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...

Maley Block / Rotary Park

Maley Block / Rotary Park, Corner of Clothier and Prescott Streets Where Rotary Park is today, was once another major centre of commerce and activity...

The red and white bricks of Merrickville-Wolford

by the Merrickville and District Historical Society As you drive towards Easton’s Corners on highway 16, just between Allan’s Tool Shed and Wolford Public School,...

The founding of a town

There is a long historic truth of land occupation that pre-dates written historical records of the area. Archaeological information indicates that Algonquin people have...
The NG Times Newspaper

Before cannabis there was booze

As we move into a new era of legalised cannabis, it is useful to remember that this is not the first time Ontario has...

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...

10 Water Street, Oxford Mills, Ontario

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

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...

More information about Tom Chu

A few weeks ago, in our August 19 issue, we published a short article about Tom (or Tam) Chu, who is buried in a...

Burritts Rapids and a problem in history

In order to write history, historians need reliable sources. Unless you have information, dependable and supported by documents, letters, diaries, maps or whatever, it...