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Community pillar Budweth passes away

A community cornerstone has passed away. Alfred Hermann Budweth passed away Oct. 24, surrounded by his family. He was 85. The tireless farmer was a pillar in the community, from establishing a local business to serving in pubic office. Harmony with ...

Boyd is new face on council

There will be one new faced added to King council’s “A Team.” David Boyd, with a resounding victory Monday night, will be the new councillor for Ward 2 (Nobleton and Laskay). Boyd took the seat with 942 votes, good for 54.11% of the vote. Boyd more votes than the other three candidates combined. Incumbent Peter Grandilli earned 317 votes (18.21%), followed by Jim Streb (275) and Joe Buscema (207).

David Boyd will be the newest addition to King council, getting an overwhelming nod of approval from voters during Monday night’s municipal election. Boyd earned more votes than the other three candidates combined. During his celebration at The Arbour, David was joined by friends, family, wife Besy and children William and Emma, who held their dad’s hands high in victory. Photo by Mark Pavilons

General News

Fire station marks its 60th anniversary

King Township has a long history of serving and protecting its residents. The local firefighters are a dedicated bunch of local heroes. They’re inviting the public to help them celebrate the 60th anniversary of the King City Fire Station.

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ASK car rally draws large crowd

Almost a hundred people “ASKed For a Ride” and joined in the fun of the Adventure Car Rally through King Oct. 19.

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Happy trails ahead for the King’s Happy Valley Forest

Ed Millar and Brian Millage of the Oak Ridges Trail Association hold the ribbon while Barb Davies, York Region Environmental Services, Todd Farrell, NCC, Nancy ...

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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.

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.

Sports

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Tough week’s schedule proves too much for Cougars

After falling to Penetang at their home rink a week earlier, the Cougars hosted the Kings at the Trisan Centre last Thursday in a back-to-back with the league’s top team.

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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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