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...
Health care, our bills, employment, COVID-19 and a myriad of other concerns loom within our lives. One certainly on which we will agree: many of us are enduring personal mental anguish and are eager to lessen our...
As Canada Day has come and gone for another year, unfortunately the debate over whether to celebrate the birth of this nation has not. As of press time, the remains of 1,287 people have...
The first missionary to visit Arichat was Father Bailly de Messein, a native of France serving in the Diocese of Quebec. Bailly was replaced by Father Bourg who directed the parishioners to build a...
The provincial government could have done a better job communicating about their plans for accessing the border with New Brunswick, but for a group to protest closed borders, by closing a border, is absurd.
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. He wrote Rivière Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. CHAPTER XV The old “scow” What was...
Canada Day 2021 will have a very different tone for many. In the last few weeks, we have been shocked, saddened and outraged by the discovery of a mass grave at a former residential school in B.C....
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Rivière, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees...
As a long-time credit union member, I joined when I was five years old; I was gravely concerned by the article in The Reporter announcing the East Coast Credit Union’s proposed merger with two other credit unions...
It’s good to see the provincial government is willing to re-open now, and is considering the easing of more public health restrictions now that daily COVID-19 numbers remain low across Nova Scotia. According to...




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