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  • Week 1 of Canada Games features eight Miramichiers
    by Nathan DeLong on August 14, 2022 at 12:27 am in sports

    Eight of the 15 Miramichi-area athletes and staff attending the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ont. saw game action during the event’s first week. They include (top row, from left): baseball players Max Jardine, Jonah Young-Wrobel and Connor Sheasgreen, girls’ rugby player Savannah Simon, and boys’ basketball coach Jim Watters. Bottom row, from left: girls’ basketball manager Bailey Black, triathlete Alexandre Comeau, and mission staff Glenda O’Neill-Wood. Not pictured: baseball coaches Mark Lobban and Mark Noel.

  • HECKBERT: Electric everything is the way of the future
    by Steve Heckbert on August 14, 2022 at 12:25 am in columnist

    Columnist Steve Heckbert writes that increased use of electric vehicles, such as this Toyota fuel cell car displayed at a conference in Japan, will help reduce global carbon emissions in his latest Keep Moving column.

  • Cancer survivor’s wish trip ‘a dream come true’
    by Nathan DeLong on August 12, 2022 at 7:23 pm in life

    Mya Hachey, left, holds up her wish cake alongside Catherine Flett, the Make a Wish Foundation chapter liaison for Miramichi, after being presented last week with a trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto.

  • Salmon pools reopen in Miramichi watershed
    on August 12, 2022 at 10:14 am in news

    Twenty-nine cold-water salmon pools across the Miramichi River watershed are being reopened after being closed for two weeks due to warm water temperatures.

  • Appeal denied in Wilbur Dedam sex assault conviction
    on August 12, 2022 at 8:17 am in courts & crime

    Wilbur Dedam, centre, is pictured with supporters during an earlier court appearance in Miramichi.

  • Proceed with smallmouth bass eradication
    on August 11, 2022 at 7:42 pm in editorial

    The Working Group on Smallmouth Bass Eradication in the Miramichi plans to use a rotenone treatment to deal with the invasive fish in the Miramichi watershed.

  • King George detour staying in place for another week
    on August 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm in news

    King George Highway will remain closed to westbound drivers between Old King George Highway and Hanover Street until August 19.

  • Meth seizure among force’s largest-ever drug busts
    by Nathan DeLong on August 11, 2022 at 11:20 am in police & fire

    The Miramichi Police Force seized 16 ounces (453 grams) of crystal methamphetamine and 906 meth tablets Tuesday in one of the largest drug busts in its history.

  • Electoral boundary public hearing set for Miramichi
    on August 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm in election

    A public hearing will be held in Miramichi on August 30 to allow public input on boundary changes for the province’s electoral districts.

  • $300K McKenna scholarship fund created for Miramichiers
    on August 10, 2022 at 7:38 pm in education

    Former premier Frank McKenna and his wife, Julie, have given a $300,000 gift to the McKenna Institute at UNB to create scholarships for Miramichi students.

  • Cottage owners vow to fight invasive fish treatment plan
    by Nathan DeLong on August 10, 2022 at 8:34 am in first nations

    The Working Group on Smallmouth Bass Eradication in the Miramichi plans to use a rotenone treatment to deal with the invasive fish in the Miramichi watershed.

  • Missing man located safe: RCMP
    on August 10, 2022 at 7:25 am in police & fire

    The 72-year-old man reported missing Sunday from the Sunny Corner area has been found safe and sound, according to the Northeast District RCMP.

  • Miramichier injured by landmine while on rescue mission
    by Kevin Curley on August 9, 2022 at 7:55 pm in exclusive

    Pictured is Brandon Mitchell’s truck he used for evacuations in Ukraine after it struck a cluster of landmines on Saturday.

  • 77 new Miramichi COVID cases, four N.B. deaths
    by Nathan DeLong on August 9, 2022 at 7:16 pm in covid-19

    The 77 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Zone 7, the Miramichi health region, between July 31 and August 6 include 52 detected by PCR tests and 25 from rapid point-of-care test kits.

  • ‘I’ve been trying to comply’: building code dispute leads to fines
    by Kevin Curley on August 9, 2022 at 2:36 pm in courts & crime

    Elias Toulany stands in front of a deck built on the front of an apartment building he owns in Douglastown. The deck, was removed from the back and added to the front. In doing so, Toulany says he created a situation where he is unable to get the building up to code.

  • City adding new ‘must-see’ tourism signs
    by Nathan DeLong on August 8, 2022 at 7:33 pm in city hall

    The City of Miramichi logo is displayed at the top of the signs welcoming visitors at each entrance to the community. A similar logo representing the city will be featured on two new signs being purchased this year by the Economic Development and Tourism Department for visitors and locals to promote the municipality.

