Additions to history noted

by Doug MacDonald The Archives of the North Grenville Historical Society (NGHS) have created a “Daniel and Charles Pelton Collection” from donations of original and/or...

Private Ernest Rupert Davie

Ernest Davie was the son of William and Charlotte Davie, of Oxford Mills, a mail carrier by profession, who enlisted in the 20th Battalion,...

Francis Jones: Triumph and tragedy

Francis Jones is one of the most tragic figures in the history of North Grenville, a man who rose to high political office in...

Strange bedfellows indeed!

It is not too much to say that George Brown and John A. Macdonald detested each other. This went far beyond the usual political...

Pilot Officer William Lysle Buchanan

by  Owen Fitz'Gerald William Lysle Buchanan, fondly remembered by all that knew him as "Billie", was born on December 6, 1919.  He grew up on...

Merrickville 225:Those were the days

With talk of municipal amalgamations being heard in various quarters today, it is always interesting to look back to a time when the Township...

Whose land was it anyway?

After the end of the American Revolutionary War, about 50,000 refugees sought refuge in the lands still held by Britain. Most of these went...

The early references to the South Branch River

Debate continues about whether a certain stretch of waterway should be called the Kemptville Creek, or the South Branch of the Rideau River. What...

Obstacles and opposition

When the delegates returned home from the Quebec Conference in late 1864, they must have felt that they were on the brink of achieving...
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The devil in the details

By September of 1996, the amalgamation project seemed to be going nowhere. Although there were regular meetings of the Tri-Council Committee delegated with coming...
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