January Newsletter (Part 1)

(From Blackville to Boiestown)
(Deadline for February 2015 Edition: Wednesday, January 28)
Our thanks this month goes to Bonnie Hunter of Carroll’s Crossing for her beautiful winter photo of the McNamee/
Priceville Footbridge. If you have a photo you’d like to see “headline” the Salmon Country News, if you have articles
for publication, or if you’d just like some general information about advertising rates, coverage or publication dates,
please call 506-365-1105 or email [email protected] This Newsletter is produced in partnership with the
Villages of Doaktown and Blackville.
Ronald Fowler was sworn in as a Councillor for Ward
3 (Rural Community of Upper Miramichi) at a ceremony held on Friday, December 19. Mr. Fowler, who is
replacing former Councillor Chad Davis, was the
successful candidate in the municipal by-election
held on December 8. The RCUMs newest Councillor
is shown in the left photo being administered the
Oath of Office by Mary Hunter, Administrative Clerk/
Treasurer, and with RCUM Mayor M. A. Douglas Munn
in the photo to the right.
On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at a ceremony attended by a large group of family and friends, Carl Price, the winner of
the December 8 municipal by-election, was sworn in as a Councillor for the Village of Doaktown replacing Tanya Robichaud
who had resigned earlier in the year. Councillor Price is no stranger to Village Council having first taken office in 1998 and
serving four consecutive terms until losing in the 2013 election. Shown in the photo above are (L-R) Councillor Jeff Porter,
Mayor Bev Gaston, Village Clerk Marilyn Price, Councillor Price, Deputy Mayor Paul Gillespie, and Councillor Wayne Fowler.
Councillor Price wishes to thank everyone for their support and looks forward to working with his fellow Council members
for the betterment of the Village of Doaktown.
DOAKTOWN LEGION (8 Dr. Hamilton Drive)
Gettin’ started at about 5:30 . . . dinner hot on the table at 6:00
342 MAIN Street, Doaktown, or by calling 365-9809.
Make it easy on yourself and pick them up soon
This “do” is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23
with all proceeds going to help our partners,
the Friends of the Doaktown Community Park.
Blackville has a new restaurant! Hooked N’ Cooked Family Restaurant will open its doors on
Tuesday, January 20. The eatery, located in the former OK Busy Tots Daycare building at 208 Main
Street, has been completely renovated over the past several months by owners Peter Greely and
Bradley Urquhart.
The restaurant is currently staffed, but Greely says that they hope to hire 2-3 full-time employees and
approximately 4 part-time employees once the restaurant is more established. “We currently have
our staff to get us started but if anyone would like to submit a resume at the restaurant, we would
certainly take them into consideration as we hope to be hiring more as we get up and going.”
Hooked N’ Cooked offers a full menu with daily specials and soup of the day options.
“We have a variety of different foods from home cooking to the fast food that we all
know and love.” Urquhart continues, “Our specialty is our fish and chips but we have
installed a char broiler so we can offer the perfect steak or that healthy choice that many
people are looking for. We also offer a variety of desserts to fill that sweet tooth.”
Hooked N’ Cooked is open seven days a week: Sunday to Thursday from 7:00am to 10:00pm and
Friday and Saturday from 7:00am to midnight.
“This has been a dream of ours now for many years and we hope that you will join us on our
adventure and make it a huge success.” Peter says, “We look forward to serving you in the near
A grand opening will be announced for the Spring. For more information, call 843-3474 and find them
on Facebook as Hooked N’ Cooked.
The Village of Doaktown has funded a community rink as a
facility to encourage participation in outdoor activities during the
winter months. The rink was built and is being maintained by
community volunteers and is located in the Doaktown
Fairgrounds off Prospect Street. Lights have been erected to
facilitate hockey and skating after dark, and a switch is located
on the lighting tower (if you are the last to use it in the evening,
please remember to turn the lights off). Public skating is
scheduled for Saturday evening from 5:00 – 7:00pm and Sunday
afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Users are encouraged to respect
all groups participating in activities at the rink. SHARE the ice
and give everyone a chance to play!! If you use the ice, you are encouraged to scrape it off once you’ve
finished with it (scrapers are located on site).
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48 South Road
Doaktown, NB
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For all you disbelievers, we are pleased to
provide solid evidence of the fabled “white
deer” that many claimed to have seen in
and around the Doaktown area this winter.
Thank you, Peggy Green, for allowing us to
set the record straight.
Tax Season Hours
Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
We look forward to meeting your tax
and accounting requirements.
