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Friday, September 8th 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun & clouds. A little windy. High 22.
Tonight: A few clouds. Low 10.
Saturday: Increasing clouds. A chance of showers late afternoon. High 21.
Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. High 16.

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Dozens of power crews from New Brunswick are headed to Florida as that state braces for Hurricane Irma this weekend. K-Line Construction Ltd., based just outside Woodstock, sent 21 trucks and 49 workers on Wednesday evening...including linemen, mechanics, supervisors and safety managers. A spokesperson told Global News that there are probably about 350 New Brunswickers heading down south...it's part of a mutual aid network...when these big storms happen they all get on the phone and see who can help out.

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Weather experts say that Hurricane Irma is now twice the size of Hurricane Andrew...the 1992 storm that killed 65 people, cost $26 B, and destroyed 63,000 homes. One weather expert tweeted last night that Irma is so powerful that it's  showing up on seismometers used to measure earthquakes... 

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Tantramar Regional High School closed early yesterday...students were on the buses home by 1pm. According to district officials "a fire alarm kept randomly setting off" so the Sackville Fire Department advised the school to send kids home so they could fix it.

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The New Brunswick government is organizing a series of job fairs across the province and Canada to recruit workers to fill job vacancies. There are 32-hundred jobs posted on N-B jobs-dot c-a, with employers looking to fill positions across the province. Stats Can reports the province's unemployment rate has fallen to 6.5 per cent and the labour force has declined to just over 377-thousand -- the lowest estimate since 2003.

Click HERE to find a job!

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Halifax, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto are among the cities vying to become Amazon's next home. The online retailer is looking for a site for a new North American headquarters, in addition to its Seattle location. Amazon plans to spend more than five-billion dollars to build a new operations centre, housing as many as 50-thousand employees with average salaries in excess of $100,000 US. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage told CBC his city plans to put together a "wow bid" for the company. (Um...helloooo...Moncton? Let's do this! >Tony)

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The New Brunswick High School football regular season kicks off tonight...Harrison Trimble hosts L'Odyssee at Woody Hayes field at 7pm. Moncton High is on the road at Saint John High School and Mathieu Martin plays at Fredericton High. Tomorrow afternoon Tantramar hosts Leo Hayes and BMHS plays at Riverview High...both games are at 1pm.

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The Moncton Fisher Cats playoff game in Miramichi was postponed again because of rain yesterday...so game one now goes tonight at Chatham...and that means game two will now go Saturday night at Kiwanis Park here in Moncton.

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Moncton Wildcats exhibition action this weekend...The Cats play the Halifax Mooseheads tomorrow afternoon at 4 in Springhill.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

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Also happening in Greater Moncton this weekend...The U-13 National Atlantic Baseball Championship! Eight teams from across Atlantic Canada are playing today and tomorrow at the CN Sportsplex. The Moncton Cubs are hosting the event and representing New Brunswick along with the Fredericton Royals.

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NFL regular season got underway last night...Kansas City stunned New England at home 42-27.

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Get all the scores HERE.

 

 

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