WHAT'S TRENDING TUES AUG 21

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>WEATHER... Beach Water Reports & Summer Links HERE

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Moncton City Council voted to cover any losses that the Moncton Magic basketball team runs into from playing their games at the new Moncton Events Centre... it's up to a certain amount... the Times & Transcript says it could be over $300,000... they'll also get compensation if games can't be played there because of a previous booking... the team was planning on playing at the Coliseum because moving to a new venue early in the franchise history isn't ideal... projections had the team losing money playing in the new building, so Council came up with this arrangement... not everyone voted Yes...  Bryan Butler and Paul Pellerin were No votes and Pellerin Facebooked about it (partial quote: " If this centre was to be an economic generator as some stated, why is the taxpayer being asked to guarantee losses for a professional team?")... then he posted a meme called The Debt Star and lyrics to the Country Classic "Rose Colored Glasses".
BTW... the City also voted to loan St Pats Family Centre around $10,000...


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Moncton Council also approved spending almost $160,000 to change cut down trees and flatten the hills (and other work) at Sommet Park to make it safer and less inviting to illegal activity... a number of councilors voted against this... Councilor Paulette Theriault said "There will be backlash, I can assure you." Thériault read a quote from former NB lieutenant-governor Herménégilde Chiasson (he was a founding member of the Aberdeen Cultural Centre)... seeing the hills/ berms "replaced by a vulgar lawn is a step backward.”

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>Q League Pre-season... Wildcats play Charlottetown at 7:00 tonight at Superior Propane Centre...  tix go on sale at 5:00p today at the rink... Cats play Saint John on Wednesday at 7p at SPC...
(For more info call 506-382-5555)
>Moncton Wildcats training camp sched...
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All the sports, all the scores here (http://www.flashscore.ca/)
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Fredericton Police are back on the job today at 7am...
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>Blood Pressure meds recall...
Health Canada is recalling a list of Valsartan medications because they might have something in them that can increase the risk of cancer... all the recalled meds use a Valsartan ingredient manufactured in China... CLICK HERE for the big list... if you're taking one of these medicines don't stop the drug on your own- call your doctor!
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>28 NB firefighters are in B.C. to help fight the wildfires there. If you'd like to donate to the Red Cross to help people going through this CLICK HERE



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>Pride Week Info... River of Pride activities continue today... CLICK HERE for the whole schedule...

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