A very successful bake sale was hosted on October
by Scotiabank Doaktown in support
Doaktown Community/School Library.
A total of
$900 was raised – the $450 from the sale itself being
matched by a donation from Scotiabank.
Treasurer for the Library’s Board of Trustees, is
Irene Gillis, Acting Manager of Customer Service,
and Stephen Matchett, Branch Manager. Not shown
is Cathy Lyons, Customer Service Supervisor, who
was immensely helpful in putting this event together.
A sincere “thank you” to Scotiabank and its staff
from the Doaktown Library,
as well as to the
Doaktown community for their support.
5 Prospect Street
Doaktown, NB E9C 1C3
TEL: 506-365-8911
CELL: 506-365-0225
Move you from your present home/apartment to
your new home/apartment, also university
♦ Haul away all your unwanted garbage, roofing
shingles, old appliances, etc.
♦ Haul in some crushed rock for your driveway or
some topsoil for your lawn.
♦ Haul your wood from your firewood supplier to
your yard.
I want to thank everyone who has helped my sons and me in any way since our house
fire on Christmas Eve. The past three weeks have proven to be an emotional roller
coaster, but one thing I have experienced is the coming together of a great little
community who has supported me in ways that I just can’t even fathom! My heart is
truly overwhelmed with gratitude for all that everyone has done for us! In the face of
tragedy, we have been blessed by friends, family, and even complete strangers.
The words "thank-you" hardly seem enough to express my deep appreciation to each
and every person who has contributed to my little family during this time!
There are, however, a few people who deserve special recognition for going “above and beyond” for us, and though
I appreciate EVERYTHING that has been done, these people really outdid themselves and I am so grateful! To Paul, Kay,
and Paula Gillespie: thank you for opening your home to me and my family the day of the fire and for letting me store
the few things saved from the fire in your garage! To Dickie and Jean Storey for lugging stuff to our new home and
helping to get things situated. To Natalie and Kevin Brawn, for offering us your home until we have a place of our own
again -- that phone call was a huge weight off my chest! To Paige Storey: words fail to come to me to thank you for all
you've done. You stepped right up, organizing crews to come in and clean the house. You and Jean were here daily,
organizing, sorting, getting things ready -- you were determined that the boys and I would come home to a "home" and
you succeeded. For that I am eternally grateful! It made the transition so much easier! To Jonathan Storey, who also
lugged stuff to the new place, fixed things here that needed fixing, etc. Thank you so much!! To my church family
(Doaktown UPC): thank you for filling our cupboards with groceries and thank you too to the ladies who decorated and
helped get the house ready! To Tracey Jenkins, wow! Because of you, my boys and I got to come home and have
Christmas all over again -- a Christmas where we didn’t open sooty, smoky gifts and where we could just relax and enjoy
it! Thank you, Tracey, and all those who helped her in any way to make this possible! To ALL who brought anything at all
(clothing, groceries, furniture, necessities) -- I appreciate it so very much!!!
Last but not least, a HUGE thank you to the Doaktown Fire Department for going above and beyond on Christmas Eve
when they got that call -- for saving our Christmas gifts, for saving what photos you could, and for making sure our
beloved puppy was properly laid to rest! Something that might not mean much to some, but to my boys and I that alone
meant everything (she was our baby girl!). I have a greater respect for our FD and all that they do. I am so grateful that
you were there that day and for all you did!!
To all my friends old and new, the words “thank you” don’t seem enough for your love and support -- but know that I am
beyond grateful for every act of kindness that has been shown to us through this tragedy! I am proud to be a part of this
wonderful community! May you all be blessed in 2015!
residents from any area.
Outdoor skating has always played an important role as a winter pastime
and social activity in the Village of Blackville. Besides being a source of
great joy and excitement for young skaters, more and more adults are taking
to the ice to stay active during the cold winter months. The Blackville
Outdoor Rink, located at 37 Alcorn Drive, is now open 7 days a week from
8:30 am to 8:30 pm (except Sundays when the rink opens at 1:00 pm),
weather permitting, with the canteen available during peak hours. During the
summer months, the rink is used as a skate park.
Operated by the Blackville Recreation Council, the rink has been a great
success due in part to the assistance of community volunteers who help
maintain the ice surface and premises. “There are so many ways to
participate in your community but the power of volunteers is the basis to the
success of our outdoor rink!” says volunteer Wendy Fortune. “Without our
hard working volunteers, we would never be able to enjoy the short window
of opportunity that our Canadian winters offer!”
