In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following are excerpts from the Richmond County Record from November 17, 1951:

“WEST ARICHAT:

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hureau and daughter, Port Royal were motor visitors to Arichat guests of their son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Boudreau.

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Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Forgeron on the birth of a son at the Isle Madame Hospital Arichat, a little brother for David.

Miss Zelda Dorey of LeBrun’s store staff, accompanied by Clifford DeCoste, were recent visitors at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miller Dorey, Janvrin’s Harbour.

A ROYAL GIFT:

W.R. MacKaskill, renowned marine photographer of Halifax was in the news this past week when Premier Angus L. Macdonald, on his behalf, made a presentation of Mr. MacKaskill’s new book Lure of the Sea along with other gifts to the Royal Couple on their visitation to Halifax. In his remarks, Premier Macdonald said that photos in Lure of the Sea were produced by Mr. MacKaskill, whom he classed as one of the world’s greatest marine photographers. We were especially proud to hear these remarks about Mr. MacKaskill, a native of St. Peter’s. We are a proud owner of Mr. MacKaskill’s book Lure of the Sea and again we thank him for so kindly remembering us with a complimentary copy.

NEWS ABOUT TOWN AND COUNTY:

PHYSICIAN FOR WEST BAY ROAD AREA:

Dr. W. Guzdzidol, physician and surgeon arrived from Europe along with his wife and mother-in-law and has taken up residence here and opened an office for general practice.

Dr. Guzdziol has been highly recommended to fill the urgent need of a doctor in this wide area which has had no resident doctor since the death of the late Dr. M.H. MacKay seven years ago.

POULAMON NEWS:

Mr. Gerald Boudreau is in charge of the lighthouse at Ouetique Island while Mr. and Mrs. Abel LeBlanc are on vacation.

A surprise birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Boudreau in honour of Mrs. Boudreau the past week. Mrs. Beatrice Joyce of Sydney [was] presented with an electric kettle. Mrs. Amedee Boudreau presented her with the birthday cake. Those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Henry LeBlanc, Mrs. Beatrice Joyce, Sydney, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Gould, South Bar, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Landry, Mrs. Phil Martell, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Paon, Mr. and Mrs. Amedee Boudreau, Mrs. Teddy Poirier, Mrs. Stan Petitpas, Mr. and Mrs. Leander Boudreau, Mrs. Ernest Boudreau; also Bert Poirier, New Glasgow.

WEEK-END VISITOR: Clifford DeCoste, crew member on ocean tug, Grenadier, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeCoste over the week-end.

POPULATION INCREASE: According to latest statistics issued by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics for the ninth census of Canada gives Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia, a population of 84,433 in 1951 as compared to 70,488 in 1941, an increase of 13,945 in a 10-year period.”