Solar eclipse ‘a dream come true’ for western New Brunswick

by | Apr 9, 2024

Clear skies and few issues make April 8 a perfect day

Barb Sharp, Tourism Director with the Western New Brunswick Service Commission, said the day was “a dream come true.” Clear skies and few traffic problems meant tourists and residents alike were able to witness history clearly as the moon passed in front of the sun, creating a perfect moment for those who took advantage of the event and watched. Col. Chris Hadfield, Canada’s most famous astronaut, capped off the day with a special show at the Northern Carleton Recreation Centre.

The River Valley Sun will have complete coverage in our newspaper (on newsstands on Friday, April 12) and online in the coming days as we work to upload videos, including our full interview with Chris Hadfield.

In the meantime, enjoy this condensed version of the big event. Thanks to Nova Scotia videographer Nancy Vidito, who made our coverage that much more spectacular.

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