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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.

Dealing with a Nightmare: The 1947 Palgrave Fire

Sep 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 2012

Sep 13, 2012

A Pentagram at the Alton Fair, from the Orangeville sidewalk and a who’s who at the Erin bank.

Tweedsmuir Window

Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church in Orangeville

Jun 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 2012

Jun 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…

Stanton Hotel Mulmur

Mulmur’s Stanton Hotel

Mar 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.

Spring Puzzles

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2012

Mar 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 2011

Nov 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 Wilderness

Sep 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 2011

Sep 9, 2011

Parrots in Purple Hill, Find the Flaw and Circular Arithmetic at the Inglewood Fair

Baseball shirt, bar, ball and mitt

Baseball Memories

Jun 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.

Image courtesy DCMA P-1360

From Vision to Village

Jun 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.

The Spoons at Dufferin County Museum

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2011

Jun 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 Jolt

Mar 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 2011

Mar 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 2010

Nov 20, 2010

Indoor/Outdoor Learning at Local Schools; What Day Is It? Measuring from A to M; Brooke’s Scary Ride.

When Local Government Ruled

Sep 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.

In The Hills

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