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Blackville Firemen’s Club Annual Splashdown

By Les McLaughlin / July 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Blackville Firemen’s Club will host their annual fundraising canoe run “Splashdown” on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from the mouth of the Cains River to the Blackville Municipal Park. Registration and poker hands ($10 per hand and includes a burger and pop) will begin at 11 AM prior to the run at the mouth of Cains. There will be a bbq at the halfway point. Burgers and hot dogs will be available to purchase. Come on out, enjoy the river and support the Blackville Firemen’s Club.

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2nd Annual Community Vigil Service in the Village of Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / July 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Second Annual Community Vigil Service will be held at the Blackville Municipal Park, 158 Main Street on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00pm. This interfaith event allows our communities to gather and reminisce.

Please bring your own candle. Feel free to bring pictures, etc., to honour your loved ones. There will be words of encouragement and prayers offered. The Blackville Fire Department is providing a BBQ – free of charge.Due to the expected large crowd, please bring your own lawn chair if possible.

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Blackville Health & Wellness Group to Host 2nd Annual Community Wellness Day

By Les McLaughlin / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Blackville Mango Health & Wellness Committee is hosting their 2nd Annual Community Wellness Day on Saturday, October 20 at Blackville School. The event will be held from 11:00am until 2:00pm. This event is FREE of charge and all are welcome. The following exhibitors will be in attendance: Blackville Fire Department Blackville Girl Guides Blackville…

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New Community Garden at Greater Blackville Resource Centre

By Les McLaughlin / May 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Greater Blackville Resource Centre now has raised garden beds for rent. $30 will provide you with a 3′ x 8′ raised garden bed loaded with top soil, manure and peat moss. The GBRC will also have hand tools, gloves and water on site for your use. The community garden is located at the centre, 12073…

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Two Summer Jobs Available at Greater Blackville Resource Centre

By Les McLaughlin / May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Greater Blackville Resource Centre has two employment opportunities for students with NB SEED program vouchers. Click to find out more!

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Blackville Spring Social featuring Debbie Muck and Eric Hendricks

By Les McLaughlin / May 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

There will be a Spring Social on Saturday, May 12 at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall in Blackville. This event takes place from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and features entertainment by Debbie Muck and Eric Hendricks. Cost is $15 per person and includes a cold plate and dessert. Tickets are available at St. Raphael’s Church…

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MacDonald Descendant Seeks Family History

By Les McLaughlin / January 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

Gregory Chase, a descendant of the MacDonald family of Blackville, is seeking information about his ancestors. If you have any information about Angus MacDonald or the MacDonald family and can assist Gregory with his research, please email him,

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Village of Blackville Celebrates 50 Years

By Les McLaughlin / August 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

Blackville was long settled before it received its name. It was believed to be settled right after Northumberland County was established and at the same time New Brunswick was separated from Nova Scotia in 1784. Many Loyalists, dissatisfied with their land grants, moved from the Saint John and Nashwaak Rivers in 1785-1787. The first to…

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Blackville Fire Department Open House

By Les McLaughlin / August 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Blackville Fireman’s Club will be hosting an open house on Saturday August 20th at the fire hall, 54 Main Street. The open house starts at 1 pm with a free BBQ beginning at 2 pm. The firefighters will be performing an auto extrication demonstration at 2 pm, followed by a water rescue display at…

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The Blackville Women’s Institute Active in the Community for 85 Years

By Les McLaughlin / July 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Blackville Women’s Institute celebrated Heritage Week in February with the theme “Leadership and Legacy”. Eleanor Donald, secretary, spoke of the Women’s Institute’s work in Blackville. The group has been active in the community for 85 years.

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Blackville’s Biggest Ever Pre-Owned Auto Sale!

By Les McLaughlin / May 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

Spring on in to Blackville’s biggest ever pre-owned auto sale! Hosted by Towne Auto Group (Towne Ford, Towne Mazda and Towne Auto Center), this 26 hour sales event takes place May 5 to May 7 at Blackville Park! Push, pull or drag your trade-in for $1000!

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Blackville’s Main Street ValuFoods Becoming Foodland

By Les McLaughlin / March 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Exciting changes are in store for a local Blackville business! In an open letter, Main Street ValuFood’s owner Jerry Stafford has announced that his store has entered into a 10 year deal with Foodland. Foodland is a Canadian chain of grocery stores founded in 1985.

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