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Month: February 2014

Patricia Curtis Recalls the Past in new Storytellers Series

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 28, 2014 /

Patricia Curtis moved from Gray Rapids at the age of 17 and returned at 60. In this first installment of Storytellers, Patricia reminisces about the days of her youth spent at a one room schoolhouse, skating at Morgan’s Rink and why she returned to the river.

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Crown Reserve Draw closes March 7, 2014 – New Changes

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 27, 2014 /
Miramichi Salmon Association

The Department of Natural Resources is implementing several changes to the Crown Reserve angling program for the 2014 season. These measures, which were developed in consultation with Crown Reserve stakeholder groups, are being implemented in order to reduce administrative costs and increase Crown Reserve utilization. The deadline for applications is March 7th and information on […]

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Miramichi Idol Week 6 – Second Chance Night

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 25, 2014 /
Miramichi Idol large audience

Please Note: Unfortunately, there is no video this week, the audio was corrupted in the files and there was only noise. We will have video next week. Here is a breakdown and some pictures from the evening: The evening started with Performances by the Second Chance Hopefuls: Performer Song Rock This Country – Shania TwainHero –…

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Grady Descendant Seeking Family History

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 21, 2014 /

James Douglas, a descendant of the Grady family of Blackville, is looking for information about his ancestors.

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February is Heart Health Month

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 18, 2014 /

New Brunswickers are encouraged to observe Heart Month by taking steps to lower their risk of developing heart-related illnesses. “Each February, Heart Month is recognized across Canada,” said Health Minister Hugh Flemming. “It is an initiative organized by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, while providing an…

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Fundraising Benefit for Josephine Sturgeon

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 17, 2014 /

There will be a fundraising benefit for Josephine Sturgeon on Saturday, February 22 at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall, 105 Main Street in Blackville.

Starting at 7:00pm, the benefit will feature music by Jerry Flowers and other local entertainers.

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Pink Shirt Day Aims to Promote Positive, Safe Schools

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 17, 2014 /

Blackville School will once again host their Annual Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day to promote a positive, safe school. On Wednesday, February 26 all students and staff are encouraged to wear something pink to symbolize a stand against bullying.

Pink Shirt Day originated at Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia when two boys, David Shepherd and Travis Price, witnessed a male classmate being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

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Recipe: Caramelized Onion Pear & Brie Flatbread

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 16, 2014 /
Recipe prepared by Sous Chef, Owen Gibson of the Angler's Reel. Photo courtesy of the Rodd Miramichi.

Caramelized Onion Pear & Brie Flatbread Source: Sobeys Dietitians Serves 16 Ingredients: 2 tbsp 30 ml Olive oil, divided 1 cup 250 ml Onions, thinly sliced 12 inch Pizza crust, prepared 1 tbsp 15 ml Red pepper jelly 1 large Pear, cored, thinly sliced ¼ tsp 1 ml Pepper 100 g Double cream brie cheese,…

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Goal Setting for a New Year

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 15, 2014 /
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planed for you? Not much.” ― Jim Rohn

It’s the middle of February, how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? Given up yet? Haven’t even started? At Mighty Miramichi we don’t believe in making flimsy resolutions that are soon forgotten, but we are strong believers in having solid goals for the future. Every year the Mighty Crew gathers to watch a…

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Blackville School Hosts Annual Basketball Challenge

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 15, 2014 /

On Monday, February 10th, Blackville School hosted the Third Annual Eagle/Cobra Challenge. The action-packed event featured both the Blackville senior high girls and boys teams facing off against their respective North and South Esk Regional teams.

First up, the senior girls game saw the Blackville Eagles defeated by the NSER Cobras with a score of 50-26. The Blackville High School boys team defeated the North and South Esk Regional boys in a close game with a final score of 74-70.

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New Fiction from Jules Keenan: Valentine’s Day

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 14, 2014 /
Valentine's Day fiction from Jules Keenan.

by Jules Keenan I hate how they do this every year, and the stupid thing is, I always get nervous about it, and I end up being worried over nothing. It’s February 14th and I’m sitting in a sickly pink, cupid filled, stuffy classroom, listening to my science teacher drone on about the density and…

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Ask the Experts: Why Book Through a Travel Professional?

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 13, 2014 /
The crew from Marlin Travel.

by Marlin Travel Google “Mexico vacation” and you’ll come up with 202 million responses. Booking on the internet has become popular, but with the quantity of information available, how do you sort through legitimate product and online posers? Smart travellers are returning to brick and mortar stores, recognizing the value of booking with a travel…

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