August 2017 Archive

2017-08-31-03

Province puts future of historic college building up in the air

It has gone by many names over its first century, whether it is De La Salle College, Pine Ridge hospital, or any number of Provincial departments. Soon, it could add another name to the list: history.

INSIDE AURORA: Stumped

By Scott Johnston I’d heard a lot about the 20 foot tall carving that had recently been completed in the Holland River valley in Town, ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: It isn’t just a statue

By Alison Collins-Mrakas What is a statue? Is it a work of art? Is it a representation of a thought, a feeling? Is it a ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Holland Marsh: Government there for farmers when bad weather hits

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora Farmers have a tough job but they do it well, even in difficult times. This season several parts of the ...

2017-08-17-06

Hungry kids – and adults – get healthy options at local rec centres

Whether you’ve just finished a few lengths in the pool, perfected a half-pipe, or wrapped up your cardio routine on the treadmill, chances are you’ve worked up a good, healthy appetite, but now there are healthier options available at local recreation centres to satisfy your hunger pangs.

Sports Dome deal will save taxpayers $40,000 a year: Council

The privately-owned Aurora Sports Dome is set to become a “municipal facility” in a deal expected to save taxpayers upwards of $40,000 a year. Council has given the green light to a staff recommendation which will see the Dome on Industrial Parkway North near the Aurora Family Leisure Complex declared a Municipal Capital Facility, closing a lease loophole which has seen the Town pay property taxes on behalf of the operator.

MARKET MUSINGS

By Jan Freedman If the sudden downpour could have held off for another 30 minutes or so, it would have been a perfect day at ...

Harlequin brings “the soundtrack of our lives” to Ribfest

It has been over 40 years since singer and guitarist George Belanger jumped at an opportunity to join a fledgling band and, over that time, he and Harlequin have criss-crossed North America, building up a staggering fan base.

2017-08-17-08

Ford revs up local PCs as they pledge to listen to “grassroots”

The Progressive Conservative Party will listen to their riding associations, said Doug Ford at a fundraising event Sunday for Newmarket-Aurora PC candidate Charity McGrath.

Aurora FC women win big over Woodbridge

Meghan Reynolds and Courtney Chocol put on quite the show for the Aurora FC in a whopping 7 – 0 win Sunday over the Woodbridge Strikers.

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