December 2013 Archive

Reflections on seasons of Christmas cards

For me, the joy of the Christmas Season is reaching out to friends with a card and Christmas letter I send each year to some ...

Late Deputy Fire Chief led by example for son and community

Don Patrick was “the loudest quiet man” you would ever want to meet, according to his son Brian. That is how Brian will remember his father, a retired Deputy Chief of the former Aurora Fire Department.

BROCK’S BANTER: Mandela & The Children

By Brock Weir It almost seemed like the world paused for a second or two as we got home from work or school on Thursday, ...

Buck’s election results refute “damages” claim, says lawyer

After more than two weeks dedicated to Councillor Evelyn Buck’s side of things in her ongoing trial, week three concluded with the defence making their case.

BROCK’S BANTER: The Newmarket 6

Farewell to the Newmarket Six and 2013 By Brock Weir On Friday afternoon, I was asked by one of the players in the Buck Trial, ...

INSIDE AURORA: The Christmas Mailbag

By Scott Johnston ‘Twas two weeks till Christmas and each day without fail All the North Pole’s residents went through that day’s mail Bags of ...

Gallo maintains position as final defence witness

The final full week of the trial featured evidence from many of the defendants in the trial...


By Stephen Somerville In 2001, PBS aired a television series entitled “Cracking the Code of Life”, which “chronicled the race to capture one of the ...


By Alison Collins-Mrakas The world lost one of its most ardent defenders of democracy this week, former South African President and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela. ...

Morris, Councillors testify as Buck trial winds towards a close

Former Aurora mayor Phyllis Morris and members of the last term of Council continue their testimony this week as Councillor Buck’s trial draws to a close.

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