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Police searching for suspects in King gas station robbery

Police are searching for three suspects in a violent robbery of a gas station in King Thursday. York Regional Police arrived on scene at King Road and Dufferin at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 13.

King Township curbs non-essential services

In order to comply with the new Provincial health directives aimed at combatting the soaring COVID-19 case numbers, the Township is making changes to its ...

Township meetings to remain virtual

All Township meetings will remain virtual, until at least this coming spring. Councillors voted on staff recommendations recently, to maintain the virtual meeting format through the end of the current term.

Rockford’s boosts King Food Bank

Rockford’s Bar & Grill in King City conducted a fundraising effort with their patrons to raise money specifically for the King Township Food Bank. In doing so, the patrons raised $2,000 and the owner of the bar, Kieran O’Briain, matched the money raised for a total of $4,000 to be donated. Shown are (from left) Meline Beach, volunteer with KTFB, Shannon Buckle, Penny Ibbitson-Howe and Gary Vogan, volunteer with FKTB.

 

 

 

General News

Historic court award in Flight 752 case sends a message

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s massive $107 million award to the families of six victims in the shooting down of Ukraine Airlines Flight PS752 by the Islamic Republic of Iran sends a strong message to the world.

Field presents even ‘More Memories of King’

By Julia Galt Carol Gellatly Field recalls a King Township much different than the one she lives in today.As the fourth-generation Gellatly to call her ...

York Regional Council approves $3.7 billion 2022 budget

York Regional Council approved a $3.7 billion budget for 2022. The budget consists of $2.7 billion in operating costs to support the delivery of core ...

‘The Shift’ is a unique way of self healing

We’re always looking for ways to de-stress during some down time. Now, thanks to an innovative new device, it has become that much easier and accessible. The Shift, by Komuso Design, is a small, wearable whistle-like device that helps you down shift, any time of the day or night. You can wear it around your neck, for convenient comfort at all times.

Holiday favourites from Hasbro make kids’ smiles bright

The smiles on children’s faces at Christmas are what the holidays are all about. Thanks to leading toy-maker Hasbro, these smiles were even wider this year. And it’s much needed during these challenging times.

Film showcases local victim of Flight PS752

The new year brings with it a sombre anniversary. A documentary, to be released in January, highlights the lives of the Moghaddam family, tragic victims of the downing of Flight PS752. Nobleton’s Shahin Moghaddam lost his wife Shakiba, and their son Rossitin.

Society hosts concert with Michele Mele

The King Township Historical Society (KTHS) is pleased to present its annual Holiday Concert featuring King’s accomplished performer and songwriter, Michele Mele.Join them this Friday, ...

King Chamber spreads the joy at holiday lunch

Local families will benefit from the kindness of members of the King Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber held its annual holiday lunch and toy drive at the Kingbridge Centre last week, gathering for the first time since the pandemic.

Keeping your hands toasty at all times

Cold hands are the worst part of Canadian winters. But it’s no longer a problem, thanks to a handy, portable device courtesy of Ocoopa. The small palm-sized hand warmer is water-resistant, dust-resistance and crack-resistant. It delivers heat, from 45C to 65C and lasts more than four hours.

Interview with Sting

Very few people get to speak to those who have enriched their lives through art.King’s Ron Littlejohn got to do just that recently when he ...

Sports

Eric Lamaze retires Olympic bronze medal mount, Fine Lady 5

Fine Lady 5, the horse that carried Canada’s Eric Lamaze to an individual bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, was officially retired in a ...

CDS teacher inducted into Queen’s Men’s Rugby Hall of Fame

The Country Day School teacher and long-time senior boys’ rugby coach Sandy Townsend was inducted into the Queen’s University Men’s Rugby Hall of Fame at the end of November. A lover of the sport since his youth, Townsend said he was incredibly pleased to be inducted into his alma mater.

Beth Underhill Joins Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable

Canadian Olympian and King native Beth Underhill has joined Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable with bases in Brussels, Belgium, and Wellington, FL. The new collaboration will see Underhill competing at the highest levels of show jumping with the horses of Torrey Pines Stable.

Golf tournament proceeds help Vitanova’s programs

A fundraising golf tournament has resulted in a scholarship to help others. The tournament, in support of Vaughan’s Vitanova Foundation, raised more than $60,000. Of that, $8,400 will be put in the scholarship fund that will be in Andrew Robinson’s name.

Terriers defend home turf, send Cougars home with a loss

The Orillia Terriers took down the Schomberg Cougars 8-5 in the Cougars’ only match-up last week. Travelling north and into hostile territory, the Cougars knew this was going to be a tough match-up. The Terriers sit in second place in the North Carruthers Division whilst the Cougars sit one spot behind.

Cougars scored 14 goals over two games, crushing their opponents

The Schomberg Cougars crushed their arch rivals the Alliston Hornets 7-1 last Thursday before heading out to Midland to take on the Flyers and taking care of business in a 7-2 affair. At this point in the season, it’s not much of a surprise that the Cougars can put teams away like this as the boys continue to make a name for themselves across the PJHL as one of the most potent offensive clubs in the league.

Trisan Fitness Centre begins gradual full re-opening

King Township is pleased to announce the gradual full re-opening of the Trisan Fitness Centre.Members are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and must ...

Country Day School sees more athletes off to university on scholarships

n retrospect, you truly can’t paint everyone with the same brush. But what you can do is guide everyone with the same compass. At The Country Day School it’s quite clear how students who attend the school are guided. Grow, educate and motivate students to take the road less travelled that ultimately leads to success.

King City native begins first pro rugby season with the Exeter Chiefs

McKinley Hunt wasn’t nonplussed when she went to the national rugby tournament in her first high school year at The Country Day School. There weren’t very many “niners” that tagged along, but she was one of the fortunate ones to get the nod to start.

Award winner Brent Morning is forever thankful

It was Brent Morning’s life-long dream to skate at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was getting used to his walker on skates, but when the opportunity presented itself, there was no question he was going to learn how to skate and make it happen.

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