February 2017 Archive


St. Max cruises to YRAA girls hockey final

It’s déjà vu for the St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs. For the fourth year in a row, the varsity girls hockey Mustangs will skate in the YRAA championship series, after an offensive onslaught spelled out a quick semifinal series with Stouffville High School.

Queen’s York Rangers advance to nationals in biathlon

Eight minutes. That is how long it took for Master Corporal Jessica Matile and Corporal Vivian Mullins’ closest opponents to cross the finish line behind them at the Ontario Biathlon Championships.

One week delay would provide better options on Library Square: Councillors

It has taken 17 years – and counting – to determine the future of Library Square, but a delay of just a week or two would have provided lawmakers with a better picture of the future, argued some Councillors last week.

New fire hall will take 13 years to pay off: Treasurer

The Central York Fire Services is planning to make its new fire hall on the southwest quadrant of Bayview and St. John’s Sideroad its flagship, but moving forward full speed on the fifth fire station serving Aurora and Newmarket hit a snag around the Council table last week.


Students help kids facing challenges feed their creative souls

Carter Eby knows his late sister Haddan is beaming with gratitude. As a Grade 10 student a couple of years ago in Pickering College’s Global Leadership Program, he initially shied away from nominating the Haddan Eby Endowment Fund for a student-led fundraising initiative. He didn’t feel putting forward the charity set up in his sister’s name to benefit kids battling childhood cancer was appropriate at that time, says his mother, Kim.


Savour some “forbidden fruit” during Freedom to Read week

Library Square moves forward to next phase

The next phase in coming up with a design for the future of Library Square received the green light at Council last week following a contentious debate.

Ladies strumming up for Winter Blues Fest

By Brock Weir Considering her upcoming performance in Aurora on Saturday night, musician Suzie Vinnick turns to unlikely quarters – Tibet. “I always think of ...


Tigers earn ninth win of the season

Score one for the Tigers. The rebuild season for the...


Ministers bring free tuition, OSAP news to Aurora students

Ontario students will have more affordable opportunities to attend college and university this fall with free tuition for over 150,000 students.

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