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Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun & clouds. High 24. Humidex 31.
Tonight: Showers tonight. Maybe thundershowers overnight. Low 19.
Tomorrow: Periods of rain with risk of a thundershower. Windy. High 21. Muggy.

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This time tomorrow morning we might be paying $1.20 something for regular gas! The EUB is expected to raise prices 13 cents a litre or MORE tonight when they make their weekly adjustment. That would be the largest single jump in gas prices here in New Brunswick since September of 2008. Regular self serve is just under $1.10 a litre right now in the Greater Moncton area.

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Developers of the old Moncton High School were back in front of city council last night asking for the property to be rezoned and for permission to add another 900 parking spaces. The former high school currently has about 100 parking spaces, but developers want 351 more on the lot at the school and another 559 spaces on the lot at the former football field further down Church street. Developers are planning for one of the tenants of the building to be a large commercial call centre with hundreds of workers on overlapping shifts...and so...lots of parking is needed. We also found out that developers will be expanding the old school by about 10,000 square feet but have assured the city planning department that the major historical features of the school will remain intact. Mayor Dawn Arnold tells the CBC that the city will be meeting with residents to ensure people understand the project.

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The Anglophone East school district launched a bus route computer program over the Summer that has a lot of parents and students confused... Superintendant Gregg Ingersoll says that it's because the program is "so precise" but if a bus picked a kid up last year...it will still pick up a student this year. So they're working out some bugs there. Meanwhile...a bus in Saint John missed an entire street full of kids yesterday! Anglo South officials say that it was "driver error" and that it won't happen again. 

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Big cabinet shuffle in Fredericton yesterday...three long time ministers are OUT of the Gallant cabinet...long time cabinet ministers Victor Boudreau, Don Arsenault, and Ed Doherty. Word is that none of them plan to reoffer in the election a year from now. Benoit Bourque is moving into a high-profile position as minister of Health. Andrew Harvey is the new minister of Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs and Gilles LePage is the minister of Labour, Employment and Population Growth.

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Air Transat has launched an airlift to get all its travellers out of the Dominican Republic ahead of the arrival of hurricane Irma. The Montreal-based airline said late yesterday it was sending 10 aircraft to the Caribbean nation -- seven to Punta Cana, two to Puerto Plata and one to Samana. All aircraft is expected to arrive in the Dominican Republic sometime this morning and passengers should be back in Canada by this afternoon or early evening. The holiday travel airline did not say how many of its travellers would board the flights back to Canada.

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The Boston Red Sox needed 19 innings and six hours to beat the Blue Jays 3-2 last night. It was the second longest game ever at Fenway Park.

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The Moncton Fisher Cats start the second round of the senior baseball playoffs tonight...Game one against the Chatham Ironmen is in Miramichi.

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Get all the score HERE.

 

 

 

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