For guests coming to Blair House Inn via Maine we still recommend taking the Ferry Point bridge located in downtown Calais and St. Stephen. The downtown route is only 5.6 km to Blair House Inn compared to 11.8 km via the new (third) bridge over the St. Croix river. (more…)
December 2, 2009
November 16, 2009
The long-awaited new bridge over the St. Croix river at St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine opens today at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic time). This is the first new border crossing between Canada and the United States in over 60 years. The two existing bridges will remain open (more…)
May 5, 2009
June 1st 2009 - The date is fast approaching for when travelers crossing the US/Canada border by land will require either a passport or NEXUS card as proof of identification. After June 1st, a drivers licence and birth certificate will no longer be enough.
May 1, 2009
What could be more Maritime than fresh lobster and cold beer? Moosehead Breweries of Saint John and the Atlantic Superstore (Loblaw) chain of grocery stores have teamed up with lobster fishermen throughout the region to offer a Summer-time treat that’s going to be hard to resist. (more…)
September 17, 2008
Last weekend we added a two-stage water filtration process to all the water coming in to the house. Guests have already commented on the improved taste of our drinking water and staff love how it has helped in cleaning.
May 1, 2008
Canadian Affair, the UK’s largest tour operator to Canada, will next week commence the first ever direct service to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
The direct weekly service from London Gatwick, which commences on Tuesday 6th May, will give travellers greater access not only to New Brunswick, but also the three Atlantic Coast Provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Nova Scotia. Read the full story at Canadian Affair’s website.
April 25, 2008
St. Stephen town council voted recently to remove the $2. daily fee previously charged for using the Town’s two outdoor public swimming pools. Now residents and visitors alike can cool-off for free this Summer! (more…)
April 20, 2008
April 23rd is St. George’s Day. St. George is the patron saint of England, the Town of St. George, New Brunswick and numerous other locations around the world. In celebration of St. George’s Day the St. George Curling Club is hosting the 4th Annual St. George’s Day 14th Century Dinner & Dance. (more…)
On Saturday, April 19th a ceremony was held to officially commence construction of a new U.S. Land Port of Entry for Calais, Maine. The new $48.3 million facility will be built next to the new third bridge on the outskirt of Calais. The new international bridge across the St. Croix river is already under-construction and should be completed later this Fall. The new U.S. building is expected to be completed by November 2009. (more…)
The Charlotte County Civic Centre project just received a major donation from a former resident of St. Stephen-Milltown now working in Vancouver, B.C. Robert Quartermain, president, Silver Standard Resources gave $172,724. towards the proposed $15 million regional project. Robert Quartermain is quoted as saying ” I believe that I am who I am today due in large part to the life and opportunities I enjoyed in my early years growing up and learning about life in St. Stephen. If you would like to donate a $1., $172,724 or anything in-between to this community project contact (more…)