Monthly Archives: March 2014

New President for NB Salmon Council

New President for NB Salmon Council

MSA Director Debbie Norton was elected President of the NB Salmon Council at their AGM on Saturday. The Salmon Council is the New Brunswick affiliate of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and acts as the representative body of twenty-six (26) affiliated conservation oriented organizations from all parts of the Province of New Brunswick     interested in the […] Read more »

Miramichi Idol, Week 10, The Finale

Miramichi Idol, Week 10, The Finale

Miramichi Idol week 10 was no disappointment.  A full house enjoyed an evening full of entertainment and witnessed the crowning of Miramichi Idol 2014. The final Standings for the 10 week event are as follows: Rank Contestant 1 Lacey Howe 2 Christpher Manual 3 Susanne Saulnier 4 Bethany Matchett 5 Hannah Hosford 6 Natasha Parks… Read more »

First Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville

First Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville

The next installment of “Memories of A Boy Growing Up in Blackville” features Pat Fournier recalling his earliest memories from his childhood, between the ages of three and five years old. First Memories Written by Pat Fournier Winter of 1950/51 – three years old We were living in some rented rooms in the big two […] Read more »

Miramichi Idol Week 9 .  .  Country Night Video

Miramichi Idol Week 9 . . Country Night Video

Miramich Idol week nine saw four contestants deliver and two moved on. What a great line up! The finals are Saturday night at 8 pm at the Goodie Shop restaurant. Enjoy! Miramichi Idol9     Name                                                   Genre Song 1                                    Genre Song 2 Bethany Matchett   White Horse – Taylor Swift  Undo It –… Read more »

Memories of War: Benjamin & Helen Campbell

Memories of War: Benjamin & Helen Campbell

In late January, I was approached by the Blackville Women’s Institute and asked to participate in their Heritage Day celebrations.  Heritage Week is celebrated in communities throughout New Brunswick each year. This years theme was New Brunswick Remembers: 1914-2014, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the […] Read more »

Manley Price to Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Award

Manley Price to Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Award

MSA Board Chairman Manley Price will be awarded the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Atlantic Salmon Conservation for 2014 by the New Brunswick Salmon Council. If you are at all able, please set aside the evening of May 14 and join us at the NBSC Fredericton Dinner to congratulate Manley for this well deserved award. […] Read more »

Memories of Mama: A Tribute to My Grandmother

Memories of Mama: A Tribute to My Grandmother

“Where should we start?” she asks while rocking in her rocking chair, sipping her tea, with both her dogs curled around her feet. “At the beginning, I suppose”, I reply. And so it begins. It was the spring of 1922; May 27th to be exact. At a little house near “The Forks”, where the Cains […] Read more »

Governments Invest in R&D at Northumberland Co-op

Governments Invest in R&D at Northumberland Co-op

The provincial and federal governments are helping Northumberland Co-operative Ltd. develop a value-added, milk-based drink to meet increasing demand for quality and healthy beverages. “Value-added food is an important priority growth sector in New Brunswick,” said Human Resources Minister Robert Trevors. “Our investment will assist Northumberland Co-operative Ltd. in a research and development project to… Read more »

Salmon Returns for 2013

Salmon Returns for 2013

Last week, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans released their preliminary 2013 return estimates of Atlantic salmon to the Miramichi River system. Overall, the total number of large salmon returning to the Miramichi River in 2013 was down slightly from 2012 (12,540 vs. 13,590) but the total number of grilse was up (11,760 vs. 8,282). […] Read more »

The Gillis Family to Perform at Irish Tea

The Gillis Family to Perform at Irish Tea

On Sunday, March 16, Saint Raphael’s Catholic Women’s League will be hosting an Irish Tea.  The event takes place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall, 105 Main Street in Blackville.  Entertainment will be by The Gillis Family, and a light lunch and tea will be provided. The price of admission […] Read more »

Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville

Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville

Pat Fournier was born and raised in Blackville. In a series of short stories, Pat will share his memories of the place, of the people and of his life as a boy growing up in Blackville. In this first installment, Pat sets the scene of his childhood neighbourhood. An Introduction Written by Pat Fournier This […] Read more »

Mac’s Seafood and Northumberland Co-Op Partner

Mac’s Seafood and Northumberland Co-Op Partner

Due to the overwhelming requests by consumers at local restaurants for Mac’s Seafood products, several local restaurants such as O’Donaghues Pub & Eatery, Mirawood Cafe and Seasons View Cafe, just to name a few, are now serving Mac’s Seafood quality products. This has led to the creation of a partnership that will benefit everyone in the… Read more »

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