Book Review: “Living Up to a Legend” by Diana Bishop

By James M. Fisher / June 10, 2017 /

Subtitled My Adventures with Billy Bishop’s Ghost, Diana Bishop’s memoirs of her grandfather, WWI Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop, is an insightful, moving look at growing up in the shadow of a legend.

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, June 8, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 8, 2017 /
Jeff Morris with a nice bright salmon caught on the Northwest Miramichi

MIRAMICHI – The sea trout run has petered out except for the above Boiestown area.  There are some river trout and still some striped bass in places.  Bright salmon are gradually making their way into the system as we begin the move from spring to summer fishing. W. W. Doak and Sons in Doaktown said…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, June 1, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 1, 2017 /
Boats taking off for the 2017 Striper Cup

MIRAMICHI – We are still experiencing a bit of the “in-between” season.  There are more positive reports of sea trout, still only a handful of bright salmon reported, and good striped bass reports in some areas, but quiet in others. But first, an item that may affect a lot of anglers, and one that most…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, May 25, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 25, 2017 /
hooked for life

MIRAMICHI – IT’S THE TURNING OF A PAGE SEASON.  Spring or black salmon are basically finished except for the very odd straggler.  Bright salmon and sea trout are starting into the system, and the numbers of striped bass being caught are gradually increasing as the water warms a bit. The 2017 Miramichi Striper Cup and…

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Book Review: “Steal It All” by Chuck Bowie

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 21, 2017 /

The man continued down the hall, turned right and walked all the way to the back corner of the floor. He approached the door marked Director, Trade, opened it and walked in. The door, very solid, closed behind the intruder and the discrete click alerted the director to the presence of a guest. He swiveled around in time to receive …

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, May 18, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 18, 2017 /
Young anglers with Jeff Morris catch and release a nice spring fish.

MIRAMICHI – There is a mixed report this week, with still some spring salmon around, a few trout starting and an increase in striped bass numbers.  The water has dropped nicely and has cleared from last week’s deluge. Lakes and ponds in NB are now officially open for angling. W. W. Doak and Sons in…

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Poem: Another Lucky Break

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 14, 2017 /

This is a poem about my grandfather, George Martin. He was a Merchant Marine during WWII. Another Lucky Break Before we knew, he was the Vaseline Kid A southpaw, a featherweight, in the Atlantic Fleet Before that, he sold newspapers on the corner Slouched in his chair, his teeth in a shot glass He greeted…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, May 11, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 11, 2017 /
From our archives: Jeff Morris and son Ben with a very nice salmon caught on the Main Sounthwest Miramichi.

MIRAMICHI – This week was pretty slow for angling and pretty fast for all rivers in the system.  Last weekend’s rain brought rivers to extremely levels, some not seen here in many years.  Not only were they high, but they were raging beyond flood stages.  If one had blindfolded an angler, put him on the…

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Theatre New Brunswick Announce 2017-2018 Season

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 8, 2017 /

Theatre New Brunswick has announced its 2017-2018 season. The company’s 49th season of theatre will include four world premiere productions by New Brunswick playwrights, a further increase in provincial touring, more professional training workshops with renowned instructors and a beloved Disney musical. “Our 49th season at Theatre New Brunswick is shaped around the question, ‘Who…

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Book Review: “Waiting for Still Water” by Susan White

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 6, 2017 /

Award-winning New Brunswick author Susan White’s newest young adult/middle-grader novel is Waiting for Still Water, a book centred around an extended family composed of foster children, past and present, who have been under the care of the redoubtable Amelia Walton, who owns a farm on Walton Lake on the Kingston Peninsula.

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, May 4, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 4, 2017 /

MIRAMICHI – Fishing this week depended where you were.  From the mouth of the Cains down the water was very high and dirty while above it was fishable and catching was good for spring salmon. Striped bass was sporadic with some places good and others just producing a few here and there. The weekend weather…

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Vimy Ridge Never Leaves You

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 3, 2017 /

by Judy Bowman Arrive at Vimy Ridge before the sun rises to 8 am. Arrive while the birds are breaking the silent dawn with song. Arrive while mist still lingers and swirls in the shell craters. Stand. Face the monument. Be still. Listen. Feel the powerful sense of presence in this sacred place, a presence…

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Book Review: “Black River Road” by Debra Komar

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 30, 2017 /

Canadian author and retired forensic anthropologist Debra Komar has written her fourth book examining a historical crime, Black River Road. Subtitled “An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character”, Ms. Komar searched back through historical court records to find this unique case of a murder committed outside the city of Saint John.

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