Apohaqui, New Brunswick

Apohaqui, New Brunswick

Apohaqui, New Brunswick

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Apohaqui ( ) is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, New Brunswick.

The name Apohaqui was translated from the Maliseet language, and means "The joining of two waters" or "the joining of two rivers". Apohaqui is where the Millstream and the Kennebecasis River join.

It is the hometown of former Premier of New Brunswick, Frank McKenna and former mayor of the city of Saint John, NB, Norm McFarlane.Apohaqui is located in southern New Brunswick, about 60 kilometers east of Saint John.

Apohaqui is also home to the Apohaqui Elementary school, Jones Memorial Park, Apohaqui Community Church, Silas James Memorial Church, and the Atlantic Transport Training Academy.

History

The Mi’kmaq settled in the Maritime region about 2500 years ago. They shared what is now New Brunswick with the Wolastokqiyik (Maliseet), who settled along the Saint John River. The Wolastokqiyik made extensive use of this river system to travel, hunt and fish. It is said that they would cover amazing distances by portaging in their canoes. Unlike the Mi’kmaq, who often moved their camps, the Wolastokqiyik built permanent villages. Here they grew corn, beans and squash. Their closest encampment was in Apohaqui, a neighbouring village of Sussex, NB.The Maliseet people traveled the Millstream and Kennebecasis Rivers in canoes and lived in the village on the low banks opposite the junction of these rivers. For many years since, others found tools and arrow heads used by the Maliseet...
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