A model for all Miramichiers

One of my heroes died last week. Jack Estey died on July 4. He was 85 years old. All of us struggle to keep our lives in balance. We want to devote the proper share of our time to career, family and friends, spiritual development, health, community and fun. I never met anyone who seemed […]

What is future of forest industry?

The New Brunswick forest industry is in melt-down mode. A combination of dwindling pulp and newsprint markets, a US housing slump, a growing Canadian dollar, high energy costs and third world competition is sucking the industry and its high paying jobs down the drain. To some extent, we could see it coming. We’ve known, or […]


“Some people are waiting for their ships to come in who have sent none to sea.” — Hon. John Crosbie, on the occasion of the opening of the Miramichi ports after river dredging and the building of new wharves and warehouses in the then towns of Newcastle and Chatham. “Treat people as if they were […]

Cadogan’s Laws

A compendium of observations from a lifetime in the community newspaper business. 1) Some people would rather fight than win. 2) Just about everything mankind does to cure a problem makes it worse. Corollary: The experts are usually wrong. Examples: Smaller families and better insulation led to bigger, not smaller houses. Corn for biofuel is […]

Cajun Seafood Gumbo with Acadian Influence

Seafood Gumbo Serves 20 as an appetizer, 10 as an entrée. Can be served as a thick soup or, over rice, as an entrée. I use shrimp, oysters, scallops, lobster, crab – whatever I can get in whatever amounts I can afford at the time. If andouille sausage is not available, use your favourite spiced […]

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup (David’s favourite – Yield: 8 Servings) 1/4 c Butter 2 md Onions; chopped 2 tb Grated peeled fresh ginger root (I recently discovered prepared bottled ginger root in the supermarket. Seems to takes more of it but eliminates root fibers.) 1 1/2 lb Carrots; peeled and thinly sliced 6 c Chicken stock […]

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