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I am shot!

Jun 19, 2018 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

On the platform of a local railway car, 23-year-old David Hunter was an innocent victim in a deadly chain of events that turned deadly one evening in 1872.

An 1870 Media Battle over “Fake News”

Mar 26, 2018 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Remembrance of Vimy Ridge

Mar 20, 2017 | Signe Ball

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

For Valour

Mar 20, 2017 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

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