Headlines: *HEAT ALERT LEVEL ONE ISSUED* Sun & clouds with a chance of showers this afternoon. High 29. Humidex 37. / RCMP looking for missing Moncton mom & daughter / Moncton Council votes to stop construction on East End Pool…and “flip flops” on Mountain Road bike lane changes #OffTheDeepEnd / Riverview Play Park to be named after Becca Schofield / Another bear spray attack in Moncton
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun & clouds today with a chance of showers this afternoon. High 29. Humidex 37.
Tonight: Mainly cloudy with a chance of showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Windy. Low 20.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. High 28. Humidex 36.
— N.B. Dept. of Health (@NBHealth) August 27, 2018
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) August 27, 2018
Codiac RCMP are asking for your help finding a 24-year-old Moncton woman and her seven-year old daughter. Samantha Thebeau and, her daughter, Kaylee Thebeau were last seen on Mountain Road near Plaza Boulevard in Moncton, on August 16th.
Samantha Thebeau is described as being approximately 5’6″ tall, weighing 146 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. Kaylee Thebeau is approximately 3’8″ tall, weighs approximately 64 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.
On August 20, 2018, police were asked to check on their well-being by family. Police have followed up several leads to try and locate them, but have so far been unsuccessful. It is believed that mother and daughter are together.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400.
“We are incredibly grateful to the committee who has chosen to name this important part of our community after our daughter Becca. It would have meant so much to her.” https://t.co/CqbIxCR6AY #BeccaToldMeTo #Moncton
— Global New Brunswick (@Global_NB) August 27, 2018
The All World Super Playpark at Frank L. Bowser School will be renamed in honour of late teen Rebecca Schofield who passed away from cancer in February. The announcement was made at the school in Riverview yesterday..the school that Becca went to as a youngster. A $650,000 fundraising campaign has been launched to completely revamp the park including making it more accessible.
For more information on the fundraising campaign and the new park click https://rebeccaschofieldpark.com/.
City Council passed a unanimous motion yesterday to halt construction of the East End Pool…city staff will now look into how much it will cost to have a 1.5 metre deep end. Current plans are for a pool that’s one metre deep at a cost of 2.3 million dollars. The meeting yesterday also highlighted the divisions between those who say they knew about the depth of the pool, and those who say they weren’t properly informed. Mayor Dawn Arnold said she was aware based on designs provided to council back in February. Seven other councillors told CBC last week they either were not aware the pool would be one metre or don’t recall being informed. Mayor Arnold did tell the Times & Transcript that “communication could have been better” and also took the opportunity to say that there’s a lot of emotion attached to this project and that “I think we have a tendency to forget the world has moved on and virtually no communities are building pools with really, really deep ends and diving boards today.”
City councillors also voted Monday to flip flop on the decision that was made last week to eliminate those new bike lanes on Mountain Road. That stretch between Woodhaven and Front Mountain will remain a three lane with bike lanes on either side. Coun. Bryan Butler had argued last week for returning Mountain Road to four lanes after complaints from his constituents. While checking out the changes, Butler said, he almost collided with another vehicle while trying to make a turn from the centre lane. But yesterday, Coun. Pierre Boudreau raised the issue again, saying five weeks isn’t enough time to see if the changes work. Council passed a motion to delay the restoration of that stretch of road until September 2019.
— Times & Transcript (@TimesTranscript) August 27, 2018
Another suspected bear spray attack in the city over the weekend…it happened late Sunday night at an apartment building on Atkinson (between Killam & Mountain over near Fairlanes) Two people had to leave their apartment after someone sprayed the bear spray in a window. The Moncton Fire Department spent about 20 minutes airing the place out and police are investigating.
Please note that all pools at the Aquatic and Sports Centre will be closed from August 27 to September 3 to allow annual maintenance of the facilities. The reception will be open from August 27 to 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for payments, reservations and registrations. pic.twitter.com/6fNLzPnadw
— City of Dieppe (@CityofDieppe) August 24, 2018
Liberal gov’t has approved saliva screening roadside test for
marijuana. The screening equipment will be used by law enforcement
to test for THC, the main psychoactive agent in cannabis.#cdnpoli
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) August 27, 2018
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