April 2019 Archive

Decisions often come with a hefty price

We’re all familiar with the phrase “the lesser of two evils.” I’m not sure why life presents many of its challenges in this way. Why can’t it ever be the better of two fortunes? Free will can be a bummer sometimes!

York helping to promote agriculture here and beyond the region

The importance of agriculture in King cannot be overstated. King councillors and staff received an update on York Region’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy, providing some very impressive statistics. Jonathan Wheatle, manger of strategic economic initiatives for York, noted the agricultural sector involves more than 700 farms and 57,000 direct jobs. More than 200,000 acres of farmland in York contribute $2.7 billion in the sector’s GDP.

Council approves 2020-22 capital budget

After receiving comments from King councillors, staff tweaked its capital budget, which was approved by council recently. The draft 2020-2022 budgets were presented to council in March and politicians directed staff to hold a working session with councillors. Concerns with specific projects were brought up at the April 1 session. From that, the total budgets for that time frame were not adjusted.

King Township takes over valuable archives

King’s archives are a rich source of documents for residents who want to find out more about this historic municipality. King council voted recently to take over the Archives from the volunteers at the King Township Historical Society. The archives will be operated out of the King Heritage and Cultural Centre on King Road.

Fundraising art sale supports student

The local efforts to support a university student continue. An art sale is being held that include some original pieces by renowned artists. Two original pieces by renowned artists Ernestine Tahedl and Helen Lucas are up for sale, with proceeds going to aid a humanitarian mission to Rwanda by university student and Bolton resident Alexandria (Lexie) Hesketh-Pavilons.

King native to play in Prospect Game

A King football star will make his TV debut when he hits the field in the Prospect Game, broadcast on TSN June 1, live from Ottawa. King City ...

Just what would you ask God Almighty?

Not all of us have faith or strongly believe in the Almighty. But for many, God is as real as the raindrops on the tulips that welcome us every spring. The legendary Bob Marley wrote that his hand was made strong by the hand of the Almighty. He also spent a lot of time “jammin in the name of the Lord.”

Santorelli is new Chamber president

The King Chamber of Commerce has a new president. Well known King business owner and community supporter Angelo Santorelli, of Trisan Construction, takes over the lead of the local business association.

King reviewing streetscaping projects

Spring is in the air, and King Township staff are looking at ways to spiffy up local towns and villages. At a public meeting recently, Chris Fasciano, director of parks, recreation and culture, delivered a presentation on various improvements and streetscaping work across King.

York lauds subway extension

The Regional Municipality of York, together with York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, are thrilled to see a commitment from the Ontario government today of $5.6 ...

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