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EMO Update: Warming Centre and Free BBQ


Letter from Blackville Mayor Chris Hennessy

Good Morning.  As we all know some are still without power in and around our village. I would like to remind everyone that there are still warming/charging areas available to the public. These areas include the Blackville Fire Hall, and also Blackville Municipal Office. They both are equipped with public washrooms and kitchens.

The Fire Hall was designed and constructed for events like this, including back up power and showering facilities.
Everyone seems to be dealing with the situation as best as possible, however if you are in need please don’t be shy. The facilities are there to be used.

My personal cell is 627 9142, if you need a drive to the warming stations, or need water/food taken to you please let me know and it will be taken care of.

There will be a free BBQ today (Saturday, January 28) at the Blackville village office (12 South Bartholomew Rd) from 1-4pm for anyone needing a warm meal! Also free to charge devices or anything else you may need. **For Blackville and all surrounding areas** If you need a drive call me at 627-9142 .

Thank you all for your patience, we can and will get through this together.

Your friend

Chris Hennessy
627 9142

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Ernie Keenan on January 28, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Hi I’m originally from Keenans. I live in Hampton now. My hat goes of to you. That’s how a community should work.

    • Village of Blackville Village of Blackville on January 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks for the comments Ernie! In times of need, our community really steps up.

  2. Avatar Dick Snook on January 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I am wondering about Grace Snook who lives in the apartments near the Municipal office. I am her brother in Alberta and I just tried phoning her with no answer.

    Dick (Richard) Snook

    • Village of Blackville Village of Blackville on January 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      I saw Grace yesterday at the grocery store. The apartments have not been affected by the power outages.

  3. Avatar Kim Curtis on January 28, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Very thoughtful
    We are very bleased to have such amazing city & village

    • Village of Blackville Village of Blackville on January 29, 2017 at 12:02 am

      We sure are!

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