Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the first installment recounting its history. Fathers Bailly and Bourq were the first missionaries to attend to the spiritual needs of the Arichat parish....
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...
Who is to blame for what befell Acadians in “Le Grand Derangement” of 1755: the heartlessness and stubbornness of Charles Lawrence; the pressure applied by the New England colonies to secure the region; the failure of British authorities to adequately...
Who is to blame for what befell Acadians in “Le Grand Derangement” of 1755: the heartlessness and stubbornness of Charles Lawrence; the pressure applied by the New England colonies to secure the region; the failure of British authorities to adequately...
In 1781 France supported the American colonies in their efforts to maintain independence from the British empire. From the beginning of the insurrection, France supplied munitions and naval power to the rebellion. Nova Scotia remained loyal...
Looking back over the decades, and indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in the Isle Madame area. One of those names is Murphy. This surname was once very...
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 the Richmond County Record of...
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...
Arichat 1935: Now it is time to backtrack once more to finish the north side of the lower road. We had left off at Johnny Jean’s. The lane adjacent to the Jean home was known then,...
Arichat, 1935: We are now on the lower road, on the water side, moving east at the store of A.D. Samson. A building located on the west side of the A.D. Samson store must at some...


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