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Council aiming for zero tax increase for 2021

King council understands the harsh economic realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. To ease the burden on King households, councillors rejected a staff recommendation for a 2.88% tax hike next year. Instead, they directed staff to come up with a budget with an increase as close to zero as possible.

King closes indoor facilities until Labour Day

King Township is continuing its cautious and gradual approach to the province’s reopening plan to ensure areas permitted to open are safe for use and ...

YRT launches its first electric bus

York Region Transit (YRT) launched its first electric bus from the Newmarket Terminal Monday. The launch of this bus marks the start of a trial to gradually electrify the transit fleet and reducing York Region’s carbon footprint. Earlier this year, YRT received the first of their electric buses. The electric bus trial will operate on routes 55 Davis Drive and 44 Bristol in the Town of Newmarket. When travelling on the electric bus, an additional noticeable benefit is how much quieter the vehicle is, minimizing the amount of noise for people travelling on the bus as well as in the community. Electric bus technology will help the Region reach its objective of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2051.

General News

Community mourns the passing of Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth

The King community has lost a truly unique soul. The Rev. Sheilagh Ashworth passed away Sunday morning (June 28) Sheilagh passed with the sun coming in the windows at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston. She was 50.

Schomberg Quality Meats celebrates 30th anniversary

Long-time residents of the area may remember Schomberg Quality Meats’ grand opening in 1990: with a line of people snaking down the street, eager to nab a $1 hot dog and pop, it was a certainly a sight to behold. Today, three decades later, Schomberg Quality Meats is celebrating another milestone, with no sign of stopping.

Ontario prepares for the safe reopening of schools

Hopes are that Ontario students will return to the classrooms this fall. School boards across the province are asked to plan out three different scenarios, and the Province has increased funding to allow them some flexibility.

Campaign urges residents to ‘Shop Main Street’

Local business is getting a boost thanks to a combined effort. King Township’s “Shop Main Street” marketing campaign, as part of its Main Street Revitalization project, got a boost with some poignant posies, carrying messages to shop locally.

‘Proud’ handles remove touch points

A strong sense of community led a Brampton man to create a long-lasting tool in our personal health arsenal. Shaun Ghulam, founder of Brampton Proud and his graphic firm DMINDED, created a lineup of custom “Proud” handles.

King mural speaks volumes

Current events led a Vaughan man to create something special in King City. Mahyar Amiri painted a large mural near the King City GO station, reflecting both the pandemic and racism – two issues on everyone’s mind lately.

King joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE to support local businesses

To help support local small businesses, King Township is joining the ShopHERE program, with a goal of helping local businesses sell online this year.ShopHERE, powered ...

Dyson really ups the ante in home cleaning with V11

Our recent seclusion has likely led to a more meticulous household cleaning routine. Keeping our homes spotless and free of allergens helps us breathe a bit easier. The most common tool against dust, dander and dirt is our trusted vacuum. Just as we embrace our smart phones and devices, we have a new tool in our arsenal. Dyson has once again upped the game with its smart V11 Absolute cordless vacuum.

Nursery promotes health benefits from nature

We all need a little boost to our physical and mental health during these unusual times. The benefits and sense of wellbeing we get from plants, gardening and nature are undeniable. With that in mind, King’s Connon Nurseries is providing residents with a cornucopia of products and ideas to get you on the road to recovery.

Film students accepted into awards festival

Some local film students haven’t let the current situation slow down their enthusiasm. “Deeper than Blue” a short documentary made by a group of six students, including local Schomberg filmmakers Nicole and Sara Hayward, has been accepted into four film festivals around North America.


Lions announce Grade 11 student as new captain

There’s a new body and mind at the helm of King City Secondary School’s hockey team. Graduating captain Carter Diceman passed the torch and the number 8 jersey over to Michael Critelli this past week.

Award winner Brent Morning is forever thankful

It was Brent Morning’s life-long dream to skate at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was getting used to his walker on skates, but when the opportunity presented itself, there was no question he was going to learn how to skate and make it happen.

King City Basketball Club wants more for local children

Alessandro De Simone is a real estate agent by day. But once the Steve Madden dress shoes make their way to the closet and the suit precipitously flies on to the chair after a long day, he is a basketball enthusiast; maybe even a connoisseur.

Cardinal Golf Club celebrates 30th anniversary in style

Since this year’s opening on Victoria Day, it hasn’t been the most picturesque moment to begin the 30th anniversary for Cardinal Golf Club. Remaining patient through this difficult time has finally turned into a grateful reward. Not only has the club made booking your tee-times simple through their app the golf course is ensuring the safety of its players more than ever before. Also, players can enjoy and the opportunity to play “foot-golf” beginning this Friday.

Equestrian schools find slight hope in phase one

To say the COVID-19 pandemic has been a wild ride for equestrian facilities across Ontario might just be an understatement. Equestrian schools have continued to incur heavy losses and without adequate support from the Canadian government, the road was going to continue heading further south.

King City’s Formula 4 star itching to return

King City native and 15-year-old Formula 4 driver Nicholas Christodoulou continues to train as the NACAM Championship’s restart is in limbo. The Scuderia Martiga driver says he spends his time at home on his racing simulator, exercising and watching movies.

Nobleton’s Pecchia ecstatic for NCAA D1 hockey scholarship

Sports has a peculiar way of saying patience is a virtue. Years of hard work and little results on paper, might leave you helpless. It may bemoan a player to believe, this is not for them. When really, it could be. Once you break through the barrier that has stood in your way for so long it might leave others bemused; but not you. Some might say this player is a one-year wonder, but those critics have seemingly viewed their opinion from one perspective. The others, who recognize the tenacity, the grit and the determination through the confines of the numbers are the ones that will give you a call.

King City teen is off to Windsor

The Windsor Spitfires selected 15-year-old King City native Nicholas De Angelis, 36th overall in the Ontario Hockey League draft a few weeks back. The feeling of excitement and joy steadfastly led to utter relief for De Angelis and his proud family.

King Curling Club to host Provincial Wheelchair Championship in 2021

This is the moment the people of King have been waiting for. For the first time in over 50 years of existence, the King Curling Club has been selected to host the Provincial Wheelchair Championship in January 2021 at the Trisan Centre.

AlteX Academy takes drones to a whole new level

If you are driving down Lloydtown-Aurora road and happen to see a sign named “AlteX Academy,” it might be worth passing by and having a look at some of the high-tech, proverbial drones that are available. Yes, those things.


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