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Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Mainly sunny. High 13.
Tonight: A few clouds. Low plus 2 with patchy frost.
Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. High 12.
Gas prices are supposed to DROP about a cent tonight. Regular self serve has been selling for under $1.07 at a few places around the city. Diesel and home heating oil are heading in the other direction...both are supposed to go UP a couple of cents.
Sears shutting down all remaining stores in Canada: https://t.co/gzgziHlUGh— Huddle (@HuddleToday) October 10, 2017
Sears Canada Inc. is applying for court approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets after failing to find a buyer that would allow it to continue in business. The company wants to start the liquidation sales no later than Oct. 19 and expects them to continue for 10 to 14 weeks. Here in New Brunswick there are two stores...one here in Moncton and one in Fredericton...with about 200 employees between them...and there are almost 400 employees at two contact centres in Edmundston and Saint John that will be laid off as well.
We're all getting new licences. The province unveiled new cards yesterday that have "enhanced security features" that make them more durable and tamper resistant...#unforgeable. It also seems like it's going to be a little more complicated to get them...when you apply for a licence or renew it you get a temporary document first...then the new fancy high tech one gets mailed out to you within a couple of weeks. Sounds like it might be more expensive too (they didn't say that...but it only stands to reason right? >Tony) You won't have to upgrade until your current licence expires.
The Orkin pest control company is out with a list of the rattiest cities in Atlantic Canada...places with the most..uh...rats. Moncton is 4th on the list...and Saint John is third. St. John's Newfoundland is the capital of rat land and Halifax is the second rattiest. Fredericton was 14th. Here in Moncton residents in the Evergreen area have been dealing with giant rat problems that the city, so far anyway, says they're not responsible for. Orkin says that it's this time of year that is considered "peak rat season" because they're trying to find warm places to live for the winter. They suggest sealing up any cracks or gaps in your home larger than a centimetre...and put your garbage out day of instead of night before.
A used book sale will take place at Frank L. Bowser School tonight...from 6 to 8 pm. Cost for each book is $1.
MHS is hosting its first parent night for the students in grade 12, on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:30-8:00. This evening will cover information on considering post-secondary, discussions on financing post-secondary and an outline on things to prepare for throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Some information will be available at www.monctonhigh.ca if a parent and student are unable to attend.
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The Moncton Wildcats are back on home ice tonight...they play Halifax at the Coliseum at 7pm.
The Vegas Golden Knights are the first NHL expansion team to start 3-0. https://t.co/nyiERbhnps— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) October 11, 2017
Chicago Blackhawks spoiled Montreal's home opener with a 3-1 victory over the Canadiens. The Senators finally have their first win of the season as Ottawa beat the Canucks 3-2 in Vancouver. The Vegas Golden Knights' hot start continues. They scored four first-period goals, en route to a 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes in their 1st home opener.
No matter how good a baseball manager is — take Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker, for example — in October he's only as good as his last decision (via @PWSullivan) https://t.co/mPjwh9iRU0 pic.twitter.com/oMcY9M8kQl— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) October 11, 2017
Rain postponed Game 4 of the N-L Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals at Wrigley Field. The game will go today instead. The Yankees and Cleveland play the 5th and deciding game of their ALCS tonight as well.
Get all the scores HERE.