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CCKT meeting informs King voters

Three of the candidates in King-Vaughan helped inform local voters, at last week’s all-candidates meeting hosted by Concerned Citizens of King Township. In the cordial, respectful discussion, Liberal incumbent Deb Schulte, Green Party candidate Ann Raney and NDP hopeful Emilio Bernardo-Ciddio discussed issues facing Canadians now and in the coming term.

Candidates square off at Chamber event

Candidates vying to be King-Vaughan’s next MP all have different party policies. Yet they all agree on several important issues. Helping taxpayers get ahead; providing support for small business and the environment are on every party’s agenda.

Record holder offers flight as gala auction item

By Mark Pavilons

Visitors to the King Food Bank’s annual Sip & Savour fundraiser will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing auction items.
A record-setting pilot from Kingscross is offering a sightseeing flight of Toronto, Hamilton, and Niagara Falls.
Steven Dengler will take the winning bidder in is private plane on an amazing adventure. Taking off from Buttonville (Highway 404 and 16th Ave.), you and up to two friends will fly south over Toronto for a city tour. Next you will head southwest to Hamilton, then fly over Niagara Falls for a breathtaking scenic vista. They you will return to Toronto along the lakeshore and land back at Buttonville.
Total flying time will be 90 to 120 minutes. Date and time of flight will be subject to weather conditions and mutual scheduling. Plane can accommodate up to three passengers with a total combined weight of 430 pounds.
Dengler is known as spearheading The Canada 150 Global Odyssey in 2017. The trek, which landed King resident Steven Dengler, his father Bob, and ace pilot Rob “Dugal” MacDuff in the history books, was the first Canadian circumnavigation of the world by helicopter, and the first father-son circumnavigation by light aircraft in aviation history.
The team flew the Canadian-made Bell 429 helicopter 36,956 kilometres from July 1 through Aug. 17. The crew visited some 14 countries in all. The Odyssey helped mark Canada’s 150th birthday and helped two important charities along the way – Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and True Patriot Love Foundation.
You’re in good hands with Dengler at the controls.
Also available for bidding is an interesting framed print in honour of Canadian painter Tom Thompson. he was one of the most influential painters of all time and was last seen setting out alone across Canoe Lake on a fishing trip. His empty canoe was spotted hours later and his body was found a week later. It’s an interesting piece for any Canadiana collection. It’s donated by Peter McCarthy.
Sip & Savour is the major annual fundraiser for the King Township Food Bank. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 24 at Nobleton Lakes, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at local establishments, as well as online at


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