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Hear the King-Vaughan Candidates September 16

The King Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual town hall Thursday, September 16 at 6:00 PM with the candidates running in the Federal election.  The plan is for us to hear the candidates from the various parties who are running for election in our riding.  To attend this event it is necessary to register at the Chamber’s website.

Learning About & Experiencing EV’s

Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM Climate Action King (CAK) is hosting again the webinar on EVs (electric vehicles). Attendees at previous sessions have been very enthusiastic. Registration is needed for this free event.

 

 

Saturday, October 2nd you can see some of the EV’s on the road today and you can have a test drive. CAK is hosting a plug ‘n drive event at the municipal centre in king city.

Town Hall with King-Vaughan Election Candidates

Federal election is Monday, September 20. The King Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual town hall Thursday, September 16 at 6:00 PM. The plan is for us to hear the candidates from the various parties who are running for election in our riding.  To attend this event it is necessary to register at the Chamber’s website. I applaud the Chamber for so quickly organizing this event.

Where to Vote

Federal election is Monday, September 20. Advanced voting is possible September 10, 11, 12,13. Like many people I have received my voter information card in the mail; I now know where I can vote either on an advance voting day or on Election Day but it is different than where I have gone traditionally.  For more information I called our local Elections Canada Office at Eaton Hall Inn and Conference Centre (13990 Dufferin St., King City). I learned the following:  voters in King-Vaughan riding may vote at the elections Canada office in addition to what is communicated on the voter information card. It is open 9-9 on September 10, 11, 12, 13.  If you go to Eaton Hall to vote you must write in the name of your choice:  make sure you know to spell your candidate’s name.

Heritage and Cultural Masterplan

On September 13 Council agenda the Heritage and Cultural Masterplan for King Township is presented with the recommendation that Council approve it. I endorse it with enthusiastically. As indicated in the accompanying report a draft was presented in May; since then there has been consideration of feedback provided by Council members and very importantly by community members. The plan excites me as it identifies very clearly where we want to be in 2030  and very importantly it gives us the action steps required to realise the vision. I also appreciate that it provides the priorities:  whether it’s an action plan to be implemented in the near future or whether it is done within 3-5 years. I think the latter is very valuable as often interested persons will have a particular project of great interest; when it is not implemented quickly there is frustration that the master plan is not being followed whereas in fact that particular action plan is “scheduled” for the out years.