Monthly Archives: August 2013

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 Food Action Program Grant to Greater Blackville Resource Centre President and Founder Pastor Albertine LeBlanc on Saturday, August 24 at the centre’s fundraising yard sale. Also in attendance were volunteers Joy Underhill, Penny Siddall, Lorraine Underhill, Darlene Jardine, Secretary/Treasurer Stacy Underhill, Deanna Nordin, Amy Walls and Miranda Nordin.

This Grant Program contributes to the implementation of the New Brunswick Wellness Strategy, which works to improve mental fitness and resilience, increase physical activity levels, healthy eating and tobacco-free living.

Blackville Resource Centre Receives Grant

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

Provincial, federal funding for infrastructure upgrade in Upper Miramichi

UPPER MIRAMICHI (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $56,598 to upgrade the community park in the rural community of Upper Miramichi. “Our government is proud to invest in important community infrastructure projects that promote healthy living for residents and families, and that make our communities even better places in whichContinue Reading

NB Day Celebrations

I took the time today to reflect on the outright success of the official NB Day celebrations in Blackville. What a testimony to the strength, wit, and hospitality of our people. The words of Chief Augustine appealed to all of us and the traditional drum was soothing to an audience filled with culture. Winston’s bagpipesContinue Reading