May 2016 Archive


Customer is king – or queen – for Business Woman of the Year

It’s been quite a ride since Pam Martin first walked into Creative Colours, going in for a fitting after agreeing to be in a fashion show for one of her favourite clothing boutiques.

Long-term care facility, retirement home planned for south Aurora

A new retirement home and long term care facility will be built in the south end of Aurora, pending Council’s approval this week. Councillors gave the tentative green light at the committee...

Skate parks and brew pub considered in new vision for Aurora

They are buildings that have sat underused and without use for many years, but a new study is suggesting ways to breathe new life into community hubs all around Aurora. Council is set to tackle...


Revamped Pipes & Drums Centre pays tribute to teacher

It isn’t every day you can go to work and walk through the doors of a building bearing your name. But, it is an honour Jim McGillivray experiences every day as he walks

Door-to-door sales ban will protect seniors: MPP

This past spring, Aurora took steps to get tough on door-to-door sales; but now the Province of Ontario is poised to take things a step further with an outright ban on the sales of air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, and water treatment systems.


Less than 60% of Aurora kids are active every day: study

Less than 60 per cent of Aurora kids get the physical activity they need every day, according to a needs assessment carried out by the Town of Aurora and Windfall Ecology Centre.

Life is a never-ending adventure for gardener Dierdre Tomlinson

There are those who go through certain trauma and come through the other side without complaint. Then there are those who are adventurous, promiscuous, chatty enough to take up all the air space around them yet have nothing to say. Some others display aggression against their neighbours. A slice of ordinary human existence? Perhaps. But, this is how Dierdre Tomlinson sees her garden.

Youth artists, musicians take over Cultural Centre for Aurora Unplugged

Emerging musicians, spoken word artists and other performers are set to show the community what they’re made of at the inaugural Aurora Unplugged. Taking over the Aurora Cultural Centre this Friday from 7 – 9 p.m., the Aurora Unplugged Coffeehouse is the brainchild of Joey Ferguson and Jane Taylor of the Cultural Centre to give youth a venue to make their own.

Next phase of Yonge Street Parking Plan due next week

By Brock Weir Next steps to a plan proposed by Mayor Geoff Dawe to limit traffic on Yonge Street in the Downtown Core to one ...

BROCK’S BANTER: In all of us command?

By Brock Weir Some readers will remember all too well Canada’s flag wars of the early 1960s as Liberal Prime Minister – and hometown boy ...

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