December 2016 Archive

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 ...

Residents largely satisfied with Highland Gate settlement

Over the past year, Lorraine Coens had been one of the most vocal residents of the Highland Gate community opposing redevelopment plans. That was a position she maintained until less than a month ago, speaking out against the minutes of settlement reached between the developers, the...

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 ...

2016-12-08-08

Texture reigns supreme in “Raw Material” show

The word “blacksmith” often conjures up cozy images of a man hunched over an anvil, hammering a glowing red hunk of iron into shape and searing it onto the hoof of a horse. But the very idea of shoeing a horse makes Kyle Thornley blanch.

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.

2016-12-08-07

Former Tiger shortlisted for NHL draft first round

A key component of last season’s Junior A Aurora Tigers squad has been projected by the NHL as one of the first thirty picks in the 2017 entry draft. Alex Formenton, one of only two Tigers to suit up for all 54 games in the 2015-16 OJHL season, signed with the OHL’s London Knights in the offseason.

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