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King returns to in-person service on Jan. 31

The Township of King will return to in-person service, restoring fitness and sports programs, reopening the King Township Municipal Centre to counter service and reopening the King Heritage and Cultural Centre when the Provincial Health Direction is lifted starting Monday, ...

King homeowners face small hike in water rates

Average homeowners will face a blended 3.21% hike in their combined water and wastewater rates in 2022. Township staff and councillors were quick to point out the water and wastewater system is based on a user-pay, cost-recovery strategy. Water rates are calculated by usage so the more you use, the more you pay.

Police searching for suspects in King gas station robbery

Police are searching for three suspects in a violent robbery of a gas station in King Thursday. York Regional Police arrived on scene at King Road and Dufferin at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 13.

Funding helps revamp Schomberg park

The Lions Parkette in Schomberg will be undergoing some major improvements, thanks to funding from various levels of government.

 

 

 

General News

Schomberg receives ‘My Main Street’ funding boost

King Township will receive $116,000 in funding to revitalize the Schomberg Lions Parkette, a community hub in the village of Schomberg.On Jan. 12, the Honourable ...

DIY projects get a ‘dino’ boost

Our DIY projects have likely been piling up during the pandemic. The winter gives us time to check off some of the items on our to-do lists. But where are the screw drivers and do we have the right bits for the job? Well, the T-REX Multi-FlexDriver answers the call in spades. This device, and the seemingly endless set of attachments, is really all you need.

Len Mizzoni releases fifth album in five years

King’s prolific singer-songwriter Len Mizzoni is driven to share his music. It’s part of who he is and his newest offering is a testament to his creativity and from-the-heart sentiments.

Historic court award in Flight 752 case sends a message

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s massive $107 million award to the families of six victims in the shooting down of Ukraine Airlines Flight PS752 by the Islamic Republic of Iran sends a strong message to the world.

Field presents even ‘More Memories of King’

By Julia Galt Carol Gellatly Field recalls a King Township much different than the one she lives in today.As the fourth-generation Gellatly to call her ...

York Regional Council approves $3.7 billion 2022 budget

York Regional Council approved a $3.7 billion budget for 2022. The budget consists of $2.7 billion in operating costs to support the delivery of core ...

‘The Shift’ is a unique way of self healing

We’re always looking for ways to de-stress during some down time. Now, thanks to an innovative new device, it has become that much easier and accessible. The Shift, by Komuso Design, is a small, wearable whistle-like device that helps you down shift, any time of the day or night. You can wear it around your neck, for convenient comfort at all times.

Holiday favourites from Hasbro make kids’ smiles bright

The smiles on children’s faces at Christmas are what the holidays are all about. Thanks to leading toy-maker Hasbro, these smiles were even wider this year. And it’s much needed during these challenging times.

King Chamber spreads the joy at holiday lunch

Local families will benefit from the kindness of members of the King Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber held its annual holiday lunch and toy drive at the Kingbridge Centre last week, gathering for the first time since the pandemic.

Keeping your hands toasty at all times

Cold hands are the worst part of Canadian winters. But it’s no longer a problem, thanks to a handy, portable device courtesy of Ocoopa. The small palm-sized hand warmer is water-resistant, dust-resistance and crack-resistant. It delivers heat, from 45C to 65C and lasts more than four hours.

Sports

Eric Lamaze retires Olympic bronze medal mount, Fine Lady 5

Fine Lady 5, the horse that carried Canada’s Eric Lamaze to an individual bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, was officially retired in a ...

CDS teacher inducted into Queen’s Men’s Rugby Hall of Fame

The Country Day School teacher and long-time senior boys’ rugby coach Sandy Townsend was inducted into the Queen’s University Men’s Rugby Hall of Fame at the end of November. A lover of the sport since his youth, Townsend said he was incredibly pleased to be inducted into his alma mater.

Beth Underhill Joins Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable

Canadian Olympian and King native Beth Underhill has joined Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable with bases in Brussels, Belgium, and Wellington, FL. The new collaboration will see Underhill competing at the highest levels of show jumping with the horses of Torrey Pines Stable.

Golf tournament proceeds help Vitanova’s programs

A fundraising golf tournament has resulted in a scholarship to help others. The tournament, in support of Vaughan’s Vitanova Foundation, raised more than $60,000. Of that, $8,400 will be put in the scholarship fund that will be in Andrew Robinson’s name.

Terriers defend home turf, send Cougars home with a loss

The Orillia Terriers took down the Schomberg Cougars 8-5 in the Cougars’ only match-up last week. Travelling north and into hostile territory, the Cougars knew this was going to be a tough match-up. The Terriers sit in second place in the North Carruthers Division whilst the Cougars sit one spot behind.

Cougars scored 14 goals over two games, crushing their opponents

The Schomberg Cougars crushed their arch rivals the Alliston Hornets 7-1 last Thursday before heading out to Midland to take on the Flyers and taking care of business in a 7-2 affair. At this point in the season, it’s not much of a surprise that the Cougars can put teams away like this as the boys continue to make a name for themselves across the PJHL as one of the most potent offensive clubs in the league.

Country Day School sees more athletes off to university on scholarships

n retrospect, you truly can’t paint everyone with the same brush. But what you can do is guide everyone with the same compass. At The Country Day School it’s quite clear how students who attend the school are guided. Grow, educate and motivate students to take the road less travelled that ultimately leads to success.

King City native begins first pro rugby season with the Exeter Chiefs

McKinley Hunt wasn’t nonplussed when she went to the national rugby tournament in her first high school year at The Country Day School. There weren’t very many “niners” that tagged along, but she was one of the fortunate ones to get the nod to start.

Award winner Brent Morning is forever thankful

It was Brent Morning’s life-long dream to skate at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was getting used to his walker on skates, but when the opportunity presented itself, there was no question he was going to learn how to skate and make it happen.

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