Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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.
Let’s go back to Arichat in 1935. We have arrived at what is known as “the Head of the Harbour.” Once again, we encounter a vacant area that extended from Joe Martell’s to Remi LeBlanc’s, however,...
January 30, 1900: Theophile Boudrot, son of Desire Boudrot and the late Virginia Josse, married Marie Barbe LeBlanc, daughter of Paul LeBlanc and the late Sophie LeBlanc, witnesses Bertie Boudrot and Harriet Anne Meunier February 5, 1900:...
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 and Marie Giroir,...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the third installment recounting its history. In 1832 a new pastor was sent to Arichat to replace the ailing Father Pierre Roy. The new...
Within 24 hours, this virulent infection had spread throughout the community and beyond. Terror and panic spread just as quickly. Doctors warned people to keep to their homes, and families were decimated - some losing five...
The small boy pulled his woolen hat tightly onto his head and down over his ears in a futile attempt to escape the damp, bitter November chill as it rushed in off the Atlantic and wrapped itself...
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 Muise.
It’s Arichat back in 1935 and we’re travelling east toward Petit de Grat. The last home encountered was that of Bennie and Jennie (Richard) Marchand, later owned by Newman Skinner. The house next door was that...
Arichat is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Antigonish. This is the second installment recounting its history. In his diary, Bishop Plessis wrote that the people are either involved in a seafaring way of life...




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