Miramichi, New Brunswick

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sports programs

Underhill's 1996 ''City of Miramichi: An Interpretive Guide''. Recreation The city offers a full range of summer and winter sports programs and facilities, including recreation centres, swimming pools, a golf course, and rinks for skating (Ice skating), curling and ice hockey. The city, however, is best known as a haven for outdoor sport enthusiasts. The river offers whitewater opportunities for canoe and kayak, and angling for Atlantic salmon and brook trout


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. About one-half of the sport catch of Atlantic salmon in North America are landed on the Miramichi River and its tributaries. The warm waters of Miramichi Bay offer an ideal setting for sailing enthusiasts during summer. The snowy winters are welcomed by cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. An extensive network of trails is available for hiking, cycling, birding, skiing, and snowmobiling. Team sports Miramichi is home to numerous sports teams


historic place

Museum (c. 1908 to 1909) is designated as a Local Historic Place. Ritchie Wharf Ritchie Wharf is a park located on the waterfront of Newcastle-Miramichi. It is the location of many events that take place on the river, and is often the location of choice for local musicians. Its boardwalk is lined with restaurants, art galleries, and souvenir shops, and it is also the location of a tourist information


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in the Mi'kmaq (Mi'kmaq people), Acadian, English (English people), Scottish (Scottish people), and Irish (Irish people) traditions of the region's founding population, particularly in the fishing, sailing and lumbering industries. Every bend in the rivers, from Push and Be Damned Rapids to the Turnip Patch has a distinctive name. These roots and the lives of their ancestors provided inspiration for the novels of local author David Adams Richards, the tales and folklore of Herb Curtis, and the fiction and non-fiction of Chatham-born writer Raymond Fraser. Local young adult author Valerie Sherrard's first historical novel, ''Three Million Acres of Flame'', deals with the 1825 Miramichi Fire, one of the largest recorded land fires in North American history. Festivals Local festivals which celebrate Miramichi culture, and the ancestral roots of the original settlers include: * Miramichi Folksong Festival * Annual Pow-wows hosted on the nearby Eel Ground First Nation and Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation * La Fête Nationale des Acadiens—Acadian Day * Miramichi Scottish Festival * Canada's Irish Festival on the Miramichi * Miramichi Fiddle Festival Other local festivals include: City of Miramichi, New Brunswick—Community, Business & Tourism south of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. thumb 350px right A photograph of the Morrissy Bridge (Image:MorrissyBridge.png) The '''Morrissy Bridge''' is a steel truss bridge crossing the Miramichi River at Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick (now Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)), he graduated from the Dalhousie University law school in Halifax. In 1924, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and practised law. Other cities and towns also elected new mayors: * In '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''', John McKay (John McKay (New Brunswick politician)) won in a close three-way battle against Frank Trevors and Gerry Cormier. Arch Pafford, better known for founding the Confederation of Regions Party of New Brunswick, finished a distant fourth. There was no incumbent, as former mayor Rupert Bernard decided to (successfully) run for a seat on city council instead. * In '''Edmundston''', Gérald Allain defeated incumbent Jacques Martin. * The City of '''Edmundston''' banned smoking (Tobacco smoking) in indoor public places by a margin of 74.1% to 25.9%. * The City of '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''' voted to scrap the ward (ward (politics)) system of electing city council in favour of ten at-large councillors. The plebiscite passed 53.7% to 46.3%. * The Village of '''Belledune (Belledune, New Brunswick)''' decided to keep its ward system, by a margin of 63.3% to 36.7%. Malley, a former Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick) city councillor and bus driver, was first elected to the legislature in the 1999 election (New Brunswick general election, 1999) and was re-elected in 2003 (New Brunswick general election, 2003). '''Loggieville''' is a Canadian (Canada) suburban neighbourhood in the city of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick. The community is located at the mouth of the Miramichi River on the southern bank where the river estuary discharges into the bay. Named after the Loggie family who were prominent local merchants, Loggieville was an incorporated village in Northumberland County (Northumberland County, New Brunswick) until municipal amalgamation in 1995. Early life Foran was a member of the local school board and of the Newcastle municipal council for four terms, including service as deputy mayor and acting mayor prior to Newcastle becoming a part of the City of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). When Miramichi became a city, Foran was made the superintendent (Superintendent (police)) of the Miramichi Police Force, having previously been the chief of police for Chatham (Chatham, New Brunswick). Situated on the north shore of Miramichi Bay at the southern end of the Acadian Peninsula, the village is located 44 kilometres northeast of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). Approximately 92% of its residents are francophone. Siege of Thomaston, Maine During the French and Indian War, on 13 August 1758 French officer Boishebert left Miramichi, New Brunswick with 400 soldiers for Fort St George (Thomaston, Maine). His detachment reached there on 9 September but was caught in an ambush and had to withdraw. This was Boishébert’s last Acadian expedition. Phyllis E. Leblanc Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; Cyrus Eaton's history, p. 77 death_date birth_place Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick resides Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), Ontario


