Canada and the Noisy Neighbours

As Canada reaches the grand age of 155, it is a good time to look back and see how it all came to pass....

Another one brought to dust

North Grenville lost another piece of its history at the end of May when the old Sears building on Water Street in Kemptville was...
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Losers weepers – The Law of Nations

The Doctrine of Discovery provided the monarchs of Europe with a very questionable justification for claiming the territories inhabited by non-Europeans between the fifteenth...
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FINDERS KEEPERS – THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY

Imagine a typical Canadian family packing up and heading off to the cottage for a few days. Naturally, it’s beside a lake, very rough...

The Canadian Churchman – Merrickville’s pioneer newspaper

The Anglican Church in Canada has had many publications through which it communicated with members of the communion and the outside world. In the...

Kemptville had another Frank Boucher

by Brandon Mayer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Many Kemptville area locals are likely familiar with the story of famous ice hockey player Frank Boucher, who...

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...

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,...

Deeks Quarry: an industrial phenomenon

A few weeks ago, we profiled the campaign back in 2001-3 to have the memorial cairn at Deek’s Quarry renovated and restored. Since then,...

1955 – Farm Calendar

Most of the time, historians depend on documents, oral history, and photographs to understand what life was like in earlier times. But in this...