09
Mar
09

Day 157 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Riviere du Loup, Quebec and New Brunswick

Tim spotted this poor deer, stranded out on the drifting ice. He just kept pacing back and forth, unable to figure a way out of his predicament. We just hope that he got back to shore somehow.

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The ferry from Riviere du Loup to Saint Simeon is closed until April.

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It was dissapointing to see that this beautiful sculpture had been smashed in on the side.

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We would have loved to tour Potato World, but it was closed during the winter season. The website says that POTATO WORLD is 2 acres of state of the art hands-on displays, educational video theatres, antique machinery and a potato variety garden. Sounds fun!

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We stopped in Florenceville as it was supposedly the french fry capital of Canada, but there were no fry shops nor chip trucks in sight.  It did have a great bridge though!

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Spooky Tree in Florenceville

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In December, 2006, it was announced that McCain Foods planned to rebuild its potato processing plant in Florenceville, New Brunswick. Construction of the C$70 million facility, which was to begin in the spring of 2007, was scheduled to be completed by September of 2008.

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The New McCain Corporate Headquarters 

Even though Florenceville has the title “French Fry Capital of the World,” there was no place to get some hot fries in town. Maybe someone should start a chip truck business! 

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A local told us that soon these mailboxes, along with the houses that they serve, would be bulldozed to widen the highway.

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Just the good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm….

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Off to Find Some Snow

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Hartland is home to the longest covered bridge in the world.

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An Impressive Feat

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Tim took a shot of the Hartland Bridge from the top of the van. 

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The gold lion on a red background represents the Duchy of Brunswick, a possession of Britain’s King George III who ruled in the year of New Brunswick’s creation in 1784. The galley, with oars in the water, represents New Brunswick’s early seafaring industrial history.

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3 Responses to “Day 157 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Riviere du Loup, Quebec and New Brunswick”


  1. March 11, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Great Pics Heidi. I got sent your link by my Principal. I’m the Social Dept. Head at LTCHS now. I’ll be sure to check your progress across Canada.

  2. March 13, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I’ve been across that bridge in Hartland when I was a kid. =) Potato world needs to be added to my places to visit.

  3. April 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    A little off the subject perhaps, and I know some keen gardeners can be lectured from all angles to be green. However it is also crucial to think about the human cost. E.G., some makes of rotovator are manufactured in sweatshops in the Far East. So PLEASE consider the source of your rotovator is sourced if you buy. A cultivator manufactured in the US might not be the cheapest, however it is a very fundamental choice.


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