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King adopts animal control bylaw

King Township has a new animal control bylaw, giving staff the tools to manage King’s four-legged residents. After struggling with semantics and provisions contained in the bylaw, councillors gave it their stamp of approval recently.

Enjoy local bounty at annual Soupfest

Soup-lovers rejoice! Enjoy delicious soups made with locally grown produce from our very own Holland Marsh at Soupfest, coming this Saturday, Oct. 1 to Ansnorveldt ...

Township hosts its United Way lunch

King Township staffers held the annual Fall Harvest Lunch in support of the United Way last week. On hand for the event were Mayor Steve Pellegrini, Teresa Barresi and her team, as well as representatives from United Way and the Canadian Hearing Society. Staff give a big thumbs-up in support of the United Way. Photo by Glenn Rodger

General News

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King-based BirchBioMed on the cusp of medical breakthrough

Being part of “the cure” is an amazing, life-altering experience. A King- and Vancouver-based firm, a spin-off of the University of British Columbia, holds the key to new medical therapies that may successfully eliminate scarring and reverse certain autoimmune diseases, including, Type 1 Diabetes (insulin-dependent) and Alopecia.

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Jazz performer Mele has many irons in the fire

It may not be apparent, but the universe is buzzing with the sweet echoes of creation. If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the silky smoothness of the cosmos.

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Mathews completes record Moraine hike

In her historic seven-day marathon of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail, Aurora resident Kelly Mathews did much more than “take a hike.” Mathews endured the punishing journey, setting a quick pace of between five to six kilometres per hour, every day for seven days. Her ORMT300 ran from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, from Caledon to Trent Hills.

Excitement builds for new Schomberg McDonald’s

It’s been a long time coming, but the community is looking forward to the opening of Schomberg’s new McDonald’s restaurant.

New site promotes local businesses

Shopping in King just got a little bit easier, thanks to the efforts of a King resident. Tom Marchese launched KingTownshipBiz, a subsidiary of DistrictBiz, a privately held company having roots right here in King Township. He came up with the idea this past February, deciding it was time to make it easier for the community to shop locally.

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Coppa’s Fresh Market opens, offers first drive-thru

The Coppa family’s commitment to the community has come full circle, with the grand opening of their newest flagship store in King City. Coppa’s Fresh Market opened its doors Tuesday and held its official opening before a large, supportive crowd.

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TV star opens dance studio in Schomberg

Samantha Grecchi’s life so far has been “epic.” With a sky’s the limit attitude, Grecchi has decided to put down stronger roots in her home town, and become a business woman.

Enjoy home-cooked meals through Pops’ Kitchen

The best investment we can make is in our own wellbeing. Eating healthy meals together isn’t a luxury, but rather a necessity.

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Area poised to become ‘Canada’s Horse Country’

Local residents are keenly aware of the importance of the equine industry in this region. It’s much more than a sport or a hobby. Led by a passionate and talented group of equine experts, Headwaters Horse Country is poised to become nationally significant, with a goal of becoming “Canada’s Horse Country.”

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Kingscross becoming the most sought-after community

The word is out. As much as King residents may want to keep this oasis in the GTA all to themselves, discerning home buyers are eyeing an exclusive area near King City for their dream homes.

Sports

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Schomberg Cougars drop home-and-home to Huntsville Otters

A pair of high-shooting, low-scoring losses at the hands of the Huntsville Otters last week has the Schomberg Cougars looking for answers two weeks into the Junior C season.

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Pietrangelo humbled as next Blues captain

King Township has earned an NHL captain. The 2014 Olympic champion, Alex Pietrangelo has been named the new captain of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, entering his seventh season with the team as a staple top-two defenceman.

Coach Stephen Collins helps create competitors at Spray Lake

Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre is a one of a kind facility with a freshwater lake located in King Township. It was created with ...

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Soccer team plays in England

It’s been a busy summer for CR Soccer Academy’s U13 boys, who also play in the second division of the York Region District Soccer League ...

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Schomberg’s Lamaze returns to Olympic podium

After eight years, and with a different stallion, Eric Lamaze has recaptured the connection he shared with Hickstead in earning Olympic bronze with Fine Lady 5.

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King’s MacLennan bounces to second Olympic gold

Rosie MacLennan flipped, twisted, and jumped her way to a defence of her Olympic gold last Friday, something no person has ever done in the discipline.

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King City’s Hunt to suit up for U20 National rugby team

While continuing to dominate the competition in her home country, McKinley Hunt has been granted the opportunity to put her talents to the test across the pond. The Country Day School graduate has been selected to represent Canada at the under-20 level against England’s under-20 squad next week, marking her first time representing her Canada in rugby. “This has been a dream of mine,” said McKinley, who learned she had been long listed for the team back in February. “It has been a long time coming, lots of early mornings and late nights.” While continuing to dominate the competition in her home country, McKinley Hunt has been granted the opportunity to put her talents to the test across the pond.

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