Merrickville’s lost legacy, part 2

Thomas Alexander Parnell was very much a churchman of his time. In the nineteenth century, the Anglican Church in Canada saw itself as the...

Methodist Church and Cemetery, Clothier and James Streets

As so often in North Grenville, some of the more interesting and historic locations are now empty sites where once there stood the earliest...
Oxford-on-Rideau Township Hall

A tale of two Buildings

by Tricia Habberjam The year is 1875, and Oxford Mills is a thriving community clustered around the South Branch of the Rideau River in Eastern...
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NG Public Library and Burritt’s Rapids Library

The opening of the new central Library in Kemptville marked a significant point in the history of libraries in North Grenville. These institutions have...

Kemptville High School

Here is a building that looms large in the memories of many people in North Grenville, for good or ill. For over 80 years...

Squire Bottum’s House

It could be said that the entire length of Clothier Street west was the Bottum estate, as it was part of the land originally...
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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...

Canada Day History

Canada Day has become such a central part of the Canadian year that it is easy to forget that it is a very recent...

Orlando Bush: Genesis and Exodus

In the last years of the Nineteenth Century, a strange exodus took place, residents of Kemptville and surrounding area moved in large numbers to...

Henry Patton: Pioneer Missionary of St. James Parish

by Doug MacDonald Henry Patton was born in Chelmsford, England, and was educated in England, in Upper Canada at the Cornwall Grammar School, and at...