Friday nights have proved especially popular with youth as the rink offers
free public skating between 6:00 – 8:30 pm, as well as on Sunday afternoons
from 1:00 - 4:00pm. During the remainder of the week, ice times are divided
between public skating and drop-in hockey.
The full schedule can be viewed at
www.villageofblackville.com. The cost of
admission is $2 per day. The rink can also
be rented for birthday parties, special
events and for groups and clubs.
Blackville Recreation Council President Ian
Fortune hopes more people will come out
and enjoy the great ice surface the Blackville rink offers and make new memories in
the process. “Remember the times in your
youth when you chased your crush around
the outdoor rink? Get out there and revive
those memories. Perhaps bring the family
to watch you having fun and exercising at
the same time. The ice is perfect and could
be gone so fast. Weather changes quickly
but memories last forever.”
Recent upgrades have been made to the
rink and building including new paint on
nets, with new netting to be installed, and
repairs to the upstairs of the building which is used as a meeting place for the local air cadets squadron.
For more information about the Blackville Outdoor Rink, please contact Ian Fortune at 843-2220 or visit their
Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/blackvillerink.
7:30 AM – 12:00 NOON
6342 Route 8 Highway, Boiestown
As part of the community’s Winter Fun Days, the Woodmen’s Museum will be offering a mouth-watering breakfast to get
your day started or to warm you up during the morning’s festivities. Buffet style (but we’ll stand ready to make your
toast) including home-baked beans, pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, toast (white or whole wheat), jams and jellies,
orange or apple juice, coffee or tea. By donation only.
For further information, call the Museum at 369-7214.
Incorporated in November 2012, the MVBA is an organization of commercial
and industrial interests located in or operating out of the many rural communities situated along the banks of the Miramichi River.
Stretching from
McGivney to the Anderson Bridge on the outskirts of the City of Miramichi
(and including all the tributaries of the Miramichi in between), we represent a
significant cross-section of the many small-to-medium businesses whose
presence contributes significantly to the economic well-being of the Miramichi
Valley Region as a whole.
The key to our past success – and to our future – is the support of business owners throughout
the Miramichi Valley. A united voice is often the loudest voice -- the one that gets the most
attention and the best results. If you are not already a member of the MVBA, why not consider
joining? Annual membership fees are only $100 and an application form can easily be obtained
by contacting our Board Chair/CEO Lorne Amos, Sr. at 506-625-0015 (Cell) or at
[email protected] You have a role to play in our economic future -- lend your voice to
ours and support the Miramichi Valley Business Association.
W M L Accounting Inc.
Bookkeeping, HST
& Payroll Remittances
Corporate and Personal Taxes
Seniors Discount
Cash Refunds
(Confidentiality is My #1 Priority)
For an appointment,
call Wendy Lyons
[email protected]
[email protected]
“Know Where You Stand”
(10:30 am – 11:15 am):
Renous Convenience,
39 Schofield Street
Metepenagiag FN
(11:45 am – 12:15 pm):
Cloud Convenience,
1925 Micmac Road
(1:30 pm – 2:30 pm):
Former Village Office,
136 Main Street
Due to a renewed
interest in the Doaktown and Boiestown
Veterans books, I am
going to have additional copies
printed. The cost will be $30.00
(no tax) for either book with
a $10.00 deposit. The deadline
for orders will be Friday,
February 27. Please call Esma
Brennan at 365-7464 for further
information. You can drop off
your contact information and
deposit to either the Doaktown
Library or to the Central NB Self
All proceeds from this
project will go to local charities.
Owned and operated by Jamie Peterson and located in the
downstairs portion of the Renous Recreation Centre.
Monthly rates: $50 – Adults; $45 – Students; and $90 –
We offer free workout programs and personal
training, and for a small fee, we also provide meal plans
and contest prep . Keyless entry coming soon.
For more
information, find us on Facebook or call 627-6227.
In Memory of a Dear Brother and Uncle
If wishes on stars came true,
I’d use my first one on you.
I’d bring you back for one more kiss
And to see everything you’re going to miss.
My first day of school (I’m already so smart),
But I’ve already had my first broken heart.
It’s when you left, I know you had to go,
But it’s been three years and I miss you so.
~ From Isabella
Whom God Called Home
One Year Ago Today On
February 1, 2014
Beautiful memories are wonderful things,
They last through the longest day.
They never grow old, never wear out,
And can never be taken away.
