July 2017 Archive

BC Industries – an important partner in Ontario industry

BC Industries in Schomberg is a showcase of success demonstrating how a small business can thrive and grow based on hard work and producing a quality product. From humble beginnings as a small machine shop in Bruno Conzelmann’s garage in 1971, BC Industries has grown to a highly technical operation with six buildings and over 68,000 square feet of space that employs over 140 people.

Examining tax rates

Kudos to Messrs. Martin (June 27), Rentsch (July 6 and July 20) and Taylor (July 20) for raising the issue of this year’s very high ...

Five figures raised in day-long bike ride

Twenty-four hours, 630 kilometres, and 6,162 metres of elevation later, Vito Barbera has brought in over $10,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Dubbed the “24-4-Terry Fox,” Barbera was joined by his fellow cycling enthusiasts in a 24-hour marathon bike ride to raise funds for the organization, a success for the second straight year.

King City’s MacLennan defends trampoline title

For the sixth time, Rosie MacLennan is the national women’s trampoline champion. The native of King City and KCSS graduate threw down what she called a “safe” routine on Saturday at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships at Durham College in Oshawa, her first competition since earning gold at the Summer Games in Rio.

King family ‘packs it in’ for trip around the world

A King family of five has taken the idea of taking a hike, to the extreme. Sunny McGaw Whitehead, John Whitehead and their three children are crossing one big item off of their bucket list. It’s a sabbatical year adventure and it’s been in the planning stages for quite some time. John is a business development manager at a designer stone and tile company and Sunny is the VP of marketing for a large seafood importer. Their children – Angus, Duncan and Clementine – are in public school and they are all competitive athletes – tennis, gymnastics and hockey. They’ll need that energy as the family treks around the globe with only the basic necessities in hand. They’re calling the adventure “Five Backpacks.”

Mayor provides tax context

Since King recently mailed out the 2017 Final Tax Notice to residential property owners, I thought it might be helpful to provide some information and context to help residents understand just how King Township sets tax rates.

MPAC provides assessment details

King Township is supporting the Country Day School’s push for traffic signals in front of the prestigious private school. Councillors passed a recommendation to inform York Region they support the CDS request for immediate installation of the signals, at the school’s expense.

King City resident wins $100,000 with ENCORE

Giuseppe di Mambro of King City said “yes to ENCORE” for the June 16, 2017 Lotto Max draw, and won $100,000. He matched six of the ...

Ella Stables earn titles

  Schomberg’s Ella Stables brought home some hardware from the recent Syracuse International Horse Show in New York. Shannon Ella, with Hackney Pony named No ...

Councillor Schaefer explains tax assessment

  As indicated in Mr. Rentsch’s letter (Outrageous property tax increase, KWS July 5), actual property taxes are a function of the MPAC assessment and the ...

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