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York passes budget with 2.97% tax hike

York Regional Council approved its $2.7 billion 2015 budget, which includes a game plan to pay down the debt and aim to ever-increasing tax hikes for the remainder of the term.

Council moves forward on phase two of Nobleton sewers

Despite concerns about costs and time schedules, King councillors okayed preliminary design work on the second phase of sewers in Nobleton.

Pond hockey tourney a success

The Restoration Classic Pond Hockey Tournament held Sunday at Spray Lake was a huge success. The weather cooperated and teams took to the ice, all in support of raising funds to help restore two antique fire trucks owned by the Schomberg firefighters. Photo by Jake Courtepatte

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Public involvement urged as province officially launches review of Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt plans

The official launch of the 2015 review of environmental legislation has all groups fully engaged in this important process.


Dog Tales saves more horses

Leaders at a King animal sanctuary rallied the troops once more, saving some magnificent horses from the worst fate of all. Dog Tales staff visited an auction Saturday (Feb. 28) that is frequented by “kill buyers” who purchase horses that are put to hard labour or go to sale for slaughter (meat).


Firefighter has a passion to serve and give back

The simple fabric patch on a firefighter’s sleeve is a badge of honour, a signal they’re willing to put it all on the line for someone else. Their sense of duty runs deep, no matter where they serve.

Museum renamed King Heritage and Cultural Centre

In an effort to make the King Township Museum and property a hub of the community, it’s getting a face lift and name change.

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Magna’s Walker looks to the future as Canada’s CEO of the Year

Nearly 30 years ago, Don Walker, an eight-year employee of General Motors, prepared to leave the company to strike out on his own.

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Ground-breaking ESL textbooks recognized at New York gala

A King native has received a prestigious honour for contributing to modern learning techniques.

Students open their hearts during mission trip

The looks on their faces says it all. Residents of a remote area of the Dominican Republic, as well as migrant workers, praised God for the donations they received.


Abby Eveson is exceeding all expectations

Abigail Eveson is exceeding all expectations. This sentiment doesn’t come from her pre-school teacher about her latest report card. It comes from world-class cardiologists and specialists at Toronto’s SickKids, who are cautiously optimistic that Abby will beat the odds one day soon.

Residents engaged in issues at Nobleton session

The public is not shy about coming out and airing their concerns. More than two dozen citizens came out swinging at the first Meet the Mayor and Ward Councillors’ night of the new term, held last Tuesday night in Nobleton.


Budweth brothers are King Fire’s dynamic duo

Blood is thicker than water. Just ask Dave and Alf Budweth, volunteer captains with King Fire and Emergency Services. The Budweths have been serving their close-knit community as local entrepreneurs and “community firemen” for decades.


Cougars ready to take on Hornets in GMOHL Championship series

The stage is set for the final act of the Georgian Mid-Ontario Hockey League season.


CDS Cyclones cap off perfect season with CISAA Championship

In a regular season that saw Country Day School dominate from start to finish, the Cyclones took home the Senior Boys’ DII CISAA championship in a 6-4 win on Friday.

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Nobleton Taekwon-Do takes medals at tournament

Six members of Nobleton TKD, participated for the first time Feb. 21, at the 7th annual Legacy TKD tournament, run by Master Facciolo in King City.

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Special Olympians skate to the podium in North Bay

Chelsea Ricci-Martire and Connor Woolsey both returned to King with medals from the 2015 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games in North Bay. By Jake Courtepatte ...


King City skaters clean up at Central Ontario figure skating championship

Seven young athletes will get the chance to represent King City in the Provincial Starskate Championships next month after owning the podium at the Central Ontario level.

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Seneca College set to open international Bocce competition

The hosting organizations of the 2015 International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament announced on Friday that York Region will host the tournament at Seneca’s King Campus this spring.

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Atom Knights claim tournament gold in Toronto

The atom A Knights attended the Toronto Aeros winter Challenge Tournament in Toronto last weekend, holding strong as a team to become victorious.

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