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Township readies its new tree bylaw

Years in the making, a new tree bylaw is nearing its final stages. King councillors heard a staff presentation that provides details of the new, permissive bylaw that relegates trees on private property in King’s villages of Schomberg, Nobleton and King City.

King reduces speed on Mill Road

In response to residents’ concerns, King council has decided to reduce the speed on Mill Road just east of Nobleton.

King residents part of sports history

By Mark Pavilons

There’s a little bit of King Township in the country’s celebrations of two major sports successes.
The Toronto Raptors were greeted by unbelievable, record crowds Monday who lined Toronto’s parade route and watched the event unfold on TV. Estimates put the attendance as high as two million.
According to reports, this parade outpaced those held for the World Series champs, the Toronto Blue Jays, in 1992 and 1993.
Kettleby’s Kathy Cartan, who owns Motive Media, had a hand in decorating the double-decker buses who took the Raptors through the streets of Toronto. Motive wrapped 5 double decker buses, more than a dozen Ford vehicles, and created the banners in Nathan Phillips Square and above the stage.
Kate Glassow explained they got the official go ahead on the project when the Raptors won the Championship on Thursday night. The parade was scheduled for Monday, which meant “we had 72 hours to wrap 5 double decker buses, decal 19 Ford vehicles, a trolley bus and a retro TTC bus. Needless to say, this is a borderline impossible timeline for so much work, but our amazing team pulled it all together! We are so proud to be a small part of Canadian sports history!”
Motive Media’s HQ is in Bolton, and most of our employees live in/around the King Township area. They are an award winning large format digital graphics company, specializing in interior and vehicle graphics, and all things design. They design and create images – usually large ones – and apply those images to everything from business cards, to transport trucks, to boardroom walls and everything in between.
King Township’s municipal offices opened up to the public for our own version of “Jurassic Park,” for the Game 6 victory Thursday night.

 

General News

Guide Light becoming an essential safety device

Tony Nowzari wants to make a difference. He wants to get to the point where his product helps everyone. He’s on the right track and Nowzari’s Guide Light continues to answer the call. He merely wants to extend the reach of this proven device.

King native helps pay it forward with business

A King native understands the importance of a great work ethic. Taylor Monti enjoys working outdoors and loves his jobs. He also hires students to help with their tuition as a means of paying it forward.

Riding loses longest-serving female MPP Julia Munro

Julia Munro, former MPP for York-Simcoe, passed away earlier this week at age 77. She was the longest-serving female MPP in history, being first elected in 1995. The MPPs serving King-Vaughan expressed their sadness on the passing of Ontario’s longest serving representative.

Nobleton Christmas Drive wraps up after two decades

“Mrs. Claus” has decided to retire. No longer able to dedicate the time needed to make the Nobleton Christmas Drive a success, founder Mimi Buchanan/Lyons has decided to retire. The drive will no longer continue in its current form, and the name will go with her.

Local student part of international youth water project

A King high school student is reaching out, way out. Cristina Chapple, a Grade 12 student at King City Secondary School, is the first and only Canadian ambassador for the Thirst Project. It’s the world’s largest youth water organization that works to provide people in developing countries with clean water so they can survive.

Guelph recording studio offers it all

Grace has a lot of company these days. Thanks to technology and an amazing crop of talented technicians, almost anyone can create a quality recording in a matter of hours.

King company leaders in commercial UAVs

In a world of seemingly infinite possibilities, you still need the right tool for the right job. And that bottom-line business mentality is where a Schomberg company separates the wheat from the chaff.

Michelin’s Defender boasts performance, longevity

When is the last time a tire maker told you to just keep driving? Michelin now encourages you to “drive on and rack up the kilometres” on their longest lasting tire among leading competitive tires – the Defender T + H.

Le Brehandaise Catering offers authentic haute cuisine

They say you always remember your first taste of Paris. A group of top French chefs offer a chance to explore authentic cuisine française at La Brehandaise Catering. Led by owner and Charcutier Traiteur Pascal Poilbout, the company operates out of a store front on Bathurst, not far from King City.

Dog Tales instrumental in adding kennel to Scarborough youth shelter

A King-based organization has brightened the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable. The finishing touches have been put on the new YouthLink Emergency Shelter & Transition Home in Scarborough, complete with dog kennels. Without the help of King’s Dog Tales, and owners Rob Rob Scheinberg and Danielle Eden-Scheinberg, it would not have happened.

Sports

‘What an unbelievable year,’ Pietrangelo hoists Stanley Cup

January 1, 2019: The St. Louis Blues sit dead last in the National Hockey league standings. June 12, 2019: The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions. Chief among the victors is Alex Pietrangelo, the pride of King City, and the first to raise the Cup after the go-ahead from Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Nobleton’s Bertola medals in national gymnastics

A whirlwind start to the 2019 schedule has seen one of King’s most agile athletes reaching multiple podiums. Long-time gymnast Pietro Bertola came home late last month from Carleton University in Ottawa with a silver medal in both pommel horse and rings at the Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics, posting scores of 11.650 and 12.700 respectively.

Kettleby’s Di Girolamo taking on international sevens competition

Dylan Di Girolamo has been surrounded by rugby his entire life. Yet he faces his stiffest competition next month in donning the red and white. Canada’s Under-18 men’s sevens team head coach Nigel D’Acre recently announced the squads for the upcoming Men’s U-18 Can-Am Sevens Tournament, to be held at Fletcher’s Field in Markham on July 11-13.

Skaters bring home medals

The King City Skating Club had 19 skaters travel to Buffalo and compete in the 30th annual Spring Skate Festival held by the Skating Club of Western New York during the long weekend.

Beth Underhill scores double Victory at CSI2* Caledon National

The only thing better than winning once is doing it twice as Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill proved at the CSI2* Caledon National show jumping tournament held May 15 to 19 at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Caledon.

Local curler Gorsline coaches team to Canadian bronze

Bruce Gorsline, a member of the King Curling Club, has just returned with his Ontario Provincial Wheelchair team from Boucherville, Quebec as participants in the 2019 Canadian Wheelchair Championships.

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