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, was the hub of these troubles. The tension increased and decreased with each fishing season, reaching its climax came in April 2003, when a riot broke in the port of Shippagan, where three native-owned fishing ships and a fish processing plant were burnt down. Since then, efforts have been made to bring Acadians and natives closer together, and the tension has slowly abated.


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private. French Fort Cove French Fort Cove is a nature park located between Newcastle and Nordin. The park contains regular and advanced walking trails, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boats, a children's playground, and an ice-cream shop. The park holds many events and activities during the summer. It is the former site of a gristmill, lumber mill and shipyard. It is also the former location of a rock quarry which was used to build many local buildings and the Langevin Block of the Parliament Hill, among others. It is the setting for the local legend of the Headless Nun. "Story Quarry", ''French Fort Cove Nature Park''. Retrieved August 21, 2006. Middle Island thumb right 200px Irish Memorial on Middle Island (IR Walker 2007) (File:Middle Island Miramichi Memorial.JPG) Middle Island was used as a quarantine station when, in 1847, typhus and scarlet fever spread throughout the ship Looshtauk as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Of the 462 passengers on board, at least 146 people died en route and 96 died while in quarantine. south of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. thumb 350px right A photograph of the Morrissy Bridge (Image:MorrissyBridge.png) The '''Morrissy Bridge''' is a steel truss bridge crossing the Miramichi River at Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick (now Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)), he graduated from the Dalhousie University law school in Halifax. In 1924, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and practised law. Other cities and towns also elected new mayors: * In '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''', John McKay (John McKay (New Brunswick politician)) won in a close three-way battle against Frank Trevors and Gerry Cormier. Arch Pafford, better known for founding the Confederation of Regions Party of New Brunswick, finished a distant fourth. There was no incumbent, as former mayor Rupert Bernard decided to (successfully) run for a seat on city council instead. * In '''Edmundston''', Gérald Allain defeated incumbent Jacques Martin. * The City of '''Edmundston''' banned smoking (Tobacco smoking) in indoor public places by a margin of 74.1% to 25.9%. * The City of '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''' voted to scrap the ward (ward (politics)) system of electing city council in favour of ten at-large councillors. The plebiscite passed 53.7% to 46.3%. * The Village of '''Belledune (Belledune, New Brunswick)''' decided to keep its ward system, by a margin of 63.3% to 36.7%. Malley, a former Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick) city councillor and bus driver, was first elected to the legislature in the 1999 election (New Brunswick general election, 1999) and was re-elected in 2003 (New Brunswick general election, 2003). '''Loggieville''' is a Canadian (Canada) suburban neighbourhood in the city of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick. The community is located at the mouth of the Miramichi River on the southern bank where the river estuary discharges into the bay. Named after the Loggie family who were prominent local merchants, Loggieville was an incorporated village in Northumberland County (Northumberland County, New Brunswick) until municipal amalgamation in 1995. Early life Foran was a member of the local school board and of the Newcastle municipal council for four terms, including service as deputy mayor and acting mayor prior to Newcastle becoming a part of the City of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). When Miramichi became a city, Foran was made the superintendent (Superintendent (police)) of the Miramichi Police Force, having previously been the chief of police for Chatham (Chatham, New Brunswick). Situated on the north shore of Miramichi Bay at the southern end of the Acadian Peninsula, the village is located 44 kilometres northeast of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). Approximately 92% of its residents are francophone. Siege of Thomaston, Maine During the French and Indian War, on 13 August 1758 French officer Boishebert left Miramichi, New Brunswick with 400 soldiers for Fort St George (Thomaston, Maine). His detachment reached there on 9 September but was caught in an ambush and had to withdraw. This was Boishébert’s last Acadian expedition. Phyllis E. Leblanc Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; Cyrus Eaton's history, p. 77 death_date birth_place Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick resides Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), Ontario


