August 2017 Archive

Older neighbourhoods must be protected: reader

The Regency Acres subdivision was built in the late 1950s and featured low rise, single family dwellings. Times are changing with the advent of higher ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Goddess of the Hunt

By Brock Weir A pair of burgundy track pants paired vividly with a ratty, neon orange FUBU t-shirt, which my eleven-year-old self really had a ...

INSIDE AURORA: Location, Location, Location

By Scott Johnston The big news in Town last week was the announcement that a second hotel might be built in Aurora. Although both structures ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Privacy and Public Office

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Do you think you have the right to know about the divorce proceedings of anyone who seeks elected office? The nitty gritty ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Ontario supporting municipalities in fighting climate change

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora Here we are, ready for the Labour Day weekend. Where has the summer gone? It will soon be sweater season ...

Project Angel is lifeline for those at high risk of violence

A good night’s sleep is something we can take for granted. All too often, however, sleepless nights can leave you exhausted and stripped of energy to do the things that need to be done.

Aurora continues quest to snag post-secondary presence

Aurora and Newmarket might still be smarting from losing a bid for a new university campus to Markham back in 2014, but Aurora has not yet given up hope of attracting a post-secondary presence.


Top 10 Showdown finalists get ready for the Hoedown spotlight

Inspiration was just a channel flip away for Schomberg’s Zoe Jayne. Recently named to the Top 20 in the 2017 Hoedown Showdown, the annual competition hosted by Magna International to find Canada’s next country star, Jayne was just about at a loss as to what song she was going to perform before the judges for the semis.


If you’ve boosted your veggies, get ready to power down your phones with Healthy Kids Challenge

By Brock Weir A couple of summers ago, Jen Atkinson trekked out for a remote camping trip. So far, so good, right? The remote location, ...


By Jan Freedman We have been so lucky to have enjoyed beautiful, sunny days and mild temperatures for the last two Saturday markets. Two weeks ...

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