October 2018 Archive

Clubs praise new skating harnesses

Local skating clubs are thrilled to have the use of two new skating harnesses. One is for the King City Skating Club, the other for the Nobleton Skating Club.

King residents at record-breaking Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

More than 25,000 people, from over 70 countries, took part in the 29th annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon recently, raising an estimated $3.5 million for nearly 200 local charities, through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Race highlights include: A Canadian national record set by Cam Levins in his marathon debut, with a time of 2:09:25 A New course record set by female Bahrain marathoner Mimi Belete, with time of 2:22:29 In her debut marathon, Canadian Kinsey Middleton finished in a time of 2:32:09, the first Canadian female to cross the line.

An entertaining look at the Great War and Roaring ‘20s

What better way to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War than a night filled with song, readings, poetry and camaraderie? Residents are in store for a treat, courtesy of King’s own “Diva in the Rough” songstress Catherine Hughes and her acting troupe.

Witnesses sought following fatal collision

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses following a fatal collision in the Township of King. On Friday, Oct. ...

We should all ‘stop sucking’ and strive to do better

“Stop sucking,” shouted the loose-lipped 17-year-old as he meandered up to his room. His comment had nothing to do with the mechanics of using a straw. Instead, he aimed that particular barb at his parents for a lack of success in getting the results he was looking for. In our defence, we have to work within the confines of the real world and the limitations contained therein.

Less than 32% vote in King Township

It is well documented that voter turnout for municipal elections is often considerably lower than voter participation in provincial or federal elections. This election was no different in King where only 5,802 of the 18,365 eligible voters actually cast a ballot. This equals a voter turnout under 32%, less than one-third.

Little Abby Eveson leaves a legacy of perseverance

King’s smallest heroine, little Abby Eveson, leaves a legacy of perseverance. Abby passed away suddenly Oct. 24 and her death has the community reeling.

Ghosts are nothing to be afraid of

Drawn by “the other side,” Ontario paranormal investigators are like treasure-hunters. You’d be surprised at the riches they have uncovered.

Formenton finds his place on NHL Sens’ roster

For Alex Formenton, his pre-game routine remains the same no matter what ice he is stepping onto. “I usually just tape my stick, and don’t let it touch the ground until I hit the ice,” said the King City native. “That’s probably the only weird superstition I have, I just flip it upside down and put it against the wall.”

Outdoor art display coming to Laskay

Laskay will get getting an outdoor public art installation, thanks to a decision by King council. During the discussions on the hall’s big move to the King Heritage and Cultural Centre, residents wanted to procure a piece of art for the hamlet. That would give the village a focal point and sense of community, in the absence of the hall.

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