Salmon Country News, March 2015

SALMON COUNTRY NEWS
(From Renous to Boiestown)
MARCH 2015
(Deadline for April 2015 Edition: Wednesday, March 25)
Thanks to Rebecca Willson of Bloomfield Ridge for her photo of Willow, Mike, and Blackjack owned by Darren
and Jenny Colford, and Joyce Parker of Carroll’s Crossing. If you have a picture 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.
COMMUNITY RALLIES TO REBUILD WARMING SHELTER DESTROYED BY FIRE
In mid-January, the Mitchell Brook warming shelter on
the Dungarvon River (Trail 58 between Blackville and
Doaktown), used by many snowmobilers and other
outdoor enthusiasts, was completely destroyed by fire.
The shelter’s primary use had been to provide warmth to
those who explore the great outdoors during the winter
months; it also served as a gathering place for the
Miramichi Snowgoers Club 22.
Chris Hennessy, President of the Snowgoers Club and a
Blackville Village councillor, said that the structure
burned down sometime overnight on January 17. While
the cause of the fire is unknown, it is believed that it
may have been started from an old stove that was used
inside the building.
Upon hearing news of the destruction, the community worked together to build a new and improved shelter.
With donations of lumber, materials and labour from several local businesses, and with the help of many people from the
club, the new shelter was constructed over a two-day period. The new, bigger shelter holds up to 30 and has a built-in
wood shed.
Hennessy says that following the fire, he was approached by
Mike Beers, a Rexton contractor, who wanted to help rebuild
the hut. Beers' sons, Ryan and Jesse, also brought with them
all the tools and equipment necessary for the build. Hennessy
said this donation of time, labour and resources was very
much appreciated, and expressed his gratitude on behalf of
Miramichi Snowgoers Club 22 to the contractor and his sons.
He said the Club's appreciation is also extended to everyone
who came out to help with the project.
"It was great to see and we really appreciated it. It was pretty
heartwarming," he said, noting his club has a membership of
approximately 300 people.
The grand opening of the new Mitchell Brook shelter is
Saturday, March 14.
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Village of Doaktown
Employment Opportunity
Operational Technician
OPEN
MondaytoWednesday(9:30am-4:00pm)
Thursday(9:30am-6:00pm)
Friday(9:30am-4:00pm)
The Village of Doaktown is
seeking the services of an
“Operational Technician” with
the following responsibilities and duties.
Duties: General maintenance - transportation,
parks, community arena, and back-up water and
waste water operator.
Requirements:
Forallyour?inancialservices,call506-843-2219
oremailusatblackvillecu.ca.
NEWS FROM THE
FRIENDS OF THE
DOAKTOWN COMMUNITY PARK
Congratulations to Doreen Parker,
winner of the 42" LG LED
3D Television, and thank you to everyone who
participated.
♦
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent (a trade
certificate would be an asset).
♦
A self-starter with good initiative; a team
player with computer skills and the willingness to enroll in on-line training.
♦
A valid driver’s license and be bondable.
Must also provide a driver’s abstract and
submit to a criminal background check, if
requested to do so.
♦
This position requires a candidate willing to
reside in the Village or to live within 30
minutes of our workplace. He/she must also
be willing to work flexible hours.
♦
The successful candidate will work under a
six-month probation arrangement, leading to
full- time employment.
♦
Salary is negotiable based on experience.
The Friends, in partnership with the Doaktown
Curling Club, are now selling tickets ($5.00 each) for
their Annual Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser. A great
little item to tuck in with a gift for that special
person! The drop will take place on Saturday,
August 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Doaktown
Fairgrounds with the winner(s) taking home 50% of
the funds raised. Look in the April edition of the
Salmon Country News (and for posters around town)
for rules, contact information, etc.
Donation forms to help with the purchase of park
benches, lamp posts, trees and shrubs will be
available shortly (all contributions of $25 or more are
eligible for a tax receipt).
Watch for more
information in the next edition of the Salmon
Country News.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 16
(7:30 pm) at the Village Office. Want to know
what’s happening with the Park? Our meetings are
open to all so please feel free to join us.
