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Ken Weber

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.

Puzzles Autumn 2014

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2014

Sep 11, 2014

Try a new game at the Jolly Morphology Club, find the missing letters at the Alton Fair and can the bus hold all the passengers?

From the front page of the Brampton Conservator, August 5, 1914. Illustration credit the Montreal Star. Illustration Courtesy Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

Our Local Press on the Eve of the Great War

Jun 17, 2014

From the first week of August onward, war news exploded onto the pages of community papers, filling them almost cover to cover.

Missing lambs in Shelburne

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2014

Jun 17, 2014

Albion challenges Garafraxa, missing animal life at the Shelburne 4-H and Silas Renarm returns to Palgrave.

The On-Again-Off-Again Birth of Peel County

Mar 23, 2014

When the council of the newly independent County of Peel convened in 1867, a first task was to choose a site and a builder for the courthouse and jail.

War Letter

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2014

Mar 23, 2014

A Wartime Letter at DCMA, An In The Hills Two Minute In-Your-Head Challenge and Crossing the Credit on a Rope.

“There’s Something Under Dufferin County”

Nov 19, 2013

As far back as 1886, for example, gold was discovered in Melancthon Township near Dundalk.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2013

Nov 19, 2013

The Jolly Morphology Club, free eggs and who is the man in the photograph?

A Place Like Home

Sep 11, 2013

For Canadian boys passing through England during World War I, the Perkins Bull Hospital for Convalescent Canadian Officers offered family warmth and the comfort of “home sweet home,” something all of them desperately needed.

Once Upon a Time There Were House Calls

Sep 11, 2013

Before the days of clinics, emergency rooms and office hours, most medical treatment took place in a patient’s home. It was a challenging and uncertain process, and not just for the patient.

A maze

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2013

Sep 11, 2013

At the Market in Creemore, from Melancthon to Mississippi and a rainy day challenge.

A Place for the Deserving Poor

Jun 17, 2013

Males and females, including married couples, slept and ate separately.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2013

Jun 17, 2013

At the Charleston Fair, using your head, speed puzzles and a mini mystery.

Bob Cook

The Great Escaper

Mar 31, 2013

The Orangeville Sun called him Robert the Bold. Local police called him ‘armed and dangerous.’ His neighbours called him ‘misunderstood.’ Bob Cook’s story fits all these descriptions – and then some.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2013

Mar 31, 2013

From Terra Cotta to Terra Nova, a leaky roof in Alton and how Ginny fooled Jack.

Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, whose arrogant misreading of the political situation had helped bring about the 1837 uprising, issued a proclamation offering a £1ooo reward for capture of Mackenzie.

How William Lyon Mackenzie Escaped Through Caledon …or Not!

Nov 17, 2012

They were smuggled food by a local farmer’s wife who, knowing she was being watched, would tie packages of food to her crinolines and go for a walk.

Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, whose arrogant misreading of the political situation had helped bring about the 1837 uprising, issued a proclamation offering a £1ooo reward for capture of Mackenzie.

The Rebellion of 1837: Not Just Montgomery’s Tavern

Nov 17, 2012

The rebellion in Upper Canada finally got British authorities to look into what was upsetting the colonies.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2012

Nov 16, 2012

Balancing imaginary eggs, Mr. Stuart, sidewalk chalk in Orangeville and an In The Hills Mini Mystery.

Shelburne Public Library has just won second prize (behind Halifax but ahead of all other major Canadian cities) in TD Bank’s Canada-wide assessment of “best summer reading programs.”

Your Public Library is Hot!

Sep 13, 2012

Once upon a time the public library was like a cathedral, where patrons came and went in reverent silence. Not anymore. Today’s library is action central.

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