May 2014 Archive

Hillary House stands tall in new exhibitions

The rich history was on full display this past weekend in Aurora, and considering the formation of Aurora dates back nearly 170 years, the pickings are all but slim.

Jobs in focus as Provincial campaign hits Week 2

As the Provincial Election campaign settles into its second official week, local focus is shifting to jobs and public services. Last week’s announcement by Tim Hudak that 100,000 public sector...

“Spirited” Aurora Spartans take basketball gold as division champs

Heading into the Ontario Basketball Association’s Provincial Cup in Kingston last week, the Aurora Spartans U13 bantam boys basketball team knew they had tough fight ahead of them as the eighth seed in Division 6.

SENIOR SCAPE: Praise the King! (Louis XIV)

By Sylvia Dickens Were it not for King Louis XIV, we might not be enjoying strawberries today. He was the first to take up serious ...

Colourful exhibition highlights contemporary Aboriginal issues at Cultural Centre

The day before the RCMP released their report on missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Native artists expressed their pain and healing through their work in Aurora.

Afghan vets saluted on National Day of Honour

Stepping up to the podium on Friday afternoon, Sergeant Jason Kloos of the Queen’s York Rangers did so in front of his wife, his baby, and a host of dignitaries from the police force and two levels of government to share his story.


Last Sitting Day of the 40th Parliament was Most Memorable By Frank Klees, MPP Newmarket-Aurora Thursday, May 1st turned out to be one of the ...

Native women share perspectives in landmark exhibition

As a Metis woman, Nathalie Bertin didn’t discover her Aboriginal heritage until she was in her mid-20s. In Ontario and Quebec, she says, assimilation happened much earlier than it did in Western...

Ballard, Twinney take unpaid leave from Council for provincial race

The race is on. After NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced Thursday her party would not be supporting the Liberal Government’s budget on Thursday, Premier Kathleen Wynne went to Lieutenant-Governor David Onley to call a general election for Thursday, June 12.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: June Horoscopes

By Jodie Cara Lindley Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Home is where the heart is this month. Know and confront your fears of the ...

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