When I read “A Walk Through Time and History” by Karen Cook in More of Our Canada, (July 2020), I was reminded of our trip to P.E.I., New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1987, before Confederation Bridge was built. I wasn’t aware of the plight of the Acadians until that trip, although as a schoolgirl in Wales, I had learned about the conflicts in North America between the British and the French. I had not heard about the suŒering that the deportation of the Acadians had caused, all because they refused to swear allegiance to the British Crown.
The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht abolished Acadia forever, displacing many Acadians to the British Colonies of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina. While some survived in hiding with the help of the Mi’kmaq First Nations, others sailed across the Atlantic to France and Great Britain; many were placed in internment camps for 20 to 30 years. Some were invited to live on Belle Île en Mer, o‚ the coast of Brittany; these souls su‚ered from a harsh climate, drought, and promised subsidies that arrived long overdue.
Meanwhile the Spanish colony of Louisiana in the southern part of North America on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico also became home for Acadian exiles, who began arriving in 1764 from Halifax and the colonies. In 1785, 1,600 people were brought over by Spain to Louisiana, with some also arriving from Belle Île en Mer.
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Welcome to St. Martins
Jane LeBlanc takes us on a tour of her adopted hometown—this charming New Brunswick village on the beautiful Bay of Fundy
Discovering a hobby you’re passionate about keeps you young!
HIKING THE HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS
Admiring sculptures, Inuksuks and a view of the falls is all part of the allure of this area
Distanced But Not Alone
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Exploring the complex history and amazing culture of Acadians in Louisiana
Having the opportunity to photograph local wildlife is a gift
A Pinch of Slowness
Taking the time to enjoy the process is a great recipe for bread—and life
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A Pivotal Point
From early settlement and quaint village to prosperous town and city, Pointe Claire is rich in Canadian history
A Dream Car Finds Its Dreamer
Imagine finding the car you loved as a teen parked in your driveway 25 years later
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To Pick Up a Pen
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DIAPER CREEP RETURNS TO HIS DIRTY DEEDS
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Sharon D Clarke
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ALTERED METAL 2021
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The Way We Were–2020
I thought that with the mandatory slowing-down-of-life, stay-home-time, my cats would be and stay perfectly groomed.
Organ Donations and Other Adventures at the DMV
Chrissy (all names have been changed) was brain dead. After the doctors made the brain death determination, someone from the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency met with her family and told them that she had elected to be an organ donor when she had gotten her driver’s license.
Hot Lips and the Stolen Medicine
Hot Lips (all names have been changed) was a coordinator for a home health care agency that provided sitters for patients.