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King reviewing streetscaping projects

Spring is in the air, and King Township staff are looking at ways to spiffy up local towns and villages. At a public meeting recently, Chris Fasciano, director of parks, recreation and culture, delivered a presentation on various improvements and streetscaping work across King.

York lauds subway extension

The Regional Municipality of York, together with York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, are thrilled to see a commitment from the Ontario government today of $5.6 ...

Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, (first from left), joined Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario (third from left), Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure (second from left), Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation (third from right), Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre and PA to the Minister of Transportation (second from right), and Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore and PA to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Housing) (first from right), to announce the government’s historic new transportation vision and a $28.5 billion expansion to Ontario’s transit network.



General News

Santorelli is new Chamber president

The King Chamber of Commerce has a new president. Well known King business owner and community supporter Angelo Santorelli, of Trisan Construction, takes over the lead of the local business association.

King businessman receives prestigious award

A long-time King businessman is simply doing what he loves. And for his passion and longevity, Jose Melo, of Allstone Quarry Products, received the Business Excellence Award from the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals (FPCBP).

Local delegate helps expand women’s rights abroad

Promoting access to education for women and girls received some international attention recently, at the largest United Nations gathering on gender equality ever held. Schomberg’s Lynn Bird was a delegate, represented the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women held March 11-22 in New York City.

CDS qualifies three debaters for Worlds

For the 12th consecutive year, The Country Day School has qualified a debater for the World Championships, held this year from April 11-17 at Branksome ...

Council moves ahead with traffic measures following study

Armed with the results of a township-wide traffic study, King councillors set to work on addressing the issues. As soon as consultants R.J. Burnside & Associates presented their findings, councillors immediately passed recommendations that will have wide-reaching implications to improve road safety.

Visit Olde Mill Gallery, meet artists, support humanitarian cause

A gem of a co-operative gallery awaits in historic Schomberg. Original works by Tahedl and Helen Lucas are up for sale at Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe on Main Street. Proceeds go to aid a humanitarian mission to Rwanda by a university student.

Bolton woman extends a hand of friendship to remote community in Trinidad

Helping others is at the top of the list for a Bolton university student. Alexandria (Lexie) Hesketh-Pavilons decided to spend her reading week doing what she loves – volunteering abroad and engaging with others. Through Western University’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB), Hesketh-Pavilons and the small group of students spent a week in the remote village of Matelot, Trinidad.

King native shares his personal cancer journey in new book

The grim statistics indicate we will all be touched by cancer in some way in our lives. A King native has decided to share his unique cancer journey, in the hopes of encouraging others to be resilient and coming out on the other end as better versions of themselves.

Local firm excited about potential spinoffs of government commitment to ‘Lunar Gateway’

Canada’s support for NASA’s Lunar Gateway program comes as good news to a King-based firm. Canada’s commitment to participating in the Lunar Gateway forms the cornerstone of “Exploration, Imagination, Innovation: A New Space Strategy for Canada,” which aims to leverage Canadian strengths like robotics, while advancing science and innovation in exciting areas like AI and biomedical technologies.

Metal artist celebrates life with sculptures

There’s something about creation that has fascinated humankind from the very beginning. For an artist, every work is a form of creation – a combination of talent, magic and dedication and perhaps a little divine inspiration.


King native to play in Prospect Game

A King football star will make his TV debut when he hits the field in the Prospect Game, broadcast on TSN June 1, live from Ottawa. King City ...

King City Lions take bronze at OFSAA championship

The revived King City Secondary School hockey program just keeps on rolling. For the second year in a row, the Lions took home both the York Region title and an OFSAA medal, after earning a bronze medal finish at the provincial tournament in Kincardine recently.

King minor midget Rebels fight through to championship

After finishing the regular season in third place, the King minor midget team continued to work on improving throughout the playoff rounds.

NobleKing Knights sweep through Peewee LL championship

Get out the brooms, it’s a clean sweep for the Peewee LL Nobleking Knights. The squad went undefeated in a whopping 10 games in the post-season to capture the Simcoe Region Local League title, culminating on Sunday with a three-games-to-none sweep of the LeFroy Ice Breakers.

CDS Saints hang on for CISAA hockey championship

The Country Day School Saints are at the top of the prep school hockey pyramid. The varsity squad captured the championship of the CISAA’s non-contact tier one division on Monday, marking a fitting end to a stellar season.

King City Lions win back-to-back York Region titles

The Lions’ roar never faulted. For only the third time in history, and the second time since the program started back up only a few years ago, the varsity hockey King City Lions are the York Region Athletic Association champions.

Long-time Schomberg coach celebrates 50 years behind bench

Larry Gould saw his name raised to the rafters of Schomberg’s Trisan Centre on Saturday, not as a player, but a lasting figure behind the bench. The long-time Schomberg coach got the surprise of his life after the completion of his Bantam Local League’s home playoff game against Thornton that afternoon, coming out from the dressing room post-game to a packed crowd of current and former Red Wings players, coaches, and staff.

Peewee LL2 Knights soar to double silver

The Peewee LL2 NobleKing Knights are flying high into the post-season, after adding twice to their trophy cases over the span of two weekends with a pair of silver medal finishes.

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