October 2017 Archive

Megatrends: Sustainability Summit 2017

Put those three quotes together and you have a basic idea of what the 3M Corporation was trying to accomplish in one day at their Sustainability Summit 2017 on Global Megatrends. It took place near King City at the magnificent Kingbridge Conference and Retreat Centre, and it was my honour to interview the opening keynote speaker, Richard A. Matthew (BA McGill; PhD Princeton), Associate Dean for International Programs and Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California at Irvine.

Local student competes in world tournament

  Former World Champion Julian Adriano, 16, and black belt instructor at Nobleton Taekwon Do, travelled to Barneveld, Amsterdam as a member of Team Canada ...

Colantoni kicks off 2nd season of Travelers

Enrico Colantoni has reappeared on the small screen, and he did literally by stealing the character. The Nobleton actor, hot on the heels of the six-part crime series Bad Blood, kicked off the second season of the Canadian science fiction-drama Travelers.

King Township shines the ‘Spotlight on Local Businesses’ at breakfast

  It was only fitting that during Small Business Week, King Township unveiled the four businesses being recognized this year for the roles they play ...

Questionable studies, spending raise my eyebrows

We often hear about a “new study” that reveals some weird fact about our current lifestyle. They make the headlines and are repeated on the radio. Some have made me smile and laugh, while others left me with a look of consternation. The latest left me shaking my head.

Little support for municipal election rebate

Political contributions are a recognized way for residents and businesses to get involved in the democratic process. Taxpayers can write off provincial and federal political donations on their income tax, but there’s no provision for municipal contributions. The idea of giving taxpayers a rebate on their municipal donations garnered little support around the King council table recently.

Second phase of Nobleton sewer works progresses

As King Township moves forward with phase two of the Nobleton sanitary sewer works, councillors are pleased the costs to homeowners have been kept down. Ainley and Associates will conduct the design, contract administration and inspection aspects of the two contracts associated with the project. Homeowners will get a breakdown of the proposed capital charge amount of $21,870 per household. The Township will also apply for grant funding through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund.

New resident amazed by treatment in King

  On the day of my move to King City I got a parking ticket just steps away from my house while the movers were ...

Dr. Helena Jaczek Nominated to Run for Reelection in Markham-Stouffville

King Township will be saying goodbye one of its long-serving provincial politicians. Dr. Helena Jaczek was nominated by a crowd of supporters and community members to run for re-election as the Ontario Liberal candidate in the newly formed riding of Markham-Stouffville. The event also marked Dr. Jaczek’s 10-year anniversary serving as a MPP.

Public input needed as King plans recreation centre

  What do you want to see in a new recreation centre? That’s the question King Township is asking residents as it starts the process ...

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