Thursday, January 21, 2021
Having secured adequate funding for his fledgling school, Bishop MacKinnon realized that the success of this venture now rested on procuring a competent teaching staff. He convened a group at Arichat called “the friends...
How did it come to be that StFX University got its start in Arichat? In 1760 Britain conquered New France and one of the consequences of this development was to precipitate the exodus of...
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...
Diseases, which have all but been forgotten, were common and at times fatal 100 years ago: diphtheria, appendicitis, pneumonia, yellow jaundice, and tuberculosis were the main ones. At one point, a county nurse traveled...
Around the time of the American War of Independence there were those who maintained their loyalty to Great Britain and did not support a violent revolution. These “Tories” also referred to as Loyalists found themselves in a...
In studying the history of a village, town or county, it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition – and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs...
Edwards, Burton, Dobson, Maugher: these surnames are familiar to this area, and are most certainly British, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish. These people, like other ethnic groups, came to the New World and established the foundation of a...
If we resume our journey east along what is now Veteran’s Memorial Drive, there is no habitation until we arrive at the intersection of Arichat-Petit de Grat and the home of Albert Edwards. But...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the seventh installment recounting its history. In 1872 Father John Cameron was serving his ninth year as rector of the diocesan cathedral...
In studying the history of a village, town or county it is those individuals who had an impact on the life of their time who receive the recognition – and rightfully so. Successful entrepreneurs...




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