March 2018 Archive

Canada’s ‘greenwash’ on reducing greenhouse gases

The government of Canada declared March 15 that it was going to dedicate $500 million to projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. Brilliant. The year is 2018. It is 30 years since the alarm was sounded in Toronto by the World Meteorological Society. In this case, better late than never doesn’t quite cut it.

Tapping into the psychic phenomenon

Our eyes may be the windows of our souls, but what if we could have the gift of clairvoyance? While the term “psychic” only came into common use in the late 1800s, humans have been quite interested in seers and fortune tellers. Science may scoff at such parapsychological phenomena, but that doesn’t mean it’s total bunk.

King Rebellion peewee As crowned tournament champs

The King Rebellion peewee A team headed to Chesswood Arena in Toronto March 23-25 for the Mark Woszczyna Memorial Spring Classic Tournament, hosted by the ...

Candidates support new Oak Ridges Moraine park

The plan to create the East Humber Headwaters Park, located within the Oak Ridges Moraine in King, comes as good news to everyone. The area is bounded by the 15th Sideroad, King Road, Dufferin and Bathurst. The owners of some 208 hectares of land in this area are prepared to convey the King parcel to the Province, in exchange for lands in another municipality for development potential. Both provincial candidates in King-Vaughan praise the idea.

‘Sunshine list’ grows to include 18 King Township staffers

King Township paid 18 of its staffers more than $100,000 each in 2017. That’s five more employees than the total in 2016. The top wage-earners pulled in a total of roughly $3.14 million. The salaries and taxable benefits of employees in the Ontario Public Service and the broader public sector who were paid $100,000 or more in 2017 were released last week.

Keeping an eye on our children’s mental health

For many of us Boomers, we never thought much about mental health or mental illness. During my high school and college days, things were a bit simpler. Sure, we had stress and had to deal with the whole self-image, fitting in ordeals and general teen angst. Our parents weren’t much help either and there was a lack of information and research in this area.

Tonkiel continues to spread her artistic wings

Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures, they are a measure of the health of an eco-system. This important pollinator plays a vital role in our world, despite its short lifespan. King artist Grazyna Tonkiel has had a love affair with butterflies for more than two decades. She celebrates their amazing form and colour through her vibrant art pencil and gold leaf creations.

Rebellion, Stars knotted at one in OMHA finals

The Juvenile King Rebellion may have met their match. Suffering only their second loss of the entire OMHA playoffs, the Juvies find themselves in a 1-1 tie with the Amherstburg Stars in the Ontario final after a split weekend at the Trisan Centre.

NCC hopes to use new funds to acquire lands in King Township

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) welcomed the recent announcement in the federal 2018 budget that significant new funds will be earmarked to protect Canada’s ...

Fire destroys home in Nobleton, no major injuries

A home on Robinson Road in Nobleton was destroyed by a major fire on March 20. Although there were four people in the home at ...

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