The following officers served the Isle Madame RCMP detachment from its inception in 1952: · Kennedy, J.F.G.A. (Jerry): October 22, 1952-October 4, 1953 ·  Stewart, W.W.: July 1953-August 17, 1953 ·  Spooner, M.J.: December 1951 August 1953-September  1954 ·  Cormier, J.E.: November 1955-December 11, 1955 · ...
On Arichat’s main street in 1935 was a lane most people referred to as “Godfrey’s Lane” due to the fact that the the LeBlanc home and the G.J. LeBlanc general store were located at the bottom of the lane...
In 1971, Intermediate baseball was not the only game in town. A hastily formed team of Midget-age players was cobbled together to represent Richmond County in the Cape Breton Regional Summer Games. Without so much as an exhibition game under...
As early as 1824, a functioning school existed in Arichat under the tutelage of John Walsh who instructed 30 to 40 aspiring scholars. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors - primarily John...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies, he spent three years at agricultural school. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and one in agricultural science. In addition, he acquired a diploma in...
The following excerpt is taken from Cape Breton Book of the Night edited by Ronald Caplan. This story was taped, transcribed, and translated into English by Jocelyne Marchand: “But it got so that even I didn’t want to stay there....
While recalling provincial action in 1973, it should be noted that the county once again excelled in minor ball. The Petit de Grat Beavers took the crown in their division while Louisdale captured the Juvenile title. Chet Boudreau took home...
Andrew Madden was born at Dramore, County Down, Ireland, on February 2, 1772. He studied medicine at Glasgow University, receiving diplomas as surgeon and physician in 1817. In the same year, he emigrated, settling at Arichat where he practiced his...
Editor’s note: Due to a production error, the “Repeating history” column that was scheduled to appear in the February 15 edition was not published. Below is the version of the column which was supposed to appear in last week’s...
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...
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