December 2016 Archive

Snow – and new on-street parking rules – cause headaches

This past weekend, as the snow mounted, many Aurora residents were left wondering when their roads would be cleared – so much so that Mayor Geoff Dawe took to social media to offer his apologies on behalf of the Town.

2016-12-22-12

SAC charity drive brings cheer to youth in need

By Jake Courtepatte Not all of Santa’s elves are at the North Pole: it seems some are at St. Andrew’s College. SAC students and staff ...

2016-12-22-09

Stuffed animals #Make150Count for Alzheimer Society

Lily Edmunds knows all too well the positive impact therapy animals can have on those living with Alzheimer’s Disease. The young philanthropist walked the walk with her own grandmother, and now, thanks to a grant to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017, Lily is helping spread that positivity to the Alzheimer Society one stuffed animal at a time.

2016-12-22-02

Regency Acres P.S. hosts Festive Shop

On December 7 and 8, Regency Acres P.S. held its third annual Festive Shop. This is an event that gives students the opportunity to shop ...

2.4% tax increased approved at last Council of 2016

By Brock Weir Aurora households can expect a 2.4 per cent tax increase in the New Year, following Council’s approval of the 2017 Municipal Operating ...

2016-12-22-06

From Aurora – and Canada – with Love: Letter-writing project collects over 6,000 Christmas cards for soldiers

2016-12-22-03

Stuffing purses for “sisters” spurs humanitarian mission

How much thought did you give to putting on your socks this morning? Unless you were trying to pick up the perfect statement sock for your Christmas party, chances are slipping them over your feet is so routine you barely remember.

Planning for Bayview high school does not consider future growth: Board

A new high school on Bayview Avenue to address the needs of Aurora’s fastest-growing community might not be on the York Region District School Board’s horizon for the next 10 years

2016-12-22-13

Tigers fall in first meeting of Yonge Street rivals

By Jake Courtepatte Both the Aurora Tigers and their stuffed friends hit the ice at the Aurora Community Centre when the Newmarket Hurricanes came to ...

New garbage contract addresses old complaints – but at a cost

By Brock Weir Aurora is set to renew its garbage and waste removal contract with Green For Life (GFL), a move which is hoped to ...

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