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News from our Parish

Annual general meeting

Saturday, April 29th, 2017, after mass, the Annual general meeting will take place in the basement of the St-François-Xavier church. You are invited to come and inquire about the parish: activities, events and the financial status of your parish. A light snack will be served.

!We hope to see you all!

Centennial Committee

 The Charlo St-François-Xavier Church Centennial Committee has been on the move for quite some time. The committee is composed of Gisèle Laviolette, Antonia Levesque, Linette Cauvier, Pierrette Degrâce, Yvon Savoie and Evelyne Senechal. We have already prepared two meals in the basement of the church, a chicken broth on February 26th  and a spaghetti supper on April 2nd. We would like to thank all the volunteers for their help and for all those who came to support us. It was a success. A special thanks to our chef Gaétan Lapierre.

Several other projects are under way to celebrate the centenary of the church which will take place from August 3rd to 5th, 2018.


Cultural Events

The residents and artists of the Village of Charlo are invited to the next activities at the Galerie Restigouche Gallery, a regional gathering place for culture. The present exhibition is Surveillance Studio Watch by the Galerie d’Art Beaverbrook Gallery until April 29th. This exhibition reveals new emerging artists, who have attained an artistic level compatible with the artistic standards of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  The art works of one of our artists is being shown.  The next exhibition will be Biota by the New Brunswick Museum, with the official opening being May 4th, 7pm to 9pm.  The Artists’ Day and Open House, April 29th from 10am to 4pm.  Artists’ Day is an occasion for the artist painters who are members of the Gallery to meet, share and paint in a pleasant atmosphere.  Membership is $25 and you don’t have to be an artist to become a member.

The Galerie Restigouche Gallery offers high caliber events, while favouring and promoting our local artists, which includes artists from the Village of Charlo who exhibit their talent. Our artists are encouraged by people visiting the Gallery.  The Official openings welcome everybody.  The Gallery will show you a new appreciation for the Arts.

Local and regional cultural activities for this summer shall be announced later by their Directors. So, let’s take advantage of the culture which exists in our beautiful corner of the world.

Planning Division

With the arrival of spring, many of us have started planning this year’s renovation or construction projects. Whether the installation or renovation of a deck, a fence, a swimming pool or the construction of a new home, there are standards applicable to your project that will help ensure the health and safety of the users, and ensure an improved or maintained living standard for yourselves (as property owners) and of your neighborhood. These standards are implemented and ensured through the building and development permit process. Is a permit required for your project?

The Restigouche Regional Service Commission Planning Division, in partnership with the Village of Charlo, oversees the implementation of land use planning services including, among others, building permitting and inspection. If you are planning a project, or if you have any questions relative to your proposal, we encourage you to contact a representative of the Restigouche RSC Planning Division. It will be their pleasure to work with you on the planning and development of your property.

Planning Division



Remembrance Special Event – June 4th, 2017

The Veterans of Legion Branch # 17 will be holding a special remembrance event marking the Landing at Normandie in France at the Charlo Memorial Park on Sunday, June 4th 2017 at the 11th hour. A parade with the veterans and the Charlo Volunteer Firemen is being organized.. A time capsule for our deceased firemen will be interned as a remembrance for their service towards our community. Further info will be forwarded in the near future.

Charlo Fall Fair 2017

The 44th edition of the Charlo Fall Fair will be held from September 8th to the 10th 2017 inclusively.

If you are interested in joining the Charlo Fall Fair team, please join us at our next meeting which will be held on Monday April 10th at 7pm at the ACA (site of the festival). Anyone that is not able to attend the meeting and that still wishes to do some volunteer work can communicate with the Village of Charlo at 684-7850 or by e-mail at:

Summer Splash 2017

The 19th edition of the Summer Splash will be held on July 13,14,15 and 16th.  The new committee have organized a weekend filled with activities.  The new committee members are:  President Daniel Fontaine, Vice-President – Jamie Scott Bernatchez from Dalhousie.  IF you would like to join the team or volunteer during the weekend of the Splash, you may contact Daniel at 506-684-0573.  The next Splash meeting will be held on Wednesday April 5th at 6:30 pm at the Heron’s Nest Pub.

