August 2016 Archive

Bruce Wilson Landscaping Ltd. wins national award at the 2016 National Awards of Landscape Excellence

Bruce Wilson Landscaping Ltd. of Kleinburg, has won the prestigious Caterpillar Award of Excellence for Commercial Landscape Construction/Installation at the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s 13th ...

Soccer team plays in England

It’s been a busy summer for CR Soccer Academy’s U13 boys, who also play in the second division of the York Region District Soccer League ...

Council to keep user fee hikes to a minimum

User fees in King will rise again in 2017, but they’ll be in line with the rate of inflation. In a call by Mayor Steve Pellegrini, Township staff will revisit their user fee recommendations, keeping the hikes within a reasonable 2.5%

Schomberg’s Lamaze returns to Olympic podium

After eight years, and with a different stallion, Eric Lamaze has recaptured the connection he shared with Hickstead in earning Olympic bronze with Fine Lady 5.

New site promotes local businesses

Shopping in King just got a little bit easier, thanks to the efforts of a King resident. Tom Marchese launched KingTownshipBiz, a subsidiary of DistrictBiz, a privately held company having roots right here in King Township. He came up with the idea this past February, deciding it was time to make it easier for the community to shop locally.

Too old to wear skinny jeans!

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they realize they just can’t compete with the youngins. Alas, the body raises the white flag long before our minds and wisdom begin to fail. So here we are, my fellow 50-somethings – smart, experienced, funny and genuine souls, who are deemed too old to wear a sports jersey!

Impacts of weather felt in Holland Marsh

When your livelihood is derived from agriculture, there is no such thing as a “normal” or “average” year. From one year to the next, you will have to deal with varying challenges and food and farming certainly isn’t the “same old, same old” from one year to the next. We use best farm, and best management practices, as much as you are able to when your business partner is Mother Nature!

York Region reports first human case of West Nile virus

An individual in the City of Markham has tested positive for West Nile virus, marking York Region’s first human case of 2016. “Education and awareness ...

Grand opening set for Nobleton’s Tasca Park

The public is invited to celebrate King’s newest community park in fine style. Everyone is welcome to the Sept. 10 grand opening of Tasca Park ...

Our youngsters feeling more stress, too

Adults haven’t cornered the market on stress. Yes, we deal with it every day, 24/7. But so do our youngsters and teens in particular.

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