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Council asks Province to reconsider portions of Bill 185

With a deadline looming for July 1, municipalities are voicing their concerns over the Province’s Bill 185. King has joined the opposition, sending Queen’s Park a strong message to revamp the bill. The legislation, known as the The Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, is anything but democratic, opponents say.

King to establish automated speed enforcement

King Township will be using technology to encourage drivers to slow down in the community. Councillors approved staff recommendations to establish an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program using portable cameras. The plan is to install two cameras on a rotating schedule in Community Safety Zones throughout King to reduce excess speeding and curb collisions.

Hands off gas tax, King tells Ottawa

King Township is urging Ottawa to maintain local funding, so municipalities can meet the pressures of development. Municipalities like King are facing uncertainty in the future of critically important federal infrastructure funding.

King Township launches online service performance dashboard

Demonstrating its commitment to transparent and accountable government, King Township has launched a new online service performance dashboard. The dashboard provides the community with easy ...

 

Schomberg Fair Arrives

There’s no shortable of fun-filled attractions at this weekend’s annual Schomberg Spring Fair. World Famous DooDoo the Clown will make his rounds welcoming guests to the 174th edition of the fair. From a demolition derby and midway, to cattle shows and musical entertainment, the Schomberg Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend.

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Mayor highlights dynamic developments at luncheon

The King Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Mayor’s Luncheon took place at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club last week. More than 150 civic-minded guests – comprised of business and political leaders – attended the banquet to hear Mayor Steve Pellegrini’s annual address that captured the vibrant quality of life in King Township.

Gin joint speakeasy and swinging jazz come to King for one night

Come on out to a charming evening as the King Heritage and Cultural Centre is transformed into a speakeasy gin joint for a night.Arts Society ...

Singer sparkles on Canada’s Got Talent reality show

There’s no shortage of talent in King. King City native Sai Juttukonda was a hit on Canada’s Got Talent, which aired April 16. Juttukonda performed a cover of “Jealous” a ballad by Labrinth, which received praise from all four judges. Lilly Singh found her on TikTok and invited her to audition on the CGT stage.

Ontario building new Medical School at York University

The Ontario government is providing an initial investment of $9 million through the 2024 budget, Building a Better Ontario, to begin the design and planning ...

Chamber, Morning family boost pride, entrepreneurship

A grass-roots effort will boost pride across King Township and its business community. A joint effort between the Morning family and King Chamber of Commerce has led to a two-pronged campaign to boost local pride and young entrepreneurs. The King Proud promotion feeds into the Morning Youth Grant. They were announced at the Chamber’s AGM recently, causing a positive buzz among members.

King Chamber bustling with member enthusiasm

The King Chamber of Commerce exemplifies “Gratitude and Growth.” With that in mind, it’s full steam ahead for the Chamber and the business community. King’s business association is propelled by member passion, as witnessed last week during its AGM, held at the impressive Connon Nurseries.

Government modernizes King’s radar weather station; 32 others

Weather services, such as weather and environmental prediction, are more important than ever in preparing for, and responding to, increasingly severe weather as a result ...

Debut novel by King local ‘makes a splash in the thriller genre’

A King City resident is drawing on her experience as a first-time mom for her debut novel. Brianne Sommerville’s debut thriller “If I lose Her” is due out March 5. The novel will appeal to fans of domestic suspense novels as it explores a mother’s battle with postpartum depression, trust and the shadows lurking close to home.

Retired officer shares knowledge with Mexican counterparts

When you serve the public, you never completely retire. A retired police officer from King has decided to share his knowledge and expertise with Mexican law enforcement personnel. Doug Ransom, has done some ride-alongs with the Chapala Police in Mexico.

King’s new Township-Wide Recreation Centre first in Canada to achieve ‘Zero Carbon Building Design’ certification

King’s new Township-Wide Recreation Centre is the first combined aquatics and ice-sports community facility in Canada to achieve Zero Carbon Building Design Certification by the ...

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King Rebellion U18BB triumphs with season tournament sweep

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, the King Rebellion U18BB hockey team secured a season tournament sweep by clinching victory in all three ...

Schomberg U18 Red Wings win Dunnville tournament

The Schomberg U18 Red Wings won five straight games in Dunnville to claim the championship of the 25th annual Albert Schram Local League hockey tournament.The ...

Schomberg’s Micaela Aguiar advances to quarterfinals as the number 1 seed in Ms. Health and Fitness Global Competition

Schomberg resident Micaela Aguiar is ranked #1 heading into the quarterfinals of the 2023 Ms. Health & Fitness Competition. The winner of the competition will be featured on the cover of the Muscle and Fitness HERS magazine and pocket $20,000 U.S. After five elimination rounds, the dedicated local fitness and yoga instructor was still leading the international event. Aguiar – who described herself as a “shy and introverted person” during our meeting at The Grackle Coffee Shop on Main Street – is nonetheless “super excited and nervous simultaneously to have passed through five phases of the competition from Top 50 in the world to Top 15 to Top 10 to Top 5 to the quarterfinals of the competition.”

Zhou and Zhang strike silver for CDS at OFSAA Mixed Doubles Badminton

The mixed doubles team of Rayna Zhou and Zhi Wei Zhang captured OFSAA silver medals at the provincial high school badminton championships played at Trinity College School in Port Hope. Zhou and Zhang inscribed their names last week into the historical records of Country Day School by winning the Cyclone’s first-ever OFSAA medal in badminton.

CDS Cyclone track team captures 8 gold medals at CISAA Championships in Toronto

CDS Cyclone Track and Field Coach Denise Steadman was pleased with her team’s results at the CISAA Championships at York University last week. Eight of her athletes captured gold medals at the meet in Toronto, but she was even more impressed with the level of individual achievement beyond the podium: “We had so many great performances. Our focus is to get personal bests at track meets and one of our athletes – Reese Falkenberg –  dropped an incredible 7 seconds off her personal best in the 400m hurdles.”

