June 2016 Archive

SENIOR SCAPE: Choose to Blossom

By Christina Doyle Oh, goodness no, no changes please! I like the same ol’ same ol’…I like it this way, watching the same shows on ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Reconciliation, subways and retirement

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora At 5:15 a.m., the sun is just beginning to light the Toronto skyline as I enter Queen’s Park to participate ...

Norm Cook turns 100

Birthday wishes go out to Norm Cook who turned 100 on Saturday, May 28. Norm is a long time Aurora resident and ran Norm Cook ...

Letter writing campaign for First Nations funding hits Town Park on Saturday

As a social worker, working with children and families in York Region, the recent issues involving First Nation communities has really distressed me. I, alongside ...


The Loft “walks path” with at-risk youth

"The Loft", Aurora's drop-in for local youth, has proved popular with teens, but has evolved from simply fun and games.


Animals will no longer feature in Street Fest following public outcry

Animal displays will no longer be a part of the annual Aurora Street Festival following a widespread public outcry over a petting zoo following this past Sunday’s event.


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...

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