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Advocate and councillor Iafrate carries the Liberal banner in the next election

October 18, 2017   ·   0 Comments

A Vaughan councillor is hoping to continue her advocacy work as this riding’s next MPP. Marilyn Iafrate, in her second term on council, the opportunity presented itself “to represent my residents as well as the great communities in King at Queen’s Park.”

King OP review in its final stage

The review of King’s Official Plan is entering the final stages and should be wrapped up by next spring. Councillors received a staff report recently, updating them on the review process and remaining schedule.

Plans for 22 lots in Nobleton revealed

A proposal to add 22 more homes to Nobleton was presented to the public recently at King council. It’s early in the process, but Tribute Nobleton Holdings Corp. is planning 22 detached homes in the southern end, adjacent to Robinson Road.

Artist’s enthusiasm for her craft keeps her going

Only the true visionaries can see music and feel colour. King artist Ernestine Tahedl is one of those enlightened souls. The gifted painter, internationally recognized for her art, is quite prolific and highly sought after. Her connection runs deep in her choice of paints and her love affair with both art and music hasn’t waned one iota.

King family reaches out to help needy in Guatemala

Supporting a worthy cause can be quite contagious. Giving back is essential for King’s Clara Lovisotto and she’s brought her family into the fold of an organization that’s near and dear to her heart. Lovisotto has been involved in the Canadian Central American Relief Effort (CCAMRE) for more than 15 years, a group that provides direct, on-the-ground assistance to people living in the Merendon Mountains of La Union, Guatemala.

Mulroney named PC candidate in York-Simcoe

Following in the footsteps of one of the longest serving MPPs in history isn’t easy. But Caroline Mulroney, the PC candidate in York-Simcoe, will certainly try. Mulroney was named the candidate during a lively and well attended nomination meeting at the Georgina Ice Palace on the weekend. She hopes to carry on the tradition set by Julia Munro, who will not be seeking re-election in 2018.

King actor part of powerful Canadian drama

Good stories make for great TV drama. Canada’s organized crime is the subject of the City original series Bad Blood. The first screening of the mini-series takes place Sept. 1 at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto.

King hopes to create stormwater management plan

King Township will begin the process of creating a comprehensive stormwater management plan for the municipality. As well, councillors agreed to add a flood study component, and will look into the feasibility of a stormwater utility.

GO ramps up commuter service this September

Local commuters will have more options on their morning commute next month as GO Transit expands its train service along the Barrie – Toronto corridor. Starting Sept. 2, there will be two morning train trip extensions from Maple to Allendale, and the length of the regular trains will be doubled from six cars to 12 to make the commute significantly more comfortable.

Muzzo, De Gasperis families make record donation to hospital

Two development powerhouses have teamed up to make the largest contribution ever to the Mackenzie Health. The $15-million joint gift from the De Gasperis and Muzzo families will help build the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The De Gasperis and Muzzo families, separately and together, have a long history of philanthropy, including many contributions to Mackenzie Health.

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