Monthly Archives: April 2009

2009 WFNB Literary Competition Results

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick announced the winners of its annual Literary Competition yesterday. Several of the prize winners will read from their work at the group’s  WordsSpring celebration happening in Saint John next month.  The WFNB Literary Awards Banquet takes place on May 9.  See for more details! Below is an overview… Continue Reading

JDRF Fundraiser Results

Nine Pine Truck Stop in Blackville hosted a benefit Saturday night April 4 which raised $325 for the first annual Miramichi Walk for a Cure to Diabetes. Several local musicians and singers including Amy & Friends, Jake Stewart, Thomas Saulnier and more took the stage in a jam session covering everything from classic country to… Continue Reading

MYPIE Gala 2009

The network of Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs (MYPIE) will be hosting its first Award Gala Ceremony on Saturday April 18th at the Miramichi Golf and Country Club. The goal of the event is to not only reward three members of the community in the area of community development, entrepreneurship, and profession or trade,… Continue Reading

Frye Festival Workshops

The Frye Festival offers new and experienced writers the chance to sharpen their writing skills with a series of workshops including writing for film, poetry, and science fiction. Canada’s only bilingual, international literary festival will take place in Moncton from Friday April 17 to Sunday April 26. Continue Reading

Parkinson's Strikes All Ages

My Battle with Parkinson’s By Ryan, age 32, NB It is 4:30 in the morning and I can’t sleep. Tonight is worse than usual. Most nights I can piece together probably four to six hours of actual sleep in between moments of discomfort. During these times, I have to get up to walk around to… Continue Reading

Fundraiser for Miramichi Walk to Cure Diabetes

A benefit night will happen this Saturday April 4 from 7pm-1am at Nine Pine Truck Stop on Main Street in Blackville. All proceeds will go toward the first annual Miramichi Walk for a Cure to Diabetes. Music will be provided by M.O.T.E.L, a new local band featuring Jake Stewart, Justin Walls, Rudy Miller and Jonathan… Continue Reading

April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects coordination of movement in sufferers. The condition results from a loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. The reason behind the cell death is still unclear. Parkinson’s affects over 100,000 Canadians, in the Maritimes there are nearly 9,000 (this number is expected to increase significantly over… Continue Reading