The making of municipalities

It is surprising, in a way, to discover that life was not always the same as it is now; that boundaries and laws and...
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The rush to unite

Amalgamation was the major preoccupation of the municipal councils in Kemptville, Oxford-on-Rideau and South Gower during 1997. The Province of Ontario had set a...

North Grenville’s other Premier

Most people living in North Grenville today have heard about the native son who grew up to become Ontario Premier. G. Howard Ferguson and...

Angles and tangles

On February 22, 1791, Samuel Holland, the Surveyor General of the Colony of Quebec, instructed Deputy Surveyor, Jesse Pennoyer to: “proceed to Montreal without loss...

Early days in Wolford

Life in the early nineteenth century was hard, dangerous, and often without the little luxuries taken for granted by later generations. The population was...

Harvey C. Banks

To help mark the Salvation Army’s 130th anniversary in North Grenville, this installment of Sons and Daughters features a local man whose life was...

The Mysterious Mr. Henderson

Part 3: Secrets and lie For a few years in the 1830s, it looked as if the momentum for change lay with the Reformers. They...

The Windows of St. James

by Doug Macdonald On July 25, 1880, St. James the Archdeacon Patton Memorial Church, designed by distinguished Canadian Architect William Tutin Thomas, was officially opened....

The Settlement that passed us by: part 6 The importance of the Military Settlement...

The importance of the Military Settlement project between 1815 and 1820 cannot be exaggerated. Although the actual numbers of those who settled in Leeds...

Local newspapers of the past

A viable local newspaper only really became possible with the advent of the telegraph from the 1840's, and the development of good roads and...
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