~ Sadly missed, ever loved
and remembered by
Evelyn, Elizabeth, Gladys and Edie
and Families
Looking for the perfect Winter read and wondering where to find it? Copies of
160 Years of Salmon Stories by Morris Green are available by dropping into Sears/
The Trillium (Doaktown) or the Central NB Woodmen’s Museum in Boiestown (call
ahead at 369-7214), or from any of the following members of the Central Miramichi
Historical Society: Valerie O’Donnell (365-7924); Ann Storey (365-4529); Karen Swim
(365-1105) or Peggy Green (365-7847).
In response to popular demand, copies will also be available in the Blackville area at
the Blackville Municipal Offices, 12 South Bartholemew Road.
Some of the
Blackville/Renous natives you’ll find highlighted in this book include Willy Basco;
Chris, John, Mel and Pat Brophy; George and Herman Campbell; George, Roy and
Wayne Curtis; Max and Dewey Gillespie; Dorothy McCormack, Everett Price, Ruthven
Stewart, Jack Sullivan, Emerson Underhill, Charlie and Herb Wade, and George
Talk to anyone who found 160 Years under their Christmas tree and you’ll find this
book comes highly recommended. At only $60 a copy, it’s guaranteed to keep you
entertained until fishing season rolls around again. Note: All proceeds from this
book go to support the Atlantic Salmon Museum and its programs.
In Loving Memory
Of a Dear Husband, Dad and Gramp
Who Passed Away One Year Ago
On February 1, 2014
If we could visit Heaven just even for a day,
Maybe for a moment the pain would go away.
We would put our arms around you and whisper words so true
That living life without you is the hardest thing to do.
No matter how we spend our days, no matter what we do,
No morning dawns or evening falls that we don’t think of you.
~ Loved and missed so much by
Wife Luella, Sons Kevin and Roger and Families
The current contractor for the Village of
Doaktown’s residential garbage pick-up is
Joe’s Garbage (TEL: 506-622-8021). Our
normal pick-up day is and will remain
Monday, but Joe’s will continue to provide
two “clean-up” days per year for other
household items and white goods.
All residents are asked to place their bagged garbage within a
reasonable distance of the curb for easy access. Note: The
Village of Doaktown or our contractor is NOT responsible for
garbage removal when the pick-up area is not easily accessible
due to snow or ice accumulation. If the garbage is not placed in
a secure container, then the resident is responsible for
keeping the pick-up area free of debris. It is generally expected
that the normal household will not exceed four (4) bags of
garbage per week with no bag weighing over 40 pounds.
Jan. 2, 1931 - Feb. 10, 2009
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
To sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.
~ Remembered by Wife Frances
& Family
Please note that the contractor has been instructed NOT to
remove excessive debris, construction materials, automotive
parts, bricks, human or animal waste, bed springs, or heavy
metal items. Leftover waste material from renovation projects
will NOT be removed (please consider making the removal of
such debris the responsibility of your building contractor).
Appliances such as televisions, electronics, fridges, stoves,
washers or dryers will be removed only on our designated
“clean-up” days. Items such as windows containing glass that
may create a hazard will NOT be picked up by the Village of
Doaktown contractor. Similarly, hazardous goods such as paint
and solvents are NOT covered in the contract for
residential garbage removal.
Garbage from businesses, apartment complexes, service
groups and other similar organizations is considered to be
“non-residential” garbage and will NOT be removed by Joe’s
Garbage unless a separate arrangement has been made with
the company by the business or organization in question.
There are also other garbage removal contractors you may wish
(TEL: 365-0225); Breau Disposal Ltd. (TEL: 506-773-3829); and
Fero Waste & Recycling (TEL: 506-773-3376). Note: These
same contractors may also be hired by residents to remove
items not covered in our residential garbage removal service.
I would like to thank you
all for your many acts of
kindness when I came
home from the hospital.
Thanks to Brother and
Sister Cromwell and to
the many who visited me; those who
brought food to the home; and to those
who called or sent cards. Thanks most of
all for your prayers. God bless you all.
Responsible recycling helps reduce the cost of our Village
garbage service. Please make use of our Big Blue Bin located
behind the Fire Hall on Prospect Street. There is also a
separate box beside the Big Blue Bin to take refundable
containers (monies from these recyclables go toward the
funding of our new Community Park). Left-over paint and
batteries can be taken to your local Home Hardware locations
for disposal.
~ With love and appreciation,
Elizabeth Storey
If you have any questions, please call Councillor Wayne Fowler
at 365-7970, Extension 111.