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An 1870 Media Battle over “Fake News”

Mar 26, 2018 | Ken Weber | Heritage

The tweets and accusations of fake news in today’s media seem almost dainty compared to the Orangeville Sun’s lambasting of its rival weekly, the Orangeville Advertiser.

This illustration of Mitchell’s childhood home and the setting for the novel, the Yellow Briar homestead on Mono’s 5th Line, is by Alan Daniel, reprinted from the 1970 edition of the book.

Yellow Briar

Nov 22, 2017 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

When The Yellow Briar was published in 1933 it hit all the right notes for a readership mired in the Great Depression.

Overall, the positive outweighs the negative. There is a sense of pride and optimism, even excitement, about the future in the now not-so-little town whose motto is, “A people place, a change of pace.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Shelburne: A Town in Transition

Sep 16, 2017 | Jeff Rollings | Community

According to Statistics Canada, Shelburne is Ontario’s fastest-growing town – and for residents old and new, that’s mostly a good thing.

Symbols of Service for Remembrance Day

Sep 16, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Heritage

Each November, military medals get a crisp autumn airing in the hills and across the country. Behind each is a story. Here are four of them.

The safecrackers’ car abandoned in front of the Imperial Bank in Bolton.

A Community Mourns

Sep 16, 2017 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

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.

The Classic Revival style of the Dufferin County Court House was designed to impress the citizenry with the authority of the judiciary. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walking Tour of Orangeville, Inglewood or Hillsburgh

Jun 21, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Heritage

Soak up some fascinating local history and stroll the sidewalks of our towns and villages.

In Silver Creek, St Cornelius Church and the schoolhouse, since converted to a residence, are all that remain of the bustling village.

Once a Village

Jun 21, 2017 | Ken Weber | Heritage

The 19th century saw tiny villages spring up all over these hills, bearing sturdy names like Lockton and Elder, unusual names like Biggles and Shrigley, and pretty names like Camilla and Silver Creek. They faded away, but left a legacy that helped create the hills we know today.

July 1, 1867

Jun 21, 2017 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

How the birth of the Dominion was celebrated in the hills.

As a young woman, the lifelong resident of Caledon served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

Doris Porter Goes to War

Mar 20, 2017 | Ken Weber | Heritage

As a young woman, the lifelong resident of Caledon served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

“The Taking of Vimy Ridge, Easter Monday 1917” by Richard Jack

Remembrance of Vimy Ridge

Mar 20, 2017 | Signe Ball | Heritage

Among Canada’s troops at Vimy was a young poet named Christopher George Cook.

GARY BLAKELEY / SHUTTERSTOCK

For Valour

Mar 20, 2017 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

The Victoria Cross was awarded to Canadians until 1972, when separate Canadian awards were created.

Shadows in the Forest

Nov 22, 2016 | Ken Weber | Departments

Many a table regularly offered squirrels, groundhogs and, of course, ducks and geese.

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