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York Regional Police begins naming names in impaired driving offences

December 8, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Publishing names aims to make impaired driving “socially unacceptable” By Brock Weir It is a move the York Regional Police has been considering since the ...

Toys for Tickets program turns parking blunders into chance to give back

If you’ve had the misfortune of getting a parking ticket after November 15, this is one cloud with a silver lining. The Town of Aurora is in the midst of its annual Toys for Tickets program. Through this program, which runs through December 14, you can pay your municipal parking ticket at Town Hall with a toy, gift card or food donation of equal or greater value to the penalty on your parking ticket.

Jeff Thom sought to bring more youthful voice, perspective to Council table

Four years ago, Jeff Thom threw his hat into the political ring to lend a fresh, more youthful voice to municipal affairs. Four years later, he leaves politics to be able to spend more time with his wife Kaelyn and two daughters Evelyn, two, and Anna, three weeks.

Youth display innovative ideas for accessibility, literacy and the environment at Fair

By Brock Weir Despite being in just Grade 7, Thomas Bianco is fast growing a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. The Pickering College student once again ...

Abel, Pirri and Thom thank community at the end of Council term

The incoming Council will face challenges and it deserves “nothing but our support,” according to late Councillor John Abel, who delivered his final speech at the table on November 27.

Geoff Dawe wraps eight years as Aurora’s mayor

Geoff Dawe was praised for bringing “decorum, order and respect” back to Town Hall as his eight-year term as Aurora’s mayor came to an end last week.

Mayor, incoming Council close one term and open another

The 2014 – 2018 Aurora Council met for the last time on Tuesday night and while it was a time to say goodbye to four members who would not be returning for the new term that formally began on Saturday, it was an opportunity for one member of the class of 2018 – 2022 to offer some insight on how they saw their mandate for the next four years.

Polaris-nominated Georgian Bay brings “Songs for a Winter’s Night” to Aurora

Evocative original music will blend with traditional favourites of the season next Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as the Polaris Prize-nominated duo Georgian Bay takes the stage with “Songs for a Winter’s Night.”

Festive Season continues with lighting of Aurora’s official Christmas Tree

Hundreds of people – the young and the young-at-heart – bundled up Friday night for the twelfth annual Aurora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Former Councillor John Abel dies at 64

Eight-year Deputy Mayor of Aurora died in hospital Thursday afternoon, his final act of giving being a double lung transplant to a patient in need, his family confirms.

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