November 2016 Archive

Aurora residential increase starts at projected 2.23 per cent

Budget deliberations began this week and Aurora residents can expect to see a combined increase of 2.23 per cent on residential tax bills – for now. With talks on the Town’s 2017 Capital Budget wrapped last month, Council began...

Citizen Budget survey leaves Councillors with questions

Some Council members might find it encouraging that most of the respondents in this year’s 2016 Budget Survey are happy with the bang they get for their tax buck, but it is all in the eye of the beholder as Budget talks get underway.

Potential northeast high school back up for Council talks November 22

The clock is counting down on a 30 day deferral on Council spurring dialogue between residents and the York Region District School Board on making a new high school in northeast Aurora a reality.

Saturday Night Live Meets CDS in Cyclone Hilarity

We all need a good laugh now and then, which is why Grade 7-9 students at The Country Day School will be taking aim at your funny bone during their first scripted comedy troupe written by students – The Cyclone City Comedy Revue – on November 17 and 18.


Solar power shines bright on top of SARC

Hundreds of Aurorans burn off energy under the roof the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex each day, but now what’s on top tells a very different story. On Thursday, Mayor Geoff Dawe and representatives from SolarShare Cooperative cut the ribbon on the new solar installation project on top of the Complex (SARC), a 20-year lease deal that has been over five years in the making.


Mustangs to face Warriors in YRAA Championship rematch

It’s a case of déjà vu in York Region football. In a predictable rematch, the St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School Mustangs of Aurora will face the Huron Heights Warriors of Newmarket in the York Region Athletic Association’s championship on Saturday, after dominating performances in their semifinal matchups.


Aurora Sports Hall of Fame a family affair for Stemmles

The Auroran touched last week upon two new inductee’s into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s hallowed halls, longtime NHLers Mike Murphy and Mike Kitchen. This week, Olympic skier Karen Stemmle, and Canadian figure skating legend Sheldon Galbraith, share the spotlight in rounding out the 2016 class of Aurora’s most celebrated athletes and coaches.

Sports sponsorships could be found without consultants’ help: Council

Aurora’s arenas and pools now boast the names of Highland Automotive, Aurora Toyota, Canadian Tire, and Pfaff, to name but a few companies that have recently purchased the naming rights to municipal facilities – but further sponsorship opportunities must be found by in-house staff, according to Council.

Take a trip around the world with every sip of scotch

Tickets are selling fast for an opportunity to take your taste buds on a trip around the world through the liquid brown gold of scotch.


St. Max puts a modern spin on Remembrance Services

Stepping into St. Maximilian Kolbe Secondary School in the lead-to Remembrance Day, you’re greeted with the site of poppies falling from the sky, scattering on a tomb representing the Unknown Soldier.

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