The Bridges at Oxford Mills

by David Shanahan When the signs went up a while back announcing that Factory Bridge in Oxford Mills would be closed for a couple of...

The Streets of North Grenville

by David Shanahan These days, Prescott Street is considered the main artery of downtown Kemptville. But before 1872, it was just developing as a commercial...

A celebration of 230 years

by David Shanahan It was in 1791 that the boundaries of Oxford-on-Rideau Township were laid out by Jesse Pennoyer, Land Surveyor, marking the beginning of...

A Future Built on Our Heritage – work of Heritage Advisory Committee continues

by Michael Whittaker When considering the heritage of North Grenville, many people think first of the arrival of Europeans cutting farms into the forests along...

PARLIAMENT HILL

by David Shanahan There are very few more potent symbols of Canada and Confederation than the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, with its magnificent Peace...

Canada Day History

by David Shanahan Canada Day has become such a central part of the Canadian year that it is easy to forget that it is a...

The Confederation Party

by David Shanahan Canadians, when they think about the Fathers of Confederation, which is rarely, probably imagine them as rather stern and colourless individuals. They...
The NG Times Newspaper

Treaty Facts

Did you know that when the Royal Proclamation was passed in 1763, almost all of present-day Ontario was recognized as “Indian Territory”, and Europeans...

Anglican missions in 1839

In November, 1839, an Anglican travelling missionary named Morris toured the northern townships of Upper Canada and reported to the Bishop of Quebec on...

A pioneer family of North Grenville

We live in a very transitory society. People and families move around a lot, depending on work, education, or even the seasons for those...