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The other North Grenville Premier

Most people living in North Grenville today have heard about the native son who grew up to become Ontario Premier. G. Howard Ferguson is...

Kemptville High School

Here is a building that looms large in the memories of many people in North Grenville, for good or ill. For over 80 years...

Clothier Hotel, 9 Water Street, Oxford Mills

Here is a building that no-one but older residents from Oxford Mills will recognise. It was constructed c 1835 of timber frame and served...

Ferguson Forest Centre Saved

The recent news that the Ferguson Forest Centre was threatened with closure reminded everyone how important an asset it is to this community. But...

School days

With the recent announcement that Oxford-on-Rideau Public School is on the list of schools that are being considered for closure next year, the community...

Joe and Mary Swain

Heritage is people, and this week’s post is rather different. I received a message from Patricia Walsworth last week: “Hi I have a photo...

The Kemptville Hotel

Although it was generally known as a hotel, this building dates from 1861, and only served as a hotel for a few decades from...

The Block house: a Rideau Canal icon

The Block house beside the Rideau Canal locks is one of the most iconic of Merrickville’s sights. Built 185 years ago, in 1832, it...

Major Horace Hutchins

Horace Hutchins was born on January 28, 1868 ,in Kemptville, Ontario. His grandfather had arrived in Oxford-on-Rideau Township from Ireland around 1820 and the...

William Tutin Thomas, Architect of St. James

by Doug MacDonaldA few years ago, Dr. George Fisher mentioned that St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, had been designed by an architect of importance....

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