Blackville Fire Hall Grand Opening

The grand opening of the new Blackville Fire Hall took place this past Saturday, December 13 at its new location at 54 Main Street.  Mayor Andy Hawkes welcomed the group of about one hundred, and acted as the master of ceremonies. Christopher Sturgeon recited the firefighter’s prayer, and Jake Stewart, MLA for Southwest Miramichi /…

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Blackville Remembers

Nearly two hundred people attended the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Blackville School this morning. The crowd erupted in applause as soldiers from the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto entered the school gymnasium. The ceremony began with Royal Canadian Legion Branch #49 President Boyd Underhill welcoming the crowd, followed…

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Fire at Blackville School

A small fire broke out at Blackville School yesterday, Wednesday, November 5, resulting in students being sent home early. Teacher Matthew Sturgeon, who is also Deputy Mayor of Blackville, said the fire was started in one of the school’s common areas. The Blackville Fire Department responded and the fire was quickly extinguished. Students were sent…

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Blackville Ball Park Upgrades Underway

Upgrades to the Blackville Ball Park are currently underway. The project, made possible by funding from the provincial government along with the village of Blackville, began late this summer. Last month, New Brunswick Premier David Alward made the announcement for the $80,000 investment, that will also provide improvements to the community park. “Our investment in…

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Meals on Wheels Program Available in Blackville

Are you unable to prepare meals for yourself or have a loved one in this situation? That is the reason Meals on Wheels is here. Freshly prepared meals are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of every week. To see if you are eligible for funding assistance for meals, please contact Social Development at 1-866-441-4246…

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Provincial Government Invests in Blackville Municipal Park

Blackville Park announcement

The provincial government, along with the village of Blackville, is investing a total of $80,000 in improvements to the community park. “Our investment in the Blackville Municipal Park will continue to promote a healthy lifestyle for families and residents of the Blackville area,” said Premier David Alward. “Investing in community priorities is an important part…

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Wayne Curtis Recipient of 2014 Order of New Brunswick

Wayne Curtis

The names of the recipients of the 2014 Order of New Brunswick were released as part of New Brunswick Day celebrations.  The award honours current or former long-time residents of New Brunswick who have demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field, having made outstanding contributions to the social, cultural or…

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Greater Blackville Resource Centre Receives Funding

The Greater Blackville Resource Center has received supplement funding from the Healthy & Inclusive Communities Department of the provincial government. The grant was recently presented to the Greater Blackville Resource Center (GBRC) food bank by Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart. The food bank, located at 12073 Route 8, assists 56 registered clients. This $8,500 grant…

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Free For All Community Meal

On Tuesday, July 8, Jerry Stafford along with volunteers from local communities, hosted a free-for-all roast beef supper for residents affected by Tropical Storm Arthur. An estimated five-hundred people attended the meal that was held at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Stafford, from Main Street Valu Foods, also donated all…

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Community Rallies Together After Crippling Arthur

Tropical Storm Arthur

Days after Tropical Storm Arthur swept through the region, the village of Blackville and its surrounding communities are pulling together to clean up after the storm that crippled much of the area. Heavy rain and damaging winds knocked out power early Saturday morning. Although power was restored in much of Blackville on Sunday evening, there…

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Fire Claims Two Blackville Businesses

Blackville Auto Value and Car Wash

A fire that broke out at Blackville Auto Value this morning has claimed the local business as well as the attached Blackville Car Wash.  Life Radio CJFY, located next to the destroyed building, was first to break the news around noon Monday. Fire trucks were on the scene for hours containing the blaze. There were…

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