April 2015 Archive

Home Show move provides new opportunities for Chamber of Commerce

It is crunch time for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce as they gear up for the annual Aurora Home Show next weekend.


By Alison Collins-Mrakas I was stuck for an idea for a column this week – not because I don’t have anything to say, but because ...

Council wants Federal support for housing as election approaches

All Federal parties are at the ready for an election this October, but before the politicians hit the campaign trail, they should be pressed for a commitment for affordable housing, according to Aurora Council.

Famed figure skating coach Galbraith dies at 92

The figure skating world lost one of their builders last week when coach, and former Aurora resident, Sheldon Galbraith passed away in Newmarket last week.

Dexter gets his hands dirty launching Cops for Cancer

Red glasses perched firmly on the bridge of his nose, six-year-old Dexter Matheson gave them a reassuring tap before receiving the buzzing shears from a local hairstylist.

York Region students join forces to battle stigmas surrounding mental health

Mental health has no face, nor does it have any limits, but it is not something that should be avoided or shied away from, according to York Region students.

TA’s Down Dangerous Passes Road: A Review

Theatre Aurora kicks off the spring season with the one act play “Down Dangerous Passes Road”. Written by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard, it tells...

Highland Gate neighbours have many questions ahead of redevelopment open house

No man is an island, as the old saying goes, and that might be a sentiment shared by residents living around the now-defunct Highland Gate Golf Course.


By Lois Brown, MP Newmarket-Aurora Most of you will have heard about the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal late April 25. I know ...

Art of Wine returns with distinct Italian flavour

The red gold pressed, fermented, bottled and poured by the best vineyards in Italy will flow in Aurora this May, as the Aurora Cultural Centre brings together the best vintages to demonstrate the Art of Wine.

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