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Month: May 2016

New Brunswickers encouraged to complete census questionnaire

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 5, 2016 /

New Brunswickers are encouraged to complete their census forms this May. “All levels of government rely on the information collected during the census to plan for the future provision of services like education, housing, skills training, public transportation and police and fire services,” said Finance Minister Roger Melanson.

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Beaverbrook House Seeks Summer Volunteers

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 4, 2016 /

The Beaverbrook Historic House Commission at 518 King George Highway in Newcastle is looking for active seniors to Volunteer their services and time to the Lord Beaverbrook House this summer. If you like meeting people from near and far, showing off a historic home, and telling the story of one of Miramichi’s principal characters, they…

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Mental Health Week May 2-8

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 4, 2016 /

Mental Health Week is being held in New Brunswick May 2-8. “As part of Mental Health Week, I encourage all New Brunswickers to talk openly and honestly about mental health issues,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “Mental health is important and we need to reduce the stigmas that often create barriers for those who live with mental health challenges every day in our province.”

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Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research in Memory of Kim “Big Daddy” Lawlor

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 4, 2016 /

The 3rd Annual Big Daddy Show ‘n Shine Fundraiser will be held May 28th, 2016 at North and South Esk Regional High School (NSER) in Sunny Corner. Come gather with old friends and family and meet new friends too beginning at noon and running until 3 pm. There will be local entertainment including Kim’s uncle…

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International Compost Awareness Week

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 3, 2016 /

The following message was released today by Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny to mark International Compost Awareness Week, May 1-7: Recycling organics through composting is a simple and rewarding way to help protect the environment.

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Blackville’s Biggest Ever Pre-Owned Auto Sale!

By Les McLaughlin / May 3, 2016 /

Spring on in to Blackville’s biggest ever pre-owned auto sale! Hosted by Towne Auto Group (Towne Ford, Towne Mazda and Towne Auto Center), this 26 hour sales event takes place May 5 to May 7 at Blackville Park! Push, pull or drag your trade-in for $1000!

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Ask A Farmer: We’re Eager to Start Planting!

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 3, 2016 /

Locally owned and locally operated since 1982, the folks at Miramichi Feeds know what they’re talking about when it comes to any kind of farming. Whether you’re raising chickens or planting vegetables, they have everything to see you through your project, start to finish. If you have a question to “Ask a Farmer” email it…

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Bass Season Opened May 1st

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 2, 2016 /

The recreational striped bass fishery will take place from May 1st – October 31st 2016. The retention fishing periods will take place from May 9th – 29th, July 30th – August 21st, September 2nd – 5th, and October 22nd – 30th.

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National Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 2, 2016 /

Taking action to protect you and your family in the event of an emergency begins before an emergency happens. National Emergency Preparedness Week is coordinated by Public Safety Canada in close collaboration with provinces, territories and other partners. The theme for this year’s campaign is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.

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Book Review: “The Memory Chair” by Susan White

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 1, 2016 /

New Brunswick author Susan White’s “The Memory Chair” (2015, Acorn Press) was recently chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as one of their Best Books for Kids and Teens. It is the story of Betony, a thirteen-year-old girl who is often dragged along by her father when he visits Gram, Betony’s great-grandmother.

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