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...

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...

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...

North Grenville’s other Premier

Most people living in North Grenville today have heard about the native son who grew up to become Ontario Premier. G. Howard Ferguson and...

10 Water Street, Oxford Mills, Ontario

Every house has story: a tale of families who built it, lived in it, raised families and filled it with life. The house in...

Burritt’s Rapids

The photograph dates from around 1905 and shows the rapids which gave the village its name, along with the mills which gave it its...

Grahame’s Bakery

Grahame’s Bakery was originally the site of a house built by Asa Clothier in the 1820's, and was at the centre of what was...

Rideau River Bridge on old Highway 16

In the late 1930's, the road from Kemptville to the Rideau River followed a different route and ended at the swing bridge at Beckett’s...

CIBC mark 150 years with community BBQ

The Kemptville branch of the CIBC will be having a special day on May 15. In fact, the staff intend to make it a...

A divided United Province

In 1862, the United Province of Canada was a deeply divided and unstable place. Since it had been put together by British Imperial orders...

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