  • SIDDHARTHA: Living with an OCD diagnosis
    by Anjula Siddhartha on August 8, 2022 at 7:32 pm in columnist

    Columnist Anjula Siddhartha writes about how people can live with an obsessive compulsive disorder diagnosis in her latest installment of Mind Matters.

  • Rec department re-issues call for public art submissions
    by Nathan DeLong on August 8, 2022 at 3:52 pm in city hall

    Miramichi community wellness and recreation director Jason Walsh says his department is still seeking submissions for the Salmon Tail public art project launched last year to commemorate the city’s 25th anniversary.

  • Phoenix backlog grows by 8,000 transactions
    by Nathan DeLong on August 7, 2022 at 9:40 pm in news

    The Public Service Pay Centre in Miramichi saw an additional 8,000 transactions beyond staff’s normal workload between June 22 and July 20. That follows a jump of 2,000 during the previous pay period.

  • Senior Ironmen split dates with Fisher Cats, fall to Royals
    by Nathan DeLong on August 7, 2022 at 9:40 pm in sports

    Blake Gallagher and the Chatham Miramichi Honda Ironmen went 1-2 in their last three New Brunswick Senior Baseball League games, with a 6-5 win and 9-8 loss to the Moncton Fisher Cats and a 9-1 setback against the Fredericton St. Louis Bar and Grill Royals.

  • Cardinals end regular season with blowout win
    by Nathan DeLong on August 7, 2022 at 9:40 pm in sports

    Mike Simon hit a three-run dinger for the Miramichi Mike’s Bar and Grill Cardinals in their 14-1 win over the Tracadie Aigles in their final Miramichi Valley Baseball League regular-season game Aug. 2 at Memorial Field.

  • Sunny Corner RCMP seek help finding missing 72-year-old
    on August 7, 2022 at 3:38 pm in police & fire

    Lucien Dubois, 72, was last seen Friday at 1 p.m. in Sunny Corner home when he left with the intention to drive back to his home in Quebec, police said in a a press release.

  • Sports Notebook: Junior Ironmen playoff series to resume
    by Nathan DeLong on August 7, 2022 at 11:05 am in sports

    Logan Walsh and the Chatham O’Donaghue’s Ironmen will be back in action this week in the New Brunswick Junior Baseball League playoffs.

  • Buskers festival will be bigger: organizer
    by Nathan DeLong on August 7, 2022 at 12:36 am in community

    Victor Rubilar, left, of Argentina and The Hoops Duo of Montreal are among performers expected to take the stage at the Miramichi International Buskers Festival being held Aug. 12 to 14 by the Historic Chatham Business District.

  • Smallmouth piscicide plan forging ahead, despite opposition
    by Nathan DeLong on August 7, 2022 at 12:36 am in news

    The Working Group on Smallmouth Bass Eradication in the Miramichi says it plans to treat Miramichi Lake, Lake Brook, and part of the Southwest Miramichi River with a chemical containing rotenone this summer, despite opposition from cottage owners and Indigenous groups.

  • Rangers defeat Tigers to claim Oldtimers title
    by John Sullivan on August 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm in sports

    The Douglastown Rangers defeated the host Chatham Head Tigers 19-18 in the Miramichi Valley Baseball League Oldtimers’ Tournament final July 30 at Waldo Henderson Memorial Field to claim their first Oldtimers’ title in more than a decade.

  • Feds provide $30k for Miramichi festivals
    by Nathan DeLong on August 6, 2022 at 10:59 am in news

    Spectators watch as artists from across New Brunswick and North America hone their craft June 26 on Water Street during the inaugural Miramichi International Chalk Art Festival, hosted by the Historic Chatham Business District. The chalk festival and upcoming Miramichi International Buskers Festival have received a combined $30,000 from the federal government.

  • Village ‘can’t afford’ to hook curling club to storm sewer
    by Nathan DeLong on August 6, 2022 at 8:34 am in city hall

    Doaktown village council defeated a motion to extend a storm sewer connection across Prospect Street from Prospect Place Arena to the Doaktown Curling Club.

  • Council rejects rezoning for vacant lot
    by Nathan DeLong on August 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm in city hall

    Miramichi city council has rejected a rezoning for a vacant lot along King George Highway in Nordin from single or two-family dwelling to general commercial aimed at making the property more attractive to potential buyers.

  • Heat warning in effect for Miramichi
    by Kevin Curley on August 5, 2022 at 4:45 pm in weather

    A heat warning is in effect for parts of New Brunswick this weekend.