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Chamber’s continuity guides them through 2017

Continuity and riding the wave of momentum will be key to the King Chamber of Commerce’s success in 2017. That message was delivered by Tom Allen, president-elect, at the Chamber’s AGM held at the Cardinal last week. Sustainability, and continuity with a solid core of board members will give the Chamber a solid footing to build on past successes, and create new partnerships.

Suspect arrested in shooting incident in King

Police have charged a 20-year-old man with attempted murder, following a shooting on King Road last week.

Family Day at Cold Creek

Activities drew visitors to Cold Creek Conservation Area on Family Day. The mild temperatures didn’t stop families from sledding on the hill. Top, Ashlyn and Laura were just two of many to enjoy the hill. The day also featured sleigh rides, fat bike demos, and guided hikes.

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King philanthropist in the limelight on Real Housewives of Toronto

Joan Kelley Walker is as real as it gets. The TV host, spokesperson, model and philanthropist has entered the proverbial lion’s den, as a cast member of The Real Housewives of Toronto.

Acquisition of former Christian school site a big win

King Township’s acquisition of the Holland Marsh Christian School is a big win for everyone. Councillors voted to approve the move and accompanying staff report recently. The deal closed Feb. 10.

Robotics team Tecking 6046 in full swing in King City

Students from King City Secondary School Robotics Team  Tecking 6046 attended Kingbridge Centre for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Canada Kick-off “Steamworks” Jan. 7. This is ...

Editor delivers aid

Mark Pavilons, Editor of the King Weekly Sentinel, spent a week in the Dominican Republic with a team of high school students, delivering aid to ...

TaLii Towels is a finalist for the 2017 Mompreneur Start Up Award

Hard work often garners attention. King City’s Lisa Iafrate, of TaLii Towels Inc., is proud to have been chosen as a finalist for the 2017 Mompreneur® Start Up award. The winner will be announced March 4.

King votes to support N6 waste contract

Despite some claims of secrecy and a lack of available data, King councillors voted to support a joint, multi-million-dollar contract for waste services in York’s Northern 6. Councillors voted to support staff recommendations for the contract, after a lively debate and closed-session discussion.

PIM reveals ‘opportunities’ for proposed King City development

A public information session on a proposed King City development resulted in some surprise suggestions from councillors and members of the public. The Mansions of King Inc., application calls for 318 residential units on the northeast corner of Jane and King, and was presented for discussion.

The Iron Pup offers unique protection

Pet owners would do anything for their beloved, four-legged family members. In rural areas, pets face a number of natural hazards and there has been an increase in attacks by predators, particularly coyotes. To ease her own peace of mind, and provide dogs with added protection, a King City area resident has come up with an innovative solution. The Iron Pup puncture-proof coat is the brainchild of Jasmine Montreuil.

King Township firefighters are ‘fully involved’

Chief Jim Wall named two recipients from each station for the Distinguished Service Award, given to members who distinguish themselves by meritorious achievement and those ...

Podcast bridges the generation gap

Maddy’s outgoing personality and zest will take her far in life. Not yet a teenager, she’s already entered the entertainment field, but she won’t let her new-found popularity go to her head.

Sports

Schomberg Atoms skate to gold in Peterborough

In a journey through freezing temperatures, deepening snow and scaling rock barriers, the Schomberg Atom Red Wings brought home the title of a lifetime recently. ...

Juvenile Red Wings moving on

Chalk up another series victory for the Juvenile Red Wings. To no surprise, Schomberg is once again in the OMHA semi-final round, the fourth straight year reaching the top four in all of Ontario.

King Township hockey organizations open merging process

King is one step closer to a jointly-run King Township minor hockey rep program for next season. Executives from both the Schomberg Minor Hockey Association and NobleKing Minor Hockey Association last week approved last a motion to merge the two programs at the representative level, creating one organization for all of King Township.

Knights kick off quest for All Ontarios

Things are heating up in NobleKing hockey as the Knights look to capture provincial and municipal crowns at all age levels. Two teams will represent the Knights in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association playdowns, opened on Friday by the Midget A squad.

Knights find success in NobleKing Challenge tournament

The NobleKing Knights appeared in three of the four championship games of the organization’s hometown Challenge tournament over the weekend, skating away with the title in the Atom A division.

Juvenile Red Wings capture International Silver Stick

The Schomberg Juvenile Red Wings weren’t about to let history repeat itself. After a heart-breaking 2-0 loss to the South Bruce Blades in the 2015-16 International Silver Stick finals, the Red Wings captured this year’s incarnation of the continent’s most prestigious minor tournament in Mooretown, Ontario last weekend.

Mete eyeing spot on World Junior hockey roster

This has been quite a year for Victor Mete. After winning the Memorial Cup with the London Knights, and subsequently being drafted into the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens, the former Country Day Schooler is looking to earn a spot on the coveted Canada under-20 roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

King City’s Formenton shortlisted for first round NHL draft

A key component of last season’s Junior A Aurora Tigers squad has been projected by the NHL as one of the first 30 picks in the 2017 entry draft.

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