December 2016 Archive

Cost of new municipal building rises

Back in 2013, I expressed the opinion in a letter to the King Weekly Sentinel that the estimate of between $11 and $13 million to ...

How can we help curb child poverty?

My son and I are embarking on a mission in late January, in an effort to help the less fortunate. Many of those we will be helping are children. We live relative luxury in this country, even if we are challenged by the free market and accompanying economic pitfalls. We complain about the price at the pumps, hydro rates and credit card bills.

Cougars drop close one to Kings

In a Provincial Junior Hockey League week wrought with weather cancellations, the Schomberg Cougars fell to the Penetang Kings in their lone game last week.

King votes to support N6 waste contract

Despite some claims of secrecy and a lack of available data, King councillors voted to support a joint, multi-million-dollar contract for waste services in York’s Northern 6. Councillors voted to support staff recommendations for the contract, after a lively debate and closed-session discussion.

Draft budget projects tax hike of under 3%

Infrastructure spending is driving the Township of King’s budget. Residents are looking at tax increases in 2017 of just under 3% as staff and politicians try to keep the impact to homeowners in check.

Quick thinking, easy-to-use defibrillator saves Nobleton man at arena

A Nobleton man has a very big reason to enjoy the holidays this year – he’s alive! Earl Keen, 56, suffered cardiac arrest during a hockey game at the Nobleton Arena Dec. 8. He’s alive thanks to the quick actions of his teammates and a public automated external defibrillator (AED).

Mete eyeing spot on World Junior hockey roster

This has been quite a year for Victor Mete. After winning the Memorial Cup with the London Knights, and subsequently being drafted into the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens, the former Country Day Schooler is looking to earn a spot on the coveted Canada under-20 roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Nobleton comes together to celebrate the holidays

The holiday community spirit was in full force as residents came together and celebrated at the recent Nobleton Tree Lighting. Thanks to everyone who attended ...

State-of-the-art library and seniors centre proposed

King City will be home to a modern, state-of-the-art library and seniors centre. Councillors gave their approval to the project at a special meeting last week. They heard from Alar Kongats, the project’s architect, who took them through a presentation of what the expansion could look like, including concept drawings showing a beautiful, modern building.

Municipal offices move one step closer to reality

King’s next big MOVE is progressing. Councillors and staff received an update from +VG Architects on the progress of the new municipal building.

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