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Month: March 2015

Play on the 1970 Great Miramichi Flood to be Staged in Blackville

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 30, 2015 /

Driving Waters – A Tale Of the Great Miramichi Flood of 1970, will be brought to life this April at a Spring Dinner Theatre in Blackville. Written and directed by Phyllis Drier, the comedy centers around the flood of 1970, and how it is encountered by two young ladies on a road trip. Drier, who…

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Amy Vickers Fundraising Efforts

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 28, 2015 /

Amy Vickers has suffered from cystic fibrosis since birth and has undergone two lung transplants. The Barnettville woman is currently waiting for a call to go back to Toronto for more testing to see if she is healthy enough for another. If doctors deem her healthy enough for another transplant, she will move to Toronto…

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New Concert Promoter Bringing Great Musicians to Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 27, 2015 /

A new concert promoter is bringing in some fantastic talent to the Miramichi region. PEI’s Indie Rock Band, Paper Lions are performing this weekend at a local bar. And Eastern Canada’s premier rock band, Joel Plaskett Emergency, with special guest Mo Kenney are performing in April at a school theatre. Octopus House is a concert promotion […]

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Blackville Planer and Kiln to Open in August

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 26, 2015 /

On January 6, 2015 Miramichi Lumber experienced a serious setback from a fire that destroyed its electrical and optimization systems. The damage to the saw mill building and equipment was extensive. The insurance process will be completed in next few weeks and then the Company plans to commence the 4 month process of rebuilding. ”…

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Harkins Middle School 2015 Heritage Fair

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 25, 2015 /

Harkins Middle School (HMS) will be holding their 2015 Heritage Fair on Wednesday, April 22nd. This event provides a cross curricular opportunity for the entire school to learn more about our local, provincial and national communities. As many as 26 student projects will be on display for viewing by judges, school staff, students, and participants’ families.…

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MSA Presentation to Ministerial Advisory Committee for Atlantic Salmon

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 24, 2015 /
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David Wilson MSA Chairman’s Opening Statement to the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Atlantic Salmon  My name is David Wilson and I’m the volunteer Chairman of the Miramichi Salmon Association. Our organization has been in existence for over 60 years and its mission is to preserve the Atlantic salmon on the Miramichi River in perpetuity. We […]

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Blackville Historic Photos Wanted

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 23, 2015 /

We’re looking for your old photos! Do you have any photos or newspaper clippings from Blackville’s past? Send them along and we’ll post them on Memories of Blackville! Family photos, village scenes, buildings, you name it… we want it! Submissions can be sent to info@memoriesofblackville.com. The great photo above was sent to us by David…

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Miramichi River Tourism Association – AGM 2015

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 22, 2015 /

The Miramichi River Tourism Association Annual General Meeting will take place on April 11th at Carrefour Beausoleil.  There will be a Meet & Greet at 5:00pm as well as a screening of some of the new promotional videos produced by the MRTA.  Dinner will be at 6:00pm followed by a short meeting.  – HON. BILL […]

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MVHS Hosting Fly Fishing & Sportsman Show

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 21, 2015 /

On Saturday, April 15, the Miramichi Valley High School Fly Fishing Club is hosting the 2015 Miramichi Fly Fishing & Sportsman Show from 10am to 5pm at the MVHS Cafeteria, Gymnasium and Mezzanine. Be sure to stop by and check out all of the exhibits featuring fly tiers, tackle shops, outfitters, guides, vendors, conservation, youth…

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Registration Open for Rotary Atlantic Washer Toss Championship

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 20, 2015 /

The Rotary Club of Newcastle announced yesterday they have completed their website preparations to allow online registrations for the “Rotary Atlantic Washer Toss Championship”. This activity will be one event at the Rotary Spring Festival in Miramichi the weekend of May 22-24, 2015. Other activities, along with lots of food and music, will take place in the downtown parking…

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Water Street Gallery Seeking Artists

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 19, 2015 /

Are you an artist looking for a space to showcase and sell your work? Water Street Art Gallery, located in the Historic Chatham Business District, will have limited openings starting April 1st in either full or half size wall space for Fine Art. Rental is for a minimum of two months time with the option…

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Vickers Descendant Seeks Family History

By Giv'er Miramichi / March 17, 2015 /

Bruce Vickers, a descendant of the Vickers family of Blackville, is seeking information about his ancestors. He explains below. I am trying to trace the facts and story of ANNA MARGARET PORTER, born 04 08 1894, daugther of Jack Porter and Joan Brophey from Blackville, NB. She had a son with Mr. Albert Mann (from…

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