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Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Greater Moncton Weather: (Extended forecast HERE)
Today: Sun and clouds. High 21. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight: Mainly cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 10.
Tomorrow: Sun & clouds. A chance of showers late in the afternoon with risk of thundershowers. High 29. Humidex 32.

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Gas prices are supposed to go UP 3 cents tonight. Experts are blaming oil prices which have been climbing for the last 10 days on the markets. Regular self-serve has been selling for just under $1.04 at most places in Greater Moncton this week. (Check gas prices anytime HERE)

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Traffic: The City of Dieppe says that roadwork continues today at the intersection of Collège and Champlain Streets. Champlain Street is down to three lanes of traffic.

The Causeway is down to one lane coming from Riverview because of bridge construction.

The City of Moncton says they're doing storm sewer repair on Purdy Ave between Killam and Argyle through Friday...Purdy will be closed to through traffic...There's a detour. There's also work happening today on Connaught Avenue, at the Lefurgey Avenue intersection...it'll be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (Wednesday, May 17, weather permitting.) 

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The Anglophone East District Education Council has submitted it's list of high end capital projects to the province...the Times & Transcript reports that these projects get ranked by the Education Department and we find out if they happen next Winter...On the list: An addition for Riverview East School...RES isn't even three years old but it's at about 90% capacity and the district says that there will probably be portables on the property there next year. Also on the list of requests...new schools to replace Bessborough and Salisbury Elementary...and a mid-life upgrade for Riverview High. Aubrey Kirkpatrick from the district says they can keep RHS running well for another two decades for about $5 million.  (Read more HERE)

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The Times & Transcript is reporting that the NB Liquor discount depot at the Salisbury exit is back open after a $300,000 reno...some of the deals: two 24s for $60...everything that's not in the cooler is "buy 12 get a 15% discount"...and then there are those no name liquors and spot deals. (I still remember the time I got a quart of some weird fruit flavoured tequila there for $8...good times! >Tony) *Oh...and please enjoy responsibly...

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The Greater Moncton SPCA is hoping to build new a $5.8 million headquarters at a new location in the Caledonia Industrial Park. The group unveiled plans for the nearly 25,000 sq/ft building yesterday and say they hope to secure funding from the government and through fundraising. Their current location, also in the Caledonia Industrial Park, is more than 35 years old. (Read more HERE)

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Kindness Meters are back in downtown Moncton...they look just like parking meters...except they're bright yellow...you can put your spare change in them and support three different organizations...Youth Impact, the Salvus Clinic, and and the YMCA Reconnect Street Intervention program. The City of Moncton has a by-law prohibiting panhandling downtown...and placed the kindness meters there so you can still give if you want to.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville beat Anaheim 2-1 last night to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Ottawa hosts Pittsburgh tonight...that series is tied at one.

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The Blue Jays lost 9-5 to Atlanta yesterday. (My buddy Tim Churchill was at the game and sent me this text: "I've been to five Jays games and they've lost every one!" Well Tim...on behalf of the rest of us Jays fans...please stop going to games. >Tony) 

Get all of last night's scores HERE.

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