Month: April 2020

Miramichi Writer Wayne Curtis Releases a New Collection of Short Fiction

By James M. Fisher / April 30, 2020 /

Book review by James M. Fisher. Winter Road is the newest collection of Wayne Curtis’ fictional short stories and is a continuation of his 2017 collection, Homecoming: The Road Less Travelled. The classic Wayne Curtis is all here: reminiscences of glory days gone by, of a world that has changed, of growing older, though perhaps…

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Surprise! Miramichi Salmon Fishing Begins Early

By Brad Burns / April 29, 2020 /

Jason Curtis’s Britanny pup Lattie watches him bring in a grilse on the SW Miramichi. Campbell’s Pool is in sight just downriver. Country Haven’s website says that this fish was caught within five minutes of beginning to fish by Larissa Bryenton. The start of the Atlantic salmon fishing season in New Brunswick, normally scheduled for…

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Nature NB, Clean Foundation hosting Maritimes Backyard BioBlitz

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 23, 2020 /

Nature NB is launching a new initiative to collect information on local biodiversity and to encourage New Brunswickers to spend time outdoors. Anyone can participate by submitting photos of emerging flowers, animals, trees, birds, lichens, or all the above! Nature NB, in partnership with the Clean Foundation and the Maritimes City Nature Challenge, will be…

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Jerrica Manderville, On Finding Her Voice

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 21, 2020 /

by Stacy Underhill, Just two years ago, Jerrica Manderville was petrified to present a project in front of the people she grew up with at school. Now, at 14 years old, she has found her confidence and will be one of the inspirational Speakers at WE Day 2020, October 8 in Saint John, NB. “It…

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THANK YOU Decal Campaign Shows Support to Front Line Workers

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 17, 2020 /

Covid-19 has cast a very dark shadow on our world in recent days. However, nothing can take away the hope we as Canadians have for a better world. Together, we will get through this, we will find a way, we will come back stronger as a country and as people. These decals represent all our…

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Ashley Hallihan, Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs at BHS

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 17, 2020 /

by Deanna Nordin Blackville School is a K-12 school situated in the little Village of Blackville. Within this school there is a new learning facility called the BHS ICE Centre. The BHS ICE Centre focuses on Innovation, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship. Here students are encouraged to participate in activities where they create products in a Makerspace…

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Meet Bruce Harrison, Artisan – Knot ‘n Butt Wood

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 16, 2020 /

by Stacy Underhill If you’ve been to a market or craft sale in the past year, chances are you’ve come across Bruce Harrison of Knot ‘n Butt Wood. His tall stature and twinkling smile are surpassed only by his booming voice and personality – and the quality of the wooden pieces he creates. Bruce makes…

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Allan J. Ritchie and the Ritchie Wharf

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 15, 2020 /

by the Miramichi Historical Society, Have you ever looked up at the sailing masts on the Ritchie Wharf recreation area and wondered why these are a prominent feature of the site? Easy enough to connect water and sail in our minds but why here and why is the Ritchie name attached? On this site in…

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong – Staying Fit While Standing in Place

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 14, 2020 /

By Mary E. King Tai Chi is a slow moving, breath-focused exercise or series of exercises exhibiting a number of postures and movements all oriented to enhancing relaxation, balance and physical function. As an internal and mindfulness practice, Tai Chi and Qi Gong also help the practitioner with focus, stress, anxiety and depression. Evidence is…

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Oh, The Things You Can Do With Glue

By Northumberland Coop / April 11, 2020 /

By Northumberland Coop Everyone on Pinterest is going crazy for projects involving white glue and hot glue, but what happened to good ol’ reliable wood glue? This is one of the handiest items to have in your work area. If you’re new to woodworking, you might be unsure of the best way to use a…

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Winner of Quilt Raffle

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 10, 2020 /

The Friends of Seamen’s Hospital Craft Group are very pleased to announce the winner of the Quilt Raffle. The lucky ticket was drawn by members Christel Pond, Paula Johnston and Frances Novinscak. The winner was Mrs. Stella Lefurgey of Miramichi. Stella’s daughter Amy Lefurgey was able to accept the quilt on behalf of her mother.…

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How to Adapt to a New Way of Working

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 8, 2020 /

By Adaptive Office Solutions The recent outbreak has challenged us all and is changing our business landscape.  For most businesses to continue to function they have had to find new ways for their employees to be productive. Now, team members are working from home, which means their remote office includes significant others, children, and maybe…

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Helping People Look and Feel Amazing by Living Longer

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 7, 2020 /

Since opening in June 2017, Simply For Life Miramichi has had two major renovations and expansions. Samantha Siddall, Franchisee, and her family moved back to Miramichi three years ago after being with the franchise in Alberta for four years.  At that time, Simply For Life Miramichi was only a satellite office, open once a week…

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