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Bernadette Hardaker

Bernadette Hardaker is an Orangeville freelance writer who specializes in memoir writing.

The Homecoming

Sep 11, 2013

To a 13-year-old Orangeville boy in September 1945, news that the father he hadn’t seen in four years was on his way home from the battlefields of Europe was cause for high excitement.

Friends of their Youth

Sep 11, 2013

The friendship among graduates of the old ‘school on the hill’ has stood the test of time.

Becoming Stephen Leacock

Nov 18, 2012

In Sketching Sunshine, actor and playwright Joe Matheson delves deep into the complex character of Canada’s iconic humorist.

Dinah Christie and her husband, photographer Robert Warren, met in the early seventies and have lived at their 1832 farm in Holstein for four decades. Photo by Rosemary Hasner.

Dinah Christie: Popcorn, Pauline & Skinny Dipping

Sep 13, 2012

The producers were stunned. “I told them I’m buying a farm. I didn’t realize at 28 I was just supposed to be having fun.”

In canada, Hilda Williams experienced difficult times. The little immigrant passed through four different homes.

Home Child

Sep 15, 2005

Children were expected to work, often in the cruellest of conditions. Destitute, abandoned or orphaned, many children survived by their wits on the street.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.