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    Indigenous artist's celebrated exhibit comes to N.B.

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 17 Feb 2018

    It took eight decades for Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's work to grab Canada's attention. And now, we can't get enough.

    Janvier, a member of a group of professional Canadian artists known as the Indian Group of Seven, is an Alberta-based painter whose retrospective is now on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The exhibit of nearly 100 pieces comes to Fredericton from the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, where it broke…

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    Parkland, Fla., residents rise up, demand gun control

    • The Washington Post
    • 17 Feb 2018

    PARKLAND, Fla. • On a day when Parkland began burying its young dead, a dozen people stood on a street corner holding up More Gun Control signs as passing drivers honked and shouted in support.

    "Look what we started," said Carlos Rodriguez, 50, who was on his way to work when he stopped to join the protest. "Look at all these people. One match started a whole forest fire."

    This most peaceful and orderly of places has been devastated by the…

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    N.B. homebuilders to be offered incentives to go green

    • Legislature Bureau
    • 17 Feb 2018

    FREDERICTON • NB Power wants to ensure more than 650 new homes a year are built more energy efficient, offering incentives worth hundreds of dollars per house.

    Rick Doucet, the minister responsible for energy, said people would be able to sign up for the new program sometime after April 1.

    “The program will be designed to encourage home builders to construct energy-efficient homes in New Brunswick,” said the Liberal cabinet minister during…

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Business

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    WOMEN annual general meeting looks to improve opportunities for Miramichi women

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 04 Feb 2018

    Miramichi's women's business community say they're hoping to make 2018 the best year yet for women in business. 

    The Women of Miramichi  Entrepreneurial Network (WOMEN)  held their 2018 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Miramichi Naturopathic Health Clinic in Douglastown. Around 30 women from around the river came together to talk about the organization's future plans, reflect on the past year and discuss what could be…

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    New discount airline won't touch down in N.B.

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 02 Feb 2018

    Swoop, WestJet's new low-fare, no-frills spinoff airline, won't be flying into New Brunswick.

    The airline unveiled plans Thursday for its first summer in the skies in media events in Hamilton and Abbotsford, B.C, promising to "to change Canadian air travel forever."

    It offered a splashy promotion of $0-fares on the first 2,000 seats it sells online for each of its routes.

    Halifax is the only Atlantic Canadian destination now on Swoop's schedule. 

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    MYPIE AGM reflects on 2017, looks forward to growth

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 30 Jan 2018

    It has been 10 years and the Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs (MYPIE) is still going strong.

    The organization held its 10th annual general meeting last Thursday at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel.

    Around 50 people were in attendance at the 1809 Restaurant and Bar at the hotel with several new faces taking part in the event and signing up with the organization.

    President of MYPIE, Breanne Tozer, was leading the event and…

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Sports

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    N.B. baseball star spreading his hitting gospel to San Diego

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 16 Feb 2018

    Matt Stairs is still introducing himself to some of the players he'll be working with this season as the new hitting coach with the San Diego Padres.

    His calling card arrived Wednesday.

    Freddy Galvis was one of his disciples last season when both were with the Philadelphia Phillies. Galvis, the 28-year-old switch-hitting shortstop, had the finest statistical season of his career last year, with Stairs serving as the team's hitting coach.

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    N.B. cadets hoping to excel at national biathlon event

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 16 Feb 2018

    Two Miramichi air cadets won't have much down time during their March break from school, but they say being busy will be worthwhile.

    Air Cadet Liam Septon and Cpl. Alex Sulis of the 315 Newcastle Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will represent New Brunswick at the Biathlon Canada Cadet Nationals from March 7 to 11 in Brookvale, P.E.I.

    "It's a really good opportunity to meet some new people," said Septon, who turns 13 on Feb. 19. "It will…

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    Speed skater with N.B roots takes gold, sets Olympic record

    • The Northern Light
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen is an Olympic gold medallist. 

    The 31-year-old Dutch-born long track speed skater set an Olympic record in the men's 10,000-metre race Thursday morning at the Gangneung Oval at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. 

    He finished with an Olympic record time of 12:39.77. 

    Jorrit Bergsma of The Netherlands won silver at 12:41.98 and Italy's Nicola Tumolero finished bronze with 12:54.32. 

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Opinion

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    Editorial: Incoming roundabout should improve overall safety

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Looking past, for a moment, that the government announcement made by the Miramichi region’s two Liberal cabinet ministers was likely one of many that will be timed to coincide with the lead-up to the fall election, there was actually some substance to this latest one.

    Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, as reported in the Miramichi Leader, revealed on Monday that the province would be moving ahead with a major reconfiguration…

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    Editorial cartoon

    • Contributed
    • 13 Feb 2018

    "Shocked" by your electric bill?

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    Editorial cartoon

    • Contributed
    • 11 Feb 2018

    Here's the latest laugh from cartoonist Greg Perry

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Entertainment

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    My funny Valentine: Butler to bring community together for V-Day comedy show

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 08 Feb 2018

    Tired of the same old chocolates and flowers you get every year from your special someone?

    Why not take them to a comedy show and tickle their funny bone this Valentine’s Day?

    Miramichi funny man Joe Butler is hosting another fun night of laughs with the Midlife Crisis Tour, hosted by Villains of Comedy. It’s open to everyone, singles and couples alike.

    “This is kind of a big show,” said Butler. “This is the first show that we’re putting…

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    'Comedic battle royale' for Miramichi funny man

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 06 Feb 2018

    Joe Butler says he's ready to battle it out against some of the province's top up-and-coming comedic talent with the hope of drawing the biggest laughs from the crowd.

    The local comedian recently entered CBC’s Open Mic Stand-up Contest, which offers the winner the opportunity to open for a big name comedian performing at the 18th annual HUBCAP Comedy Festival in Moncton to be headlined by Tom Green.

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    Click your ruby reds: Country Tornadoes coming to Renous

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 01 Feb 2018

    Singing in pairs created a good time for all who came out to the recent Saturday Night Racket in Renous, on Saturday, Jan. 27, which was all about singing duets. Some of the recent performers included McKenzie Hallihan, Darlene Gillespie, Cathy Hamilton, Monica and Susanne Saulnier. 

    This Saturday, Feb. 3, will see the Country Tornadoes on stage at the Miramichi Folklore Park with a great mix of rock and country hits that you can dance to. The…

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Life

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    Miramichi gearing up for first ever Family Day

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Those who have been waiting excitedly for the first ever February statutory holiday will have to way no more.

    The province’s first ever Family Day holiday is Monday, Feb. 19, and Miramichi will have plenty on tap for families looking to take in and have spend some quality time together.

    Jason Walsh, the acting director of the city's Community Wellness and Recreation Department, said in addition to various city facilities still hosting some of…

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    Crazy little thing called love

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Dressed in red and singing along to love songs, couples came out en mass to the seniors Valentine's Day dance held at the Lindon Recreation Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 14. 

    The fun event for sweethearts included music performed by Claude Gallant of Last Call, a photo booth and refreshments.

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    Home of the Week: Custom-built country living

    • Times & Transcript
    • 15 Feb 2018

    PRICE: $425,000

    EXTERIOR FINISH: Vinyl

    STOREYS: 2

    AGE: 9 years

    SIZE: 3,302 square feet

    HEATING: Electric heat pump

    COOLING: Central air conditioning

    FLOORING: Hardwood, ceramic tile

    BEDROOMS: 3 + 1

    BATHROOMS (full) : 2

    BATHROOMS (partial) : 1

    DESCRIPTION: This private home in Lutes Mountain, minutes from Moncton, is nestled on a treed lot with a large, landscaped backyard. This custom-built house includes an over-sized…

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Arts

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    Fun times at folklore park

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 09 Feb 2018

    A good time was had by all at the recent Thursday Nite Jam at Miramichi Folklore Park, with the father and daughter team of Steve and Kali Nicholson leading the show.

    All singers and musicians are welcome every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. Two dollars or any donation is appreciated, and a light lunch will be served.

    This Saturday, the park will debut the band Nowhere Road, made up of Zach Sullivan, Dan MacVicar and Todd…

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    And jazz hands! White and Gold dinner and concert entertains yet again!

    • Special to the Miramichi Leader
    • 06 Feb 2018

    It was another successful White Gold Dinner and Concert when the annual event returned to the Miramichi on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre.

    This sold out event brought with it a fun night of music featuring local and guest entertainers, as well as special guest and tenor Leander Mendoza.

    Also part of the evening performances were: Lalla McFarlene accompanied by David Bunnell, The Villagers, Bob McCallum and Jimmy Lawlor, Kimberly…

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    Warm, cozy gift

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 21 Jan 2018

    Geraldine Gordon, community chairwoman for the Miramichi Quilt Guild is shown front left presenting a quilt made by herself and hand-quilted by Betty Doyle to the Special Olympics group. 

     

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