October 2016 Archive

MP’s REPORT: Autumn Times

The House of Commons returned on September 19 for the fall session, but I was fortunate enough to attend many local events this past month ...


By Jan Freedman The Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair has now closed the outdoor season and not a moment too soon, as the cooler ...


Aurora’s forgotten stories are brought to you by the letter “A” (through Z)

Disturbing and moving: those are the two words that come to mind when local historian Jacqueline Stuart uses when telling how she uncovered the story of a little known Chinese immigrant who came to Aurora in the early 1900s and forged a successful career as a laundryman. When he died in the 1930s, she found accounts of Aurora bigwigs saying he was a “well-respected” member of the community. But, would any of them have gone as far as to call him a friend?

New fire hall, sports fields focus of Aurora’s 2017 Capital plan

A new fire hall on St. John’s Sideroad at Bayview Avenue and new sports facilities are among the top items up for discussion next week as Council gears up for talks on the 2017 Budget.

Seniors Care addition could prompt change to public planning process

A four-storey addition onto a seniors’ care facility in an established southwest neighbourhood could prompt a change in how residents will be informed about applications on nearby properties.

Accessible washroom trailer will help community achieve full potential

If you’re living with a disability, the last thing that should keep you from coming out and being an active part of your community is worrying about whether or not you can use the bathroom, according to local activists.


Saints soccer looking to recapture CISAA title

The St. Andrew’s College Saints are on a path to revisit the magic that brought them the Canadian Independent School Athletic Association soccer championship in 2014 – and so far, they’re off to a good start.


Express Atoms win hometown tournament

The York-Simcoe Express Atoms have proved they are the best of the best in AAA minor hockey, and on home ice to boot.

Get technology working for your business at Aurora Chamber Tech Expo

The Aurora business community is invited to attend the inaugural Aurora Chamber Tech Expo during BDC’s Small Business Week. On Thursday October 20, 2016 from ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Lost on the Irony Challenged

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Following the recent presidential debate, among the more bizarre news items making the rounds is a new conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton’s ...

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