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...

Ferguson Forest Centre Saved

The recent news that the Ferguson Forest Centre was threatened with closure reminded everyone how important an asset it is to this community. But...

Henry Patton Pioneer Missionary of St. James

by Doug MacDonald The distinguished older gentleman in the portrait is the Venerable Henry Patton, Archdeacon of the Diocese of Ontario. In 1826, the Church of...

Throwback Thursdays – Prescott Street at Asa

Two photos for the price of one! This is the corner where the old Scotia Bank building stands today, across the road from Geronimo...

Kemptville Public School, 1873-1936

The B&H Grocery store in Kemptville stands today on what was once the site of this really lovely school. The Kemptville Public School served...

Francis Jones: Triumph and tragedy

Francis Jones is one of the most tragic figures in the history of North Grenville, a man who rose to high political office in...


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

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,...

A quiet green spot in Kemptville

As so often in North Grenville, some of the more interesting and historic locations are now empty sites where once there stood the earliest...

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday - This photo is of the old post office that used to be located on Prescott Street in Kemptville. Do you know exactly...
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