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Toubis gets the nod as Conservative candidate in King-Vaughan

Konstantin Toubis will carry the Conservative banner into next year’s federal election. Toubis became the Conservative candidate to represent the new riding of King-Vaughan, during the nomination meeting July 24 in Vaughan.

Schaefer puts forward motion to protect bees

Councillor Debbie Schaefer wants the province to ban a substance that’s harmful to bees. She put forward a notice of motion regarding neonics and honey bees at a recent council meeting.

Hockey star meets fans

NHL star and Olympic gold medalist Alex Pietrangelo was the special guest last week at an event hosted by King Township. Hundreds of residents and fans came out to show their support and Pietrangelo met with many of them, signing autographs. Photo by Jake Courtepatte

General News

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Numbers remain strong for 4th annual Cruise for the Cure

Even though the number of show cars dropped a little this year, due to the inclement weather, the number of visitors remained strong.

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Many countries involved in the first modern conflict

Although the Great War was a monstrous human tragedy, there are some interesting aspects that encourage study.

Local activists fight ‘tsunami of soil’ at Tottenham Airfield

On July 15 the group New Tecumseth, Caledon, King Citizens for Clean Water (or NTCK–CCW) held its first general meeting at the Tecumseth Pines Community Centre.

Study results support funded access to IPF drug

There may be some hope on the horizon for Canadians suffering from mild to moderate forms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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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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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.

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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.

Sports

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Olympic gold medallist Alex Pietrangelo honoured in King Township

King residents were given the opportunity Thursday night to personally congratulate homegrown hero Alex Pietrangelo for bringing home Olympic gold.

King mosquitoes fight back from 10-run deficit

Great job by the RCC Waterproofing Mosquito Cobras, who came back from a 10-run deficit to defeat their opponents from Aurora 17-10.

Headwaters Horse Country has new website

The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group (HELG) has announced the launch of the new HeadwatersHorseCountry.ca website.

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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 ...

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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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