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Tuesday, July 11th 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Cloudy this morning. Clearing this afternoon. Windy. High 27. Humidex 32.
Tonight: A few clouds. Low 16.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. High 25. 

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Parlee Beach and Murray Beach both had no swimming advisories yesterday...but the tests that led to that were taken on Saturday morning...and there were no warnings posted on the weekend. That means that anyone who swam in those areas did so in water that tested as much as three times the safe limit for fecal bacteria! The province's chief medical officer is defending the late advisories, telling CBC news that "These are the limitations of the system as they are..." and that they're going to "make it better next Summer." She was also asked what the point was of issuing an advisory two days after the fact...and she said they're "trying to be proactive and transparent with the information that we provide to the public." and "We want people to be armed with as much information and knowledge as they can to protect themselves." By the way the signs posted yesterday at the beaches didn't stop some people from going in anyway.

You can check the latest...and apparently two day late...advisories with the link on our Summer storm page...NewCountry969.ca/Storm.

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A accident between a car and giant dump truck on Killam Drive yesterday afternoon about 5pm...from the pictures our friend Wade Perry sent us it looks like the dump truck is right on top of the car! One person was sent to hospital and Codiac RCMP are investigating. By the way...they had to use an excavator to get the car out from underneath the dump truck!

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Codiac RCMP are cracking down on people who drive too fast through residential neighborhoods in Greater Moncton. Sgt. Andre Pepin says they'll be concentrating on areas where the problems are the worst...like school zones, parks and playgrounds. By the way...If you don’t see a speed limit sign posted, the speed limit is 50 kilometers per hour...and the fines start at $172 but go up the more you’re over the limit.

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The City says there will be lane reductions for microsurfacing on Morton, between Elmwood and Wheeler today. Same thing on McLaughlin Drive, between Massey Avenue and Edmond Street, wednesday-friday this week.

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The Jeux de la Francophonie du Canada or Canadian Francophone Games get underway here in Moncton today! Close to 1000 athletes between the ages of 13 and 18 will participate in the games at UdeM stadium.

By the way there is a traffic note about this for tonight...

Traffic Note for tonight: The city of Moncton is advising the public of some road closures associated with the Jeux de la francophonie being held in the region this week. The following streets will be closed to accommodate a parade from 6:45PM to 8:00PM, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Foundry from Record to Main Street. Main Street from Bonaccord to Mechanic Streets. and Downing Street from Main to Assomption Boulevard.

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President...uh..."The Rock"?

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Get ALL of the scores HERE.

 

 

 

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