November 2017 Archive

Mayor wants new cell tower to look like a tree

King’s mayor is adamant that a proposed cell tower reflects the municipality’s green philosophy. Mayor Steve Pellegrini led the charge recently, adding that a project’s approval be conditional on the structure resembling a tree. The location and visibility of the planned tower would make it stick out like a sore thumb, so Pellegrini wanted this one to be camouflaged.

Cougars take Hornets to the brink in overtime

One of the toughest weekends on the Schomberg Cougars’ schedule proved they have what it takes to run with the big dogs. With three games over three days, the Junior C club opened their week on Thursday with a home game against the lowly Orillia Terriers at the Trisan Centre on Thursday. A 10-1 drubbing, thanks to multi-goal efforts from Curtis Dubeau, Owen Heilemann, and Brandon Scholton set the stage for a Friday-Saturday tandem of games that would require only their best efforts.

The legacy of King’s Koffler Scientific Reserve

The beginning of his obituary says it all: “KOFFLER, Murray Bernard On Sunday, November 5, 2017 passed on at his home. Murray Koffler – A man who lived his vision to leave this world in a better place than when he entered it. A man who loved and was loved by his family, his friends and all those he touched globally regardless of race, religion, or status.” One of those better places is at the Koffler Scientific Reserve right here in King. Most of us who love living or walking or just visiting in King know what a jewel it is, like a breathing, purifying oasis above the city of Toronto. And most of us want to protect it from the surging growth spreading north.

Pamper yourself with the ultimate in luxury air travel

Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore once said that commercial airplane travel has a habit of making you look like your passport photo. On the flip-side, private jet travel is a way to make you look and feel like a million bucks. And given today’s fast-paced competitive world, it makes perfect business sense.

King Fire continues to be an innovative leader

As the final touches are being put on King’s Fire Master Plan, the municipality is poised to become the first in Canada to receive international excellence. With the master plan in place and the implementation of the joint Collaboration and Innovation Report, King Fire and Emergency Services hopes to attain accreditation with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

Minimum wage bill has far-reaching impacts

The provincial Bill 148 not only sets a new minimum wage standard, but its impacts will hit taxpayers where it hurts. Provisions of the bill extend to include wage parity and even impact volunteer firefighters. All of this could add a significant financial burden to municipalities like King Township.

Knights cap off perfect season with win over Bill Crothers

It looks like the Villanova Knights are here to stay. After struggling to find proper competition for the budding program in the independent school system, the Knights fielded a junior squad in the York Region Athletic Association this season to much success.

Let’s eliminate all senseless deaths in the world!

More often than not, our species is reactionary. Try as we may to be proactive, all too often we’re picking up the pieces of ill conceived plans and policy decisions. In society, we don’t really notice an issue unless it’s thrown in our faces. These same faces tend ot be buried in our phones or smart devices.

Marylake in spotlight of new book

The iconic Marylake Shrine served as the ideal backdrop for a historic event recently. “The Road to Marylake,” by author Kelly Mathews, was officially launched at an event attended by many supporters and dignitaries.

Zoning change for townhouses causes rift among councillors

Two of King’s councillors are adamant about protecting the natural wetland in Schomberg – at all costs. Despite their attempts to impress environmental concerns upon their colleagues, council voted to approve changes that will allow a very small-scale development at the Brownsville Junction Plaza. Plans are to build four townhomes on a parcel behind (east) the plaza, fronting onto Cooper Drive.

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