Meet student and artists at Olde Mill Gallery

March 12, 2019   ·   0 Comments

The artists at the Olde Mill Art Gallery & Shoppe in Schomberg welcomed a new addition. Original works by two notable local artists are for sale, ...

Fideli visits Nobleton to announce pending provincial budget

The Ford government’s first budget vows to restore confidence in Ontario’s finances. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli was in Nobleton last week, along with King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce, to offer a sneak peak into the 2019 budget, to be released April 11. They made the announcement at the Cappuccino Bakery and Fideli talked with individuals, workers and families about restoring trust in the province’s finances and the government's plan to cut red tape and make Ontario open for business – and open for jobs.

Preliminary budget projects small increase in taxes

After being told by councillors to trim some staff expenses, King’s treasurer is charged with bringing forward a responsible, and affordable 2019 budget. If the preliminary budget is any indication, taxpayers should be spared surprises and substantial increases this year.

Council allows demolition of home in Kettleby

In a tug-of-war between heritage value and individual property owners’ rights, the taxpayer won out. King councillors decided to allow the demolition of a Kettleby home, making way for a fitting replacement – an addition to this historic gem of a hamlet.

Chamber holds AGM, elects new board

Steady membership gives the King Chamber of Commerce a mandate to continue to advocate on behalf of local business. The Chamber’s role was reaffirmed last week, during its AGM. Members gathered at the King municipal complex for a networking time, followed by a tour of the facility.

Residents mount campaign following Tribunal decision

Snowball residents are mounting a campaign to mitigate the impacts of a local aggregate company. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly OMB) recently granted the appeal by Brock Aggregates for a building expansion on their property in the hamlet. The decision paves the way for the company to build a 25,631-quare foot building for storage.

Davidson becomes newest MP for York-Simcoe

Residents in York-Simcoe have a new MP. Conservative Scot Davidson becomes the riding’s newest MP, after winning Monday night’s byelection. Filling the void left behind by retiring MP Peter Van Loan, Davidson keeps the riding true blue.

Tribunal grants Brock’s expansion

Despite opposition by local residents and King council, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly OMB) granted the appeal by Brock Aggregates for expansion on their property in the hamlet of Snowball. King council rejected Brock’s application for an OP and zoning bylaw amendment to permit a 25,631-quare foot building for storage, back in 2016. In the decision brought down Feb. 4, the Tribunal finds “the proposal will be compatible with other land uses in the rural settlement area of Snowball and will safeguard the Oak Ridges Moraine in a manner that conforms to the ORMCP and other relevant plans.”

Councillors’ salaries rise to offset tax-free changes

Following on the mandate implemented by the federal government, King’s municipal politicians will no longer receive one-third of their salaries tax-free. Councillors adopted a staff report to retroactively adjust the salaries accordingly to offset the income loss.

Cordeiro, Brockie lead Cougars to season-saving win

Still alive. After falling behind three games to none in their best-of-seven series with the Stayner Siskins, the Schomberg Cougars clawed back at home on Monday to keep their Provincial Junior Hockey League post-season run going.

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