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NB Fire Marshal Urges Earth Hour Safety

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on Saturday, March 25.

Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement. Over the last 10 years, we have achieved massive environmental impact. Earth Hour invites you to turn off all your power for one hour to bring more awareness to environmental issues like Climate Change.

Douglas Browne, Provincial Fire Marshal is urging you to protect your home while you’re helping protect the planet. Please follow these simple safety tips while participating in Earth Hour:

  • You should never leave a candle lit in a room that you’re not going to be in and make sure your kids can’t get their hands near open flames.
  • Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip or burn – those with glass shades or chimneys are best.
  • Keep lit candles a safe distance away from anything that can burn. Always stay in the room where candles are being used and blow all candles out before leaving a room. Never use in bedrooms
  • Never allow children access to matches or lighters

For more information about Earth Hour and how you can help, visit

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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