Acadian’s Bastion in Canada West? by Christine Landry-Matamoros
Some French Canadian pioneers settling near the banks of Castor river in the eastern part of Canada West had a typical Acadian heritage. Originating from St.Jacques l’Achigan in Canada East, their grandparents had settle there after returning from their forced exile in Boston. Their new parish was named St.Jacques d’Embrun. From it sprang vitality and resilience reflecting their ancestors’ legacy.