What's Trending Mon Nov 1 2021: Cell Phone Time Mystery! Impact of the CUPE Strike, Candy Hangover Day

* UPDATE: TRY REBOOTING - SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING SUCCESS DOING THAT* END UPDATE* *Breaking! Something weird happened to many cell phones in our region last night where they are displaying the wrong time. Some phones are fine, but some are an hour behind. To be continued. For the correct time check (https://time.is/)
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Today's forecast for Moncton... of sun and clouds with a chance of afternoon showers.

 
CUPE Strike:
Notes...
- It started Friday with school being canceled for kids... striking workers include custodians, bus pilots, educational assistants and library workers.
- talks broke down over wage increases
- union members from seven locals started picketing at places around the province
- Education Minister Dominic Cardy said he regretted having to announce it but schools are going to at-home learning until the strike is over
- the Government locked out workers including custodians, bus drivers, library assistants, admin support and educational assistants, after the strike made things unpredictable for schools

*Impact on Schools...  is that it's online learning across the Province until the end of strike.

*Impact on Hospitals...
- Vitalite Health Network (which includes the Georges Dumont Hospitsl) says "the public should expect temporary service reductions, especially for non-urgent cases." (https://www.vitalitenb.ca/en/strike)
- Horizon Health Care (which includes Moncton Hospital) says they'll continue to provide emergency and essential services through the strike... they'll be scaling back or suspend certain services... expect longer wait times... and assume your appointment is canceled unless you've been notified by Horizon that your appointment is still on. *Doctors offices that are not in a Horizon facility are not affected.
- Covid impact may include vaccination clinic cancelations, testing delays, and delays in getting the results of your test...  (https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2021.10.0771.html)

- Some CUPE locals involved in this strike:
*Local 1190: Provincial park workers, road crews, plow drivers, mechanics
*Local 1253: School district custodians, maintenance workers and bus drivers
*Local 2745: Educational support staff such as educational assistants, administrative assistants, school intervention workers, student attendants, and library workers
*Local 1418: Social workers, probation and parole officers, human resource development officers, correctional programmers, clinical psychologists, recreation and culture program officers
*Local 5017: Community colleges


- This is the graphic that the Province sent out to media...

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Covid Stuff:
- Public Health reported 32 cases and 70 recoveries yesterday for a grand total of  513 active cases in the province.

- They also pushed out this Circuit Breaker reminder: ".. currently under a circuit breaker: Zone 1 (Moncton); most of Zone 2 (Saint John); the northern part of Zone 3 (Fredericton region); all of Zone 4 (Edmundston); and all of Zone 5 (Campbellton).
(https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/circuit_breaker.html)
- Vax update: NB is 85 per cent fully vaxed and 92.6 per cent are one dose in. 

- ICYMI, the Booster Shot info:
Starting today (Mon Nov 1st) people 65 and older, and also school staff can book to get a Covid booster shot *if it's been six months since your second dose. ALSO if you had two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you can book a booster shot *if it's been 28 days since your second dose. (Health-care workers and residents of First Nations communities can already book a booster.)

*Booster Shot Info from the Prov: "Appointments for first and second doses, as well as a booster dose for those eligible, can be scheduled for a regional health authority community COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the online booking system or at a participating pharmacy. Residents of First Nations communities can also book an appointment at a community clinic."

*Circuit Breaker:
"To ensure the downward trend in hospitalizations continues, the circuit breaker will continue in Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent; the northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol, but excluding Hayesville and Parker Ridge; all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region); and all of Zone 5 (Campbellton region). In addition, due to a high number of COVID-19 transmissions, a large section of Zone 2 (Saint John region) will enter a 14-day circuit breaker at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The impacted areas include New River Beach and Lepreau, north to the communities of Clarendon and Welsford, east to the community of Head of Millstream, and all communities in Saint John and Kings counties."

More Covid Links:
- note re spectators at outdoor school sports: spectators are allowed if you follow the rules... (https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ed/pdf/school-sports-extra-curricular.pdf)
- news and info from the Prov here (https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html)
- possible public exposures here (https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/potential_public_exposure.html)
- Vaccine appointments and walk-in clinic information here (https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/nb-vaccine/vaccine-pharmacy.html) and here (https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19/nb-vaccine.html)
- Pick up a Rapid Test Kit: (https://t.co/2GQkEAN6b1)


*Rapid Test Kit info from the Province: "Mobile pickup sites are now open to provide New Brunswickers with easier access to rapid-screening kits. Twenty mobile sites have been added across the province by Horizon Health Network. Each mobile site will be open one day a week from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A full list of Vitalité Health Network’s 16 sites is available online. All locations will be open during their scheduled hours or until the daily supply has been given out. New supplies of test kits will continue to be delivered to the pickup locations throughout the week.More information about kits is available online.".
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Poppy Campaign has begun:

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Missing 15-year-old girl from Moncton:
RCMP are asking for help locating 15 year old Reese Fraser-Jennings... last seen October 27 (Wednesday) around 3:30 p.m. at Harrison Trimble High School.
Reese is five foot nine, 280 pounds, medium-length black hair and brown eyes. If you have info please call Codiac RCMP at 506-857-2400.


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Q League Hockey:
Moncton Wildcats (https://moncton-wildcats.com/schedule/199) and (http://www.avenircentre.com/covid-19-policies/)
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#Sports 🏒⚾🏈🏀
All major sport scores: (https://www.flashscore.ca/)
Moncton AAA Flyers: (https://nbpeimu18hl.ca/teams/flyers/)
High School Football (http://gridironnewbrunswick.org/highschoolsched.php)
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#Gas: ⛽EUB current prices (http://www.nbeub.ca/), ⛽Gas Buddy Price Comparison (https://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPrices/New%20Brunswick/Moncton), ⛽CAA Gas Resources (https://www.caa.ca/gas-prices/)
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#Lotto: Atlantic Lotto Winning Numbers (https://www.alc.ca/content/alc/en/winning-numbers.html)
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