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Richibucto
Town
St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church is a notable Richibucto landmark
St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church is a notable Richibucto landmark
Richibucto is located in New Brunswick
Richibucto
Richibucto
Location of Richibucto in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°40′19″N 64°52′07″W / 46.67198°N 64.86852°W / 46.67198; -64.86852
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kent County
Founded Early 1800s
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Roger Doiron
Area
 • Total 11.83 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,286
 • Density 108.7/km2 (282/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E4W
Area code(s) 506
Website http://www.richibucto.org

Richibucto is a town in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is situated on the Richibucto River where it discharges into the Northumberland Strait.

History[edit]

Richibucto had been the location of an annual Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[2] The town takes its name from a Mi'kmaq term meaning "river of fire".[3] It is believed the term was mispronounced, or misunderstood from the Mi'kmaq language.

Present day[edit]

The downtown area, situated on the mouth of the river, has commercial fishing wharves, several restaurants, and local stores. The economy is dominated by lobster and deep sea fishing.

Demographics[edit]

Attractions[edit]

  • St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church was completed in 1965. Designed by Belanger and Roy of Moncton, it was inspired by the designs of the Spanish architect, Félix Candela.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richibucto Town Website
  2. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ History of Richibucto
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  6. ^ John Leroux, Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History, Goose Lane, 2008, p. 216-219

Coordinates: 46°41′N 64°52′W / 46.683°N 64.867°W / 46.683; -64.867 (Richibucto)



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Fri, 08 May 2015 09:30:00 -0700

An early morning fire on Main Street in Richibuctou has displaced a family of five. The fire began at about 4 a.m. and caused extensive damage to the home. The family was renting the house from NB Housing, which has found temporary accommodations for ...

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:37:30 -0700

Joey Caissie, of Richibucto-Village, has donated 27 acres of important habitat along the South Richibucto Beach to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The sand dunes are a breeding ground for the nationally endangered piping plover, black and wood ...

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:03:45 -0700

When officers arrived they found a 40-year-old Richibucto man on the side of the road, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated at Sainte-Anne-de-Kent Hospital and later taken to the Moncton Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say ...

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:47:22 -0800

The RCMP are investigating after a man's frozen body was found outside his home in Pointe-des-Georges on New Year's Day. The 47-year-old victim was discovered in his front yard by family members shortly before 3 p.m., said Cpl. Daniel Melanson.

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CBC.ca
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:48:45 -0700

The group had been demonstrating outside the Premier Tech Horticulture plant since Wednesday, worried about the impact on the Richibucto River and fish. But they packed up and left Friday afternoon after company officials provided a 90-minute tour of ...
 
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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:18:45 -0800

A Richibucto Village man is facing a bill from NB Power for hundreds of dollars after a tree he cut fell on power lines. Henri Richard refuses to pay the bill, saying he repeatedly called the company to say the tree was a problem. “Month after month ...

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:21:48 -0700

A father and son who ran the shop on Richibucto Road, and five people who purchased the illegal meat, have been sentenced to a combined total of 84 days in jail and nearly $22,000 in fines. "These convictions should send a strong message of deterrence ...

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CBC.ca
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 06:52:27 -0700

The heavy equipment operator said due to a lack of work in Alberta, he's now working as a lobster fisherman in Richibucto Village. Without the charters, he said he would likely have to pay for his own commercial plane ticket. "Most of the flights are ...
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