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Bylaw enforcement ramps it up in 2018

By monitoring trends and responding to complaints, King’s bylaw enforcement team is working diligently to clamp down on violators. The adoption of an up-to-date bylaw, known as the Sign Bylaw, will help staff with enforcement.

King’s political leaders provide bang for your buck

The salaries of civil servants and politicians often come under fire. But in King Township, residents are getting pretty good value for their tax dollars.


ASK Studio Tour showcases talent

The Arts Society King presented its annual Studio Tour this past weekend at various locations throughout King Township. The self-guided tour provided access to artist studios and artists and visitors enjoyed an opportunity to see behind-the-scenes, learn about the artists themselves, and enjoy the art experience. Above, Robert Ball displays his unique hand-crafted masks.

General News

Caregiving Matters is gem of a resource

Driven by heart, King-based Caregiving Matters has become a valuable resource for caregivers worldwide. Founder and chair Mary Bart said they created an ideal platform for their largely online service. Run by volunteers, the Kettleby organization doesn’t have to worry about bricks and mortal office space or salaries. They do what need to be done.

Journey to ground-breaking discovery a fascinating tale

A King couple’s journey from international communications to being on the verge of a medical breakthrough, has been a long, arduous one. A love of science, coupled with informing and helping the public, sparked their interest, and launched them on a fantastic voyage.

Dismissal of motion shows ‘one-sidedness’ of anti-SLAPP legislation, counsel says

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a motion seeking to terminate a defamation lawsuit in a decision, that highlights the one-sidedness of anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) legislation.

King’s promotion is paying dividends

More people from far and wide are “experiencing King.” The Township’s website, marketing and Experience King branding are paying off and boosting local tourism.

ASK presents ‘Blues and Brews’ event April 28

A bizarre April ice storm forced Arts Society King (ASK) to postpone its is inaugural Blues and Brews event. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 28, at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, featuring Larry Kurtz and the Lawbreakers.

King’s Scheinberg family makes major donation to Seneca

The Scheinberg family continues to make inroads in the King community. Rob Scheinberg and his wife, Danielle Eden, are founders of Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary near King City. They recently made a gift to Seneca College that will support equipment upgrades for the Veterinary Technician program, as well as the construction of Magna Hall.

Happy hiking in Happy Valley Forest

One of the largest remaining intact forests on the Oak Ridges Moraine, King’s Happy Valley Forest, is a hidden gem home to more than 110 ...

King rolls out the red carpet for film crews

King is becoming a sought after location for GTA area film crews. Its topography lends itself to almost any scenario. Recently, a Nobleton area honey farm was used for a scene of the TV drama Designated Survivor.

Tonkiel continues to spread her artistic wings

Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures, they are a measure of the health of an eco-system. This important pollinator plays a vital role in our world, despite its short lifespan. King artist Grazyna Tonkiel has had a love affair with butterflies for more than two decades. She celebrates their amazing form and colour through her vibrant art pencil and gold leaf creations.

Sculptor creates everlasting art

God’s greatest creations won’t last forever. Few things do. But a King artist hopes his bronze sculptures will stand the test of time. Their lifespans may rival that of the ancient wonders. Brett Davis is an old soul. The owner of Age of Bronze, Davis has been celebrating the human form by making public and commission-based bronze sculptures for more than three decades.

Sports

Nobleton park named in honour of Lions Club

The Nobleton sports park will be officially named “The Nobleton Lions Community Park.” King councillors endorsed a staff recommendation calling for the new name of the Nobleton Sports Park.

King’s MacLennan bringing pop-up playground to Toronto

As a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Rosie MacLennan understands the importance of staying active. Always the first to push for an active lifestyle in kids through diet and exercise initiatives, the King native is teaming up with SpringFree trampolines and Earth Day Canada to bring a pop-up adventure playground to Toronto on Sunday.

King City brings home silver in OFSAA hockey finals

It was a banner year for the King City Secondary School Lions, who picked up a silver medal at last week’s A/AA boys OFSAA hockey championships. Over 500 players and coaches descended on Collingwood, Thornbury, and Stayner to battle it out for provincial supremacy, the Lions entering the third seed after one of their most successful seasons ever on the ice.

King Rebellion peewee As crowned tournament champs

The King Rebellion peewee A team headed to Chesswood Arena in Toronto March 23-25 for the Mark Woszczyna Memorial Spring Classic Tournament, hosted by the ...

York-Simcoe Express take third straight OMHA title

It’s a proverbial hat trick for the Minor Midget York-Simcoe Express. For the third straight year, the band of 2002s took home the OMHA championship belt, on home ice no less.

NobleKing tykes earn title at Red and White tourney

The NobleKing Knights Tyke LL2 participated in the Schomberg Red and White Tournament on Family Day, Feb. 19. Coaches, players and fans were delighted to ...

Core Athletics opens its doors in King City

For those looking to keep their New Year’s resolutions, look no further than a new state-of-the-art facility in the King’s Ridge Marketplace plaza.

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