Month: October 2020

Monuments and Memorials around Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 24, 2020 /

Along our Mystical, Magical and Mighty Miramichi, there are many monuments and statues of prominent citizens that grace our river in our parks and cemeteries. J.B. “Jabez Bunting” Snowball and Family Memorial Jabez Bunting Snowball served as New Brunswick’s 11th Lieutenant Governor from 1902 to 1907. He was born on September 24th, 1837 in Lunenburg,…

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SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN SHARES STORY OF SERVICE, LOSS OF LIMB

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 23, 2020 /

On Remembrance Day this year, many Canadians will be reflecting on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Among those will be war amputee veteran Bob Gondek, of Toronto, who also carries a physical reminder of that pivotal time in history. At the age of 96, Bob can still vividly recall…

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Salvation Army – Christmas Hampers and more Ways to Give

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 22, 2020 /

The Salvation Army Miramichi Community Resource Centre, would like to thank everyone for their sponsorship in the past to help local families in need. In Christmas 2019, 208 families were helped-including 135 children/teens and 277 adults in Miramichi and the surrounding area. This has been a hard year for everyone. We hope that you will…

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“Ookdataan” – Taste of Metepenagiag!

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 22, 2020 /

On Friday, October 23rd, 2020, beginning at 11 am, go onto Facebook and “view” and “like” the Metepenagiag Heritage Park, located at 2202 Micmac Road on the Metepenagiag First Nation, New Brunswick as they are premiering “Ookdataan” – Taste of Metepenagiag! This event will highlight one of their favourite park experiences. Learn about traditional Mi’kmaq…

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Saint Andrew’s United Church (Miramichi) Remembrance Day Roast Pork Tenderloin Take Out Supper

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 21, 2020 /

On Remembrance Day (Wednesday, November 11) there will be a Roast Pork Tenderloin Take Out Supper at St. Andrew’s United Church, 188 Wellington Street.   The roast tenderloin will be served from 4 pm to 5 pm, with all the trimmings and there will be cheesecake for dessert.  Please note, the meal will be take-out…

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Miramichi Season Ending Blog October 17

By Brad Burns / October 20, 2020 /

  Karl Furlaga, fishing out of Country Haven, caught this beautiful, bright salmon in the rising water during the closing days of the 2020 Miramichi season. On October 15th the remainder of the Miramichi River system closed to fishing for the year – the headwaters closed on September 30.  There are bodies of water like…

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Miramichi Dog Authors “Pawsitive,” Inspirational Book of Hope

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 19, 2020 /

Local photographer Cathy Carnahan and her beloved dog, Miss Crosby, have teamed up to produce an inspirational book of hope, laughter, wisdom and common sense.Consider The Source, with a subtitle of Waggish and Canny Views on How to Survive in a Wacky World, is set to be released just before the Thanksgiving weekend. “This book…

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Miramichi Adult Learning Inc. offering FREE Computer Training

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 18, 2020 /

Miramichi Adult Learning Inc. will be offering FREE Computer Training at the Nova Learning Centre located at 3133 Route 625 Highway, Parker Ridge, New Brunswick inside the Ridgeway Baptist Church. Class will be from 9:30 am – 12 pm noon starting Thursday, October 15th, 2020 and each Thursday ending December 10th, 2020. The course will…

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New Books by Miramichi Authors

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 17, 2020 /

by James M. Fisher Within the past year, there have been two significant book releases by local Miramichi authors, and both have something for young and old alike. Death Between the Walls: An Old Manse Mystery by Alexa BowieNewcomer Alexa Bowie is the alter ego of Chuck Bowie, an author that is well-known in these…

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My Father’s Office: Remembering Donald Sutherland (DS) Creaghan and his Contribution to Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 16, 2020 /

By Thomas W Creaghan Note: This is an extended version of the article which first appeared in the Fall 2020 Giv’er Miramichi magazine. My father’s office was in Creaghan’s store in downtown Newcastle, overlooking the Miramichi river at the back. There were two desks, one for my father, the manager, and one for Clare McCabe,…

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35th Annual Parade of Lights Officially Cancelled

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 15, 2020 /

The Historic Chatham Business District (HCBD) has announced the formal cancellation of this year’s Parade of Lights. “It’s my understanding this is the first time in 35 years the parade will not occur”, says John Vickers, General Manager of the Historic Chatham Business District. “This news was speculated by many and now our wonderful parade…

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Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2020 Mypie Awards “Gala”

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 15, 2020 /

Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to host a physical gala. However, we feel like more now then ever, that we need to recognize all of the hardworking entrepreneurs & professionals in our community who have just experienced one of their most trying years. There will be awards given to the following:Professional of…

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Painting Life in a Positive Light While Living with Asperger’s

By Giver Miramichi / October 14, 2020 /

October is Canadian Mental Health month. As I reflect on my own journey with mental health, I sometimes find it more challenging than some, as I have lived with Asperger’s Syndrome (High Functioning Autism), since I was diagnosed at nearly five years of age. With Asperger’s Syndrome, it affects my ability to process a variety…

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