October 2017 Archive

On-street winter parking restrictions set to return after pilot project

Aurora residents could once again face a ban on overnight on-street parking during the winter season pending a decision of Council this week. Last year, the Town...

Rent subsidies nixed for groups displaced by Library Square construction

When the wrecking ball finally clears Library Square as early as this fall, several community groups will need to find accommodation elsewhere. But Council is set to reject a staff recommendation this week calling on the Town to subsidize their rent.

Aurora looks to Georgina for animal shelter service

Aurora is set to wrap up its long relationship with the OSPCA, joining with three other York Region municipalities in contracting Georgina to handle animal shelter service.


Daughter’s legacy allows local family to make $20K donation to SickKids

Toronto’s Hospital For Sick Children became a second home to the Watkin family. At the hospital day in and day out as their daughter Sarah received treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, they soon found everything they needed was there as Sarah bravely...


Holy Spirit helps nature reclaim their bit of “concrete jungle”

Paradise may have been paved to put up a parking lot in Joni Mitchell’s world, but in the world of Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, paradise was asphalted over for a playground.


By Jan Freedman This is my last column of the 2017 outdoor season of the Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair. We will close at ...


Mustangs football falls short against King City Lions

By Jake Courtepatte The race to this year’s YRAA football finals could come down to the wire. A pair of upsets last week has created ...



Holly Biasi of Ducks Swimming won two gold medals in February at the 2017 Swim Ontario Winter Festival Provincial Championships for Girls 13, in both ...

SENIOR SCAPE: It’s Happening at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre!

By Jim Abram Silver Stars Present Ebenezer Scrooge The Silver Stars ensemble cast will be performing this play on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December ...


Hotel breaks ground with 12 month completion target

If rain is considered good luck, Aurora’s incoming Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham will soon be a goldmine for investors and visitors alike. Dignitaries gathered under umbrellas Monday evening to formally break ground on the new hotel site, which will be constructed at 180 Goulding Avenue just south of Leslie and Wellington.

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