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Ken Weber

Caledon writer Ken Weber’s best-selling Five Minute Mysteries series is published in 22 languages. Ken wrote 103 Historic Hills columns for In The Hills over more than 25 years, capping his pen in 2022.

The Wreck at Horseshoe Curve

Oct 25, 2023

A famous railroad engineering design in Caledon Township 
became the site of a disaster on a September morning in 1907.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2022

Nov 20, 2022

Here are some fun challenges to warm up the brain cells this winter! Crack some codes, think outside the circle and spot the misfit letters to solve these new puzzles.

The Rise and Fall of the Rural Post Office

Sep 20, 2022

Before rural mail delivery was established in the early 1900s, nearly every village and hamlet in these hills had a post office.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Try your hand at euchre, name some newborns and identify a dozen animals – plus a few extra brain teasers

The Phenomenon that was Rock Hill Park

Jun 24, 2022

A booming mecca of down-home entertainment once brought thousands of happy visitors to the heart of Mulmur Township.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022

Try riddles at the Alton Fair, meet Chester the cowboy and find seven sections.

Orangeville’s “Stolen” Election

Mar 29, 2022

Angry crowds, a mishandled ballot box, cries of voter suppression and a legal challenge rocked the election for Orangeville’s reeve in 1909.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2022

Mar 29, 2022

The Inglewood fence, the answer is in the letters and rhyming outside the box.

Free Calendars at Christmas

Nov 29, 2021

Collecting calendars was once a seasonal ritual on main street.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2021

Nov 29, 2021

The prevaricating robots, follow the arrows and what to name the kids.

Stories in the Stones

Sep 24, 2021

Murder, Hollywood intrigue and heroic deaths are among the tales that lurk on tombstones in cemeteries from Bolton to Horning’s Mills.

‘Spooks’ In the Hills

Sep 24, 2021

In 1930, a series of strange physical disturbances led a family to abandon their farm in Mulmur Township. Was a spirit at work? A poltergeist? Was it real?

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2021

Sep 24, 2021

A mobile fish market, sock drawer and sweet seven anagram.

The Auto Takes Hold

Jun 22, 2021

In less than two decades automobiles grew from curiosity to commonplace in these hills.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Marking time at the Jolly Morphology Club, a math journey with options and nouns from the outer edge.

The Orange and the Green: A Legacy of Distrust

Mar 31, 2021

Animus between Protestants and Catholics brewed among early settlers in Headwaters.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2021

Mar 31, 2021

From the office window, riddling in Redickville and the prevaricating paddlers.

Alexander McLachlan: Our Forgotten Poet

Nov 24, 2020

A century ago Alexander McLachlan was one of the best known citizens of these hills, widely admired, respected and praised for his poetry. Today hardly anyone has heard of him. How did this happen?