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Community voices opposition to Schomberg townhouse project

Hot on the heels of a vocal public meeting, word has come of a pending Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal into a Schomberg townhouse development. Residents packed the King council chambers recently to register their opposition to a proposal by King Ridge Developments to build 32 townhouses and remove a century home on Main Street in Schomberg.

Mayor wants new cell tower to look like a tree

King’s mayor is adamant that a proposed cell tower reflects the municipality’s green philosophy. Mayor Steve Pellegrini led the charge recently, adding that a project’s approval be conditional on the structure resembling a tree. The location and visibility of the planned tower would make it stick out like a sore thumb, so Pellegrini wanted this one to be camouflaged.

Happy Spring Hill Soup Fest supports firefighters

The residents of Spring Hill in King City hosted their annual Soup Fest Nov. 16. In recognition of the valuable services provided to the community four representatives of the King City Fires Service were invited to attend and their annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser was included in the festivities. The money raised goes to support the following: The Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the King Township Food Bank and the King City Firefighters Benevolent Fund. In total over $500 was raised.
The turkey shoot will be held on Nov. 25 and the winners will be contacted by the firefighter who sold their winning ticket and are expected to be delivered around mid-December. The firefighters were enthusiastically welcomed by the residents and the firefighters thanked everyone in attendance for their generous support of the turkey shoot.
The evening provided a welcome opportunity for the residents to meet and talk to the firefighters in a non-emergency situation. It was a great learning experience for all concerned.
The support of the residents is deeply appreciated.
Congratulations go to Bernie Moyle and Karen Booth, who led this event.

General News

Helping others continues to motivate Joan Kelley Walker

Joan Kelley Walker leads by example. Juggling a hectic schedule and wearing many hats, Walker is a strong woman, loving wife and mother. Underneath her calm, cool exterior is unbridled passion for what matters most – helping others and remaining true to herself.

King’s Sarain Fox shares stories and a call to action

You can’t talk about Canada without including our Indigenous people. A CBC/Radio-Canada yearbook has brought some fascinating stories to the forefront. To mark the country’s 150th, CBC launched “What’s Your Story? – A Canada 2017 Yearbook.” It’s a collection of over 150 stories, perspectives and photographs that create a fascinating snapshot of the people, places, things and events that tell a story of who we are now and where we are headed together as a nation.

The legacy of King’s Koffler Scientific Reserve

The beginning of his obituary says it all: “KOFFLER, Murray Bernard On Sunday, November 5, 2017 passed on at his home. Murray Koffler – A man who lived his vision to leave this world in a better place than when he entered it. A man who loved and was loved by his family, his friends and all those he touched globally regardless of race, religion, or status.” One of those better places is at the Koffler Scientific Reserve right here in King. Most of us who love living or walking or just visiting in King know what a jewel it is, like a breathing, purifying oasis above the city of Toronto. And most of us want to protect it from the surging growth spreading north.

Pamper yourself with the ultimate in luxury air travel

Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore once said that commercial airplane travel has a habit of making you look like your passport photo. On the flip-side, private jet travel is a way to make you look and feel like a million bucks. And given today’s fast-paced competitive world, it makes perfect business sense.

Marylake in spotlight of new book

The iconic Marylake Shrine served as the ideal backdrop for a historic event recently. “The Road to Marylake,” by author Kelly Mathews, was officially launched at an event attended by many supporters and dignitaries.

Praise abounds for all who helped make C150 Global Odyssey a success

Individual achievements are almost always bolstered by a strong support network. The Canada 150 Global Odyssey involved all hands on deck. In achieving several world firsts, the historic flight involved much more than the commitment and talents of three dedicated pilots.

Colantoni kicks off 2nd season of Travelers

Enrico Colantoni has reappeared on the small screen, and he did literally by stealing the character. The Nobleton actor, hot on the heels of the six-part crime series Bad Blood, kicked off the second season of the Canadian science fiction-drama Travelers.

King Township shines the ‘Spotlight on Local Businesses’ at breakfast

  It was only fitting that during Small Business Week, King Township unveiled the four businesses being recognized this year for the roles they play ...

‘The Road to Marylake’ paints a picture of King’s past

The evolution of an iconic King Township property comes to life in historic fashion. “The Road to Marylake,” by author Kelly Mathews, provides the only comprehensive story about the creation and continued use of the former country estate of one of Canada’s richest men. The history of Marylake and Sir Henry Pellatt is as much a story about Canadian heritage as it is about King Township and one of our founding fathers.

Local businesses in the limelight at Chamber awards night

Small business is often the backbone of a thriving local economy. The efforts of King’s entrepreneurs – both established businesses and new ones alike – were congratulated at the annual Excellence in Business Awards Dinner. The 9th annual event, sponsored by the King Chamber of Commerce, brought together some of King’s most successful business people, to share in the limelight.


King City Lions early leaders in YRAA hockey

It may be early, but the King City Secondary School Lions are looking to be top of the class in YRAA hockey circles. Through three games in the season, the Lions have posted a pair of shutouts on route to a 2-1 record good for tops in the regional standings.

Cougars take Hornets to the brink in overtime

One of the toughest weekends on the Schomberg Cougars’ schedule proved they have what it takes to run with the big dogs. With three games over three days, the Junior C club opened their week on Thursday with a home game against the lowly Orillia Terriers at the Trisan Centre on Thursday. A 10-1 drubbing, thanks to multi-goal efforts from Curtis Dubeau, Owen Heilemann, and Brandon Scholton set the stage for a Friday-Saturday tandem of games that would require only their best efforts.

Knights cap off perfect season with win over Bill Crothers

It looks like the Villanova Knights are here to stay. After struggling to find proper competition for the budding program in the independent school system, the Knights fielded a junior squad in the York Region Athletic Association this season to much success.

King Rebellion victorious in inaugural tournament

Sometimes one is all you need. A tense atmosphere filled the Trisan Centre on Sunday afternoon for the final showdown of the inaugural King Classic Tournament, with the hometown Rebellion taking on the rival Stouffville Clippers.

Local student competes in world tournament

  Former World Champion Julian Adriano, 16, and black belt instructor at Nobleton Taekwon Do, travelled to Barneveld, Amsterdam as a member of Team Canada ...

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