Year: 2016

Air Quality Data Portal launched

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 15, 2016 /

The provincial government has launched a new Air Quality Data Portal, providing the public with immediate access to air quality monitoring data.

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The Mr. Tomato Story: an evening with Pat Finnigan

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 14, 2016 /

Whether you’ve been in business for 50 years or you’re brand new there is always a new tip, trick, or strategy that you can acquire that will help grow your business to new heights. The power of learning from other entrepreneurs can be extremely helpful, if you’re willing to be open and listen and learn…

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Exciting Job Opportunity with the Miramichi Salmon Association

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 13, 2016 /

The MSA is seeking a motivated professional, who is passionate about wildlife conservation, to join its development and communications team. The successful candidate will lead and administer all aspects of the MSA’s Event Fundraising activities as well as coordinate its Membership Services programs.

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From East to West and West to East

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 12, 2016 /

Local resident, Vanessa McEvoy, has returned to the East Coast to pursue her entrepreneurial aspirations. In the wake of a massive exodus of young people leaving the Maritime Provinces, Vanessa is proving that there is a place in New Brunswick for young people to create opportunities for themselves that are both rewarding for the economy…

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Book Review: “Knife Party at the Hotel Europa” by Mark Anthony Jarman

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 11, 2016 /

A man, let’s call him Adam (since one of the stories in this collection is called Adam and Eve Saved from Drowning, and Eve is the name of his cousin and sometime travelling companion) is trying to escape his past: a failed marriage, children grown and out of the house, and the beautiful woman that he left his wife for suddenly departs his life.

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Fundraising Spaghetti Supper for Literacy

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 10, 2016 /

The Miramichi Literacy Council (MLC) will host a fundraising Spaghetti Supper at St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Wellington Street in Chatham on Friday, February 5th from 3 to 6 pm. The cost is $10. The MLC offers one-on-one confidential training to individuals who need to upgrade their literacy skills. For more information visit their website at www.miramichiliteracy.org. Giv'er MiramichiGiv’er…

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White Gold Dinner/ Concert on February 7th

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 9, 2016 /

The White Gold Dinner/ Concert will be held on February 7th, 2016 at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre. This year the special guest is Leander Mendoza from Halifax. Local entertainment will be provided by Bob McCallum; Jimmy Lawlor; Jack Wilson; Ian and Margaret Craig; and Mary, Shannon and Susan Butler. Tickets are $35 each by reservation, call (506) 622-1780.

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Free Fall Prevention Seminar

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 8, 2016 /

Falls Prevention – why? Did you know that almost 62% of injury-related hospitalizations for seniors are the result of falls? According to Canadian Public Health Statistics, falls cause more than 90% of all hip fractures in seniors and 20% of injured die within a year of the fracture. After a fall, families are often unable…

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Chase The King Week 4 Winner

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 7, 2016 /

Congratulations to Monica Vanderbeck – Ticket number #449. Monica won $59.20 for this weeks Chase the King draw in support of the Miramichi Rock ‘n Roll Festival. She cut the 10 of spades so the King of spades remains in the deck.

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This Old Thing with Bernie Colepaugh

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 6, 2016 /

In our October print edition Bernie Colepaugh of the Miramichi Folklore Park in Renous shared a photo of an old item. This time was different from all the other items Bernie has submitted because even he didn’t know what it was and he was looking for ideas from our readers. When we went to print…

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New Location for Hospice Miramichi Chase the Ace Fundraiser

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 5, 2016 /
Chase the Ace for Canada Day

Hospice Miramichi has changed the venue for their Chase the Ace fundraiser. As of last Sunday January 3rd, Chase the Ace moved to centre court Northumberland Square Mall at 2441 King George Hwy in Douglastown. The fundraising event will occur every Sunday from now on. Tickets go on sale from 1-2:45 pm, with the draw taking place at 3 pm sharp.…

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Book Review: “Finding Woods” by Matt Mott

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 4, 2016 /

It has been quite some time since I have read any ‘modern’ horror novels. Back in my younger years I was quite a fan of Stephen King, but as I got older my reading tastes changed to literature and history with the occasional novel or book of short stories thrown in for variety. Recently I was alerted to the fact that a Miramichi resident (who has since moved to Saint John) has written a book that I should take a look at. I was able to get a review copy of Finding Woods by Matt Mott (2014, Montag Press) from the author himself.

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Setting Goals for 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 1, 2016 /
“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

This New Year don’t make flimsy resolutions that you will soon forget. Instead, take the time to make some solid goals for your future. Below is a bit of helpful information found in Jim Rohn’s videos on Goal Setting and a point by point plan to help you set your own goals and design your own life plan. Goal Setting…

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