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Premier joins sponsorship event in King aimed at enhancing local business

King welcomed some high-profile special guests to ignite a spark under the local economy. More than 150 people attended a special event hosted by the Township of King and the King Chamber of Commerce at the Kingbridge Conference Centre. The King Chamber is integral to a strong local economy, Mayor Steve Pellegrini told attendees at the Chamber Business Development Breakfast, a sponsorship event aimed at enhancing the Chamber’s growth and momentum.

Teamwork is the motto of the new council

It’s often said there is no “I” in “TEAM” and that sentiment was made abundantly clear as the 2022-2026 council assumed their duties. Councillors were sworn in Monday during the inaugural ceremonies with a fitting amount of pageantry.

Will King be home to a new hospital?

King Township has rolled out the welcome mat to the future expansion of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Mayor Steve Pellegrini presented a motion at the final meeting for the 2018-2022 council, supporting a new facility on the border with Newmarket.

More than 150 people attended a special event hosted by the Township of King and the King Chamber of Commerce at the Kingbridge Conference Centre, featuring Premier Doug Ford.

 

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Community booster Beharriell passes away

An active and outspoken community pillar has passed away. LCol (ret’d) Susan Beharriell died Dec. 2 after a tough battle with cancer. Susan was a volunteer, and community activist, and regularly voiced concerns at King council meetings. You could find her at almost every local event, festival and parade, showing her pride for both our country and our community. She was a strong advocate for veterans and was happy to speak at almost any event to any organization.

King supports battery storage facility

King Township backed a move by Capital Power Corporation to build a long-term battery storage system. King passed a motion recently, to supports the development, construction, and operation of the Long-Term Reliability Project on Capital’s lands on Dufferin Street.

Schomberg resident honoured at Portraits of Giving

A Schomberg resident is being showcased for her community spirit, in the current Portraits of Giving initiative. The 13th annual POG celebrates individuals from across nine municipalities in York Region who exemplify the importance of corporate and social responsibility.

Gowan’s longevity, fan support transcends time

Canada’s own effervescent “strange animal” is running on pure adrenalin, and a passion for what he does. Scarborough’s native son and international sensation Larry Gowan is an anomaly. It seems the older he gets, the more energy he has. In fact, few can keep up with his bombastic style and a signature sound that never wavers one iota. He’s way better than a fine wine.

Township notes concerns with Bill 23 to Province

A move to get more homes built across the province will add significant financial and regulatory burdens on local municipalities. King Township staff noted their concerns with Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act. While intended to address the housing crisis by adding 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years, the move will saddle municipalities with extra costs.

‘Bold’ action by Province to build more homes receives strong reaction

The Province is tackling the housing shortage with “bold” action to build more homes. But opponents say it will impede local land use planning, and adversely affect our green spaces. The Ontario government, last week, introduced the More Homes Built Faster Act, which addresses the housing crisis by building 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years.

King pharmacist honoured as ‘trailblazer’

A Schomberg pharmacist is among four Filipino-Canadian trailblazers who have joined the ranks of recipients for the prestigious “Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World:” Award from the Foundation for Filipina Women’s Network. Anna Patrizio, pharmacist, and owner of Schomberg Village Pharmacy, was thrilled to be among this group.

Villanova featured in Netflix film

A special location in King can be easily identified in an upcoming film on Netflix. 13: The Musical was partially shot at Villanova College near King City recently. According to a Netflix spokesperson, the exterior scenes of Evan’s school in Walkerton, Indiana were filmed at Villanova College, an independent school for elementary to high school aged students.

Team-based care needed to solve shortages

Not having a family doctor could very well mean the difference between life and death. What’s desperately needed is a team-based care approach to health care in this province. Bolton physician Dr. Michael Gagnon explained Ontarians are suffering from the lack of proper care, largely due to a lack of general practitioners.

Volunteers join Kingbridge on National Tree Day

A group of passionate volunteers joined forces at The Kingbridge Centre to celebrate National Tree Day Sept. 21 by planting 1,000 trees in just three hours. The morning’s activities were led by Sheepdog Carbon, a portfolio company within the Kingbridge Innovation Hub that is operated by Canadian veterans. The event brought together volunteers from Seneca College, Climate Action King, The King Chamber, King Township and The Kingbridge team.

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KCSS girls crowned YRAA champs, fall in OFSAA

In some cases, when you walk into something not knowing what to expect, it could go incredibly well or crumble at your feet in an instant. When KCSS Lions girls’ basketball coaches Brian Ramposo, Argentina Andrade and Jeff Masterson came into this calendar year, they had no clue what they could have anticipated. All they knew was that basketball was back and their two-year absence away from the court due to COVID, had lifted. The Lions kicked off the senior girls tier two season back on September 28 against a top team in Bayview SS.

