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Efficiencies achieved through ServiceKing

King Township is running smoothly, thanks in no small part to ServiceKing. The ServiceKing program continues to provide “superior” customer service and “excellent” delivery of municipal services. Most businesses understand the inherent value and importance of customer service and that has been a key aspect of King’s internal operations.

King gets $608K from province

Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, announced that the Government of Ontario will provide the Township of King with $608,548 through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund ...

A new member of the Olde Mill’s artist group has paid tribute to Schomberg’s most interesting recent visitor. Catharine deMont was quite interested in the arrival of the unique hawk owl at Schomberg’s Dufferin Marsh. This owl’s presence has caused quite a stir amongst birders and photographers. Visit her and other artists at the gallery on Main Street in Schomberg.

 

General News

Group presents first in a series of events

The importance of trees is the first topic up for discussion, at an upcoming event. “Is Every Tree is Important” is the first of many events, organized by a new group of concerned citizens.

Progress being made in improving internet services

fforts by YorkNET and leading internet providers are helping to improve underserviced areas of King Township. Securing broadband services to all of King has been a goal of local politicians and while it’s been a slow process at times, there has been “significant progress.”

King’s wood turtle among most threatened

A long-time King resident is in danger of being wiped out. The wood turtle has been identified as one of the most threatened species in the country. Amphibians and reptiles are facing more threats than other at-risk species, according to a recent study by WWF-Canada.

York Region to pilot automated speed enforcement in 12 school areas

Safety measures are coming to a dozen school zones across York this spring. York Regional council approved the launch of a two-year automated speed enforcement pilot, which will include using a camera and speed measurement device to enforce speed limits in 12 community safety zones as early as May.

King approves budget with 2.5% increase

King residents will see another 2.5% increase in their property taxes this year. King council passed its 2020 budget Monday night, setting the direction for this year, and through 2022. Councillor Bill Cober called the budget “responsive” and “responsible.”

King’s home prices drop while others rise

House prices in King Township experienced a bit of a dip in 2019, while the GTA market as a whole saw a modest increase. King was the only municipality studied to seer a decline in prices. A report released by Zoocasa compares how 2019 home values have increased relative to local household incomes in the GTA.

Mizzoni sizzles with his best album to date

Following up on worldwide exposure for his 2019 hit, King’s Len Mizzoni will release what he calls his best album so far. The prolific songwriter and musician is thrilled with “Forever” and its single “It’s You Always been You.” The album is set for a Feb. 3 release. Mizzoni said this album is a mixed bag – everything you could want in terms of adult contemporary tunes.

King, YRP combat infractions in pilot project

A move by King Township and York Regional Police may just provide some deterrent to bad driving habits. Mayor Steve Pellegrini urged YRP to place a couple of decommissioned police vehicles at strategic locations around the municipality in a pilot project.

Increase in water rates necessary for cost-recovery

Water rates are going up again in King in 2020, and some residents aren’t too happy about it. A staff presentation at council Dec. 2 revealed the rate hikes coming in the new year are the result of a multi-year phased increase by the Region of York. Municipalities are being encouraged to make their water and wastewater services pay for themselves. Mandates from the Province have added to the burden, which is being passed on to homeowners.

King artist Panopoulos reinvents historic monoliths

A King artist’s imagination is sparked by the “mystery of history.” John Panopoulos takes his direction from the past, those faint whispers that reverberate around some of humankind’s most amazing, and often mysterious, monoliths.

Sports

Cougars knocked out in game 7

The Junior C Schomberg Cougars hockey club were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, in seven games against the Orillia Terriers. It was a well-fought series. Last Thursday, the Cougars returned home to Schomberg to defend their territory in game six.

NobleKing peewee Knights win title

They say three times a charm. In the case of the NobleKing Knights peewee team it was definitely true. The Peewee Knights made their way over the border to represent King Township and Canada at the 2020 Buffalo Winter Classic. The team was determined to make a mark after a disappointing loss in the finals at the recent holiday Silver Stick tournament and an early exit in their Ottawa tournament. The Knights were the only Canadian team in the tournament which added to the excitement of the event.

Bantam Red Wings win Wainfleet Tournament

The Nik Nak Nook and Schomberg Lions Club sponsored Schomberg bantam Red Wings returned home from the Niagara region late Sunday night with a new ...

King City’s Steven Li shares how hockey brought him to Canada

It might be cliché to re-iterate that sports brings people together. To stretch it even further, that sports is a lifestyle. To some, this is a mediocrity of the game. To others, it is the reality, that binds their whole motive in life together.

King City’s Christodoulou in 3rd NACAM championship

What does the life of a 14-year-old look like? Evolving personality, rebelling against your parents and choosing friends over anything else might summarize it, perhaps? Nicholas Christodoulou, a 14-year-old teen from King City, does have the normal life of a teenager. He also has a racing milieu, that separates him from the rest.

Minor bantam A King Rebellion bring home silver

King Rebellion dramatically lost in a shootout to the London Jr. Mustangs White 4-3, falling just shy of another gold medal this year. The Aurora tournament began on Friday with the finals being hosted on Sunday. Five teams were present in King’s group, involving the Aurora Minor Tigers, TNT Tornadoes, East Gwillimbury Eagles and the London Jr. Mustangs White.

Rebellion peewees crowned champs

The peewee King Rebellion were the champs at the local King Classic Tournament. The Rebellion were undefeated, tying their first match against the Applewood Coyotes and ...

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