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Collision on Highway 9 claims King woman

  A collision on Highway 9 has claimed the life of a King Township woman. Caledon OPP report that on June 20, at approx. 12:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 9 just west of Highway ...

York Region District School Board establishes Human Rights Office

The York Region District School Board announced the establishment of its Human Rights Office. The Human Rights Office will be responsible for human rights compliance, ...

Get ready for 4th annual Rock ‘n Roll Car Show and Family Fun Day

The “Let’s Rock ‘n Roll MS Away” family fun day is fast approaching and promises to be the best ever. Visitors can spend a fun-filled 1950s-themed afternoon of fun for a very worthy cause.


 

Motorcyclist injured in collision

A Mississauga man is recovering in hospital after a collision in Nobleton last Wednesday afternoon.
York Regional Police report the collision occurred at roughly 2:30 p.m. and involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Highway 27, next to the No Frills.
King Fire & Emergency Services responded with 14 personnel. Crews administered assistance to the man before York EMS arrived. The rider of the motorcycle, a 59-year-old man from Mississauga, was airlifted to Sunnybrook. His injuries have been deemed non-life-threatening.
The driver of the truck, a 67-year-old man from Gilford was not injured.
The area was cordoned off for almost four hours.
The investigation is on-going, anyone with information is asked to contact police.

General News

Shannon Ella makes her mark as Z103.5 radio host

The Toronto airwaves are filling up with a legion of hometown fans. King residents are drawn to Z103.5 like moths to a flame, thanks to the feel-good vibe of Schomberg’s Shannon Ella, co-host of the morning show with Scott Fox. This duo has warmed the hearts of listeners and it’s almost like joining friends for breakfast every morning. Filling the shoes of Kat Callaghan, Fox’s co-host for the past five years, Ella had her work cut out for her. Given her success and almost meteoric rise to popularity in the past month, Ella is well on her way to celebrity status in the GTA, and beyond.

Annual Abby Family Day promises a full slate of activities

A grassroots fundraising in King has grown to become one of the most enjoyable family events of the summer. The annual We Believe in Abby Family Day will take place Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hickstead Park in Schomberg.

Jessop’s Auto Repairs closes its doors

Sadly, another little piece of Schomberg’s history and heritage has been chipped away. Jessop’s Auto Repairs Ltd, closed its doors on May 31. That closure ends a family tradition of 63 years serving the community of Schomberg and the surrounding area.

King’s Joan Kelley Walker helps raise the bar in reality TV

Joan Kelley Walker has become a social media force to be reckoned with, following her “incredible” experience on the recent reality show, The Real Housewives of Toronto. She’s thrilled with the “entirely positive experience” that helped raise the bar for reality TV. She’s happy that she helped contribute to the show’s quality and remained true to herself throughout.

Global Odyssey will be a technological marvel

The crunch is on with only one month remaining before the historic 150 Global Odyssey lifts off. This adventure will set new records in many respects, not the least of which involve technological navigation and communications systems.

Property Brothers looking for local candidates for TV show

The Emmy nominated “Property Brothers” are now casting in York Region, for the next season this coming fall. They are looking for fun, interesting and ...

Fundraising trek in Iceland

Trekking the Icelandic lava fields may not be on everyone’s bucket list. For almost 100 Canadians, it’s the focal point of a unique fundraiser. Roughly 90 people from across Canada will be trekking in the Icelandic lava fields this summer. The adventure, covering some 100 kilometres through Iceland’s landscape, will raise money and awareness for Shelter Foundation.

Alpine Graphics bursts with national pride

Canadians from coast to coast will stand up with pride this year, and mark Canada’s 150th birthday. This national celebration is boosted by patriotic imagery, created and spread by average Canadians.

Allstone provides quality products and services

Nothing is as awe-inspiring as the beautiful lines of natural stone. Stone is not only from the earth, but it is the earth, according to Joe Melo, founder of Schomberg’s Allstone Quarry Products. Melo’s creativity and vision bores right into the heart of these eons-old creations.

King pilot’s historic adventure marks Canada’s anniversary, supports charities

A King pilot has combined his love of flying and adventure, into a very special goodwill trek part-way around the world. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler and his father Bob have created the C150 GlobalOdyssey (C150GO). It will be the world’s first Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight, and the first-ever father-son global circumnavigation by aircraft.

Sports

Wake Series kicks off wake season at Spray Lake

Summer has officially arrived at Spray Lake. The watersport and activity centre on Keele Street in King played host last weekend to the premiere Roots Wake Series tournament, a two-day boat and cable showcase of some of the top wakeboarding and wakeskating talent Ontario has to offer.

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.

Nobleton tennis courts given new life with resurfacing

The Nobleton Sports Park received a shiny new coat this spring, with all four tennis courts getting a much-needed resurfacing. The upgraded courts were unveiled at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday to coincide with the Nobleton Tennis Club’s opening day.

Nobleton Public School junior boys win championships

The Nobleton Public School Junior Boys’ basketball team had a very successful season, culminating in two championship titles. They began their season in April and ...

King City skaters bring home the hardware

The King City Skating Club brought home the medals from the 28th Annual Spring Skate Festival in the U.S., being held at the Holiday Twin ...

CDS Students running for youth mental health

Over a dozen students at the Country Day School are looking to bring both funds and awareness to the problem of mental illness in youth. Aptly named the CDS Runners, the Grade 11 students are looking for support in their contribution to RBC’s Race for Kids, with a lofty goal of over $4,000.

King Rebellion draws on area’s rich history

Go Rebels! With that, a new era, and a new look, have been ushered in regarding rep hockey in King.

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