Ontario’s new Broadband program will better connect residents & businesses to high-speed internet

June 10, 2020   ·   0 Comments

Hot on the heels of a plea by Ontario MPPs asking Ottawa to boost broadband internet, the provincial government announced additional funding. Queen’s Park last week announced an investment of $150 million to address much needed broadband infrastructure across unserved and underserved regions of the province.

King cancels summer camps for kids

King Township has made the difficult decision that, given the current and uncertain health climate related to COVID-19, offering a traditional, in-person camp experience for ...

Lecce, Scott call on Ottawa to improve internet

A move by two high-profile MPPs is putting pressure on Ottawa to up the ante in improving internet access in the province. King-Vaughan MPP and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, and Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott sent a letter to federal minsters Sunday, calling for further collaboration on broadband between the Province and Ottawa. The MPPs point out the future success of Ontario’s students, and ultimately the prosperity of Ontario’s economy, depends on achieving the required internet connectivity in all areas of the province.

Witnesses sought following home invasion in King

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking witnesses following a morning home invasion robbery that occurred in the Township of King.Police report ...

Ontario extends emergency orders to June 9

The Ontario government continues to protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak by extending all emergency orders in force under ...

King re-opening some outdoor facilities June 1

King Township is tentatively scheduling the re-opening of some outdoor facilities on June 1, although with strict guidelines on how the public can use them.“The ...

Off-road vehicles banned in parks and trails

King Township is reminding citizens and parents that off-road vehicles are not permitted in parks or on trails.Bylaw officers and are focusing on the illegal ...

Schools remain closed for rest of the school year

Students in Ontario will not be returning to the classroom to finish off the school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Tuesday that keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year will help protect the health and safety of students. This decision was based on advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health officials on the COVID-19 Command Table, and medical experts at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Local entrepreneur adapts to the changes

A local entrepreneur, whose business was impacted like so many by COVID-19, has found a way to meet the challenges. Lisa Iafrate, of TaLii Towels, said the world changed forever March 5 and her online store stopped receiving orders for her unique absorbent towels.

King supports move to add councillor for Vaughan

King Township is supporting a move to add another regional councillor representing Vaughan. King councillors supported the move May 4, after receiving a request from York Region.

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