Restigouche Business of the Year


The annual general meeting of the Restigouche Tourism Association was held on March 14th at the Salle du Citoyen in Kedgwick.

The association took the opportunity to present its annual tourism forum and honor the Restigouche Tourism Business of the Year 2017 –   The Cross Country Ski Club – Les Aventuriers of Charlo.

Les Aventuriers are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.  President Jean-Philippe Levesque was present to accept the award.

Swim Challenge Charlo CIMS FM

Unfortunately we must abandon our departure from the quay of Miguasha for a few reasons. Since the wharf has become very dangerous and for the safety of swimmers and volunteers, we had to review our swim event.  We would like to thank the Municipality of Nouvelle for their unconditional participation throughout the 15 years.  With 327 participants and 287 who finished the 10km and 3km, we must say that the idea was perhaps not so far-fetched.

The Charlo – CIMS FM Swim Challenge event will take place from the big top at the Charlo beach with a triangular course of 3km with the possibility to swim the 3km, 6km and 9km around the same triangle. We also plan to install a ½km buoy for smaller children who may want to enter a “mini challenge”.  The event will be held on July 15, 2017.

Organizing Committee 2017

Lisa Armishaw, Jacques Allard, Carol Levesque, Rhéal Laviolette, Jean Corbin, Jean-Eudes Moreau

Press Release


Monday, January 30, 2017

 Fundraiser for affected families in the Acadian Peninsula

 (Balmoral, Charlo, Eel River Crossing and Dalhousie, NB) – The Restigouche-East municipalities (Balmoral, Charlo, Eel River Crossing and Dalhousie) are currently collecting donations to help victims of the Acadian Peninsula, especially those on Lamèque Island, since the Restigouche-West municipalities are currently focusing on the greater Tracadie-Sheila area. The main objective is to help disadvantaged families.

The sought donations are SPECIFICALLY cash and / or gas gift cards (Esso or Irving only). Your donations will be used for making food boxes for families in need, as well as providing them with gasoline for their generators.

Please bring your donations to your respective municipality (Balmoral, Charlo, Eel River Crossing or Dalhousie). Two deliveries will be made. For the first delivery that is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday, January 31, you have until 5 pm today, Monday, January 30, to bring your donations to your respective municipality. For those who can only bring their donations after 5 pm, you can go to the Balmoral municipal building until 8 pm. For the second delivery scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, you can bring your donations until Tuesday, January 31 at 5 pm to your respective municipalities.

The municipalities of Balmoral, Charlo, Eel River Crossing and Dalhousie will each contribute $ 500.

For information, please contact your respective municipality:

Village of Balmoral                   826-6060

Village of Charlo                      684-7850

Village of Eel River Crossing     826-6080

Town of Dalhousie                   684-7600

The Restigouche-East municipalities thank you for your collaboration. Your contribution can make all the difference for these affected families.



Village of Charlo has approved the budget

The municipal council for the Village of Charlo has approved the 2017 General Operating Fund Budget and the 2017 Water and Sewer Utility Operating Fund Budget during a special meeting which was held on December 20th , 2016.

The total budget for the General Operating Fund is $ 1,448,177  Non Tax Revenue of $ 178,150 and Community Funding and Equalization Grant of $ 100,301 leaving a Warrant to be raised by a local rate of $ 1,169,726.  The tax rate for 2017 will increase to 1.4506 per $100.00 of evaluation.

The total budget for the Water and Sewer Utility Operating Fund is $ 297,699 with revenues from own and other sources of $ 39,584 leaving a Net Budget to be raised from user charges of $258,115.

The water and sewerage will remain the same as last year.

Water $231.00/yr. or equal billing of $57.75 .

Sewerage $300.00/yr. or equal billing of $75.00

This means that a residence with both services will pay a yearly amount of $ 531.00 or billed in equal amounts of $ 132.75.

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