May 2018 Archive

A society where $1 million doesn’t mean much

“If I had a million dollars ... I’d be rich,” goes the 1992 song by Canadian group The Barenaked Ladies. The song has become a cult classic, and it still brings a smile to my face when I hear it on the radio. Among the top frivolities the band members would buy with their new-found fortune are: A house and furniture; a K-car; tree fort; an exotic pet like a llama or an emu; lots of Kraft Dinner with expensive ketchup, and a monkey.

Spray Lake shreds through opening weekend

The water was cold, but the tricks were hot at Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre over opening weekend. Dozens of thrill-seekers hit the waters for waterskiing and wakeboarding sessions, taking advantage of Ontario’s most advanced straight-line cable waterpark in the Ranch Wakepark.

Volunteer driven to help, increase awareness

A Bolton woman has turned another page in her ongoing chapter of international volunteer exploits. Alexandria Hesketh-Pavilons recently returned from a week-long volunteer mission to Guatemala. Working through International Volunteer Headquarters, Hesketh-Pavilons spent her time hard at work, in the working class village of Ciudad Viejo, south of Antigua.

Dog Tales hits the screen to spread awareness

The plight of our four-legged friends and companions will be highlighted on a new TV series. Dog Tales Rescue launches May 31 on Gusto, starting at 8:30 p.m. The first season involves 10, half-hour shows that explore the real lives of abandoned and rescued animals. Their journeys, veterinary visits and new home in King are all presented, to raise awareness and showcase what they do.

TWC releases fox back into the wild in King

A young red fox has been given a new lease on life, thanks to the efforts of the Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC). TWC members, along with Mayor Steve Pellegrini, released the male fox into the wild last week, on a private property on Weston Road.

Two arrested in series of break-ins

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit have arrested two people after a series of robberies in Richmond Hill and the Township of King. ...

Artist’s work speaks from the soul

A picture is worth much more than a thousand words. A painting reflects a depth of human emotion like nothing else. King artist Nicole Crimi lets her art speak for itself. And it does, loud and clear, with a kaleidoscope of colours that evoke thoughts and feelings. For the casual observer, it’s almost like witnessing creation itself.

Overdue extension to take four years?

I was very pleased to read in the May 10 edition of the Weekly Sentinel that the extension of the 427 to Major Mackenzie Drive ...

Canadian Premier League set to kick off in York Region

There is always room for more footy in the soccer hotbed of York Region. That was the thought process of the York Sports and Entertainment organization when they announced last week the formation of “York 9 FC,” the first of eight clubs that will kick off the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

What are we doing to preserve our ‘faith?’

Living vicariously through my eldest daughter’s exploits, I pondered faith and culture recently. Lexie just returned from a week-long volunteer mission trip to Guatemala. She likes to be fully immersed in the culture of every country she visits.

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