Headlines: Cooler today…still muggy though…rainy, windy and maybe thundershowers later / Gas prices drop (barely) / City of Moncton says there’s blue-green algae at our drinking water source / First responders rescue man with “self inflicted wounds” from church roof on Hildegard / Jays collapse and lose in 11th…Red Sox rained out
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Becoming cloudy this morning then periods of rain. Maybe thundershowers late this afternoon and this evening. Windy today. High 23. Humidex 31.
Tonight: Periods of rain ending overnight then cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 19.
Tomorrow: Cloudy to start…then sun and clouds later. High 28. Humidex 35.
Gas prices dropped…one tenth of a cent last night. The new maximum for regular self serve is $1.28.8 a litre. Just to remind you how ugly that is…regular was selling for just over $1.04 a litre this time last year around the city. Diesel didn’t move at all…it’s at $1.32.4. Propane is down 2.1¢ to a maximum of $1.02.2.
(Get up to date gas prices anytime HERE)
The City of Moncton informed us yesterday that there’s blue-green algae present again in the Turtle Creek Watershed. That’s the water source for most of Greater Moncton. The City says that the water remains safe to drink and staff are monitoring the situation. At it’s most toxic blue-green algae is harmful to human health and can be fatal for pets and livestock.
A man spent five hours on the roof of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Hildegard yesterday and eventually had to be rescued. The man, described by police as “emotionally disturbed”, had self inflicted wounds…first responders and a police crisis negotiation team got him down around noon time. The incident resulted in blocked traffic on Hildegard Drive and forced evacuation of a daycare and an adult open doors program in the church. Codiac RCMP aren’t providing any further information on the man’s condition.
Between 8 PM and 8 AM burning is permitted in all counties pic.twitter.com/qTjWQe1Xwe
— NB Forest Fires (@NBForestFires) July 25, 2018
— Government of NB (@Gov_NB) July 25, 2018
— scotty horsman (@scottyhorsman) July 25, 2018
Volunteers needed! The Town of Riverview is currently accepting applications for volunteer firefighters with Riverview Fire & Rescue. Apply today https://t.co/nEEXZE431S Deadline August 15, 2018. pic.twitter.com/RixulqQHJO
— Town of Riverview (@TownofRiverview) July 24, 2018
Training camp is than a month away & we are looking for additional billet families to help during this time! If you or someone you know would be interested in billeting one of our players for camp please call us at 382-5555 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/ytAJcf2aOt
— Moncton Wildcats (@monctonwildcats) July 24, 2018
The Moncton Fisher Cats are back in action tonight at 7:30 in Saint John. Moncton plays at Chatham on Saturday night. The Ironman visit the Fisher Cats at Kiwanis park on Sunday night at 7. Moncton has a record of 13-11 on the season and currently sits in second place behind Chatham. Get the rest of the Fisher Cats schedule HERE.
— Toronto Sun (@TheTorontoSun) July 26, 2018
In the majors last night…The Jays lost in 11, The Yankees lost, The Red Sox were up 5-0…and then got rained out.
Get all the scores HERE.
Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux lists his Que. castle for nearly $22M https://t.co/RD8TShuENz
— scotty horsman (@scottyhorsman) July 26, 2018