July 2017 Archive

Addressing Islamophobia: Weigh in

A national think tank is attempting to address the rise of Islamophobia, fear, and division among Canadians. Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada have increased ...

On Omar Khadr

$10.5 Million pay-out (+apology). Cheque in hand…laughing all the way to the bank… Alex Vander Veen Aurora

BROCK’S BANTER: Palate Cleansers?

By Brock Weir It is a natural reaction to avoid uncomfortable situations. Even though we might be reluctant to say so, we all do it. ...


By Alison Collins-Mrakas I was watching CNN the other day, as per usual, and, when I stopped yelling at the TV (Trump’s new talking head ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Stop texting/emailing and driving

By Stephen Somerville I was in my car the other day driving southbound on Highway 400 when out of the blue, appearing in my rearview ...

MP’S REPORT: The Height of Summer

By Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora It has been a busy start to the summer here in Aurora. It was a pleasure to join together with ...

Ladies get Ball-sy to help out their favourite causes

To make a difference, sometimes it takes some balls – just as the women of the Aurora/Newmarket Ladies Ball Hockey League. There might not be skates, but some of our area’s fastest women are lacing up their running shoes, taping up their hockey sticks, and getting their balls warmed up for their summer tournament, the end of another fun season on the ice-free floor of Arena One of the Aurora Community Centre.

Stories of Aurora – and Canada – integral to Community Mural project

Whether it is a relaxing feeling of sitting in a Muskoka chair, beer in hand, looking over a lake at sunset, or memories of standing on the side of Yonge Street watching Terry Fox go by on his Marathon of Hope, “Canada” can be an evocative phrase. As it turns out, it is a perfect springboard for the community to converge and brainstorm ideas for the Canada 150 Milestone Mural which will be a lasting legacy in Aurora marking the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation.

“Just party with us,” says Music Festival headliner MonkeyJunk

Admit it – you probably have some preconceived notion of what it means to sing the “blues” – ranging anywhere from plaintive, to sad, to angsty – but you’re probably wrong. In fact, musician Steve Marriner has one of his own: “complaining.” But the

DOORS OPEN 2017: Doors are always open at Hillary House!

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Hillary House is that “I have passed it a hundred times and never thought to come in,” then now is your chance!

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