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  Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
  Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada

Volume 4: Number 8


Vol. 4, No. 8,  2002
September 2002 - septembre 2002

Cultural Resource Management Workshop

A Cultural Resource Management Workshop is scheduled for October 1st. and 2nd, 2002, in Calvin Hall in downtown Louisbourg. The CRM policy and its application to our work in historic sites and national parks will form the basis of the workshop. Participants will come from Cape Breton, Western Nfld Field Unit and the Service Centre. Instructors will include Judith Tulloch, Candace Sweet & Geoffrey Hancock.

Heritage Recording of the Lighthouse Ruins

John Bell and Christian Ouimet, of the Heritage Conservation Programme in Ottawa, have been in Louisbourg doing record photography, foundation plans, rectified photo elevations and stereophotogrammetric imagery of the 18th and 19th century Lighthouse ruins.

No Movie This Fall

Bill O’Shea has spoken with Bernard Rodgrique of the Nouvelle France movie company and was told there will be no filming in Louisbourg this fall. The filming was to be interiors of buildings in November. There was no indication given if the project will go ahead in the future.

Visitor Services in October

Things will be changing soon. From October 1st to October 15th inclusive, buses will be dropping visitors off at the Museum at 30 minute intervals. There will be guided tours departing from the De La Plagne House at 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.. The Grandchamps Restaurant & the coffee shop will remain open. Animation will be provided at the King's Bastion and the Engineer's House & the De Gannes’ House.

Modern exhibits will be available to visitors in the Museum, at the De La Plagne House, the DuHaget House, the De La Perelle House and the Carrrerot House. Also, the gift shops at both the Visitor Centre and the Lartigue House on site will remain open.

From October 16th to October 31st. inclusive, guided tours will leave from the Visitor Centre - English at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. and in French at 1 p.m.. Visitors will access the site in their own vehicles, accompanied by a guide at tour times. No on-site services are provided after October 16th..


Canada Savings Bonds This year’s Canada Savings Bonds will be going on sale shortly. The Payroll Savings Program is one of the simplest and most effective methods available to us to help us save and reach our financial goals. 

Anyone wishing to purchase a bond or make changes to an existing bond, please contact Anne Marie Coutinho on or before October 1st.

Safety Tips of the Month - Watch Where You Are Walking

The period streets on the site are rough and un-even and sometimes slippery. With the waterline construction over the past few years, much of the street material has been changed. As a result, there are occasionally larger stones which can be a walking hazard. Additionally, heavier rains tend to wash the fines out of the soils, creating areas of fine wet silt, these areas can be slippery.

Make it a habit of watching where you place your feet and avoid a twisted ankle or a slip and fall accident.

MSDS Sheets

Did you know that many of the required MSDS sheets are available through the internet. The National Health Safety Committee have arranged with "The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety" for Parks Canada employees to have access to their database of MSDS sheets.

These sheets can be found at . The user name is PCA-APC and the password is MSDSFTSS.

The CCOHS site is an excellent source of information for health and safety information.

CIBC Run for the Cure 2002

Helen O’Shea would like to thank all of the staff at the Fortress, members of the community, family and friends who have sponsored her with donation for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This is the third year that Helen has participated and so far this year she has raised over $1,050.00 for this worthy cause. It is not too late to contribute with donations being accepted until September 30th. The run will take place in Sydney on October 6th.


Our sincere condolences go out to Alex Campbell and his family on the death of his wife, Paula, on August 27, 2002 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Also two former Louisbourg employees passed away during the past month. Charles Dillon of Donkin who worked here for 25 years as a heavy machine operator passed away. Dave MacEachern, former Superintendent of Cape Breton Highlands National Park passed away recently. Dave worked in various parks including Louisbourg during his 32 year tenure with us.

  If you would like to make a submission to the Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Newsletter, please send information to Donna MacNeil at, or phone 733-3551.

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