October 2016 Archive

Aurora Tigers rebound from seven game slump

If it’s broke, fix it. That was the thought process of Aurora Tigers owner Jim Thomson and his staff when they made a series of roster moves over the past week to try to rebound from a sluggish start.

“Old Aurora” resident questions turn restrictions

(A letter to Mayor and Council) I live in Old Aurora with my wife and three young children. I do appreciate that the Town organized ...


By Brock Weir When it comes to books, people are firm in their convictions. Either they are a hard copy kind of man or woman, ...

INSIDE AURORA: Palette Peril

By Scott Johnston “I have a complaint about the inclusivity of a recent Town event…” The Mayor sighed inwardly. These were the sorts of comments ...

MARKET MUSINGS: Outdoor Market season ends this Saturday

By Jan Freedman It’s difficult to believe that the outdoor market season is almost over; it seems to me as if we just opened. However, ...

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 ...


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.

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