The Story of Confederation – What’s it all about?

In 2017 we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and on July 1 it will be marked by festivities from coast to coast to coast. But...

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...

NG Public Library and Burritt’s Rapids Library

The opening of the new central Library in Kemptville marked a significant point in the history of libraries in North Grenville. These institutions have...

Our photographic artists: the Pelton Brothers

by Larry LokeDaniel Edson Pelton, born November 9, 1868, and Charles Cook Pelton, born July 12, 1876, found success in business by embracing the...

Who was Dorothy Dumbrille?

By Doug MacDonaldIn 1908 eleven year old Dorothy, with her parents Rupert and Minnie, siblings Miriam, John, Helen and Oscar moved to Kemptville and...

Emergency War Classes for women at Kemptville School

In 1941, women in the area were encouraged to apply for special Emergency War Classes being offered by the Kemptville Board of Education. But,...

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...

Revolutionary resolutions

The Quebec Conference of October, 1864 is where the famous 72 Resolutions were drawn up. These, in turn, became the basis of the British...

Throwback Thursdays: Prescott Street, c. 1912

This photograph was taken from the roof of the Maley Building, which stood on the site of the present Rotary Park in Kemptville. The...

Kemptville Royals hockey team 1957

by Sam GawRecently, as I was going through some boxes of memorabilia, I found a mint condition 1957 Season Souvenir Program of the Kemptville...

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