June 2016 Archive


York Region gears up for Pride Week

The raising of the rainbow flag has significant meaning for Amanda Kenegje and Mike Blackburn. As president and vice president, respectively, of the York Region chapter of


Saints lacrosse returns to throne as CISAA champs

It was business as usual for the two most dominant teams in CISAA lacrosse over the past decade, but this time, the Saints of St. Andrew’s emerged the victors.

Yonge Street parking proposal up for further talks later this year

A proposal to overhaul on-street parking on Yonge Street has some life in it yet. The plan, proposed by Mayor Geoff Dawe, to reduce traffic to one lane in each direction to create two lanes of dedicated on-street parking will be the subject of further discussion later this year when Council tackles the 2017 Budget.


“Why Wait?” invests in people with developmental disabilities

Individuals and families with developmental disabilities are set to receive new unique housing options. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services, was in Aurora...

Theatre Aurora calls for “support” from the Town in lease battle

Aurora has marked a new lease for Theatre Aurora as a “high priority” item after several members of the venerable local institution sounded off on the ongoing “battle” between themselves and the Town over their new lease agreement.


Business leaders build case for new hotel

Before Aurora can build a firm case on why hotel chains should invest in the Town, Aurora needs to build a case proving it can support one, according to local businesses.

Aurora “willing to attempt mediation” on Highland Gate redevelopment

By Brock Weir Aurora is “willing to attempt” Board-led mediation on the redevelopment of the former Highland Gate Golf Course. Council unanimously passed a notice ...

Alan Doyle

Wild West Hoedown gets east coast spin with Friday headliner Alan Doyle

By Brock Weir This year’s two-day Wild, Wild West Hoedown will kick off with a decidedly eastern flare with Friday night headliner Alan Doyle. The ...

Get up and be active during Aurora’s Recreation & Parks month

Summer officially arrives this month, ushering in a season of being outside for some fun in the sun, so get outside to our local greenspaces to mark Aurora’s Recreation & Parks Month – or #aurorarpm16.


McLeod Nature Reserve is “Bio Blitzed” with Land Trust

Settling in northeast Richmond Hill, Aurora native Heather McLeod took a piece of Aurora with her. Planning her garden, she dug up a few ferns from her parents’ wooded land and transplanted them to her new place, where they flourish to this day. Now Heather Emery, it was an emotional experience for her to walk on that land again on Friday.

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