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Grants allocated to community groups

King council approved grants for various local volunteer and charitable organizations at the April 14 meeting.

Annual ASK Studio Tour this weekend

This year marks the 9th annual Art Society King Studio Tour, taking place next Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27.

Lions ramp up support for foundation walk

The Nobleton Lions Club has been committed to providing dog guides for decades. For this year’s fundraising walk, the club wants to ramp up their support even more.

Lions’ egg hunt thrills youngsters

Hundreds of youngsters from far and wide descended on Pottageville Park Saturday morning for the 17th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, put on by the King and Nobleton Lions Clubs. In roughly four minutes, the horde of children cleaned up the thousands of eggs scattered about and received their chocolate bunnies. Photo by Mark Pavilons

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Mike Hogg running for federal Liberal nomination

A “passionate Liberal” in King wants to be our next federal representative. Michael Hogg , a 40-year King resident, brings his expertise to bear, contesting the nomination of the new riding of King-Vaughan.

Schaefer seeks re-election; honoured to serve

Debbie Schaefer loves her job as Ward 5 councillor. In fact, she sees it as an honour to serve.

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Greg Locke runs for Ward 4 council seat

A community activist is setting his sights on the Ward 4 council seat. Schomberg artist Greg Locke is running for the second time. He jumped into the political arena for the first time in 2010.

Elizabeth Crowe seeks re-election to York Catholic board

A veteran school board representative wants to continue her work contributing to education in York.

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Whisky River vies for public support, promises good turn

A band with a local connection has made it in the spotlight and they’re turning to the public for its support.

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Passionate environmentalists spark public discussion

Environmentalists are anything but low key. That was evidenced last Wednesday night as a panel of experts revealed their genuine passion for environmental issues in this province.

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Spray Lake Watersports and Activity Centre an oasis in King

Summer can’t arrive soon enough and fortunately, there’s an oasis right here in King Township to get outside, stay active and have fun.

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Catracchia crowned Miss Earth Ontario

A local competitor has added a new crown to her collection. Nobleton’s Bianca Catracchia will represent Toronto in the Miss Earth Canada pageant that will take place in Montreal this August.

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Barn swallows being protected in King

It’s good to know that progress doesn’t come at the expense of our fine-feathered friends. With a little help from various levels of government, some barn swallows are safe in northern King Township.

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Nobleton firm crafts exotic animal feed

Humans share the planet with some fascinating creatures. Animals under our care, especially those in captivity, require nutritional diets.

Sports

Pickering Panthers Spring Thaw Champions

NobleKing atom A Knights win spring thaw tournament

Congratulations to the NobleKing atom A hockey team as they ended their season as the Pickering Panthers Spring Thaw Tournament champions. The boys opened the ...

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Novice A NobleKing Knights win Dunsmuir Memorial Tournament

Congratulations to the NobleKing Novice A hockey team as they ended their season as the Dunsmuir Memorial Tournament champions. The novice boys were undefeated going ...

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King Speed Skating Club expands programs

With resounding support and interest, the King Speed Skating Club has announced that it will be expanding into some spring and summer sessions for the first time in their three year existence.

Nobleton Sports Park gets a facelift

Also causing some excitement for the upcoming season is the fact that King will now be able to enjoy the benefits of a refurbished baseball park.

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King’s youth participate in Timbit curling championships

The Timbits Elementary School Curling Championships were recently held at the Gravenhurst C.C. with three teams from the King Curling Club representing two different schools from our local area.

Provincial Junior C cup going to final series

It has been a long road, and the two Ontario Junior C hockey teams still remaining will now play for the top prize — the Schmalz Cup.

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Minor atom Knights crowned champions in March Meltdown

Last Friday the NobleKing Knights minor atom team took to the ice in Etobicoke to challenge the best the GTHL could throw their way in ...

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Basketball teams flock to Villanova

Basketball teams from all over Ontario flocked to York Region for the U11 atom boys Ontario Cup. The York North Basketball Association hosted the event, with games being played in local schools and recreation centres throughout the weekend.

NobleKing hopes to up the ante with renewed vision

Helping improve players’ on-ice skills is a key priority for the newly installed board of NobleKing Minor Hockey.

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Novice Knights come up just short

The NobleKing novice Knights #3 team can surely hold their heads up high and be proud of a tremendous team effort. It may have not been the result they were hoping for, but it was not for a lack of effort.

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