May 2015 Archive

Highland redevelopment offers opportunity for wisdom: reader

This is an open letter to the Town of Aurora and to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. I am writing about the proposed Geranium/ClubLink ...

Average price for “affordable housing” in Aurora stands at $460,000

Aurora could see further chances for affordable housing in the near future, but just what does “affordable” actually mean? That was the question on some Councillors’ minds last week, and they were not pleased with the answer.

Audio recording nixed for closed session meetings

Council has nixed a suggestion to audio record their closed session meetings, despite support from members of Council who believe it’s a move that would avoid trouble down the road.

George Street’s “Dot Project” was team effort: teacher

Thank you for your article about the George Street Closing Celebration and our Dot Project. There were actually two “brainchildren” behind the project, Deb Sinyard ...

Public invited to weigh in on communications at Town Hall

If residents aren’t “getting the message”, it’s time for them to weigh in on why. That was the message taken to heart at Council last week as Councillors examine ways to improve Aurora’s municipal communications strategy.

2015-05-14-07

Mental health programs target stigma for men and boys

All too often men think that silence equates to strength – keep quiet, toughen up, and you’ll get through it. But that is a perception which came sharply into focus as local organizations launched Mental Health Week.

2015-05-28-06

Yellow Brick House is looking for a few good men to eliminate violence against women

Okay, so more than a few would be great, but spreading the word that violence against women will not be tolerated is a message Yellow Brick House is hoping to get out to the community one brick at a time.

2015-05-21-08

Area teens set to receive silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards

By Brock Weir Aurora students Chen Liu and Julia Garbe will be two of 160 Ontario students in Toronto this Saturday to receive their Duke ...

Councillor calls for Provincial action on Highland Gate

Mayor and Council will have first opportunity to tackle redevelopment plan at Public Planning meeting tentatively set for June 24 at St. Maximilian Kolbe C.H.S.

Oak Ridges Moraine review could provide opportunities as Council wants more time to weigh in

Loosening some restrictions on existing Oak Ridges Moraine legislation could provide opportunities for Aurora, according to municipal staff and some members of Council, but more time is needed to properly weigh in on potential changes, they say.

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