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.
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.
As a young woman, the lifelong resident of Caledon served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II.
The Victoria Cross was awarded to Canadians until 1972, when separate Canadian awards were created.
The new blackboard at Strong’s school, a recital in Erin and a challenge for the carpenter’s apprentice.
Many a table regularly offered squirrels, groundhogs and, of course, ducks and geese.
Between Rosemont and Belwood, something for a stormy night and Silas Renarm raises eyebrows in Palgrave.
Charles Ernest Thomas, private, 3rd Field Company, Canadian Engineers
As early as August 7, the word went out to militia units across the country: Enlist as many volunteers as possible.
Creative thinking in Stanley Park, words of diminution and who stood where in the lineup?
Not only does the Grand River lay out nature’s beauty, it also offers opportunities for recreation, commerce and development. Yet all this comes at a cost, for the Grand can be both friend and foe.
Shelburne bridge physics, a chronology quiz for Canada Day, sibling rivalry at the sheep farm and how far can you get without an ‘N’?
A jaunt through hat fashion history!
In the 19th century a weekly newspaper was the primary source of information, commerce, entertainment, argument and gossip for the people of rural Canada. Few papers did the job better than the Orangeville Sun.
Who actually came in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th?
There was the button that always cranked these hills beyond reason – the hint of anything Fenian.