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Month: August 2015

Large Crowd at Tabusintac Old Home Week Parade & Fireworks

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 3, 2015 /

All roads lead to Tabusintac this week as Old Home Week celebrations are now well under way and will continue throughout the week before concluding with the Farewell Dance on Saturday night, August 8th. Click here to get the full schedule of events. Yesterday a large crowd came out to the Tabusintac Wharf to watch the boat parade.…

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Book Review: Lunenburg by Keith Baker

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 3, 2015 /

Lunenburg (2015, Vagrant Press) is a Canadian reprint of a UK novel previously released in 2000. It is a detective/mystery novel which originally begins in 1970 outside Lunenburg, but ends in Halifax in the year … Read more…

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Frog Races a Big Hit at Summer Survival

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 2, 2015 /

Bay du Vin Summer Survival once again held their famous frog races yesterday, Saturday August 1st, in the rink. The frog races started when Summer Survival began 31 years ago and are still one of the biggest family events at the festival. This year over 100 frogs were registered. Congratulations to the top three winners of the frog race! Emma Pelletier…

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Historic Period Beach Finds

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 2, 2015 /

By S. Glidden Remnants of glass, pottery and metal from implements used in the daily lives of European settlers are still visible on local beaches today. These are historic period artifacts dating to the early 16th century when Europeans first settled this part of eastern Canada. In the following article, three historic period artifacts found…

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Ironmen Sweep Islanders

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 2, 2015 /

The Miecon Ironmen swept the Charlottetown Islanders 2-1 and 3-2 in a doubleheader on a very wet Saturday night. Jamie walls had 14 strikeouts in game one and Jimmy Russell drove home Darren hardy with the winning run in game 2. Kevin Bowes took the win.. Ironmen improve to 16-10 on the season. Next home […]

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Middle Island Irish Heritage Festival Under Way

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 1, 2015 /

The Middle Island Irish Heritage Festival is under way and will continue throughout the weekend with lots of fun activities for the whole family. To find out more details and what’s happening when, click here to read the story we published earlier this week.. Click to enlarge any of the photos below that we snapped when…

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MVBL Old-Timers Tournament on this Weekend

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 1, 2015 /

Game play started last night, Friday July 31st, in the 39th Annual Miramichi Valley Baseball League (MVBL) Old-timers Tournament with the Chatham Head Tigers and the MVBL Stars hitting the field. Stands were full of appreciative fans who came to cheer on their team. Also part of the Friday evening activities were the Sonny Ramsay Memorial…

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