Little Abby Eveson leaves a legacy of perseverance

October 25, 2018   ·   0 Comments

King’s smallest heroine, little Abby Eveson, leaves a legacy of perseverance. Abby passed away suddenly Oct. 24 and her death has the community reeling.

Cescolini, Schneider, join incumbents on King council

Two new faces will join re-elected incumbents on King council for the coming term. Two races saw the winners emerge with slim, 56-vote margins. In a surprising upset in Ward 1, newcomer Jordan Alexander Cescolini edged out veteran Cleve Mortelliti by 56 votes, in a 589-533 victory. Kelly Colasanti finished third with 151 votes. Cescolini garnered 46.27% of the vote.

Council opposes marijuana retail outlets, opts out of plan

While the rest of the country is saying “yes” to marijuana, King council is saying “no” to future retail outlets in the municipality. Council approved a resolution Monday night, telling the Province that King “strongly opposes” private retail sale of cannabis in King, and that the municipality is opting out of permitting retail sale in the township.

Plenty of parking in King’s villages, consultants say

Despite what motorists may think, there seems to be abundant parking available in all of King’s villages. Some low-cost methods to promote the fact may be all the Township needs to encourage drivers to find parking.

Special volunteers given fond farewell

“Get involved in your community as much as possible. It’s so rewarding.” No truer words have been spoken. And they come from Sue and Peter Iaboni, long-time King volunteers. The couple moved away from their cherished community, settling in closer to family in the Toronto area. Local residents, volunteers, dignitaries and members of Arts Society King (ASK) bid the couple a fond farewell last Wednesday at an event held at Seneca College.

New municipal centre is for the people

King’s new municipal centre will serve residents for generations to come. As crews put the finishing touches on the new facility, it’s evident this will be a centrepiece of governance and community service.

King student earns RBC scholarship

Our future is in good hands, thanks to inspiring young people like King’s Nikisha Thapar. Thapar is one of only 15 students nation-wide to receive the RBC Student Leading Change scholarship. The $10,000 award will go toward her post-secondary tuition and ultimately will help make the world a better place.

King’s CIP program gets a shot in the arm

Leveraging some provincial funding, King’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grant program will help bolster even more projects. Council gave its Economic Development Department the okay to allocate $15,000 from the Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative (OMSRI) to the CIP program, in order to continue carrying out the program for the remainder of 2018.

Arrests made in illegal grow operation in King

Police have made a major bust after discovering an illegal marijuana grow op in King. Investigators with the York Regional Police Organized Crime Bureau – Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a cannabis grow operation in King and seized 635 pounds of harvested cannabis and more than 4,000 plants, totalling a street value of $6.5 million.

King makes top 20 of best places to live in Canada

The secret is out! King is one of the best places to live in all of Canada. A survey released by MoneySense magazine revealed that half of the 50 best places to live in the country are in Ontario.

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