June 2017 Archive

King engineers setting their sights on Mars

A small, rather unimpressive looking device may very well hold the key to some new frontiers. The vestibulator doesn’t roll off the tongue and won’t garner any design aesthetic awards. It’s a functional product, capable of furthering humankind’s efforts in the final frontier.

Country Day School cleans up at OFSAA track

Seventeen years in the making, Country Day School was back at the top of the podium not once, but twice in the Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools Championship recently in Belleville. Grade 10 student Wilson O’Neill shattered the almost two decade-long drought with a gold medal in both the junior boys 100m and 300m hurdle events, in Canada’s largest high school sporting event.

Beneficiaries laud efforts of C150 Global Odyssey

The historic C150 Global Odyssey is not only about breaking records. It’s about supporting some very worthwhile causes. When Kingscross resident Steven Dengler and his father Bob lift off early Canada Day morning, they will make history with the C150 Global Odyssey (C150GO).

Flower theft a ‘slap in the face’ to Canadian pride

The theft of plants from a King garden centre is a slap in the face to Canadian pride. The owners of the family-run Black Forest Garden Centre on Keele Street, were horrified Wednesday morning when they opened up and realized someone had stolen 43 out of 50 Canna Lillies that made up a beautiful display marking Canada’s 150th birthday.

Heavy downpour causes widespread flooding

The recent heavy rains have created some headaches for Township staff and King homeowners. The downpour last Thursday night and Friday morning saw roughly 89 millimetres of rain, as measured at a King public works yard.

Highway 400 expansion will create jobs, improve traffic flow

The Province is creating jobs and keeping people moving by widening more than 10 kilometres of Highway 400, from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham, joined Mayor Steve Pellegrini last week, to announce the construction of the Highway 400 widening project. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall 2020, will widen the highway from six lanes to eight lanes and include a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction.

Collision on Highway 9 claims King woman

  A collision on Highway 9 has claimed the life of a King Township woman. Caledon OPP report that on June 20, at approx. 12:13 p.m., ...

Tax rates should have dropped

  You might want to re-examine the figures for your article on King’s property taxes. You are giving your readers the false impression that their ...

Wake Series kicks off wake season at Spray Lake

Summer has officially arrived at Spray Lake. The watersport and activity centre on Keele Street in King played host last weekend to the premiere Roots Wake Series tournament, a two-day boat and cable showcase of some of the top wakeboarding and wakeskating talent Ontario has to offer.

Shannon Ella makes her mark as Z103.5 radio host

The Toronto airwaves are filling up with a legion of hometown fans. King residents are drawn to Z103.5 like moths to a flame, thanks to the feel-good vibe of Schomberg’s Shannon Ella, co-host of the morning show with Scott Fox. This duo has warmed the hearts of listeners and it’s almost like joining friends for breakfast every morning. Filling the shoes of Kat Callaghan, Fox’s co-host for the past five years, Ella had her work cut out for her. Given her success and almost meteoric rise to popularity in the past month, Ella is well on her way to celebrity status in the GTA, and beyond.

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