Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Mainly sunny. High 31. Humidex 37.
Tonight: A few clouds. Low 14.
Tomorrow: Clouding over. A chance of showers in the afternoon. High 26. Humidex 34.
Two days after the fatal shooting that claimed the lives of two police officers and two civilians in New Brunswick’s capital, new details of Friday’s rash of violence began to emerge in witness accounts.https://t.co/D3g8ytgfZy
— CTV Atlantic (@CTVAtlantic) August 12, 2018
Here’s what we know about the shootings in Fredericton on Friday morning…
Four people were killed…2 police officers and 2 civilians…1 other person was sent to hospital. Constable Sara Mae Helen Burns, 43, and Constable Lawrence Robert (Robb) Costello, 45, and Donald Adam Robichaud, 42, and Bobbie Lee Wright, 32. The shooter, 48 year old Matthew Vincent Raymond is in police custody and is recovering from.what the police describe are “serious wounds”. A lady that works in the apartment rental office told reporters that he was “utterly normal” and “He didn’t seem like a disturbed individual in any way.” The CBC says “Police haven’t released many details about Raymond, saying only that he allegedly shot the victims from an elevated position using a long gun. He was not known to police.” Raymond has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 12, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Fredericton yesterday paying his respects and offering condolences following Friday’s shooting. After placing flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Fredericton Police Force headquarters, Trudeau said the tragedy has launched a national conversation about keeping police officers and communities safer.
Public invited to share thoughts in books of condolences.https://t.co/vwJSf5YrfH
— City of Fredericton (@CityFredGov) August 12, 2018
In Fredericton, the book of condolences for the families, friends and colleagues of the two fallen officers will be available in council chambers, at 397 Queen St., starting 10 a.m. Monday.
In Saint John, books of condolences will be available at 1 Peel Plaza, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., also starting Monday.
Amirault Street, between Frédéric and Louis streets, will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction on Monday, August 13. This lane reduction is necessary to allow for work on the water and sewer system.
— City of Dieppe (@CityofDieppe) August 12, 2018
#Dieppe: Amirault Street, between Frédéric and Louis streets, will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction today for work on the water and sewer system.
— Times & Transcript (@TimesTranscript) August 12, 2018
A very loud and fast accident on Pine Glen Road in Riverview Saturday night…A driver lost control and ended up skidding down the sidewalk for several hundred feet before plowing into one of those gigantic town flower pots. Thankfully the normal busy sidewalk, right across Pine Glen from the middle school soccer field, was empty. You could see the skid marks on sidewalk yesterday. Amazingly, even though the car was quite wrecked, the driver didn’t appear to be injured. You could see from the pictures on Facebook Saturday night that the accident drew quite a crowd. People who witnessed the crash from their patios and yards say that the car was going more than twice the posted limit of 50 clicks an hour and that the driver appeared to be quite impaired. When the car hit the flower pot the pot flew through the air and crashed into the side of the hands on Learning Centre’s bus. We drove by there yesterday and you could see the damage. Witnesses say that the RCMP took the driver away in custody.
The New Country 969 Back to School Supply Drive 2018 gets underway at CF Champlain! You can drop donations in the box near the inside entrance of Walmart for the next two weeks. Thanks for your generous donations to families in Greater Moncton! (Here’s the official list of what students in Anglo East need this coming school year: http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/School-Supplies.aspx)
— Moncton Wildcats (@monctonwildcats) August 10, 2018
The Moncton Fisher Cats play in Chatham tonight. Moncton’s next home game is next tomorrow night at Kiwanis Park.
Bronze in the 100 Fly final…I like Australia, 4 X medal, 3 X PB, 2 X Canadian records…now a 33 hour journey home. @SwimmingCanada @SwimNB @jdirvinglimited @cbcsports #ParaPanPacs2018 #NBProud #YesWeCan #vacationtime pic.twitter.com/cmUxfOyT8y
— Danielle Dorris S8 (@fljp2002) August 13, 2018
15 year old Danielle Dorris from Moncton set two Canadian records and brings home medals from the Para Pan Pacific Swimming Championship that wrapped up in Cairns, Australia yesterday. Dorris set new records in the 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly at the meet.
The U-16 Moncton Rebels ladies softball team won the silver medal at provincials losing 14-7 in the gold medal game against host KV. The Rebels are heading to Easterns in Nova Scotia in a couple of weeks.
Tiger wins $1,188,000 for 2nd place PGA Championship finish, his first $1M on-course check in more than four years.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 12, 2018
Brooks Koepka won his first P-G-A Championship yesterday…and normally a dude winning his second major this year would be what everybody was talking about…but Tiger Woods finished second and at one point was only one shot off the lead on the back nine so that’s basically all that people are talking about.
In the Majors the Jays beat Tampa 2-1 to avoid a sweep…Boston swept Baltimore on the weekend.
Get all the scores HERE.