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city (1991 pop. 46,466), provincial capital, S central N.B., Canada, on the St. John River. It is a commercial, administrative, and academic center with some light manufactures. The city was founded by United Empire LoyalistsUnited Empire Loyalists,
in Canadian history, name applied to those settlers who, loyal to the British cause in the American Revolution, migrated from the Thirteen Colonies to Canada.
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 in 1783 and was made the provincial capital in 1785. Of interest are the government buildings, Christ Church Cathedral (1853), the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and the Playhouse Theatre. The Univ. of New Brunswick (1785, Canada's first university), and St. Thomas Univ. (1910) are in the city. Nearby is a Forest Research Center for Atlantic Canada and a federal experimental farm.
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a city in SE Canada, capital of New Brunswick, on the St John River. Pop.: 54 068 (2001)
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Unpublished Manuscript on file, New Brunswick Archaeological Services Unit, Culture and Sports Secretariate, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Unpublished MSc thesis, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 162 p.
He wrote, Beaverbrook spent much of his early years in a small town called Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, which is now a virtual shrine to its most famous son.
She leaves her husband of 16 years, Charlie Gendron; three sons, Matthew, Miles, and Eric all of Shrewsbury; her mother, Joan Pottle and her companion, Cully Keane of Montreal, Canada; two brothers, Kevin and his wife, Darlene of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and Roy and his wife, Dianne of Wellesley, MA; her mother-in-law, Helen of Montreal; two sisters-in-laws, Catherine and her husband, Patrick and Mary and her husband, Craig and a brother-in-law, John; also survived by several nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many good friends.
Delta Connection has launched a new nonstop jet service between Boston and Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) will operate two daily round trip flights on the route, using Fairchild 328JET regional jet aircraft.
Li is postdoctoral fellow and Sain is associate professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Ni is professor and director, Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; email Ni at
Box 1900, Bayside Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; Ni is a professor, Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; van Heiningen is a professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA.

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