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King gets attention with threat to close the Town Line

King Township’s tough stance, and threat to close the Caledon/King Town Line near Bolton, got the attention of the Town of Caledon. King council, Oct. 17, voted to look into closing the Town Line, unless Caledon or Peel Region ponies up the needed funds for road repairs.

Township explores zoning for medical marihuana facilities

King Township planning staff are reviewing the policies and zoning, to create guidelines for medical marihuana production facilities. They’re trying to decide just where these operations should go, given some mixed messages by politicians.

Blood clinic collects 66 units

Mayor Steve Pellegrini and Councillor David Boyd were among those who came out to support the blood clinic at the Trisan Centre recently. The goal was to collect 72 units and a total of 66 were collected. The next clinic will be Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. again at the Trisan Centre. Watch out for representatives from Canadian Blood Services at the Main Street Christmas Parade again this year!

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Nobleton teen competes at World Hip Hop Championship

A Nobleton teen will bust a move on the world stage. Amanda Rea has been chosen by Team Dance Canada to represent Canada at the World Hip HOP Championship in Graz, Austria. Auditions for this Canadian National Dance Team brought some of the best dancers across Canada. Amanda qualified at an audition in Ontario.

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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Mathews completes record Moraine hike

In her historic seven-day marathon of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail, Aurora resident Kelly Mathews did much more than “take a hike.” Mathews endured the punishing journey, setting a quick pace of between five to six kilometres per hour, every day for seven days. Her ORMT300 ran from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, from Caledon to Trent Hills.

Excitement builds for new Schomberg McDonald’s

It’s been a long time coming, but the community is looking forward to the opening of Schomberg’s new McDonald’s restaurant.

Enjoy home-cooked meals through Pops’ Kitchen

The best investment we can make is in our own wellbeing. Eating healthy meals together isn’t a luxury, but rather a necessity.


Area poised to become ‘Canada’s Horse Country’

Local residents are keenly aware of the importance of the equine industry in this region. It’s much more than a sport or a hobby. Led by a passionate and talented group of equine experts, Headwaters Horse Country is poised to become nationally significant, with a goal of becoming “Canada’s Horse Country.”

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Kingscross becoming the most sought-after community

The word is out. As much as King residents may want to keep this oasis in the GTA all to themselves, discerning home buyers are eyeing an exclusive area near King City for their dream homes.


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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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Villanova runs in memory of former student

A special day on the Villanova College calendar year after year, the 2016 Terry Fox Run was a little closer to the hearts of the school’s students and staff.

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Pietrangelo humbled as next Blues captain

King Township has earned an NHL captain. The 2014 Olympic champion, Alex Pietrangelo has been named the new captain of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, entering his seventh season with the team as a staple top-two defenceman.

Coach Stephen Collins helps create competitors at Spray Lake

Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre is a one of a kind facility with a freshwater lake located in King Township. It was created with ...

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Schomberg’s Lamaze returns to Olympic podium

After eight years, and with a different stallion, Eric Lamaze has recaptured the connection he shared with Hickstead in earning Olympic bronze with Fine Lady 5.


King’s MacLennan bounces to second Olympic gold

Rosie MacLennan flipped, twisted, and jumped her way to a defence of her Olympic gold last Friday, something no person has ever done in the discipline.

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