December 2017 Archive

Fincham’s Harness Shop closes after four decades in Nobleton

It is with at least some mixed feelings that Brian and Lauryn Sinnott are closing the doors at Fincham’s Harness Shop at the end of the year. After all, the shop has been a fixture in Nobleton for over four decades and they have made a lot of friends and acquaintances over the years. However, the Sinnotts have decided it’s time to retire and move on to some new adventures.

King City’s Mete earns spot on Team Canada roster

After realizing one of his hockey dreams this past October, donning an NHL sweater for the first time, Victor Mete is now two-for-two in 2017 after being named to Team Canada’s World Junior roster on Friday.

King moves to designate historic home

King Township is pushing for a heritage designation on a Schomberg home, to save it from destruction. Councillors approved staff recommendations recently to file a “Notice of Intention to Designate” 66 Main Street, under the Ontario Heritage Act.

New tribunal to replace OMB a step in the right direction

The provincial government’s passing of new legislation that will revamp the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), and give municipalities a stronger voice in planning, is a step in the right direction. The Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer and more affordable.

King Rebellion at Lake Placid tourney

  The King Rebellion peewee A team traveled to Lake Placid to participate in their first U.S. tournament recently. The boys were proud to represent ...

John Ciarallo honoured through ‘Portraits of Giving’

The efforts of a very special King resident and entrepreneur is being showcased through the annual Portraits of Giving. The display, currently at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, includes John Ciarallo, community cornerstone and owner of John’s No Frills in Nobleton.

Allstone installs massive rock art pieces in Scarborough park

The handiwork of Schomberg’s Allstone Quarry Products is now proudly displayed at a Scarborough park. Allstone’s Joe Melo and his crew placed several massive granite pieces at Knob Hill Park, wrapping up the work Nov. 30.

Residents provide input into gas bar and car wash proposal in King City

Residents provided a host of ideas for a proposed commercial development in King City. The community is engaged in the repurposing of a gas bar at King and Dufferin. Hopes are this site will get extra attention as a “gateway” to the village.

Body found in King Township

York Regional Police Homicide Unit is investigating and seeking witnesses after a body was found in the Township of King. On Friday, Dec. 8, at ...

Our inner character will stand the test of time

We all struggle, from time to time, with our purpose in life. We contemplate our role and our responsibilities. We stress over the little and the big things. Parents can offer our children some guidance and gems of wisdom. Of course, given the whirlwind changes in society over the past decade, some of our “wisdom” may be a tad out of date.

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