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Who’s Who: Father Jean-Baptiste Nolin

  Although Jesuit priests were doing missionary work in “New Ontario” years before the CPR arrived, the first mass on Sudbury soil was celebrated for Roman Catholic rail construction workers in March 1883 by Father Joseph Specht. Father Jean-Baptiste Nolin was the first resident priest sent to minister to the pioneer community, which was part [...]

March 18, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Sudbury's Stories, Uncategorized 0

French personality makes city unique

French personality makes city unique

One of the things visitors and newcomers notice quickly is Sudbury has a French accent. Winter 2010It’s not just roads signs in official languages. The French-Canadian community’s roots in the city go back to its founding in 1883. According to the Community Trends Report, in 2009, 39 percent of Sudbury residents described themselves as completely [...]

November 1, 2010 Victoria Salvas Sudbury's Stories 0