Schomberg revitalization given green light by council

February 6, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Schomberg’s revitalization has received the full backing of King council. Councillors voted to approve, in principle, the strategy to implement the improvements as part of the village’s face lift.

Opponents elated after Province vows to remove Section 10 of Bill 66

he provincial government, responding to the massive public outcry over provisions in Bill 66, has decided to remove a section of the bill when MPPs get back to work in February. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clarke made the announcement last Wednesday, noting they will not go ahead with Section 10 of Bill 66, which would have impacted environmentally sensitive lands and public hearings on “open for business bylaws.” 

Township also concerned with impacts of Bill 66

King Township has joined the throng of concerned citizens, voicing trepidation over Bill 66. Critics charge that the legislation, while intended to streamline the planning process, actually circumvents that very process.

Inaugural launches 2018-2022 King council

With all the pomp and ceremony fitting a regal event, officials christened King’s new building, and its new council Dec. 3. Local business owner Rory MacKinnon piped in the King Fire & Emergency Services Honour Guard, that led the procession into the council chambers.

Province launches environmental plan at Cold Creek

Ontario’s new environmental plan will meet global reduction targets without “picking the pockets of taxpayers.” King’s rural topography drew officials from Queen’s Park last week, to officially launch the new Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

Riding with confidence on Hankook tires this winter

With the first taste of winter, it’s time to get comfortable behind the wheel. Nothing gives drivers more confidence than a top-performing brand of winter tire. The Hankook ipike RW11 is the premium winter tire for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Council votes to purchase iconic statue for new municipal centre

The work of a King metal artist will welcome visitors to the new municipal centre. Councillors voted to withdraw $40,000 from the pool of funds from the annual mayor’s golf tournament to purchase “Steel Gorgeous,” a life-size iron horse sculpture created by Kendall McCulloch.

Praise abounds for retiring councillor Linda Pabst

The first meeting in King’s brand new council chambers was bitter sweet. Councillor Linda Pabst, who spent the last quarter-century serving constituents in King, patriciated in her last council meeting. She helped dedicate the new building and colleagues shared kind words on her career, as she’s poised to retire. Mayor Steve Pellegrini noted Pabst ,has served the community as a councillor for 24 years.

Food Bank’s newest board member leads by example

The board of King Township Food Bank is pleased to announce that Meline Beach has assumed the position of secretary. A marketing communications and public relations professional, she is ideally suited to meeting the present needs of the Food Bank. In addition, she likes to lead by example, and walks the walk. Beach really enjoys the “fun” in fundraising, having coordinated the last two Sip & Savour galas, the Food Bank’s major annual fundraiser.

King okays ground lease for recreation complex

King Township has officially become a tenant on 25 acres of land at Seneca College, King Campus. The parcel will be home to the new multi-purpose recreation facility. Council approved the ground lease for the project, situated on lands at the northwest corner of Dufferin Street and the 15th Sideroad.

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