Kemptville Business Directory:

This is, in fact, quite a selective list of businesses which were operating in the North Grenville area in the 1860's. A much fuller...

We are all Treaty people…

For thousands of years before Europeans arrived in this area, the forests, rivers and lakes knew other people: people who lived with the land,...

Clothier Bridge, 1890’s

This is the location of the bridge on Bridge Street in Kemptville. Taken around 1890, it shows the swing bridge built to allow boats...

Emergency War Classes for women at Kemptville School

In 1941, women in the area were encouraged to apply for special Emergency War Classes being offered by the Kemptville Board of Education. But,...

One town, one man and a story that won’t go away

by Lyle Dillabough It just seems to go on and on. That endless tale of Captain Roy Brown, his hometown of Carleton Place, and the...

Robert Leslie: Pioneer public servant

by Doug Macdonald The signature of Robert Leslie can be found on thousands of documents from Oxford Township and the village of Kemptville between the...

The Wild Man of Oxford

There is no doubt that, over the decades that North Grenville and its predecessors have been in existence, many fascinating and colourful figures have...


It is probably fair to assume that most Canadians have heard of the Charlottetown Conference and its role in bringing about the Confederation of...

Buttergate: the cover-up

By early summer of 1976, the immediate consequences of the Buttergate controversy seemed to have died away. A joint investigation by the OPP’s Criminal...

Stonehaven Rest Home

This house on the corner of Clothier and Rideau Streets in Kemptville, is a well-known landmark in the town. It was built some time...
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