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King author presents Canadian view of the American Revolution

July 12, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Canada is currently known as the global peacekeepers. For us to get to this point, we have to understand our roots and historic conflicts. A King author examines the Canadian-American schism in his latest book, “Fire & Desolation: The Revolutionary War’s 1778 Campaign as Waged from Quebec and Niagara Against the American Frontiers.”

Township reserves bolstered by surplus

A surplus from King Township’s 2016 operating budget has been put into reserves. King’s 2016 audited financial statements were received by councillors recently. The 2016 operating surplus came to $817,405.

Priestly celebrates Canada’s 150th

Employees at a King company came up with a unique idea of showing their national pride. Priestly Demolition invited its 350 employees to design a Canada 150/Priestly t-shirt. The winner, Nuno Vitorino, received $150 for his efforts, along with bragging rights. He came up with the winning idea.

King City and Schomberg have new zoning bylaws

Long-awaited planning documents have now been approved for both King City and Schomberg. King councillors approved the new zoning bylaw for the villages at the June 26 council meeting. Councillors were pleased to see this come to fruition. Consultant Bobby Gauthier, from consulting planners MMM Group, noted there have been many revisions to the zoning bylaw and they were driven by key issues – core area zoning, the character of established neighbourhoods, and a special policy area around the King City GO station lands.

Historic take-off for Global Odyssey

As Canadians gathered to celebrate a milestone national birthday, history was in the making for King Township. The crew of C150 Global Odyssey, led by Kingscross resident Steven Dengler, took off from National Helicopters bright and early Saturday morning. Dozens of supporters, sponsors and King residents gathered to witness the start of this historic adventure – a first in Canadian aviation.

Heavy downpour causes widespread flooding

The recent heavy rains have created some headaches for Township staff and King homeowners. The downpour last Thursday night and Friday morning saw roughly 89 millimetres of rain, as measured at a King public works yard.

Highway 400 expansion will create jobs, improve traffic flow

The Province is creating jobs and keeping people moving by widening more than 10 kilometres of Highway 400, from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham, joined Mayor Steve Pellegrini last week, to announce the construction of the Highway 400 widening project. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2020, will widen the highway from six lanes to eight lanes and include a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction.

Zero tax hike in amended budget

Taxpayers in King Township have nothing to complain about – literally. For the first time in recent history, King Township approved its amended 2017 budget with a zero tax increase for its residents. Even better, the Township has put an extra $2 million aside in its reserves, bringing them to a record high $20 million and counting.

King Fire, Lions go above and beyond with Guide Light program

A close-knit community looks after its own. That sentiment is behind a new pilot project initiated by King Fire and Emergency Services. The Guide Light program aims to ensure that every senior, living independently in their own home, is taken care of.

Retooled OPA for MOVE adopted by council

A local developer had King Township staff and politicians jumping through hoops regarding an Official Plan amendment that affects its new municipal site. The Township’s zoning bylaw amendment (2016-18) was recently appealed by the Milani Group to the Ontario Municipal Board.

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