April 2018 Archive

Caregiving Matters is gem of a resource

Driven by heart, King-based Caregiving Matters has become a valuable resource for caregivers worldwide. Founder and chair Mary Bart said they created an ideal platform for their largely online service. Run by volunteers, the Kettleby organization doesn’t have to worry about bricks and mortal office space or salaries. They do what need to be done.

Government should respond to issue

The following letter, to Premier Kathleen Wynne, was submitted to the Sentinel. Your government has received requests from the Town of Georgina, the Lake Simcoe ...

We’re responsible for shaping our youth

In many ways, we are all teenagers. Some of us grow out of it, and others don’t. Priestley is quite right when he observes that teens are a product of their environment. We planted the seeds, nurtured them and let them grow.

Bylaw enforcement ramps it up in 2018

By monitoring trends and responding to complaints, King’s bylaw enforcement team is working diligently to clamp down on violators. The adoption of an up-to-date bylaw, known as the Sign Bylaw, will help staff with enforcement.

King’s political leaders provide bang for your buck

The salaries of civil servants and politicians often come under fire. But in King Township, residents are getting pretty good value for their tax dollars.

Journey to ground-breaking discovery a fascinating tale

A King couple’s journey from international communications to being on the verge of a medical breakthrough, has been a long, arduous one. A love of science, coupled with informing and helping the public, sparked their interest, and launched them on a fantastic voyage.

Nobleton park named in honour of Lions Club

The Nobleton sports park will be officially named “The Nobleton Lions Community Park.” King councillors endorsed a staff recommendation calling for the new name of the Nobleton Sports Park.

Dismissal of motion shows ‘one-sidedness’ of anti-SLAPP legislation, counsel says

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a motion seeking to terminate a defamation lawsuit in a decision, that highlights the one-sidedness of anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) legislation.

Loss creates discussion and speculation

The loss of a longtime friend and colleague took many by surprise recently. When you lose a peer, you become a bit shaken. It’s a wake-up call, and reminds us all of our mortality. We all know that as mortal human beings, we will one day pass on, but we do everything we can to avoid this eventuality. Many don’t like talking about it, either.

King’s MacLennan bringing pop-up playground to Toronto

As a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Rosie MacLennan understands the importance of staying active. Always the first to push for an active lifestyle in kids through diet and exercise initiatives, the King native is teaming up with SpringFree trampolines and Earth Day Canada to bring a pop-up adventure playground to Toronto on Sunday.

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