December 2016 Archive

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 ...

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 ...

2017 Budget moves forward for December 13 approval

Aurorans can expect to see the municipal portion of their tax bills increase by 3.1 per cent in 2017.

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.

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 ...

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