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Communities Come Together for Healing Vigil

On Monday, July 16, more than 450 people came together at the Blackville Municipal Park to remember those they’ve lost through tragedy. Over the past year, the Blackville community and surrounding areas have lost five people in tragic deaths.

Southwest Miramichi – Bay du Vin MLA Jake Stewart and Blackville mayor Chris Hennessy helped organize and coordinate the event, along with Blackville Fire Department, first responders and volunteers from around the region.

View photos and video of the event below.

Photos (submitted)

Videos courtesy of Cass Savard

Craig and Lori Curtis performing “The Peace of God”

Chloe Furlong performing “God on the Mountain” in honour of Thomas Dunn

Sarah Innes performing “God’s Will”

Craig and Lori Curtis performing “Sometimes It Takes A Mountain”

Amber Walls performing “I Can Only Imagine”

Natalie Coughlan performing “Dancing in the Sky”

Sarah Innes performing “If I Die Young”

The vigil was nearly three hours in length, and due to technical issues, our live-stream recording stopped after the first hour. You can replay the first hour on our Facebook page at

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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