February 2015 Archive

Industrial Parkway widening proposal is dead on arrival

A plan floated at Council to widen the entire length of Industrial Parkway to four lanes fizzled last week after staff reports pegged the project at more than $30 million.

Tigers clinch OJHL regular season title, face Newmarket in first round

For the first time since 2006-07, the Aurora Tigers are back atop Ontario Junior A supremacy. The regular season champs clinched...

Councillors should question every report

(Re: Residents want less spent on “culture”, according to Aurora’s Citizen Budget) This report should be treated in the same fashion as many submissions which ...

SENIOR SCAPE: Year of Sport

By Charles Sequeira As we are aware, the Federal Government, and now our Town of Aurora have proclaimed 2015 the Year of Sport. As such, ...

Project manager set to oversee completion of Joint Operations Centre

By Brock Weir A project manager is set to come on board to oversee the completion of Aurora’s Joint Operations Centre. Council approved the new ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Igniting the Passion

By Brock Weir “Their inspiration has ignited in all of us a greater sense of purpose and certainly citizenship,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti at ...

Aurora Nursery finds new home after United Church fire

Last April, Melissa Giannotti and Kim Galluccio were looking after 13 kids one Friday morning at the Aurora Nursery School. It was a typical day in the nearly 40-year-old YMCA daycare program until shortly after 10 a.m., when it became a day to remember.

Comparisons not apt for “mythical” downtown core

I am referring to the comment attributed to Mayor Dawe in your January 29, 2015 issue. Regarding the proposed Yonge Street parking overhaul, I quote: ...

Speeding up St. John’s interchange with Hwy 404 is top priority

Moving forward interchange by over a decade would alleviate foreseen traffic trouble, according to Councillor Michael Thompson.

Turn restrictions are “absolutely ridiculous”

After reading some proposals for the Yonge and Wellington nightmare, I think it is absolutely appalling that Councillor Mrakas is proposing no left turns at ...

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