The French Acadian newspaper Le Petit Courrier was first published. It was founded by Désiré d’Eon as a one-page broadsheet of local-interest news for French readers in southwest Nova Scotia. D’Eon later moved the paper’s operations to West Pubnico. With ownership changes in 1970–71, the paper was renamed Le Petit Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse, becoming a newspaper that reflected daily Acadian life across the province. In October 1977, the paper was named Le Courrier.