February 2014 Archive

Insurance rate jump prompts spike in Aurora’s proposed 2014 tax increase

The finish line in completing Aurora’s 2014 budget has been pushed back after the Town’s proposed tax increase for 2014 rose to 4.02%. Combined with tax increases from the Region, as well as for schools, the proposed

Local Habitat team issues challenge to other local companies

As January came to a close, Marie-Christine “M-C” Perron was able to take at least one item off her bucket list. The Innisfil resident and employee at Aurora’s Bunn-O-Matic has long-wanted to take part in a Habitat...

VOTE 2014: Aurora is “better off now than four years ago,” says Dawe launching re-election bid

Mayor Geoffrey Dawe is not going to rest on his laurels. The Mayor officially announced his bid for re-election at Wednesday’s annual Mayor’s Luncheon...

Energy and change in the air for Saturday’s Mardi Gras

After 14 years benefiting Southlake Regional Health Centre, Carolyn Hamill is eager to see the energy that comes with change. Change is in the air for Ms. Hamill, who co-founded the annual Mardi Gras...


Area Rugs can make a Big Difference in Putting a Room Together By Jean Bisnaire, Niche Decor “My living room feels bare without an area ...

Aurora says thanks, but no thanks to Provincial counter-offer on sports lands

Aurora might need the help of its MPP to ensure local soccer teams have the room they need to play. Following last week’s meeting, Councillors will be looking to MPP Frank Klees for...

Public has sharp words for heritage plan

Plans for a $10 million “heritage park” combining three landmark properties on Aurora’s north stretch of Yonge Street have been put on ice for up to three months – but members of the public have some heated views on how the project has proceeded so far.

Proportional representation makes “every vote count”

This January and February, Canadians from coast to coast are visiting their MPs about proportional representation. Over 400 volunteers from 161 ridings, from PEI to ...

Aurora Winter Blues fest will put spotlight on young singers

Some argue that to really sing the blues you need to have really lived, but that is not an adage adhered to by organizers of the Aurora Winter Blues Fest as they bring together the best and the brightest young York Region talent to be a part of this year’s party.

Canadians earn 9 Olympic Medals in Sochi so far

Now well into the first week of competition, the successes of Canada’s athletes are finally starting to dominate the headlines coming out of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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