Teaching tree lore

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The clear-cutting of lands for settlement continued throughout the Nineteenth Century, as a growing population cut its way across the country, building farms and...

The desert on the doorstep

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The urgent need for reforestation to prevent further erosion of farm lands following the removal of tree cover across Ontario was fully realised by...

The Heroes of Normandy

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by Guy Black, Recipient of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation Death struck deeply into those who waded ashore on June 6, 1944. Struggling to...

The green dark forest

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In these days of climate crisis, wildfires raging through forests, and concern over clear-cutting everywhere from the Amazon to North Grenville, there’s a growing...

The Irish are coming

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The years surrounding Confederation in Canada were ones dominated by a menace, a threat to safety and security among all the people of what...

Magee Tavern and Kidd’s Store, 14-16 Water St

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Archibald Magee ran a tavern on lot 16 from 1853, and it later was bought by Murdoch Gair, along with lot 14, which had...

10 Water Street, Oxford Mills

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Every house has story: a tale of families who built it, lived in it, raised families and filled it with life. The house in...

Maplewood

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This community hall started life as S. S. No. 8, Oxford, and has served the Oxford Mills community as a school, a library, as...

Demolition of the mill that gave Oxford Mills its name

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These show the demolition of the mill that gave Oxford Mills its name. This was the site of the stone grist mill, started by...

Twin carriage shops in Eastons Corners

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The John Watts and Sons Carriage Factory in Eastons Corners is a glimpse into the past, when carriage works lined the Rideau Corridor. The...