September 2017 Archive


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

York Region’s special needs students get pumped for Hoedown

Derek Bunn is already pumped – and what’s pumping him up is still just over a week away. The York Region School Board teacher is starting to lose sleep with excitement for the third annual Student Hoedown, which will take over the Big Top of the Magna Corral on Friday, September 15 for the third year running.


By Jan Freedman Last Saturday was another spectacular hot, sunny fall day at the Farmers’ Market. It seems that fall is trying to make up ...

SAC lacrosse players get a taste of national gold

A pair of St. Andrew’s College’s brightest lacrosse stars are now two-time winners on the national stage.

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