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New smart hospital is all about people

Health care in York is more about people than beautiful facilities. People caring about people is the theme driving the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project. King councillors received an update on the project from Altaf Stationwala, president and CEO of Mackenzie Health.

Sale of current municipal building funds new offices

As work on King Township’s new municipal office building progresses, council has set in motion the plan to sell the current property off of Banner Lane in King City.

Owners looking for missing ‘gentle giant’

The owners of a very gentle dog are anxious to get him back. Mack, a 200-pound tan Irish Wolfhound, went missing Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the area of Keele Street and the 17th Sideroad in King Township. A search was undertaken with volunteers, a drone and even an animal tracker, but as of press time, there was no word on Mack’s whereabouts. Being a registered seniors and Alzheimer’s therapy dog, he is very approachable, calm and friendly. If anyone has any information on him please contact Julie Allen at 416-949-0344 or 905-727-1932.

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Let’s help save some lives!

This boy, and hundreds more like him, need our help.

King votes to support N6 waste contract

Despite some claims of secrecy and a lack of available data, King councillors voted to support a joint, multi-million-dollar contract for waste services in York’s Northern 6. Councillors voted to support staff recommendations for the contract, after a lively debate and closed-session discussion.

PIM reveals ‘opportunities’ for proposed King City development

A public information session on a proposed King City development resulted in some surprise suggestions from councillors and members of the public. The Mansions of King Inc., application calls for 318 residential units on the northeast corner of Jane and King, and was presented for discussion.

Sale of Lucas original supports mission trip

The Iron Pup offers unique protection

Pet owners would do anything for their beloved, four-legged family members. In rural areas, pets face a number of natural hazards and there has been an increase in attacks by predators, particularly coyotes. To ease her own peace of mind, and provide dogs with added protection, a King City area resident has come up with an innovative solution. The Iron Pup puncture-proof coat is the brainchild of Jasmine Montreuil.

King Township firefighters are ‘fully involved’

Chief Jim Wall named two recipients from each station for the Distinguished Service Award, given to members who distinguish themselves by meritorious achievement and those ...

Podcast bridges the generation gap

Maddy’s outgoing personality and zest will take her far in life. Not yet a teenager, she’s already entered the entertainment field, but she won’t let her new-found popularity go to her head.

Moving the McGillivrays receives amazing response

The biggest residential home build of Scott McGillivray’s career has come with its own unique challenges. And those are revealed, for the whole world to see, weekly on TV. Moving the McGillivrays is a 10-part series on HGTV Canada that welcomes viewers into Scott McGillivray’s family life and home. It follows the McGillivrays’ real-life adventures as they build their dream home together in King Township.

King-based BirchBioMed on the cusp of medical breakthrough

Being part of “the cure” is an amazing, life-altering experience. A King- and Vancouver-based firm, a spin-off of the University of British Columbia, holds the key to new medical therapies that may successfully eliminate scarring and reverse certain autoimmune diseases, including, Type 1 Diabetes (insulin-dependent) and Alopecia.

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.

Sports

Schomberg Cougars move to sixth in Carruthers standings

The Junior C Schomberg Cougars are celebrating the new year in style. A combined 17 goals over two games upon returning from the holiday break has moved the club up the standings ladder in their Provincial Junior Hockey League division, vaulting past the Orillia Terriers into sixth place in the Carruthers division.

Juvenile Red Wings capture International Silver Stick

The Schomberg Juvenile Red Wings weren’t about to let history repeat itself. After a heart-breaking 2-0 loss to the South Bruce Blades in the 2015-16 International Silver Stick finals, the Red Wings captured this year’s incarnation of the continent’s most prestigious minor tournament in Mooretown, Ontario last weekend.

Mete eyeing spot on World Junior hockey roster

This has been quite a year for Victor Mete. After winning the Memorial Cup with the London Knights, and subsequently being drafted into the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens, the former Country Day Schooler is looking to earn a spot on the coveted Canada under-20 roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Mannara accepts scholarship to Lake Superior State University in Michigan

Villanova College senior Michael Mannara signed his National Letter of Intent in front of teachers, family, and friends. Michael is a senior at Villanova and ...

King City’s Formenton shortlisted for first round NHL draft

A key component of last season’s Junior A Aurora Tigers squad has been projected by the NHL as one of the first 30 picks in the 2017 entry draft.

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