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Cost of Township Wide Rec Centre grows to $86 million

The cost of the new Township Wide Recreation Centre has grown by $10 million. King councillors approved the project’s budget increase to $86 million. The additional $10.1 million will be funded buy developer charges and a temporary funding strategy from the Township reserves. The contract, for $73.2 million, was awarded to JR Certus Construction.

Lecce, Mulroney retain portfolios

The two MPPs serving King will retain their minister portfolios. Stephen Lecce,MPP for King-Vaughan, keeps his post as Education Minister, while York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney remains as Minister of Transportation and Minister of Francophone Affairs.

King updates its tree management plan

One-third of King Township enjoys a healthy tree cover. Protecting those trees – an asset potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars – is vitally important. King staff presented a draft Tree Management Plan to councillors recently. While the plan was praised and seen as forward-looking, some residents don’t believe it goes far enough. In fact, some wanted council to reopen the discussion on a private tree bylaw, an effort that failed to draw support a few years ago.

This is a rendition of the lobby of the planned Township Wide Recreation Centre. Council voted to increase the budget for the new facility by $10 million.

 

General News

Township Clerk Kathryn Moyle to Retire after 2022 Municipal Election

Kathryn Moyle, Clerk for the Township of King and Director of Corporate Services, has announced her retirement effective Nov. 30, after 15 years with the ...

Staff shortage leads King to cancel reopening of Nobleton Lions Outdoor Pool

The Township of King will not reopen the Nobleton Lions Outdoor Pool as planned on July 4, largely due to a staff shortage.The Township has ...

Resident and Country Day School student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

Marianna Speranza received the exciting news while driving home from rep volleyball practice with her parents last month. She had won a coveted $80,000 Schulich ...

King secures $225,000 in costs in illegal dumping case

The Township of King has secured $225,000 in costs in a recent case in Superior Court involving a property on the Oak Ridges Moraine near ...

GTA’s premier EV maker Daymak riding the wave

Electric vehicles, from standup scooters to elaborate e-bikes, are now common across the landscape. They’re here to say, and they’re definitely helping residents and communities achieve their zero emission goals. Ebikes are definitely popular in Ontario, and it would be hard to not see one walking in a downtown area such as someone on a stand-up scooter, or a delivery driver using an ebike.

Exhibition marks strong ties, showcases local artist

An Austrian exhibit by a King artist aims to showcase Canada and further strengthen international relations. Ernestine Tahedl is marking the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between her home country of Austria and her new home of Canada. The show is being held in a gallery in Vienna and is running throughout the summer. Austrian officials were on hand to launch the exhibit and praise Tahedl for her ongoing work and accomplishments.

Community Report showcases King’s accomplishments

The Township of King has published a Community Report highlighting King’s accomplishments over the past four years, including achievements in transportation networks, digital connectivity, long-term ...

E-bikes growing in popularity, but rules vary on use

The cost of gas at the pumps, combined with concerns over climate change, have led to an explosion in the e-bike industry. Whether used for running errands, commuting or on trails, modern e-bikes have morphed to cater to every need. And consumers are embracing it.

Mayor outlines King success stories at Chamber lunch

It’s a great time to live and work in King Township. That was the message delivered by Mayor Steve Pellegrini at last week’s Mayor’s Lunch, sponsored by the King Chamber of Commerce. The Township’s steady progress and pep talk by the mayor put a little spring in the step of a packed house of Chamber members.

King meeting majority of goals, strategy plan reveals

King is on target with most of its goals, despite hurdles over the past year. Staff provided councillors with an overview of the Corporate Strategic Plan (CSP), now in its third year. Despite pandemic restrictions stretching through 2021, some 98% of the plans’ key actions are completed or progressing as planned. And another 30 of 37 of community benefits are heading in the right direction.

Sports

King Royals at festival

The King United U11G Royals woke up to a beautifully sunny and clear day early Saturday, June 25 and headed to The Robbie Soccer Festival. Like all tournaments, the girls packed their vehicles with their soccer gear, but this time, there was more: approximately 30 litres of lemonade and freshly baked cookies to support a good cause.

Community raises $51k in honour of late soccer star

Aurora, Ont., residents Shannon Bell and Cindy Leung on behalf of Amy Beecham, have raised $51,500 through GoFundMe in honour of the late St. Andrew’s College soccer star, Ali Abubakar Gharib.

