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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Festival (506)’s Line-Up Revealed

Festival (506)’s Line-Up Revealed

Music lovers will not want to miss the 11th edition of New Brunswick’s Festival (506), taking place in Moncton, October 12 to 15, 2017. Thirty-two bands and solos artists from all over the province will congregate in Moncton to take part in this annual celebration of homegrown talent. “Those of us working in the music industry know… Read more »

Book Review: “For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival” by Susan Butler

Book Review: “For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival” by Susan Butler

The Miramichi Folksong Festival has been held continuously for 60 years now, making it the longest standing folk song festival in Canada. Its director (and a performer) of the past 35 years is the irrepressible Susan Butler, a true Miramichier if there ever was one. Now, she has compiled the Festival’s history as well as her own in a self-published book entitled For the Love of It: 60 Years of the Miramichi Folksong Festival. Read more »

Nominations sought for New Brunswick Human Rights Award

Nominations sought for New Brunswick Human Rights Award

Nominations are being sought for the 30th annual New Brunswick Human Rights Award. The deadline is August 1st. The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission established the award to recognize outstanding effort, achievement or leadership on a volunteer basis by individuals or organizations in the promotion of equality and human rights in the province. The award… Read more »

Investment in Sussex Canada 150 project

Investment in Sussex Canada 150 project

An investment of $150,000 is being made in an infrastructure improvement project in downtown Sussex to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The project involves installing a roof over Leonard’s Gate, which is used for outdoor community events and also hosts the Sussex Farmers Market. “New Brunswickers are proud of who they are and where they come… Read more »

Joint security exercise completed in Saint John

Joint security exercise completed in Saint John

The Saint John and Fredericton police forces and the RCMP conducted a joint security exercise on June 28 in Saint John. Exercise Galleon Reticle was supported by the Department of Justice and Public Safety and took place near a local high school. “Your government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all New… Read more »

Summer Fun at Miramichi Dragway

Summer Fun at Miramichi Dragway

Drag racing is getting better and better at Miramichi Dragway. Last year’s upgrades have resulted in some new track records and personal bests for many Maritime racers. With big events coming up in July and August, it is likely more records will be set. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) National Open is returning for its second race event at Miramichi Dragway from July 27th to 30th. Read more »

Job Opportunity: New Brunswick Museum Bilingual Interpreter

Job Opportunity: New Brunswick Museum Bilingual Interpreter

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is Canada’s oldest continuing museum, with a history that can be traced back to 1842. This year, as the NBM celebrates its 175th anniversary, its mission continues to be to collect, preserve, research, and interpret New Brunswick’s natural and cultural heritage. Bilingual interpreters will work in NBM galleries and occasionally… Read more »

New chair and vice-chair named to Board of Governors at UNB

New chair and vice-chair named to Board of Governors at UNB

Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, of Quispamsis, N.B., has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011, most recently serving as vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, a Rothesay-based social entrepreneur, author and adviser… Read more »

Boil Water Order – Areas in East Saint John

Boil Water Order – Areas in East Saint John

UPDATE July 9, 2017: Boil Order Lifted Effective immediately, the Boil Water Order has been rescinded for the following addresses 15, 17, 24-183 Westmorland Road 19, 21, 29-73 Tisdale Lane 2, 10 Jardine Street 2-84 McLaughlin Crescent 3-41 Barbara Crescent 2-16 Carl Court 6-35 Eastland Court 6-33 Highmount Court 4-61 Northumberland Avenue 3-31 Killburn Avenue… Read more »

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