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Washburn students learn more about ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

| August 25, 2014

If you’ve scrolled through Facebook in the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen the ice bucket challenge videos.┬áThe challenge has people everywhere dumping buckets of ice water over their heads in order to raise money for ALS. Here’s how it works. People post videos of themselves dumping bucket of freezing cold water over their heads […]

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Close to 4,000 Attend Acadian Mass During CMA 2014

| August 25, 2014

When faith is involved, Acadians come out by the thousands. “It’s beautiful to see all these families get together.,” said Joyce Plourde of St. Agatha. Close to 4 thousand people came together on Friday for an Acadian Day mass – held at the multipurpose center in Madawaska. Four bishops, one archbishop, and a number of […]

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Eleven Hot Air Balloons Launch Early Friday Morning

| August 22, 2014

Just as the sun comes up on a cool August morning, a group of pilots, passengers, and crew members wait anxiously to see whether or not they can launch hot air balloons from this location. “We call ballooning the hurry up and wait sport,” said pilot Janet Power. Of course that all depends on the […]

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More than 100 Families Reunite As Part of CMA 2014

| August 22, 2014

Cyr. It’s more than just a last name. “It’s important to me because of our ancestors I mean all the work we’ve done to get to where we are today..I find that amazing,” said Lise Couturier Cyr, president of the Cyr family reunion. “When I think of Cyr I think of first settlers, I think […]

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CMA Organizers Happy With Event so Far, Businesses Seeing Boost

| August 19, 2014

When Patricia Boucher arrived at her store Friday morning, there was a line of people waiting to get in- almost two hours before it opened. “When we locked the door at 8:30 Friday night, the store was still full of people,” she said. It’s the same story for almost every business in Madawaska after a […]

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