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Full steam ahead for King’s office move

King Township politicians are excited about the planned relocation of its municipal offices. Councillors voted to move full steam ahead with its planned office move to the former Holy Name school site on King Road.

First Township map released

A great deal of effort by Township staff and the community has resulted in the first-ever Community Map for King.

King firefighters wash for charity

King Fire and Emergency Services pulled out all the stops to wash local cars for charity at the station Saturday. Their high-powered hoses and truck jets helped them raise almost $1,300 for multiple charities, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, and the King Township Food Bank. Over $3,000 was raised between this wash and one held at the station earlier this year. Photo by Jake Courtepatte

General News

Fire chief was a real trailblazer

We should all remember the efforts of those who blazed the trails, when those trails didn’t even exist.

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A true B&B experience awaits at 20 Bells Lake

A King family has opened its doors to the world. Whether they’re visiting King for a wedding or event, or just need a romantic getaway, visitors are treated like family at 20 Bells Lake.

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King City Seniors’ Centre a community hub

The King City Seniors Centre was opened in 1988 with the aid of major financial support from the King City Lions Club. The Centre celebrated ...

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King boy’s journey makes it to the screen

Everyone has a story to tell. For a young King Township boy, he’s received a lot of support getting his story told in a big way.

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Dog Tales welcomes the public at festival

It was a weekend to perhaps fall in love with a new pooch in King City.

United Way Dragon Boat Festival splashes down in King

The sun shone down on Seneca College’s King campus last Saturday as hundreds of thrill-seekers took to the waters of Lake Seneca in the sport of dragon boating.

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Hindle working to ensure Canadian film industry has staying power

Countless souls are beating the drums, working behind the scenes to ensure that Canada’s film and TV industry has staying power. One such cheerleader is veteran actor and King resident Art Hindle. If you’re involved in the entertainment biz, Hindle and his colleagues have your back.

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Cruise for the Cure sets new records

The 5th annual Tim and Brenda’s Cruise for a Cure set records all around, making it one of the finest outdoor car shows in the province.

New GO parking lot deal finalized

A new parking lot in King City will provide much-needed space for commuters. And the municipality is getting a sweetheart of a deal.

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Colantoni hangs up his scrubs, looks to future projects

Enrico Colantoni is quite the character. If he’s not in character, the Nobleton actor has many of them running around inside his head.

Sports

Cougars looking to build off last season’s success

The Schomberg Cougars surprised the Georgian Mid-Ontario Hockey League with a berth in the finals last season, their greatest success since the Junior C team’s championship win in 2003. They will be looking to add to that success during the 2015/16 season, despite a turnover of players.

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Nobleton woman wins silver at Canadian senior tennis championships

Some fabulous court play led a Nobleton woman to the silver medal at the Senior National Tennis Championships in Montreal recently.

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King City teen races to motocross titles

The first time Nick Denniston got behind the handlebars of a motocross bike was at the tender age of three. Thirteen years later, his experience and dedication is paying off in the form of hardware. The Country Day School student recently dominated the field in the Parts Canada TransCan Grand National Championships, held Aug. 12-15 in Walton, Ontario.

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King hosts riders of new Greenbelt cycling route

More than 130 cyclists gathered at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg last week to kick off the fourth day of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, an epic six-day charity ride to regenerate the GTA’s waterfront.

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Modern Pentathlon has given ‘great experiences’ to Schomberg athlete

Outside of its base in Europe, the name “modern pentathlon” doesn’t seem so modern to most sports fans. The ironman (or woman) sort has dwindled in popularity since its introduction to the Olympics in 1912, yet remains one of the most physically-demanding challenges out there. Schomberg native Beatrice Cigagna is one of those who continue to put hours and hours of work into her sport, one which has actually taken her around the world.

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Royals win McGarrigle Cup

In just their first year of McGarrigle Cup eligibility, the 2002 girls King City Royals team has proven to be a strong contender in the ...

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Schomberg resident helping to push waterskiing as Olympic sport

Paul Roberts represented both Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario and the sports as a whole when he carried the Pan Am torch in July.

Canada's Peter Orr, right, scores the game-winning run under the tag of United States catcher Thomas Murphy's in the 10th inning of the gold medal baseball game at the Pan Am Games, Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Ajax, Ontario. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Canadian baseball hero has roots in King

It was a moment every “boy of summer” dreams about. Down two runs and down to its final two outs in the 10th inning, the Canadian Pan Am baseball team was in danger of failing to defend their gold medal to the rival United States team. With runners on first and second, a single by Peter Orr, hailing from Newmarket, brought the Canadian team within one.

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