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...

Roads to nowhere

Early in 1863, British Americans were still recovering from the effects of the Trent affair. The British Empire had almost been drawn into a...

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...

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...

Echoes of Kemptville Past update

by Melanie LowAs a follow up to my original post concerning my antique book The Popular Art Instructor, inscribed "Maggie C. Banks Kemptville 1887",...

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...

Kemptville College – Early 1920’s

The photograph shows two buildings that formed the core of Kemptville College in its early years. In the background is the renovated farmhouse 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...

New book of “Stories from the South Branch” available starting December

For all those who have enjoyed Dr. David Shanahan’s articles on local history that have appeared regularly in the NG Times, the good news...

Robert Leslie: Pioneer public servant

by Doug MacdonaldThe signature of Robert Leslie can be found on thousands of documents from Oxford Township and the village of Kemptville between the...

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