September 2016 Archive

Yonge and Welling turn restrictions delayed pending fall reports

Aurorans will have to wait until the second half of October – at the earliest – to learn the future of a pilot project which would see left-hand turns restricted at Yonge and Wellington Street during peak times in an effort to improve traffic flow.

Aurora’s Chen Liu set to receive Duke of Edinburgh gold

In a time where so many people his age can’t wait to get up in the morning with a bit of Snapchat or wind down at night seeing what people have been up to on Facebook, Chen Liu relished the chance to simply disconnect.

Lachance shuts out Pickering for first Aurora Tigers win

There is almost an audible sigh of relief resonating throughout the Tiger den. Five games into the 2016-17 OJHL...

Reform-seeking Councillors await recommendations to overhaul OMB

Provincial leaders this fall are set to propose changes to legislation around the Ontario Municipal Board for public input. While it isn’t yet known what these recommendations might entail, municipal politicians from around the Golden Horseshoe are clear in their recommendation: significant reforms are needed.

BROCK’S BANTER: Redialing the Hotline

By Brock Weir “It’s one more thing to check off my bucket list,” said a British woman of a certain age as she was looking ...

Explore the next phase of Love this season at Theatre Aurora

As a York Region paramedic, Sergio Calderon has experienced humanity in a way that is different from many people. He has been present where a person takes their first breath of life, holding them when they breathe their last, and, he says, everything in between. He has seen more than his fair share of grief, loss and tragedy, but there is...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Remembering in a more permanent fashion

By Stephen Somerville I was happy to read in the last edition of The Auroran an article by Brock Weir entitled, “Veterans to be celebrated ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: The Tyranny of the Perpetually Aggrieved

By Alison Collins-Mrakas A friend was recently recounting to me a hilarious story about an office colleague that drives everyone bonkers. If I was to ...

Local talent takes on Rising Stars competition

Local dancers let their talent shine at the Canadian National Exhibition’s Rising Star Talent Competition this past weekend.

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Prorogation, Go Transit, Economy and more

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Arora Proroguing the Government What a busy and exciting summer it has been. It’s been great to be out in our ...

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