May 2014 Archive

BROCK’S BANTER: Pink cowboy hats and boots aside…

By Brock Weir I have said it before, and I have no hesitation in saying it again – the best thing about this job is ...

IN GOOD COMPANY: An exciting Spring!

By Mayor Geoffrey Dawe Spring brings a whirlwind of activity to communities, and Aurora is no exception. After a protracted winter, it’s nice to get ...

Sit down with HCD residents to understand, says McIntyre

Councillor Evelyn Buck has used personal attack and innuendo against me and my motives. In her analysis of Heritage Conservation Districts, it would be more ...

Hotel renos highlight local need: Chamber

Visitors to Aurora’s Howard Johnson Hotel, which has recently been operating under the name Aurora Inn, may have been surprised to find the hotel roped off for closure last week.

Barbarians gear up for 2014 season, urging youth to “TRY” rugby

The Aurora Barbarians held their second annual “Try” Rugby Day, inviting junior and minor players to come out and try the sport for free at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS on Saturday.

Heroes honour heroes in inaugural First Responders Day

Brian Hall was just nine when fate set out the course of his life. It was Christmas Eve and the son of an alcoholic single mother had his life turned upside down when his mom, “feeling she couldn’t handle...

MARKET MUSINGS

By Jan Freedman Thank you to the weather gods that true spring has arrived finally! The first three weekends of this year’s Farmers’ Market were ...

YRDSB appoints new Director of Education

J. Philip Parappally has been appointed as the York Region District School Board’s new Director of Education. Parappally’s appointment will take effect on August 1, ...

Councillor Buck responds to criticism

John McIntyre knows how to tear a strip off when he has a mind to. He also knows where to find me when we are ...

NDP, Greens choose Newmarket-Aurora candidates

By Brock Weir As Week 2 of the 2014 Provincial Election came to a close last week, two more candidates were added to Newmarket-Aurora’s ballot. ...

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