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Tribunal grants Brock’s expansion

Despite opposition by local residents and King council, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly OMB) granted the appeal by Brock Aggregates for expansion on their property in the hamlet of Snowball. King council rejected Brock’s application for an OP and zoning bylaw amendment to permit a 25,631-quare foot building for storage, back in 2016. In the decision brought down Feb. 4, the Tribunal finds “the proposal will be compatible with other land uses in the rural settlement area of Snowball and will safeguard the Oak Ridges Moraine in a manner that conforms to the ORMCP and other relevant plans.”

Justin Trudeau pledges $595 million in GO funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Maple GO station in Vaughan, to reveal plans for the GO expansion project. On Feb. 7, Trudeau announced the Canadian government is allocating $595 million to improve service along the Barrie corridor.

‘Heart of Gold’ photo session shines with donations

Hearts were swelling recently during the Heart of Gold photo fundraiser, held to raise money for Abby Eveson’s memorial park. Pottageville photographer Lisa Pace held Valentine-themed sessions at the Sugar & Spice Bakeshop in Schomberg. The weather was good for people to travel to the event and participate in these fun sessions. With a red heart filled backdrop, children of all ages with their families came for photos. When all was said and done, more than $600 was raised for Abby’s park. Thank you to this wonderful community for coming together for a great cause!
Photo by Lisa Pace

 

General News

Walker’s fashion line is embraced by consumers

The monumental success of a King woman’s fashion line is taking the industry by storm. The Joan Kelley Walker brand, available on Walmart.ca, is “simply amazing.”

Dennis and Judy Shepard to attend 20th anniversary production of The Laramie Project

Twenty years ago this past fall, on the evening of Oct 6, 1998, openly gay university student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, viciously beaten and left ...

‘Better Days’ reflects Len Mizzoni’s mantra

Better Days are here, thanks to King’s Len Mizzoni. His newest CD release is an upbeat, at times thought-provoking album that covers the gamut of human emotions.

King show home is part of biggest prize ever

A nearly $5 million home in King City is part of the biggest prize package ever offered through the Princess Margaret Home Lottery. The King City show home, located at 81 Cairns Gate, boasts 7,810 square feet of luxury living space. It’s awarded fully furnished, professionally decorated and landscaped.

Province begins review into regional government

The Ontario government is moving ahead with a review of regional government. Premier Doug Ford successfully reduced the size of Toronto City council prior to the fall’s municipal election. He had also wanted to make the position of regional chair an elected, not appointed position, but this move was put on the back-burner.

Littlejohn takes listeners on a soulful journey

A King resident helps you escape the cold and journey to the Big Easy from the comfort of your own home. Snowball resident Ronnie Littlejohn is host of The Gumbo Kitchen on Jazz FM 91. He offers a musical journey down to his favorite city, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Actor Art Hindle proud to promote Canadian talent

Art Hindle is having the time of his life. The past 18 months have been exciting, and busy for the iconic Canadian actor with 50 years under his belt.

Dog Tales evolves, expands to meet the need

Who would have thought a deep love of animals would turn into a multi-faceted service organization? Certainly not Robert Scheinberg and his wife Danielle Eden, founders of King’s Dog Tales Sanctuary. Marking its fourth anniversary, Dog Tales continues to evolve into a large-scale undertaking, a harmonious passion of caring for dogs across the province, and even around the world.

CCKT board ready to meet challenges of 2019

I’m writing this article as recent “past chair” of CCKT. It’s my personal sign-off to my direct engagement with this wonderful organization and members, having served 10 years on the board, eight as chair.

Team work exemplified at annual Portraits of Giving

While individuals were singled out as “giving” members of the community, it’s truly a team effort that makes things happen. King showcased its newest recipients at the 9th annual Portraits of Giving celebration.

Sports

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.

Nobleton’s novice Knights strike gold again

With the NobleKing Novice LL1 Team still in celebration mode from their win at the Hockey Moms of Delhi Tournament, they were at it again ...

Country Day’s Grant skates to gold with U-18 Team Canada

Country Day School student Teagan Grant has officially joined an elite club, the envy of all Canadians: scoring a goal while wearing the maple leaf on your chest.

NobleKing novice LL earn gold at tourney

With a snowy drive in the forecast, the NobleKing Novice LL Knights headed to Delhi, Ontario for the 34th annual Hockey Moms Tournament. While the team may have been in the middle of the pack going in, the hard-skating boys didn’t see it that way.

Cougars tamed by Flyers in overtime

A back-and-forth affair had the Schomberg Cougars fall one goal shy of the Midland Flyers on Saturday, but pick up a valuable late-season point. The Provincial Junior Hockey League clubs met at the North Simcoe Rec Complex for their penultimate meeting this season, where Schomberg came out on the wrong end of a 4-3 score despite throwing a whopping 47 shots on the Midland net.

Memorial skate a huge success

The King minor Atom A hockey team and the DeLuca family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone that attended the Coach Fern ...

King Rebellion minor atoms flawless in tournament

Many King families headed south to be part of something special at the annual 2018 Toronto Wolverines Fall Classic recently. The minor atom Rebels, one ...

Minor bantam Rebellion victorious in Buffalo

Congratulations are in order for the King Rebellion minor bantam A team, who took home the gold medal at the 47th annual Gene Harrington Shootout Classic this past weekend in Buffalo in an undefeated run.

Red Wings Atom LL moving on to International Silver Stick

Hold onto your hats, Red Wings fans … the Atom LL Schomberg club is heating up just in time for minor hockey’s most prestigious tournament.

NobleKing Knights Atom LL3 capture tournament gold

The NobleKing Atom Local League 3 team took part in the Dave Taylor Memorial Atom tournament last weekend in Arran-Elderslie, coming home with the top prize.

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