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King ranks 4th in top richest communities

While it’s no surprise to local residents, King has made the list of richest communities in the country. Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada ranked hundreds of cities across the country based on several categories, including wealth. Once heralded as the most affluent community in all of Canada, King sits at 4th.

King adopts Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan

King’s newly adopted Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan will allow the Township to keep pace with population growth and meet recreational needs for its residents.

Minister visits King, tours centre

The Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, made a stop in King during his GTA tour last week. Minister Rodriguez met with local representatives at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, along with King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte. During the visit, Minister Rodriguez toured the centre with Schulte and Liza Mallyon, the Collections and Exhibit Coordinator.

 

General News

Resident offers meticulous auto detailing

Keith Boynton isn’t happy unless he gets things spotless. His attention to the smallest of details led him to put Dirty Boy Auto Detailing into overdrive. The long-time King resident, with deep family roots in the area, offers full service detailing and he always goes above and beyond.

Young artist impresses art-lovers

A young Schomberg artist is being praised for her passionate, colourful abstract paintings. And she has yet to celebrate her second birthday! While many toddlers show a liking for artistic endeavours, Gabrielle Wojtiw’s creations show something much more than childish scribbles. Gabrielle first started painting at 5 months when a family friend and artist gave her free reign of her workshop.

Schomberg artist releases new song

Following rave reviews of his first published song, a Schomberg artist has released his second original piece. Singer-songwriter Derek has been writing songs and performing for about two years and has released his own music to the public.

Modern custom homes are the ultimate marriage of form and function

King is the most affluent community in all of Canada. It’s no surprise that wealthy citizens flock to King, creating their ultimate dream homes. Today’s luxury custom homes are statement pieces of comfort and modern technology. The abundance of creative features and accessories bring these luxurious living spaces to life.

Dog Tales building state-of-the-art animal hospital

A renowned King animal rescue facility is building what will be Ontario’s most advanced clinic offering veterinary care. Rob Scheinberg of Dog Tales said the hospital has been in the planning stages for roughly three years. Final permits are in place for the 54,000-square-foot hospital and shovels are poised, ready to dig. The construction will be done by leading firm PCL. Scheinberg hopes the project will be completed within 20 months.

Love a central theme in David Cortesi’s creativity

Harnessing human emotion through design is the ongoing passion of a King entrepreneur. Designer and artist David Cortesi (Designs by David) is driven by visual impact.

Fundraising art sale supports student

The local efforts to support a university student continue. An art sale is being held that include some original pieces by renowned artists. Two original pieces by renowned artists Ernestine Tahedl and Helen Lucas are up for sale, with proceeds going to aid ongoing humanitarian work by university student and Bolton resident Alexandria (Lexie) Hesketh-Pavilons. She recently returned from a five-week adventure in Rwanda, where she volunteered with Aspire Rwanda, helping to teach English to students and adults.

Bolton woman returns from Rwanda with renewed sense of purpose

“If you’re going to do something, do it with purpose.” That’s the advice a 21-year-old Bolton woman has for anyone who wishes to travel, volunteer and experience other cultures. Alexandria (Lexie) Hesketh-Pavilons recently returned from a five-week volunteer experience in Rwanda, something that has given her a great sense of “community.”

Songwriter creates piece in aid of Neville-Lake family

A Canadian singer-songwriter has penned a special piece, in aid of the Neville-Lake family. The Neville-Lake children – Harry, Daniel and Milly – along with their grandfather Gary Neville of King, were killed in a drunk driving collision Sept. 27, 2015.

Guide Light becoming an essential safety device

Tony Nowzari wants to make a difference. He wants to get to the point where his product helps everyone. He’s on the right track and Nowzari’s Guide Light continues to answer the call. He merely wants to extend the reach of this proven device.

Sports

Royals win championship

After two convincing wins, weeks prior, in direct elimination games, the Royals earned a birth in the championship game Aug. 17. With a hard fought ...

CDS graduate finds solace after U20 Pan Am injury

There are plenty of highs and lows in the athletic world, and Wilson O’Neill has experienced both extremes this summer. The Country Day School graduate was named to Team Canada for the Under-20 Pan Am Games in San Jose, Costa Rica, in June, set to compete in the 400-metre hurdles.

Sam Walker doubles down in Under 25 Grand Prix at CSI3* Ottawa International II

Sam Walker of Nobleton claimed both first and second places in the $10,000 Under 25 Grand Prix, presented by MarBill Hill Farm, on July 19, at the CSI3* Ottawa International II at Wesley Clover Parks.

Underhill claims back-to-back wins at Ottawa International

For the second time in as many days, Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill riding Count Me In led the victory gallop at the CSI2* Ottawa International ...

Leon disappointed in Women’s World Cup finish

Four years after a disappointing finish on home turf in the largest women’s tournament in the world, King’s Adriana Leon had high hopes for this year’s Canadian squad at the FIFA World Cup in France.

Charity golf tournament raises record funds for Easter Seals

No amount of poor weather could dampen the spirits at the annual Friends of We Care Charity Golf Challenge, held at Kettle Creek at Cardinal Golf Club. Around 80 registrees, and 55 golfers, took to the course and the clubhouse for the day to honour and raise funds for the Easter Seals foundation, bringing in approximately $18,000 to send kids with disabilities to camp. “It was a good crowd for a rainy day,” said Morning. “There are some people that have been there from the beginning.”

‘What an unbelievable year,’ Pietrangelo hoists Stanley Cup

January 1, 2019: The St. Louis Blues sit dead last in the National Hockey league standings. June 12, 2019: The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions. Chief among the victors is Alex Pietrangelo, the pride of King City, and the first to raise the Cup after the go-ahead from Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Nobleton’s Bertola medals in national gymnastics

A whirlwind start to the 2019 schedule has seen one of King’s most agile athletes reaching multiple podiums. Long-time gymnast Pietro Bertola came home late last month from Carleton University in Ottawa with a silver medal in both pommel horse and rings at the Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics, posting scores of 11.650 and 12.700 respectively.

Kettleby’s Di Girolamo taking on international sevens competition

Dylan Di Girolamo has been surrounded by rugby his entire life. Yet he faces his stiffest competition next month in donning the red and white. Canada’s Under-18 men’s sevens team head coach Nigel D’Acre recently announced the squads for the upcoming Men’s U-18 Can-Am Sevens Tournament, to be held at Fletcher’s Field in Markham on July 11-13.

Beth Underhill scores double Victory at CSI2* Caledon National

The only thing better than winning once is doing it twice as Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill proved at the CSI2* Caledon National show jumping tournament held May 15 to 19 at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Caledon.

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