What's Trending - Friday, October 6th

Friday, October 6th 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: sun & clouds today. A chance of showers this afternoon into this evening. High 18.
Tonight: Clearing up overnight. Low plus 5 with risk of frost.
Saturday: Sun & clouds.  High 19.
Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. High 20.
Thanksgiving Monday:  Cloudy with a chance of showers. High 20.

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The proposed 15.7-billion-dollar Energy East pipeline is dead. TransCanada Corporation blames what it calls ''substantial uncertainty'' over regulatory panel decisions from the National Energy Board. The project has opened deep rifts in political circles. Premier Brian Galland and the Alberta premier expressed disappointment, while Quebec politicians like Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre celebrated its demise. Coderre had voiced concerns about the potential environmental risks of Energy East. Behind the scenes critics say that Quebec was upset it wasn't getting enough money from the deal. Financial experts say the project was doomed the moment that oil started to take a tumble on the markets. Whatever the cause...The end of the story for us means we're out thousands of jobs and billions of dollars here in New Brunswick.

Read more HERE.

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NBCC's Kris Kierstead, the director of capital and infrastructure planning, says Asbestos and lead paint found at the NBCC campus in Moncton this summer doesn't pose an immediate risk to students and staff. But the gymnasium, where asbestos was found in the ceiling, will be off limits for athletics.  Results from air-quality testing around the campus came back showing released air quality at the college within acceptable limits.

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NB Power says there is a texting scam going around where you get a text saying that you're getting a rebate...and there's a link to click to get your money. There's no rebate...it's scammers. You should be as careful with texts as you are with emails. People want to steal your money!

Meanwhile...Power rates could be going up here in New Brunswick. N-B Power filed a rate application with the Energy and Utilities Board yesterday. The increase would be about two per cent, amounting to an extra four dollars a month for the average home. A hearing on the rate application is expected to be held in February.

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The Weather Channel in the States released it's annual list of winter storm names this week...There are 26 of them. (Dear god if we get 26 winter storms I AM OUT! >Tony) Anyway names range from Aiden, Benji & Ethan on the guys side to Polly, Violet & Skyler on the girls side. "Winter Storm Benji" doesn't strike a lot of fear into me. I think they should be scary names...like "Winter Storm SATAN!!!" That would make me run out and get the storm chips...

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School news...The annual Energizing Evergreen Walkathon Fundraiser kicks off today! The Walkathon itself will be taking place at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1st. Students will be out raising pledges over the next month.

Caledonia Regional High School's Annual Terry Fox Run is happening today, weather permitting. Good job kids!

Submit YOUR school news HERE!

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The Moncton Wildcats head out on a three game Quebec road trip this weekend...they're in Sherbrooke tonight...at Drummondville Saturday afternoon...and in Rimouski Sunday afternoon.

Follow the action HERE.

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High School Football:
Last Night: L'Odyssee beats Mathieu-Martin 35-0 in Acadie Bowl IX at Rocky Stone
Tonight: Homecoming game - Moncton High vs Trimble at Woody Hayes Field at 7pm...Macnaughton visits Saint John High at Canada Games Field at 7pm...and Tantramar hosts Riverview High at Mount A...7pm.

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