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King’s 2019 budget carries 2.3% tax hike

Cognizant of every tax dollar, King’s treasurer presented the 2019 operating budgets with minimal impacts to taxpayers. After being told by councillors to trim some staff expenses, Allan Evelyn presented the 2019 budgets Monday in a marathon council session.

King names new Chief Administrative Officer

King Township will have a new CAO, as long-serving Susan Plamondon retires. King has appointment Daniel Kostopoulos as its incoming Chief Administrative Officer effective April 1.

Local officials are warning residents of the dangers associated with rising water levels and the spring thaw.
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near bodies of water, particularly around this time of year, and urges people to keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways.

 

General News

Tahedl supports student with art at Olde Mill Gallery

Renowned artist Ernestine Tahedl, and the artists at the Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe in Schomberg, welcomed a humanitarian into their fold. Original works by Tahedl and Helen Lucas are up for sale, with proceeds going to aid a humanitarian mission to Rwanda by a university student.

Local firm excited about potential spinoffs of government commitment to ‘Lunar Gateway’

Canada’s support for NASA’s Lunar Gateway program comes as good news to a King-based firm. Canada’s commitment to participating in the Lunar Gateway forms the cornerstone of “Exploration, Imagination, Innovation: A New Space Strategy for Canada,” which aims to leverage Canadian strengths like robotics, while advancing science and innovation in exciting areas like AI and biomedical technologies.

Metal artist celebrates life with sculptures

There’s something about creation that has fascinated humankind from the very beginning. For an artist, every work is a form of creation – a combination of talent, magic and dedication and perhaps a little divine inspiration.

Household gizmo fills a need and keeps us green

Canadians love the environment. They also love soda. What better way to combine these two passions than a simple, inexpensive household gadget? It’s soda joy without all the additives.

Walker’s fashion line is embraced by consumers

The monumental success of a King woman’s fashion line is taking the industry by storm. The Joan Kelley Walker brand, available on Walmart.ca, is “simply amazing.”

‘Better Days’ reflects Len Mizzoni’s mantra

Better Days are here, thanks to King’s Len Mizzoni. His newest CD release is an upbeat, at times thought-provoking album that covers the gamut of human emotions.

King show home is part of biggest prize ever

A nearly $5 million home in King City is part of the biggest prize package ever offered through the Princess Margaret Home Lottery. The King City show home, located at 81 Cairns Gate, boasts 7,810 square feet of luxury living space. It’s awarded fully furnished, professionally decorated and landscaped.

Province begins review into regional government

The Ontario government is moving ahead with a review of regional government. Premier Doug Ford successfully reduced the size of Toronto City council prior to the fall’s municipal election. He had also wanted to make the position of regional chair an elected, not appointed position, but this move was put on the back-burner.

Littlejohn takes listeners on a soulful journey

A King resident helps you escape the cold and journey to the Big Easy from the comfort of your own home. Snowball resident Ronnie Littlejohn is host of The Gumbo Kitchen on Jazz FM 91. He offers a musical journey down to his favorite city, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Actor Art Hindle proud to promote Canadian talent

Art Hindle is having the time of his life. The past 18 months have been exciting, and busy for the iconic Canadian actor with 50 years under his belt.

Sports

CDS Saints hang on for CISAA hockey championship

The Country Day School Saints are at the top of the prep school hockey pyramid. The varsity squad captured the championship of the CISAA’s non-contact tier one division on Monday, marking a fitting end to a stellar season.

King City Lions win back-to-back York Region titles

The Lions’ roar never faulted. For only the third time in history, and the second time since the program started back up only a few years ago, the varsity hockey King City Lions are the York Region Athletic Association champions.

Long-time Schomberg coach celebrates 50 years behind bench

Larry Gould saw his name raised to the rafters of Schomberg’s Trisan Centre on Saturday, not as a player, but a lasting figure behind the bench. The long-time Schomberg coach got the surprise of his life after the completion of his Bantam Local League’s home playoff game against Thornton that afternoon, coming out from the dressing room post-game to a packed crowd of current and former Red Wings players, coaches, and staff.

Peewee LL2 Knights soar to double silver

The Peewee LL2 NobleKing Knights are flying high into the post-season, after adding twice to their trophy cases over the span of two weekends with a pair of silver medal finishes.

Nobleton’s novice Knights strike gold again

With the NobleKing Novice LL1 Team still in celebration mode from their win at the Hockey Moms of Delhi Tournament, they were at it again ...

Country Day’s Grant skates to gold with U-18 Team Canada

Country Day School student Teagan Grant has officially joined an elite club, the envy of all Canadians: scoring a goal while wearing the maple leaf on your chest.

NobleKing novice LL earn gold at tourney

With a snowy drive in the forecast, the NobleKing Novice LL Knights headed to Delhi, Ontario for the 34th annual Hockey Moms Tournament. While the team may have been in the middle of the pack going in, the hard-skating boys didn’t see it that way.

Cougars tamed by Flyers in overtime

A back-and-forth affair had the Schomberg Cougars fall one goal shy of the Midland Flyers on Saturday, but pick up a valuable late-season point. The Provincial Junior Hockey League clubs met at the North Simcoe Rec Complex for their penultimate meeting this season, where Schomberg came out on the wrong end of a 4-3 score despite throwing a whopping 47 shots on the Midland net.

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