May 2017 Archive

Time for engagement on a new memorial: reader

(Re: Vimy anniversary put purpose of Cenotaph into perspective) There’s not much to be added to John Sander’s eloquent letter calling for Council to reconsider ...

Word “glorification” is overused

(Re: Vimy anniversary put purpose of Cenotaph into perspective, May 18) I take issue with this current use of the term “glorification”. It suggests that ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Not Scheer magic!

By Brock Weir As a movie fan, it’s a fairly safe bet that I like drama as much as the next guy. That being said, ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: In praise of trails and biking

By Alison Collins-Mrakas This week, I am ceding my column space to a guest columnist – Richard Doust – who is a member of the ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Conservative Leadership Race

By Stephen Somerville By the time that you read this, the Federal Conservatives will have a new leader. This past Saturday, the Conservatives announced the ...


By Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora It has been a busy spring both in Ottawa and here at home, and the weather is finally warming up. ...


“De-paving paradise” leads to personal growth at Aurora school

Joni Mitchell once said you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, but Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School certainly did and, last week, they got out their hammers and chisels, and did something to get it back.

Newmarket-Aurora PCs ramp up nomination appeal efforts, calling for audit

Members of the Newmarket-Aurora Progressive Conservative Riding Association will continue their efforts this week to seek an appeal into the process which saw Charity McGrath nominated to carry the blue banner in the 2018 Provincial Election.


Church redevelopment clears Public Planning hurdle

Plans for the redevelopment of Aurora United Church and adjacent retirement centre cleared another hurdle last week, receiving unanimous consent from Council members at Wednesday night’s Public Planning meeting.


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.

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