January 2014 Archive

CDS grad qualifies for the Olympics

Alexandra Paul and Mitch Islam are on the Canadian Figure Skating Team for the Olympics. Erica Armstrong/Skate Ontario Alexandra Paul, a member of The Country ...

Atom A Knights win silver

Congratulations to the NobleKing atom A hockey team who proudly represented their home centre as finalists in the NobleKing Challenge Cup, which was held in ...

Partnership with Chamber makes King run smoothly

Editorial King’s mayor constantly reminds us how important partnerships are in ensuring that King ticks along smoothly. In this era of municipal frugality, leveraging every ...

Meant for some higher purpose?

Mark Pavilons   “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have ...

King approves 2.59 per cent tax increase

Taxpayers will be looking at a modest increase this year. King council approved the 2014 business plan and budget at its first meeting of the new year Monday.

King passes resolution to seek disaster relief funding

The aftermath of the severe ice storm which hit the Township of King and the GTA was the first topic discussed by King council in 2014.

King mom makes TV debut on MasterChef Canada

A love of home cooking has given a King City mom her 15 minutes of fame.

Helping first responders a life-long mission for Savoia and foundation

Discussing post-traumatic stress disorder has become easier in recent years, but getting front line emergency personnel to open up about their experiences still remains a challenge.

Reality show celebrities visit Schomberg farm

Schomberg’s Beasley Farms hosted some special visitors recently. Jillian MacLaughlan, winner of the inaugural Big Brother Canada, and third runner-up “The Milkman” Emmett Blois stopped by King during a recent visit to the GTA. Blois, born and raised on a Maritime farm, were invited to stay overnight by uncle Kendall McCulloch, a 23-year Schomberg resident and employee of Beasley Farms. Beasley Farms is managed by Sylvia and Richard Dixon and owned by Warren Beasley.

King’s Pietrangelo skates for Canada at Games

NHL defenceman Alex Pietrangelo’s name can now be added to the long list of King Township residents who have represented Canada on the world stage at the Olympics. Last week, Hockey Canada announced the 25-player roster nominated to represent Canada at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Pietrangelo, a King City native, was one of the eight defencemen to be named to the squad, and deservedly so.

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