In Remembrance of Former Village Councillor Eileen Corney

Eileen Olive Corney, formerly of Blackville, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Parkland in the Valley, Quispamsis, at the age of 87. Born in Blackville, she was the daughter of the late Stanford and Catherine (Yeo) Connors. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Blackville. She was a…

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Wayne Curtis Releases New Book ‘In The Country’

Wayne Curtis, an award-winning writer based in Fredericton, has released a new book, entitled “In the Country”.  The book is a collection of 13 short stories, set in a community modeled after Miramichi. Though the stories are fictional, they are based in reality, said Curtis, who grew up near Blackville. His memories of growing up…

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Curtis Cast in Stratford Festival’s Main Stage Show

Blackville native and Sheridan grad Colton Curtis, 22, was ecstatic to get the call, telling him that he was cast in Stratford Festival’s main stage show. The Stratford Festival is an internationally recognized annual repertory theatre festival running from April to October in the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario. “I felt deep down that it…

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Blackville’s Michael Waugh Added to Saint John Sea Dogs

General Manager Darrell Young has announced the Saint John Sea Dogs have added defenceman Michael Waugh to the team’s 55-player protected list. Waugh, 17, is the captain of the Miramichi Rivermen of the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League (NBPEIMMHL). The native of Blackville, has eight goals and 24 points in 33 games in his third…

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New Minister For Saint Andrews United Church

Saint Andrew’s United Church in Blackville invites you for worship on Sunday, January 3 at 11:00 am at the Church Hall, for the inaugural service lead by their new minister, Kathryn McIntosh. The service is open to everyone in the community: and it will be an informal Epiphany / New Beginnings celebration, with brunch and a…

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Kurt Marks to Retire as Blackville Village Clerk

Kurt Marks has worked for the village of Blackville as clerk for the past twenty-two years. He will be retiring this Friday, December 4, 2015. Please stop by the Blackville Community Center on Friday between 2:00pm to 4:00pm for refreshments and to wish Kurt well on his retirement. Congratulations Kurt and thanks for your years…

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St. Raphael’s Memory Tree Parish Fundraiser

St. Raphael’s Parish is hosting a church fundraiser in the form of a Memory Tree.  A Christmas tree has been placed on the altar in memory of loved ones.  Christmas bulbs to light the tree are available for purchase for $5 before and after Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses, at the entrance of the…

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Support for Miramichi Salmon Project on the Bartholomew River

BLACKVILLE (GNB) – The provincial government is contributing $175,000 towards the Miramichi Salmon-Bartholomew River project, the largest private land conservation project in the province’s history. “We are pleased to partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada on this project,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser. “This partnership will result in the long-term protection…

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A Salute to Blackville Firefighters

Without hesitation, the brave men and women of our local fire departments often risk their own lives and safety to save the lives of others.  For their selflessness and bravery, we salute them. Their duty extends beyond the difficult task of protecting us from ferocious fires; they also are among the first on the scene…

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Blackville Student Attends International Camp in Washington D.C.

Darian Hetherington, a grade nine student at Blackville School, has been selected to represent his regional burn camp at the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation’s International Burn Camp. The event is currently underway in Washington, DC. The program that he has been selected to represent recognizes both fire fighters and burn-injured youth who…

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Former Blackville Anglican Rector Becomes Catholic Priest

The number of Catholic priests in Canada has fallen sharply in recent decades, so any ordination is a rare event. But Friday’s example of the sacrament in Saint John was particularly unusual — because the new priest was surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to happen for a…

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Jason Curtis to be Inducted to Salmon Museum Hall of Fame

The recipients for the 32nd Annual Atlantic Salmon Museum Hall of Fame have been announced, and Jason Wayne John Curtis of Keenan is one of this years inductees. Jason Curtis, one of the youngest inductees in the history of the Hall of Fame, has been professionally involved with salmon and salmon conservation since the age…

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