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York Region District School Board offers staggered start, hires more staff

September 1, 2020   ·   0 Comments

The York Region District School Board is ready to provide a safe learning environment for students returning to school. The board is offering a staggered start for elementary and secondary students to assist students and staff in the return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow students to practice and understand new health and safety practices in smaller groups.

King offers in-kind support to internet providers

King is going all out in helping internet service providers reach every corner of the township. Council okayed staff recommendations to provide in-kind support to YorkNet and other providers who are applying for the Improving Connecting in Ontario (ICON) program.

King’s Official Plan reaches final stages

King has reached a pivotal point in its history. Council gave the green light to tweaks by York Region to its long-awaited Official Plan. With a couple of site-specific additions, the Our King planning document will be in the hands of York Region, awaiting final approval this fall.

Reintroducing school sports will have to wait

Schools will have to deal with organized team sports this fall. The York school board and St. Andrew’s College have shed some light on what the fall season will look like.

Township staff continue to serve residents

While the municipal offices are closed to the public, King Township staff are busy serving residents. The Municipal Centre has always been available for staff to use during the pandemic. However, officials encouraged staff to work remotely as much as possible.

Province prepares for reopening of schools in September

Queen’s Park has given the green light to reopen schools to students this September. Top officials, including Education Minister and King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce last week announced the reopening of schools for in-class instruction. The government unveiled a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of students and staff, and provides school boards with unprecedented resources and flexibility, while accommodating regional differences in trends of key public health indicators. This plan was developed in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the COVID-19 Command Table and paediatric experts.

Masks, physical distancing and good hygiene still crucial in Stage 3

York Region, including King Township, has entered Stage 3 of the province’s re-opening plan. This move increases the number of businesses and public spaces allowed ...

Resident helps people reconnect

A Kingscross native has found an innovative way to help people reconnect. Dana Clark created “Cool To Connect,” an interactive card game of sorts. Connection Cards, made by Cool To Connect, are an interactive and innovative set of 52 cards that will give you the tools to enhance your human-to-human experiences and connections.

York joins regions moving to Stage 3 Friday

The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen ...

MTO updates EA for GTA West corridor

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing a regulation to update the existing environmental assessment process for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Transportation Corridor. The regulation would create a new streamlined process for assessing potential environmental impacts of the project, as well as consulting on it.

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