August 2018 Archive

King’s Ferraro leads UMass Minutemen as captain into season

Heading into the second season with the UMass Amhurst Minutemen, Mario Ferraro’s sweater will have a slightly different look. The 5’11,” 180-lb. King City native was named as one of three captains of the NCAA division I hockey squad, in just his sophomore year.

New municipal centre is for the people

King’s new municipal centre will serve residents for generations to come. As crews put the finishing touches on the new facility, it’s evident this will be a centrepiece of governance and community service.

‘The Buzz’ is first public event about pollinators

King residents will have the opportunity to learn what all “The Buzz” is about at an upcoming event at Cold Creek Conservation Area. King staff ...

Ontario’s lakes and rocky shores beckon

The new school year is approaching and teachers will invariably ask their students what they did over the summer. I think a more relevant question would be “what did you learn this summer?”

ANB Futbol unveil plans for new facility

One of York Region’s top soccer academies is getting its own digs. ANB Futbol has announced the purchase of a 169-acre plot of land to begin the development of its own facility, after a long-term deal with King City’s Country Day School had the academy utilizing its fields and indoor stadium since its inception in 2005.

Joan Kelley Walker to guide Serve & Savour patrons on culinary journey

This year has been a very busy one for Joan Kelley Walker. The philanthropist, fresh off TV success as one of The Real Housewives of Toronto, inspired Aurora students with her own philanthropic experiences earlier this year at the 2018 Give Back Awards, participated in United Nations events to mark the advancement of women. Just last week, she returned from Dubai to lay the groundwork for her new clothing line, which will benefit international programs empowering women.

Triumph’s Rik Emmett performs Friday

If the t-shirt has “legend” emblazoned across its chest, Rik Emmett will wear it – albeit reluctantly. Emmett, who co-founded the band Triumph alongside Mike Levine and Gil Moore, underscores his point, recalling a recent trip to the grocery store.

Just how much bigger should everything get?

Here in North America, we’re living fairly well. There was a time in our history where a man’s stomach was the gauge of his wealth and importance. The bigger he was, the more status he held.

King student earns RBC scholarship

Our future is in good hands, thanks to inspiring young people like King’s Nikisha Thapar. Thapar is one of only 15 students nation-wide to receive the RBC Student Leading Change scholarship. The $10,000 award will go toward her post-secondary tuition and ultimately will help make the world a better place.

King’s CIP program gets a shot in the arm

Leveraging some provincial funding, King’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grant program will help bolster even more projects. Council gave its Economic Development Department the okay to allocate $15,000 from the Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative (OMSRI) to the CIP program, in order to continue carrying out the program for the remainder of 2018.

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