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Month: March 2013

The Poverty Game, Coming April 16th

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 22, 2013 /

The Community Inclusion Network and St. Thomas University are hosting a “Poverty Game” on April 16th, facilitated by the Urban Core Support Network. The workshop is designed to help people better understand what it might be like to live and raise a family on a low income. People are put into teams, where they will need…

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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 22, 2013 /

There are four confirmed income tax clinics in our region. Volunteers are set up to help low income folks with simple tax situations to fill out their declarations. Every year thousands and thousands of dollars are lost in the form of benefits by people that can’t or don’t file their tax returns. People can drop…

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Mobile Kitchens

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 22, 2013 /

The Food Security Network is supporting a number of projects related to food access and food literacy. One of these is a mobile kitchen project where Rubbermaid bins are put together to be lent out to different groups needing small cooking equipment and basic ingredients to put on a collective kitchen or any kind of…

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MYPIE Cybersocial & Pre-Gala Social

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 22, 2013 /

Please join MYPIE on Thursday, April 11 at O’Donaghue’s Pub (upstairs) from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a Cybersocial and Business Networking event. The event is organized by the Jalloo Festival of Animation and Game and sponsored by Saint Thomas University. There is no admission charge to this event. MYPIE will introduce you to…

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Blackville School a 2013 Future Generation Tech Lab Winner

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 16, 2013 / Comments Off on Blackville School a 2013 Future Generation Tech Lab Winner

Blackville School was recently selected as one of twelve schools across Canada to receive funds in the 2013 Future Generation Tech Lab program. Sponsored by Future Shop, Blackville School received $15,000 which will allow the school to purchase more eq…

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Narrowboat Named “Miramichi” Recently Launched in UK

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 14, 2013 /

Bill Blanchard sent us a couple of photographs of his new narrowboat with a very familiar name that he launched recently at Crick near Northampton in the UK. “I think it will be the only one with that name on the English Canals,” he said. “Narrowboats initially were used at the start of the industrial…

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Miramichiers Hoping to Join the Amazing Race Canada

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 14, 2013 /

Candace Carnahan has been motivating people from all over the world with her personal story and contagious energy. Now we may get a chance to see her racing across Canada with her partner Hugh MacKay on the Amazing Race Canada. Candace and Hugh are very active in hiking and outdoor sports and they are eager…

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Westside Fitness Moving Miramichi toward being a FIT City! Enter to Win!

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 14, 2013 /

Update: Congratulations to Junior Goguen and Shelley Bryenton, who both won a one month membership to Westside Fitness! Since 2005, Westside Fitness centre has been offering Miramichiers a spacious workout environment. Located at 520 Newcastle Boulevard, Westside Fitness is family owned and operated. Darryl, Doris, Sarah, Cody and their staff welcome all ages to come and…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, March 14, 2013

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 14, 2013 / Comments Off on Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another angling season beckons just beyond the horizon.  To put us in the mood, we might consider heading to Moncton this weekend to attend The New Brunswick Sportsman Show which is being held at the Moncton Coliseum this Friday, March 15 -17. The event opens at noon Friday (noon until 9 p.m.) and continues Saturday […]

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MYPIE Announces Finalists for Awards

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 11, 2013 /

The network of Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs, better known as MYPIE, is proud to reveal the three finalists in each category that were chosen by the selection committee for the 5th annual MYPIE GALA and Awards Ceremony taking place on Saturday April 20 at the Miramichi Agricultural Exhibition Association. Congratulations goes out to…

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Demanding Choice in Canada’s Cell Phone Market

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 10, 2013 /

“We absolutely could do it for less – we choose not to.” That’s what Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility, told regulators in The Province on February 15, 2013. Canadians pay some of the highest prices for some of the worst cell phone service in the industrialized world. Our cell phone market is dysfunctional and…

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NB Trauma Program Update

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 9, 2013 /

The NB Trauma Program is successfully furthering its mission to provide excellence in trauma care, injury prevention, education and research through the development and implementation of initiatives designed to improve trauma services within the province. New Brunswick’s trauma program is a new kind of trauma system. It differs from traditional trauma systems recognizing that both…

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