Headlines: Sun & clouds today…high 27! / Gas prices dropping? Diesel going up? #predictions / Gov’t backtracking on some of healthy foods in schools business / Fisher Cats win!
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun & clouds. High 27. Humidex 30.
Tonight: A few clouds. Low 17.
Tomorrow: Clouding over. Showers beginning near noon. Risk of thundershowers in the afternoon. High 26. Humidex 33.
Gas prices are supposed to DROP tonight…experts say less than 2 cents…but diesel and furnace oil are both supposed to go UP…maybe a couple a cents.
Regular self serve has been selling for about $1.28.5 at most stations around the city this week…
(Get up to date gas prices anytime HERE)
The New Brunswick government appears to be easing up on it’s new healthy foods policy at schools after a whole lot of backlash…they now say it was never their intention to draw a hard line when it came to special occasion events and fundraisers. Anglo East tells Global News that they actually received an update on the policy Friday from the Department of Education…here’s a quote: “The spirit of the policy is not to eradicate the rare special occasions where students bring food from home to share with their friends, or when special activities are planned with parents to celebrate important events and holidays.” Some parents groups were going to have to cancel previously planned fundraisers that raised thousands of dollars…the department says those can now go ahead.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) September 4, 2018
From the election campaign trail yesterday…
New Brunswick’s Liberals are promising to improve the Free Tuition program. Leader Gallant said they will raise the threshold for free tuition from 60-thousand dollars. Students whose family income is 70-thousand dollars or less would now be eligible for free tuition at any publicly-funded university or college in New Brunswick. The relief program would also be strengthened for students who don’t qualify for free tuition…that’s currently a sliding scale based on maximum family income of $75,000…The Liberals are promising to raise the income cutoff limit to $123,500.
New Brunswick’s Green party is taking aim at wealthy corporations.
Party Leader David Coon says Greens will stop giving loans, grants and rebates to big businesses. Coon says the party’s economic development strategy would redirect that money to local enterprises producing local goods and services.
Elections NB gender breakdown of officially nominated candidates: 93 of 241 are women. That’s 38.6 per cent, up from 32.2 per cent in the last election.
— Jacques Poitras (@poitrasCBC) September 4, 2018
The FisherCats take a 2-1 series lead with an 8-4 win last night at Kiwanis Park. Lead by a solid complete game outing by Justin Cormier and a 3-run homer by Serge Vautour, the FisherCats head to Fredericton… https://t.co/x4vIBdGu9H
— MonctonFisherCats (@MonctonFC) September 5, 2018
The Moncton Fisher Cats are up 2-1 in their New Brunswick Senior Baseball playoff series against Fredericton…Moncton won 8-4 last night at Kiwanis Park. Game four goes tonight in Fredericton.
In the other series Chatham beat Saint John and have a 2-1 lead in that series.
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 3, 2018
Get all the scores HERE.