Board’s decision a ‘slap in the face’ to every Catholic student, says student trustee

May 31, 2023   ·   0 Comments

A York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) decision this week to formally reject calls to raise the Progress Pride Flag at its Aurora headquarters is a “slap in the face to every student at the YCDSB,” says student trustee Jonah James. In a 6-4 vote, YCDSB trustees nixed a motion from James and fellow student trustee Anthea Peta-Dragos to raise the flag at the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) on Bloomington Road for the month of June.

Police seek witnesses in fatal collision

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses following a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pick-up ...

Caledon will become an independent municipality by 2025

Caledon, Brampton, and Mississauga will no longer form the Region of Peel. At a press conference held on May 18, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark announced Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government was tabling legislation to dissolve the Region of Peel. The move came just days after Ford said he was “always for an independent Mississauga” at a press conference held there.

Township reaches goals in corporate plan as 4-year strategy wraps up

The pandemic didn’t slow King Township down in making “significant progress” in year four of its Corporate Strategic Plan. Staff noted the plan, which spanned 2019-2022, set out priorities, objectives, key actions and performance measures to guide the Township’s decisions for the previous term of council.

Mayor addresses packed house at Chamber luncheon

A record attendance at the mayor’s annual business address last week revealed the strength of local business. Hosted by the King Chamber of Commerce, the luncheon featured the mayor’s “State of the Township Address,” noting all of the accomplishments and milestones in the past year. And there were many, attesting to the growth and vibrancy of the local economy.

Citizens generally pleased with King Township, survey shows

A survey of residents shows a high level of satisfaction with the municipality. The 2023 Citizen Survey was conducted in February and 95% of residents agreed the quality of life in King is good. This, staff noted, is 2% higher than the national municipal standard. Nine in 10 agree that King is a great place to raise a family and people feel safe.

Police release new information, suspect sketches in drive-by shooting

Investigators with York Regional Police have released new information, and sketches of two suspects, sought in connection with the drive-by shooting in Lloydtown that left a ...

Volunteers receive praise for their efforts at appreciation night

King’s volunteers were recognized for their selfless commitment to the community last week. King Township, council and the community gathered to pay tribute to these special people at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. This year, there were a record number of nominations, attesting to the tireless efforts of volunteers.

Resident’s accomplishment makes it into world record book

The amazing adventure by a local resident has earned world-wide recognition. Guinness World Records has certified that the 2017 C150 Global Odyssey was the first father and son circumnavigation of the world by any kind of aircraft. Because it is a “World First,” this record will stand forever.

Nobleton man urges public to sign petition

A Nobleton father who lost his wife and 10-year-old son aboard Ukrainian Flight PS752 is taking action. He is urging residents to sign a petition to encourage the Canadian government to open a criminal investigation into the intentional downing of the airliner.

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