August 2015 Archive

BROCK’S BANTER: “And if you threw a party, invited nobody you knew…”

By Brock Weir A couple of years ago, I used this space to vent about a certain dilemma I was having. It wasn’t anything serious. ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Political Theatre

By Alison Collins-Mrakas I don’t know who said it, but someone once said a campaign is no time to discuss policy – or words to ...


By Stephen Somerville Before this column returns to the local themes of people, politics and public affairs, below are some unconnected, stream-of-conscious and (most likely) ...

SENIOR SCAPE: Dog Days of Summer

By Jim Abram The Columbia Encyclopedia defines the Dog Days as the name for the sultriest period of summer, from about July 3 to August ...

View From Queen’s Park: Special Olympics, Hospital Funding, and my Family BBQ

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora I had the honour of hosting Premier Kathleen Wynne in our riding of Newmarket-Aurora this past week, and it included ...

Hillary House National Historic Site participates in Culture Days

Increasingly, engaging with arts and culture has been cited as one of the best ways to increase one’s personal level of happiness.

AYSC season wraps up with annual tournament

The sun was shining last weekend for the Aurora Youth Soccer Club’s annual Stinger Cup tournament, the house-league division championships.

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball’s Storm Avalanche

Getting an early start helps Storm Avalanche develop into champions In September of 2013, ten...

NDP’s Yvonne Kelly wants a government that is “back on track”

Some people might feel that being “hopeful and optimistic in wanting to make things better for everyone” is a bit naïve, but Yvonne Kelly doesn’t think so.

Canadian Tire aims to take over Target location by spring with multiple service bays

Canadian Tire is putting the framework together for their takeover of the former Target store on Bayview Avenue at River Ridge Road.

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