May 2017 Archive


Neighbours still at odds over Aurora United Church plans

Councillors last week said they hoped neighbours could come together to build a consensus over Aurora United Church’s redevelopment plans before they render a final decision this summer – but, as far as bridges go, there is still a wide gap to cover.


Van Schaik is Aurora’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

Owners of vacant homes should face tax penalties: Council

Aurora might soon have the tools at its disposal to crack down on the owners of vacant homes – hitting them in the pocketbook. Council has tasked municipal staff with developing a list of options available to the municipality to impose a vacant home tax, a provision which was made in the recent Ontario Budget.

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Balanced Budget: Improving Health Care and Education

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora OHIP+ and Health Care Investments I spoke to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce last week about Ontario’s recently released 2017 ...


FLOW Water bins the plastic bottle concept for eco alternative

When Nicholas Reichenbach decided to market the alkaline water flowing out of his family-owned spring in Bruce County, the last thing he wanted to do was create “just another plastic water bottle company.” He wanted to be a “disruptor ..."


Saturday’s Powwow will signal new beginning

Footprints often show where we’ve been but this Saturday footprints will show where we’re going as Indigenous Leaders converge on Aurora to usher in a new beginning.


“Horrendous and growing” waitlists face adults with intellectual challenges

Since its inception, Community Living has envisioned a society where people who have intellectual disabilities have equal rights, respect, acceptance, a sense of self-worth and ultimately belong – and it is a vision that is being celebrated this month in Ontario.


Aurora Community Band to debut original song for Canada 150

O Canada and The Maple Leaf Forever are just two patriotic songs that have reached “anthem” status – officially and unofficially – in our collective consciousness since Confederation a century-and-a-half ago. But, will a specially commissioned song by the Aurora Community Band to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year have the potential to reach those heights? Well, there is no better way to tell...

Emerald Ash Borer treatment could see u-turn in Aurora

Should Aurora treat the ash trees lining streets with a more expensive, less controversial chemical to fight the deadly Emerald Ash Borer, or spend a bit more money and replace trees impacted by the bug sooner rather than later? That is...

Southlake receives 2.2 per cent boost from Province

Southlake Regional Health Centre will have more resources available to them this year to address patient care – with a $5.75 million boost from the Ontario government.

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