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Residents provide input into gas bar and car wash proposal in King City

Residents provided a host of ideas for a proposed commercial development in King City. The community is engaged in the repurposing of a gas bar at King and Dufferin. Hopes are this site will get extra attention as a “gateway” to the village.

Body found in King Township

York Regional Police Homicide Unit is investigating and seeking witnesses after a body was found in the Township of King. On Friday, Dec. 8, at ...

Historic sign donated to King Museum

A piece of King’s history has been saved. A large sign for Stan Roots Fuel Oils was presented to King Museum curator Kathleen Fry recently.
The business operated in King for many years. A street in King City was named after Stan.
Tina Peter, who grew up in King, saw the sign in David Hall’s business and asked about it. Her family had previously donated items to the museum, and she asked Hal if he would donate it. He was happy to oblige.
In the photo for the presentation were (l to r) Tina Peter, Bob Roots (Stan Roots’s son) David Hall, Kathleen Fry, King Museum curator.

General News

John Ciarallo honoured through ‘Portraits of Giving’

The efforts of a very special King resident and entrepreneur is being showcased through the annual Portraits of Giving. The display, currently at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, includes John Ciarallo, community cornerstone and owner of John’s No Frills in Nobleton.

Allstone installs massive rock art pieces in Scarborough park

The handiwork of Schomberg’s Allstone Quarry Products is now proudly displayed at a Scarborough park. Allstone’s Joe Melo and his crew placed several massive granite pieces at Knob Hill Park, wrapping up the work Nov. 30.

King native provides naturopathic health care

Naturopathic medicine is no longer on the fringe, and has become a complementary adjunct to patient-centred care. Naturopathic doctors are key in helping our bodies help themselves, and are now a vital part of our current health care options.

Resident fights depression by assuming advocacy role

Charlotte Livingston is on a mission and this “rebel” has a new cause, one that can impact many people from all walks of life. Charlotte and her husband George planning to presenting an improved compact version of a proven medical treatment.

Jazz greats in King’s countryside

Jazz is not only alive and well in rural King, it’s growing in popularity. Singer, songwriter Michele Mele is bucking the trend, and is leading the charge in a resurgence of jazz music. Her country home has become an intimate haven for Canada’s best jazz performers, and her regular concerts are drawing visitors from far and wide.

Richardson serves up nature’s beauty

People talk about being in touch with their inner creativity. But few have mastered it like artist Beverley Richardson. Beverley is so keenly in tune with this inherent originality that is has become her driving force, and is the source of artistic joy.

Helping others continues to motivate Joan Kelley Walker

Joan Kelley Walker leads by example. Juggling a hectic schedule and wearing many hats, Walker is a strong woman, loving wife and mother. Underneath her calm, cool exterior is unbridled passion for what matters most – helping others and remaining true to herself.

King’s Sarain Fox shares stories and a call to action

You can’t talk about Canada without including our Indigenous people. A CBC/Radio-Canada yearbook has brought some fascinating stories to the forefront. To mark the country’s 150th, CBC launched “What’s Your Story? – A Canada 2017 Yearbook.” It’s a collection of over 150 stories, perspectives and photographs that create a fascinating snapshot of the people, places, things and events that tell a story of who we are now and where we are headed together as a nation.

The legacy of King’s Koffler Scientific Reserve

The beginning of his obituary says it all: “KOFFLER, Murray Bernard On Sunday, November 5, 2017 passed on at his home. Murray Koffler – A man who lived his vision to leave this world in a better place than when he entered it. A man who loved and was loved by his family, his friends and all those he touched globally regardless of race, religion, or status.” One of those better places is at the Koffler Scientific Reserve right here in King. Most of us who love living or walking or just visiting in King know what a jewel it is, like a breathing, purifying oasis above the city of Toronto. And most of us want to protect it from the surging growth spreading north.

Pamper yourself with the ultimate in luxury air travel

Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore once said that commercial airplane travel has a habit of making you look like your passport photo. On the flip-side, private jet travel is a way to make you look and feel like a million bucks. And given today’s fast-paced competitive world, it makes perfect business sense.

Sports

King Rebellion at Lake Placid tourney

  The King Rebellion peewee A team traveled to Lake Placid to participate in their first U.S. tournament recently. The boys were proud to represent ...

Sun, surf and slapshots for the King Rebellion bantam A champs

Holy mackinaw! It was sun, surf and slap-shots as the King Rebellion Bantam “A” team voyaged to Fort Lauderdale for a long weekend of hard-hitting hockey action in the Florida Panthers Thanksgiving Tournament.

Students earn hardware at martial arts tourney

The Purdy Center for the Arts participated at the Guelph Open Shiai in Guelph Nov. 18. It was a competitive day with over 200 martial artists in attendance from varying disciplines including Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Kick Boxing and Karate to test their skills at the tournament.

King City Lions early leaders in YRAA hockey

It may be early, but the King City Secondary School Lions are looking to be top of the class in YRAA hockey circles. Through three games in the season, the Lions have posted a pair of shutouts on route to a 2-1 record good for tops in the regional standings.

Knights cap off perfect season with win over Bill Crothers

It looks like the Villanova Knights are here to stay. After struggling to find proper competition for the budding program in the independent school system, the Knights fielded a junior squad in the York Region Athletic Association this season to much success.

Local student competes in world tournament

  Former World Champion Julian Adriano, 16, and black belt instructor at Nobleton Taekwon Do, travelled to Barneveld, Amsterdam as a member of Team Canada ...

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