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...

Ku Klux Klan in Smith’s Falls

Racism and bigotry is not unknown in Canada, although we often like to think that we’re in a better place in that regard. Sometimes...

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....

Rideau Canal saga Burritts Rapids: made by the Canal

But,The Rideau Canal began as a military project which, fortunately, never had to meet a military purpose in its 190 years since Col. John...

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...

Walter Turnbull: Man at the top

Walter James Turnbull probably had one of the more interesting lives of anyone who grew up in Oxford Mills. His mother, Sophronia Williams, came...

A grandfather’s story

by Kateri Skaarup He was 15 years old. Too young to enlist, but yet he did anyway under a fake name. He did so alongside...

Rideau Canal saga: Looking for security

As the War of 1812 was coming to an end in late-1814, the British authorities began to turn their minds to potential future conflicts...

Wolford in 1818

For the first decades of the Nineteenth century, the four townships of Wolford, Oxford, Montague and Marlborough were administered as a unit, with a...

The central role of cheese

At the turn of the Twentieth Century, cheese factories were a major part of the Ontario economy, and North Grenville and the surrounding area...