September 2017 Archive

Actually, we parents did sign up for all of this!

Most of us parents “never signed up for this.” In fact, no one asked us to sign anything. And yet, we’re bound, legally, morally, emotionally and mentally, to our offspring and our never-ending responsibilities on the home front.

Cougars split first week of PJHL season

It was quite a polarizing first week of the Provincial Junior Hockey League season for the Schomberg Cougars. The Junior C club kicked off their season on Thursday with a home opener against the Stayner Siskins at the Trisan Centre, where the new-look squad was lit up by four Siskins goals in the first period, followed by five straight in the second to prompt the removal of Matthew Lolli from the net.

King family reaches out to help needy in Guatemala

Supporting a worthy cause can be quite contagious. Giving back is essential for King’s Clara Lovisotto and she’s brought her family into the fold of an organization that’s near and dear to her heart. Lovisotto has been involved in the Canadian Central American Relief Effort (CCAMRE) for more than 15 years, a group that provides direct, on-the-ground assistance to people living in the Merendon Mountains of La Union, Guatemala.

Global Odyssey is now in the record books

The world is a very big, beautiful place. But it’s made a bit smaller because we’re all members of one big human fellowship. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler met some consummate hosts and genuinely interesting souls during his seven-week Canada 150 Global Odyssey.

Sip & Savour tickets now online

The party of the year in King is shaping up to be a star-studded affair to rival any TIFF gala. King Mayor Steve Pellegrini has been named as the honorary chair of Sip & Savour, the main fundraiser for the King Township Food Bank. Philanthropist and TV personality Joan Kelley Walker will also be a special guest.

Revamped visitors centre at Cold Creek

King Township is moving ahead on redesigning the visitors’ centre at Cold Creek Conservation Area. Council recently approved a staff request to hire Brook McIlroy as the prime consultant for the work.

Laskay Hall is about volunteers

  The relocation of the Laskay Hall to the King Heritage and Cultural Center was a highly intricate and successful maneuver. The move was accepted ...

More Ontarians living pay cheque to pay cheque

Living pay cheque to pay cheque is a phrase that’s been tossed around for decades. Most of us hear it, and are thankful it doesn’t pertain to us. Unless of course, it does.

Examining the ‘water control’ business

It’s time to review the original purpose for conservation authorities established in the wake of Hurricane Hazel in 1954. At that time, Ontario recognized the need to protect floodplains along creeks and rivers from development. Despite that, the pace of development has accelerated since the 1980s, encroaching on and into floodplains.

Council sustains CIP grant program

The importance of boosting small business in King hasn’t escaped the notice of local councillors. Council approved a staff report, calling on sustained efforts to promote grants in the Community Improvement Plan, and cementing the CIP as essential to the overall visions and goals of all three major communities in the municipality.

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