Who was Dorothy Dumbrille?

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

Robert Leslie: Pioneer public servant

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

Methodist Church and Cemetery, Clothier and James Streets

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

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...
The NG Times Newspaper

The push to amalgamate

Looking back on twenty years of amalgamation, it is easy to assume that what we see now is what was always going to be;...

Celebrating our Heritage

The locks at Burritt’s Rapids in the 1840's. One of the first bridges across the Rideau River can be seen on the right. It...

The CIBC Site, Prescott & Reuben Streets

This is yet another important site in Kemptville’s history that hides its past well. The first school house in the area was opened here...

Orlando Bush: Genesis and Exodus

In the last years of the Nineteenth Century, a strange exodus took place, residents of Kemptville and surrounding area moved in large numbers to...

William Tutin Thomas, Architect of St. James

by Doug MacDonald A few years ago, Dr. George Fisher mentioned that St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, had been designed by an architect of importance....

Return to Vimy 2017

by Brian Reid On April 9, 2017, as I gathered with thousands of other Canadians on Vimy Ridge, I reflected on the moment and the...

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