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

December 6, 2023   ·   0 Comments

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.

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.

Annual Robinson golf tournament raises record amount

The third annual Andrew Robinson golf tournament continues to make an impact on people’s lives. The September tournament raised a whopping $92,000 this year. All monies raised from the raffle, silent auction and live auction go into the scholarship ($31,000) and the remainder goes directly to the Vitanova Foundation to assist with programming costs, food, shelter, clothing etc.

MPPs Stephen Lecce and Stan Cho preside over ground-breaking ceremony at Mary Lake’s 160-bed St. Rita LTC facility

Provincial government officials and local dignitaries announced at a ground-breaking ceremony in King City on Friday morning that construction of St. Rita at Mary Lake – a $60 million 160-bed Long Term Care facility – would be funded by the Province of Ontario. The event featured public addresses by Stephen Lecce (MPP—King Vaughan) and Stan Cho, Minister of Long Term Care. Prior to introducing MPP Lecce and MPP Cho, Board Member of the Augustinian Fathers Quinto Annibale noted the need for the retirement residence in King Township and its long-term attributes: “We hope that it will benefit generations to come. It shows how powerful the commitment is at Mary Lake to seniors’ health care.”

Iconic Wizard of Oz presented by Brampton Music Theatre

The yellow brick road is winding its way to The Rose with Brampton Music Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz! It promises to be a big hit and the nearby Rose is easily accessible by King and York residents. People of all ages can’t help but be amazed by this tale, and the stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved story about Dorothy Gale and her journey over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz also features the iconic musical score from the MGM film.

King’s official bird is the Black-capped Chickadee

The Black-capped Chickadee has been voted as King Township’s official bird.There are so many good reasons to have this bird represent King Township. Besides being ...

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