Caledon writer Ken Weber’s best-selling Five Minute Mysteries series is published in 22 languages. Ken is also the Historic Hills columnist and puzzle meister for this magazine and has a loyal following here in the hills.
A stunning display of Corn Flower glass is turning heads in a brand new gallery at the Museum of Dufferin. Why this impressive collection has its home in Dufferin and how it got there is a remarkable story of creativity, commercial success and delightful coincidence.
In spring 1911, four wardens from neighbouring counties sat down for an informal chat. Their conversation here is imaginary, but the issues they discussed were the hot topics of the day – and eerily familiar.
Inclusive triangles, 100-year-old riddles, which cards to turn and who canned what?
With the notable exception of inmates charged with vagrancy (more on this later), the vast majority of time served at Dufferin County Jail was measured in days, weeks or a few months.
Bonnie skips the garage sales, all over the hills on a cube and looking at numbers in two different ways.
When Hurricane Hazel finally blew itself out in October 1954, the damage and casualties left behind made it Ontario’s biggest weather event of the century. The flood control plans that followed were even bigger.
A synonym / antonym adventure, Silas Renarm visits Creemore and a bad day on the farm.
On the platform of a local railway car, 23-year-old David Hunter was an innocent victim in a deadly chain of events that turned deadly one evening in 1872.
Tic-tac-toe, Drumlins in Caledon, a wagonload of nails and spare tires on the Hillsburgh Loop.
The tweets and accusations of fake news in today’s media seem almost dainty compared to the Orangeville Sun’s lambasting of its rival weekly, the Orangeville Advertiser.
In the snow on a soccer field in Caledon East, a rather strange family and a triangle challenge at Duffy’s school.
When The Yellow Briar was published in 1933 it hit all the right notes for a readership mired in the Great Depression.
Hourglass cooking, a gust of winter wind in Amaranth and a fortunate coincidence at the Jolly Morphology Club.
In the winter of 1946 the people of Bolton were drawn together by an incident that began with all the ingredients of a grand farce, but ended in tragedy.
The homework assignment that grew, a Melancthon potato challenge and who can finish first?
The 19th century saw tiny villages spring up all over these hills, bearing sturdy names like Lockton and Elder, unusual names like Biggles and Shrigley, and pretty names like Camilla and Silver Creek. They faded away, but left a legacy that helped create the hills we know today.
How the birth of the Dominion was celebrated in the hills.
Ice cubes and altitudes, one minute puzzle challenge and at the livestock market in Tarbox Corners.