November 2015 Archive

Seneca and RBC collaborate to champion mental health in York Region

Seneca College celebrated a $300,000 gift from RBC Foundation for mental health initiatives at its King Campus. RBC Foundation has pledged $150,000 to fund the ...

Increasing densities premature, King councillors say

In an ever-changing landscape of growth, King Township continues to fine-tune its Official Plan. The plan review process moved forward last week, with approval of recommendations presented by Meridian Consulting, but not before councillors deferred and referred certain matters pertaining to densities in King City.

King firefighters honoured for community service

We most often encounter them at the worst of times. If we’re lucky, we get to see them at their best, at a community event, or receiving recognition for the work they do. The highly touted members of the King Fire and Emergency Services were in the limelight last week, at the annual appreciation dinner, held at Nobleton Lakes. The very heart and soul of the service _ the dedicated volunteers – were proudly showcased with long service honours and prestigious awards.

Shortill shines in first season with Alouettes

Heading into the final week of the Canadian Football League, Nobleton’s Nicholas Shortill is in only his eighth year of playing football. The King City Secondary School graduate, now a Montreal Alouettes linebacker, only joined the Lions football program in his Grade 10 year. Now, the second-round draft pick is fresh off his best game of professional football yet, filling in at middle linebacker due to injuries against the Edmonton Eskimos and recording a week-high 11 tackles.

Cougars shut out Kings, lose ground on Golden Hawks

The Junior C Schomberg Cougars earned their first win in almost three weeks last Wednesday, but were effectively shut down by the team chasing them in the Georgian Mid-Ontario Hockey League on Sunday.

Cober marks milestone

One of the most familiar faces in and around Schomberg marked a huge milestone recently. Members of the community and fellow employees at Rona in Schomberg took time out to recognize Allen Cober on reaching his 65th work anniversary.

King is most regulated in the GTHA, study says

While King Township is growing quickly, this municipality is the most regulated in the Greater Golden Horseshoe in terms of new home construction.

Catching a glimpse of our earth’s vastness

“Guess what, Daddy?” asked my eldest recently. When dealing with teenagers, especially teenage girls, I know better than to assume anything. These types of questions are generally loaded. “I’m going to Africa!”

UN climate change conference a watershed moment

The United Nations climate change conference, COP 21, is set to be a watershed moment in the history of global climate warming.

Council moves ahead on public art policy

Showing off King’s true colours is the intent of a new public art policy. King councillors supported a staff report Monday night that will lay the groundwork to expanding public involvement in various art displays throughout the township.

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