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Book Review: “Bearing Witness: Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion” by Michael Dupuis

By James M. Fisher / August 10, 2017 /

December 6, 2017, signals the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Canada’s worst Maritime tragedy to date. In mere seconds, a large portion of Halifax’s North End and waterfront were obliterated when the damaged munitions ship Mont Blanc exploded, killing 2,000 people and injuring thousands more.

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 3, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 3, 2017 /
David Bishop from Cascapedia Quebec with one of 3 salmon he hooked

COLD-WATER POOL CLOSURES: Hi, This message is to inform you that as of Thursday August 3, 26 additional cold water pools will be closed to fishing on the Miramichi River system. A variation order was just issued today to this effect, and a notice to anglers will be published tomorrow morning on the regional DFO…

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Tech Coaching for Seniors

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 2, 2017 /

DigiLearn will be conducting their next technology coaching workshop for seniors starting August 8th. Adults of all ages are welcome to bring their own devices as well as any questions they have about settings, updates and apps. Our workshop is taught at Shannex Parkland – 35 Patience Lane in Fredericton, NB. We offer Beginner Classes…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 27, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 27, 2017 /
From our archives: Submitted by Daniel Porter, Camp Moose Call

MIRAMICHI – With the cold-water pool closures now lifted, and very few anglers on the rivers, I will do a summary report this week. Fortunately, temperatures both during the day and night have been cooler. However, the rivers remain low, and we need a good day’s rain to really improve things. On the positive side,…

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Book Review: “Down Inside: Thirty Years in Canada’s Prison Service” by Robert Clark

By James M. Fisher / July 27, 2017 /

Down Inside is the memoir of Robert Clark whose entire working career was spent with the Canadian Correction Service (CSC). When he retired in 2009, he was serving as a deputy warden and a few years later sat down to write about his experiences in the hope of inciting change in the current system.

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 20, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 20, 2017 /
Ledges Head Guide Andrew Anthony with Guest Scott Boley nice hen

Cold water pools closures on the Miramichi As of Thursday, July 20, 26 cold water pools will be closed to fishing on the Miramichi River system. A variation order was just issued yesterday to this effect (download 2017 Salmon Pool closures pdf), and a notice to anglers was published on the regional DFO Internet at…

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Book Review: “For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival” by Susan Butler

By James M. Fisher / July 13, 2017 /

The Miramichi Folksong Festival has been held continuously for 60 years now, making it the longest standing folk song festival in Canada. Its director (and a performer) of the past 35 years is the irrepressible Susan Butler, a true “Miramichier” if there ever was one. Now, she has compiled the Festival’s history as well as her own in a self-published book entitled For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival. 

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 13, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 13, 2017 /
Ledges guide Kyle Price with Grilse caught this week by Ledges guest

MIRAMICHI – Once again this week, there is a slight improvement in the number of fish coming into the system, but still no great run. However, if slow and steady wins the race, we’ll take it. One concern is the striped bass which are spreading further and further up the river systems than ever before…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 6, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 6, 2017 /

The Coalition for Better Salmon Management, (CBSM), has put out a press release calling on DFO to reinstate Grilse harvest tags for the balance of the 2017 salmon fishing season.  The press release can be viewed on its website at salmonnb.com MIRAMICHI – Numbers of fish in the Miramichi system continue to improve slightly each…

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Summer Fun at Miramichi Dragway

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 2, 2017 /

Drag racing is getting better and better at Miramichi Dragway. Last year’s upgrades have resulted in some new track records and personal bests for many Maritime racers. With big events coming up in July and August, it is likely more records will be set. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) National Open is returning for…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, June 29, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 29, 2017 /

This weekend we move through June and into July.  Canadians will celebrate 150 years as a country on Saturday, July 1.  So we wish all a Happy Canada Day!  As well we extend similar greetings to our Americans as they will celebrate their country’s birthday on Tuesday, July 4. As we finish the month of…

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Book Review: “Promises to Keep” by Genevieve Graham

By James M. Fisher / June 29, 2017 /

Set during the time of the Acadian expulsion in 1755 from what is now Nova Scotia. “Promises to Keep” contains a stronger, deeper story than its romantic cover art might suggest.

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