The Village of Doaktown is an equal opportunity
employer. While we thank all applicants for their
interest, only those selected for interviews will
be contacted.
Resumes must be received by Tuesday, March
17, 2015 at 12.00 Noon to be considered. Your
letter of application, together with your resume
and references clearly marked “Operational
Technician,” can be mailed, delivered in person
or e-mailed to the following address:
Village of Doaktown
c/o Marilyn E. Price, Village Clerk
8 Miramichi Street
Doaktown, NB E9C1C8
Email: [email protected]
PUBLIC NOTICE
VILLAGE OF DOAKTOWN
MUNICIPAL WATER USERS
We have been experiencing higher than usual water consumption with the South Side
Water Supply (originally the Spring System). This excessive usage is causing high
turbidity readings and loss of water which may result in more frequent boil orders if not
corrected. These Boil Orders Advisories not only create inconvenience for our users but also increase
the cost of our water service.
We are working to correct this problem; however, we need your help. If you are running water
continuously in your home or business to prevent pipes from freezing or for other some other reason,
this would be one major source of water loss. We ask that users stop this practice immediately.
We are isolating high water usage in areas on the south side to identify water usage problems and
potential leaks. However, if you are running water continuously, please let us know. It will save us
time and money in correcting this water loss.
If you require a temporary shut-off from the Village water supply in order to correct a leak, please
contact Councillor Paul Gillespie (TEL: 365-7970, Ext. 108) or our Water & Wastewater Systems
Operator John Lyons (CELL: 365-0138) for assistance.
Thank you for helping us correct this very serious problem.
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Seniors Discount
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TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Renous
(10:30 am – 11:15 am):
Renous Convenience,
39 Schofield Street
Metepenagiag FN
(11:45 am – 12:15 pm):
Cloud Convenience,
1925 Micmac Road
Blackville
(1:30 pm – 2:30 pm):
Former Village Office,
136 Main Street
The Central New Brunswick
Self-Help (located at 7 Miramichi
Street in Doaktown) will again be
helping
low-income
families
complete their 2014 tax returns.
This service is offered free of
charge and is available Monday –
Thursday (8:30 am – 4:00 pm) and
on Friday from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Call us at 365-4374 if you’d like
more information or to arrange an
appointment.
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE BOOKMOBILE? Our free Books on
Wheels service offers home delivery of books (including
large-print and “talking” books), magazines, videos, CDs and
DVDs right to your doorstep. The program is available pretty
much everywhere along the River including Blackville and Grey
Rapids. Books are delivered on a monthly basis except during
the month of December.
Getting signed up is a breeze – just give the Doaktown Library a
call at 365-2018, then sit back and wait for your books to arrive.
SOUP’S ON
10th Annual
JIGG’S DINNER
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
TUESDAY, MARCH17
Basement – Boiestown United Church
6127 Route #625 - Boiestown
Beginning at 4:00 PM
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner w/ Dessert,
Tea/Coffee
Adults: $12 / Children (12 and Under): $5
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
(not pre-sold)
Sponsored by the Boiestown
United Church Pastoral Charge
All proceeds going to the new
Central NB Nursing Home Courtyard Fund
The family of the late
G R E T TA
MCC ON NE LL
wishes to thank everyone
for all the kindness and
support shown to us as we
said goodbye to our Mother. Thank you to all
who brought food, flowers, cards, made
donations, and for all the words of
condolence.
To the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home
Staff, we can’t thank you enough for the
excellent care you gave Mom during the last
13 months. The care and compassion that
you all exhibited will never be forgotten.
Thank you, Dr. Carmichael, for your patience
and care over the last few years, and to Dr.
Wood for taking care of Mom while she was in
the Nursing Home.
Thank you, Father Borthwick and Father
Spence, for the lovely service. It was a
perfect tribute to Mom. Thank you to the
pallbearers for your service.
Thanks to York Funeral Home for the funeral
arrangements. Your caring professionalism is
much appreciated.
