Norfolk councillors welcomed the Langton Royals Junior Hockey Club to the community on July 2.The Royals will join the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League for the 2019-20 season. They will play in the West Division and have players from all over the world.Jason DoPaco, the Royals coach and general manager, attended a council-in-committee meeting.“I want to give young players the experience I had,” he told councillors. “And Langton loves their hockey.”At one time, Langton was home to the Langton Thunderbirds, a junior hockey team that played in the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League.DoPaco said Langton has a close-knit family atmosphere the team owners found attractive. He is promising a hard-working, competitive and entertaining hockey team. DoPaco said he and the Royals players will be working closely with Langton Minor Hockey to provide a free on-ice skill development program. He said the goal is to be involved in local organizations, including schools, churches, and youth and senior programs.Concerns voiced about treesNorfolk County staff will be meeting with members of the Environmentally Concerned Organization to discuss their concerns about the destruction of trees.Group member Stephanie Wilson addressed councillors at a council-in-committee meeting last week.“The removal of trees is happening on a scale that makes myself and others very uncomfortable,” she said.Wilson made reference to trees being stripped in the Black Creek area in 2012. She said she approached council in 2014 about the same issues but no action was taken.Wilson said her group wants a tree survey completed before any development in the county begins.Coun. Chris Van Paasen pointed out that Norfolk County has the highest percentage of tree coverage in southern Ontario and has been named the Forestry Capital of Canada.County staff said environmental assessments are conducted before development is approved.New telecom towersConstruction of new telecommunication towers that will bring high-speed Internet to Villa Nova and Courtland were approved at a Norfolk County council-in-committee meeting on Tuesday, July 2.The towers will be located at 1409 Thompson Rd. East in the Waterford area and 174 Talbot St., Courtland.County staff said there were no comments or concerns raised by the neighbours of either project, brought forth by Silo Wireless Inc.