One hundred and ninety years 1827-2017 Homecoming 190

by Doug MacDonald On Sunday May 7, 2017, at 10:30 am, St. James Anglican Church will celebrate 190 years in the community. The congregation invites...

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...

Home Hardware store, Prescott Street

This is an older building in Kemptville that may be hard to recognise, but it stands today in a part of town that was...

Merrickville’s lost legacy

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

Riverside Park, 1908

In 1902, the Kemptville Council bought Riverside Park from the Bottom family, who had owned it for decades. It was decided that the Village...

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...

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...

The Sons of Temperance

For many decades, especially between the 1870's and the 1920's, the Temperance Movement was a strong and influential one in Ontario, and throughout the...

Historic medal a link to Merrickville’s past

A 150 year-old medal, recently presented to the Brockville Rifles, provides a link with Merrickville’s role in defending Canada during the Fenian invasions of...

Rideau River Bridge on old Highway 16

In the late 1930's, the road from Kemptville to the Rideau River followed a different route and ended at the swing bridge at Beckett’s...
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