February 2017 Archive

2017-02-23-04

Vimy Ridge anniversary to be marked by Rangers with Lt. Gov

One hundred years ago this April, Canadian troops emerged victorious at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a battle which has become synonymous with the development of a unique Canadian identity. To mark the 100th anniversary of...

Library plan needs “measurables”

I was at the library this week and read the Aurora Public Library’s Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2021. I was quite impressed with the ...

“Tolerance has displaced truth,” reader contends

(Re: Trinity moves towards same sex marriage, February 2) I was deeply saddened to read that same-sex marriages are coming to Trinity Anglican. I was ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Toast of the Town

Okay, kids of the late 1980s and early 1990s, now is the moment of truth: if you ever have the occasion to burn a piece ...

NEXT GEN VIEWS: Let’s Get Serious

By Wyatt Savage A serious interview with my Grandpa, Paul Savage: Today we will be comparing life from 1957 to 2017, mainly focusing on school-related ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE; Electricity planning – local advisory meetings

By Stephen Somerville Scanning through the various documents produced by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), it seems that local electricity planning issues will slowly ...

ACTIVATE AURORA: Lofty Goals

By Ron Weese Activate Aurora is based on one foundation: It is that if we are to increase the activity levels of our population then ...

Business signs in Aurora must have one of Canada’s official languages

Businesses in Aurora will soon be required to have at least 50 per cent of their street signs in one of Canada’s two official languages, following a Council decision last week. Council gave the thumbs up to a new bylaw regulating the use of language on signs on February 14 following a 2016 Notice of Motion from Councillor Harold Kim.

Up for sale, Canadian Tire proposes dividing old store into three units

From another big box store, to town houses, and even a condo, speculation has been rife over the future of the former Canadian Tire store in south Aurora since the retailer moved from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue. But, a proposal to turn the store into three smaller stores and pave the way for a drive-thru and other uses on the property raised eyebrows in nearby neighbourhoods and around the Council table.

2017-02-23-10

Community is key in retaining business, says Mayor

By Brock Weir Drawing in new – and fostering existing – businesses were in the spotlight last week as Mayor Geoff Dawe sat down with ...

Next Page »
Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support
Open