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Land Acknowledgments Decoded

Mar 29, 2022 | Erin Fitzgibbon

A primer on the history and the reconciliation goals behind the statements read out before municipal, arts and sports events.

Orangeville’s “Stolen” Election

Mar 29, 2022 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Angry crowds, a mishandled ballot box, cries of voter suppression and a legal challenge rocked the election for Orangeville’s reeve in 1909.

Free Calendars at Christmas

Nov 29, 2021 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Collecting calendars was once a seasonal ritual on main street.

Stories in the Stones

Sep 24, 2021 | Ken Weber

Murder, Hollywood intrigue and heroic deaths are among the tales that lurk on tombstones in cemeteries from Bolton to Horning’s Mills.

Donna Holmes at the door of the Mono pioneer church that has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. “It’s where real life happens,” she says. Photo by Brenda Holmes.

Donna Holmes

Sep 24, 2021 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

This devoted Relessey Cemetery Board volunteer helps the group manages the graveyard next to the Mono church, which dates back to the 1870s.

‘Spooks’ In the Hills

Sep 24, 2021 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

In 1930, a series of strange physical disturbances led a family to abandon their farm in Mulmur Township. Was a spirit at work? A poltergeist? Was it real?

The Ford Model T Coupe was popular among country doctors for, among other reasons, an enclosed cabin that would protect them from the elements when making house calls.

The Auto Takes Hold

Jun 22, 2021 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

In less than two decades automobiles grew from curiosity to commonplace in these hills.

Greystones Restaurant and Lounge director of operation Danielle Hughes and co-owner Benn Froggett stand at the bar in the lounge. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Greystones Reborn

Mar 31, 2021 | Tralee Pearce | Food

An Orangeville landmark gets a splashy makeover and the chance to turbocharge the town’s vibrant dining scene.

Huge crowds filled every community on Orangemen’s Day. In Caledon East, c.1900, the Ontario Hotel had to install extra balcony supports for this group photo. Photo courtesy Doris Porter.

The Orange and the Green: A Legacy of Distrust

Mar 31, 2021 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Animus between Protestants and Catholics brewed among early settlers in Headwaters.

Alexander McLachlan (1818–96) In 1890, this portrait was presented to McLachlan at a tribute dinner. In 1967, it was reportedly found in rubble behind the furnace at the Orangeville Public Library.

Alexander McLachlan: Our Forgotten Poet

Nov 24, 2020 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

A century ago Alexander McLachlan was one of the best known citizens of these hills, widely admired, respected and praised for his poetry. Today hardly anyone has heard of him. How did this happen?

A Fine Vintage

Sep 18, 2020 | James MacDonald

Headwaters’ antiques and auctions experts offer an irresistible way to connect with the history – and value – that comes with well-made furniture and nostalgic collectibles.

Maple Leafs hockey cards at Reinhart Auctions. Photo by James MacDonald.

Reinhart Auctions

Sep 18, 2020 | James MacDonald

Don Reinhart is known beyond Headwaters for his stint as the no-nonsense auctioneer on two seasons of TV’s “Storage Wars Canada”.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.