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First-ever conviction of water theft in King

A Whitchurch-Stouffville company, Ontario Hydro Vac, pleaded guilty in a Newmarket courtroom last week to illegally taking water from a King Township hydrant late last year. It’s the first time King has pursued a case of water theft through the ...

Witnesses sought in serious collision involving King seniors

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses following a serious collision in the Town of Georgina. On Sunday, April ...

ASK Studio Tour a big hit

Visitors flocked to the annual ASK Studio Tour over the weekend, visiting 36 artists at several venues across King Township. By all accounts, it was one of the most successful tours to date. Artists Janna Kozoub, Denise Flys and Hazel Jane Stysinski (top) are shown at Pine Farms Orchard Gallery.

General News

King raises the bar in self-promotion

King Township has put its money where its mouth is. During the annual pep talk to local businesses – The Mayor’s Luncheon hosted by Nobleton Lakes, Mayor Steve Pellegrini launched a new promotional tool that has raised the bar.

King City businesses identify needs at forum

Marketing businesses in King City and revamping its core are on the minds of local business owners.

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E&V exposes King to the world

The essence of King living is a message that’s being warmly received around the globe, thanks to an international realtor.

King resident warns of ‘fearless’ coyote

A King City area family is warning residents that some local coyotes appear to be quite brazen.

King takes next step in its MOVE

The Township has taken the next step in moving its municipal offices.

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Rexlea Jerseys earn Master Breeder honours

There’s a lot of star power at a Schomberg area farm. In fact, it’s home to some international celebrities.

‘Sunshine’ staffers grow in number at King Township

King Township had 10 employees on what’s known as the “Sunshine List” – civil servants earning $100,000 or more annually. This number is up by four over the six staffers in this category in 2014.

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Mathews plans record-breaking Moraine trek

Completing a marathon is a lofty goal, and one that’s on many people’s bucket list. But a marathon a day, for an entire week? That’s the challenge Kelly Mathews has created for herself. She’s put together the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail 300km hike (ORMT300), to raise money for both the Oak Ridges Trail Association and Seneca College’s King Campus expansion.

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KCSS robotics team wins award at competition

Students from King City Secondary School’s (KCSS) Robotics Team 6046 competed in their first event at the FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Competition, held at the ...

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Berger recognized at ACTRA awards for contributions

Helping to shape an industry and an era in Canada’s entertainment industry was groundbreaking work. Those pioneers established a foundation that would set the stage for Canada becoming “Hollywood North.” Every new idea and innovation came from these men and women, who continue to impress movie-goers to this day.

Sports

Canada's Jason Burnett, from Etobicoke, Ont. competes in the mens trampoline final at the the Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China Tuesday, Aug.19, 2008. Burnett won silver in the competition.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

King trampolinist Burnett soars to third Olympic Games

For the third-straight Summer Olympic Games, hometown pride will be twofold on the trampoline for the Township of King. Nobleton’s Jason Burnett booked his ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio last week, earning one of eight qualification spots available in men’s trampoline gymnastics at a test event in Rio. Burnett joins fellow trainee Rosie MacLennan, the gold medal winner in women’s trampoline in 2012 and a King City native, both of whom train out of Richmond Hill’s Skyrider’s Trampoline Place.

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Schomberg cyclist raising thousands annually to conquer cancer

As an eight-year participant of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, Jason Ortepi has seen some amazing sights. Ortepi recalls seeing one female participant some years that stands out from the crowd – she had only one leg and rode a specially-made tricycle.

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Schedule released for North Dufferin Baseball League

The boys of summer are back, and Nobleton’s senior squad will be hoping for more luck on the diamond this season.

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Nobleton Taekwon-Do doubles medal count

Students from Nobleton Taekwon-Do (15 Old King Rd) participated in the annual Legacy TKD Charity tournament held in King City recently. The well run event ...

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King City tennis star leaves the junior ranks a champion

What a way to wrap up a junior career. Christian Lakoseljac has cemented his name as a champion of the future in the tennis world, earning both singles and doubles national titles in Markham last week at the U18 Indoor Junior National Championships.

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Nobleton speed skater strikes gold twice at national Games

Arik Kimber has taken his success from the King Speed Skating Club, to the provincial level, and now to the nation’s biggest stages.

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Star-studded affair for peewee Knights Silver Stick celebration

Back in January, the peewee NobleKing Knights accomplished a feat only two other teams had in the organization’s history: win the International Silver Stick tournament.

Midget Knights wrap up with Toronto tournament win

With the season all but over, the Midget NobleKing Knights took one more lap around the rink and brought a gold medal with them.

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Novice Red Wings cruise past Clippers in York-Simcoe final

The novice Schomberg Red Wings endured only one loss on their way to a York-Simcoe Hockey League divisional title over the weekend.

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