What's Trending - Friday, September 1st

Friday, September 1st 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sunny to start...then sun & clouds with  a chance of showers. High of 14.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 8.
Saturday: Sun & clouds. High 17.
Sunday: Increasing clouds. High 21.
Labour Day Monday: Showers. High 19.

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Breaking: Experts say that the price of gas could jump up as much as 9 cents tonight in a special reset because of the situation in Houston...

Read more HERE

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It's been a year since she was last seen walking on McLaughlin Drive in Moncton...and Jamie Springer's family remains hopeful that she is still out there somewhere...but say they are also afraid of what may have happened to her. Jami's dad Brent tells the CBC that the family is distraught...and wonders if the "nightmare will ever end." He also said that the family continues to get regular updates from the RCMP on their investigation. If you have any information on the disappearance of Jami Springer...she was last seen a year ago yesterday on McLaughlin Drive in Moncton...please contact police. There's a sizeable reward...$12,000 is being offered for info that leads to police finding her.

More info & pics HERE.

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The Turtle Creek Watershed was sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate on Wednesday, despite a request by Mayor Dawn Arnold that the province put a stop to spraying in an area, which supplies drinking water for about 100,000 people. The herbicide, used to kill weeds, is used in New Brunswick to protect softwood tree plantings. In an email to the Times and Transcript, Provincial spokesman Marc André Chiasson said that "the Government of New Brunswick continues to rely on expert evaluation from Health Canada to make decisions based on facts and scientific data."

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If it feels like you have less money in your pocket...you're probably right! New Brunswick is one of only two provinces in the country that saw average weekly wages DROP in the last year. The amount that the average person earns in a week here in New Brunswick is down 83 cents to $876 a week. You're thinking...OK...83 cents...that's not terrible right? Well sure...until you hear that wages are UP almost $20 a week in Nova Scotia. Almost $20! (what do they have that we don't have??? Boats??? Stupid boats. >Tony) The average weekly wage for the entire country is $974. That's almost $100 more a week than here in NB.

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University of Moncton has a brand new alcohol policy for the coming school year. Campus bars and all other activities involving alcohol will have to follow the New Brunswick's Liquor Control Act. The requirement includes orientation activities for new students. People who violate the policy can be fined, evicted from residence or banned from campus, among other penalties. The CBC reports the policy was created to try to eliminate excessive drinking at the university.

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The province's first 2 electric buses will be introduced to the school fleet beginning next week. Treasury Board President, Roger Melanson told the Times and Transcript the buses are part of an action plan to address our carbon footprint. Each bus cost $300,000, three times the cost of a regular school bus. However, they have a 15-year life span, and will be more cost-effective, with the cost of energy one-third the price of fuel. Melanson admits the up-front cost is more, but long-term, it's a better deal.  One bus will operate in the Anglophone East School with the other serving Francophone South.

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Hunter Brothers farm in Florenceville-Bristol is making national headlines again for their corn maze...this time it's a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last year, a corn maze was designed around Jose Bautista’s famous bat flip. Maybe Florenceville is a little far to drive for a corn maze? You can check out the video on our what's trending page....and it's a good time to remind you that our friends at the Green Pig in Salisbury open their corn maze for the season tomorrow! The Green Pig's theme this year is Canada 150!

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New Brunswick RCMP say 12 new charges have been laid against a Fredericton man as part of an investigation into outlaw motorcycle gangs. R-C-M-P say 48-year-old Robin Moulton, a full-patch member of the Hells Angels M-C Nomads,  was arrested on August 22nd near Woodstock. Moulton appeared in a Saint John court yesterday and police say two previous charges were withdrawn and 12 weapons and drug-related charges were laid.

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Three home runs from Kendrys Morales was enough to stop a four game losing streak for the Blue Jays...Toronto wins in Baltimore 11-8. The Yankees beat Boston 6-2. 

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The Moncton Fisher Cats took game one of their senior baseball playoff series...they beat Charlottetown 7-5 last night at Kiwanis Park. Game 2 is on the Island tonight and then they're back here in Moncton for game 3 on Sunday evening.

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Exhibition high school football tonight at Woody Hayes community field...Harrison Trimble hosts L'Odyssee. Kickoff is 7pm. High school regular season starts next week.

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Get all the scores HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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