February 2014 Archive

Big Brothers Big Sisters make big difference through bowling

Skip MacLean knew he had made a connection when he and his young friend, Daniel, were walking and Daniel reached up to take his hand. Being a Big Brother was something...

Community Improvement Plan should look at Regional support: Council

If Aurora approves a new Community Improvement Plan (CIP) this week, Councillors don’t want to have to go it alone.

Going for Gold in Sochi

Sitting in the top five in the overall medal standings, there was only one left to hand out on an early evening hockey game in Sochi. Head to toe in Canada gear, I boarded the hotel shuttle to Olympic Park with my family and...


By Lois Brown, MP Newmarket-Aurora Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has tabled Canada’s budget, Economic Action Plan 2014. I am pleased to see its continued focus ...

Town calls on Ontario to introduce recall elections

A motion calling on the Province to put the wheels in motion on legislation giving voters the opportunity to turf their public officials if they lose the confidence of the people that put them in office was passed by Aurora Councillors last week.

Students think globally and act locally on homelessness and hunger

Students don’t often give sandwiches a second thought. They are fairly standard fare, nothing to love, nothing to hate. But teens in Aurora High School’s Students for Global Issues Club know otherwise.

Updated: Somerville withdraws from PC race amid “threats”

Aurora’s Stephen Somerville withdrew from the race to replace MPP Frank Klees on Wednesday morning amid what he describes as “threats” made to him and his family. In a statement, he said the matter was now in the hands of police.

Aurora blacksmith is finalist in Handyman Challenge

As a child, Aurora resident Brian Leuthel grew up in King City directly behind a Mac’s Milk and a hardware store. His mother would often give him a...

INSIDE AURORA: Getting to Know You

By Scott Johnston There’s nothing like adversity to bring folks together, and one of the most adverse events (at least, natural – not political) in ...

SAC students find success Stateside in soccer and football

Two St. Andrew’s College students have made it to the next step in their young athletic careers after inking commitments to US universities during NCAA signing day last week.

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