Friday, November 15, 2019
The following is a transcription of all legible gravestones which remain in the old burying ground at St. Hyacinth’s Church. This cemetery is located directly behind the former Glebe House, overlooking Lennox Passage. The majority of the...
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 taken from...
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 Haskell....
It’s Arichat in 1935 and we’re at the store of John LeBrun Sr. The LeBrun family has a proud mercantile history in the community. John LeBrun came to Arichat from Brittany in France in the latter half...
Scotia Rainbow, aquaculture, fish farm, politics - equals controversy and conflict. Such was the case with the short-lived Scotia Rainbow aquaculture project in Arichat. In the beginning, all was well; there was a shiny new processing plant,...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and...
As early as the late 19th century, there was pressure to provide some type of permanent crossing to connect Cape Breton to the mainland. After World War II, with the increase in steel and coal production, as...
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 of...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began The Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost eighty years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following excerpts are taken from The Richmond County Record of...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004. 2. Wilfred Poirier’s favorite job was in a...


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