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Driver sustains serious injuries

Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD) Aurora Detachment are investigating a serious collision that occurred on Highway 400 northbound, north of King Road in King Township last week. At approximately 11:28 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. ...

A Main Street Christmas 2016

Schombrerg will be transformed into a Yuletide paradise as the annual community celebration returns this Saturday, Dec. 3. A Main Street Christmas marks its 22nd year ...

Villanova turf project breaks ground

The work has begun at Villanova College in King City on the new artificial turf project. At the official ground-breaking ceremony last week were (l to r) Debbie Schaefer, Councillor, Ward 5; Paul Racco – KUSC Field Committee Executive Member; Frankie DeGasperis, Project Manager, ConDrain; Romeo DeGasperis, Co-CEO, ConDrain; Paul Paradiso, President, Villanova College; Ivan Rapa, KUSC Field Committee Executive Member and Cleve Mortelliti, Councillor, Ward 1. Work is under way for the new artificial turf field at King’s Villanova College and community partners are pitching in. King Mayor Steve Pellegrini presented a motion at Monday night’s council meeting, to take $200,000 from the proceeds of the mayor’s annual golf tournament, and direct it to this project. King United Soccer has pledged $300,000. The original field has served the athletic programs and the community for the past 15 years. Romeo DeGasperis and ConDrain have once again come to generously support the build of the artificial turf and re-dedication of the field. The field will be completed in two parts: all site preparation and sub-drainage work is currently under way. Completion of the grade beam and foundation wall for a future seasonal “bubble – air support structure” will be completed in spring 2017. The artificial turf field will be a regulation size for football, soccer and field hockey and will be fully lit. This project allows for the extension of both the fall and spring athletic seasons for both the school and the local soccer club. Once a site plan review has been completed and approved, the hope is to have a seasonal bubble in place in the near future. Re-dedication ceremony to take place in the spring.

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Tour for Humanity stops in Nobleton

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) has created the Tour for Humanity (T4H), a mobile human rights education center to teach students, ...

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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.

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Chamber salutes local business successes

Momentum in King is building and the King Chamber of Commerce is enjoying the ride. Local success stories were showcased last week at the 9th annual business awards dinner, held at Nobleton Lakes. Robin Priestly noted the Chamber itself has had a busy 2016 with events, forums and business openings.

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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 ...

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Priestly Demolition wins 2016 World Demolition Award

King’s own Priestly Demolition, has been recognized for their skills and expertise. Priestly, along with 98 other companies from 19 different countries, competed for this ...

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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.

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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.


Jazz performer Mele has many irons in the fire

It may not be apparent, but the universe is buzzing with the sweet echoes of creation. If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the silky smoothness of the cosmos.


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King Cavalry win Gold in the SCFHA Brock Jr. Badgers Tournament

The King Cavalry, Midget BB team won gold in the St. Catharine’s Brock Jr. Badgers tournament the weekend of November 4-6. They started the weekend ...

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KCSS Lions jump out to early lead in YRAA hockey

If there was any doubt that King City Secondary School should return to the ice a team in the YRAA, those doubts are being swiftly erased in the early hockey season.

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King’s MacLennan lauded at hometown ceremony

“No pressure, but three would be great.” Those were the words of King Township mayor Steve Pellegrini to Rosie MacLennan, two-time Olympic gold medalist, at a special ceremony to commemorate the region’s golden girl at Cardinal Golf Club last Thursday.

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Red Wings reign supreme in home tournament

The Schomberg Red Wings earned more hardware than anybody on home ice last weekend, with five rep teams taking part in the annual Red and White Tournament at the Trisan Centre.

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Country Day School triathlete takes international stage

King native and Country Day School athlete Logan Hunt donned the red and white and brought pride to both his country and hometown. Competing in the Under-19 Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, Hunt finished in the middle of the pack in the testing race that saw athletes swim 750 metres, cycle 20 kilometres, and run 5 kilometres.


Woodroffe ties twenty-year old St. Andrew’s record

A St. Andrew’s College student has become just the second Saint in over a century to be crowned the top runner in the school four times.

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King City Lions beat by stampeding Colts

The King City Secondary Lions met the Bill Crothers Colts on the football field at an inopportune time. Picking up their third win in a row and riding to the top of the York Region Athletic Association conference, the Colts defeated the Lions 22-10 last Friday on their home field.

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Hugh Graham to be inducted into Jump Canada Hall of Fame

One of King’s equestrians will join three colleagues as new inductees into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.

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