Party political papers

There is a rather unfortunate idea around these days that newspapers have to be “objective, balanced, not opinionated”, an idea that we assume is...

The man in the frame

As reported elsewhere in this issue, the Oddfellows Lodge 279 in Kemptville has presented a portrait of Dr. John A. Jones to the North...

A new province in British North America

By 1791, the number of Loyalists refugees living west and south of the Ottawa River had risen to around 10,000. They had suffered greatly,...

The Streets of North Grenville: Reuben and Riverside Park

In 1857, the Village of Kemptville separated from the Township of Oxford-on-Rideau, becoming an Incorporated Village with its own municipal government. But the financial...

The Making of a Province: Political refugees

These days, people often think of the United Empire Loyalists as a rather elitist organisation, a throwback to a more Imperial and aristocratic time....

The Making of a Province: Time passages

There are periods in history when the speed at which events take place seems to accelerate. In a very short space of time, societies...

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...