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Parham, Ontario

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Parham, Ontario is located an hour north of Kingston, Ontario and two hours west of Canada's capital, Ottawa, Ontario. It is located in Central Frontenac Township, which includes other small towns such as Godfrey, Sharbot Lake, Tichborne, and Hartington. Parham's population is roughly 250, which classifies it as one of the smallest towns in the northern area.[citation needed]

Parham has two general stores : “Joe and Marg’s” and “Hope's General Store.” Three churches are also located in Parham, one Anglican, one Free Methodist, and one United. A post office that is also located in Parham.

The fire hall is located beside the Parham Fair Grounds where the Parham Agricultural Fair is held annually. The fair involves 4-H members showing cattle and horses. There are also riding lawn mower races, livestock exhibitions and a palace with baking, crafts and produce.

On June 7, 2020, a gunman opened fire on his neighbours, after lighting building on fire which spread to the adjacent historic century old St. James Anglican church destroying both buildings. One person received injuries from the shooting. The man was charged with attempted murder, arson and firearms-related charges. [1] [2]

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