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.
August 1914: The First GoodbyesSep 16, 2016
As early as August 7, the word went out to militia units across the country: Enlist as many volunteers as possible.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2016Sep 16, 2016
Creative thinking in Stanley Park, words of diminution and who stood where in the lineup?
The Grand River – When Your Neighbour is a RiverJun 20, 2016
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.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2016Jun 20, 2016
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 Tip of the Hat to HistoryMar 21, 2016
A jaunt through hat fashion history!
All the News That’s Fit to PrintMar 21, 2016
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.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2016Mar 21, 2016
Who actually came in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th?
The Red River Rebellion: The Hills Get Indignant!Nov 25, 2015
There was the button that always cranked these hills beyond reason – the hint of anything Fenian.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2015Nov 25, 2015
Looking at numbers in three different ways, a different perspective on ‘Groaners’ and Mr. Algie’s conundrum.
Parachuting Candidates into the Safest Seat in the CountrySep 11, 2015
For almost 40 years after Confederation, the Conservative Party treated the riding of Cardwell – Albion, Caledon, Mono and Adjala townships – like private property. It led to some wild and woolly election campaigns.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2015Sep 11, 2015
A Canadiana speed test, Mr Collison’s on-time exercise and win the apples in the bin.
William Henry Riddell: 50,000 Miles in a SulkyJun 16, 2015
Henry was born in Caledon Township in 1860 and left just long enough to get a veterinarian degree in Guelph in 1886 before moving to Orangeville to practise.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2015Jun 16, 2015
A checkers challenge in Inglewood, who’s who at the Davies reunion in Caledon East and on the new blackboard at S.S. #6.
Seneca KetchumMar 23, 2015
Seneca was nearly 60 when he came to Mono, an age when many people look forward to ease and comfort.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2015Mar 23, 2015
Dividing the 80 acre potato farm, a chess set for PAMA and was there a slip-up at the Jolly Morphology Club?
“Your Christmas concert must be first-rate. Nothing less!”Nov 17, 2014
During the 1800s, teachers in local one-room schools faced a list of expectations and responsibilities so onerous, it’s a wonder so many carried on.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2014Nov 17, 2014
Mr. Judge’s word circle, game of checkers in Marsville, think out of the box and FAST!
The Bob Edgar Telephone CompanySep 11, 2014
Beginning in the late 1920s, though, a series of government regulations along with profit-driven business decisions gradually changed telephone service across the country into a fluid network.