August 2013 Archive

United Way launches “scary as heck” goal for 2013-2014

Hundreds of amped up and enthusiastic participants and spectators were out for the Toromont CAT Dragon Boat Festival for the United Way York Region at Seneca College King Campus last Saturday.

Griffiths’ century on the high seas, silver screen, and back again

Swathed with scarves around his head and neck, soot strategically placed on his face and arms, and brandishing a sword like a self-described “vagabond”, Allen Griffiths found himself on shipboard amongst the enemy.

SENIOR SCAPE: Healthy in body…

Healthy in Body, Mind and Spirit By Jim L. Abram Activities and Events at your Aurora Seniors’ Centre are not there just to keep busy. ...

Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Special Olympics

Qualifying for Provincials with Special Olympics? It’s no easy task! By Nancy Black The Ontario Provincial Games are held on a 4-year rotating basis, games ...

Klees welcomes leadership vote after by-elections

With five provincial ridings up for grabs last Thursday night, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives are wondering just what went wrong.

Council “blew it” on music fest

(Re: Newmarket welcomed St. Kitts for Festival, August 14, 2013) I just had to endorse the sentiments of P.C. Smith last week with respect to ...

Monster of a gift lands Aurora student writing prize

By Brock Weir Looking for just the right gift to give to her infant cousin, Morgan Giamov wasn’t interested in a rattle or a onesie. ...

Councillors have mixed messages on state of reserves

Councillors have approved a new strategy to tackle Aurora’s reserve accounts – the funds tucked away to make sure enough money is on hand to cover “bumps in the road.”


By Lois Brown, MP Newmarket-Aurora Increasing Competition in the Wireless Sector The Big Three telecoms – Bell, Rogers, and Telus – have launched a public ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Here we go again!

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Yet another municipality is faced with the reality of a Council that could choose to appoint someone to elected office and take ...

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