April 2017 Archive


Director out at YRDSB after damning report

Aurora mulls switch to internet voting

Councillors cast doubt on internet voting at Tuesday night's General Committee meeting.

Independent audit moves forward on Joint Operations Centre

An independent audit to look into full costs of – and just what went wrong with – the construction of Aurora’s new Joint Operations Centre moved forward last week amid comments the numbers were being used as a “political football.”


Step back in time and put your best foot forward at Home Show

“Bigger and better” has become something of a cliché in recent years, but this is 2017 and there are many reasons for things to actually be bigger and better.

Education Minister “deeply troubled” by YRDSB report

Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter says she was left “deeply troubled” by observances and recommendations in a report looking into alleged systemic racism and other issues within the York Region District School Board.


Easter Bunny is excited for Aurora return at Saturday’s Egg Hunt

Easter is this weekend and the famous rabbit behind our favourite chocolate eggs is “egg-cited” (his word!) to be hopping back to Aurora this Saturday to spread some sweet and festive cheer.

Owners of vacant homes need to pony up

Ringing in on the vacant home situation in Aurora. I think that there should be a special municipal property tax imposed on vacant homes in ...

Theatre gala was a success

ACT-CO (The Association of Community Theatres – Central Ontario) would like to thank those very generous companies in our communities for their wonderful donation of ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Spring fever in full swing

By Brock Weir We all know the old joke of the ignorant tourist – usually, in fine Canadian tradition, an American in most retellings – ...

INSIDE AURORA: T-shirt Town – Part 2

By Scott Johnston Last year at this time, I posed the question; why we don’t see more Aurora-based captions on T-shirts? This followed a column ...

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