~Sincerely,
The Lyons Family
FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH PROGRAM
RETURNS TO BLACKVILLE
Following a successful run last year, the Greater
Blackville Resource Centre’s Soup’s On program is back,
offering free meals and community spirit throughout the
greater Blackville area. Various organizations and
churches will be hosting a free community luncheon
every Tuesday until April 28, 2015.
The first of the series was held at the Knights of
Columbus Hall in Quarryville on Tuesday, February 24
with about 40 people in attendance.
Upcoming Dates and Locations:
March 3: Voice of Hope Ministries (Upper Blackville)
March 10: St. Agnes’ Anglican Church (Grey Rapids)
March 17: United Church Women (Blackville)
March 24: St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church
(Blackville)
March 31: To Be Announced
April 7: To Be Announced
April 14: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Women
(Blackville)
April 21: Upper Blackville Baptist Church
(Howard Road)
April 28: Mango (Location to be Announced)
Remember this is open to ANYONE and EVERYONE to
come and have a meal (no charge!), and to get together
with people in your community. If you want to volunteer
to help out, contact one of the hosting organizations
listed above.
For more information about the Soup’s On program and
the Greater Blackville Resource Centre, visit their website
at www.BlackvilleResource.com.
Shown in the photo above (taken at the United Church
Hall during the 2014 program) are Ken MacIntosh, Chef
Chris Taylor, Sandra Cooper, Joan Underhill, Jean
Goodfellow, Chef Greg Godfrey, and Rachel Hebert.
In our recent bereavement, the family of the late JOSEPH STEWART found
great consolation and comfort in the remembrances of our many friends,
relatives and co-workers.
Your thoughtfulness will always remain a
cherished memory: all the prayers, visits, cards, e-mails, phone calls,
letters, flowers, food, and monetary/memorial donations touched us
deeply. Your kindness has been so helpful and all that you have done is
deeply appreciated.
Sincere thanks to Brandi, Gail, Ruthene, Winston, Brent, the ambulance
attendants, RCMP officers and the medical examiner for your assistance.
Your care, comfort and words of encouragement will never be forgotten and
we cannot thank you enough for all you did.
We express special thanks to Keith, Bonnie, Karl and families of Wilson’s Sporting Camps for your kindness, love and
support and, in particular, for hosting the visitation, memorial service and reception - it was so fitting. To the staff at
Wilson’s, we cannot find the words to adequately thank you for the outpouring of compassion and concern shown to us at
the time of our great loss. We also express grateful thanks to Rev. William Stewart and to Rev. Dr. Brian Spence for the
beautiful service and for your friendship, spiritual leadership and support; you helped us through a very difficult time.
Thanks to Rev. Kevin Howe for the family prayer - your presence meant a lot to the family. Thanks also to the members of
the Masonic Lodge for the tribute service - it was greatly appreciated. Thanks to all who provided photos and to those who
prepared the slide presentation - a great job!
To Karl Wilson, a big thank you for your remembrances of Joe - a true picture of the man we all loved. Thanks to the
honorary pallbearers (all dear friends and co-workers) - your presence at the service was a tremendous comfort. Thanks to
Bliss Spencer for the beautiful music - your personal touch to the final selection brought tears to our eyes.
To the Miramichi Valley Funeral Home (Bill & Mark), we give our warmest thanks. Your professionalism and guidance was
greatly appreciated and needed during this trying time.
Thanks to everyone from the bottom of our hearts. Joe deeply touched the lives of all who knew him – he will be greatly
missed but will live in our hearts forever.
Nora, Sherry (Rino), Reilly, Christopher, Joshua,
Penny (Charles), Jerry (Wanda), Henry (Donna), Nellie (Ivan),
Irma (Allen), Victor (Gloria), Families & Extended Families
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For more information, follow us on Facebook at Doaktown Community School Library
(click “Like” to receive updates”) or call the Library at 365-2018.
Chow and Shirley (Gaston) HarkRacey Readers Book Club ness.
