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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.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018

A synonym / antonym adventure, Silas Renarm visits Creemore and a bad day on the farm.

I am shot!

Jun 19, 2018

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.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2018

Jun 19, 2018

Tic-tac-toe, Drumlins in Caledon, a wagonload of nails and spare tires on the Hillsburgh Loop.

An 1870 Media Battle over “Fake News”

Mar 26, 2018

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.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2018

Mar 26, 2018

In the snow on a soccer field in Caledon East, a rather strange family and a triangle challenge at Duffy’s school.

Yellow Briar

Nov 22, 2017

When The Yellow Briar was published in 1933 it hit all the right notes for a readership mired in the Great Depression.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2017

Nov 22, 2017

Hourglass cooking, a gust of winter wind in Amaranth and a fortunate coincidence at the Jolly Morphology Club.

A Community Mourns

Sep 16, 2017

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.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2017

Sep 16, 2017

The homework assignment that grew, a Melancthon potato challenge and who can finish first?

Once a Village

Jun 21, 2017

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.

July 1, 1867

Jun 21, 2017

How the birth of the Dominion was celebrated in the hills.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2017

Jun 21, 2017

Ice cubes and altitudes, one minute puzzle challenge and at the livestock market in Tarbox Corners.

Doris Porter Goes to War

Mar 20, 2017

As a young woman, the lifelong resident of Caledon served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

For Valour

Mar 20, 2017

The Victoria Cross was awarded to Canadians until 1972, when separate Canadian awards were created.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2017

Mar 20, 2017

The new blackboard at Strong’s school, a recital in Erin and a challenge for the carpenter’s apprentice.

Shadows in the Forest

Nov 22, 2016

Many a table regularly offered squirrels, groundhogs and, of course, ducks and geese.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2016

Nov 22, 2016

Between Rosemont and Belwood, something for a stormy night and Silas Renarm raises eyebrows in Palgrave.

Face to Face with World War I

Sep 16, 2016

Charles Ernest Thomas, private, 3rd Field Company, Canadian Engineers

In The Hills

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.