Miramichi Reader, James Fisher Interviews Miramichi Author, Chuck Bowie

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 23, 2016 /
Chuck Bowie

Chuck Bowie is the New Brunswick author of three novels, all in the “Sean Donovan: Thief for Hire” series. He recently released Book Three: “Steal it All“. Chuck took a few moments to answer my questions about his influences, where and when his Sean Donovan character was born, and how Book Four is coming along.

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 21, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 21, 2016 /
Ledges guest with beauty July salmon

July is proving to have some fresh fish moving through each day, with a few days producing very good numbers, especially on the Southwest Miramichi.   Generally, the fish are moving rather than holding. NOTE: Don’t forget the meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Newcastle Lions Center to discuss the striped bass and salmon situation. …

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Memories of the Old Store

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 18, 2016 /

In the early years when Mr. & Mrs. British Nathaniel Underhill were running the store, they would order a puncheon of molasses, a barrel of vinegar, one of salt pork, one of corned beef and salt herring. There would be kendals of cod fish, wooden boxes of smoked digbies …

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, July 14, 2016

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 14, 2016 /

With better trapnet numbers (see below) and more catching, angling is looking up somewhat.  Hopefully, it is a sign of things (fish) to come.  A little more rain and cooler temperatures would certainly help the angling. [wp_bannerize group=”doug1″] Doug White’s Tammerack Sports Fly Shop in Juniper said it was not a bad week on the…

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Music Musique NB AGM

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 18, 2016 /
The city of Bathurst hosts the 2016 Music Musique NB AGM June 24th to 26th, 2016. The weekend includes two songwriters' circles, one taking place in Miramichi, a series of free information sessions about the music industry, and the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The city of Bathurst hosts the 2016 Music Musique NB AGM June 24th to 26th, 2016. The weekend includes two songwriters’ circles, one taking place in Miramichi, a series of free information sessions about the music industry, and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 2016 Music Musique NB AGM Events Schedule Two Songwriters’ Circles featuring Andy Brown, Danny Boudreau, Matt Boudreau,…

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Successful 2016 Robert Blacquier Tournament

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 13, 2016 /
David Brewer, of the Taymouth Tigers, accepts the championship plaque from members of the Blacquier family - Raymond Blacquier, Roxanne Regan, Jenna MacKnight & Sherri Lynn MacKnight

Another successful Robert Blacquier tournament is in the books. Over the course of the weekend 12 teams from across the Maritimes and Quebec played for the top prize at Nelson’s Merle Doyle & Gerald King memorial ball parks. Though a spot of bad weather threatened the conclusion, with a few tweaks to the schedule the tournament came to a…

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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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