What's Trending Aug 15: Gas down 3 cents, Trudeau/ Scheer in town for Acadian Day, BIG free Acadian Day show tonight in Dieppe


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Gas:
3 cent drop in gas prices last night...
The price of regular self serve gas is down to 121.5
Diesel is down 3 cents to 126.4
Propane is down a little at 95.3.
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Federal Heavy Hitters in town for Acadian Day:
Prime Minister Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer are in town for Acadian Day- they’ll both be at the opening ceremony at 5:00p and marching in the Tintamarre afterwards. Just yesterday Trudeau was officially found in conflict of interest by the ethics commissioner in the SNC-Lavalin situation. (link: https://bddy.me/33BK251)
Attention leaders: wanna take over the morning show?
Rule one: can’t talk politics
Rule two: don’t start anything

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More Acadian Day:
They’ll be raising the Acadian flag at Moncton City Hall this morning at 9:00a. At 10a there will be a service at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral (226 St George) and they’ll be unveiling a plaque there at 11a.
There is a big celebration and concert in Dieppe to celebrate Acadian Day and the World Acadian Congress.
^5p is Official ceremony for National Acadian Day at Place 1604 in Dieppe
^5:55p is Le Grand Tintamarre leaving Place 1604 in Dieppe
^7p is the National Acadian Day Show at the MusiquArt site on Notre Dame St
The Acadian Day Show in Dieppe on Aug 15 will be free.
*Note Free Bus: Codiac Transpo is offering free bus service, if you’re going to the party, starting at 5p. “Regular bus service will be free for all routes in Greater Moncton until 11:45p,” and they’ll have special shuttles from the MusiquArt site on Notre-Dame Street in Dieppe starting at 10:30p.
*There’ll be some street closures in downtown Dieppe for the Tintamarre and the celebrations- Here’s the street closure info on a map:

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Dowtown Moncton Grass Fire:
Grass fire along Riverfront Trail yesterday after lunch… Times & Transcript’s Tom Bateman says the area on fire was the size of two football fields. Thank you firefighters! This happened around one o’clock yesterday where the old city dump used to be (between Gunningsville bridge and the causeway. Firefighters had to go offroadin’ to get at it. No word on cause of the fire. (link: https://bddy.me/33Bcwfc)
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Road Closure Downtown Moncton:
The World Acadian Congress means stuff happening downtown! Also that means street closures downtown near Riverfront Park...
• Closure of the eastbound lane of Assomption Boulevard from Lutz Street to Downing Street from 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 15 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 18. Intersections will remain open. Traffic travelling south on Westmorland will still be able to turn right and head west on Assomption or straight into the Press Club.
• Closure of the westbound lane of Assomption Boulevard from Main Street to Westmorland Street from 2:45 p.m. until 2 a.m. on both Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Access to Blue Cross parking, Moncton Law Courts, condos, and RCMP station via Mechanic Street maintained.

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Moncton Wildcats pre-season games start today! Whole Schedule HERE:
(BTW, HERE’s the training camp roster)
~Thursday August 15th (Superior Propane Centre)
Group 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – on ice (Rink C)
11:30 am. – 12:30 p.m. – game (Rink D)
Group 2
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – game (Rink D)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – on ice (Rink C)
Note from the Cats: “When the camp moves locations to the Avenir Centre, fans will be able to view practices by entering the building through gate 2 of the Avenir Centre, at the Subaru of Moncton Box Office. Doors will only open 15 minutes before ice times at the Avenir Centre”
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There is a huge Softball Canada Slopitch Nationals happening at Hal Betts Sportsplex all week… the best slow pitch players in Canada (including a few guys who are in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system) will be hitting home runs into the river. More info (https://softball.ca/slopitch)
Note: kids from Moncton Fastpitch Association will be volunteering and fundraising at the event- thanks for supporting local kids!
Check out the Opening Ceremonies Highlights HERE
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Headsup! Minor Football Registration Time:
Registration for the fall season of Greater Moncton Football Association is on.
New and experienced players- boys and girls- between age 5 and 17 are welcome!
Equipment is provided! (except cleats and warm up jersey)
Season starts mid to late August.
For more info: www.thegmfa.ca or email thegmfa@gmail.com

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All the sports, all the scores here (http://www.flashscore.ca/)
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Atlantic Lotto Winning Numbers: (https://www.alc.ca/content/alc/en/winning-numbers.html)

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