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Book Review: “Boss Gibson: Lumber King of New Brunswick” by David Sullivan

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 16, 2016 /

One cannot read a history of New Brunswick without coming across the name Alexander Gibson, or “Boss” as he was affectionately called by his family, friends and employees. So it was that after reading several different books on New Brunswick, I decided to see if anyone had published a book about the man.

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, September 1, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 1, 2016 /
Kyle Curtis (all the way from Japan), fishing the Cains, while on vacation. (Wynn Curtis photo)

Angling for Late August continues to be quite positive, particularly on the Main Southwest Miramichi.  Rain Wednesday evening and Thursday should keep water levels and temperatures right for fishing.  Depending on the amounts of rain, it may take a day or two for most pools to be fishable.  There have been some Fall hook-bills caught. …

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Book Review: “The Call of the Ocean” by Jim Wellman

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 1, 2016 /

Flanker Press recently released an invaluable book penned by Jim Wellman of twenty-eight fascinating profiles of people who are (or were) involved with the modern ocean fishery industry in one way or another. There are stories of lives lived on the sea, lives lost at sea, lives saved at sea, boat builders, both young and old, women who fish & more.

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Festival 506 Coming to Miramichi this October

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 31, 2016 /

Miramichi will be the place to be this October as Festival (506) comes to the mighty river for the very first time! Thirty-eight bands and solo artists from all across New Brunswick will meet in the ‘Chi October 13th to 16th to take part in this event which has something for all music fans. The eclectic…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 25, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 25, 2016 /

Last week was a pretty good one for fishing, particularly on the Southwest Miramichi where many anglers limited out.  Rain early this week brought the water levels up, but conditions should be very good for the weekend.  There are reports on good numbers of fish around. Doug White’s Tammerack Sports Fly Shop in Juniper said…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 18, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 18, 2016 /

THIS WEEK’S KEY WORD IS “IMPROVEMENT”.  With cooler temperatures and some rain, angling and angling conditions have improved this week.  First, the Cold-Water Pool closures have revoked and are now open to regular angling.  The Southwest Miramichi water levels have increased by 2 feet in the Blackville area and about 15 inches in the Doaktown…

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11 Year Old Log Roller highlights Professional Lumberjack Competition this Weekend

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 12, 2016 /

The Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum, located in Boiestown, NB, will be hosting its Annual Professional Lumberjack Competition on Saturday, August 13th, 2016, beginning at 12 noon. TimberSport competitors will be busy sharpening their axes and filing their cross-cuts for this one day Lumberjack Competition; which portrays the “skill and technique” of this amazing Sport.…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 11, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 11, 2016 /

Warm weather and lack of rain have kept the salmon cold-water pools closed and pretty much the same for all other river stretches where salmon are involved. We need rain and lots of it for angling to get back to normal. Although fishing is extremely slow and very few fish moving, one gentleman I talked…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, August 4, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 4, 2016 /

Generally, angling is slow with warm water, and pool closures still in effect.  Here are some stats to consider: CLOSURES: Salmon angling on the Miramichi River Moncton – July 25, 2016 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that the following 25 salmon fishing poolswill be closed to angling for all species of fish,…

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Miramichi Dragway’s 1st NHRA Event Huge Success

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 2, 2016 /
NHRA Miramichi Photo by Sherry Sturgeon

UPDATE: (August 4, 2016) From the All Out Race organizers – CANCELLED UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE WEEKEND WE FEEL IT BEST FOR All TO CANCEL TONIGHT AND SAVE PEOPLE FROM LOADING OR MAKING THE TRIP IN THE MORNING. SORRY BUT IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES SENSE. Miramichi Dragway hosted the…

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Home Decor Trend: Go Natural!

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 29, 2016 /

by Lauren Walls One of today’s top trends in Home Decor is the use of natural fibres in just about any space. For example, an all-white look can be be warmed up considerably by adding woven wood shades to the windows. Bold paint and furniture colours can be grounded with a natural jute rug. A…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 28, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 28, 2016 /
Sunset at Ledges. Photo submitted by Derek Munn

Angling had been decent to quite good last weekend before the heat brought fishing to a crawl, and the implementation of the closure of identified cold water pools. Notice to Recreational Anglers Fisheries and Oceans Canada Gulf Region: Salmon angling on the Miramichi River Moncton – July 25, 2016 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes…

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