Friday, October 30, 2020
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 Murray.
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 Murray.
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the fifth installment recounting its history. When Bishop MacKinnon was consecrated in February of 1852, Father Etienne Chartier was in service responsible...
February 18, 1901: Fidele Langlois, widower of Marie Anne Fougere, married Marie Jeanne Pertus, daughter of Jean Pertus and Adele Benoit, witnesses were Jacques Fougere and Louise Pertus February 18, 1901: Marin Langlois, son...
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...
In the parish of River Bourgeois, there was only one resident doctor early in the century. The doctors were in St. Peter’s. There was Dr. Bissett, son of “Old Bissett” from River Bourgeois, next...
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.




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