January 2014 Archive

“Acquaintance” held in connection with murder

Police investigating the murder of Shirley Lewis-McFarlane in Discovery Bay, Jamaica, have concluded the Aurora resident died of blunt force trauma and strangulation.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: February Horoscopes

By Jodie Cara Lindley Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) It is your month, Aquarius, and you will receive an inner activation! Remember to be ...

VOTE 2014: Gaertner wants to fight for Moraine if re-elected this fall

Campaigning for her third term on Council in 2010, Wendy Gaertner wanted to help strengthen Oak Ridges Moraine legislation when it came up for review. Although that is still pending by the end of 2015, she remains firm in her mandate. Councillor Gaertner says she will again seek re-election this year...

Resident won’t forget comment at election time

(Re: Joint Operations Centre splits Council ahead of next week’s vote. January 16, 2014) So Councillor John Abel thinks that the increase in costs of ...

Alexander’s legacy tempers tears at ESC Renaissance

Grade 12 students at Aurora’s Ecole Secondaire Catholique de Renaissance had 10,000 reasons to smile last week after plans for their prom got a $10,000 boost from Laurentian University. Officials from the university joined the future ESC Renaissance Grads in...

Mounting garbage prompts review of trash contract

If your garbage spent days on end at the bottom of your driveway waiting for pickup, it didn’t go unnoticed. Following mounting delays across Aurora in the aftermath of the December ice storm, Aurora is now reviewing its contract with Green For Life (GFL).

ASK THE DESIGNER: Match your lifestyle

How to design your room to match your lifestyle By Jean Bisnaire Niche Decor ‘We’ve had an empty living room in our house for a ...

$19m Joint Ops Centre takes step forward

The future of Aurora’s proposed $19 million new Joint Operations Centre became clearer this week as Councillors tentatively approved a budget to make the building a reality.

INSIDE AURORA: Groundhog Daze V

By Scott Johnston Curious to see how the trees in the arboretum had survived the ice storm earlier this winter, I decided to go there ...

Council sends tree bylaw back to the drawing board

It’s back to the drawing board for Aurora’s tree protection bylaw. Council scrapped changes made the previous week which would have placed tighter restriction on tree removal on golf courses as well as within heritage districts after coming to a deadlock on many of the items up on the table.

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