November 2016 Archive

IN GOOD COMPANY: Get involved and have your say

By Mayor Geoff Dawe I was recently at a meeting at Southlake Regional Health Centre and heard something that resonated with me. A physician said: ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Building Ontario Up

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora Building Ontario Up For Everyone Act Last Thursday, the Ontario government introduced the Building Ontario Up For Everyone Act (Budget ...

Elected regional chair is all about “democracy,” says MPP

“One word: democracy.” That is the word from Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard when asked why people should care whether or not the Chair of York Region Council should be elected by residents in all of York’s nine municipalities.


By Jan Freedman As most of you are gearing up for the holiday season, the Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair’s indoor season is winding ...

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.


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 ...

New plan intended to boost economic development in Aurora

Aurora is set to overhaul its economic plans in implementing a new system after a survey found the current model was falling short.


Warriors corral Mustangs in YRAA football final

The Huron Heights Warriors of Newmarket once again proved why they are one of the top high school football programs in the country.


Minor Bantam AE Tigers “Storm the Centre” in Toronto

It is every young hockey player’s dream to skate on the same ice as their NHL heroes. While the Minor Bantam AE Aurora Tigers may have fallen just short of reaching the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, they...


By Ron Weese What began as a simple but powerful report prepared by Statistics Canada and the World Health Organization in 2006, set off a ...

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