The Spring Clean Up for the village of Blackville will be held on Thursday, June 2. This collection will include yard waste (boxed, bagged or tied in three foot length bundles); stoves, refrigerators, freezers, barbecues, bicycles, beds, mattresses, furniture, etc.  Blue bins will also be collected that day. Please do not put out automobile parts,…

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The polls have closed and the residents of Blackville have elected a new village council.  Christopher Hennessy has been appointed Mayor with a total of 247 votes.  Incumbent mayor Andrew Hawkes received 219 votes and LeRoy Stewart received 115. The elected councillors are Ian Fortune with 483 votes and a three-way tie with Amanda Brennan,…

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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! (must have registration) Towne Auto Group will have more…

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On Wednesday, April 27th, the Blackville School Cafeteria will play host to an evening where residents will have an opportunity to meet all the candidates that are running in the May 9th municipal election. The event will start promptly at 7:00 and will be moderated by Pat Colford. Candidates will appear in alphabetical order. They…

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In honour of the Class of 2016, Salmon Country News is offering a 10% discount on all graduation party notices and/or congratulatory messages printed in our June edition and posted on the Facebook page.  Please email your information to kswim@nb.sympatico.ca, call Karen at 365-1105 (we have voice mail), or drop off your material — including…

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The Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission Planning & Building Services will present a “Before You Build Information Session” on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:00pm at the Blackville Community Centre, 12 South Bartholomew Road. This seminar is open to all that are interested and for people wanting to build during the coming season to inform them…

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The village of Blackville municipal election will be held on Monday, May 9 at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall, 105 Main Street.  Advance polls will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Monday, May 2, also at Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall.  Polls are open from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Running for mayor is Andy…

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From Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15, Blackville School high school students are celebrating Josie Foundation Week, with all proceeds going towards the foundation. The Josie Foundation is a non-profit incorporated foundation whose aim is to establish, receive and maintain a fund for the relief of economic hardship for individuals and families within the…

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The Village of Blackville hosted their Annual Seniors Supper last night, Tuesday, April 5 at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall.  The meal, prepared by Saint Raphael’s Catholic Women’s League, consisted of a full turkey dinner with homemade pie for dessert.  More than one-hundred village residents attended the supper, and over a dozen takeouts were…

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A new seniors four-plex is opening soon in Blackville.  Millview Apartments, located in the renovated Blackville Lumber office at 62 Main Street, is designed for seniors living in comfort. Each well-maintained spacious apartment will include a paved parking space and a fenced back yard for each unit, which will be added in the summer of…

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