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.
Dealing with a Nightmare: The 1947 Palgrave FireSep 13, 2012
In the days before modern firefighting, nothing frightened a small community – or pulled it together more powerfully – than a major blaze. The 1947 Palgrave fire was one such case.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2012Sep 13, 2012
A Pentagram at the Alton Fair, from the Orangeville sidewalk and a who’s who at the Erin bank.
Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church in OrangevilleJun 15, 2012
Staying the Course for 175 Years: A story of determination and independence in the face of daunting challenge and bewildering change.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2012Jun 15, 2012
The Puzzles: Download a printable version of Ken Weber’s puzzles from the Summer 2012 edition of In The Hills. The Answers: Looking for the answers? Download the puzzle solutions and…
Mulmur’s Stanton HotelMar 21, 2012
The Stanton Hotel is the only stage coach hotel remaining in Mulmur, and one of a tiny few still standing in the Headwaters region.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2012Mar 21, 2012
Border Challenge in Erin, Ephraim’s Sales of Bitterroot Balm and Walking to Bolton
Show Us the Money!Nov 21, 2011
There were new markets, an expansion in available goods, new opportunities and, above all, a new lifestyle: people here had become connected to the outside world.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2011Nov 21, 2011
Window repair in Shelburne, Cattle Rustlers in East Luther, Something for the Kids at the Redickville WI, After School in Caledon East and Variations on a Theme in Palgrave.
Bringing ‘The Word’ to the WildernessSep 9, 2011
Of the worshippers in Mono Mills he complained, “When they should rise, they sit; when they should sit, they continue standing.”
A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2011Sep 9, 2011
Parrots in Purple Hill, Find the Flaw and Circular Arithmetic at the Inglewood Fair
Baseball MemoriesJun 16, 2011
When baseball fever swept North America in the late nineteenth century, the good people of these hills signed on, but they embraced the game with a unique, local flair.
From Vision to VillageJun 16, 2011
From Market Hill (Mono Mills) to reach what became Horning’s Mills, they built primitive pathways through forty kilometres of virgin forest, slogged around swamps and across streams, and forced their way up almost insurmountable hills.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2011Jun 16, 2011
The Puzzles: Download a printable version of Ken Weber’s puzzles from the Summer 2011 edition of In The Hills. The Answers: Looking for the answers? Download the puzzle solutions and…
Dr. Algie Delivers a JoltMar 23, 2011
By the 1880s, poor sanitation had been identified as a major cause of disease and governments were taking action. Here in the hills, newly established health boards had a lot of catching up to do.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2011Mar 23, 2011
In the Rafters at S.S. #15, Pile-up at Fraxa Junction, Foley’s Dozen, A Game of Rummoli, Running For Lunch and an In The Hills Mini Mystery by Ken Weber The…
Was Christmas ever ‘Old-Fashioned’?Nov 20, 2010
Christmas was once a simple season of carolling and school concerts, of neighbourly greetings and family visits, of tinkling bells and sleigh rides in gently falling snow, all blessedly free of commercial pressure. Well, maybe.
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2010Nov 20, 2010
Indoor/Outdoor Learning at Local Schools; What Day Is It? Measuring from A to M; Brooke’s Scary Ride.
When Local Government RuledSep 13, 2010
Before there were boards and commissions and tribunals and official plans, and before there were consultants and mission statements and surveys and regulations and codes, the local municipal council handled almost everything. And fast.