July 2017 Archive

Beware of fees and service charges

The world she is a changing. With that change comes a host of miraculous, and still somewhat mysterious, online buying. While much of the paperwork has disappeared, replaced with eco-friendly emails, buyers still have to beware of the fine print, fees and “hidden charges,” that can sneak up and hit you in the wallet.

King author presents Canadian view of the American Revolution

Canada is currently known as the global peacekeepers. For us to get to this point, we have to understand our roots and historic conflicts. A King author examines the Canadian-American schism in his latest book, “Fire & Desolation: The Revolutionary War’s 1778 Campaign as Waged from Quebec and Niagara Against the American Frontiers.”

Township reserves bolstered by surplus

A surplus from King Township’s 2016 operating budget has been put into reserves. King’s 2016 audited financial statements were received by councillors recently. The 2016 operating surplus came to $817,405.

Volunteers blitz the Moraine

Dozens of volunteers had the opportunity to explore the expansive Oak Ridges Moraine on Saturday, and meet some of their animal neighbours while they were at it. The event marked the Nobleton rendition of the Canada-wide “BioBlitz” project, aimed at gaining a better understanding of the rural land surrounding York Region.

Witnesses sought following fail-to-remain in King

  Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking a possible witnesses and a suspect following a fail-to-remain collision involving ...

King City’s Formenton drafted by Senators

Alex Formenton is headed to the nation’s capital. The left-winger from King City did not have to wait long to hear his name called on the second day of the NHL’s annual entry draft, when the Ottawa Senators announced him as their second round pick, 47th overall.

King woman names ‘musical quilt’

A King woman’s love for her country is quite evident. What’s more, LCol (ret’d) Susan Beharriell gets involved in all things Canadian. Beharriell helped put a name on an iconic creation that is the epitome of Canada. A contest was held to name this Six String Nation Guitar, and Beharriell’s entry was chosen.

Parenting duties grow exponentially

Parenting, I find, is like trying to lasso a shooting star! I had a minor epiphany recently when I picked up my son from school. It wasn’t like the elation you feel when your toast lands butter side up. No, this was much deeper than that.

Priestly celebrates Canada’s 150th

Employees at a King company came up with a unique idea of showing their national pride. Priestly Demolition invited its 350 employees to design a Canada 150/Priestly t-shirt. The winner, Nuno Vitorino, received $150 for his efforts, along with bragging rights. He came up with the winning idea.

King City and Schomberg have new zoning bylaws

Long-awaited planning documents have now been approved for both King City and Schomberg. King councillors approved the new zoning bylaw for the villages at the June 26 council meeting. Councillors were pleased to see this come to fruition. Consultant Bobby Gauthier, from consulting planners MMM Group, noted there have been many revisions to the zoning bylaw and they were driven by key issues – core area zoning, the character of established neighbourhoods, and a special policy area around the King City GO station lands.

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