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Province takes next step to expand high-speed internet access

The Ontario government is taking the next step to help bring high-speed internet access to every community by the end of 2025. Today, the province launched a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as part of a new competitive bidding process to ...

Decision on Bill 197 legal challenge reaffirms right to environmental decision-making

A court ruling on Minister’s Zoning Orders (MZOs) has citizens’ groups calling for changes. The Ontario Divisional Court determined that the Government of Ontario broke the law when it failed to comply with the public consultation requirements of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). Specifically, in a decision released on Sept. 3, it declared that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing acted “unreasonably and unlawfully” in failing to consult with the public on changes to the Planning Act regarding Minister’s Zoning Orders (MZOs).

Crews tackle ‘stubborn’ house fire

Crews from all three of King’s fire houses fought a very stubborn house fire just on the outskirts of Pottageville last week. The call came in around 10:20 a.m. with flames coming out the front door. Fire Chief Jim Wall commended the troops who fought this fire with “grit and tenacity.” He said this was an all around complicated fire to fight as it was unsafe to enter the structure. Crews remained at the scene through the next day and the cause is still unknown.

 

 

General News

CSDA offering classes in speaking, debating

The Canadian Speech and Debate Academy will finally be launching their classes virtually since the business was founded a year ago. King City native and 2016 World Debating and Public Speaking Champion Natalie Ganzhorn co-founded the business with British Columbia’s Top Speak in 2016, Jay McCauley.

Innovative LARQ Bottle delivers clean water

We have the technology to provide everyone with clean drinking water. Consumers can celebrate with the newly released LARQ Bottle that delivers clean water and eliminates dependence on single-use plastics. The LARQ Bottle featuring innovative technology combined with inspired design to give people around the world access to pristine drinking water, easily and sustainably.

Nobleton singer-songwriter Matt Morson releases ‘Tailgate Patio’

We’re all longing for a return to simpler times and those lazy summer days. Nobleton’s singer-songwriter Matt Morson has delivered, and brings us back with his new single “Tailgate Patio.” The best things about summer are the most simple: the smell of dew in the grass, a charge in the night air, and infinite stars in a clear sky.

Protestors create unsafe space in front of MPP’s home

Anti-vax protestors have stepped over the line, converging in front of King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce’s home. For several days over the past week or, a group of verbally abusive citizens rallied outside his residence, making things uncomfortable and unsafe for him and his neighbours. The group seems to believe the COVID vaccination is a “global conspiracy.”

FLATO supports annual Schomberg Run

FLATO Developments is proud and privileged to make a donation to the 11th Annual Schomberg Country Run in the support of Indigenous Peoples in their ...

Local efforts support Uzazi Foundation

Local efforts, led by Jo-Anne Cober, is making a difference in underserved Jamaica. Cober spearheads donations to the Uzazi Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports schools in rural Jamaica. Over the past few years the list of schools has grown to 8, including one high school, according to Cober. Uzazi foundation has also created a help during these difficult times.

King native releases new single

Continuing to infuse a swirling breath of fresh air into today’s pop-jazz scene, multi-talented Schomberg-based artist Cynthia Tauro is “Right Here” with the release of her new single and video. As a song, “Right Here” illustrates how love slowly releases when it’s left unreciprocated. It adds to her well-regarded repertoire of soulful, sensitive, and intimate songwriting combined with evocative and immersive vocals over an intrinsic love of Latin and complex jazz harmonies.

FLATO is all about complete communities and giving back

It’s not often you come across a “community builder” who gives more than they take. FLATO Developments is one such company. They consider themselves community builders, which goes beyond simply erecting subdivisions or residential complexes. President Shakir Rehmatullah is passionate about what he does and he learned a long time ago to respect people and give a neighbourhood what it needs.

Flato Developments donates $20,000 to annual run

Flato Developments is proud and privileged to make a donation to the 18th annual Run for Vaughan event, in support of the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital.Top-notch ...

Mizzoni releases song inspired by Indigenous tragedy

A prolific King singer-songwriter has released a new song, inspired by recent events. Len Mizzoni has released “They Found Us.” Mizzoni said the recent unfolding tragic events of the residential schools has inspired this new song.

Sports

new staff

The Schomberg Cougars made a flurry of changes behind the bench and in management for this upcoming season. With their announcement coming over Twitter, the Cougars re-welcomed Sandy Bell to the club to be their new assistant general manager.

Charity Golf Challenge held virtually at Cardinal Golf Club

The eighth annual Charity Golf Challenge will be hosted virtually this year We Charity Golf Challenge Chairman by Brent Morning and friends in support of We Care. The challenge will take place at Cardinal Golf Club this year.

Country Day School sees more athletes off to university on scholarships

n retrospect, you truly can’t paint everyone with the same brush. But what you can do is guide everyone with the same compass. At The Country Day School it’s quite clear how students who attend the school are guided. Grow, educate and motivate students to take the road less travelled that ultimately leads to success.

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.

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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