Losers weepers – The Law of Nations

The Doctrine of Discovery provided the monarchs of Europe with a very questionable justification for claiming the territories inhabited by non-Europeans between the fifteenth...

The earliest library: Merrickville Mechanics Institute

Some things don’t seem to change very much over time. With the recent controversy over the cutbacks to Inter Library Loans, and the stagnation...

Walter Turnbull: Man at the top

Walter James Turnbull probably had one of the more interesting lives of anyone who grew up in Oxford Mills. His mother, Sophronia Williams, came...

Throwback Thursday: Oxford Station Cheese Factory

At the turn of the Twentieth Century, cheese factories were a major part of the Ontario economy, and North Grenville and the surrounding area was one...

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...

Kemptville’s Lost Heritage

One of the most obvious gaps in the streetscape of Kemptville is on Clothier Street East, between the South Branch Bistro and O’Heaphy’s. For...

Maley Block / Rotary Park

Maley Block / Rotary Park, Corner of Clothier and Prescott Streets Where Rotary Park is today, was once another major centre of commerce and activity...
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Finders Keepers – The Doctrine of Discovery

Imagine a typical Canadian family packing up and heading off to the cottage for a few days. Naturally, it’s beside a lake, very rough...

Kemptville’s Cold War secret

At the height of the Cold War, the Canadian Government took steps to ensure the Continuity of Government in the event of a nuclear...

Kemptville Public School, 1873-1936

The B&H Grocery store in Kemptville stands today on what was once the site of this really lovely school. The Kemptville Public School served...
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