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Community booster Beharriell passes away

December 7, 2022   ·   0 Comments

An active and outspoken community pillar has passed away. LCol (ret’d) Susan Beharriell died Dec. 2 after a tough battle with cancer. Susan was a volunteer, and community activist, and regularly voiced concerns at King council meetings. You could find her at almost every local event, festival and parade, showing her pride for both our country and our community. She was a strong advocate for veterans and was happy to speak at almost any event to any organization.

King supports battery storage facility

King Township backed a move by Capital Power Corporation to build a long-term battery storage system. King passed a motion recently, to supports the development, construction, and operation of the Long-Term Reliability Project on Capital’s lands on Dufferin Street.

Schomberg resident honoured at Portraits of Giving

A Schomberg resident is being showcased for her community spirit, in the current Portraits of Giving initiative. The 13th annual POG celebrates individuals from across nine municipalities in York Region who exemplify the importance of corporate and social responsibility.

Gowan’s longevity, fan support transcends time

Canada’s own effervescent “strange animal” is running on pure adrenalin, and a passion for what he does. Scarborough’s native son and international sensation Larry Gowan is an anomaly. It seems the older he gets, the more energy he has. In fact, few can keep up with his bombastic style and a signature sound that never wavers one iota. He’s way better than a fine wine.

Township notes concerns with Bill 23 to Province

A move to get more homes built across the province will add significant financial and regulatory burdens on local municipalities. King Township staff noted their concerns with Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act. While intended to address the housing crisis by adding 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years, the move will saddle municipalities with extra costs.

‘Bold’ action by Province to build more homes receives strong reaction

The Province is tackling the housing shortage with “bold” action to build more homes. But opponents say it will impede local land use planning, and adversely affect our green spaces. The Ontario government, last week, introduced the More Homes Built Faster Act, which addresses the housing crisis by building 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years.

King pharmacist honoured as ‘trailblazer’

A Schomberg pharmacist is among four Filipino-Canadian trailblazers who have joined the ranks of recipients for the prestigious “Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World:” Award from the Foundation for Filipina Women’s Network. Anna Patrizio, pharmacist, and owner of Schomberg Village Pharmacy, was thrilled to be among this group.

Villanova featured in Netflix film

A special location in King can be easily identified in an upcoming film on Netflix. 13: The Musical was partially shot at Villanova College near King City recently. According to a Netflix spokesperson, the exterior scenes of Evan’s school in Walkerton, Indiana were filmed at Villanova College, an independent school for elementary to high school aged students.

Team-based care needed to solve shortages

Not having a family doctor could very well mean the difference between life and death. What’s desperately needed is a team-based care approach to health care in this province. Bolton physician Dr. Michael Gagnon explained Ontarians are suffering from the lack of proper care, largely due to a lack of general practitioners.

Volunteers join Kingbridge on National Tree Day

A group of passionate volunteers joined forces at The Kingbridge Centre to celebrate National Tree Day Sept. 21 by planting 1,000 trees in just three hours. The morning’s activities were led by Sheepdog Carbon, a portfolio company within the Kingbridge Innovation Hub that is operated by Canadian veterans. The event brought together volunteers from Seneca College, Climate Action King, The King Chamber, King Township and The Kingbridge team.

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