Thursday, March 26 (7 pm). Book
Scrapbooking Sessions – Every
discussion: Sycamore Row by John
Tuesday evening (6-8 pm). Leader:
Thanks to another
Grisham.
Paige Hambrook-Storey.
generous
donation
Preschool Storytime – Monday, March
from
J.D.
Irving,
Ltd.,
Youth Time (Keeping You In Stitch30 (10:30 – 11:30 am):
Easter Egg
the
renovations
to
[email protected] Library) – Every Tuesday (4 pm).
Hunt. Note: Snow date – Wednesday, our Boardroom (radiator surCamping Buddies - A free one hour April 1 (10:30 – 11:30).
rounds, new flooring, etc.) will be
one-on-one literacy program (2:10 pm)
One-on-One Computer Training - completed by Spring 2015. As this
[email protected] Library for Older Every Thursday and Friday (book space is heavily used for programs
Adults and Friends – Every Tues- an appointment by calling 365- and meetings (and is also home to
many of the DCHS graduate
day (1:30 pm)
2018) until March 31.
composites), we know the planned
Zoomers & Bloomers Program - Every
improvements
will
definitely
READING RAINBOWS
Wednesday from March 10 until April 8
impress a lot of people. Thank
(2:10 – 3:10 pm).
WALL UPDATE:
you, Susan Coulombe, Lloyd
Knitting for children in Grades 3, 4 and 5.
MacFarlane, Jamie Carroll and all
Gold category – An anonymous the others at JDI who continue to
Puzzle Making - Every day during donor ($1,000). Bronze category offer their support.
opening hours.
Doaktown Curling Club, Louise
UPCOMING EVENTS
Busy Bee Quilters – Quilting bee
every Tuesday and Thursday
evening (6-8 pm), or during library
hours.
Burns of Blackville, and In Memory
Of Mary Storey. Donation folders
have now been created in memory
of Melvin Betts, Garry Betts, Ruth
Imagine Culture Photo Contest – For Youth
(Finding and Expressing Your Cultural Identity)
Bring your camera (any type) and join local photographer Stephanie
Collier O’Donnell at the Doaktown Library for a workshop series on
photography and local culture. Workshops will be held every Tuesday
in March (beginning on March 10) from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Following is a schedule of events:
Week #1 - Contest Introduction & Discussion on Local Culture
(Guest Speaker: Morris Green)
Week #2 – Review and Learn How to Translate Your Idea into a Photograph
Week #3 – View Photographs and Discussion on Final Submission
Week #4 - Design a Photo Exhibit using Scrapbooking Techniques
Prizes from Passages Canada include cash, iPads, cameras and more. Photography Exhibition at the
Doaktown Library in April and May. For full contest details, visit http://passagestocanada.com/imagineculture-contest/.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
VILLAGE OF DOAKTOWN
MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER
(SEWAGE) USERS
We would like to bring to your attention a very serious problem with regard to the treatment
of sewage waste in municipal and private sewage systems. You may have read recent articles
about the problems caused by what is being flushed down toilets -- things like so-called
“flushable” wipes, baby wipes, and other garbage items that cause serious and expensive damage to sewage
disposal systems.
Sewage treatment systems are designed to treat human waste and toilet paper only, and we would ask that all
users please honour this policy. We have already had to repair one of our Lift Stations due to this problem, and
we would like to avoid any additional and unnecessary expenditures if at all possible.
We are asking for the public’s cooperation in dealing with this problem. Should you have any questions,
please contact Councillor Paul Gillespie (TEL: 365-7970, Ext. 108) or our Water & Wastewater Systems
Operator John Lyons (CELL: 365-0138).
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Doaktown, NB E9C 1C3
TEL: 506-365-8911
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♦ 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.
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including coverage for vehicles (automobile, motorcycles, motorhomes, snowmobiles, ATVs, personal
watercraft, travel trailers and pleasure boats); property (homeowners, tenants packages, mini-homes,
mobile homes, condominiums, home businesses, hard to insure risks, and travel insurance); and
commercial (property of all types, manufacturing, contractors, bonding, rental properties, long-haul
trucking, bush equipment, forestry equipment, fishing equipment, general liability, umbrella liability,
commercial vehicles, builders risks, and commercial properties).
