Les McLaughlin

Blackville’s Main Street ValuFoods Becoming Foodland

By Les McLaughlin / March 1, 2016 /

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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Blackville’s Michael Waugh Added to Saint John Sea Dogs

By Les McLaughlin / February 18, 2016 /

General Manager Darrell Young has announced the Saint John Sea Dogs have added defenceman Michael Waugh to the team’s 55-player protected list. Waugh, 17, is the captain of the Miramichi Rivermen of the New Brunswick/ PEI Major Midget Hockey League (NBPEIMMHL).

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Blackville Women’s Institute to Host Heritage Day 2016

By Les McLaughlin / February 10, 2016 /

On Thursday, February 11th, the Blackville Women’s Institute will be hosting their annual Heritage Week celebrations. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Come Celebrate Heritage Week!

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Christmas Church Services Schedule for Blackville Area

By Les McLaughlin / December 24, 2015 /

Saint Andrews United Church will have their Christmas Eve Service on Thursday, December 24 at 5:30 pm and it will be the last service for present minister, Rev. Paul McGrattan. The Anglican Parish of Derby and Blackville service will be held at Holy Trinity in Blackville at 6:00 pm.

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Annual Christmas Candlelight Parade in Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / December 16, 2015 /

The Annual Christmas Candle Light Parade in Blackville will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 pm. Line up begins at the old village office parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Schaffer Lane. The parade will proceed up Main Street with the singing of Christmas carols to Saint Raphael’s Church where the blessing of the Creche will take place.

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Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods Public Information Session in Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / December 4, 2015 /

A community presentation of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhood (SCaN) program offered by the Department of Public Safety will be held at the Blackville Community Center on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30pm. The meeting is co-sponsored by the RCMP and is open to all residents of the Blackville area.

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Blackville’s 13th Annual Christmas Home Tours this Weekend

By Les McLaughlin / November 26, 2015 /

Blackville Home and School will host their 13th annual Christmas Home Tours, Homes for the Holidays on Saturday, November 28th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Refreshments to follow at the school cafeteria.

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St. Raphael’s Memory Tree Parish Fundraiser in Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / November 23, 2015 /

St. Raphael’s Parish in Blackville is hosting a church fundraiser in the form of a Memory Tree. A Christmas tree has been placed on the altar in memory of loved ones. Christmas bulbs to light the tree are available for purchase for $5 before and after Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses, at the entrance of the church.

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Singer Songwriter Ed Sealy to Perform in Blackville Area

By Les McLaughlin / November 5, 2015 /

New Brunswick singer/songwriter Ed Sealy will be performing at the Upper Blackville United Baptist Church as part of his Winter Coat Tour this weekend November 6-8. Mr. Sealy will perform this Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 pm, Sunday morning at 11:00 am and Sunday night at 7:00 pm at the church, 301 Howard Road. Everyone welcome.

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Holy Trinity Hosting Country Style Ham Supper in Blackville

By Les McLaughlin / November 3, 2015 /

Holy Trinity will be hosting a Country Style Ham Supper from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 7 at Trinity (Anglican) Hall, 295 Main Street in Blackville. On the Menu: Ham, potato scallop, baked beans, macaroni casserole, desserts, rolls, and coffee/tea.

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Blackville Women’s Institute Annual Craft & Bake Sale

By Les McLaughlin / November 2, 2015 /

The Blackville Women’s Institute will host their annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 14 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Blackville Community Centre, located at 12 South Bartholomew Road. As in previous years, hot-dogs, pop, tea, coffee and doughnuts will be available for purchase in their “lunch room”.

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4th Annual Blackville Power Track Biker Rally

By Les McLaughlin / August 13, 2015 /

The 4th Annual Blackville Power Track Biker Rally will take place on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15 at 336 MacLaggan Drive in Blackville. A favourite amongst motorcycle enthusiasts, the weekend consists of camping, biker games like slow ride, dart throw and water gun pass, live music and a burn out stand. An onsite canteen is available serving breakfast and great fast food. There will be a full indoor bar or you can bring your own alcohol. The Power Track also has a covered outdoor stage and well groomed camping grounds.

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The Countdown is on to the 2015 Blackville Homecoming

By Les McLaughlin / July 30, 2015 /

The countdown to Blackville Homecoming is on! The three-day homecoming weekend takes place next weekend, Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2 and is open to anyone who attended school in the area that is now served by Blackville School. It’s the perfect opportunity to reconnect with classmates, faculty and staff, and a time to […]

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