April 2017 Archive

INSIDE AURORA: For Sale, But Not For Long

By Scott Johnston There has been a lot of talk lately about the skyrocketing housing market, and the situation in our Town is no exception. ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: A battle or contest?

By Alison Collins-Mrakas We believe that we have a truly democratically elected government. We believe we have open elections, open nomination contests, open and transparent ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Housing prices

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora For the past few months, not a week hasn’t gone by where a neighbour or constituent hasn’t stopped to talk ...

Internet voting met with skepticism at Council

Those hoping for Aurora to adopt internet voting in time for next year’s municipal election will likely be left disappointed this week as Council prepares to vote down a shift away from the traditional paper ballot.

Food Pantry seeks summer solution for students in need

Each year, the Aurora Food Pantry serves approximately 250 children and teens whose families know that, in many cases, their hardships in providing healthy meals to their kids will be eased somewhat during the school year thanks to in-school meal and snack programs.

McGrath named PC candidate for Newmarket-Aurora

Ms. McGrath was voted Progressive Conservative (PC) nominee in a hotly contested nomination contest on Saturday.

Portraits of Giving honours behind-the-scenes community leaders

As a Grade 11 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Kelly Graham helped lay the groundwork for a project which has the potential to save countless lives across Ontario.

Basketball players set to take over the streets with YNBA

On-street basketball will go well beyond shooting a few hoops in little over a month as the York Region Basketball Association (YNBA) brings three-on-three basketball to Downtown Aurora.

Advantage Rugby aims to get high schoolers recruited

Rugby players in York Region looking to make the jump to the collegiate level will have the chance to do so in front of recruiters at the end of the month.

Sunday Antiques show benefits Alzheimer Society

Local antique dealers have few nearby opportunities to show off their wares, but Sharon Sutton decided to take matters into her own hands this weekend – and all for a good cause – with the inaugural Aurora Antiques Show.

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