December 2016 Archive

Let the Lions help you get your Christmas wrapping done – and help those in need this season

Christmas is just over a week away and around this time of year you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of gift wrapping you have ahead of you. Fear not.

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 ...

Average household to see $168 tax hike

Aurora residents can expect their tax bill to increase by 2.4 per cent – or approximately $168.29 for the average local home assessed at $770,000 – in the year ahead after Council signed off on the 2017 budget Tuesday night.

Aurora Tigers on a cold streak

By Jake Courtepatte A resurgent November for the Junior A Aurora Tigers has led into a December that has seen the team making the same ...

Many “distortions” in Trump letter, says reader

(Re: Media “controlled” election message”, December 1) There are many distortions in the letter “Media ‘controlled’ election message” that was published in The Auroran on ...

BROCK’S BANTER: The Suggestion Box Runneth Over

By Brock Weir Chances are, if you have ever been a member of any sphere of the workforce you have experienced the office meeting loop. ...


By Jan Freedman It has been a long time since the beginning of May and now the Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair is about ...

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.

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Bidding on the Olympics

By Stephen Somerville Canada has bid to host both the summer and winter Olympics a number of times, holding the 1976 summer games in Montreal ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Loyalty points protection, Southlake and more…..

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora If you collect loyalty points, with plans such as Air Miles, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve got greater protection ...

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