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King extends road work contracts to 2020

n keeping with its emphasis on road improvements, King council agree to extend 2019 contracts into the 2020 construction season. King okayed the extension for asphalt resurfacing and gravel to asphalt conversion contracts to Lisbon Paving Ltd. for roughly $2.9 million. The company agreed to guarantee its current rates through the 2020 construction season.

King shelves its proposed tree bylaw

King Township has put its draft tree bylaw on hold. Despite being on the table for literally a decade, Township council and staff decided to put the new bylaw on hold, given the overwhelming public opinion against it.

Stage set for ‘A Main Street Christmas’
At Saturday’s “A Main Street Christmas,” there will be street performers, carolers, children’s entertainers, fireside readings, holiday creations, an art and craft show, two parades, and, of course, Santa Claus and his reindeer.
The event starts with the craft show at 3 p.m., followed by the exciting Santa’s Parade at 4, where local businesses and groups participate with creative floats and several bands march while playing rousing tunes. Between 5 and 8 you are invited to wander up and down Main Street to enjoy the sights and sounds of a bygone era with carolers singing and playing music.

 

General News

Local jazz artist marks first anniversary on Jazz FM91

A King jazz artist has been dishing out jazz like home-made New Orleans delicacies for just over a year. And he can’t be more pleased. Ron Littlejohn of Snowball is the voice behind “The Gumbo Kitchen” on Jazz FM 91.

King artist Panopoulos reinvents historic monoliths

A King artist’s imagination is sparked by the “mystery of history.” John Panopoulos takes his direction from the past, those faint whispers that reverberate around some of humankind’s most amazing, and often mysterious, monoliths.

Hush blankets ensure comfort and a good night’s sleep

We are stressed for many reasons. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well.

KFES praises its ‘family’ at annual recognition night

King Township officials are often asked how they maintain one of the strongest and best trained volunteer forces in the province. Looking around the room at Nobleton Lakes last week, the scene of the annual firefighters recognition night, the answer is obvious – full support from family, friends, politicians and the community.

King City ‘inspired choice’ for Canada Post cancel

King City is many things, but few would have thought it would be the shining light leading the Magi to the manger. But King City received that special honour Nov. 4 when Canada post released its new set of holiday stamps.

Procedural arguments highlight LPAT hearing

The Township will continue to work with the proponents of the Bushland Heights subdivision, following a settlement agreement recently. The agreement came prior to last week’s Local Planning Appeals Tribunal LPAT hearing on the matter. The tribunal continued this week, with hopes of wrapping up the proceedings by Thursday.

King author examines campaign of 1779 in new book

Military historians tend to focus on the great wars of the 20th century. But some colonial conflicts have had much more far-reaching ramifications on the evolution of North American society.

Speers Creative creates virtual ‘road maps’ for clients

Creativity is as much about attitude and enthusiasm as it is about talent. Just ask Schomberg native Josh Speers, who leads his own boutique digital marketing firm Speers Creative. Make no mistake though, Speers has harnessed his creative talent with laser-like precision, and he brings it to bear by helping clients navigate the digital landscape.

King artists combine for ‘Petals & Wings’ exhibit

The beauty and fragility of the natural world is something many take for granted. Two renowned King artists are showcasing the glory and colour of our flora and fauna, through a new exhibit. Iconic floral painter Helen Lucas and unique butterfly artist Grazyna Tonkiel are presenting a symbiotic show at the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery. The exhibit runs through December 8.

Antique bookstore in Schomberg welcomes bibliophiles

There’s something about browsing in an old bookstore that can’t be matched today. The smell and feel of old bindings and parchment speak volumes about humanity. For John Steinbeck, and Schomberg’s George Burt, there will never be enough books!

Sports

CDS students compete at Royal Horse Show

Earlier this month, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair celebrated its 97th year as the world’s largest combined, indoor and agricultural equestrian event. The 10-day event took place on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto, and one of its highlights, The Royal Horse Show, showcases world class equestrians from across Canada and around the world.

Rebellion peewees win tournament gold

The King Rebellion peewee A team packed up a bus with kids, sticks, parents and snacks and headed off to Pittsburgh for the annual “Pittsburgh ...

Junior Lions basketball roars to perfect season

It was a season of firsts for the King City Lions junior girls basketball team. And what a turnaround.

King football players lead North squad over top Americans

On a wing and a prayer: it took a final play Hail Mary pass for Football North of Mississauga to earn a 41-40 victory over the no. 4 ranked St. Ignatius of Ohio, an upset that went down in Cleveland in a battle of Canada versus the United States.

Stars shine bright at King Curling Club event

The stars were bright at the King Curling Club last Friday evening as the club welcomed some of the province’s top women curlers for “Curling with the Stars,” an event that helped kick off the clubs 2019-20 season. The elite curlers were not the only celebrities who graced the sheets of King. Mayor Steve Pellegrini and Councillor Bill Cober were on hand to throw the ceremonial rock as well as a full house of club members broom ready for the event.

Minor peewee Rebellion take tournament gold in shootout

Congratulations to the King Rebellion minor peewee A team, who skated to a 4-3 overtime shootout championship win over the hosting squad at the West Mall Lightning early bird tournament.

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