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Excitement builds as Seneca gets ready to open Magna Hall at King Campus

As the finishing touches are put on Magna Hall, King students and community members are starting to preview the new space. When the building opens in September, Magna Hall will have the capacity to welcome an additional 1,500 students. The ...

King makes top 20 of best places to live in Canada

The secret is out! King is one of the best places to live in all of Canada. A survey released by MoneySense magazine revealed that half of the 50 best places to live in the country are in Ontario.

As the finishing touches are put on Magna Hall, King students and community members are starting to preview the new space. When the building opens in September, Magna Hall will have the capacity to welcome an additional 1,500 students.

General News

Schomberg’s Jayne, Bierstecker in top 20 of Hoedown Showdown

Singers from Aurora, King, Simcoe and Dufferin counties, and from towns and cities across Ontario, will be vying for a place in the Top 10 in the 2018 Hoedown Showdown competition.

Wayne Emmerson seeks re-election at York chair

Wayne Emmerson wants a second term as chairman of York Region. In an unusual turn of events, Emmerson withdrew from the race in July after considering the enormity of the campaign necessary to win the post in an election.

Michelin tires backed by years of innovative engineering

We spend a lot of time and forethought in selecting our family vehicles. The same amount of consideration should be spent on picking the right tires. Instead of just kicking the tires, we need to look at them closely, to ensure they fit our needs.

MPP Lecce appointed PA to Premier

Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, has been appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, in addition to his existing roles of Deputy Government House Leader ...

King City library closed as expansion set to start

Construction on the expansion of the King City Library/Seniors Centre is set to kick-off with the temporary closure of the branch, now in effect. “The ...

Helen Lucas driven to create her art

“It’s the only thing I want to do,” said renowned floral painter Helen Lucas. At 86, the years are catching up with her but she desperately wants to work. She has created a few new pieces depicting brilliant flowers, and a dash of something else – light and a ray of hope. Helen’s passion hasn’t waned at all.

Partnership saves lives in King

Our emergency responders do their best when answering the call. They will be the first to tell you that seconds matter. King Fire and Emergency Services is in the business of mitigating damage and saving lives. Their efforts are being boosted by the Guide Light, created by Tony Nowzari, president and founder of Safety Aid.

Eliminating barriers, helping youth in Canada’s north

A King native has travelled a very long way to help improve the lives of indigenous youth. Breanna Capobianco is making a difference and she’s showcasing her efforts at an upcoming fundraiser golf tournament at Nobleton Lakes.

King artist helps preserve, enhance history

The work of a King artist pays homage to creativity and spirituality. In fact, this one piece of glass work will be on display to complement Austrian history. World-renowned artist Ernestine Tahedl created a 2.5-metre metal and glass church window, capturing both classical and modern abstract designs.

King’s YMCA Cedar Glen evolving

Once upon a time there was a conference centre in King Township owned by the United Church of Canada. It sat high on the tablelands above the Humber River with a substantial conference centre and the largest western red cedar pan abode building in North America. Those buildings housed the guest rooms for visitors, whether on a religious retreat, a conference, or a school outdoor education visit. It was simply called Cedar Glen.

Sports

MacLennan returns to international competition at Trampoline World Cup

Though admittedly rusty from a stark schedule of international competition as of late, shades of the two-time Olympic gold medalist came through in Rosie MacLennan’s entry at the 2018 Trampoline World Cup in Japan.

Core Athletics rooftop track the first in Canada

The sky is the limit at Core Athletics. The state-of-the-art fitness club in King City has officially unveiled its new rooftop track and workout facility, the first of its kind in Canada.

York 9 FC names Brennan as inaugural head coach

A student of the game for over 30 years, Canadian soccer legend Jim Brennan now steps into the role of teacher. The former TFC captain, and founding organizer of York 9 FC of the newly-formed Canadian Premier League, was announced as the team’s first head coach at a news conference last Friday.

King City’s Pietrangelo sees Stanley Cup in his future

When Patrik Berglund was traded from the NHL’s St. Louis Blues to the Buffalo Sabres on the first day of free agency, Alex Pietrangelo gained another title outside of his two-year tenure as captain.

Nobleton’s Burnett bounces back to top of national podium

At 31 years old, Jason Burnett is still proving he can bounce with the best of them. The three-time Olympian earned double gold at the recent Canadian National Gymnastics Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta, topping the field in both the men’s individual trampoline and the synchro competition.

Minor bantam Jay tagged for Under-16 Team Ontario

Claire Johnson has grown used to being the only girl on an all-boys baseball team, ever since the days of t-ball, and her debut with the Rookie Aurora-King Jays. “I encouraged her to make the change to softball this past season, but she refused,” said her mother, Carmen Spiteri-Johnson. “Her love for baseball is very strong.”

CDS track & field team experiences another banner year

This was another record-breaking year for The Country Day School’s Senior Track Team. The season started with their largest contingent ever with just over 50 ...

King City’s Christodoulou facing a bright future in Formula 1

Still years away from earning his licence to drive on a public road, Nico Christodoulou is already an expert behind the wheel on a track. The 13-year-old King City native is already experiencing a thrill that many of-age drivers have yet to have. “Just feeling the power when you step on the pedal, and firing down the straight-away,” said Christodoulou to CBS Austin in January.

Friends of We Care golf tourney raises record funds for Easter Seals

Year after year, the Friends of We Care Golf Challenge shatters its own records: a reminder of the importance of their contributions. Another sellout crowd of over golfers were on hand at Kettle’s Creek Golf Club, Cardinal Golf Club’s executive course, to raise funds to allow kids with disabilities to experience summer camp through the Easter Seals program.

Canadian Premier League set to kick off in York Region

There is always room for more footy in the soccer hotbed of York Region. That was the thought process of the York Sports and Entertainment organization when they announced last week the formation of “York 9 FC,” the first of eight clubs that will kick off the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

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