September 2017 Archive

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.

Mulroney named PC candidate in York-Simcoe

Following in the footsteps of one of the longest serving MPPs in history isn’t easy. But Caroline Mulroney, the PC candidate in York-Simcoe, will certainly try. Mulroney was named the candidate during a lively and well attended nomination meeting at the Georgina Ice Palace on the weekend. She hopes to carry on the tradition set by Julia Munro, who will not be seeking re-election in 2018.

Cougars set to hit the ice for 2017-18 season

The sophomore season of the Provincial Junior Hockey League is just one week away, and with it comes some interesting schedule changes. Many familiar faces, and yet some new ones, are set to line up against each other in the PJHL’s North Conference, home of the Junior C Schomberg Cougars.

Cost of living a harsh reality

Homeowners are well aware of the costs associated with running a household. With a new school year starting, our teens and 20-somethings are getting a reality check. My oldest daughter Lexie is in her second year at Western, and we moved her into a shared condo in London. This is the first time these girls will be on their own, and responsible for things like rent, utilities, water heater rental and groceries.

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