Caledon residents embarking on aid mission to Dominican Republic

December 1, 2023   ·   0 Comments

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?”

YRP solves Yvonne Leroux murder cold case

The York Regional Police Cold Case Unit is pleased to advise that investigators have solved the 51-year-old homicide of 16-year-old Yvonne Leroux.Yvonne Leroux was last ...

King approves water, wastewater rates for 2024

King Township wants the water and wastewater rates to be fully cost recocerable in the next 10 years. That’s the goal as staff and councillors approved water and wastewater rates for 2024. The average homeowner can expect to see a 2.24 per cent annual increase of $43.05 in the new year. This includes the 3.30% increase from York Region for bulk supply and treatment of water and wastewater.

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.

Council backs off on heritage district review

Public opposition has shelved the idea of creating a Heritage Conservation District for Schomberg. More than a dozen residents spoke at the recent council meeting, the bulk of which opposed the idea. And they didn’t even want to proceed with a study, something staff pegged at costing $300,000 over three years. Instead, councillors and staff said they will offer residents more information regarding heritage conservation. As well, there are a number of heritage conservation education workshops in November, which are being held by the Heritage Advisory Committee in partnership with the Township’s heritage planning staff.

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.

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