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Signe Ball

Signe Ball is publisher/editor of In The Hills.

Little Things

Mar 16, 2024

When it comes to young people, is it always ‘out with the old, in with the new’? Not always, finds editor Signe Ball.

The Case for Kindness

Nov 27, 2023

After reflecting on 30 years of producing In The Hills, editor Signe Ball believes that what holds our community together is the willingness of people to care for other people.

Dufferin’s Cultural Impresarios

Sep 11, 2023

From the archives: Our first issue in 1994 profiled the driving forces behind two exceptional new cultural institutions: Wayne Townsend, curator of Dufferin County Museum and Archives (as it was then known) and Jim Betts, artistic director of Theatre Orangeville.

All By Itself

Sep 8, 2023

A closer look at the ramifications of the recent announcement that Caledon will break away from Peel Region.

Is Caledon The Happiest City in Canada?

Jun 16, 2023

Once voted ‘the greenest town in Ontario’ Caledon does have a lot to be happy about, though continuing development pressures will no doubt have an impact on its future. 

A New Decade

Mar 20, 2023

With our design refresh, we’ve dressed ourselves up in some stylish new togs, and we’re ready and excited to embrace the future in our 30th year.


Nov 20, 2022

Birds do it, frogs do it, even rabbits in the woods do it. So let’s do it – let’s survive winter.

Thank you, Ken Weber

Sep 20, 2022

In the Hills bids a fond farewell to long-time contributor, Ken Weber, who penned 103 columns for our Historic Hills section.

Up, Up and Away

Jun 24, 2022

Wages are simply not keeping pace with the cost of accommodation.

You Say You Want an Evolution

Mar 29, 2022

In fact, going back is never an option.

Gifts From The Heart

Nov 29, 2021

Amid the despair and struggle, there have been encouraging signs of the resilience of the human spirit.

Splendour in the Grass

Sep 24, 2021

Mono gardener Misha Dubbeld’s newest garden, full of swaying grasses and anchored by a spillway of field rocks, was carved out of a windswept field.

The Land That Feeds Us

Sep 24, 2021

Large-scale farming in Dufferin still has a fighting chance of remaining a viable industry that both feeds us and helps maintain national food security.

Imagining the Future

Jun 22, 2021

A lot of us are daring to hope that some things really will never be the same again – in a good way.

No Green Recovery

Mar 31, 2021

The Ford government has navigated Covid as well as or better than many – but at the same time, it has also escalated its pro-development agenda.

Goodbye 2020

Nov 24, 2020

(and good riddance)

Home Sweet Office

Sep 18, 2020

At this magazine, our work culture is based on trust and respect.

No Life Untouched

Jun 25, 2020

Reflections on how we’ve coped and what the future holds.