Obstacles and opposition

When the delegates returned home from the Quebec Conference in late 1864, they must have felt that they were on the brink of achieving...

On the brink of war – again

As the Maritime delegates arrived in Quebec City in October, 1864, ready to continue the talks that had begun in Charlottetown, they were in...

Vigorous encouragement

The story of Confederation had reached a dead end. New Brunswick had voted against the entire scheme, and, without New Brunswick as a physical...

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...

The last invasion

In the summer of 1866, as British America moved slowly towards Confederation, one threat which had been hanging over the provinces for years seemed...

“Discover the story behind every door”

North Grenville is blessed to have so much green space for residents and visitors to enjoy. Right in the centre of Kemptville lies the...

The settlement that passed us by: Part 4

As the War of 1812 was ending, steps were taken to bring in immigrants and disbanded soldiers to the Rideau area to form 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 Settlement that passed us by: part 6 The importance of the Military Settlement...

The importance of the Military Settlement project between 1815 and 1820 cannot be exaggerated. Although the actual numbers of those who settled in Leeds...

Historic medal a link to Merrickville’s past

A 150 year-old medal, recently presented to the Brockville Rifles, provides a link with Merrickville’s role in defending Canada during the Fenian invasions of...

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