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

February 14, 2024   ·   0 Comments

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 ...

King ranks in top 100 of most livable cities, according to study

King Mayor Steve Pellegrini was thrilled to share the news that King shines among the most livable cities in Canada. The results came from data collected by the Globe and Mail. They gathered information about 439 cities across the country, spanning a variety of categories including economy, housing, health care, education and climate.

Caledon residents embarking on aid mission to Dominican Republic

A Bolton woman and Caledon teachers are embarking on a new humanitarian mission to the Dominican Republic in the new year. Several years ago, students from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton participated in an annual mission trip to El Seibo, Dominican Republic. The group assisted native Dominicans as well as the Haitian community there, staying at a missionary centre run by the Daughters of Mary (les Filles de Marie). Also joining them were students and staff from Father Michael Goetz secondary school in Mississauga.

Environmental activists disparage development of Mary Lake LTC

There was anger in the air followed by an impassioned call to action at the King Bible Church at a special public meeting convened by five environmental activist groups. The seminar was entitled “Beneath the Surface of Mary Lake: A Microcosm of Ontario’s Struggles with Greenbelt Preservation and Citizen Engagement” and over 125 concerned citizens attended the lively and informative event. There was, indeed, much citizen engagement during the evening, especially during a rapid-fire Q and A session in which one exasperated and ardent audience member literally asked the panel of speakers: “What do you want us to do?”

King businesses honoured with Chamber awards

The King Chamber of Commerce continues to lead and serve. Its breadth of membership, now surpassing 320 members, brings a cornucopia of talent to the table. More than 300 submissions were received for the annual business excellence awards and the winners were in the spotlight last week at Carrying Place.

King man gets full support on Dragons’ Den

A King entrepreneur is laughing all the way to the bank. And he has some high-profile partners. Mike Dunlop appeared on CBC’s reality show Dragons’ Den, pitching his unique product – Dragonfly Wingman. When he first appeared before the five-member panel of would-be investors, laughter erupted at his quirky invention. But after hearing Mike’s story and popularity of the product, they went all in and joined Mike in his company.

Nobleton Lions Club honours John Ciarallo for his decades of distinguished community service

Long-time Nobleton No-Frills owner John Ciarallo, who was renowned for his contributions and support of the King Food Bank, was honoured recently by the Lions Club in a ceremony that extolled the virtues of selfless service to community.

Astronaut tours Bolton facility ahead of space mission

A mission into space starts on the ground. And praising the efforts of the Canadian space industry is all in a day’s work for astronauts. Canadian Mission Specialist Jeremy Hansen toured Canadensys Aerospace Corp. in Bolton, along with Canadian Space Agency (CSA) representatives, getting a first-hand look at local talent and genius.

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