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Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Showers or periods of drizzle. A little windy. High 15.
Tonight: A few showers ending this evening then clearing overnight. Low 6.
Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. High 19.

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Traffic: The City of Dieppe says that roadwork will take place at the intersection of Collège and Champlain Streets on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, weather permitting. During this work, Champlain Street will be reduced to three lanes of traffic.

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The City of Moncton says they're doing storm sewer repair on Purdy Ave between Killam and Argyle through Friday...They're also doing work on Salisbury Road today between Jackson Street and the traffic circle between 9am-4pm.

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The City of Moncton will replace the East End Pool. Council voted 7-4 in favour of replacing the pool after a two hour debate last night...Mayor Dawn Arnold, and councillors Susan Edgett, Greg Turner, and Blair Lawrence all voted against the decision. The Mayor expressed her concerns about the pool being built in an area that has a risk for flooding...saying that "it's a really big investment" and she "doesn't think it's the right thing to do"...but the Moncton East Youth Centre director Pikey French commented to the Times & Transcript that "they just built a brand new fire station 400 yards for where the pool is"...so apparently residents aren't that concerned. Construction of the pool is expected to be finished by the end of next Summer. (Read more HERE)

Also last night at Moncton City Council councillor Charles Léger was elected as the new Deputy Mayor until May 2018.

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The Codiac RCMP is asking for the public's help in locating a 26-year-old man who is a person of interest in an armed robbery.

On May 12, 2017, around 12:30 p.m., a man entered a convenience store on Humphrey Street in Moncton and displayed a firearm to the attendant. The suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money. No one was injured.

The RCMP is looking to speak to 26-year-old Marshall Vuozzo as a person of interest.

Marshall Vuozzo is described as a Caucasian man, with a slender build, 5'10" tall and weighing 180 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He has distinctive tattoos on both hands, with the word "Red" on his right hand and the word "Bull" on his left in stylized characters.

Marshall Vuozzo may be armed and could be dangerous. If sighted, please do not approach or engage him, but contact police immediately.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

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Health Minister Victor Boudreau announced yesterday that he is giving up his controversial 20% stake in a Shediac mega campground project. The proposed campground is in his riding of Shediac-Baubassin-Cap Pele...and his interest in it has been the subect of rumour and innuendo right from the start of the project. A spokesperson for the campground says that Boudreau has forfeited his stake...which means he'll receive nothing in return for it...and his 20% will be split among the remaining four investors.

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Codiac Transpo has announced some temporary schedule changes effective June 4th, 2017.  The changes are necessary due to a shortage of bus drivers.
“This is a proactive decision and we are making every effort to minimize disruptions to our customers,” said Don MacLellan, General Manager of Community Safety Services.  “This is a temporary measure as we are working to recruit drivers and get back to regular service in September.”
Summary of changes:
·        Service will change to hourly between 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday on #50 Red, #62 Hildegard, #63 Lewisville and #65 Killam.
·        There will be reduced late night service hours affecting #51, #52, #61A, #63, #64, #65, #70, #71, #93, #94, #95.
·        #50 Red Line will now be departing South Plaza (Best Buy side).
·        #61 and #61B Elmwood buses will be re-routed along Université and Morton and will no longer travel on Antonine-Maillet and Pascal-Poirier.
·        #65 Killam will reverse direction, leaving from Plaza Blvd. to go directly to the Cineplex on Trinity. It will then resume its run to the hospital.  This route will now depart from the North Plaza (Walmart side).
·        #66 Caledonia will have schedule changes at noon and weekends.
·        To improve connections during early morning and late afternoon traffic periods, the following routes will change to 40-minute frequency periods Monday to Friday.  (#50, #60, #61, #61B, #62, #63, #64, #64B, #65, #67, #68, #70, #71, #80). Routes will then revert back to their regular schedules outside of peak times.
·        The Magnetic Hill shuttle will begin service from South Plaza on June 26 through to September 2.
·        A private contractor bus will serve both #64B Hospitals and the Magnetic Hill shuttle for 3 months.  A 23-passenger mini bus, marked with a Codiac Transpo logo, will serve route #64B while the Magnetic Hill Shuttle will be served by a school bus starting June 26.
·        Helper buses used during construction delays will be limited this summer.
A complete list of route changes can be found in the newest edition of our Rider’s Guide, coming out at the end of May and by visiting codiactranspo.ca.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh tied their series up with Ottawa 1-1 last night with a 1-0 win. Anaheim plays at Nashville tonight in the western conference final...that series is also tied up at 1 apiece.

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The Blue Jays 5 game win streak is over...they lost 10-6 to Atlanta last night. 

Get ALL of the scores HERE.

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