For all your insurance needs, drop in to one of our conveniently-located offices in either Blackville or
Doaktown, or check out our website at www.macraeinsurance.ca.
A big thank you to
all who came to my
85th birthday party
and made such a
special day for me.
Thanks for all the lovely cards,
gifts, money and phone calls, and
a special thank you to my family
for getting this all together, and
to Gail and Jeff for coming home
to celebrate with me. It was
much appreciated.
Another special thank you to my
granddaughter, Heidi Munn, who
made me something different and
special called 85 Memories for 85
Years. Thanks to all for the kind
memory cards I received from far
and near. I am so blessed!
~ Zola Price
If you would like
to join the local
c h a p t er
of
Crime Stoppers
Come help us celebrate the 80th
birthday of our mother, Joyce A. Parker
at the Parish Center of Our Lady of the
Annunciation Catholic Church.
714 Main Street, Doaktown
Saturday, March 21, 2015
2-4 pm
Hope to see you there!
Sherry, Kate and Steve
or to help in any way, we
would be grateful for your
support. Our next meeting
will be held on Thursday,
March 5 beginning at 7:00
pm at the offices of the
Village of Doaktown. We’d
love to have you join us.
For
further
information,
please contact 1-800-2228477 or check out our
website at www.crimenb.ca.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins on Sunday, March 8. Don’t
forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to
bed.
UPPER MIRAMICHI COMMUNITY LIBRARY
7263 Route 8 – Unit 1, New Bandon, NB E9C 2A7
Phone: 365-2096 Fax: 365-2052
Email: [email protected]
“Like” us on Facebook www.facebook.com/UpperMiramichiCommunity Library
UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, March 31 (9:00 am) - Seniors Breakfast Program. Seniors are invited to a morning of social time,
snacks and activity. Please call ahead to register as we have limited space. Note: The Seniors Breakfast Program is always held on the last Tuesday of the month.
Books on Wheels Delivery Program: We are looking for a volunteer who might want to assist in
the delivery of items for this free monthly service that provides delivery of library materials to
seniors and shut-ins. If you are interested in helping us OR if you wish to take advantage of our
Books on Wheels program, please reach the Library using one of the above-noted contacts.
Every Thursday (10:00 am) – Games Morning. Join our players for games -- enjoy scrabble,
checkers, chess, rummikub, crib, skip-bo OR bring something new to share. We’ll put the coffee
pot on!
Social Media Instruction. The Upper Miramichi Community Library and the Doaktown Library
are once again offering instruction in Social Media. Computer, e-books, e-mail, Facebook,
Twitter or word processing are just some of the areas our Industry Canada instructor can assist
you with. Ashley will be available at the Upper Miramichi Library every Tuesday (Noon – 5 pm
and from 6 – 8 pm) and every Wednesday (1 – 5 pm). The program will also be offered at the
Doaktown Library every Thursday (Noon – 5 pm and 6 – 8 pm) and on Fridays (10 am – Noon,
and from 2:00 – 4:00 pm).
Every Friday (10:30 am) - Preschool Storytime. Bring your preschooler and join us for play-based
activities, stories, songs and crafts.
Donate to the Libraries Foundation’s annual campaign today! You can help put more books into the
hands of the people who need them at the Upper Miramichi Community Library. Donate online at
www.librariesfoundation.ca or ask for a donation form at the library’s circulation desk.
DID YOU KNOW . . . there’s more than one way to read a book? At your community library there
are lots of reading materials for people with print disabilities. We have a collection of over 230,000
books (best sellers, award-winners, classics, self-help, etc.) in a choice of formats (audio, Braille, or
accessible e-books). Touch base with us at any of the contacts listed above for more information.
Are you looking to do some early spring cleaning? Want to get rid of some old clothes/material
that would make good rags? Bring them to us at the Upper Miramichi Community Library to be
repurposed for another life!
