Headlines: Clouding over today…High 12. Really rainy tonight and tomorrow / Officials investigating overnight fires in Riverview & Moncton / City giving UFC event $150,000 / NB Power warning about text message scam / Codiac Transpo: People aren’t using extra buses for downtown events / NAFTA replacement ups duty free limits / Cats host Screaming Eagles tonight at Avenir Centre / MLB Playoffs start today
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Increasing clouds this morning. High 12.
Tonight: Periods of rain beginning this evening. (15 to 25 mm tonight) A little windy. Low 9.
Tomorrow: Periods of rain. (Another 20 mm). Windy in the morning. High 17.
A series of suspicious in the Riverview and Moncton areas tonight are keeping fire crews busy. No injuries reported and damage is minimal. Fire investigators and RCMP investigating. pic.twitter.com/pZlGip5yl2
— Wade Perry (@wadeperry1969) October 2, 2018
— Telegraph-Journal (@TJProvincial) October 2, 2018
The City of Moncton is giving $150,000 to the upcoming UFC event at the Avenir Centre. City staff say the event will generate millions in economic spin offs and Moncton will get a ton of exposure because it’s being broadcast around the world. Two councilors voted against the payment last night at council…Paul Pellerin wondered why the city is subsidizing a professional basketball team and now a fighting event. But Deputy Mayor Greg Turner said that he’s heard that the UFC event is already responsible for booking more than a thousand hotel stays connected with the event on October 27th. Tickets for the UFC Fight Night range from $78 to almost $1,400 for the event…The Times & Transcript is reporting that it’s about half sold out.
In a growing text message con, scammers are claiming to offer a reimbursement from NB Power and other companies in an effort to get fast cash. Please don’t click on the link; report it to the Canada Anti Fraud Centre https://t.co/Ego1ZKFaFm pic.twitter.com/XF1y0evqso
— NB Power (@NB_Power) October 1, 2018
NB Power is warning again about texting scams that target your bank account. You get a text saying NB Power has sent you a refund…click the link for more…then you enter your bank account details and whammo…the crooks steal your money. The utility is urging New Brunswickers to report incidents of the scam to the Canada Anti-Fraud Centre. Click HERE for more info.
— CBC New Brunswick (@CBCNB) October 2, 2018
Codiac Transpo says that people haven’t been taking advantage of the extra buses in service for events at the new Avenir Centre. A spokesperson tells the CBC that they’re a little surprised because ” they have the best parking spot…right next to the front door”.
NAFTA replacement raises duty-free shopping limits for Canadians https://t.co/LaxzQVRsN4
— CTV News (@CTVNews) October 1, 2018
The Wildcats host the Screaming Eagles Tuesday night at 7pm here at the Avenir Centre. See you then. #DefendTheDen
— Moncton Wildcats (@monctonwildcats) September 30, 2018
The Moncton Wildcats host the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles tonight at 7pm at the Avenir Centre.
The field is set.
What are your picks?
— MLB (@MLB) October 2, 2018
Get all the scores HERE.