October 2013 Archive

Residents win reprieve over Longthorpe trees amid squabble

Aurora Councillors have tasked staff with finding alternatives to cutting down three trees in the southeast corner of Aurora that have divided both a Council and a community.

2013-10-30-08

Library plans to open up a conversation between users

The key to any great book is great writing – but without good word of mouth, or a good recommendation, the best of books might remain gathering dust on shelves.

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Blast survivor hopes he’s closer to finding 40-year-old answers

In the summer of 1974, 18-year-old Gerry Fostaty was a young army cadet leader at CFB Valcartier, Quebec. As a newly minted Platoon Sergeant, it was an appointment which would ultimately alter the...

2013-10-16-14

Musicians hope to take “vehicle” international

The phrase “have gun, will travel” is a well-used one, but it’s a philosophy not unlike that shared by musicians Justin Hines, and Ash & Bloom. They don’t need much – just some room and board, a place to play, and a good cause.

2013-10-23-01

Halloween “change” is in the bag

Wise trick-or-treaters will check their bags and pillow cases carefully next Thursday night after bringing home their Halloween haul – you could have a paper coin mixed in amongst the candy and chocolate.

2013-10-23-15

Neighbours, Council square off over Mavrinac Blvd “park”

Some residents want “democracy” to take its course, while others want a quicker, firmer plan of attack, two things residents in northeast Aurora agree on...

BROCK’S BANTER: Conversation Pieces

By Brock Weir The oven has cooled off, the turkeys have been unstuffed and the people that, in turn, stuffed themselves over the weekend are ...

MARKET MUSINGS

By Jan Freedman While the outdoor season at the Farmers’ Market is beginning to wind down, you would never know it from the bustling activity ...

2013-10-16-06

Rick Hansen PS is a leader in keeping students healthy and active

In a bid to encourage safety and healthy living among students, Rick Hansen Public School, in partnership with the York Region Police and...

Neighbours make pitch to protect nearby trees

Residents of Longthorpe Court and the surrounding neighbourhood don’t take their trees lightly.

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