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Increased densities pave the way for King City development

A large portion north of King City will become home to King’s next biggest residential development.

King goes green with new municipal building

As King’s new municipal building inches closer to reality, councillors approved making a few green upgrades.

Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament was a roaring success

More than 180 participants teed off last week at the Mayor’s annual charity Golf Tournament, this year held at Nobleton Lakes. Many sponsors and local businesses pitched in to make this day a great success. Proceeds are still being calculated, but the money raised is directed to Parks, Recreation and Culture in King Township for community projects. Councillors turned out to support the cause. Photo by Mark Pavilons

General News

King cracking down on off-road vehicles

Bylaw officers and police are focusing on the illegal and unsafe use of off-road vehicles in King Township. King has received numerous complaints regarding the ...

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Abby family day raises more than $15Gs for charity

The annual “We Belive in Abby Family Day” continues to give back. The event, held June 18 at Hickstead Park in Schomberg, raised $10,965.65 – all in a four-hour event! According to Becky Eveson, they will be donating $9365.65 to SickKids foundation. The “Cardiac Kids BBQ” was able to raise $1,600 for their organization.

Baby turtles released at Seneca College

Local residents joined Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC) and WWF-Canada last week to return 15 at-risk snapping turtle hatchlings to their wetland habitat at Seneca College’s King Campus.

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TV star opens dance studio in Schomberg

Samantha Grecchi’s life so far has been “epic.” With a sky’s the limit attitude, Grecchi has decided to put down stronger roots in her home town, and become a business woman.

King secures conviction in large illegal dumping case

A Sharon man pleaded guilty in a Newmarket court to illegally dumping more than 40 fire extinguishers in a King Township ditch back in March. ...

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KCSS music program gifted with unique instrument

King City Secondary School band will have a new addition to their wind ensemble next school year. A graduate of the school in the 1970s presented a unique donation to the class at the band’s annual end-of-year performance, a didgeridoo he acquired while on a trip with the school as a chaperone in the 1980s.

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Buddy Bench unveiled at St. Mary school

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” No one need feel excluded or alone. With these sentiments, a small yet powerful gesture at a local elementary school can send ripples throughout the community.

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Morning & Sons backed by strong service

Honesty and integrity will take you a long way. Just ask Kettleby’s James Morning.

Enjoy home-cooked meals through Pops’ Kitchen

The best investment we can make is in our own wellbeing. Eating healthy meals together isn’t a luxury, but rather a necessity.

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Thermal Concepts rolls out the red carpet for customers

We take great pride in our homes. When we invite service professionals into our homes, it’s nice to know they take great pride in their work. An HVAC company, owned by a King resident, literally rolls out the red carpet, treating customers with utmost respect. Customer service, actually listening to clients, is the key to success, according to Joe DiDonato, owner of Thermal Concepts of Concord. Now in its 16th year, Thermal Concepts has a solid reputation of quality service and products.

Sports

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Lamaze on Canadian equestrian team headed for Rio 2016

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Equestrian Canada (EC) named the 10 athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in equestrian at the Rio 2016 Olympic ...

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Hugh Graham rides to victory

He was ahead by less than a second, but that was all that was needed Sunday to earn Schomberg’s Hugh Graham top spot in the $20,000 Grand Prix in the Caledon Premier event at Caledon Equestrian Park. Graham was aboard Knock Out 3E, a nine-year-old Canadian sport horse.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Rosannagh Maclennan of Canada competes in the  Trampoline on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

MacLennan soars to World Cup gold before Rio

King City’s Rosie MacLennan seems to be in top form just weeks before she defends her trampoline gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Beth Underhill wins two events at Summer Classic

Canada Day weekend offered two occasions to celebrate for Beth Underhill of Schomberg. Friday saw her winning the $10,000 Open Welcome event, presented by Alberta Premium, at the Summer Classic at Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, riding Count Me In. It was a bigger pay off Sunday, as the pair were victorious in the $25,000 Grand Prix, presented by Ram Equestrian.

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Soccer championships highlight Villanova spring season

The CISAA (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association) season has come to a close, and with it comes some hardware for student athletes at Villanova College in King City.

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Five figures raised for camp charity through golf tournament

A sell-out crowd of 72 golfers hit the links at Kettle Creek Golf Club for the Charity Golf Challenge, raising the most money yet in its three year history to send kids with disabilities to camp.

Tessier shines in academics, sports and community work

A flood of memories, overwhelmingly good and inspirational, consumes the mind of Arielle Tessier these days. Still, there is something that stirs her emotions. Tessier knows the inevitable is not far off.

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Spray Lake Watersports a wakeboarder’s paradise

Calling all wakeboarders/skaters: Southern Ontario’s premier cable wakepark is once again open for business.

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Eric Lamaze Selects Fine Lady 5 as Olympic mount

Olympic Show Jumping Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, has selected Fine Lady 5 as his mount for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Conor Swail takes two events at Equestrian Park

Conor Swail enjoys his visits to Palgrave, with good reason. He was victorious recently in the $50,000 FEI Jumper Classic at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, riding Dillinger. And that came after a successful afternoon, when he won the $35,000 FEI Open Welcome aboard Grafton. That performance narrowly beat the second-place combination of Swail and Cita.

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