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...

Strange bedfellows indeed!

It is not too much to say that George Brown and John A. Macdonald detested each other. This went far beyond the usual political...
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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...

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...

Obstacles and opposition

When the delegates returned home from the Quebec Conference in late 1864, they must have felt that they were on the brink of achieving...

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...

Hang together – or hang separately

It is said that the thought of being executed in the morning concentrates the mind wonderfully. The outbreak of the American Civil War in...

Remembering 1917

As we near the end of Canada 150, it seems a good time to look back in this special Remembrance Day issue at the...

Pilot Officer William Lysle Buchanan

by  Owen Fitz'Gerald William Lysle Buchanan, fondly remembered by all that knew him as "Billie", was born on December 6, 1919.  He grew up on...

Buttergate: the cover-up

By early summer of 1976, the immediate consequences of the Buttergate controversy seemed to have died away. A joint investigation by the OPP’s Criminal...

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