January 2019 Archive

ASK and King host annual community groups meeting

Calling all Township community groups! Join Arts Society King and King Township at this annual meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow representatives from local volunteer-driven organizations, share information on what is happening with your group and, learn about King Township “community spaces.”

Bill 66 undermines the environment

I know that most people who live in King Township care about protecting the environment. They care about clean drinking water, strong self-sufficient communities and ...

Cougars tamed by Flyers in overtime

A back-and-forth affair had the Schomberg Cougars fall one goal shy of the Midland Flyers on Saturday, but pick up a valuable late-season point. The Provincial Junior Hockey League clubs met at the North Simcoe Rec Complex for their penultimate meeting this season, where Schomberg came out on the wrong end of a 4-3 score despite throwing a whopping 47 shots on the Midland net.

Littlejohn takes listeners on a soulful journey

A King resident helps you escape the cold and journey to the Big Easy from the comfort of your own home. Snowball resident Ronnie Littlejohn is host of The Gumbo Kitchen on Jazz FM 91. He offers a musical journey down to his favorite city, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Embracing limitations of living inside our own heads

Plato once wrote that human behaviour flows from three main areas – desire, emotion and knowledge. And Aristotle espoused that all human actions arise from one or more of these qualities – chance, nature, habit, reason, passion, desire or compulsion.

York Region to receive funding for transportation

Ontario’s government is helping 107 municipalities across the province expand or improve their public transit systems with Ontario’s gas tax program. Funding for York Region will help enhance and expand transit systems. Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, along with King-Vaughan MPP Stephen Lecce, announced the funding last week.

Donation bins being modified

Following the death of a Toronto woman, who became trapped inside a clothing donation bin, King Township is looking at the four bins in this community. Township staff noted there are four of the bins located at the Trisan Centre (2), the Nobleton Arena and King City Arena.

Bill 66 undermines sound planning in Ontario

Ontario has come a long way over the past 50 years, particularly in the realm of regional environmental and land use planning. In a province ...

Decline in charitable donations dampens holiday spirit

This past holiday season was uneventful at best, almost void of spirituality at worst. Perhaps it was the lack of snow. Maybe it was the lack of holiday “goodness.” I felt a bit down and reading the news headlines over the Christmas break offered little comfort, given the amount of tragedies, crimes and awful events.

Council bans heavy trucks on municipal streets

King council has toughened up its parking regulations, banning oversized trucks on municipal roads. Councillors approved staff recommendations and a bylaw amendment to ban the trucks.

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