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.
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.
Autumn is harvest time, test your fruit and vegetable trivia, going south from Crombie and float your boat in Headwaters.
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.
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.
Pennies from Palgrave, missing report pages and walking the line.
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).
“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 backyard rescue in Grand Valley, putting things in chronological order and when was Abigail in Shelburne?
A tavern in East Luther, easy conundrums for speedy solutions and crossing the Humber.
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.
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.
Under the bridge at Kilgorie, a birthday party in Mono and who likes to curl?
For 92 years Alex Raeburn has been in the middle of the action, and enjoying every minute of it.