV Atlantic (@CTVAtlantic) July 23, 2018
— scotty horsman (@scottyhorsman) July 24, 2018
This week will see the longest lunar eclipse in a century, lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes.
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) July 23, 2018
— CTV Atlantic (@CTVAtlantic) July 24, 2018
You can track tagged sharks (there’s one off the coast of Nova Scotia right now!) …CLICK HERE.
— Swimming Canada (@SwimmingCanada) July 23, 2018
Moncton swimmer Danielle Dorris who swims for CNBO at the CEPS Pool at UdeM has been named to the Canadian National Paralympic team that’s heading to Cairns, Australia for the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships Aug. 9-13. Dani is the current Canadian record holder in four swimming events.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 24, 2018
The Blue Jays were hoping to stretch their win streak to four games, but the Minnesota Twins had other ideas. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and Logan Morrison added a solo shot and drove in three as Minnesota downed Toronto 8-3 in the opener of a three-game series.
Get all the scores HERE.