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, including Douglastown (Douglastown, New Brunswick), Loggieville (Loggieville, New Brunswick), and Nelson (Nelson-Miramichi, New Brunswick). Also the local service districts of Nordin (Nordin, New Brunswick), Moorefield (Moorefield, New Brunswick), Chatham Head (Chatham Head, New Brunswick), and Douglasfield (Douglasfield, New Brunswick). The amalgamation also included portions of the former local service district of Ferry Road-Russellville (Now separated and merged with Lower Newcastle-Russellville) and portions of Chatham Parish (Chatham Parish, New Brunswick), Glenelg Parish (Glenelg Parish, New Brunswick) and Nelson Parish (Nelson Parish, New Brunswick). History south of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. thumb 350px right A photograph of the Morrissy Bridge (Image:MorrissyBridge.png) The '''Morrissy Bridge''' is a steel truss bridge crossing the Miramichi River at Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick (now Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)), he graduated from the Dalhousie University law school in Halifax. In 1924, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and practised law. Other cities and towns also elected new mayors: * In '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''', John McKay (John McKay (New Brunswick politician)) won in a close three-way battle against Frank Trevors and Gerry Cormier. Arch Pafford, better known for founding the Confederation of Regions Party of New Brunswick, finished a distant fourth. There was no incumbent, as former mayor Rupert Bernard decided to (successfully) run for a seat on city council instead. * In '''Edmundston''', Gérald Allain defeated incumbent Jacques Martin. * The City of '''Edmundston''' banned smoking (Tobacco smoking) in indoor public places by a margin of 74.1% to 25.9%. * The City of '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''' voted to scrap the ward (ward (politics)) system of electing city council in favour of ten at-large councillors. The plebiscite passed 53.7% to 46.3%. * The Village of '''Belledune (Belledune, New Brunswick)''' decided to keep its ward system, by a margin of 63.3% to 36.7%. Malley, a former Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick) city councillor and bus driver, was first elected to the legislature in the 1999 election (New Brunswick general election, 1999) and was re-elected in 2003 (New Brunswick general election, 2003). '''Loggieville''' is a Canadian (Canada) suburban neighbourhood in the city of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick. The community is located at the mouth of the Miramichi River on the southern bank where the river estuary discharges into the bay. Named after the Loggie family who were prominent local merchants, Loggieville was an incorporated village in Northumberland County (Northumberland County, New Brunswick) until municipal amalgamation in 1995. Early life Foran was a member of the local school board and of the Newcastle municipal council for four terms, including service as deputy mayor and acting mayor prior to Newcastle becoming a part of the City of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). When Miramichi became a city, Foran was made the superintendent (Superintendent (police)) of the Miramichi Police Force, having previously been the chief of police for Chatham (Chatham, New Brunswick). Situated on the north shore of Miramichi Bay at the southern end of the Acadian Peninsula, the village is located 44 kilometres northeast of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). Approximately 92% of its residents are francophone. Siege of Thomaston, Maine During the French and Indian War, on 13 August 1758 French officer Boishebert left Miramichi, New Brunswick with 400 soldiers for Fort St George (Thomaston, Maine). His detachment reached there on 9 September but was caught in an ambush and had to withdraw. This was Boishébert’s last Acadian expedition. Phyllis E. Leblanc Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; Cyrus Eaton's history, p. 77 death_date birth_place Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick resides Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), Ontario


outrageous

at that time. They were often mistakenly blamed for outrageous disturbances caused by unruly sailors idling about the port during the spring and summer months. These idle sailors whooped it up at Miramichi particularly on Sundays when the taverns were closed but often the Irish got the blame. In 1822 a detachment of the 78th regiment stationed in Fredericton was temporarily sent to Chatham to keep the peace. But it was not the soldiers of 78th regiment who quieted the Irish. It took an improved


