November 2016 Archive


Plenty of Reindeer Games at Wednesday’s Tree Lighting

Santa’s reindeer are in a competition right now on just who will be joining him in Aurora next Wednesday as he helps turn on the lights of Aurora’s Official Christmas Tree. After a rollicking...


Santa’s long-time helper gets new gig at 91

Long-time mall Santa Harry Vowles breaks in a new gig -- Aurora's "Head Elf" -- thanks to the Town, his seniors' residence and a local business.

A new high school shouldn’t spell the end of Williams: Council

A new high school should be built on Aurora’s east side, but a new school in the Town’s fastest growing neighbourhood shouldn’t mean the end of Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School.

Pilot Yonge and Wellington turning ban gets final green light

A three-month pilot project, which will see a ban on left turns made on Yonge Street at Wellington starting in April got the final green light at Council last week.


Tigers rally to beat Icehawks

The Aurora Tigers further separated themselves from the Ontario Junior Hockey League basement with their first road win of the season on Friday.


Santa’s looking forward to seeing bright Aurora faces at this Saturday’s Parade

Here Comes Santa Claus – and he’s looking forward to seeing your smiling, sparkling faces as he makes his way down Yonge Street this Saturday in Aurora’s annual Santa Under the Stars Parade.

Youth speaks out on US election

I know some of you will complain that I share too much of my opinion on social media. I have been told by some that ...

The Great North American Wall

Coming to you soon! … Wonderful employment opportunity! WANTED – able people to build the “TRUMP” wall between Mexico and the US. Bring your own ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Buffering… Buffering…

By Brock Weir On Thursday night, local Progressive Conservatives gathered at Aw, Shucks’ Pearl Room, the popular restaurant’s reception facility, to acclaim Richmond Hill businessman ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Initial thoughts on President Elect Trump

By Stephen Somerville Before this column returns to the local themes of people, politics and public affairs, below are some unconnected, stream-of-conscious and (most likely) ...

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