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Candidates hit the campaign trail in King

August 1, 2018   ·   0 Comments

The game’s afoot, and the election campaign in King has officially begun. As the deadline for candidates came to a close Friday afternoon, every incumbent except the mayor will face a challenger or two.

Mattel offers to donate playground equipment

King Township will benefit from a generous donation by Mattel Canada. The company offered to donate roughly $40,000 worth of playground equipment to the municipality. Councillors voted to accept the donation, but not without some discussion on corporate giving.

Council approves library/seniors facility

King council has given the green light to the new King City Library and Seniors Centre. Council decided to award the $8.4 million contract to JR Certus Construction Co. Ltd. and cap the budget for the facility at $10.76 million.

Environmental concerns over Schomberg subdivision plan

A new subdivision proposal in downtown Schomberg may drastically alter the floodplain. And that has residents, and the conservation authority, concerned. King council hosted a public meeting on a proposal for 51 residential lots on Roselena Drive, known as Forestbrook Hills Phase 2.

Residents vocal in opposition to drive-through plan

Residents in King City made it clear that a proposed Starbucks drive-through is not welcome in their neighbourhood. Increased traffic, congestion and safety were all cited as major reasons this drive-through would have a negative impact on the neighbourhood.

King-Vaughan candidates hash out the issues at events

Candidates vying to be the first MPP for King-Vaughan engaged in back-to-back discussions at two local events. The six candidates in King-Vaughan came together, thanks to the efforts of the King Chamber of Commerce and Concerned Citizens of King Township. These were informative, cordial discussions, with all candidates expressing a genuine commitment for constituents.

Former councillor Rupke passes away

The King community lost one of its long-time residents and former councillor. On Saturday, May 5, Jack Rupke unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his Holland ...

Candidates quick off the mark for municipal election

Several residents wasted no time in filing their papers for this fall’s municipal election. On the first day (May 1), four people registered. First out of the gate were Mayor Steve Pellegrini and Ward 6 Councillor Avia Eek.

Locke to carry the Green Party banner in election

The Green Party will be represented in the June provincial election. Greg Locke, King resident, local businessman and environmental advocate, has been named the candidate in King-Vaughan.

King’s political leaders provide bang for your buck

The salaries of civil servants and politicians often come under fire. But in King Township, residents are getting pretty good value for their tax dollars.

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