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Parents raise concerns about student safety

Parents in Schomberg are worried about their kids walking to St. Patrick’s School. Changes to busing policies at the York District Separate School Board have meant students have to walk to the school, along Western and Main Streets.

Township approves wayfinding signage program for agri-business

In response to a recent dispute over signage, the Township is planning to develop a wayfinding signage program to promote agricultural businesses. But the owner of a local honey farm is not satisfied with the proposed solution.

Kettleby Fair bids adieu in King

King Township’s only community fall fair has come to an end. Organizers regretfully announced they’ve had to cancel the Kettleby Fair.

The muck pit swallows

The muck pit swallowed all participants Saturday, during King’s Muck Monster obstacle course challenge. The 7-kilometre course gave everyone a run for their money. Photo by Jake Courtepatte

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Resident helped put Canada in the space game

Many people reach for the stars. For a King City man, his handiwork has been to space and back. Right now, far above us, the fruits of Jim Middleton’s labours are operating aboard one of mankind’s greatest achievements – the International Space Station.

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Local musician Cynthia Tauro emerging as key talent in Jazz community

Cynthia Tauro, a Schomberg resident and graduate from King City Secondary School, is quickly emerging as an inspiring local talent within the community. The young jazz pianist and vocalist is completing a degree in Jazz Performance at Carleton University in Ottawa after she was awarded an admission scholarship for her many musical talents.

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Cruise for the Cure a hit

The 4th annual Cruise for the Cure attracted thousands of car and music buffs to King Sunday for one of the largest fundraisers around.

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Garden tour showcases residents’ handiwork

Attention to detail never goes unnoticed. The efforts and hard work of King residents was appreciated by participants in Sunday’s garden tour, sponsored by the Nobleton & King City Horticultural Society.

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Caring citizens help save fawn’s life

A Bolton woman and Nobleton man helped save a life. Kaitlyn Hesketh of Bolton and Marc Fike of Nobleton were driving on King Road Friday night at roughly 10 p.m. when they saw a fawn staggering in the middle of the road. It must have just gotten hit by another vehicle moments before.

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Rising star David Wontner proud of his King roots

Wisdom helps us all evolve. We get better with age. For rising star David Wontner, the sky is literally the limit.

King Township elevates status with modern marketing tools

King Township residents fully understand the qualities and benefits of the place they call home. And now, more will know about this gem in the northern GTA, thanks to a couple of recently published Township booklets.

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Tiny ‘superhero’ is battling the odds

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Schomberg’s Abigail Eveson is only one year old and she already has a sidekick, her three-year-old brother Charlie. And let’s not forget the “dynamic duo” mom Becky and dad Craig.

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Entrepreneur Helga Schmidt keeps the dream alive

Mothers have a boundless capacity to love, and give advice. Great-grandmothers are among the wisest people on the planet. King Township’s Helga Schmidt has all of these qualities, and just a little bit more.

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King roots anchor local band Elmer’s Lane

When close friends get together, fun usually ensues. When friends with talent combine forces, the results can be amazing.

Sports

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Local 10-year-old rides for Parkinson’s cure

For the second year in a row, King’s Nat Bannister participated in the 370-kilometre “Pedaling for Parkinson’s” ride in Parry Sound. The purpose of the ...

Baseball action still full-bore at half-way mark of summer

Summer has reached its half-way point but the action remains intense throughout the KTBA. Some teams have suffered from summer vacation attrition - a common ailment through July and August - but players have really stepped up their game to compensate for missing teammates. Here are some highlights from the past week throughout the league.

Cornhuskers fall to 12th after losing one, forfeiting one

The Nobleton Cornhuskers are hanging on to their NDBL playoff hopes by a thread, after a week that saw the team winless. The last home game of the season was held against the Creemore Braves on Thursday.

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Residents get a chance to see hockey star Pietrangelo

Seeing an Olympic gold medal in person is a rare treat and King residents will get the chance when NHL star Alex Pietrangelo comes home for a congratulatory reception on July 24.

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Work progresses on Hickstead park in King

King’s Hickstead Memorial Park is getting some improvements, thanks to a decision by council recently.

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King’s Badcock dominates jumpers at Caledon events

A King equestrian is on a tear. Neil Babcock, competing after recent heart surgery, has come back with a vengeance. Babcock was a star at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park as it wrapped up its second phase of the Caledon Premier on Sunday.

Township, Villanova explore field partnership

King Township and Villanova College are joining forces to investigate a mutually beneficial deal.

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Women’s football league launched

CCWFL players are joined by Premier Kathleen Wynne and Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca. By Jeff Doner   When Nobleton resident Aaron Ellis’s daughter, Tianna, ...

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