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…)
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 20, 2008
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…)
April 17, 2008
The Charlotte County Civic Centre committee officially launched the $3.5 million fundraising campaign yesterday here in St. Stephen. The campaign’s honorary co-chairpersons are David and Diane Ganong. They announced that $1.2 million has already been raised from large corporate and private donations towards the $15 million community project. According to project president Richard Fulton the civic centre could be operational by 2012. (more…)
February 29, 2008
Downtown St. Stephen’s Chocolate Museum located in the old Ganong chocolate factory recently announced plans for expansion to it’s displays and services offered to visitors. One of the major changes is the move of all the ‘hand-dipping’ chocolate production from the existing Ganong factory on Chocolate Drive back to the old factory on Milltown Boulevard. In the future, visitors will be able to watch the skilled hand-dippers creating the chocolates then buy them in the museum and store next door. Funding and assistance for the new expansion has come from federal, provincial and municipal governments and Ganong Brothers Ltd. (more…)
January 31, 2008
CALAIS, MAINE Starting today, Thursday, January 31, 2008 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers began asking to see two pieces of identification if folks entering the United States by car did not have a passport. Acceptable documention for adults includes a drivers license as a form of government-issued photo ID and a birth certificate as a proof of citizenship. (more…)
August 1, 2007
Newfoundland is an increasingly popular destination this Summer for many guests staying at Blair House bed and breakfast according to innkeeper David Whittingham. Located about mid-way between Boston and the Newfoundland-bound ferry terminal at North Sydney, Cape Breton, (more…)