December 2019 Archive

Holy Name Huskies win the 2019 board volleyball title

The York Catholic District School Board continues to grow with over 80 elementary schools, and so has Holy Name as its population has doubled over ...

Watt’s books a must-read

It is with sadness that I learned of King’s own Gavin Watt’s possible retirement from the intensive process of writing his series on 18th century ...

Applications set the stage for Nobleton development

The groundwork is being laid for a large development north of Nobleton. King council heard from representatives regarding two parcels of land in the vicinity of Highway 27 and Concession 9. Crisdan Holdings and TG Nobleton LP hope to one day develop the northwest quadrant of Nobleton. Staff will continue to review the applications in a coordinated manner and move them forward in a joint manner.

Canadians not taking much-needed vacation time

Canadians are a proud bunch. We’re decent folks and yet we just don’t understand how important it is to take time off.

Consumers share the blame for climate change

Human beings are experts at turning a blind eye to really important issues. We’re quite proficient at ignoring facts, twisting truths, spinning and even altering our own perception. Climate change is nothing new and yet we’re still not frantically ringing the alarm bells. Or is that we’re just not listening?

Increase in water rates necessary for cost-recovery

Water rates are going up again in King in 2020, and some residents aren’t too happy about it. A staff presentation at council Dec. 2 revealed the rate hikes coming in the new year are the result of a multi-year phased increase by the Region of York. Municipalities are being encouraged to make their water and wastewater services pay for themselves. Mandates from the Province have added to the burden, which is being passed on to homeowners.

King adopts corporate energy plan

ing Township has approved its ambitious corporate energy management and conservation plan, complying with provincial regulations. But the move to set the corporate target at 35% reduction through 2030 was seen by the public as a step backwards, and a retreat from council’s previously set goal of 45%.

Council vote is ‘ironic’

It’s ironic that King Township proudly proclaims that “King loves its trees,” yet by a vote of 6-1 council chose to not implement a proposed tree ...

Local jazz artist marks first anniversary on Jazz FM91

A King jazz artist has been dishing out jazz like home-made New Orleans delicacies for just over a year. And he can’t be more pleased. Ron Littlejohn of Snowball is the voice behind “The Gumbo Kitchen” on Jazz FM 91.

King extends road work contracts to 2020

n keeping with its emphasis on road improvements, King council agree to extend 2019 contracts into the 2020 construction season. King okayed the extension for asphalt resurfacing and gravel to asphalt conversion contracts to Lisbon Paving Ltd. for roughly $2.9 million. The company agreed to guarantee its current rates through the 2020 construction season.

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