Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. He wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. In 1938, the church underwent major repairs. This came about, no doubt, as a result of the replacement of...
Recently my wife Betty and I were relaxing with our glasses of wine while patiently waiting for the full moon’s lunar glow to peek from behind the clouds. During our hour of observation, two cars drove past our home. I...
On March 8, International Women’s Day, women from around the world will join together with a shared purpose. We will reflect on the amazing strides we have made and how much more we have to do to achieve gender...
Alright, so let’s get the nasty bits out of the way first. I suffer from depression. Yes, yes, shocking I know for such a warm hearted chap like myself but here we are. Throw in high anxiety and crippling self-doubt,...
After 66 years in the priesthood and after recently turning 93 years of age, Father Hughie D. MacDonald has decided to retire. Fr. MacDonald said his plan is to continue working until living space becomes available at the facility which...
“Remote islands are Canada’s most endangered ecosystem,” said Ian Jones, a professor of biology with Memorial University who specializes in seabirds and island conservation. An island qualifies as remote if its ecosystem formed more or less in...
As everyone knows, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have been making headline news ever since they announced they’re stepping back as “senior members” of Britain’s royal family. In a statement,...
One of the most prominent figures in the history of Richmond County, and Arichat in particular, is Edmund Power Flynn, politician, merchant, and Richmond County’s first coroner. He was the son of John Flynn (1789 -1839) and Mary Power (1794...
As Remembrance Day approaches, I would like to pay tribute to the amputee veterans who founded The War Amps, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. On returning from the First World War, they came together to help each other...
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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