MONDAY, MARCH 23 – FRIDAY, MARCH 27
Monday, Thursday and Friday:
9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday:
12:00 Noon – 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm
If anyone would like to donate items to our sale,
please bring them in to the Library any time before mid-March.
In Loving Memory
"Special" is a word that is used
to describe something
“one of a kind” - like a hug or a
sunset or someone who spreads love
with a simple smile.
"Special" applies to those who are
precious and that never can be
replaced.
"Special" is the word that best
describes our twin children!
Tabatha Grace Margaret
[March 6 - 25, 1994]
Todd Anthony Dale
[March 6 - April 24, 1994]
~ Looking forward to a 'grand reunion'
in In our heavenly home with Jesus,
Mum & Dad
[Cindy & Dale Morehouse]
The family of the late
Alice Robinson would
like to take this
op p or t u n i t y
to
express our sincere
appreciation to everyone who helped
in any way during this trying time, in
particular:
Rev. Dr. Brian Spence
and Pastor John Treese for the
wonderful service; the doctors and
nurses at the Dr. Everett Chalmers
Hospital, especially in the Palliative
Care and Oncology Units for all their
wonder fu l care dur ing Ali ce ’s
illness. To her caregiver Isabel Munn;
to Wendy Stewart for all her care and
friendship; to Joanne Storey for all
her guidance and thoughtfulness.
Thank you to the ACW for the lovely
lunch and to St. Thomas United
Church for the use of their facilities;
and to everyone for all the cards,
food, and flowers.
A special thank you to Alice’s sisters,
Marilyn and Donna, for always being
there. And to Marilyn for all the trips
t o F rede ri ct on d uri n g A l i ce ’s
treatments.
~ The Robinson Families
To Our Dad, Papa and Great-Papa
in Heaven
RAYMOND MUNN
(10 Years Ago on March 14)
I wish that I could see you
for just a little while;
I wish I could give you a hug
and see you once more smile.
But wishing gets me nowhere,
and longing is in vain;
So I will hold you in my heart
until we meet again.
~ Love you and miss you,
Daughter Dixie, Son-in-Law Paul
Grandsons Jack (Wendy),
Justin (Tara), and Matthew
Great-Granddaughters Kadence,
Lillianna and Kylie, and
Great-Grandson Rayton
MIRAMICHI VALLEY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The following letter has been forwarded on behalf of the Miramichi Valley Business Association to the
Honorable Denis Landry, Minister of Natural Resources for the Province of New Brunswick:
In response to your request for public input into the Forestry Strategy implemented by the previous
Government, I offer the following comments for your consideration:
As you are well aware, one of the resources fundamental to our development as a nation and a province is our
forests. Despite the fact that some groups are demanding the plan be scrapped, it is wise to note that these are the
same people who are against the Energy East Pipeline, Natural Gas Exploration/Development, and the Sisson
Brook Partnership mine at Sisson Brook. In my opinion, these people have very little, if any, credibility among the
general population of NB and do not offer sound scientific evidence to support their demands.
The Canadian Forest Products Industry is just now beginning to experience a comeback and has now changed its
objective in becoming a major manufacturing industry rather than just hewers of wood. To this end, I support the
Forestry Agreement and advise that our Business Community and Villages here in the Miramichi River Valley
depend fully on forestry at the present time. I urge you to allow this strategy to develop as planned.
JD Irving Ltd’s announced investments in the new mill at Doaktown and the upgrades to the Chipman Mill are a
matter vital to the economy and the survival of the Village of Doaktown and the other Villages and
non-incorporated in the surrounding areas. There are major spin-off opportunities for the woods workers and
truckers here in the Valley.
Please do not halt this Economic Development reality for our region by cancelling or changing this Forest
Strategy.
Lorne D. Amos, Sr.
Board Chair/CEO
Miramichi Valley Business Association Inc.
www.miramichivalleybn.com
Miramichi Board of Trade
Business Scholarship
The Miramichi Board of Trade created its Business Scholarship Program to encourage
and support the next generation of business leaders to succeed in the ever-changing field
of business studies.
