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Candidates address important issues at meeting

Constituents had the opportunity to ask questions of their local candidates just one week before the municipal election as Concerned Citizens of King Township hosted a candidates meeting for Wards 1, 2 and 5 at Villanova College in King City Monday.

Former mayor Margaret Britnell made many contributions

Flags at the King Township municipal office and facilities few at half-staff in honour of former mayor Margaret Britnell, who passed away Oct. 12. The long-serving politician contributed more than two decades of public service to the Township of King between 1970 and 1997.

Mayor on the auction block at Sip & Savour

King Mayor Steve Pellegrini put himself on the auction block to help raise money for the King Township Food Bank, at last Thursday’s Sip & Savour gala at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club. The winning bidder asked the mayor to cook, and the bid brought in a whopping $2,000. MC Mark Pavilons helped introduce the mayor, and the auction was conducted by David Beasley (left). Photo by Lindsay Berman

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Community support abounds at Sip & Savour fundraiser

It’s quite something when the Big Apple comes knocking. King residents were treated to the New York style Sip & Savour fundraiser Thursday evening, in aid of the King Township Food Bank.

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Dog Tales gives animals a new lease on life

Helping those who can’t help themselves takes some very special qualities. And those very characteristics are evident in every nook and cranny of a new King Township facility dedicated to rescuing dogs and horses.

Boosting local business key to community’s success

King Township has the distinction of being unique in many ways. The largest geographic municipality in York Region has to juggle a small population, development pressures, limited revenues and still protect the environment.

Strategic plan for Cold Creek in the works

Cold Creek Conservation Area is one of King Township’s natural resources.

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Local businesses highlighted with plaque presentations

Four of King’s successful businesses were honoured with the King Township Spotlight on Business Plaque Presentation Sept. 22.

Tema tells first responders – ‘you are not alone’

While suicides of front line emergency personnel are making the headlines, the deep-rooted issue still hasn’t fully surfaced.

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Holland Marsh Soupfest draws record crowds

A nice, crisp fall day enticed visitors to the annual Holland Marsh Soupfest, enjoying the best of local produce.

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King offers up its own unique brew

The smell of fresh coffee is one of the most recognizable scents on the planet. For coffee drinkers, there’s nothing like a good cup of java.

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CDS honours Terry Fox and one of its own with a splash of colour

While every Canadian family has been touched by cancer, the Country Day School “family” found this year’s run to hit especially close to home.

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King company ushers in the future of UAVs

There are simply no limits to what technology can offer society these days. In fact, a King-based business likes to think the applications for its aerial platforms are “infinite.”

Sports

Cougars drop back-to-back games for first time since September

The Junior C Schomberg Cougars have experienced a number of ups-and-downs this season while moving around the standings.

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Steve Franjic ready to defend his undefeated pro record

A professional boxer and Schomberg business owner, “Silent” Steve Franjic has his hands busy this year in the ring and in the kitchen. The 6’3”, light heavyweight orthodox fighter takes to the ring Nov. 15 at the Hershey Centre in an international battle against a relatively unknown Roberto Santos from Mexico.

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Home Run for the Cure bats cancer out of the park

Cancer can be a terrifying journey and no one should have to go at it alone. On a mission to help those in need, the ...

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Villanova in top 10 Terry Fox Run fundraisers

Students take off at the start line at Villanova College’s annual Terry Fox Run last Friday. Now in its 10th year, the run has raised ...

Nobleton’s Sam Walker shines at interprovincial equestrian championships

After three days of competition against 70 determined athletes from across Canada, Team Ontario brought home the hardware from the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships, which took place from Oct. 3-5 in Blainville, Quebec.

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NobleKing Knights team up with local dentist to protect athletes’ teeth

Hockey parents in the Nobleton area can rest easy, knowing their athlete’s pearly whites are in good care behind custom-made mouthguards this season.

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Rosie MacLennan shines as ambassador for 2015 Pan Am Games

King City’s own Olympian Rosie MacLennan took to the court at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday, showcasing her slam-dunk skills with the help of Toronto Raptor Greivis Vasquez.

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