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Month: September 2015

Farewell to University Programs on the Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 30, 2015 /

by Rupert Bernard, Chairman UPM Inc. Following the relocation of St. Thomas University to Fredericton in 1964, the Miramichi region became the largest English speaking population in the province without regular access to university programs within a reasonable driving distance. Over the ensuing years there was considerable community concern and discussion regarding the need for…

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Scott Knowles Memorial Hockey Pool 2015-16

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 29, 2015 /

The Scott Knowles Memorial Hockey Pool is set to go for the 2015-2016 NHL season. The entry fees are: $20 for one, $50 for three, and $100 for seven. First prize is $1000. Second prize pays $500. Third prize will receive $300. Fourth place gets $200. Fifth will win $100. Sixth through tenth place winners will receive $20 each.

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12 Homeless Hours Raises Awareness

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 28, 2015 /

Miramichi Youth House’s largest annual fundraiser, 12 Homeless Hours, kicked off Saturday evening at 6 pm in the Ritchie Wharf Park, Newcastle. The event raises awareness about the homeless with teams of up to five people building shelters out of cardboard boxes and sleeping outside in the elements until 6 am Sunday morning. During the event…

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Lots of Support for Pumpkin Fling Yesterday

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 27, 2015 /

The 13th annual APEGNB  Miramichi Pumpkin Fling was held yesterday, Saturday September 26th, with a large crowd turning out for a great afternoon filled with activities including the pumpkin cannon, pony rides, music, and mini-trebuchet. The main event was the pumpkin cannon. Click to enlarge any of the photos below and to view even more images from the…

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Around the River This Weekend September 25th – 27th

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 25, 2015 /

It’s going to be much cooler than it was last weekend but there’s plenty of sunshine in the forecast making it a great weekend to get out and enjoy some autumn activities! There’s a ton of live music to take in this weekend. Here’s what’s happening in the clubs: Friday September 25th N&C Country at Mirawood…

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6th Annual Take Back the Night March

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 25, 2015 /

The Miramichi Sexual Assault Awareness Committee invite you to their 6th Annual Take Back the Night March this evening Friday September 25th at Elm Park in Chatham. The gathering begins at 7 pm with the March happening at 8 pm. There will be entertainment, refreshments and guest speakers. One in three women and one in…

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Alan Syliboy Artist Talk Saturday

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 25, 2015 /

Mi’k Maq artist Alan Syliboy from Millbrook, Nova Scotia, is giving a talk tomorrow, Saturday September 26th, from 2-4 pm at the Metepenagiag Heritage Park, 2156 Micmac Road. “I see making art as a way of organizing chaos. Sometimes within the chaos of making a painting, a symbol in the shape of a moose or…

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Timberwolves host Dieppe Commandos

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 25, 2015 /

Photos above from September 19th home game, courtesy Greg MacDiarmid. Last weekend was a great one for our Miramichi Timberwolves. They travelled to St. Stephen on Friday and defeated the County Aces 5-2. Then on Saturday night they hosted the Valley Jr. A Wildcats at the Miramichi Civic Centre defeating them 5-1. This weekend the…

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13th Annual APEGNB Pumpkin Fling

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 24, 2015 /

The 13th Annual APEGNB Pumpkin Fling happens this Saturday, September 26th, from 12 noon to 3:30 pm at Waterford Green in the Historic Downtown Chatham Business District. The APEGNB Pumpkin Fling was conceived by members of the APEGNB’’s (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick) Northeastern Branch as a way to encourage kids to pursue careers in…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, September 24, 2015

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 24, 2015 /

After a decent bump of rain over a week ago, temperatures soared late last week and more or less brought fishing to a halt again with only a few fish taking.  The positive is at least anglers were seeing fish. But the bigger problem is the lack of anglers this because many did not buy…

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Arrange Furniture Creatively

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 23, 2015 /

by Lauren Walls, Interior Decorator Renaud’s BrandSource Something as simple as furniture arrangement can totally effect the functionality and mood of a family. In order to get the best possible results, creativity is key! If you’d like to cut down on the physically demanding aspect of the job try going old school and using graph…

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August Update from Councillor Tony “Bucket” Walsh

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 22, 2015 /

First of all i want to apologize for this post being a bit late as i was quite busy and even slid in a holiday! Our new payroll center is underway as everyone can see from the bridge. Construction is going up! Our new k-8 school is well underway as well. The radio street upgrade […]

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