November 2016 Archive

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.

Developer hails settlement, residents not so much

Aurora Council signing off on a settlement deal over the redevelopment of Highland Gate Golf Course was hailed by the developers last week. “We’re very pleased that Council voted to support the..."

Push for new high school could have ripple effects, politicians caution

A new public high school in northeast Aurora could have ripple effects in other areas of Town, including a consideration on whether or not Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School should be shuttered, cautioned local lawmakers.

Business Excellence Awards to return in 2017 after five year hiatus

After a nearly five year hiatus, the best of Aurora’s business community will once again be saluted by the Town and the Chamber of Commerce.

Get ready for a full month of Blues as Aurora Winter Blues Fest grows

In February, where the days are short, the nights are long, and the flying snow gets everyone a little bit down, Aurora will have more reasons than ever before to sing the blues as the Aurora Winter Blues Festival ramps up the volume.

Historic Willow Farm property acquired by St. Andrew’s College

One of Aurora’s oldest surviving houses is set to turn over a new leaf in its storied history. Willow Farm, which has been on the southwest corner of Yonge Street and St. John’s Sideroad for nearly 200 years, is now part of the St. Andrew’s College campus, a deal the local private school has been eyeing for over 40 years.

Sugary drinks should be phased out of vending machines: Activate Aurora

Activists call for healthy alternatives.

Winter overnight parking ban to be lifted November 15

Aurora residents looking to secure places to park their cars overnight once the snow starts to fly can rest a little bit easier with Council’s decision to lift the ban on overnight parking during the winter months.

Parsa to carry Ontario PC banner in Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill

Michael Parsa was bitten by the political bug at an early age. Having arrived in Canada with his family from Iraq at the age of eight, he soon became ...

Go, Go, Go, Go and See Marquee’s production of Joseph this week

Its message of love, forgiveness and, most importantly, fun has kept audiences around the world enraptured for over four decades, but now is your chance to take part in the phenomenon this week as Aurora’s Marquee Theatrical Productions opens its production of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat.

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