January 2018 Archive

Local beekeeper notes Liberal reversal on pesticides

A King beekeeper is disappointed with some double-talk at the federal level. While the Liberal Party of Canada called for a moratorium on the sale and use of neonicotinoid pesticides, Health Canada has put the brakes on any action, pending more studies.

Pesticide actions run contrary to science

First, congratulations to King Township for becoming Canada’s 9th Bee City involving an embryonic program to create pollinator habitat across the township. May the program ...

Cougars draw Alliston Hornets in PJHL playoffs first round

It’s a case of deja-vu for the Schomberg Cougars, though they hope this year’s PJHL playoffs will produce different results. For the fourth year in a row, the Junior C Cougars will face off against the Alliston Hornets in a postseason series, the third time they will meet in the first round.

Electronic distractions may be our undoing

The world is filled with distractions. In fact, anything can become one if we let it. The problem is, our “distractions” are becoming the norm, and we’re almost addicted to them, much to the detriment of our lives.

Healthy Minds Hypnosis Canada offers weight loss through suggestion

The answers to most of our fears and apprehensions rest within us. We all have the power to change our behaviour and a little kick-start if often all we need to help us on the road to success. For those who have struggled with weight management issues, there’s a new tool in the arsenal.

Council demands zero increase in 2018 budget

Despite valiant efforts by King Township staff to create a responsible draft budget, councillors have asked for a zero tax increase in 2018. Treasurer Allan Evelyn presented the draft budget Monday night with a 1.99% increase. That would have resulted in a blended 3% hike, or roughly $200 for a home assessed at $784,500.

Majority of Magna lands in King up for sale

The bulk of the 100-acre parcel at the corner of King Road and Jane Street in King is up for sale. The parcel, purchased by Magna International to serve as its new headquarters, is being divided and sold.

Intelligence is only one sign of ‘greatness’

Mark Pavilons “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” Albert Einstein “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking Einstein ...

King woman celebrates ‘Heroic Humans’ in our midst

We all have the power to be “heroes.” Making a difference, and celebrating everyone’s inner hero is what Heroic Humans is all about. Created by King’s Dana Clark, Heroic Humans is a social impact movement that provides a gathering space for inspiration, celebration and empowerment.

Core Athletics opens its doors in King City

For those looking to keep their New Year’s resolutions, look no further than a new state-of-the-art facility in the King’s Ridge Marketplace plaza.

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