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 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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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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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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Most Memorable Christmas

It’s Christmastime in 1960 and thirteen year old Pat and the rest of the Fournier family are preparing for the holidays. In the twentieth installment of Pat’s memoir, Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville, the young boy recalls the cutting and trimming of the tree, the snowy midnight trek to mass and the…

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Blackville School Hosts 2014 Senior Prom

Blackville High School hosted the 2014 senior Prom on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in the school gymnasium. Graduates and their dates arrived to prom in style: trucks, old cars and even on motorcycle. The parade of graduates was well attended, with people lining the school parking lot for a glimpse of their friends and family.…

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The Boy in the Casket

Doctor's Island and the Miramichi River

In this ninth installment of Pat Fournier’s memoir, “Memories of a Boy Growing Up in Blackville”, eight year old Pat struggles with the concept of death after a young boy, Allie Davidson, drowns in the summer of 1955. THE BOY IN THE CASKET Written by Pat Fournier June 1955 – eight years old This is…

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