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Southlake celebrates ‘game-changer’ in local cancer care

September 20, 2023   ·   0 Comments

Providing quality care close to home has been the mandate of the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre for more than a decade, but this week the Centre celebrated as a “game changer” for both the hospital and anyone in York Region and South Simcoe on their cancer journey now and into the future.

Famed equestrian, realtor Moffat Dunlap passes away

A medal-winning equestrian, and real estate professional, Moffat Dunlap, has passed away. The well known and respected King resident left an unrivalled legacy in the equestrian and real estate fields. His King-based firm specializes in luxury country properties across the GTA, and in particular, King and Caledon.

King Animal Hospital Acquires Ontario Equine Hospital

The King Animal Hospital has announced the strategic acquisition of the Ontario Equine Hospital as part of their mission to ensure every animal has access ...

Entrepreneur says LILA composter is ‘world’s best’

nnovators take pride in their work and the leaders behind a Vaughan company are shouting the praises of their newest product. George Yin, CEO and co-founder of VCycene Inc., says their LILA composter is in a category all on its own. The major competitors are simple dehydrators (crushing and drying process) that cause massive electrical bills and produce dirt that has to go into the green bin anyways.

Local businessman has ‘epic adventure’

A local entrepreneur marked his 65th birthday in epic fashion. Rory MacKinnon, owner of the Schomberg McDonald’s, decided to take a bike tour of Europe with a long-time friend who also turned 65. The tour was organized by a company called Peak Tours out of England. They specialize in supported Bike and Walking tours in the UK, France, and Spain/Portugal. They came highly recommended, MacKinnon said.

George Burt honored at 14th annual ‘Portraits of Giving’ reception

The poignant inscription on George Burt’s recognition board succinctly distilled why residents and dignitaries were gathered to honor the master wood turner, teacher, book shop owner, craft show circuit artisan, and philanthropist at the King Township Municipal Centre recently.

Costume-clad crusader makes people smile

Everyone needs a smile, especially when driving these days. A King City resident loves riding motorcycles and enjoys cruising the open road. That many not sound special. But what is, is that he does in costume. “To make things interesting, I have a selection of costumes I’ll throw on just make things entertaining. Brings a smile to people’s faces and I’ve been told so many times that ‘You made my day,’” said the man, who goes by MotoBrew. “I love it! If i can ride around having the time of my life and all at the same time make some strangers’ days, then I consider it a win.”

Resident presents radio with a ‘side of hot sauce’

A King resident’s love of jazz has propelled him into the spotlight, meeting and interviewing some of the top names in the industry. Snowball’s Ronnie Littlejohn hosts The Gumbo Kitchen Friday nights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on JAZZ.FM91 or online at

Deliberate fire costs taxpayers thousands

A deliberately set fire in one of the washrooms at Memorial Park will cost the Township thousands in tax dollars. On June 2 around 5 p.m., a fire was deliberately set in one of the washrooms at Memorial Park in King City. This placed this washroom out of service until further notice. Damage is pegged between $5,000 and $10,000.

Caledon farm marks 5th anniversary

The sunflowers continue to bloom at a Caledon landmark. Campbell’s Cross Farm marks its 5th anniversary this year, attracting visitors from far and wide to one of the largest sunflower farms in the GTA. Run by the husband and wife team of Mike and Josie Gallo, Campbell’s Cross Farm has exploded into a must-see destination. It has become a renowned location for day trippers and those celebrating important milestones.

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