Sunday, October 20, 2019
February 1, 1910, Wallace Fougere, son of Firmin Fougere and Anne Boudreau, married Ella Jeanne LeBlanc, daughter of Capt. Augustin LeBlanc and Gertrude Josse, witnesses were Jacques Josse and Amanda Fougere February 2, 1910, Henry McDonald, son of Urbain McDonald...
It is 1935, Main Street Arichat, and we are nearing “Godfrey’s Lane” passing a vacant area known as Cutler’s Field. It was not until the 1940s and 50s that the field bore two homes, that of Raymond Boucher and that...
In 1935 on Arichat’s lower road, there was an open field between the home of Arthur LeBrun Sr. and that of Alcide Goyetche. The field and the house on it belonged to Captain Alcide Goyetche (1878-1950),...
Imagine the main street of Arichat in 1935. Currently, at the intersection of Conney’s (Delaney) Lane and the main road stand a former store and the old municipal building. In 1935 the store was that of “Little” Joe Samson, and...
On the lower street near the site of the Government Wharf now stand the Premium Seafood shrimp plant and the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home. In 1935, this latter site accommodated the home of Roddie and Ethel (Boucher) MacDonald. The front...
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...
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...
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 and at the time of the interview, Joseph D. Samson...
August 15, 1973 final regular season standings: Louisdale Baracos 14-6 River Bourgeois Schooners 12-7 St. Peter’s Royals 11-7 Port Hawkesbury 11-8 Little Anse Golden Hawks 10-10 D’Escousse Rebels 8-12 PDG Red Caps 8-12 Arichat Triple A’s 4-16 The play-offs began on Saturday August 18 with a quarter-final format...
Father Flavien Samson (1900-1965) served from January 18, 1950 to September 1, 1965. Father Flavien Samson was born in L’Ardoise. He was the son of James F. Samson, a fisherman, as was the case with most of the people of...


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