Although this is a weather blog, I feel the need to mention the tragedy in Moncton this week.
On Wednesday evening, a heavily-armed gunman opened fire on police in northwest Moncton which resulted in the deaths of three Codiac RCMP officers and two other officers being injured.
After a 30 hour manhunt and an extensive security lockdown in that part of the city, the Mounties finally got their man and great relief poured over the community.
Now the grieving process begins, not only for the family and friends of the slain officers but also for the RCMP community and the region, province and country at large.
I have lived in the “Hub City of the Maritimes” for the past nine years but after the tremendous outpouring of community cooperation and spirit, I now feel that Moncton is truly my home and I am so proud to call myself a resident.