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...

Kingdom of Canada

Right up until the very last days before Confederation was enshrined in legislation in the British Parliament, there was still disagreement about what the...

“Discover the story behind every door”

North Grenville is blessed to have so much green space for residents and visitors to enjoy. Right in the centre of Kemptville lies 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...

Losers weepers – The Law of Nations

The Doctrine of Discovery provided the monarchs of Europe with a very questionable justification for claiming the territories inhabited by non-Europeans between the fifteenth...

Conservative? North Grenville?

Since Confederation, North Grenville has elected Conservative Party members, almost exclusively, at both the federal and provincial levels, for all but 19 years in...

The romance of history

While we mark Canada 150, a local resident celebrated something older, an amazing story of a family that has been part of North Grenville...

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...

School days

With the recent announcement that Oxford-on-Rideau Public School is on the list of schools that are being considered for closure next year, the community...

John Walter Harris – the “Lightning Calculator”

John Walter Harris was born on February 26, 1845 in Oxford-on-Rideau Township. His family had immigrated from Ireland and his father and grandfather settled...
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