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Cescolini, Schneider, join incumbents on King council

Two new faces will join re-elected incumbents on King council for the coming term. Two races saw the winners emerge with slim, 56-vote margins. In a surprising upset in Ward 1, newcomer Jordan Alexander Cescolini edged out veteran Cleve Mortelliti by 56 votes, in a 589-533 victory. Kelly Colasanti finished third with 151 votes. Cescolini garnered 46.27% of the vote.

Ontario is ready for legal cannabis, Mulroney says

The province stands ready to ease the transition to legalized marijuana. The recreational use of pot became legal Wednesday.

Pets blessed at All Saints

All Saints Church in King City held a special outdoor event to bless our animal friends and pets. Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Green blessed the roughly 20 animal lovers and their pets – mostly dogs, but one cat and a bearded dragon lizard named Capone. The animal rescue and rehabilitation centre Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge and Sanctuary was represented by founder Gail Lenters who said that they treated 4,000 injured animals a year. A generous offering was donated to her critical work.

 

General News

Heroic Humans rolls out the red carpet, showcasing achievements during 1st anniversary celebration

Heroic Humans – everyday people with amazing stories of achievement – were honoured with a red carpet celebration recently. Heroic Humans, a social impact movement, marked its first anniversary Oct. 1 in Aurora, at a beyond-capacity red carpet affair. Guests enjoyed a gala evening, which included social media interviews.

Saturday Night Bash raises $175K for research

A recent gala evening hosted by a King resident raised close to $200,000 for medical research. The Saturday Night Bash, hosted by Chris Kenalty Sept. 15 supports ground-breaking research conducted through The University Health Network in Toronto. King resident Chris Kenalty, has been part of a study/research group that’s looking into the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including issues that can arise from a stroke.

Sip & Savour; come for the food, stay for the fun

Come to Rome for an evening of classic sights, sounds and tastes at Sip & Savour – Ciao Roma, on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 ...

Nobleton Skating Club receives Canada Post Community Foundation support

Nobleton Post Office once again showed their community spirit, by supporting the Nobleton Skating Club. Club President Karlene MacDonald received $5,000 from Post Master Darlene ...

Singer-songwriter Brooks contemplates life

What most of us miss, Jon Brooks exposes. The accomplished singer-songwriter is more like a modern day standup philosopher, documenting the times. He’s a combination of George Carlin and Leonard Cohen.

Walker’s new clothing line boosts Breakfast Club of Canada

A King philanthropist has launched a clothing line that will not only provide women with contemporary choices, but help a major charity in the process. Walmart Canada has launched the Joan Kelley Walker fashion apparel collection and new products are coming in October.

Professional landscapers descend on King property

King Township is well known beyond its borders for its high quality of living, its clean air, its rolling hills and breathtaking vistas. So, it ...

Chiropractor helps fine-tune bodies to optimum levels

You are stronger than you think. Our bodies are designed to move, and when everything works in unison it results in a very resilient machine. A new Nobleton chiropractor wants to give people the tools they need to make their bodies work efficiently. Dr. Kirstie McDowell, of Nobleton Chiropractic and Rehabilitation (NCR), uses her training, experience and modalities to help patients of all ages.

Port Soiree offers consistent menu, old world charm

Alvaro Nascimento doesn’t consider himself as an artist. But he is creative and his passion isn’t confined to the canvas, but oozes from the menu of one of the area’s best restaurants.

Helen Lucas driven to create her art

“It’s the only thing I want to do,” said renowned floral painter Helen Lucas. At 86, the years are catching up with her but she desperately wants to work. She has created a few new pieces depicting brilliant flowers, and a dash of something else – light and a ray of hope. Helen’s passion hasn’t waned at all.

Sports

King’s Leon flashes brilliance in Women’s World Cup

Adriana Leon made her return to the world stage early last week in a qualification game against Cuba, putting together a performance that ensured her a permanent spot on the Canadian Women’s World Cup roster.

Cougars looking to keep nostalgia ball rolling in 50th anniversary

The Schomberg Cougars are appealing to the public’s help to invoke memories of junior seasons past. The Junior C club has put out a call to all former captains in the team’s 50 years as a franchise, looking for those interested in dropping the puck in ceremonial face offs throughout home games this season.

Top Canadian wakeboarders hit Spray Lake for nationals

The best of the best hit the waters of Spray Lake in King recently for the Canadian National Wake Championships, in what has become an annual stop on tour at one of Ontario’s top wake destinations.

King’s Ferraro leads UMass Minutemen as captain into season

Heading into the second season with the UMass Amhurst Minutemen, Mario Ferraro’s sweater will have a slightly different look. The 5’11,” 180-lb. King City native was named as one of three captains of the NCAA division I hockey squad, in just his sophomore year.

ANB Futbol unveil plans for new facility

One of York Region’s top soccer academies is getting its own digs. ANB Futbol has announced the purchase of a 169-acre plot of land to begin the development of its own facility, after a long-term deal with King City’s Country Day School had the academy utilizing its fields and indoor stadium since its inception in 2005.

MacLennan returns to international competition at Trampoline World Cup

Though admittedly rusty from a stark schedule of international competition as of late, shades of the two-time Olympic gold medalist came through in Rosie MacLennan’s entry at the 2018 Trampoline World Cup in Japan.

Core Athletics rooftop track the first in Canada

The sky is the limit at Core Athletics. The state-of-the-art fitness club in King City has officially unveiled its new rooftop track and workout facility, the first of its kind in Canada.

King City’s Pietrangelo sees Stanley Cup in his future

When Patrik Berglund was traded from the NHL’s St. Louis Blues to the Buffalo Sabres on the first day of free agency, Alex Pietrangelo gained another title outside of his two-year tenure as captain.

Nobleton’s Burnett bounces back to top of national podium

At 31 years old, Jason Burnett is still proving he can bounce with the best of them. The three-time Olympian earned double gold at the recent Canadian National Gymnastics Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta, topping the field in both the men’s individual trampoline and the synchro competition.

King City’s Christodoulou facing a bright future in Formula 1

Still years away from earning his licence to drive on a public road, Nico Christodoulou is already an expert behind the wheel on a track. The 13-year-old King City native is already experiencing a thrill that many of-age drivers have yet to have. “Just feeling the power when you step on the pedal, and firing down the straight-away,” said Christodoulou to CBS Austin in January.

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