Headlines: Sun & clouds and a humidex of 31 this morning…clouding over and rainy and cooling off to 16 this afternoon / Buy pizza today…and help build Becca’s Playpark! / City council approves Avenir Centre name…but doesn’t know the details of the contract / More than 60,000 vote in advance NB election polls / Greens want to tax sugary drinks / Get ready to pay more for auto insurance in NB
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun & clouds to start…clouding over near noon then periods of rain. A little windy later. High 25 / Humidex 31 but the temps falling to 16 this afternoon.
Tonight: Periods of rain. (5 mm.) A little windy. Low 12.
Tomorrow: Periods of rain or drizzle. A little windy. High 14.
Today you can buy a pizza at Papa John’s Riverview (that location only) 540 Pinewood Road, and money raised will go back to the Becca Schofield All World Super Playpark fundraiser! (Find out about the playpark renovations in honour of Becca at Frank L. Bowser School at NewCountry969.ca/ScottyAndTony)
Moncton City Council formally ratified the name “Avenir Centre” for the new downtown arena last night…that means they had a vote to approve the name…and council voted 7-2 in favour. Councillors Paul Pellerin and Brian Butler voted against it. Councillor Pellerin said that he didn’t want to approve the name without knowing the full terms of the agreement…but that’s a private deal between SMG Canada and Avenir Hearing…and the deal that SMG signed with the city to manage the centre allows them to keep their contract details with Avenir Hearing confidential…
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) September 17, 2018
The provincial election is in less than a week…next Monday…
Elections NB says that more than 60,000 people voted in advance polls held on Saturday and Monday…that’s close to the record set in 2014.
From the campaign trail yesterday…The Green Party leader David Coon says that if elected they would put a 20 cent a litre tax on sugary drinks and put that money back into schools for health and wellness programs. According to the Greens the average new Brunswicker consumes 110 litres of sugar sweetened beverages every year…and they estimate they would raise about $16 million a year in “sugar tax”… (Read more HERE)
— Times & Transcript (@TimesTranscript) September 17, 2018
Get ready to pay more for auto insurance…NB companies are applying to the New Brunswick Insurance Board for increases as high as 14%…One company…Dominion Insurance has already had a increase approved of more than 8%. The Times & Transcript is reporting that insurance claims last year were about $120 million higher than they were in 2013.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 17, 2018
— Moncton Wildcats (@monctonwildcats) September 17, 2018
Kevin Pillar continued to pound Orioles pitching — to the tune of a .417 average — and the @BlueJays blanked Baltimore 5-0 Monday night to open a three-game set at Camden Yards. https://t.co/nW6lmdRub4
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) September 18, 2018
Get all the scores HERE.