Green Island is located at the northeast entrance to Chedabucto Bay and the Strait of Canso, a busy sea-lane in the “days of wooden ships and iron men.” It is also an area of...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the fourth installment recounting its history. In 1842 Father Jean-Baptiste Maranda continued as pastor for the parish of Isle Madame. In 1844...
Ouetique Island was established in 1874 and consisted of a square wooden tower 28 feet high with an attached dwelling. The nearest town or city is River Bourgeois. Located in Lennox Passage between Isle Madame and Cape...
Thanks to a Facebook post by Dr. Steven DeRoche, the identities of local Spanish Flu victims have been made known. In the following columns, I hope to bring the identities of these victims to a wider audience.
Thanks to a Facebook post by Dr. Steven DeRoche, the identities of local Spanish Flu victims have been made known. In the following columns, I hope to bring the identities of these victims to a wider audience.
Thanks to a Facebook post by Dr. Steven DeRoche, the identities of local Spanish Flu victims have been made known. In the following columns, I hope to bring the identities of these victims to a wider audience.
Let’s go back to Arichat in 1935. We have arrived at what is known as “the Head of the Harbour.” Once again, we encounter a vacant area that extended from Joe Martell’s to Remi LeBlanc’s, however,...
January 30, 1900: Theophile Boudrot, son of Desire Boudrot and the late Virginia Josse, married Marie Barbe LeBlanc, daughter of Paul LeBlanc and the late Sophie LeBlanc, witnesses Bertie Boudrot and Harriet Anne Meunier February 5, 1900:...
May 4, 1909: Jonas Stone, widower of Catherine McDonald, married Ida Boudreau, daughter of Jean Boudreau and Anne Martel, witnesses Martin Meagher and Caroline Gaudet June 28, 1909: Godfrey LeBlanc, son of Jeffrey LeBlanc and Marie Giroir,...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the third installment recounting its history. In 1832 a new pastor was sent to Arichat to replace the ailing Father Pierre Roy. The new...


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