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...
On November 29, 1927, two fishermen drowned 15 miles off Isle Madame. One was Neddie Deroche of Barrachois, the other was William Bowen of Rocky Bay. Running before a gale, the two men were...
Continuing west on the upper or high road was the St. John’s Anglican Church built in 1895 to replace the original, which was some 70 years old. St. John’s Anglican Parish in Arichat had...
Looking back over the decades, and indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in this area. One of those names that no longer holds a place here is Kelly.
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...
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 excerpts are...
John Josselyn Latimer married Hilda Marie Leslie Dec. 29, 1921 Charles John Howard Latimer married Annie Esther Stewart (Boston) Sept. 14, 1921 Harry J. Murray (Methodist, from Lynn, Massachusettes) married Agnes...
According to Garvie Samson (The River That Isn’t), a team from River Bourgeois played the Maple Leaf Cardinals from Halifax which was en route to Sydney for an exhibition game. The contest took place...
1903 officiated by Fr. D. J. McIntosh Jan. 12, 1903: Cesar Forgeron, son of Elisse Forgeron and Anne Briand of West Arichat, married Martha Jane Shannon, daughter of Charles Shannon and Marie Samson; witnesses...
Looking back over the decades and, indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in this area. One of those names that no longer holds a place here is Bellefontaine.




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