Headlines: Sunny and HOT today…a beautiful weekend ahead! / The election campaign is underway in New Brunswick and we have our first poll / The East End…uh…bath tub? Wading pool? / Moncton water meter batteries failing…city wants customers to “self report usage” / Greater Moncton Pride Parade tomorrow…River of Pride looking for some volunteers / Fisher Cats have a win and a loss at senior nationals…play again tonight
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sunny. High 27.
Tonight: Clear. Low 15 (except 9 in low lying areas.)
Tomorrow: Sunny. High 28. Humidex 32.
Sunday: Sunny. High 27.
— Corporate Research (@CRAInsight) August 23, 2018
The provincial election campaign is underway and we have our first poll…this one is from Corporate Research Associates who surveyed 600 people…50% of New Brunswick decided and leaning voters support the Liberals, 30% back the PC Party, and the NDP and Greens are tied at 7% apiece. 6% back the People’s Alliance. The number of residents who are undecided rests at 14 percent…six percent refused to state a preference…and five percent either support none of the parties or do not plan to vote.
Today’s CRA poll remarkably similar to its August 2014 pre election poll. Both had Liberals with a 20 point lead.
Liberal 50% 48%
PC 30% 28%
Liberals eventually won the 2014 election by 8 points.
— Robert Jones (@cbcjones) August 24, 2018
Look for us in your mailbox today! Our election flyer contains essential voting information: https://t.co/3IK1kPSqLw
— ElectionsNB (@ElectionsNB) August 13, 2018
A bit of a surprise for East End Moncton residents yesterday when it was revealed that their new pool is only going to be a metre deep. In total. No deep end. The city says that was the plan all along and that council was fully aware of that…but a couple of councillors say they were just as surprised as the residents…Councillors Shawn Crossman, Paul Pellerin, Bryan Butler, Greg Turner, Paulette Thériault, and Robert McKee, all told CBC News they were not aware of the depth when they approved the pool. Provincial Finance Minister Cathy Rogers who’s running for re-election in Moncton says she wouldn’t have fought for funding for “a wading pool”. City staff say that the one metre depth was selected so the pool could be more inclusive. The new $2.3 million East End Pool is supposed to open next Summer.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) August 24, 2018
The city of Moncton wants some people to self-report their water use after a number of water meters stopped reporting water consumption because of failing batteries. The meters still record how much water you’re using, they just can’t send the information back for billing. The battery failures are coming 3 or 4 years earlier than expected. In the meantime historical use will be used to bill customers. Coun. Pierre Boudreau said he hopes the issues are covered by warranty and “Anything less than 100 per cent and I won’t be pleased.”
For the Parade to take place, we still need ***10 people*** to help us with street security (you still get to watch the Parade) and flag holding! Allow us to organize this Parade in an organized and safe manner! 🏳️🌈Register ➡️ https://t.co/4Mva9OqZdh pic.twitter.com/tYEpFHIvmx
— River of Pride | Rivière de la fierté (@RiverOfPride) August 23, 2018
This is Pride Week in Greater Moncton…Saturday is the Pride Parade…It starts at 1:30 p.m. and goes from Main & Foundry to Main & Downing. Afterwards is the Pride Park Fair from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park on Assomption Blvd. More info on Pride Week events including street closures for tomorrow’s parade at NewCountry969.ca/ScottyAndTony.
Thank you for your vote! By popular demand, the Lion Ken Gabbey Community Pool will remain open until August 31. From August 27-31 we will have daily open swims from 1:30-4:30 p.m. https://t.co/9FJl2YuqXF
— Riverview P&R (@activeriverview) August 23, 2018
More info about the MADD event on The Scotty & Tony Page!
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— Huddle (@HuddleToday) August 23, 2018
— MonctonFisherCats (@MonctonFC) August 23, 2018
The Moncton Fisher Cats are at the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships in Victoria, B.C….Moncton opened the tournament yesterday with an 8-6 loss to Manitoba, but bounced back last night with a 15-1 mercy rule thumping of host Victoria. Moncton plays Tecumseh, Ontario tonight at 10 our time.
Get their whole schedule and stream games live HERE.
— Boston.com Red Sox News (@BDCSox) August 23, 2018
Get all the scores HERE.
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— Thread Reader App (@threadreaderapp) August 23, 2018