Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor – Lawn Signs

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Dear Editor, The strangest thing: Last weekend, we witnessed someone taking a No Prison lawn sign from our property around midnight. It wasn't what I...

Heritage Week, 2021

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Every year, Ontario celebrates Heritage Day on the third Monday of February, and that entire week is dedicated to heritage of all kinds. This...

Presbyterian Church Manse, 1873 and 2021

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The Trustees of the Presbyterian Church purchased this property at 5 Mary Street, Kemptville, in 1873, for use as a home for the Minister.

Heritage is in the names

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For many people, the idea of heritage is something that seems confined to books, special occasions, even just for Heritage Week. But, in fact,...

Anniversary of the official opening of KAS, February 18, 1921

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by William J. Langenberg, M.Sc. Agr. (former Lecturer, Kemptville College) This Thursday, February 18, exactly 100 years ago, Kemptville Agricultural School was officially opened by...

Oxford Mills – 1865

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This settlement was described in 1865 as: “a small post village”, with a population of 120. Nevertheless, it had two hotels, William DeWinter’s Oxford...

Riverside Park, c. 1908

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On the far right is the old High School (burned in 1936), while in the background, centre, St. James Anglican Church on Clothier can...

Kemptville Town Hall

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Also known as the Court House, the old Town Hall in Kemptville is a building with real ties to our past, both as built...

Acton’s Corners School, 1904

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This was, in fact, the third school in the area, but the other two log buildings were located to the east and west of...

Merrickville – 1865

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Merrickville: “An incorporated village, situated on the Rideau Canal. It does a large trade in lumber and has good water power, extensive sole leather...