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John Fannin: an extraordinary life

North Grenville has produced many amazing characters, but there can be few who measured up to the life of John Fannin. Born in Kemptville...

Henry Patton Pioneer Missionary of St. James

by Doug MacDonald The distinguished older gentleman in the portrait is the Venerable Henry Patton, Archdeacon of the Diocese of Ontario. In 1826, the Church of...

Robert Bell: Politics, Railways and Newspapers

Robert Bell had a huge influence on the development of North Grenville in the nineteenth century. Born in Strabane, Ireland, in 1821, his family...

Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...

The First Martyr

Thomas D’Arcy McGee had played an important role in bringing about Confederation. As the only Canadian delegate to have actually toured the Maritimes in...

Sir John A.

There has always been an ambivalence among historians regarding the place of Sir John A. Macdonald in the Confederation story. While it is true...

A celebration of service for the Kemptville Lions Club

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Lions Club members also celebrate a century of service. The first Lions Club was established in...

Conservative? North Grenville?

Since Confederation, North Grenville has elected Conservative Party members, almost exclusively, at both the federal and provincial levels, for all but 19 years in...

London – the final conference

There had been so many highs and lows in the story of Confederation since 1864. What with the Fenian raid, the resignation of George...

The romance of history

While we mark Canada 150, a local resident celebrated something older, an amazing story of a family that has been part of North Grenville...

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