Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Scotia Rainbow, aquaculture, fish farm, politics - equals controversy and conflict. Such was the case with the short-lived Scotia Rainbow aquaculture project in Arichat. In the beginning, all was well; there was a shiny new processing plant,...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and...
As early as the late 19th century, there was pressure to provide some type of permanent crossing to connect Cape Breton to the mainland. After World War II, with the increase in steel and coal production, as...
As early as 1824 a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors - primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant - foreclosed on the property, but instead of...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began The Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost eighty years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following excerpts are taken from The Richmond County Record of...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004. 2. Wilfred Poirier’s favorite job was in a...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004. “Wilfred M. Poirier was born in 1885...
It is interesting to note early place names in Isle Madame and their evolution over time. For example, with the founding of Ile Royal (Cape Breton) in 1713, most community names were given a religious connotation,...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004. “ “Well...
Part 26: Arichat: 1935; on the lower road moving eastward toward Petit de Grat we’ve arrived at the home of Hector DeCoste. His house had originally been the property of Henry Boudreau and his family of thirteen;...


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