13th Annual Robert Blacquier Memorial Tournament this Weekend

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 6, 2016 /
Robert Blaquier

by Shawn McCarthy This year, for the 13th summer, players from across New Brunswick will take to the field in the Robert Blacquier Memorial Fast-pitch tournament June 10th-12th. A former President of the Nelson Softball Association, player, coach, and organizer, Robert passed away prematurely in the early summer of 2004. That summer, his friends in…

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Jalloo – Festival of Animation and Games June 9-11th

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 2, 2016 /
Jalloo – Festival of Animation and Games June 9-11th

by Kevin Gallant Every year there is a “little gem” festival that attracts professionals all over the world to Miramichi. It is not fish, music or sports. It is all about animation and games. From June 9th-11th we will host Jalloo, a festival that features some great games by Atlantic companies including our own Eggroll…

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Writers’ Federation of NB WordSpring Festival

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 1, 2016 /
Writers' Federation of NB WordSpring Festival

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) held their annual WordSpring writing festival at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel in Historic downtown Chatham last weekend, May 27-29. Writers from all over the province enjoyed a weekend filled with workshops, readings, book launches, awards, musical entertainment, and more. A highlight of WordSpring was the Literary Soirée Saturday evening,…

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Guatemala Girls Changing One Life at a Time

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 27, 2016 /

They call themselves the Guatemala Girls and they are a diverse team of nurses who embarked on a journey last June that changed their lives forever. Using their combined skills, education, and mindsets, they provided health care and teaching to almost 3000 vulnerable individuals in remote villages of Guatemala. The team included Keltie Keir-Wilson (Nurse…

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Book Reviews: Two Titles from Nimbus on Current Canadian Issues

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 24, 2016 /

Nimbus Publishing has produced two excellent titles dealing with issues that have been in the national headlines for some time now: Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Residential School system which attempted to erase the Mi’kmaw culture from young children.

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Book Review: “Aftershock” by Janet Maybee

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 14, 2016 /

Aftershock, a 2015 book published by Nimbus is an essential read for those interested in the Halifax Explosion of December 6th, 1917. It was on this date that one of the biggest explosions up to that time in North America occurred in Halifax harbour killing thousands and leaving many more injured and scarred for life

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Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 5, 2016 /

Do you have a favourite recipe to share with our readers? Use the submissions form on to send it in along with photos of the finished product and a little bit about yourself and why you enjoy making this recipe. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins This muffin recipe was submitted by Darlene Jardine of Barnettville. “Blueberries…

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Book Review: “The Memory Chair” by Susan White

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 1, 2016 /

New Brunswick author Susan White’s “The Memory Chair” (2015, Acorn Press) was recently chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as one of their Best Books for Kids and Teens. It is the story of Betony, a thirteen-year-old girl who is often dragged along by her father when he visits Gram, Betony’s great-grandmother.

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Book Review: “Till the Boys Come Home” by Curtis Mainville

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 18, 2016 /

Till the Boys Come Home (2015 Goose Lane Editions) by Curtis Mainville, a 22-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, focuses on the good men (and women) of Queens County, New Brunswick who either volunteered, were conscripted or stayed home to support the war effort by working on the family farm or in the mines.

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Book Review: “Three Wrongs” by Chuck Bowie

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 4, 2016 /

New Brunswick author (born in Miramichi, now living in Fredericton) Chuck Bowie has written three books in his “Sean Donovan: Thief for Hire” series. Three Wrongs (Muse It Up, 2013) is the first instalment. The latest is Steal it All (2016). When I first found out about Sean’s vocation as a thief, I thought about that 60’s TV series “It Takes a Thief” starring Robert Wagner.

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Snowbirds & CF-18 Demo Team Coming to Air Show! New Dates Announced!

By Giv'er Miramichi / February 19, 2016 /

Organizers of Air Show Atlantic have secured the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Team for the weekend of August 20-21, 2016. As a result they have advanced the date of the event by one week from their earlier announcement. Because of the new scheduling opportunity organizers have moved dates to take advantage of the RCAF’s…

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Air Show Atlantic returns to Miramichi!

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 29, 2016 /

The 2016 Atlantic Canada International Air Show returns to Miramichi this summer on August 13th and 14th! This Air Show is unique in that it is the only Air Show in North America that presents world-class performances in a different location each year. The challenge is a big one but, it gets easier when they return…

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Book Review: “The Lost Wilderness” by Nicholas Guitard

By Giv'er Miramichi / January 18, 2016 /

This book by New Brunswick author and photographer Nicholas Guitard is subtitled “Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick” and it is an attractive book. From the moment I took it out of the shipping wrapper and saw the cover picture of Ganong standing on a rock in the middle of a body of water doing surveys, I could sense it was something special.

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