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...

Buttergate

It had it all: the initial incident and then the cover-up. The involvement of political influence at the highest level. Disappearing evidence and prosecution...

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...

Leahurst House, Kemptville Campus

Here is a building that predates most buildings in North Grenville, but is almost unknown, except to children! Today, it is the home of...

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...

Noisy Neighbours

Confederation of the British North American provinces was not simply an idea in the minds of the politicians of the Province of Canada as...

Merrickville 225:Those were the days

With talk of municipal amalgamations being heard in various quarters today, it is always interesting to look back to a time when the Township...

Prescott Street: village street and highway

The photograph shows Prescott Street at one of its high points, some time in the 1930's. It had not always been the main street...

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...

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 &...

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