August 2015 Archive

King City teen races to motocross titles

The first time Nick Denniston got behind the handlebars of a motocross bike was at the tender age of three. Thirteen years later, his experience and dedication is paying off in the form of hardware. The Country Day School student recently dominated the field in the Parts Canada TransCan Grand National Championships, held Aug. 12-15 in Walton, Ontario.

King hosts riders of new Greenbelt cycling route

More than 130 cyclists gathered at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg last week to kick off the fourth day of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, an epic six-day charity ride to regenerate the GTA’s waterfront.

Lack of leadership on environmental issues

Well, at least he said it in French. Our current Prime Minister, on the morning of August 2, appeared on national television to announce the dissolution of Parliament (already on summer vacation) and the beginning of one of the longest and certainly the most expensive federal election campaigns in Canadian history.

It’s not easy being a high profile politician

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, during his stop in King last week, said “... there is no higher calling than that of raising a child, and no greater reward.”

King City Seniors’ Centre a community hub

The King City Seniors Centre was opened in 1988 with the aid of major financial support from the King City Lions Club. The Centre celebrated ...

King woman leads by example

A King Township woman epitomizes the sentiment about walking the walk. And that’s literally what Whitney Goulstone will be doing this weekend.

Suspects sought after King break-in

Police are asking the public for help in finding those responsible for a King break-in.

Prime Minister visits King for announcement

Conservative supporters were primed Thursday morning, welcoming Prime Minister Stephen Harper to King Township. Harper visited WaterStone Estate and Farms to announce tax relief for adoptive families. He also lent his support to York-Simcoe MP and House Leader Peter Van Loan.

Too much power is in the PMO

It is interesting to note the different approaches that people take in considering the Senate of Canada. Mr. Wm. Gairdner has written a quite enlightening article about the Senate in which he points out the general attitude of many people who cry for “democracy” and “freedom” as opposed to the idea of an “unelected Senate.” He is quite right that “there is a widespread desire for the full expression of personal appetites,” and that “senates are an intolerable brake on the pure will of the people.”

Modern Pentathlon has given ‘great experiences’ to Schomberg athlete

Outside of its base in Europe, the name “modern pentathlon” doesn’t seem so modern to most sports fans. The ironman (or woman) sort has dwindled in popularity since its introduction to the Olympics in 1912, yet remains one of the most physically-demanding challenges out there. Schomberg native Beatrice Cigagna is one of those who continue to put hours and hours of work into her sport, one which has actually taken her around the world.

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