A piece of Polar History in North Grenville

by John Wright It’s often said that The North is part of the Canadian identity, but, perhaps the country’s links to the far South aren’t...
Ferguson Forest Centre

How the Ferguson Forest Centre was saved

The announcement, when it came, was like a bolt from the blue, bringing shock and dismay to the residents of North Grenville. Of course,...

Christmas Effects

Christmas has a fascinating effect on people in all sorts of situations. The famous “Christmas Truce” in 1914 is one example. As Christmas Day...

Cutting ties

by Craig Stevenson A photo of the near past spurs thoughts of railway evolution at Bedell. The view is enticingly familiar but largely gone—and it reflects...

The men who wanted it all

Very few people today will recognise the names of Richard Duncan, Thomas and William Fraser, John Munro, and Peter Drummond; but in 1793 they...

The Kemptville Horticultural Society

The announcement appeared in the local newspaper on December 22, 1898: there would be a meeting to establish a new Horticultural Society in Kemptville....

A near thing for the oven

It is the wood-fired oven at Grahame’s Bakery which has been the focus of attention for the past century and a half. It measures...

Building on 150 years of tradition

The Grahame family have been worthy inheritors of a long baking tradition on the site. It is hard to know exactly when the wood-fired...

A family business

Although Grahame’s Bakery is celebrating sixty years in business, the family’s connection with the bakery goes back much further. When Bert Frisby arrived from...

Electoral confusion in Grenville County

Elections are in the news these days, along with matters of voter suppression, a lack of voting places, and fears of tampering. This is...