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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: Winter 2008

Nov 18, 2008

Three puzzles to test if you are awake.

Natural Enemies: Horse vs Automobile

Sep 15, 2008

Just over a century ago the horseless carriage chugged into these rural hills and ran head on into a horse-reliant culture. What began as a novelty soon became a nuisance, sparking a battle for supremacy on the roads.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2008

Sep 15, 2008

Autumn is harvest time, test your fruit and vegetable trivia, going south from Crombie and float your boat in Headwaters.

Bad Night on Caledon Mountain

Jun 20, 2008

On a cold, dark November night in 1941, just when the war news from Europe was bleaker than ever, a fatal plane crash in Caledon Township showed that even training for war was perilous.

Sodom and Gomorrah? Melancthon Township?

Jun 20, 2008

Screaming headlines in Toronto newspapers turned an 1897 trial in Shelburne into a Canada-wide sensation, painting Melancthon as a hotbed of arson, fraud, perjury and intimidation.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2008

Jun 20, 2008

Pennies from Palgrave, missing report pages and walking the line.

Yesterday’s Superstore: A Tribute to the Old General Store

Mar 23, 2008

In the Waldemar store, pop was five cents in the 1940s (seven cents if you took it outside, but there was a two-cent bottle return).

The Party that Grew: Drummers’ Snack

Mar 23, 2008

“We did not see a drunken man on the grounds,” observed the Advocate (although the paper did wonder who rang the park bell at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning).

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2008

Mar 23, 2008

A backyard rescue in Grand Valley, putting things in chronological order and when was Abigail in Shelburne?

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2007

Nov 15, 2007

A tavern in East Luther, easy conundrums for speedy solutions and crossing the Humber.

Memoirs of a Caledon Pioneer

Nov 15, 2007

After the ox cart driver bid farewell and left us, and I began to clear away the snow where we were to lay our bed.

Learning to Live with Trains

Mar 22, 2007

Railroads brought a giant step in technology to the people of these fair hills, a step that took some getting used to. Although the new technology promised commercial progress and an easier lifestyle, it came at a price.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2007

Mar 22, 2007

Under the bridge at Kilgorie, a birthday party in Mono and who likes to curl?

Alex Raeburn: Caledon’s Man for All Seasons

Jun 15, 2005

For 92 years Alex Raeburn has been in the middle of the action, and enjoying every minute of it.

The Night the Dams Broke

Mar 18, 1999

Two hours before dawn, on November 13, 1889, the great Alton flood disaster took place when a series of dams failed to hold strong.