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Vianet well positioned to serve King residents

A commitment by government and strategic private partnerships are making progress in providing residents with high-speed Internet access. Vianet, with a facility in King, has made a major investment in the future.

Earth Hour activities in King Township

There are a couple of interesting ways to mark Earth Hour in King Township this weekend. Do your part this Earth Hour and switch off ...

Icy dip brings in five figures for Seneca bursaries

Chris Dudley, Director of Seneca’s HELIX program, takes an icy plunge during Seneca College’s annual Polar Bear Dip on Monday. By Jake Courtepatte What has become one of Seneca College’s most anticipated yearly events is certainly also one of its bravest. Seventeen staff and students took to the chilly waters of Lake Seneca in King City Monday for this year’s rendition of the Polar Bear Dip, raising around $11,000 for the college’s Campaign for Students fundraiser, more than double the total of 2016. Dean of Arts and Health Sciences Maria May was the first to take the plunge, with divers waiting in the water to help the thrill seekers out of the frigid water. “It’s just a really great initiative,” said May. “Many of the participants here are repeat dippers, but there are also a lot of first-time dippers, so it’s good to see the crowd growing year after year.” The Dip is the final initiative in the year-long Campaign for Students, which provides financial aid for students in need. Traditionally, it is also the largest donation of the campaign. “It’s one of the most popular initiatives we have,” said Media Relations Officer Lisa Pires. “It’s funny to watch, and the dippers seem to get a thrill out of it.” Justin Boudreau, the second to take the leap off the dock after May, has dipped for the last four years. He said he continues to come back year after year because the event is “a fun way to show the students that we care.” Although final numbers have not yet been calculated, the year-long goal of the Campaign for Students is to raise $102,000.

General News

King pilot’s historic adventure marks Canada’s anniversary, supports charities

A King pilot has combined his love of flying and adventure, into a very special goodwill trek part-way around the world. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler and his father Bob have created the C150 GlobalOdyssey (C150GO). It will be the world’s first Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight, and the first-ever father-son global circumnavigation by aircraft.

Steady growth for King since 2011

King Township experienced a 23% population increase over the past five years. While King may be outpacing its York Region counterparts, progress is slow and steady.

Nobleton man killed in collision with train

A 24-year-old Nobleton man died when his vehicle struck a train in New Tecumseth last week. Nottawasaga OPP report that at approximately 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, March ...

Life sentence for accused in 2014 death of Nobleton man

A 27-year-old man from Toronto has been sentenced after being found guilty of second degree murder and aggravated assault in connection with a 2014 shooting ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

York Simcoe Express minor Atom AAAs win gold

Some local hockey players captured gold recently. The minor atom AAA team secured the gold medal game after a great performance in the round robin ...

Minor bantam Knights the last hope for YSHL championship

And then there was one. With the elimination of the Minor Midget NobleKing Knights from the York-Simcoe postseason over the weekend, the minor bantams remain the last team standing from the organization.

Schomberg and NobleKing complete King hockey partnership process

It’s official – King Township Minor Hockey is coming next season. A special members meeting between both the Schomberg Minor Hockey Association and NobleKing Minor Hockey Association last Monday resulted in an 82 per cent approval for the two organizations to join in a partnership, creating the King hockey program.

Tyke Knights bring home the championship hardware

This weekend the NobleKing Tyke 4 team travelled to Thornbury for the 2017 Georgian Shores Tyke festival. With the 2017 season winding down, the Knights ...

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. ...

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.

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