June 2019 Archive

King native helps pay it forward with business

A King native understands the importance of a great work ethic. Taylor Monti enjoys working outdoors and loves his jobs. He also hires students to help with their tuition as a means of paying it forward.

Township readies its new tree bylaw

Years in the making, a new tree bylaw is nearing its final stages. King councillors heard a staff presentation that provides details of the new, permissive bylaw that relegates trees on private property in King’s villages of Schomberg, Nobleton and King City.

King reduces speed on Mill Road

In response to residents’ concerns, King council has decided to reduce the speed on Mill Road just east of Nobleton.

Riding loses longest-serving female MPP Julia Munro

Julia Munro, former MPP for York-Simcoe, passed away earlier this week at age 77. She was the longest-serving female MPP in history, being first elected in 1995. The MPPs serving King-Vaughan expressed their sadness on the passing of Ontario’s longest serving representative.

How do we calculate our own impact?

Once we reach middle age, we tend to become a bit more pensive and perhaps reflective. While it’s true that average human lifespans are increasing, given the advancements in medicine, we still ponder and prepare for the inevitable. I have interviewed many high achievers and those with a long list of accomplishments to be proud of. I sometimes ask them how they would like to be remembered or what they want their legacy to be.

Nobleton’s Bertola medals in national gymnastics

A whirlwind start to the 2019 schedule has seen one of King’s most agile athletes reaching multiple podiums. Long-time gymnast Pietro Bertola came home late last month from Carleton University in Ottawa with a silver medal in both pommel horse and rings at the Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics, posting scores of 11.650 and 12.700 respectively.

Nobleton Christmas Drive wraps up after two decades

“Mrs. Claus” has decided to retire. No longer able to dedicate the time needed to make the Nobleton Christmas Drive a success, founder Mimi Buchanan/Lyons has decided to retire. The drive will no longer continue in its current form, and the name will go with her.

Abby Family Day this Saturday

We Believe in Abby Family Day arrives this Saturday, June 15 from 11 a,.m. to 3 p.m. at Hickstead Memorial Park in Schomberg, 21 Summit ...

Reward offered following Kingscross home invasion

A Kingscross man is offering a reward for a sentimental item, following a home invasion and robbery over the weekend. The resident (who wishes to remain anonymous) said both he and his wife were home asleep when the culprits entered and began ransacking the home, in the early morning hours this past Saturday.

Finding our own sense of ‘salvation’

“We save ourselves by saving others. No one has ever been saved alone.” This quote, with roots in biblical teachings, basically means that we must seek “salvation” on our own, and help others do the same.

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