Kingdom of Canada

Right up until the very last days before Confederation was enshrined in legislation in the British Parliament, there was still disagreement about what the...

Additions to history noted

by Doug MacDonald The Archives of the North Grenville Historical Society (NGHS) have created a “Daniel and Charles Pelton Collection” from donations of original and/or...

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...

Merrickville’s Famous Woollen Mill

by the Merrickville & District Historical Society Following the American Revolution the first Loyalists arrived in Canada, settling first along the St Lawrence and then,...

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...
The NG Times Newspaper

All the latest news from 1865

by Doug Hendry and David Shanahan Kemptville only got its first newspaper in 1855, and it only lasted a few years. A second paper arrived...
The NG Times Newspaper

Success or failure?

An era came to an end along with the last days of 1997. The South Gower Council met for the last time on December...
The NG Times Newspaper

Dead man saves three

By Lyle Dillabrough One of the most bizarre events ever to occur in the Ottawa Valley happened on Nov 12, 1912 on Lake Kamaniskeg near...

Joe and Mary Swain

Heritage is people, and this week’s post is rather different. I received a message from Patricia Walsworth last week: “Hi I have a photo...

Emergency War Classes for women at Kemptville School

In 1941, women in the area were encouraged to apply for special Emergency War Classes being offered by the Kemptville Board of Education. But,...
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