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The Bolton Kinsmen

Nov 15, 2009 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Winter 2009

In the early spring of 1967, the Stanley Cup playoffs…held the attention of hockey fans everywhere in these hills. Except in Bolton.

Sheldon Mill Creek today

The Story of a Mill

Sep 15, 2009 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Mono’s Sheldon Creek was the site of one of Ontario’s two longest-serving waterpowered mills.

Suffer the Little Children

Jun 18, 2009 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue | Summer 2009

The settlers of these hills had fled wars and tyranny and repressive class system to seek a new life in a new world, but they were unable to escape the dreaded shadow of contagious disease, especially its grip on their children.

The Day the Avro Arrow Died

Mar 21, 2009 | Jeff Rollings

It’s been 50 years since Black Friday, the day the Avro Arrow was cancelled – and economic disaster spread like wildfire through the hills.

Clara Brett Martin: Canada’s First Woman Lawyer

Clara Brett Martin: Canada’s First Woman Lawyer

Mar 21, 2009 | Ken Weber

A Modest pioneer, Clara Brett Martin, the daughter of a Mono Township pioneer family, became a pioneer of a different sort when she challenged the Law Society of Upper Canada to become the first woman lawyer in the British Empire.

How Not to Rob a Bank: Shelburne’s First-ever Bank Robbery!

Mar 21, 2009 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Shelburne’s first-ever bank robbery began as a pretty scary affair, but in the hands of a bumbling stickup man it ended more like a gong show.

William Perkins Bull

Nov 18, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues

William Perkins Bull was so filled with energy, intelligence and initiative that he not only recorded history, he made it!

Medicinal Wonders?

Nov 18, 2008 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

“Why Die a Lingering Death of Direful Diabetes? Dodd’s Kidney Pills Cure It!”

Jeremy and Jordan Grant on site just one month ago: phase two required three times as much structural restoration as they first anticipated. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Alton Mill: New Life for an Old Mill

Sep 15, 2008 | Tony Reynolds | Back Issues

It has been a long and costly labour of love, but Jeremy and Jordan Grant are set to unveil their landmark restoration of the Alton Mill.

Stanton School : This photo of the school was taken before Bill and Irene Knisley began the renovations that would turn it into their retirement home. The original school was built in 1868 and the second room at the back in the 1880s. Photo courtesy of Irene Knisley.

Home and School

Sep 15, 2008 | Susan Greer | Back Issues

The sound of children’s laughter still echoes up the hillside at SS#1 Stanton, attended by four generations of the writer’s family, including the school’s current occupants who have made it their home.

Natural Enemies: Horse vs Automobile

Sep 15, 2008 | Ken Weber | Autumn 2008 | Back Issues | Departments | Historic Hills | In Every Issue

Just over a century ago the horseless carriage chugged into these rural hills and ran head on into a horse-reliant culture. What began as a novelty soon became a nuisance, sparking a battle for supremacy on the roads.

Bad Night on Caledon Mountain

Jun 20, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues

On a cold, dark November night in 1941, just when the war news from Europe was bleaker than ever, a fatal plane crash in Caledon Township showed that even training for war was perilous.

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