May 2017 Archive

King City skaters bring home the hardware

The King City Skating Club brought home the medals from the 28th Annual Spring Skate Festival in the U.S., being held at the Holiday Twin ...

King’s Joan Kelley Walker helps raise the bar in reality TV

Joan Kelley Walker has become a social media force to be reckoned with, following her “incredible” experience on the recent reality show, The Real Housewives of Toronto. She’s thrilled with the “entirely positive experience” that helped raise the bar for reality TV. She’s happy that she helped contribute to the show’s quality and remained true to herself throughout.

Global Odyssey will be a technological marvel

The crunch is on with only one month remaining before the historic 150 Global Odyssey lifts off. This adventure will set new records in many respects, not the least of which involve technological navigation and communications systems.

King pushes for lights at Greenside and King Road

King councillors voted to install traffic lights at a Nobleton intersection, despite a lack of support from York Region. Council voted to approve the signals at Greenside Drive and King Road and the Township has offered to up the tab. York Region must give their permission before the project can proceed. York, on several occasions, indicated this particular intersection doesn’t meet the minimum warrants set up by Regional staff.

HAC looking for special heritage properties

Do you experience some excitement whenever you see a certain “heritage” property in King? And then do you say that you are “so glad that it is still there” and that you are “so happy that it is being looked after so well?”

Property Brothers looking for local candidates for TV show

The Emmy nominated “Property Brothers” are now casting in York Region, for the next season this coming fall. They are looking for fun, interesting and ...

Schomberg Fair opens its gates this weekend

This year, the Schomberg Agricultural Society celebrates its 167th annual spring fair which runs Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28.  Come out and enjoy ...

Storm hits Holland Marsh

Reports of a possible downburst hit the Holland Marsh last Thursday, in a sudden summer-like storm. According to Councillor Avia Eek, there was plenty of damage on the King side of the Holland Marsh! A storage facility was blown apart with debris strewn for at least 1/2 mile up Strawberry Lane.

Fundraising trek in Iceland

Trekking the Icelandic lava fields may not be on everyone’s bucket list. For almost 100 Canadians, it’s the focal point of a unique fundraiser. Roughly 90 people from across Canada will be trekking in the Icelandic lava fields this summer. The adventure, covering some 100 kilometres through Iceland’s landscape, will raise money and awareness for Shelter Foundation.

Trash reveals reckless behaviour

It is spring 2017 and time for my survey of the drinking and driving situation in King Township, and in particular my neighbourhood. A road-side ...

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