Canada Day History

Canada Day has become such a central part of the Canadian year that it is easy to forget that it is a very recent...

A century of remembering

This is our annual Remembrance Day issue, and, after remembering each year of the First World War, we have finally come to that last...

The red and white bricks of Merrickville-Wolford

by the Merrickville and District Historical Society As you drive towards Easton’s Corners on highway 16, just between Allan’s Tool Shed and Wolford Public School,...

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...

Parliament Hill

There are very few more potent symbols of Canada and Confederation than the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, with its magnificent Peace Tower, which...

Elizabeth Bell Ferguson

Life in Canada was not very easy in the nineteenth century, if you were an intelligent and ambitious woman. Traditional social and family structures...

A quiet green spot in Kemptville

As so often in North Grenville, some of the more interesting and historic locations are now empty sites where once there stood the earliest...

Squire Bottum’s House

It could be said that the entire length of Clothier Street west was the Bottum estate, as it was part of the land originally...

Anderson & Langstaff Store, Prescott Street, Kemptville

This has been the site of a store since at least 1850, when Thomas Baldwin had a cabinet shop here. lt  then became the...

Conservative? North Grenville?

Since Confederation, North Grenville has elected Conservative Party members, almost exclusively, at both the federal and provincial levels, for all but 19 years in...
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