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Sip & Savour tickets now online

The party of the year in King is shaping up to be a star-studded affair to rival any TIFF gala. King Mayor Steve Pellegrini has been named as the honorary chair of Sip & Savour, the main fundraiser for the King Township Food Bank. Philanthropist and TV personality Joan Kelley Walker will also be a special guest.

Revamped visitors centre at Cold Creek

King Township is moving ahead on redesigning the visitors’ centre at Cold Creek Conservation Area. Council recently approved a staff request to hire Brook McIlroy as the prime consultant for the work.

The Country Day School runs for Terry Fox

Over half a million dollars have been raised by King City’s Country Day School for cancer research since its first Terry Fox Run 26 years ago.
All students in the junior, middle, and senior schools of the independent school took part in Friday’s annual Terry Fox Run festivities, held throughout the lot’s extensive trail system.
With mascot Storm the Cyclone cheering them on, students and staff ran and walked the loop to add to the massive total of $505,168 that has been raised over the years for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Keynote speaker Nikkita Holder, a Canadian Olympic hurdler at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, thanked the school for their contribution to the organization that has raised over $650 million for cancer research since its inception.
“Terry embodied the best of the Canadian spirit,” said Holder. “We are generous and fair-minded, not shy to be patriotic, but deeply proud of our country.”

General News

King family reaches out to help needy in Guatemala

Supporting a worthy cause can be quite contagious. Giving back is essential for King’s Clara Lovisotto and she’s brought her family into the fold of an organization that’s near and dear to her heart. Lovisotto has been involved in the Canadian Central American Relief Effort (CCAMRE) for more than 15 years, a group that provides direct, on-the-ground assistance to people living in the Merendon Mountains of La Union, Guatemala.

Global Odyssey is now in the record books

The world is a very big, beautiful place. But it’s made a bit smaller because we’re all members of one big human fellowship. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler met some consummate hosts and genuinely interesting souls during his seven-week Canada 150 Global Odyssey.

Council sustains CIP grant program

The importance of boosting small business in King hasn’t escaped the notice of local councillors. Council approved a staff report, calling on sustained efforts to promote grants in the Community Improvement Plan, and cementing the CIP as essential to the overall visions and goals of all three major communities in the municipality.

World of first responders revealed

The public got a chance to see the world through the eyes of our first responders last week, during the debut of the documentary, “The Other Side of the Hero.” It was unveiled in Toronto at the Regent Theatre to an enthusiastic response. This independent documentary, years in the making, takes us into that world of the first responder we rarely see: life out of uniform.

King actor part of powerful Canadian drama

Good stories make for great TV drama. Canada’s organized crime is the subject of the City original series Bad Blood. The first screening of the mini-series takes place Sept. 1 at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto.

Council okays economic review

King councillors approved a request from staff to hire a consultant to review the Economic Development Strategy. Economic Development officer Jamie Smyth requested that council opt for the sole source contract, allowing MDB Insight Inc. to continue with their work.

Dogs seized in alleged dog fighting operation given new lease on life

Several abused dogs, used in alleged dog fighting activities, have been given a new lease on life, thanks to the efforts of King’s Dog Tales and the Ontario SPCA. Dog Tales and the SPCA worked together to create an option for the dogs seized in a criminal investigation of an alleged dog fighting operation in Chatham.

King benefits from government funds

The second phase of the Nobleton sewer project has received a shot in the arm from the federal and provincial governments. Politicians gathered Monday at the Nobleton arena for the announcement. The federal government is kicking in $248,470 and the province is pitching in $124,235 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).

BC Instruments – an important partner in Ontario industry

BC Industries in Schomberg is a showcase of success demonstrating how a small business can thrive and grow based on hard work and producing a quality product. From humble beginnings as a small machine shop in Bruno Conzelmann’s garage in 1971, BC Industries has grown to a highly technical operation with six buildings and over 68,000 square feet of space that employs over 140 people.

King family ‘packs it in’ for trip around the world

A King family of five has taken the idea of taking a hike, to the extreme. Sunny McGaw Whitehead, John Whitehead and their three children are crossing one big item off of their bucket list. It’s a sabbatical year adventure and it’s been in the planning stages for quite some time. John is a business development manager at a designer stone and tile company and Sunny is the VP of marketing for a large seafood importer. Their children – Angus, Duncan and Clementine – are in public school and they are all competitive athletes – tennis, gymnastics and hockey. They’ll need that energy as the family treks around the globe with only the basic necessities in hand. They’re calling the adventure “Five Backpacks.”


Cougars split first week of PJHL season

It was quite a polarizing first week of the Provincial Junior Hockey League season for the Schomberg Cougars. The Junior C club kicked off their season on Thursday with a home opener against the Stayner Siskins at the Trisan Centre, where the new-look squad was lit up by four Siskins goals in the first period, followed by five straight in the second to prompt the removal of Matthew Lolli from the net.

Local women in semi-final golf championships

Nobleton Lakes Golf and Country club was host to The Executive Women’s Golf Association Semi Final Championship tournament this past weekend, and the beautiful sunshine and a pristine canvas of golf greens were picture perfect. Blue skies and the crisp morning temperatures welcomed approx. 100 enthusiastic ladies for the Semi-Final Championships in what was anticipated to be an exciting round of golf.

King City’s MacLennan defends trampoline title

For the sixth time, Rosie MacLennan is the national women’s trampoline champion. The native of King City and KCSS graduate threw down what she called a “safe” routine on Saturday at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships at Durham College in Oshawa, her first competition since earning gold at the Summer Games in Rio.

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