Category Archives: Blackville

Benefit for Camm Underhill

On Saturday, July 19 there was a fundraiser held for Camm Underhill who lost everything in a house fire on the 26th of May. The benefit was held at the United Church Hall, and featured entertainment from local talent, an auction, and prizes. It was great to see so much community support for Camm. I also appreciated the chance to bang out a few tunes on the 6 string!

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Greater Blackville Resource Center Receives Grant

The Greater Blackville Resource Center received supplement funding from Healthy & Inclusive Communities Dept. The grant was recently presented to the Greater Blackville Resource Center (GBRC) food bank by MLA Jake Stewart. The food bank, located in the Voice of Hope Ministries building and has 56 registered clients. This grant will allow the GRBC to restock shelves andContinue Reading

Blackville Resource Centre Receives Grant

The Greater Blackville Resource Centre has received a grant in the amount of $1,960 from the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities. These funds are in support of the centre’s community-driven project to increase access to healthy food, enhance food skills, and strengthen their community capacity. Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart presented the Community FoodContinue Reading

Blackville Soccer Club Receives Grant

The Blackville Soccer Club was recently provided a grant in the amount of $3,500 in support of the Learn to Play Soccer Project. This GO NB grant is provided through the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Department as part of the Cananda-New Brunswick Bilateral Agreement to Advance Sport Participation. The Province of New BrunswickContinue Reading

Province Investing in Blackville Park

At a press conference today in Blackville, Premier David Alward, along with MLA Jake Stewart and mayor Matt Sturgeon, announced that the New Brunswick government is investing $75,000 in improvements to the community park. “Investing in community infrastructure projects that promote healthy living is a key part of our government’s plan to rebuild New BrunswickContinue Reading

Blackville to hold official provincial New Brunswick Day celebration

BLACKVILLE (GNB) – Official New Brunswick Day celebrations will be held this year on Monday, Aug. 5, in Blackville. “New Brunswick Day is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the past and present of our culture and way of life,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder. “Last year’s celebrations in Saint-AndréContinue Reading

$1.4-million bridge repairs to be carried out in Blackville

BLACKVILLE (GNB) – Southwest Miramichi Bridge No. 2, located on Route 118 in Blackville, will undergo $1.4 million in repairs during the next two years. “The work involves full-deck rehabilitation on most of the structure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Claude Williams. “Phase One will begin in early July and will continue into the fall. TheContinue Reading

Provincial government investing in improvements to Blackville playground

BLACKVILLE (GNB) – The New Brunswick government is investing $15,000 in improvements to the playground in Blackville. “The provincial government is proud to invest in community projects that promote healthy living for families,” said Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart. “Today’s investment will increase wellness in the Blackville region.” Stewart was appearing on behalf of EconomicContinue Reading

Deputy Premier Visits Outdoor Rink Facility

Deputy Premier and Minister the Hon. Paul Robichaud stopped by the Blackville Outdoor Rink Facility recently to meet Rec. Council President Ian Fortune, newly elected Mayor Hal Muck and Councilor Matt Sturgeon, and to visualize the investment made in partnership with the Municipal Council. The Minister supported me and the community in securing $44,400 ofContinue Reading

Premier Alward Visits Students at Blackville School

On Monday, January 17, New Brunswick Premier David Alward visited Blackville School students for a skating party and speaking engagement. The morning started with students skating with the Premier at the Blackville Outdoor Rink. The students enjoyed skating around the Blackville rink with Mr. Alward and asking him a few questions that they had onContinue Reading