July 2018 Archive

Pellegrini acclaimed for second time

Mayor Steve Pellegrini will continue to serve King as the head of council. The mayor, for the second time in a row, will be acclaimed, with no one stepping up to run as nominations closed Friday afternoon.

Helen Lucas driven to create her art

“It’s the only thing I want to do,” said renowned floral painter Helen Lucas. At 86, the years are catching up with her but she desperately wants to work. She has created a few new pieces depicting brilliant flowers, and a dash of something else – light and a ray of hope. Helen’s passion hasn’t waned at all.

And for dessert, a slice of marijuana pie!

Right next to the table of apple and cherry pies is one marked “special blend” at the church fundraiser. “Pot luck” events will make for some very happy church-goers in the coming year.

King City’s Pietrangelo sees Stanley Cup in his future

When Patrik Berglund was traded from the NHL’s St. Louis Blues to the Buffalo Sabres on the first day of free agency, Alex Pietrangelo gained another title outside of his two-year tenure as captain.

Mattel offers to donate playground equipment

King Township will benefit from a generous donation by Mattel Canada. The company offered to donate roughly $40,000 worth of playground equipment to the municipality. Councillors voted to accept the donation, but not without some discussion on corporate giving.

Partnership saves lives in King

Our emergency responders do their best when answering the call. They will be the first to tell you that seconds matter. King Fire and Emergency Services is in the business of mitigating damage and saving lives. Their efforts are being boosted by the Guide Light, created by Tony Nowzari, president and founder of Safety Aid.

Nobleton’s Burnett bounces back to top of national podium

At 31 years old, Jason Burnett is still proving he can bounce with the best of them. The three-time Olympian earned double gold at the recent Canadian National Gymnastics Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta, topping the field in both the men’s individual trampoline and the synchro competition.

Eliminating barriers, helping youth in Canada’s north

A King native has travelled a very long way to help improve the lives of indigenous youth. Breanna Capobianco is making a difference and she’s showcasing her efforts at an upcoming fundraiser golf tournament at Nobleton Lakes.

King artist helps preserve, enhance history

The work of a King artist pays homage to creativity and spirituality. In fact, this one piece of glass work will be on display to complement Austrian history. World-renowned artist Ernestine Tahedl created a 2.5-metre metal and glass church window, capturing both classical and modern abstract designs.

Janeking development meets with positive response

A residential development proposal for Jane Street, south of King Road, has met with a positive response from area landowners. In fact, adjacent property owners want to be involved in the collective planning process for more lands in the area. Janeking Holdings has applied to redesignate their lands on Jane as low density residential, to allow detached, semi-detached, townhouse units and seniors housing on their lands, currently used for agricultural and residential purposes. Preliminary targets see 156 single detached homes, 41 townhouses and a 57-unit seniors residence.

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