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King man offers virus defence to the world

A Schomberg man has developed a mask that will kill almost every virus, and he wants one in the hands of every Canadian. He’d even love to see one on the face of every person around the globe. Andre Milne, of Unicorn Aerospace, just released his prototype CuRVE mask, with patented respiratory virus elimination filtration. Tweaking commonplace parts, Milne has a product that can kill almost any virus, from Ebola to COVID.

King, York move into the red-control zone

A call by York’s medical officer of health saw Premier Doug Ford move the region into the red zone Monday. The premier announced Friday that the stay-at-home order for York has been lifted. The region has just started to transition to the colour-coded framework.

King man dies of COVID

Sadly, York Region Public Health is reporting one fatality due to COVID-19 in the Township of King. Staff offer condolences to the family and loved ...

Majestic visitor graces King forest

King Township seems to attract some majestic visitors. This barred owl, a fairly common species, is seen perched in a tree. It’s also known as the striped owl, or hoot owl. It’s common to eastern North America. The photo was taken on the Love Mountain Nature Reserve in the Happy Valley Forest. Its haunting call sounds like “wo cooks for you? Who cooks for you too?”

Photo by David Love

General News

Centre offers immersive online exhibit

A novel partnership between a local software company and King Heritage & Cultural Centre (KHCC) has resulted in a free virtual exhibit titled Stories of King, features interesting and lesser-known tales from the Township. While the KHCC continues to be closed to visitors, their staff continues to work on new projects behind the scenes.

Firm extends comfort to our four-legged friends

A company has expanded its line of comfort products to our four-legged family members.Bedsure, with the motto “get cozy,” has been a top manufacturer of ...

Nobleton singer releases new single, ‘Take a Chance’

A Nobleton singer-songwriter has put his emotions on his sleeve with his new single. Country artist Matt Morson offers the public “Take a Chance,” a ballad that’s a song of hope, as much as it’s a song of love.

Township recognizes long term care use on Marylake property

An information report by King Township staff caused an uproar among members of the public. In a follow-up to a potential proposal by the owners of Marylake Monastery north of King City, staff accepted the fact the property has been used for long term care purposes. While no application has been made, staff and councillors wanted full transparency, since it’s a contentious local issue.

King’s blended water rates going up by 2.87%

Although some projects are being delayed, King residents are being protected from double-digit water rate increases this year. King council and staff delivered a plan to service all the needs, and protect infrastructure. Average homeowners will face a blended 2.87% hike in their combined water and wastewater rates in 2021.

Canadians team up to set U.S. Navy world record

It has taken 20 years, but a group of Canadians is ecstatic about achieving new heights in ballistics. A Schomberg man is part of a team of Canadian ballistic experts who have shattered world records. In the world of munitions, even a slight edge or improvement is vitally important, especially for military applications.

Leacock publishes first online book

A Schomberg resident has penned his first book, a dream come true. Robin Leacock released Evolo, a young adult science fiction novel. The story is set in a dystopian future, where people live in fear of an apocalyptic event called the Last Day. The leaders in charge of keeping everyone safe create a new world to escape to, but suspicious events occur and secrets are exposed that call everything into question.

‘Shrooms’ come to the rescue for homeowners

An ounce of prevention is a valuable commodity these days. Homeowners are always on the lookout for products and devices that not only make their work easier, but add value. Shroom products check all the boxes and their lineup of innovative items are must-haves in every home.

Slow progress on Flight 752 investigation offers little solace for families

Iran’s offer to compensate families who lost loved ones a year ago on Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 does little to ease the pain and suffering. In fact, the offer was summarily dismissed by the Canadian government. The investigation seems to moving along at a snail’s pace. That, and a lack of transparency, has caused frustration among surviving family members. The Iranian government, at the end of December, offered families $150,000 in compensation for each family who lost their loved ones.

Council approves 2021 budget with zero increase in Township portion

King councillors stayed true to their word and wasted no time in giving King taxpayers a break on their municipal taxes. Council passed the 2021 budgets Monday that crossed all the boxes, offering a zero net increase while still maintaining efficient services and putting money into reserves. During a pandemic, that was quite a feat, one that didn’t go unnoticed by council and every staffer at the municipality.

Sports

Spray Lake hosting not for profit initiative

President of the King Chamber of Commerce and of Trisan Construction Angelo Santorelli, along with King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini, officially unveiled a not-for-profit initiative in collaboration with Spray Lake Waterpark this past weekend. Santorelli, who owns the property, built the initiative along with co-founders of Spray Lake Waterpark Scott and Jono Boysen to support local businesses in the township.

Ontario Junior Hockey League pushes start date further back

The Ontario Junior Hockey League has set back their potential start date to January. The OJHL, announced back in September that hockey would be back on the ice by this time however that doesn’t seem to be the case.

King City native begins first pro rugby season with the Exeter Chiefs

McKinley Hunt wasn’t nonplussed when she went to the national rugby tournament in her first high school year at The Country Day School. There weren’t very many “niners” that tagged along, but she was one of the fortunate ones to get the nod to start.

King’s skating clubs mark their return to the rinks

If you want to skate this year, you will have the chance. If you want to continue to build on your figure skating technique and elegance, there’s room for that, too.

Crash Sports padding up for the winter season

The Schomberg community has been valiant in supporting their own. The town defines what it truly means to bind together as a community. No, this isn’t a movie in case you were wondering. It is reality and that might not be what you hear very often.

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.

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