January 2020 Archive

King’s home prices drop while others rise

House prices in King Township experienced a bit of a dip in 2019, while the GTA market as a whole saw a modest increase. King was the only municipality studied to seer a decline in prices. A report released by Zoocasa compares how 2019 home values have increased relative to local household incomes in the GTA.

King City’s Steven Li shares how hockey brought him to Canada

It might be cliché to re-iterate that sports brings people together. To stretch it even further, that sports is a lifestyle. To some, this is a mediocrity of the game. To others, it is the reality, that binds their whole motive in life together.

Just for today maybe the world will be better

Just for today I want everything to be right in the world. Just for today, I want the world to take a long, deep breath, in light of the recent tragedy and loss of lives on Flight 762. We should continue to pray for the families who lost loved ones in the “accident” that claimed 176 lives. It will take a long time for everyone to heal, if they can ever fully recover.

King prepares to finalize 2020 budget

King residents could see another 3% increase in their property taxes this year, when council passes its 2020 budget Jan. 27. The draft budget is an aggressive approach to improving infrastructure and boosting reserves, putting the municipality in a very good financial position. There is still time for councillors and staff to fine-tune the budget and make changes, before the Jan. 27 meeting.

Move to upload fire services won’t help King

As municipalities work through their budgets, some in York have expressed a desire to offload the costs of fire services to York Region. But the move won’t help municipalities like King Township, which provides efficient, innovative and inexpensive fire and emergency services.

King City’s Christodoulou in 3rd NACAM championship

What does the life of a 14-year-old look like? Evolving personality, rebelling against your parents and choosing friends over anything else might summarize it, perhaps? Nicholas Christodoulou, a 14-year-old teen from King City, does have the normal life of a teenager. He also has a racing milieu, that separates him from the rest.

Let’s clean up our act, before the Messiah arrives

Just when did we begin to lose faith? It’s no secret that Christianity has been waning, slowly slipping year after year. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade.

Mizzoni sizzles with his best album to date

Following up on worldwide exposure for his 2019 hit, King’s Len Mizzoni will release what he calls his best album so far. The prolific songwriter and musician is thrilled with “Forever” and its single “It’s You Always been You.” The album is set for a Feb. 3 release. Mizzoni said this album is a mixed bag – everything you could want in terms of adult contemporary tunes.

King philanthropist focused to start new decade on serious note

A King-based philanthropist and influencer is starting a new decade on a serious note. Joan Kelley Walker is intent on leading by example, never forgetting about the numerous charities she supports.

Nobleton mother, son lost in tragic crash

A vigil was held Monday to remember the Canadian, and York Region victims of last week’s horrific downing of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran. King Township joins communities across the country, mourning the losses from Ukraine International Flight 752. In all, 176 were killed.

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