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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

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

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

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

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.

Charles Ernest Thomas and one of his wartime diaries.

Face to Face with World War I

Sep 16, 2016 | Ken Weber

Charles Ernest Thomas, private, 3rd Field Company, Canadian Engineers

War and Remembrance

Sep 16, 2016 | Signe Ball | Departments

Betty Ward of Orangeville knows the responsibility of generational memory. Her father Charles Thomas, who survived the First World War, had kept a regular diary during his service.

Soldiers and their loved ones say goodbye at the Shelburne railway station, 1914. Photo Courtesy Dufferin County Museum And Archives P-0009.

August 1914: The First Goodbyes

Sep 16, 2016 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

As early as August 7, the word went out to militia units across the country: Enlist as many volunteers as possible.

The Grand River – When Your Neighbour is a River

Jun 20, 2016 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

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.

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau wore a cloche in 2015, on the day the newly elected Liberal cabinet was sworn in. Photo by Art Babych / Shutterstock.

A Tip of the Hat to History

Mar 21, 2016 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Spring 2016

A jaunt through hat fashion history!

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