Local Businesses/Properties

The history of Riverest Regency Cottage

A Story To Celebrate L’Orignal’s Past And Future As always when reviewing history, particularly local history, everything is open to further research.In May 2021, the 1833 heritage site Riverest Regency Cottage on Wharf Street in L’Orignal plans to open as the Riverest Marina and Restaurant. To mark this endeavour, we present this brief history of […]

The history of Vankleek Hill’s garages

A Story To Celebrate Vankleek Hill’s Mechanical Past The recent closure of Martin Tire Shop & Shell Station prompted this re-look at the early history of Vankleek Hill service stations and mechanic services, and the services we have today.In a 1902 pamphlet listing businesses and trades in Prescott County, we find that Vankleek Hill still […]

The history of Postmasters in Vankleek Hill

The Story Of Vankleek Hill’s Postal Service Pandemic times puts to the test our Canadian tradition of quietly waiting-in-line in an orderly fashion. At the Vankleek Hill Post Office, clients today are to be congratulated for their consideration and patience as they wait outside.Our post office staff compare the unprecedented number of boxes arriving to […]