We award up to $2,500 annually to students of the Central New Brunswick Academy or
the Miramichi Adult Learning Center who are interested in pursuing a career in any area of business including
but not limited to business or office administration, finance, economics, human resources, accounting,
or business or office management.
The application deadline for the Business Scholarship Program is Thursday, April 30, 2015. The monies will be
distributed in January 2016 upon receipt of proof of enrolment.
To be eligible, you must be:
• a member of the 2015 graduating class at the Central New Brunswick Academy or the Miramichi Adult
Learning Center;
• accepted to a full-time accredited degree, diploma, or certificate program at a Canadian public university
or college;
• enrolled in a program focused on business; and
• in excellent academic standing.
Key Selection Criteria:
Provide a short essay describing your area(s) of interest and commitment related to business, and your proposed academic and career path to be successful in this field. Also, highlight past/current/planned activities
that demonstrate your leadership potential (maximum of 500 words);
Provide a copy of your high school transcript;
Provide proof of acceptance at a Canadian public university or college.
Submit your selection criteria no later than Thursday, April 30, 2015 to:
Miramichi Board of Trade
Business Scholarship Program
6506 Route 8
Boiestown, NB E6A 1Z7
or to [email protected]
STAY SAFE THIS WINTER
Given the severity of the weather over the last few months, the Provincial Fire Marshal urges all
residents to consider the following:
Clear roofs of excessive snow and ice build-up but be careful not to damage gas and oil service to
the building. Clearing roofs can be dangerous so please leave this to the professionals.
Keep all chimneys and vents clear to prevent carbon monoxide from backing up into the building.
Some vents, such as pellet stove vents, may exit the building through a wall and are therefore
susceptible to being blocked by excessive snow build-up.
Be sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. This is your first line of defence against this
colorless, odorless, toxic and flammable gas formed by the incomplete burning of gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane or wood.
Keep all exits clear of snow so that occupants can escape quickly in case of a fire or other emergency. Keep in mind that
windows should be cleared to allow a secondary means of escape in case your normal exits are blocked by fire. Keeping exits
clear also allows emergency workers to gain access to your building.
Be aware that roofs can collapse with little or no warning. The following warning signs could indicate that you are in danger
and, if so, you should evacuate the building immediately and notify your local fire department or a structural engineer to
determine if the building is safe:
Sagging roof
Severe or new roof leaks
Cracked or split wood beams
Bends or ripples in metal supports
Recent cracks in walls, drywall or masonry
Sprinkler heads pushed down below ceiling tiles
Doors that pop open
Doors or windows that are difficult to open
Bowed utility pipes attached to the ceiling
Creaking, cracking or popping sounds
Sheared off screws from steel frames
WE’RE BACK!!! Now that the flu, the colds and (hopefully) the snowstorms are behind
us, we’re coming back “bigger and better” with a rescheduled event for the Saturday
of Mother’s Day Weekend. That’s right – your Mom: everyone has one, or wants to
be one, or already is one so why not bring the old girl out to celebrate so that BOTH
of you can go home happy.
I THINK I MIGHT BE A MIRAMICHIER
FUN, FOOD, STORIES AND SONGS
About Livin the Dream Here on the Miramichi
*** SATURDAY, MAY 9 ***
DOAKTOWN LEGION (8 Dr. Hamilton Drive)
Gettin’ started at about 5:30 . . . dinner hot on the table at 6:00
WITH MUSIC BY
Gary Long and Friends, Matthew Bowes, Dale Brancome, Ben Brennan,
Wade “The Stomper” Hallihan, Eric Hendricks, Harry Pond,
Jake Stewart and our Very Special Guest
MAVIS O’DONNELL
With John Jeffries on Guitar and Banjo
TALL TALES AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM
Gene Colford and Ashley Underhill
TICKETS ($35 EACH) AVAILABLE FROM SEARS/THE TRILLIUM
(342 MAIN Street, Doaktown) or by calling 365-9809
A good-size handful of tickets have already been pre-sold
so get your truck in gear and pick yours up real fast!