King City Skating Club wins team trophy in Buffalo

While everyone was enjoying the cottage, a cold brew and a barbeque dinner over the long weekend, King City Skating Club were dominating on the ice and raking in the silverware. The competition, hosted by the Skating Club of Western New York, took place at the Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga, NY. King City Skating Club brought with them 24 skaters to the competition and each of them finished no less than eighth place.

Beth Underhill wins €500,000 Rolex Grand Prix

Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill of Mulmer won the €500,000 Rolex Grand Prix of La Baule May 8, to close out the CSIO5* International Jumping La ...

Cardinal is ready to host the charity golf challenge yet again

The ninth annual Charity Golf Challenge is under way in support of We Care as patrons can begin purchasing their e-vouchers online. As of now, 17 golf lovers have already purchased their rounds leaving 135 rounds of golf available for the summer. If you purchase your round before July 1, you will have a chance to win a foursome on Cardinal’s East Wing.

U11 A King Rebellion finished second in OMHAs

At the beginning of April, the U11 A King Rebellion travelled to the OMHA tournament in Whitby looking to make history for the minor hockey program. Ranked second in all of the province of Ontario, the Rebellion achieved their goal, to become the first ever team in the minor hockey program to make it to the OMHA finals.

Karl Subban speaks with children at Schomberg Public School for Black History Month

Retired teacher, principal, and father of three NHL players, Karl Subban spoke to children at Schomberg Public School last Friday. Students from kindergarten all the way to Grade 6 attended the virtual presentation. Teacher Jennifer Watt, reached out to Subban, to educate her students on Black Heritage Month as well as wellness and well-being.

Eric Lamaze retires Olympic bronze medal mount, Fine Lady 5

Fine Lady 5, the horse that carried Canada’s Eric Lamaze to an individual bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, was officially retired in a ...

Beth Underhill Joins Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable

Canadian Olympian and King native Beth Underhill has joined Eric Lamaze’s Torrey Pines Stable with bases in Brussels, Belgium, and Wellington, FL. The new collaboration will see Underhill competing at the highest levels of show jumping with the horses of Torrey Pines Stable.

Product Showcase

Help Popeyes celebrate 50 years

Chicken lovers unite! Not only can you enjoy some great chicken, but you can help an iconic brand celebrate, and win prizes at the same time.

Apple cider gummies are a must try

You can enjoy the benefit of apple cider vinegar in a simple and tasty way. Honibe’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies are made with zero artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours, or preservatives. Honibe products are popular across the globe for their “honey as a first ingredient” foundation, tapping into the natural health benefits, vitamins and minerals of Canadian-sourced honey in addition to the added health benefits of their individual Gummie Bee vitamin selections.

Choices abound for summer grilling season

Summer shouldn’t be a time of dietary restrictions or limitations. Consumers today have a lot of choices to meet every need, allergy and sensitivity.

DEWALT proves going green doesn’t mean losing power

Canadians see climate change and our environment as top-of-mind issues. Many wonder what they can to help. Well, one answer is literally in your hands, in your own back yard. Go electric when it comes to lawn equipment. It’s that simple.

Cyber Acoustics has you covered at home and in the office

Having an efficient work space is vital these days. Working from home is now included in most work schedules. To do this efficiently, workers need the right equipment to stay connected. Virtual meetings and online learning have become integral to education at all levels.

PreSonus sets the industry bar very high

The best of the best don’t need to brag. And they wouldn’t sell something they don’t use themselves. When it comes to music equipment, there’s no sense in fooling around. Get the best, stick with it and use it every day. That’s the premise PreSonus has for every product they sell.

Take Nixy inflatable SUP everywhere you go this summer

As cottages across Ontario open, we get a taste of the great outdoors. It’s long overdue. As your rifle through our get-away gear, you may realize something’s missing. It just might be a new stand up inflatable paddle board (iSUP). Board makers have answered the call for a lightweight, portable board with a range of solid inflatables.

Seedze delivers pain relief in minutes

Enjoying a healthy lifestyle can sometimes have its drawbacks. We love the outdoors and getting fit – using those muscles and joints for the first time in a while – can lead to some unexpected aches and pains. Technology has come a long way in easing our pain.

Explore the world with Coolife binoculars

There’s nothing holding you back from getting out and exploring nature this summer. To fully enjoy our excursions, day trips and hikes in the woods, we need a few essentials. And one of them is a pair of Coolife binoculars.

Creative answers the call with quality speakers

There’s nothing like quality sound to enhance your living or work space. Creative offers a vast array of audio products, from work solutions and headphones to all sorts of speakers.

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