June 2013 Archive

On the other hand…

(Re: Politics as Usual: Political Ethics. June 19) On the subject of breaching ethics codes, Alison Collins-Mrakas stated in her column that “Laying a charge ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Breach of Public Trust

A Breach of Public Trust By Alison Collins-Mrakas If it is even possible, the situation in Ottawa has escalated now that the Mounties have been ...

OTTAWA REPORT

By Lois Brown, MP Newmarket-Aurora Supporting and honouring our Veterans through the Last Post Fund I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our ...

Why should we foot the bill?

(Re: Morris launches lawsuit against Town over 2010 defamation case) I’m curious if Ms. Morris would have shared her $6 million with the tax payers ...

Grade 11 student earns spot on national golf team

By Cindy Veitch Matt Yustin has been invited to represent the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) at the Dutch World Championships this summer in Amsterdam. ...

Don’t miss Melinda’s Room

Sometimes the extraordinary is right in front of us, perhaps a rare butterfly drying itself on a twig. We miss it, and it is gone. ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Triple Bottom Line

By Alison Collins-Mrakas The protection and enhancement of the Town’s municipal assets is one of the most important functions of the Municipal government. We, as ...

Grade 12s give more than a toss this Friday for African students

As Grade 12 students cram this week ahead of sitting down to their final exams, some might be eagerly anticipating their future, but also wondering about the legacy they leave behind. For many students graduating Aurora High School this year...

ASK TOM

The unbearable whiteness of painting By Tom Mrakas This week, I was asked a question that I have been asked a number of times when ...

Going in for a close shave ahead of Relay for Life

Ivy Henriksen is the first to admit that people think she is “a bit nuts” for auctioning off the shaving rights to her head this Friday, but she is not one to step back from taking a “leap of faith.”

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