October 2015 Archive

E-books strain Library budget – and they want to turn the page

Aurora Public Library CEO Jill Foster speaks at the launch of Ontario Public Libraries Week on Sunday afternoon. Auroran photo by Brock Weir By Brock ...

Public’s interest best served by LED purchase, says Town

The “best interests of the community” were served by Aurora moving ahead with a $3.5 million plan to switch out the Town’s existing streetlights with energy-saving LED alternatives, despite concerns raised by a local resident last week.

Bells herald start of new campaign for Aurora Cultural Centre

Rob Barfitt was on familiar ground when he came into the Church Street School on Friday. A long-time member of the Aurora Community, he remembers frequent visits to the landmark building to pick up gear as a member of the local Boy Scouts.

Panthers struggling to score in early season

Five games into the regular season, all is not well for the new-look Intermediate AA Panthers, fresh off their return to the Provincial Women’s Hockey League postseason.

Special Olympics Aurora announced as Partners in Play participant at annual general meeting

Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) Aurora was graced with their highest attendance to date last week, one that held some exciting news at the annual general meeting.

Sheppard’s Bush goes high tech for 2015 Haunted Forest

If you’re looking for a few thrills and chills at this weekend’s Haunted Forest, prepare for things to be turned up to a family-friendly eleven thanks to a technological boost from a local filmmaker.

Advance poll crowds frustrate voters

Many left frustrated after waiting up to 90 minutes to cast their vote over Thanksgiving Weekend, but promise to return Monday to rock the vote.

Green candidate makes early exit from Newmarket-Aurora debate

Vanessa Long leaves debate, hosted by Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, in solidarity with Progressive Canadian candidate Dorian Baxter.

Tank and tulips to transform Cenotaph park

Tulip garden to commemorate 70 years of Canadian-Dutch friendship to be dedicated by dignitaries in Saturday morning ceremony.

Klaasen brings music of South Africa in “feel good concert” of the season

Sprucing up her big wigs and donning her shining outfits, Lorraine Klaasen was going for a little bit of Diana Ross when she first auditioned as a singer in a Montreal nightclub in the late 1970s. But...

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