In the winter of 1946 the people of Bolton were drawn together by an incident that began with all the ingredients of a grand farce, but ended in tragedy.
How the birth of the Dominion was celebrated in the hills.
The Victoria Cross was awarded to Canadians until 1972, when separate Canadian awards were created.
Many a table regularly offered squirrels, groundhogs and, of course, ducks and geese.
As early as August 7, the word went out to militia units across the country: Enlist as many volunteers as possible.
Not only does the Grand River lay out nature’s beauty, it also offers opportunities for recreation, commerce and development. Yet all this comes at a cost, for the Grand can be both friend and foe.
In the 19th century a weekly newspaper was the primary source of information, commerce, entertainment, argument and gossip for the people of rural Canada. Few papers did the job better than the Orangeville Sun.
There was the button that always cranked these hills beyond reason – the hint of anything Fenian.
For almost 40 years after Confederation, the Conservative Party treated the riding of Cardwell – Albion, Caledon, Mono and Adjala townships – like private property. It led to some wild and woolly election campaigns.
Henry was born in Caledon Township in 1860 and left just long enough to get a veterinarian degree in Guelph in 1886 before moving to Orangeville to practise.
Seneca was nearly 60 when he came to Mono, an age when many people look forward to ease and comfort.
During the 1800s, teachers in local one-room schools faced a list of expectations and responsibilities so onerous, it’s a wonder so many carried on.