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...

The Story of Confederation 6

By the end of 1863, the prospects for a union of all the British North American colonies were not looking good. The sudden refusal...

Leslie Hall

Leslie Hall has served the community for over one hundred and ten years, opening its doors to the most varied collection of activities one...

Roads to nowhere

Early in 1863, British Americans were still recovering from the effects of the Trent affair. The British Empire had almost been drawn into a...

William Tutin Thomas, Architect of St. James

by Doug MacDonald A few years ago, Dr. George Fisher mentioned that St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, had been designed by an architect of importance....

The Block house: a Rideau Canal icon

The Block house beside the Rideau Canal locks is one of the most iconic of Merrickville’s sights. Built 185 years ago, in 1832, it...

Celebrating our Heritage

The locks at Burritt’s Rapids in the 1840's. One of the first bridges across the Rideau River can be seen on the right. It...

Hang together – or hang separately

It is said that the thought of being executed in the morning concentrates the mind wonderfully. The outbreak of the American Civil War in...

Kemptville Royals hockey team 1957

by Sam Gaw Recently, as I was going through some boxes of memorabilia, I found a mint condition 1957 Season Souvenir Program of the Kemptville...

Noisy Neighbours

Confederation of the British North American provinces was not simply an idea in the minds of the politicians of the Province of Canada as...
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