November 2017 Archive

Students earn hardware at martial arts tourney

The Purdy Center for the Arts participated at the Guelph Open Shiai in Guelph Nov. 18. It was a competitive day with over 200 martial artists in attendance from varying disciplines including Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Kick Boxing and Karate to test their skills at the tournament.

Jazz greats in King’s countryside

Jazz is not only alive and well in rural King, it’s growing in popularity. Singer, songwriter Michele Mele is bucking the trend, and is leading the charge in a resurgence of jazz music. Her country home has become an intimate haven for Canada’s best jazz performers, and her regular concerts are drawing visitors from far and wide.

Richardson serves up nature’s beauty

People talk about being in touch with their inner creativity. But few have mastered it like artist Beverley Richardson. Beverley is so keenly in tune with this inherent originality that is has become her driving force, and is the source of artistic joy.

Residents face 11.5% water increase in 2018

King residents will have to pay an extra $12 per month for their water services beginning in 2018. King council passed the rate increases recently, which will see the average consumer paying roughly $139 more per year for their water and wastewater services.

Cold Creek plan sets the stage for the future

Guiding the future one of King’s natural resources just got better. Councillors adopted the Cold Creek Conservation Area Strategic Plan, which guides the use of the park into the future.

Re-examining fatherhood and faith

I no longer have a dad to provide fatherly advice. I no longer have a mom or big sister to help me get in touch with my feminine side. It’s been some time since I had any of these shoulders to lean on. We make do with what we have and what we’ve been given.

King City Lions early leaders in YRAA hockey

It may be early, but the King City Secondary School Lions are looking to be top of the class in YRAA hockey circles. Through three games in the season, the Lions have posted a pair of shutouts on route to a 2-1 record good for tops in the regional standings.

Helping others continues to motivate Joan Kelley Walker

Joan Kelley Walker leads by example. Juggling a hectic schedule and wearing many hats, Walker is a strong woman, loving wife and mother. Underneath her calm, cool exterior is unbridled passion for what matters most – helping others and remaining true to herself.

King’s Sarain Fox shares stories and a call to action

You can’t talk about Canada without including our Indigenous people. A CBC/Radio-Canada yearbook has brought some fascinating stories to the forefront. To mark the country’s 150th, CBC launched “What’s Your Story? – A Canada 2017 Yearbook.” It’s a collection of over 150 stories, perspectives and photographs that create a fascinating snapshot of the people, places, things and events that tell a story of who we are now and where we are headed together as a nation.

Community voices opposition to Schomberg townhouse project

Hot on the heels of a vocal public meeting, word has come of a pending Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal into a Schomberg townhouse development. Residents packed the King council chambers recently to register their opposition to a proposal by King Ridge Developments to build 32 townhouses and remove a century home on Main Street in Schomberg.

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