Monthly Archives: July 2013

John Howard Society of Miramichi Silent Auction Online

John Howard Society of Miramichi Silent Auction Online

The John Howard Society of Miramichi is currently holding a Silent Auction on the theme of “Working Together to Make a Difference” online in a Facebook Event. Everyone is invited to bid on lots of locally donated items, while helping this great cause! The auction runs until August 6th. There are 15 items up for… Read more »

Join Blackville by the River on NB Day

Join Blackville by the River on NB Day

Remember, the Official New Brunswick Day celebrations will be held on Monday, August 5th in Blackville, and you’re all invited! Activities will start in the quaint Miramichi village at 7 am with a hot breakfast at St. Raphael’s Church Hall in Blackville. Breakfast will be served until 10 am. After the breakfast, the festivities kick… Read more »

GBRC Open House on NB Day

GBRC Open House on NB Day

The Board of Directors and volunteers of the Greater Blackville Resource Centre invite the general public to join them on NB Day, Monday August 5th, as they welcome the Premier to the centre for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House. This marks their first full year in operation and official membership to Food… Read more »

Low salmon returns spur call to action

Low salmon returns spur call to action

Chris Morris Legislature Bureau 26 Jul 2013 07:29AM With fish populations nosediving for unknown reasons, the Miramichi Salmon Association is stepping up its efforts to conserve the threatened Atlantic salmon. Mark Hambrook, president of the Miramichi … Read more »

Shadbangers Ball II – Old Home Night

Shadbangers Ball II – Old Home Night

Miramichi’s Steve Heckbert will release his new CD, Road to Canada, at the Shadbangers Ball II – Old Home Night on July 27, 2012 from 7:00 – Quite a bit later… at the Miramichi Exhibition. Following the huge success of last year’s Shadbangers’, Miramichi storyteller and songwriter Steve Heckbert is set to release the second… Read more »

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 25, 2013

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 25, 2013

I’ll open with several positive statements this week.  First, we did get some rain and some cooler temperatures.  This resulted in DFO officially opening those pools that had been previously closed.  This takes effect Thursday morning (today). (See official notice below.) There are also quite decent numbers of fish coming through the trap nets beginning […] Read more »

Pools Opening

Pools Opening

DFO has issued a variation order opening the pools that had been closed due to warm water and high temperatures. The pools will open tomorrow morning, July 25th. They also wanted me to remind people that they will be issuing a variation order on August… Read more »

Late artist bequeaths $400,000 to salmon association

Late artist bequeaths $400,000 to salmon association

By Samantha Magee magee.samantha@miramichileader.com 23 Jul 2013 03:52PM MIRAMICHI — Bruno Bobak, the renowned Canadian artist who passed away last year, left a sizable donation to the Miramichi Salmon Association that was just recently revealed. In his will, the Polish/Canadian artist donated $400,000 to the association, which is halfway through a two million dollar fundraising […] Read more »

Press Release – Estate of Bruno Bobak

Press Release – Estate of Bruno Bobak

Press Release July 22, 2013 Estate of Bruno Bobak 52 Shore Street Fredericton NB BRUNO BOBAK AND MIRAMICHI SALMON As a lasting contribution to New Brunswick’s famed Atlantic salmon river, the Miramichi, in which he so dearly loved to spend his fly-fishing time, the Estate of Bruno Bobak is pleased to announce a donation of […] Read more »

Miramichi Men’s Fastpitch Week Nine Recap

Miramichi Men’s Fastpitch Week Nine Recap

by Shawn McCarthy Action in the Miramichi Men’s Fastpitch League resumed this week on Monday Night when the Miramichi “Jungle Jim” Brewers took to the field against the league-leading Miramichi “Towne Ford” Rangers. The Rangers took the big W by an 8-3 margin with Kirby Curtis and Alan Hilchie both offering home runs and the… Read more »

Canada’s Irish Festival in Miramichi Starts Today!

Canada’s Irish Festival in Miramichi Starts Today!

The 30th Annual Irish Festival in Miramichi kicks off this evening with a free outdoor concert at Waterford Green in downtown Chatham! The music begins at 7 pm with Bob McCallum and Jimmy Lawlor, who will be followed by the Gillis Family, Cosan, and Celtic Rant. The free concert runs until midnight. The festival goes… Read more »

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 18, 2013

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 18, 2013

The big news this week is the closure of a large number of cold-water pools until conditions approve.  As of Wednesday July 17 a list of closures are in affect until further notice.  For the official version, please follow the link.  A summarized version is below in the MSA newsletter. On the positive side, rain […] Read more »

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