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Rock ‘n Roll MS Away Classic Car Show is Sunday

  This year marks the 5th anniversary of the “Let’s Rock ‘n Roll MS Away Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day. Help celebrate this incredible milestone Sunday, June 24 at the Schomberg Fairgrounds. Spend a fun-filled afternoon of good ...

King fine tunes its bylaw regulating marijuana operations

As King Township readies its new bylaw governing marijuana operations, councillors are worried the municipality won’t have much say in the matter. Residents are also concerned that odors from the operations will have negative impacts on the community.

Schomberg Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour is June 24

The Schomberg Horticultural Society’s annual Garden Tour takes place June 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self-guided driving tour features nine very diverse ...

Flipping for a good cause.

This King Fire and Emergency Services member helped flip some burgers during this weekend’s annual We Believe in Abby Day. The fundraiser pulled in more than $10,000 for Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital.
Photo by Mark Pavilons

General News

Father Hancko’s departure is ‘bitter-sweet’

A respected and loved member of the community is leaving one family behind, but moving in with a new one. Father Paul Hancko, who served as priest at St. Mary’s in Nobleton and St. Patrick’s in Schomberg, is moving to the Immaculate Conception Parish, Sutton West & Our Lady of the Lake Mission, Keswick.

King native finds his niche in the film industry

A King City native enjoyed working with some of Hollywood’s finest, but his career journey was far from typical. Jeff Poulis, a graduate of King City Secondary School, has a very shiny memento to show for his hard work. Poulis and his team won an Academy Award for Production Design and Set Production for The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro. It drew international praise as one of Del Toro’s most stunningly successful works.

CVC provides the creative and digital tools to get your message across

Humankind has always had a need to communicate and express ourselves. While the tools and methods over delivering a message have changed over the millennia, one thing has remained constant – effective communication is key.

More studio space needed to meet the demand

Art Hindle is like a kid at Disney Land when he’s on the set of a film or TV production. Behind the scenes, he’s a tenacious lobbyist is fighting for incentives, infrastructure and opportunities to keep Ontario’s entertainment industry chugging along.

Nobleton Public School honours retiring head secretary Peggy Weir

Peggy Weir, head secretary at Nobleton Public School, is starting her well-deserved retirement at the end of June. If you’ve ever walked into the halls ...

Systemic attack on bees devastating colonies

The man-made assault on Mother Nature may very well be our undoing. Systemic stresses on bee colonies have resulted in some very concerning losses.

Nominate building for HAC award

Heritage homes are all around us. We often see them while driving through little hamlets around King Township and surrounding municipalities. In most instances it’s just a glance but it’s enough to evoke a sense of place, pride, history, craftsmanship and so many more feelings of adulation.

Volunteer driven to help, increase awareness

A Bolton woman has turned another page in her ongoing chapter of international volunteer exploits. Alexandria Hesketh-Pavilons recently returned from a week-long volunteer mission to Guatemala. Working through International Volunteer Headquarters, Hesketh-Pavilons spent her time hard at work, in the working class village of Ciudad Viejo, south of Antigua.

Dog Tales hits the screen to spread awareness

The plight of our four-legged friends and companions will be highlighted on a new TV series. Dog Tales Rescue launches May 31 on Gusto, starting at 8:30 p.m. The first season involves 10, half-hour shows that explore the real lives of abandoned and rescued animals. Their journeys, veterinary visits and new home in King are all presented, to raise awareness and showcase what they do.

Artist’s work speaks from the soul

A picture is worth much more than a thousand words. A painting reflects a depth of human emotion like nothing else. King artist Nicole Crimi lets her art speak for itself. And it does, loud and clear, with a kaleidoscope of colours that evoke thoughts and feelings. For the casual observer, it’s almost like witnessing creation itself.


Friends of We Care golf tourney raises record funds for Easter Seals

Year after year, the Friends of We Care Golf Challenge shatters its own records: a reminder of the importance of their contributions. Another sellout crowd of over golfers were on hand at Kettle’s Creek Golf Club, Cardinal Golf Club’s executive course, to raise funds to allow kids with disabilities to experience summer camp through the Easter Seals program.

King’s MacLennan named Canadian Olympic Committee executive

Rosie MacLennan has found her way twice to the top of the Olympic podium. Now she has set her sights on ensuring future Canadian athletes can reach the same heights.

Canadian Premier League set to kick off in York Region

There is always room for more footy in the soccer hotbed of York Region. That was the thought process of the York Sports and Entertainment organization when they announced last week the formation of “York 9 FC,” the first of eight clubs that will kick off the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

Under-13 Avengers shoot to Ontario championship

The Under-13 York North Avengers rode a perfect 3-0 record to an Ontario Cup win in Milton last weekend, meeting a fellow York rival in the winner-take-all final on Sunday.

Nobleton park named in honour of Lions Club

The Nobleton sports park will be officially named “The Nobleton Lions Community Park.” King councillors endorsed a staff recommendation calling for the new name of the Nobleton Sports Park.

King City brings home silver in OFSAA hockey finals

It was a banner year for the King City Secondary School Lions, who picked up a silver medal at last week’s A/AA boys OFSAA hockey championships. Over 500 players and coaches descended on Collingwood, Thornbury, and Stayner to battle it out for provincial supremacy, the Lions entering the third seed after one of their most successful seasons ever on the ice.

Core Athletics opens its doors in King City

For those looking to keep their New Year’s resolutions, look no further than a new state-of-the-art facility in the King’s Ridge Marketplace plaza.

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