Village of Plaster Rock: 1135
Greater Tobique Valley Region: 5,800
Plaster Rock is home to some of the friendliest people and finest volunteers you will ever meet. Down home hospitality is at a premium. While English is the primary language spoken, services are also available in French.
Plaster Rock is located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, which is one hour later then the Eastern Standard Time. Plaster Rock also participates in daylight saving time.
Generally moderate, the climate varies from mild to hot in the summer and in winter from moderate to very cold. Average summer rain fall is 85mm (3.3″) per month. Average summer temperature is 23°C (73°F). Average winter temperature is -5°C (23°F).
Visitors from outside Canada can exchange their currency for Canadian currency at local banks. Exchange rates are available at most local retailers.
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% applies to most goods and services.
Industry / Major Employers
The forest and agriculture industries are the largest employers in the area. Acadian Timber and Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. are the largest companies. Many supporting industries, such as trucking, equipment and labor, are provided by local contractors. Potato farming is the largest sector in the agriculture industry. Other areas include grain, dairy and livestock. The Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments all have a presence as well.
Plaster Rock is home to the Tobique Valley Community Health Center. The Health Center focuses on helping residents improve their overall health and wellness.
The community health center’s services include
- a Mon – Fri walk-in clinic with nursing staff
- evening walk-in clinics with physician and nurse practitioner coverage
- blood work
- x-ray and lab services
- outpatient addictions counseling
- occupational therapy
- social work
- nutrition counseling
- speech language pathology
- ECG / holter monitoring / bold pressure and respiratory therapy
Free Will Baptist Church
Pentecostal Church – Family Worship Center
Plaster Rock is home to Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools within the NB Dept. of Education (public schools). A Christian School is also located in the Village.
The Plaster Rock Public Library is located at Tobique Valley High School. A wide range of personal interest and educational resources are available. Regular displays of historical and local interest take place at the Library.