Kurt Marks to Retire as Blackville Village Clerk

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…Continue Reading

St. Raphael’s Memory Tree Parish Fundraiser

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…Continue Reading

Support for Miramichi Salmon Project on the Bartholomew River

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…Continue Reading

A Salute to Blackville Firefighters

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…Continue Reading

Blackville Student Attends International Camp in Washington D.C.

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…Continue Reading

Former Blackville Anglican Rector Becomes Catholic Priest

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…Continue Reading

Jason Curtis to be Inducted to Salmon Museum Hall of Fame

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…Continue Reading

Blackville Man Running for NDP in Federal Election

Blackville Man Running for NDP in Federal Election

Patrick Colford from Blackville will run as the NDP candidate for Miramichi-Grand Lake in the 2015 federal election, kicking off his campaign last Saturday night at the nomination convention. “People need to remember in this room and across Miramichi and everywhere that the people are the government. The politicians do work for us and not…Continue Reading

Local Boys Champs at New Brunswick Provincials

Local Boys Champs at New Brunswick Provincials

The Miramichi Twins went undefeated in all four games they played this past weekend to become the New Brunswick Midget A Provincial Champions! Friday night they won against KV with a score of 4-2 . Saturday morning they beat their biggest rival Dalhousie 5-2, and Saturday evening they beat Atholville by 8 runs. Being the…Continue Reading

Blackville Grad Wins Mike Holmes Scholarship

Blackville Grad Wins Mike Holmes Scholarship

Ashley Vickers, daughter of Troy and Rhonda Vickers has been awarded a $1500 Mike Holmes Make it Right scholarship. The Holmes Foundation’s Make It Right® Scholarships are designed to encourage students in Canadian colleges and universities who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in residential renovation or construction to complete their academic training. Every academic…Continue Reading

Blackville School Receives New Buddy Bench

Blackville School Receives New Buddy Bench

Blackville School was one of eighteen local schools outfitted with a new buddy bench provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys & Girls Club of Miramichi. The Buddy Bench program is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground. These benches have been installed and are ready for children to…Continue Reading

Her Name Was Roseen

Her Name Was Roseen

Pauline Underhill (née Coughlan) grew up in Gray Rapids, one of a dozen children. She attended the old Mountain School for six years in the late 1950’s. “Her Name Was Roseen” was written about her special childhood friend, Roseen Underhill.  Read it below. Her Name Was Roseen Written by Pauline Underhill It was September 1956…Continue Reading