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King makes top 20 of best places to live in Canada

August 8, 2018   ·   0 Comments

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.

Candidates hit the campaign trail in King

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.

Janeking development meets with positive response

A residential development proposal for Jane Street, south of King Road, has met with a positive response from area landowners. In fact, adjacent property owners want to be involved in the collective planning process for more lands in the area. Janeking Holdings has applied to redesignate their lands on Jane as low density residential, to allow detached, semi-detached, townhouse units and seniors housing on their lands, currently used for agricultural and residential purposes. Preliminary targets see 156 single detached homes, 41 townhouses and a 57-unit seniors residence.

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.

King enjoys surplus, directs funds to infrastructure reserves

King’s infrastructure reserves got a shot in the arm, thanks to a substantial surplus from 2017. Councillors were pleased when the 2017 draft consolidated financial statements were presented, showing a $2.1 million surplus last year.

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.

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 ...

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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