Headlines: Rainy and cool today / Gas prices DROPPING / All time record number of New Brunswickers voted early / Moncton man facing drugs and weapons charges / New Dieppe community centre more than a million dollars over budget because of Trump’s tarriffs / School News! / Jays win
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Showers & drizzle. (5 mm.) A little windy. High 14.
Tonight: Rain ending near midnight then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Low 8.
Tomorrow: Mainly cloudy a chance of showers. High 14.
Gas prices dropped more than 4¢ last week…and experts say they think it will drop another three cents tonight. Unlike last week they’re also expecting diesel to drop…maybe two cents. Regular self serve has been selling for around $1.25 a litre this week in Greater Moncton.
(Get up to date gas prices anytime HERE)
Elections NB has finished counting the number of people who voted in advance polls on Saturday & Monday …they had estimated more than 60,000…but the actual number is 87,643! That’s a record 23% of eligible voters hitting the advance polls, 30% more than 2014; 78% more than 2010.
[ADVANCE VOTING] Final count for last day of advance voting is just over 87 000 surpassing the total of 67 000 in 2014!
[SCRUTIN PAR ANTICIPATION] La somme du dernier jour de vote au scrutin par anticipation hausse le total à 87 000 votes, surpassant le total de 67 000 en 2014!
— ElectionsNB (@ElectionsNB) September 18, 2018
From the election campaign…PC leader Blaine Higgs says that if elected the Tories will make it cheaper to buy a vehicle…saying that people are being “gouged”. He says a Tory government would make a change so that people would pay the tax on the actual purchase price, rather than the book value. Higgs says he would also eliminate the front licence plate and give drivers the option to pay for vehicle registration every two years instead of annually.
Don’t know where to vote on Monday? Check out Scotty & Tony’s Election Section!
— RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) September 18, 2018
A 28-year-old man is facing several charges after firearms and drugs were seized from a residence in Moncton…On September 7th, Codiac RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Galbraith Crescent and seized six firearms (three were loaded), illegal cigarettes, a portable hash oil extractor and a quantity of drugs believed to be cocaine and marijuana. A 28-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were arrested at the scene. Logan Furlong from Moncton appeared in provincial court on September 11th and was charged with seven offenses including possession of cocaine with the purpose of trafficking & possession of loaded prohibited firearm. He’s in custody and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial court again on September 25th. The 33-year-old woman was released and is scheduled to appear in court in December.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) September 18, 2018
Donald Trump’s tariffs on Canada are having a direct effect on the cost of Dieppe’s new Intergenerational Community Complex. Tariffs on iron and lumber will inflate the cost of the center from the original estimate of 29 million to 30.5 million dollars. Mayor Yvon Lapierre said everything else appears to be going according to plan, barring any other tariffs. The city is hoping the new center will be open in 2020.
– It’s Meet-the-teacher night tonight at Riverview High School from 6:00-7:30 pm. The PSSC will meet afterwards in the theatre at 7:30.
– On Friday, September 21st Leadership students will be holding a popcorn and PJ Day at Bessborough School. Funds raised will support the Terry Fox Walk for Cancer Research.
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— CTV Atlantic (@CTVAtlantic) September 19, 2018
— Angus Reid Institute (@angusreidorg) September 18, 2018
A national survey by the Angus Reid Institute says most Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among young people…almost 90 per cent say that people under 18 shouldn’t be allowed to buy vaping products.
It was not a pretty win for the Jays, but they’ll take it, writes Richard Griffin. Their own yearlong inability to execute defensive fundamentals continued, and struggling starter Aaron Sanchez was not at his best but still deserved better. https://t.co/6R3J93SjOO
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) September 19, 2018
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