years: More than 60 homes have been sold in the community of about 1,250 people located 74 kilometres from Fredericton in the past two years, according to CTV. In fact, for the first time in 50 years, the town's population is growing, not shrinking. The generous offer isn't a desperate bid to repopulate a ghost town, according to McAdam Mayor Ken Stannix. They're coming from all over Canada, really. We've got three families that have moved in here from Texas, Stannix said. Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.