December 2016 Archive

POLITICS AS USUAL: Electoral Reform

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Recent elections in multiple countries have brought into stark relief the need for electoral reform. Shocking results in France, in Italy and ...

MP’s REPORT: Happy Holidays!

By Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! As ...

Overhaul and more oversight needed in Town’s bylaw department: resident

Aurora’s bylaw department needs a significant overhaul, along with alternative ways of resolving disputes, according to a local resident.


Comedy classic “A Christmas Story” spans generations at Theatre Aurora

Making her way through the first season of Theatre Aurora’s theatre school 13-year-old Maria Necola has learned you should “never be shy to give it your all when you are performing” – even if you’re standing on stage surrounded by actresses playing “sassy” girls and you’re bringing to life the iconic role of Ralphie from the equally iconic A Christmas Story.

Hospice ramps up programming – this time for family caregivers

Hospice King-Aurora-Richmond Hill launched a new area in care on Friday, expanding their service to address the needs of family caregivers throughout the community. The new program, “Sharing the Care,” will ...

Waste diversion could save money on garbage costs: staff

Faced with an increase in the cost of waste removal of over half a million dollars come 2018, Councillors say they hope deflecting waste out of the typical garbage channels can help reduce costs overall.

Further consultation planned on parks, trails in new Highland Gate development

Last Thursday’s decision by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to clear the way for the redevelopment of the Highland Gate lands led many area residents – both living around the former golf course and the community at large – to question what comes next.


Salvation Army tackles unseen problem through Kettle Campaign

As you do your Christmas shopping and hear the gentle jingle of the Salvation Army’s bells reminding you to drop some money into their kettles, chances are you envision your money going to help underprivileged families celebrate the season with a nice turkey and a few gifts to open.


Aurora Panthers searching for PWHL playoff spot

The Aurora Panthers are on the outside looking in at the midway point of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League season.

LONDON, ON - OCTOBER 16:  Victor Mete #98 of the London Knights skates with the puck against the Saginaw Spirit during an OHL game at Budweiser Gardens on October 16, 2015 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Knights defeated the Spirit 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Victor Mete

Mete eyeing spot on World Junior hockey roster

2016 has been quite a year for Victor Mete. After winning the Memorial Cup with the London Knights, and subsequently being drafted into the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens, the former Country Day Schooler is looking to earn a spot on the coveted Canada under-20 roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

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