September 2017 Archive

Time to start thinking about 30th Hoedown

The 29th Magna Hoedown has come and gone. And what a year it was. Since its humble beginnings hosted by Frank Stronach as a backyard ...

Volunteers needed to sell pink ribbons

Chances are that someone in your life has or will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second ...

BROCK’S BANTER: The luxury of “taking a knee”

By Brock Weir One would think there are bigger fish to fry. In the middle of large swaths of his country clamoring to clean up ...


By Scott Johnston I loved Halloween when I was growing up. Although, like any normal kid, the thought of getting free candy was awesome, for ...

Everything old is new again at inaugural Windfall Harvest Festival

If you think “sustainability” is a new concept, think again. For previous generations, nothing went to waste. Energy was only used when needed, animals were used from tip to tail, and time was spent in the great outdoors. But, everything comes

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Aurora business growing

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora Prime Data has been based in Aurora for over 20 years. Last week the firm opened its new, expanded location ...

IN GOOD COMPANY: Celebrating Autumn

By Mayor Geoff Dawe I would like to thank the residents and visitors who attended the Multicultural Festival and the Mosaic 150. This was a ...

Protecting automotive sector backed by Council

A motion from Mayor Geoff Dawe calling on the Federal Government to speak up for the automotive sector in upcoming NAFTA talks received the backing of Council.

Food Pantry faces demand for the basics as Thanksgiving approaches

His first step into the Aurora Food Pantry was an eye-opener for Dan Ferguson. Six years ago, he experienced a change in work, had some free time on his hands and decided to see if any community organization needed the time he could offer.

Filmmaker brings story of resilience to Aurora with Last Harvest

Heading back to the place of her birth, Hui Wang found herself at a crossroads. Back in China for research on an upcoming project, she found herself at a creative crossroads as the project ultimately fell through. However, following her instinct to stick around for just a little while longer, Hui Wang (Jane) found herself at another

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