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Mulroney seeks nomination

Discussing the issues – Stephen Lecce with Caroline Mulroney, candidate for nomination in York–Simcoe, at Coppa’s in King Township. They met to discuss what matters to local families: affordability, ending waste in government and tackling gridlock. “As he new star ...

King Township Food Bank open Saturday

This Saturday, August 19th, marks the regular monthly Distribution at three centres across King. The Centres are open from 9–11 a.m. to distribute to registered ...

Second phase of upgrades to Memorial Park

Improvements are on the way for Memorial Park in King City. King council recently approved staff recommendations to approve the work. The tender was awarded ...

King Councillors Avia Eek, David Boyd, Debbie Schaefer and Mayor Steve Pellegrini joined MP Deb Schulte and MPP Dr. Helena Jaczek (centre) in welcoming government funding for the second phase of the Nobleton sanitary sewer and water project.

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General News

King’s Corners

King City United news A big thank you to Sandra Kirby for leading worship on Sunday. Sandra spoke about the important role women played over ...

Nobleton Notes

Nobleton United is joining Schomberg United for August. We will be enjoying services in Schomberg as follows: On August 13, at 10:30 a.m., at St. ...

King’s Corners

All Saints Anglican Church By Diana Armitage ALPHA @ ALL SAINTS! Want to find out if God might be good for you? Join the world-renowned ...

Laskay Hall Social

This year’s Laskay Hall Raspberry Social was a happy event. No rain appeared, so the event was able to be enjoyed outside with lovely tables ...

Odyssey making progress

Despite a rough start due to inclement weather, the historic C150 Global Odyssey is making progress. The team has made it through Europe and ventured into Russia. Along the way, they’ve visited some historic sites and connected with supporters and well wishers from all walks of life.

Dogs seized in alleged dog fighting operation given new lease on life

Several abused dogs, used in alleged dog fighting activities, have been given a new lease on life, thanks to the efforts of King’s Dog Tales and the Ontario SPCA. Dog Tales and the SPCA worked together to create an option for the dogs seized in a criminal investigation of an alleged dog fighting operation in Chatham.

King benefits from government funds

The second phase of the Nobleton sewer project has received a shot in the arm from the federal and provincial governments. Politicians gathered Monday at the Nobleton arena for the announcement. The federal government is kicking in $248,470 and the province is pitching in $124,235 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).

BC Instruments – an important partner in Ontario industry

BC Industries in Schomberg is a showcase of success demonstrating how a small business can thrive and grow based on hard work and producing a quality product. From humble beginnings as a small machine shop in Bruno Conzelmann’s garage in 1971, BC Industries has grown to a highly technical operation with six buildings and over 68,000 square feet of space that employs over 140 people.

King family ‘packs it in’ for trip around the world

A King family of five has taken the idea of taking a hike, to the extreme. Sunny McGaw Whitehead, John Whitehead and their three children are crossing one big item off of their bucket list. It’s a sabbatical year adventure and it’s been in the planning stages for quite some time. John is a business development manager at a designer stone and tile company and Sunny is the VP of marketing for a large seafood importer. Their children – Angus, Duncan and Clementine – are in public school and they are all competitive athletes – tennis, gymnastics and hockey. They’ll need that energy as the family treks around the globe with only the basic necessities in hand. They’re calling the adventure “Five Backpacks.”

King author presents Canadian view of the American Revolution

Canada is currently known as the global peacekeepers. For us to get to this point, we have to understand our roots and historic conflicts. A King author examines the Canadian-American schism in his latest book, “Fire & Desolation: The Revolutionary War’s 1778 Campaign as Waged from Quebec and Niagara Against the American Frontiers.”

Sports

King U14 Royals advance in CSL Cup tournament

The U14 King City Royals boys’ soccer team had a very busy July as they reached the half-way mark of their outdoor campaign in the ...

King City’s MacLennan defends trampoline title

For the sixth time, Rosie MacLennan is the national women’s trampoline champion. The native of King City and KCSS graduate threw down what she called a “safe” routine on Saturday at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships at Durham College in Oshawa, her first competition since earning gold at the Summer Games in Rio.

Ella Stables earn titles

  Schomberg’s Ella Stables brought home some hardware from the recent Syracuse International Horse Show in New York. Shannon Ella, with Hackney Pony named No ...

King City’s Formenton drafted by Senators

Alex Formenton is headed to the nation’s capital. The left-winger from King City did not have to wait long to hear his name called on the second day of the NHL’s annual entry draft, when the Ottawa Senators announced him as their second round pick, 47th overall.

Country Day School cleans up at OFSAA track

Seventeen years in the making, Country Day School was back at the top of the podium not once, but twice in the Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools Championship recently in Belleville. Grade 10 student Wilson O’Neill shattered the almost two decade-long drought with a gold medal in both the junior boys 100m and 300m hurdle events, in Canada’s largest high school sporting event.

Golf tournament working to send kids with disabilities to summer camp

The sun was shining on the annual Friends of We Care Golf Challenge last Wednesday, a reminder to those involved of who they were there to support. Another sellout crowd of close to 70 golfers were on hand at Kettle’s Creek Golf Club, Cardinal’s executive course, to raise funds to allow kids with disabilities to experience summer camp through the Easter Seals program.

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