April 2017 Archive

The movement for smart growth marks important anniversary

This April 22 marked the 15th anniversary of a bold move that signaled a sea change in the public perception of the countryside – from an area of development-in-waiting to one where rural communities and natural functions were valued and protected. The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, released on Earth Day 2002 was the cornerstone piece in an emerging “smart growth” movement. It is hard to believe, but just two decades ago ideas like stopping urban sprawl and protecting water supplies were considered radical. Those of us campaigning to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine were often viewed as whackos.

Sustainability should be part of everyone’s vocabulary

The term sustainability is defined as “the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.” King Township expanded on this and widened its reach to include almost every aspect of community living. While often associated with the environment, sustainability in King is all encompassing. It’s about who we are and where we’re going.

King Rebellion draws on area’s rich history

Go Rebels! With that, a new era, and a new look, have been ushered in regarding rep hockey in King.

Fundraising tour starts in King

An ambitious, cross-Canada musical cycling tour will showcase local talent during our nation’s 150th birthday. The husband and wife team of Antonio Piretti and Maybritt Assmus launched the tour recently, after staying with King City area friends and supporters Antonio and Nancy Petrozza.

King’s volunteers are the foundation of the community

One special night hardly seems enough to recognize the talents and contributions of King’s finest volunteers. The community gathered last week to pay tribute to some very special individuals, those who share a passion for others and serving their town. Many of the volunteers have spent a lifetime giving back and they, in turn, were honoured during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night held last Thursday at the Kingbridge Centre.

Schomberg in the spotlight on popular TV drama Designated Survivor

Schomberg was easily recognized in segments of a popular TV drama. The iconic Main Street and the interior of The Scruffy Duck were featured in an episode of the made-in-Canada political thriller Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

York board searching for new director of education

York Region District School Board announced they will be seeking a new director of education. “We wish to acknowledge Mr. Parappally’s 17 years of service ...

Working together to make a difference in King

Giving circles have been growing in popularity with donors over the last several years. Generally, they consist of like-minded individuals who are brought together to ...

Parenting requires tilting your head a bit

“Be happy. Stop being who you are!” These words came not from a parent or counsellor. These were uttered by my 11-year-old daughter, who tried to get me out of a funk recently. She’s quite astute, even though she’s still struggling with pre-teen emotions and doesn’t really have a handle on grown-up issues.

Learn-to-play lacrosse coming to Nobleton

The first steps are under way to implement lacrosse into the Township of King. A 10-week learn-to-play and development program will begin in late April for ages 4-14 of all skill levels, run out of Nobleton Arena.

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