September 2016 Archive

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 ...

“Aurorans demand apology,” says resident

An Open Letter to Mayor & Council: I am fiercely Canadian of proud Italian Heritage living in Aurora. The proud Italian community feel the betrayal, ...

“I get it!” says reader

An ex-neighbour I met had seen more recent pictures of my family than I had. So, I understand the joke I just heard on the ...

2016-09-15-03

Sheppard’s Bush goes to the dogs with the Lions this Saturday

Dog lovers – and even just those looking to have a good stroll – are invited to come out to Sheppard’s Bush this Saturday for the Lions Foundation of Canada’s Purina Walk for Dog Guides, which aims to raise money to train guide dogs for people with a variety of challenges, ranging from blindness to autism.

Four-storey retirement home plan alarms southwest neighbours

Residents in southwest Aurora say they were surprised to discover a four-storey addition to a neighbourhood retirement home could soon dwarf the surrounding homes after not being notified the plan was making its way through Town Hall.

Hoedown to get “wilder” for York Region’s special students

“Bigger and wilder” – that’s what York Region teacher Derek Bunn is promising as he and Magna prepare to welcome nearly 1,000 of York Region’s special needs students to Aurora this Friday for a Hoedown of their own.

2016-09-15-07

Old works yard could breathe new life into Hillary House, neighbourhood

Hillary House, Aurora’s only National Historic Site, could get a new lease on life thanks to a potential grant to mark 2017’s Canada 150 celebration – and one of the Town’s old works yards.

Culture Days at the Aurora Cultural Centre

By Jane Taylor Aurora Cultural Centre The Aurora Cultural Centre welcomes you for an afternoon of discovery and delight in celebration of Culture Days on ...

2016-09-15-05

Saints defender O’Connell signs to play D1 hockey

The St. Andrew’s College Saints are sending yet another graduate to a top NCAA hockey program. Ryan O’Connell joins a long list of Saints Old Boys to play D1 hockey, signing last month to suit up for the Boston University Terriers in the 2018-19 season.

2016-09-15-06

Aurora United sunk by Skillz FC as season draws to close

Another multi-goal effort from All-Star Simon Adjei was not enough for Aurora United FC to best their division rival Toronto Skillz FC on Sunday.

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