November 2016 Archive

Back to the drawing board for King City development

King councillors and members of the public have sent a strong message to proponents of a townhouse development in King City. They want the proposal sent back to the drawing board, to make it more in keeping with the community.

Good Paris goal, bad Canadian target

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced for the first time that the climate greenhouse gas emissions target of the new government is the same as the former government’s – 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Details as to how the target will be achieved are not yet known but they plan to find out. In other words, this government is announcing that it plans to make a plan to meet the last government’s targets, one of the weakest in the industrialized world.

Democracy is the best system we have

The people have spoken. This pretty much sums up the fundamentals of our democratic system in a nutshell. Sure, our form of government may not be perfect, but it’s the very foundation of our society.

King’s MacLennan lauded at hometown ceremony

“No pressure, but three would be great.” Those were the words of King Township mayor Steve Pellegrini to Rosie MacLennan, two-time Olympic gold medalist, at a special ceremony to commemorate the region’s golden girl at Cardinal Golf Club last Thursday.

Schomberg Cougars end Hornets’ historic streak

Don’t look now, but the Schomberg Cougars are making waves in the Provincial Junior Hockey League after becoming the only team to best the Alliston Hornets through 19 games this season. The Junior C club shocked the crowd at the always full New Tecumseth Rec Centre in Alliston on Friday, using a strong second period to overcome the odds and end Alliston’s 18-game unbeaten streak.

The Iron Pup offers unique protection

Pet owners would do anything for their beloved, four-legged family members. In rural areas, pets face a number of natural hazards and there has been an increase in attacks by predators, particularly coyotes. To ease her own peace of mind, and provide dogs with added protection, a King City area resident has come up with an innovative solution. The Iron Pup puncture-proof coat is the brainchild of Jasmine Montreuil.

King working on special events ‘strategy’

King Township is closely knit to its community groups. To strengthen ties and make community events more efficient, staff are working on a new delivery strategy. Councillors received the report from Jonathan Bell and Chris Fasciano of Parks, Recreation & Culture. Staff received comments from councillors and will fine-tune the draft strategy, present it to community groups and return to council in the future for final approval.

Borcsoks retain titles at Royal

King Township’s “queen and king of the Royal” retained their crowns with many awards at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The Borcsoks grow giant vegetables, and have set many records. They were tops in several categories again this year.

Red Wings reign supreme in home tournament

The Schomberg Red Wings earned more hardware than anybody on home ice last weekend, with five rep teams taking part in the annual Red and White Tournament at the Trisan Centre.

We’re all to blame for the current state of affairs

What’s wrong with the world today? How often have you heard that question? How often have you asked it?

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