October 2019 Archive

Job action, union pressure are nothing new

Like clockwork, at the end of almost every union contract in this province, mayhem ensues. It’s mostly sabre rattling and it’s mostly a show of strength. Neither side wants to appear weak or a pushover. Both sides want to get their point across.

King artists combine for ‘Petals & Wings’ exhibit

The beauty and fragility of the natural world is something many take for granted. Two renowned King artists are showcasing the glory and colour of our flora and fauna, through a new exhibit. Iconic floral painter Helen Lucas and unique butterfly artist Grazyna Tonkiel are presenting a symbiotic show at the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery. The exhibit runs through December 8.

Sales office raises concerns among residents

The idea of a new home sales office in an upscale King community has caused some concern among residents. King council held a public meeting into bylaw amendment requests from Westview Star Equity Inc., to allow the model home as a sales and presentation office in King City.

King launches ‘Toys for Tickets’ program

King Township is taking the sting out of parking tickets with a new Toys for Tickets program. King invites everyone who receives a parking ticket ...

Mete pots first career NHL goal in record-breaking fashion

It was a record he never wanted to own. King City product Victor Mete, in his 126th game as a member of the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL, finally found the back of the net for the first time last Thursday.

Weight gain is a curse of the modern times

I don’t know if I’d go that far, but there’s a lot of truth in that statement. Being a husky boy, I’ve always had to pay attention to my weight. Those who’ve gone through the roller coaster ride of diets over the years know it comes back faster and harder than it ever did to take it off.

King applauds Metrolinx for changing direction on proposed rail facility

King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini publicly thanked Metrolinx for changing course on a proposed layover facility, that was to be located south of the 15th ...

Schulte, Davidson elected to represent King residents

The newly elected MPs representing King have their work cut out form then. Local results were a reflection of the country’s divisive vote Monday night ...

Cougars roar to comeback win over Hornets

Chock up three points for the Schomberg Cougars, and a leap up the Provincial Junior Hockey League ladder. The Junior C club had a hectic, yet productive weekend of Carruthers division action, in picking up three of a possible four points in a pair of overtime games.

Our words, promises and handshakes

There are times that I miss the way things used to be. I don’t want to sound old-fashioned or stuck in the past, but there is a lot to be said about many qualities that people held dear, just a couple of decades ago. In my youth, we assumed that almost everyone was honest. And it wasn’t that long ago when a person’s word meant something.

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