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.
Natural Enemies: Horse vs AutomobileSep 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 2008Sep 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 MountainJun 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 2008Jun 20, 2008
Pennies from Palgrave, missing report pages and walking the line.
Yesterday’s Superstore: A Tribute to the Old General StoreMar 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’ SnackMar 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 2008Mar 23, 2008
A backyard rescue in Grand Valley, putting things in chronological order and when was Abigail in Shelburne?
A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2007Nov 15, 2007
A tavern in East Luther, easy conundrums for speedy solutions and crossing the Humber.
Memoirs of a Caledon PioneerNov 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 TrainsMar 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 2007Mar 22, 2007
Under the bridge at Kilgorie, a birthday party in Mono and who likes to curl?
Alex Raeburn: Caledon’s Man for All SeasonsJun 15, 2005
For 92 years Alex Raeburn has been in the middle of the action, and enjoying every minute of it.