October 2016 Archive

Woodroffe ties twenty-year old St. Andrew’s record

A St. Andrew’s College student has become just the second Saint in over a century to be crowned the top runner in the school four times.

Contradictory provincial position

Is it any small wonder that many people treat politicians with such disdain? Our neighbours to the south are presently experiencing a good example of ...

Sensitivity or just knee-jerk reaction?

What is happening in our society? With horrible strife and conflict in Africa, and an odd U.S. election campaign, it’s good to see we’re now taking on serious issues at home – whether sports logos and team names are “racist,” and removing clown paraphernalia from store shelves.

Podcast bridges the generation gap

Maddy’s outgoing personality and zest will take her far in life. Not yet a teenager, she’s already entered the entertainment field, but she won’t let her new-found popularity go to her head.

King gets attention with threat to close the Town Line

King Township’s tough stance, and threat to close the Caledon/King Town Line near Bolton, got the attention of the Town of Caledon. King council, Oct. 17, voted to look into closing the Town Line, unless Caledon or Peel Region ponies up the needed funds for road repairs.

Township explores zoning for medical marihuana facilities

King Township planning staff are reviewing the policies and zoning, to create guidelines for medical marihuana production facilities. They’re trying to decide just where these operations should go, given some mixed messages by politicians.

Death by a thousand cuts

“A culture is no better than its woods,” wrote W.H. Auden. The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance recently released a map to the Ontario government “highlighting the potential harmful impacts of more than 650 requests, by developers and municipalities to remove land from Ontario’s protected Greenbelt.”

Confronting our fears can be daunting

As we approach the festive Halloween season, we’re inundated with images of the supernatural and from beyond the grave. It’s all in good fun, of course. Confronting our fears, however, can be a bit of a challenge for some.

User groups to review projected fee increases

King Township staff will taking a modest increase in user fees to the public. Council okayed the report and recommendations by staff to consult with groups, and limit user fee increases to between 2.5% and 3% for 2017.

Suspect sought in multiple vehicle break-ins

Investigators with the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau of York Regional Police are seeking public assistance to identify a suspect believed to be responsible for at least ...

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