U18 Rebels win York-Simcoe championship

Another week and another championship for King Township Minor Hockey.It was an exciting night last Wednesday at the Nobleton arena. In front of a packed ...

U12AA King Rebellion captures York-Simcoe M.H.L. Championship with a pair of Final Four shutouts

King’s 12AA rep team continued its winning ways on the weekend. The Rebellion ran the table in a convincing manner at the York-Simcoe Minor Hockey League Final Four playoff tournament by shutting out both their opponents. A 7-0 win over Barrie in the semi-final on Saturday secured a berth in the YSMHL final. In the championship game on Sunday afternoon, the Rebellion used back-to-back goals in the second period and a stifling defence to earn a 2-0 win over Richmond Hill and hang a York-Simcoe championship banner at the Nobleton Arena.

U12AA King Rebellion runs roughshod over Richmond Hill and Stouffville in 5-0 and 4-0 playoff

When the U12 King Rebellion AA hockey team took to the ice for their playoff game at Ed Sackfield Arena in Richmond Hill on Wednesday, they did so amid the cacophony of bell-clanging hockey moms impelling their sons to victory. “The Rebellion Ringers” rang their red bells in raucous unison off the ice and King’s powerhouse squad took care of business on the ice as they defeated the Richmond Hill Stars 5-0 in opening round York-Simcoe playoff action.

KTMHA makes ‘major’ move to AA level for the 2023-24 season

March is a significant hockey month in Ontario as regional and provincial championship tournaments begin in earnest. Randy Shepherd is focused on his King Township teams’ present performance as the playoffs ramp up, but he also has his eyes firmly on the future. The president of the 500-player organization released his organization’s strategy last week to advance the King Township Minor Hockey Association and its member teams.

Curling club rolls out red carpet for Scots

The Strathcona Cup is being ranked by Bob Belcher as one “one of the best events held at the King Curling Club ever.” He also concluded that “it’s right up there with the club’s inaugural opening ceremonies in its first year and the Wheelchair Provincials that we just hosted.” This was a very significant event where curlers are only allowed to participate once so it truly is a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to play in and represent your country. Approximately 1,500-1,800 Canadian curlers are participating against the 60 visiting Scottish curlers within the 3-tour group schedule.

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Craftsman cordless inflator has your back

The majority of Ontario motorists know that tire inflation is necessary. It also improves fuel economy and lessens vehicle emissions. Experience a low or flat tire is never welcome, but Craftsman’s V20 Cordless Inflator can mean the difference between roadside assistance and being on your way.

Miele leads the way with its Triflex HX2

Led by a life-long mission to improve, premium appliance maker Miele is always making things better. The renowned kitchen appliance leader also offers the finest in cleaning products. Enter the Triflex HX2, a cordless stick vacuum cleaner. It boasts a 3-in-1 design to tackle all your cleaning chores. The most impressive advancement in home vacuums in the past 100 years has been the light-weight, rechargeable cordless model, giving consumers freedom and flexibility. Manufacturers have made huge inroads in the last decade. The Triflex HX2 is the epitome of that innovative excellence.

KitchenAid’s grain and rice cooker is a modern marvel

They say you can’t build a better mousetrap, or rice cooker for that matter. Well, they’re wrong. Renowned appliance leader KitchenAid has created a modern marvel that will complete every kitchen. No more measuring and worrying about overcooked or underdone rice. No more imperfections. This cooker boasts an integrated water tank that automatically measures and infuses the right amount of water for the job. This smart gizmo also has 21 presets for grains, rice and beans, taking all the guess work out of cooking.

SaunaBox brings the heat anywhere you go

Heralded as the “world’s most accessible at-home sauna,” SaunaBox has everything you need to expand your physical health regime. It’s designed as a convenient way to get the full benefits of a rejuvenating sauna experience – anywhere, anytime.

Yeti answers the call with tough backpack

As spring blossoms, Canadians are anxious to return to the outdoors. Our love of nature pushes us to prepare, and enjoy the season, which will hopefully be a long one if the recent mild weather is any indication. Having the proper gear is vital whether you’re a weekend adventurer or seasoned hiker. Your lifeline is your backpack, filled with all the essentials, and then some.

Yeti answers the call with Boomer bowls

Humans love to pamper themselves with the very best. And animal lovers spare no expense in providing their four-legged family members with the best, too. Yeti, known for its amazing drinkware products, hasn’t forgotten about our dogs.

Yeti drinkware really hits the spot

We’ve come to rely on our portable beverage containers, for both work and play. Iconic portable drinkware maker Yeti has upped the ante, and adds some new items to their lineup. Yeti recently expanded its barware line to include a cocktail shaker, beverage bucket and wine chiller, and launched new soft coolers before the holidays.

NIXY’s parka is an outdoor game-changer

Enjoying the outdoors does come with certain challenges. Staying one step ahead of Mother Nature, and being comfortable in our surroundings is the key.

Customers welcome return of the McRib

Good things are worth waiting for. McDonald’s has answered the call and brought back the iconic McRib. The McRib boasts a tender and juicy boneless pork patty dipped in tangy BBQ sauce, topped with slivered onions and tasty pickles, all served on a toasted homestyle bun. That’s what legends are made of.

Bluetti launches two new power stations in Canada

If you’re going off the grid or prepping for an emergency, Bluetti’s portable power stations stand ready to silently power your gear for hours – or even days – at a time. With the uncertain and unpredictable weather lately, being prepared is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Don’t be kept in the dark, but grab one of these potentially live-saving power units for you and your family.

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