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...

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...

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...

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...
The NG Times Newspaper

The rush to unite

Amalgamation was the major preoccupation of the municipal councils in Kemptville, Oxford-on-Rideau and South Gower during 1997. The Province of Ontario had set a...

Stonehaven Rest Home

This house on the corner of Clothier and Rideau Streets in Kemptville, is a well-known landmark in the town. It was built some time...

The Advance Building 206 Prescott Street

Until around 1900, the lots on the west side of Prescott Street south of the Asa Street junction were part of the Anderson &...

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 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...

John Fannin: an extraordinary life

North Grenville has produced many amazing characters, but there can be few who measured up to the life of John Fannin. Born in Kemptville...
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