We Care tourney sets new record

Close to 200 friends, family, sponsors, golfers and volunteers stepped up to raise $28,316 this year at the annual We Care golf tournament,This brings the ...

Tom Ellison Field dedicated

The Township of King officially unveiled the Tom Ellison Field at the King City Memorial Park Hardball Diamond recently. Ellison has spent many years dedicating ...

King City teen captures gold at North American Youth Championships

King City native Tristan Tobin captured the gold medal at the North American Youth Championships in Traverse City, Mich. The 14-year-old, in her first appearance at NAYC, finished in first place alongside her teammates Mathilde Candele, Livia Martin, Taylor Wood and Ashlynn Crowley.

Local girl proud to represent Team Canada in Michigan

Long-time King Weekly Sentinel delivery girl, Tristan Tobin, has a lot more to her than just throwing your newspaper on your front porch. The 14-year-old, King Township native will be representing Team Canada, at the North American Youth Championships in Traverse City, Michigan this week.

King City Secondary School says goodbye to dedicated teacher, beloved sports coach

Bradley Matwijec, all decked out in his King City Lions attire, is accompanied by a piece of memorabilia from all of his sports he coached ...

King Royals at festival

The King United U11G Royals woke up to a beautifully sunny and clear day early Saturday, June 25 and headed to The Robbie Soccer Festival. Like all tournaments, the girls packed their vehicles with their soccer gear, but this time, there was more: approximately 30 litres of lemonade and freshly baked cookies to support a good cause.

King City Skating Club wins team trophy in Buffalo

While everyone was enjoying the cottage, a cold brew and a barbeque dinner over the long weekend, King City Skating Club were dominating on the ice and raking in the silverware. The competition, hosted by the Skating Club of Western New York, took place at the Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga, NY. King City Skating Club brought with them 24 skaters to the competition and each of them finished no less than eighth place.

Product Showcase

Instant Pot air fryers make cooking a breeze

Air fryers are the new staple in most kitchens today. They’re convenient, easy to use and easy to clean. If you’re in the market for one, you have a lot to choose from. Instant Pot, the iconic brand that brought the world their rice/pressure cookers, has a great selection. I recommend going bigger, in terms of capacity.

Be ‘Creative’ with your sound

Technology gives us access to our favourite tunes all the time. Connecting our devices to a decent speaker will make our spirits bright, literally. Creative offers a vast array of audio products, from work solutions and headphones to all sorts of speakers.

Ziiiro creates celestial joy

Humans are innovative creatures, always reaching for the stars. The recent images from space thanks to Hubble and James Webb telescopes have really opened our eyes. Along the lines of wonder and amazement, today’s timepieces can be equally magical.

Modern sustainable candles light the way

A candle loses nothing by lighting another.” Pretty profound, but true. Candles, literally for millennia, have shown us the way and turned dark into light. Shedding some light into the comfort of your home in a sustainable way is what Everlasting Candle Company is all about.

Fight the worst of winter’s wrath with Snow Joe®

The winter weather is upon us and most Canadians want to be prepared. Don’t get caught this winter without the best equipment in your garage. The worst part of the season is dealing with mountains of snow on your walkway and driveway. You want to tackle the newly fallen snow quickly and easily, without hauling out massive, cumbersome equipment. You want the solution to be at your fingertips. And it’s quite all right to go “green,” while fighting the white.

Giving your feet the love they deserve

There’s nothing like putting your feet up at the end of a day. Most of us take our feet for granted, but we can’t ignore their importance. They support our weight and give us our mobility. In fact, they give us our quality of life. Whether or not you suffer from foot-related ailments or conditions, if you treat your dogs well, they’ll return the favour. A valuable tool in ensuring good foot health comes from Synca Wellness and its line of innovative health products.

Cusimax delivers it the way you want it

There are a few kitchen gadgets that you just can’t live without. One of them is a solid, reliable toaster. No one wants burnt or undercooked bagels, toast or English muffins. The toaster gets a lot of use and abuse and with that in mind, you have find a good one.

Holiday Favourites

If you need some help “making spirits bright,” just have a look at products offered by Twinkly. This time of year, scatter these gems all around the house if you want to sprinkle some magic. One of their best sellers are LED Dots, a string of lights with small, vibrant dots.

Holiday Favourites

For parents, the best scene in the world plays out at Christmas, when the little ones tear open their presents. With wrapping paper flying about, the expressions and wide eyes say it all. Opening a gift to reveal one of the latest, hottest toys is simply the best.

Holiday Favourites

Having an efficient work space is vital these days. Working from home is now included in most work schedules. To do this efficiently, workers need the right equipment to stay connected.

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