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Council wants better process for heritage register

King councillors want a more streamlined and effective method of dealing with properties selected for inclusion in the Township’s heritage register.

Family members remembered at memorial day

To the words of “Over the Rainbow,” the Neville-Lake children’s favourite song, four doves were released on Sunday to honour the four lives lost in a tragic drunk driving accident last September.

Hundreds of people and children took part in the Neville-Lake memorial family day in King City Sunday. The event began with the release of four doves, symbolizing the lives of the three Neville-Lake children and their grandfather who were fatal victims in a tragic drinking and driving crash in September of last year. The memories of Daniel, Harry, Milly and their grandfather, Gary Neville were honoured at the event. As well, trees and plaques were placed at nearby Kettle Lake Park. Photo by Jake Courtepatte

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Coppa’s Fresh Market opens, offers first drive-thru

The Coppa family’s commitment to the community has come full circle, with the grand opening of their newest flagship store in King City. Coppa’s Fresh Market opened its doors Tuesday and held its official opening before a large, supportive crowd.

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Dancing sisters reflect on achievements

It’s been a successful year of dance for Kaitlyn and Lina Drummond. The sisters from Schomberg attend Simcoe Dance Academy in Bradford. Lina, 10, has been dancing competitively for four years and Kaitlyn, 9, has been dancing competitively for a year. Both have made remarkable achievements in the past few months.

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Orr & Associates opens new office in King City

King Township is blessed with some family owned businesses that have served the community for decades. One local business has been part of the very fabric of King City for more than 100 years!

King cracking down on off-road vehicles

Bylaw officers and police are focusing on the illegal and unsafe use of off-road vehicles in King Township. King has received numerous complaints regarding the ...

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Abby family day raises more than $15Gs for charity

The annual “We Belive in Abby Family Day” continues to give back. The event, held June 18 at Hickstead Park in Schomberg, raised $10,965.65 – all in a four-hour event! According to Becky Eveson, they will be donating $9365.65 to SickKids foundation. The “Cardiac Kids BBQ” was able to raise $1,600 for their organization.

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TV star opens dance studio in Schomberg

Samantha Grecchi’s life so far has been “epic.” With a sky’s the limit attitude, Grecchi has decided to put down stronger roots in her home town, and become a business woman.

King secures conviction in large illegal dumping case

A Sharon man pleaded guilty in a Newmarket court to illegally dumping more than 40 fire extinguishers in a King Township ditch back in March. ...

Enjoy home-cooked meals through Pops’ Kitchen

The best investment we can make is in our own wellbeing. Eating healthy meals together isn’t a luxury, but rather a necessity.

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Area poised to become ‘Canada’s Horse Country’

Local residents are keenly aware of the importance of the equine industry in this region. It’s much more than a sport or a hobby. Led by a passionate and talented group of equine experts, Headwaters Horse Country is poised to become nationally significant, with a goal of becoming “Canada’s Horse Country.”

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Kingscross becoming the most sought-after community

The word is out. As much as King residents may want to keep this oasis in the GTA all to themselves, discerning home buyers are eyeing an exclusive area near King City for their dream homes.

Sports

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King’s MacLennan bounces to second Olympic gold

Rosie MacLennan flipped, twisted, and jumped her way to a defence of her Olympic gold last Friday, something no person has ever done in the discipline.

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King City’s Hunt to suit up for U20 National rugby team

While continuing to dominate the competition in her home country, McKinley Hunt has been granted the opportunity to put her talents to the test across the pond. The Country Day School graduate has been selected to represent Canada at the under-20 level against England’s under-20 squad next week, marking her first time representing her Canada in rugby. “This has been a dream of mine,” said McKinley, who learned she had been long listed for the team back in February. “It has been a long time coming, lots of early mornings and late nights.” While continuing to dominate the competition in her home country, McKinley Hunt has been granted the opportunity to put her talents to the test across the pond.

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King-based soccer academy graduates players to college rankings

With four students earning scholarships to play at a collegiate level, ANB Futbol is marking its place as King’s prestigious soccer academy.

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Championships at Spray Lake

This weekend, Spray Lake Watersports will be hosting the Eastern Canadian Waterski Championships. Skiers of all ages will come to compete in one of the ...

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Hugh Graham rides to victory

He was ahead by less than a second, but that was all that was needed Sunday to earn Schomberg’s Hugh Graham top spot in the $20,000 Grand Prix in the Caledon Premier event at Caledon Equestrian Park. Graham was aboard Knock Out 3E, a nine-year-old Canadian sport horse.

Beth Underhill wins two events at Summer Classic

Canada Day weekend offered two occasions to celebrate for Beth Underhill of Schomberg. Friday saw her winning the $10,000 Open Welcome event, presented by Alberta Premium, at the Summer Classic at Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, riding Count Me In. It was a bigger pay off Sunday, as the pair were victorious in the $25,000 Grand Prix, presented by Ram Equestrian.

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Soccer championships highlight Villanova spring season

The CISAA (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association) season has come to a close, and with it comes some hardware for student athletes at Villanova College in King City.

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