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New Blackville Village Council Sworn In


The newly configured Blackville Village Council was installed before a full house Monday night at the Blackville Community Centre.

Christopher Hennessy was sworn in as mayor, replacing Andy Hawkes, while Ian Fortune was installed as deputy mayor, replacing Matt Sturgeon.  Re-elected councillor Cindy Ross was sworn in, alongside new councillors Amanda Brennan and Cindy Underhill.  Underhill had previously been on council from 2004 to 2012.  Village clerk Tina Peterson conducted the Oath of Office ceremony.

Following the ceremony, Mayor Hennessy addressed the crowd, “It’s great to see such a turnout. It’s clear that people are proud of our great village. I look forward to serving you for the next 4 years.”

A reception catered by Hooked ‘N Cooked was held following the ceremony.

View photos from the event below. Click a photo to enlarge.

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. Les McLaughlin Les McLaughlin on May 31, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Nice to see a great turnout at the ceremony. Congratulations to the new mayor and council!

  2. Avatar Jason Jones on June 1, 2016 at 5:15 am

    From all the way out in Vancouver BC Congratulations to the new village council.

  3. Avatar Diane tatarnic on June 1, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Congratulations to the new mayor and council from Red Deer, AB

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