North Grenville at Confederation

When Kemptville separated from Oxford-on-Rideau Township in 1857, its population was not officially large enough to qualify it as a village. That required a...

Dead centres of the community

There would seem to be little to say about local cemeteries. But those gravestones contain the names of some of North Grenville’s famous citizens,...

Echoes of Kemptville past

by Melanie Low One of my hobbies that was boxed up and put in storage when baby raising started was a curiosity for tracking inscriptions...

London – the final conference

There had been so many highs and lows in the story of Confederation since 1864. What with the Fenian raid, the resignation of George...
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John Fannin: an extraordinary life

North Grenville has produced many amazing characters, but there can be few who measured up to the life of John Fannin. Born in Kemptville...

New book of “Stories from the South Branch” available starting December

For all those who have enjoyed Dr. David Shanahan’s articles on local history that have appeared regularly in the NG Times, the good news...

Lords and Ladies of Oxford-on-Rideau

One of the strangest ideas to come out of the American Revolution, recently celebrated by our southerly neighbours, became fixed in the minds of...

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...

Who was Dorothy Dumbrille?

By Doug MacDonald In 1908 eleven year old Dorothy, with her parents Rupert and Minnie, siblings Miriam, John, Helen and Oscar moved to Kemptville and...

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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