Whether you are searching for a permanent residence or a vacation destination, the Grand Lake region of New Brunswick is where you need to be! Embraced by a wondrous landscape of waterways, endless forests, and a small town way of life, the Grand Lake region is rural living at its finest.
Located on the northwest shore of Grand Lake, the region is comprised of two distinct villages and several outlying communities. All share a history rich in culture and a landscape shaped by the efforts and determination of new Canadians who arrived centuries ago to work in the mining and forestry industries and who ultimately made the Grand Lake region ‘home’.
As you browse through our website, you will immediately recognize what you have been missing – clean living, a relaxed lifestyle, year-round recreational activities, affordable housing, and all of the amenities of rural New Brunswick. Our Grand Lake region is the land of endless opportunities.
Isn’t it time to discover what living is all about?
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Distances as calculated by Google Maps:
Chipman NB to Fredericton NB = 77km
Chipman NB to Moncton NB = 131km
Chipman NB to Saint John NB = 145km
Minto NB to Fredericton NB = 52km
Minto NB to Moncton NB = 157km
Minto NB to Saint John NB = 138km
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There is a new contest every week beginning July 2nd, 2018.
Week 8 begins on Sunday, August 19th. Please share the contest with your friends & family. You'll find the details here - https://www.facebook.com/GrandLakeNB/. You can't WIN if you don't ENTER!
AROUND THE REGION .........
Paul Garner - Minto's Distinguished Citizen 2018
Minto Summer Festival 2018 has come to an end, but there are lots of photos on the festival's Facebook page. Just click this link - https://www.facebook.com/pg/2018-Minto-Summer-Festival-750341978496710/photos/?ref=page_internal
The History-Making Flood of 2018
May 7th, 2018 - CTV National News toured the Princess Park area (Rte 690) by boat with local businessman, Brian Glenn, who explains just how severe the damage in the Grand Lake Region actually is. Although many of the structures in this particular area are seasonal, there are so many others around the lake in this same condition that are permanent residences.
Glenn put the severity of the flooding in perspective. "After the water recedes, it's not just a case of going in there with big fans and drying it out. There's huge structural damage. A lot of them are beyond repair," he stated.
This same type of devastation can be seen on shorelines of the Salmon River near Chipman. Local residents are seeing a slight decrease in water levels over the past couple of days, but EMO-NB reiterates daily that it will not move out overnight. It is then that the clean up begins.
On 'the island of Chipman', the bridge remains closed after several days and will not open until the water recedes and a structural inspection has been completed. Residents in that community have not been able to 'drive out' of their community for days as all access roads are flooded. Fortunately, alternate emergency plans have been put in place to ensure that medical needs can be met, a rail bus has been brought in to deliver goods for the grocery stores, and a local couple has been offering rides across the Salmon River several times each day so residents can travel to their jobs in other communities, their vehicles parked and waiting for them across the river. EMO-NB and EMO Chipman have provided daily updates on their Facebook pages and the latest concern is the potential for contamination of water. It has been more than a week since the flooding began, but an end is finally in sight. Dry weather in this week's forecast will help.
As devastating as the Flood of 2018 is, to date no lives have been lost. For that, we can be thankful.
Links for information on FLOODING in the Grand Lake Area - Spring 2018
Grand Lake (West) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/915343815294293/
Chipman & Area - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1830760437226425/
Maugerville (Lakeville Corner) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/151831662154446/
Chipman EMO - https://www.facebook.com/chipmanEMO/
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The Spruce Budworm Invasion – Prevention is Key
The ‘Healthy Forest Partnership’ is a four-year research initiative introduced in 2014 with the goal of establishing an effective and proactive approach for the detection and treatment of Spruce Budworm populations in New Brunswick before they reach epidemic proportions. With an invasion of Spruce Budworm presently wreaking havoc on the forests of Quebec, the Partnership is determined to develop a method of control that will result in a lesser impact on the forests of our province.
The research is showing success, but the Partnership is concerned that the Federal Government’s financial support of this program may end at the completion of the four-year agreement. Without the additional funding, the early intervention program would be at risk. This means that NB Forests will not be protected from the onslaught of spruce budworm.
You can help protect the woodlands in our province. Click the link below, enter your contact information, and a letter of support will automatically be sent to your MP. https://actforhealthyforests.ca/
More information on the Spruce Budworm spray program is available on the Partnership website - http://www.healthyforestpartnership.ca/en/. (Please note the video)
This initiative is supported by the Grand Lake NB Growth and Opportunities Board of Directors.
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