Blackville’s Centennial Field Grand Re-opening

The Blackville 49ers and Mosquito teams will mark the grand re-opening of the recently upgraded Centennial Field in Blackville on Thursday, July 9. Admission is free. At 6:00pm, the Blackville Junior 49ers and the Blackville Blue Jays mosquito teams go head to head, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and cake with MLA Jake Stewart and…

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Tilly O’Neill Gordon Hosts Blackville Fundraising BBQ

On Saturday June 13, Tilly O’Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, hosted a fundraising BBQ at the Blackville Municipal Park with donations going to the Greater Blackville Resource Centre’s food bank.  Blackville mayor Andrew Hawkes and GBRC’s Founder & President Rev. Albertine Le Blanc were also in attendance. The event was held from 11:00am to…

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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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CWL Celebrates Our Lady of Good Counsel Sunday

Local members of the Catholic Women’s League gathered this morning at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church in Blackville to celebrate Our Lady of Good Counsel Sunday. Ladies from various Miramichi regional branches attended Mass at St. Raphael’s, followed by a reception at Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall. Photos from the event are below. Click an…

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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 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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