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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.

Premier joins sponsorship event in King aimed at enhancing local business

King welcomed some high-profile special guests to ignite a spark under the local economy. More than 150 people attended a special event hosted by the Township of King and the King Chamber of Commerce at the Kingbridge Conference Centre. The King Chamber is integral to a strong local economy, Mayor Steve Pellegrini told attendees at the Chamber Business Development Breakfast, a sponsorship event aimed at enhancing the Chamber’s growth and momentum.

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.

Teamwork is the motto of the new council

It’s often said there is no “I” in “TEAM” and that sentiment was made abundantly clear as the 2022-2026 council assumed their duties. Councillors were sworn in Monday during the inaugural ceremonies with a fitting amount of pageantry.

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.

Will King be home to a new hospital?

King Township has rolled out the welcome mat to the future expansion of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Mayor Steve Pellegrini presented a motion at the final meeting for the 2018-2022 council, supporting a new facility on the border with Newmarket.

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.

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