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Allan and Eddy out of the province, but also by cowing those that remained, often by requiring people to make pledges to the Crown. Clarke (#Clarke), pp. 206–208 Some unrest continued for the remainder of the war (e.g., the Battle at Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)), although no further large scale military threat occurred. The most significant attempt occurred in the summer of 1777, when John Allan was authorized by Congress to take actions in Nova Scotia; however, only a small number of forces were raised for this effort at Saint John (Siege of Saint John (1777)), and a British show of force put an end to the attempt. Leamon (#Leamon), pp. 90–91 Eddy appears to have been involved with Allan's work, but his movements prior to August 1777 are uncertain. Commodore Collier followed up by attacking Machias (Battle of Machias (1777)), intending to break Allan's plans. Eddy led the defense of Machias during the battle on August 13–15, 1777. Porter (#Porter), p. 19 (Collier's action was in fact unnecessary; the Massachusetts Provisional Congress had in early August voted to disband forces recruited for Allan's expedition, because of the imminent threat (Saratoga campaign) posed by the army of General John Burgoyne in upstate New York.) ''Acts and Resolves'', pp. 87–90 group2 Cities (Cities in Canada#New Brunswick) list2 Bathurst (Bathurst, New Brunswick) south of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. thumb 350px right A photograph of the Morrissy Bridge (Image:MorrissyBridge.png) The '''Morrissy Bridge''' is a steel truss bridge crossing the Miramichi River at Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick, Canada. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick (now Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)), he graduated from the Dalhousie University law school in Halifax. In 1924, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and practised law. Other cities and towns also elected new mayors: * In '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''', John McKay (John McKay (New Brunswick politician)) won in a close three-way battle against Frank Trevors and Gerry Cormier. Arch Pafford, better known for founding the Confederation of Regions Party of New Brunswick, finished a distant fourth. There was no incumbent, as former mayor Rupert Bernard decided to (successfully) run for a seat on city council instead. * In '''Edmundston''', Gérald Allain defeated incumbent Jacques Martin. * The City of '''Edmundston''' banned smoking (Tobacco smoking) in indoor public places by a margin of 74.1% to 25.9%. * The City of '''Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick)''' voted to scrap the ward (ward (politics)) system of electing city council in favour of ten at-large councillors. The plebiscite passed 53.7% to 46.3%. * The Village of '''Belledune (Belledune, New Brunswick)''' decided to keep its ward system, by a margin of 63.3% to 36.7%. Malley, a former Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick) city councillor and bus driver, was first elected to the legislature in the 1999 election (New Brunswick general election, 1999) and was re-elected in 2003 (New Brunswick general election, 2003). '''Loggieville''' is a Canadian (Canada) suburban neighbourhood in the city of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick. The community is located at the mouth of the Miramichi River on the southern bank where the river estuary discharges into the bay. Named after the Loggie family who were prominent local merchants, Loggieville was an incorporated village in Northumberland County (Northumberland County, New Brunswick) until municipal amalgamation in 1995. Early life Foran was a member of the local school board and of the Newcastle municipal council for four terms, including service as deputy mayor and acting mayor prior to Newcastle becoming a part of the City of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). When Miramichi became a city, Foran was made the superintendent (Superintendent (police)) of the Miramichi Police Force, having previously been the chief of police for Chatham (Chatham, New Brunswick). Situated on the north shore of Miramichi Bay at the southern end of the Acadian Peninsula, the village is located 44 kilometres northeast of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). Approximately 92% of its residents are francophone. Siege of Thomaston, Maine During the French and Indian War, on 13 August 1758 French officer Boishebert left Miramichi, New Brunswick with 400 soldiers for Fort St George (Thomaston, Maine). His detachment reached there on 9 September but was caught in an ambush and had to withdraw. This was Boishébert’s last Acadian expedition. Phyllis E. Leblanc Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; Cyrus Eaton's history, p. 77 death_date birth_place Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), New Brunswick resides Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), Ontario


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Ground First Nation and Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation * La Fête Nationale des Acadiens—Acadian Day * Miramichi Scottish Festival * Canada's Irish Festival on the Miramichi * Miramichi Fiddle Festival Other local festivals include: City of Miramichi, New Brunswick—Community, Business & Tourism * Canada Days

Miramichi, New Brunswick

'''Miramichi''' ˈmɛɚˌməˌʃi is the largest city in northern New Brunswick, Canada. New Brunswick Provincial Archives – Miramichi It is situated at the mouth of the Miramichi River where it enters Miramichi Bay. The Miramichi River valley is the second longest valley in New Brunswick, after the Saint John River Valley.

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