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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 2010

Sep 13, 2010

Ken Weber’s regular feature, including Six More Buttons Needed! Chuck’s Bus. Silas Renarm. What Am I? Primrose Reunion. And the Almost Perfect Armoured Car Heist.

Prohibition pits “wet” vs “dry”

Jun 15, 2010

In the 1880s, prohibitionists took the fight for liquor control to the voting booths of the nation. In the hills, choosing “wet” or “dry” became such a hot button that neighbours and whole communities were pulled in different directions.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2010

Jun 15, 2010

Ken Weber’s regular feature, including Orville’s Albion Octagon, Collector Coins at Rosemont, Adrian’s Leg Count, What am I?, The Case of the Stolen Documents and You’ve Got Ten Seconds!

A Tale of a Jail

Mar 21, 2010

When it came into service in 1867, built on land donated by the Village of Brampton, Peel County jail was a grim edifice modelled on England’s notorious Newgate Prison.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2010

Mar 21, 2010

The Colbeck Hiddenhorns, The Case of the Kid and the Blue Pickup, On a Hill Near Hillsburgh and Who Was in Charge?

Women’s Institute: For Home and Country

Nov 15, 2009

The Women’s Institute has been called the most effective women’s organization ever – with good reason. For over a century, the WI has been welcoming, educating, challenging, improving, supporting and “getting things done.”

The Bolton Kinsmen

Nov 15, 2009

In the early spring of 1967, the Stanley Cup playoffs…held the attention of hockey fans everywhere in these hills. Except in Bolton.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2009

Nov 15, 2009

A dots and lines challenge, a phoney insurance claim and flying low over King Road.

The Story of a Mill

Sep 15, 2009

Mono’s Sheldon Creek was the site of one of Ontario’s two longest-serving waterpowered mills.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2009

Sep 15, 2009

Was it raining or clear yesterday?

Suffer the Little Children

Jun 18, 2009

The settlers of these hills had fled wars and tyranny and repressive class system to seek a new life in a new world, but they were unable to escape the dreaded shadow of contagious disease, especially its grip on their children.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2009

Jun 18, 2009

How many coins were left in the bag?

Clara Brett Martin: Canada’s First Woman Lawyer

Mar 21, 2009

A Modest pioneer, Clara Brett Martin, the daughter of a Mono Township pioneer family, became a pioneer of a different sort when she challenged the Law Society of Upper Canada to become the first woman lawyer in the British Empire.

How Not to Rob a Bank: Shelburne’s First-ever Bank Robbery!

Mar 21, 2009

Shelburne’s first-ever bank robbery began as a pretty scary affair, but in the hands of a bumbling stickup man it ended more like a gong show.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2009

Mar 21, 2009

More from the attic, along the Grand River and at the Melancthon Limerick Contest.

William Perkins Bull

Nov 18, 2008

William Perkins Bull was so filled with energy, intelligence and initiative that he not only recorded history, he made it!

Medicinal Wonders?

Nov 18, 2008

“Why Die a Lingering Death of Direful Diabetes? Dodd’s Kidney Pills Cure It!”

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2008

Nov 18, 2008

Three puzzles to test if you are awake.

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.