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King’s history will come together in new book

The colourful history of King Township will come alive in a comprehensive book. King council, sparked by a request from the King Township Historical Society, has agreed to provide matching funds, up to $25,000 for the project. The funds will come from the proceeds of the annual council golf tournament, which traditionally earmarks its funds to the Parks, Recreation and Culture department.

Sign bylaw sent back for final tweaking

A request by a King City business led councillors to send its revamped sign bylaw back to staff for one final revision. King council was ready to pass the new and improved sign bylaw Jan. 8, but deferred the matter after a local business asked for added signage for the King’s Ridge Market.

Joan Kelley Walker from donates $50,000 to Mercy Ships

Celebrity philanthropist, Joan Kelley Walker from The Real Housewives of Toronto is thrilled to be an ambassador for Mercy Ships Canada at the Toronto Boat Show, where she has donated $50,000 to the floating hospital ship. The ship provides free surgical care to children in need around the globe.
“As I continue to devote my life to the community and participate in various initiatives in helping others here at home and around the world, I am humbled to be able to support and add my voice to an important cause and organization like Mercy Ships. Their remarkable commitment and call to action have been able to rally thousands of professional volunteers from around the world for a common cause that is so important to improve the lives of individuals and their families in providing humanitarian aid and healthcare,” said Joan Kelley Walker.
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world.
Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1 billion, with more than 2.35 million direct beneficiaries. Each year Mercy Ships has more than 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. mercyships.ca
Joan challenges all boat lovers in Canada to join her, by donating today at www.BuyaBoatToday.com

General News

King artist, society keep folk music alive

For Mary Bennet, it all started with an acoustic guitar, fueled by passion. Instead of pigeon-holing her style, Bennet is more of a storyteller, a “roots” musician. The King woman felt the calling early on.

King entrepreneur offers innovative vacuum elevators

Technological innovations have a way of weaving their way into our living spaces. Never before has owning an elevator in your home been so easy, thanks to a Kingscross specialty home builder. Hard at Work Elevator is the GTA distributor of Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVE), the most stunning plug-and-play home innovation. Powered by air, the PVE is the newest addition to any home, condo or cottage, upping the ante tremendously. It’s so simple, it’s amazing.

Actor Enrico Colantoni wants to continue to inspire

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill That courage has propelled actor Enrico Colantoni through a long career, one that’s far from final. The successful TV and movie actor has had a busy 2017.

King Township is embracing green vehicles

In yet another testament to King’s green ideology, councillors and residents alike are embracing electric vehicles. King’s discerning motoring public is definitely seeing green when it comes to their preferred mode of transportation.

Resident fights depression by assuming advocacy role

Charlotte Livingston is on a mission and this “rebel” has a new cause, one that can impact many people from all walks of life. Charlotte and her husband George planning to presenting an improved compact version of a proven medical treatment.

Helping others continues to motivate Joan Kelley Walker

Joan Kelley Walker leads by example. Juggling a hectic schedule and wearing many hats, Walker is a strong woman, loving wife and mother. Underneath her calm, cool exterior is unbridled passion for what matters most – helping others and remaining true to herself.

King’s Sarain Fox shares stories and a call to action

You can’t talk about Canada without including our Indigenous people. A CBC/Radio-Canada yearbook has brought some fascinating stories to the forefront. To mark the country’s 150th, CBC launched “What’s Your Story? – A Canada 2017 Yearbook.” It’s a collection of over 150 stories, perspectives and photographs that create a fascinating snapshot of the people, places, things and events that tell a story of who we are now and where we are headed together as a nation.

Pamper yourself with the ultimate in luxury air travel

Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore once said that commercial airplane travel has a habit of making you look like your passport photo. On the flip-side, private jet travel is a way to make you look and feel like a million bucks. And given today’s fast-paced competitive world, it makes perfect business sense.

Kingscross considered the ‘Bridle Path of the North’

If you take an aerial view of Kingscross, you’ll see a mosaic of properties and homes that epitomizes the new iteration of King Township. This historic estate subdivision was one of the first in the GTA to set the bar high in terms of beautiful homes on beautiful lots.

King Fire, Lions go above and beyond with Guide Light program

A close-knit community looks after its own. That sentiment is behind a new pilot project initiated by King Fire and Emergency Services. The Guide Light program aims to ensure that every senior, living independently in their own home, is taken care of.

Sports

Formenton, Mete golden at World Juniors

By Jake Courtepatte Though Tyler Steenburgen may have scored the World Junior Hockey Championship’s most memorable goal, it was King City’s Alex Formenton who was ...

Mete helps Canada to top of Group A at World Juniors

Hockey fans across the nation were given quite a scare on Monday, when Victor Mete failed to practice with Team Canada on their day off at the World Junior Hockey Championship. Rumours began to swirl around the much-hyped tournament and the Montreal Canadiens’ defenceman, a former King City resident and student at Country Day School.

King Rebellion at Lake Placid tourney

  The King Rebellion peewee A team traveled to Lake Placid to participate in their first U.S. tournament recently. The boys were proud to represent ...

Sun, surf and slapshots for the King Rebellion bantam A champs

Holy mackinaw! It was sun, surf and slap-shots as the King Rebellion Bantam “A” team voyaged to Fort Lauderdale for a long weekend of hard-hitting hockey action in the Florida Panthers Thanksgiving Tournament.

Students earn hardware at martial arts tourney

The Purdy Center for the Arts participated at the Guelph Open Shiai in Guelph Nov. 18. It was a competitive day with over 200 martial artists in attendance from varying disciplines including Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Kick Boxing and Karate to test their skills at the tournament.

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