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 HOMEHARDWARE
40 MAIN STREET
BLACKVILLE NB
506-365-7955
[email protected]
We are making it even easier
for you to paint every room in your home
Home hardware has launched a new program just for you.
BUY SIX GET ONE FREE
Buy six gallons of Beauti-Tone paint and get the next one free.
Laminate flooring 12.3 mm 1.19 per sq. ft.
Laminate flooring 8.3mm .99 per sq. ft.
NEW OPENING
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CALL: (506) 238-3385
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DISCOUNT ON FIRST VISIT
BLACKVILLE REC COUNCIL HOSTS SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY SKATING PARTY
The Blackville Recreation Council hosted their annual free skating party for local youth on Friday, February 13.
Over 75 skaters braved the cold weather and hit the ice for a couple hours of skating and family fun.
Throughout the evening, 50 prizes were given out, including gift cards and certificates that were donated by
local businesses.
The Recreation Council wishes to thank everyone who helped to make the night such a success, especially the
selfless volunteers who spend countless hours clearing the ice and maintaining the rink’s premises.
For more information about the Blackville Outdoor Rink, visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/
BlackvilleRink.
AUCTION 45 CARD PARTY
Our Lady of the Annunciation Church Hall
714 Main Street – Doaktown
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 – 7:00 PM
Admission: $5.00 per person
(A light lunch will be served)
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION - BRANCH #23 (DOAKTOWN)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, March 14 – St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Downstairs Area with
Moose Meat Stew and some good old Irish tunes. Admission is
“by donation only.”
Wednesday, March 25 - Seniors Afternoon at the Legion. Join the growing number of friends who get together
monthly for a chat over lunch – a great remedy for those “winter blues.” All are welcome and the fee is
“by donation only.”
Saturday, March 28 – Songs and Smelts. Music courtesy of Gary Long and Friends, with
smelts served up at approximately 4:00 pm. Admission “by donation only.”
Friday Evenings – Darts Night. Registration is from 7:30 – 8:00 pm with play
beginning at 8:00. Each night there’s a draw for partners and the first three
teams receive a small payout divided up from the $5 registration fee.
On completion of the regular pairs darts, the shooters have a regular game of
elimination. Darts Night at the Doaktown Legion is rapidly becoming “the place to be.” For more
information contact Robert Gilks at 365-7662.
Saturday, May 9 (5:30 pm) - I Think I Might Be a Miramichier (rescheduled from
February 14). Dinner, music, and stories about life here on the Miramichi with our very
special guest Mavis O’Donnell.
Tickets $35 on sale at Sears/The Trillium.
See ad elsewhere in this Newsletter.
SUPPORT OUR 50-50 DRAWS! Buy a ticket while supporting both the Doaktown Legion and the Atlantic Salmon
Museum. Our last big winner was John Olsen of Doaktown who won $1,796.00 on
February 24. Not too shabby, John – congratulations!
Make sure to buy your tickets (they’re only $2 for a weekly chance to win) AND
make sure you pick them up by the Monday before the Tuesday draw. You can
find them at Sears/The Trillium, the B & L Convenience Store, the Doaktown Irving
Gas Bar or from the friendly volunteers just inside the door of the Doaktown Save
Easy on Wednesdays. Best of luck and thank you all for your continued support!
We would like to
thank our families,
friends and faith
community for all
your prayers, cards,
phone calls, e-mails
and Facebook messages
that gave us such
comfort and support during the recent loss of our
beloved wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother
and mother-in-law, Shirley.
From the looks of it, this fox is like the rest of us – getting just a little tired of all this snow! Cheer up, folks –
spring (believe it or not) officially arrives in less than
three weeks. Thanks to Peggy Green of Doaktown for
her photo.
To our Prayer Partners, a big thank you for
keeping in touch with her during her time of
sickness and always welcoming her “Home” each
time she arrived.
We love and miss her so much, but know that God
has a special place for her.
~ The Gaston and Harkness Families