Locals Featured in Fishing Series Shorelines

In June, 2014, fly fishing personality and author April Vokey visited the Miramichi to film Shorelines, a series that documented her journey about a book she was writing centered on steelhead and Atlantic salmon fishing. The series later began airing on the World Fishing Network in January, 2015. Episode two of the series, entitled Where…

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Blackville Students Raise $700 for Josie Foundation

Blackville School students have raised $700.00 through various fundraising initiatives for local non-profit organization The Josie Foundation. The fundraising campaign was organized by the High School Student Council. Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin MLA, and Josie Foundation founder, Jake Stewart recently accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. The foundation’s aim is to establish, receive…

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Major Contribution to Bartholomew River Project

The largest private land conservation project in New Brunswick’s history is receiving a major boost. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is celebrating a contribution of $100,000 to the group’s Bartholomew River campaign. It is from The Honourable Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair of the TD Bank Group and former Premier of New Brunswick. At a…

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Blackville Student Recognized with Turnaround Achievement Award

Twenty-five students from the south region of ASD-N were recognized at a dinner in their honour at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel on Thursday May 7th. The students were presented with Turnaround Achievement Awards in recognition of their developing attitudes and approaches towards academics and school life in general. The dinner, sponsored by the Chatham…

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Blackville Student Recognized for Outstanding Sportsmanship

Grade 12 Blackville School student Larissa Bryenton is one of six student athletes to be selected to receive the NBIAA Raymond Légère Sportsmanship Award (Northern Conference). The award recognizes student athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship towards teammates, coaches, opponents and game officials. It is presented to student athletes by the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association.…

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Blackville Seniors Enjoy Free Village Supper

The Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall in Blackville was a full house on Tuesday night at the annual Village of Blackville Seniors Supper. Over 100 seniors attended the meal, which featured a full turkey dinner with all the fixings and an assortment of pies for dessert. The ladies of Saint Raphael’s CWL prepared the meal,…

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Blackville Student Receives Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship

Blackville High School graduating student Riley Sherrard has received a prestigious Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship from the University of New Brunswick. The grade 12 student was notified last week that he had been awarded the scholarship valued at $40,000. Beginning in September 2015, Riley will receive $10,000 per year for 4 years. Riley, the son of…

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Blackville Students Recognized at Technology Awards

Four high school students at Blackville School received a CUTE award (Creative Use of Technology in Education) for their photo essay “Jessa the Jumping June Bug.” Tanisha Hallihan, Mackenzie Jardine, Amelia Underhill and Madison Gillespie were the recipients of this award on April 9 at the CUTE Awards Ceremony at James M. Hill Memorial High School…

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Blackville Rec Council Hosts Successful Community Skating Party

The Blackville Recreation Council hosted their annual free skating party for local youth on Friday, February 13. Over 75 skaters braved the cold weather and hit the ice for a couple hours of skating and family fun. Throughout the evening, 50 prizes were given out, including gift cards and certificates that were donated by local…

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Community Rallies to Rebuild Shelter Destroyed by Fire

In mid-January, a warming hut on the Dungarvon River, Trail 58 between Blackville and Doaktown, was completely destroyed by fire. The Mitchell Brook warming shelter had been used by many snowmobilers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Chris Hennessy, president of Miramichi Snowgoers Club 22, and a Blackville village councillor, said that the structure burned down sometime…

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Josie Foundation Receives $5,000 Donation

For the past four years, the Rotary Club of Chatham have hosted their annual Dragon Boat Festival, with all proceeds going to area groups and organizations. This year, one of the recipients was The Josie Foundation, founded by Blackville resident and current Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin MLA Jake Stewart. The Josie Foundation is a non-profit incorporated foundation…

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