Miramichi, New Brunswick

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last Acadian expedition. From there, Boishebert and the Acadians went to Quebec and fought in the Battle of Quebec (1759). Phyllis E. Leblanc, ''Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online; Cyrus Eaton, p. 77 In September 1758 Colonel James Murray (James Murray (Quebec governor)) reported spending two days in Miramichi Bay during the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign (1758) Gulf of St

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 They then went on to raid Friendship, Maine, where people were killed and others taken prisoner. The history of the state of Maine: from its first discovery, A. D ..., Volume 2 By William Durkee Williamson, p. 333 Hostilities of the French and Indian Wars

was unsuccessful, in the latter raid on Munduncook, they wounded eight British settlers and killed others. This was Boishébert’s last Acadian expedition. From there, Boishebert and the Acadians went to Quebec and fought in the Battle of Quebec (1759). Phyllis E. Leblanc, ''Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online''; Cyrus Eaton's history, p. 77; William Durkee Williamson, ''The history of the state


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station will operate at 95.9 MHz. Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-675 Newcap also applied for a new radio station in Fredericton which will broadcast a contemporary hit radio music format. If approved, the new station will operate at 93.1 MHz. Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-675 president city Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick), Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John (Saint John, New Brunswick), St. Andrews (St. Andrews, New Brunswick) and Woodstock (Woodstock, New Brunswick) In 1996, the provincial government imposed an amalgamation of all incorporated municipalities in the lower Miramichi River valley, creating the city of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). Longtime residents regret the loss of the town's historic name and separate identity. In 1998, the federal government opened a Central Processing Site for the Canadian Firearms Program in Chatham. The office is dedicated to implementing the ''Firearms Act'', and will maintain the records of all registered firearms in the country. The office employs several hundred civil servants and has helped to offset employment losses from the base closure. CFP celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of Central Processing Site in Miramichi, New Brunswick in 2008. 10th anniversary of the Canadian Firearms Program's Central Processing Site, Miramichi, N.B. Design '''St. Michael's Basilica''' in Miramichi, New Brunswick, is among the largest churches in Canada, east of Quebec City. The sandstone neo-Gothic structure was designed by the same architect (P. Keely) as Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Ste. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence, Rhode Island and the Church of the Gesu in Montreal. St. Michael's Basilica is 15 feet taller than Holy Name in Chicago, somewhat narrower and about the same length, Holy Name seats about 300 more people ( 1,520 vs 1,200). Construction on the cathedral started in 1903 and finished in 1921. Italian marble with veined panels was used throughout the interior of the nave and the sacristy.It is visible for miles especially as Chatham is approached from the north, across the Centennial Bridge spanning the Miramichi River. The city of Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick) is best known for its country and bluegrass music, featuring a blend of Acadian, Irish and Scot's traditional style of music. The Miramichi Folksong Festival preserves the history and rich musical traditions of northeastern New Brunswick. Ganong also comments on the origin of the name, noting that in 1758, during the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign (1758), British General James Wolfe directed Colonel James Murray (James Murray (British army officer)) to destroy the French settlements at Miramichi (Miramichi, New Brunswick). Thus, Murray destroyed an Acadian community which had been established at Burnt Church, including burning the first stone church built in New Brunswick (hence the name). '''Maurice A. Dionne''' (1936 in Bath, New Brunswick – November 17, 2003 in Miramichi, New Brunswick) was an educator and politician in the Miramichi River Valley of New Brunswick, Canada. Notable people * Max Aitken, Better known as ''First Baron Beaverbrook'', was born in the St Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church in Canada) Manse in 1879. His father left for a congregation in Newcastle (Miramichi, New Brunswick) New Brunswick the following year. There is a plaque outside the Church, noting that as Lord Beaverbrook, he donated a carillon. 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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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


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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

be among the largest constructed to date in Canada (surpassed only by the Victoria Bridge (Victoria Bridge (Montreal)) in Montreal) and were the first bridges over the Miramichi River, revolutionizing transport in the region. The ICR bypassed Chatham by running through Newcastle and then on to the north and west. Within a decade, the Canada Eastern Railway was built to link Chatham (Chatham, New Brunswick) with Fredericton, along the length of the Southwest Miramichi River valley

. In 1904, the Canada Eastern was purchased by the ICR. In 1915, the ICR became part of Canadian Government Railways and 3 years later in 1918 it became part of the Canadian National Railway (CNR). CNR operated express passenger trains along the main line from Halifax to Montreal via Newcastle, most notably the ''Ocean Limited'' (Ocean (train)), along with various local trains to Fredericton, Moncton and Campbellton. The Dungarvon Whooper provided passenger service along


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centre. In addition, there is a children's playground with a small water park. Marine (Seamen's) Hospital thumb 200px Marine Hospital (IR Walker 2008) (File:MiramichiMarineHospital.JPG) The Marine Hospital was built in 1830–1831, and was used to provide care to members of the shipping community involved in the lumber trade. It is the oldest surviving marine hospital in Canada, and now serves as a hall for a local church and the general public. It last opened its door to patients in 1921


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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


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(producer) date 2002 publisher National Film Board of Canada url http: www.onf-nfb.gc.ca eng collection film ?id 51073 medium Documentary language French trans_title Those Who Wait On 13 August 1758 Boishebert left Miramichi, New Brunswick with 400 soldiers, including Acadians which he led from Port Toulouse (St. Peter's, Nova Scotia). They marched to Fort St George (Thomaston, Maine) and Munduncook (Friendship, Maine). While the former siege


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developed, attracting "sports" initially from adjacent New England, and subsequently from all parts of the world. In the mid 20th century, an air force base, CFB Chatham, became the cornerstone of Chatham's economy. The discovery of base metal deposits and the development of Heath Steele Mines, 60 km to the northwest, allowed Newcastle's economy to diversify and strengthen through the 1960s. The mine and air force base had both closed by 1999 as the mine's ore body


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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

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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