March 2017 Archive

2017-03-30-10

Height will be hurdle for church redevelopment

Residents and Council members alike said they were “thrilled” last week with designs for a new Aurora United Church, but an adjacent retirement home that is integral to the rebuild plan could prove to be a significant stumbling block.

2017-03-30-02

Cardinal Carter student inspires through Canada Reads

If you happened to turn on CBC Radio for Canada Reads this week and thought you heard a few familiar voices – you were right, thanks to Sheetal Kapadia.

Tennis dome tax break request raises eyebrows

A request from the operators of Aurora’s new Marilyn Redvers Tennis Centre to be exempt from property taxes raised objections around the Council table last week as lawmakers weighed any benefits it might have to users and residents alike.

2017-03-30-07

Novice Tigers take home OMHA gold

By Jake Courtepatte The Tigers are provincial champions, thanks to the Novice AAs. After going 49-10-5 in the regular season, the Tigers cruised to an ...

Williams issue more “complex” than letters indicate

It is clear based on the letters to the editor in the March 9th edition that the complexity of the issues surrounding the new east ...

Open House gets great turnout

On behalf of Nature Aurora, I would to thank you for doing such a great article on us for the paper. Because of that, we ...

2017-03-23-03

Canadians “deserve a real choice,” says leadership candidate Raitt

Following the 2015 Federal Election, which swept the Conservative party into opposition after nearly a decade in Government, re-elected MP Lisa Raitt was one of the first Conservatives out of the gate to speak out about what went wrong. Now, in a crowded field of...

2017-03-23-08

O’Leary offers “cocktail of celebrity, business and politics” to oust Trudeau

A public persona honed on reality TV is one of the biggest “misconceptions” about Kevin O’Leary, says the leadership candidate – but, if his celebrity can mix with business and politics to “kick [Justin Trudeau]’s ass,” that is a bonus.

BROCK’S BANTER: Masters of Destiny

By Brock Weir You can’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes – and, truth be told, you can’t walk a ...

ACTIVATING AURORA: Daily Physical Activity in Schools

By Ron Weese With all the controversy about sex-education curriculum, daily physical activity (DPA) requirements for children in elementary schools has had little attention. It ...

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