November 2019 Archive

We are unique, but are we irreplaceable?

Who am I and what do I mean to you? This was the opening line of a piece of high school prose I wrote several decades ago. It still has meaning today. It’s a sort of self-reckoning, and self-evaluation of one’s worth or place in the cogs of the massive wheel of life.

Cougars back on track with pair of home wins

The Cougars are on the prowl. After taking the “L” in three straight games to close out the October Provincial Junior Hockey League schedule, Schomberg posted a pair of lopsided wins over the weekend to put their names back into contention. The Midland Flyers were a welcome presence at the Trisan Centre on Thursday, Schomberg’s best chance to snap their skid after picking up all six points against the Flyers so far this season.

King author examines campaign of 1779 in new book

Military historians tend to focus on the great wars of the 20th century. But some colonial conflicts have had much more far-reaching ramifications on the evolution of North American society.

Speers Creative creates virtual ‘road maps’ for clients

Creativity is as much about attitude and enthusiasm as it is about talent. Just ask Schomberg native Josh Speers, who leads his own boutique digital marketing firm Speers Creative. Make no mistake though, Speers has harnessed his creative talent with laser-like precision, and he brings it to bear by helping clients navigate the digital landscape.

Measures needed to address speeding across King Township

A discussion at King council on stop signs led to a full blown debate on speeding and traffic calming measures across the municipality. As councillors discussed the need for all-way stop signs in a couple of locations, the bigger picture emerged – something has to be done to curb speeding on streets and roads.

Junior Lions basketball roars to perfect season

It was a season of firsts for the King City Lions junior girls basketball team. And what a turnaround.

Reality sometimes sucks, that’s just the way it is

How often have you used the saying “that’s just how it is?” It has always been the “sign of the times” for us human beings. The other day my son made a rather unsettling realization; for him anyway. He asked about our adult routines, noting we get up, go to work, come home, make dinner, go to bed, get up and start the process all over again. “Being an adult sucks,” he said with some dismay.

CDS presents Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

Visit King’s Country Day School for a free screening of Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in ...

Minority government will prove challenging

Victory may be fleeting for the federal Liberals who are facing a tough time as they form a minority government in Ottawa. Traditionally in Canada, minority governments have a relatively short lifespan, averaging one year, 140 days. The last Liberal minority government was under Paul Martin in 2004-2006.

Province dedicates funds to municipalities, retains current model

The uncertainty over the fate of Ontario’s municipal governments is now over. The Province has decided to retain the status quo, and direct dedicated funds to regional governments that will drive efficiencies and strengthen local service delivery.

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