January 2016 Archive

BROCK’S BANTER: Or die trying!

By Brock Weir Show of hands – how many of us remember back to those heady days of being a four or five-year-old getting mentally ...

INSIDE AURORA: Groundhog Daze 2016

By Scott Johnston A few days ago, as often happened when I was out walking in the arboretum this time of year, I ran into ...

SENIOR SCAPE: Older Demographic’s Growing

By Jim Abram The Town of Aurora recently updated its Parks and Recreation Master Plan and Sport Plan. This is of particular importance to older ...

MP’s REPORT: Pre-Budget Consultation

By Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora Happy New Year. I sincerely hope everyone had a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family over ...

Taxpayers shouldn’t take a hit over “NIMBYs” at Highland Gate

As a taxpayer, I am not looking forward to a tax increase – Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings are expensive – precipitated by a group ...

Wine tasting for a good cause with the Optimists

The Optimist Club of Aurora is a volunteer group of 50+ members whose mandate it is to help the youth of Aurora. We support creating ...

We’re in a brave new world, says reader

This is a response to the Toronto Star opinion piece entitled “Queen’s Park moves to silence dissent on electricity; A new law would shut down ...

2016-01-28-09

Neighbours “rise up” for better Downtown plan

Aurora’s Cultural Precinct should be backed with a concept that can endure for generations, according to area residents.

2016-01-28-01

Police launch anti-hate campaign across 400 YRT buses

Hate crimes are on the rise in York Region, but many instances simply go unreported. Rather than make...

“Endorsement” of Precinct plan causes Council confusion

Enthusiasm for the future of Aurora’s Cultural Precinct was dampened amid confusion over next steps.

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