October 2017 Archive

BROCK’S BANTER: Creeping Bluster

By Brock Weir “You don’t deserve it!” This outburst, yelled by the speaker at the top of her lungs, was not directed at me, but ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Thoughts and prayers?

By Alison Collins-Mrakas This week I don’t really have anything to say as I am at a loss for words. The US is once again ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: A better way to communicate

By Stephen Somerville A couple of weeks back, my son had his first day of school, entering high school as a Grade Nine student. I ...

One Book One Aurora wraps this weekend with author talk

Over the past 10 months, Aurorans have had the opportunity to all get on the same page, reading from Brian Francis’ poignant novel “Natural Order” as part of the Aurora Public Library’s One Book One Aurora Campaign.

MP’S REPORT: Tax Fairness

By Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill Recently, there has been much discussion about reforming the way our Canadian tax system is structured, specifically concerning ...

Fire hall, new baseball diamonds lead to “largest capital budget in 10 years”

A new fire hall serving Aurora and Newmarket and baseball diamonds behind the former home of Hallmark are some of the big ticket items at the centre of a very big capital budget for the year ahead.

TA’s classic “Death of a Salesman” has timely themes: director

It wasn’t always on his radar, but for the past few months, Arthur Miller’s classic play, Death of a Salesman, has become a way of life for Shawn Rocheleau. Earlier this year, Mr....

Aurora men thank “guardian angels” for second chance at life

Brian Golder describes himself as “an older gentleman” but a very thankful one. In fact, he views himself as an older gentleman “given a second chance at life.” On Tuesday, Mr. Golder had...

Fleury family ploughs fertile ground in new exhibition

You may no longer recognize their name, but their influences are all around. From local landmarks to the Town of Aurora’s own flag, there are signs of the Fleury family everywhere you look, but all too often this founding family’s contributions as a leading employer and agricultural innovator are forgotten to history.

Park auction will benefit patient care at Southlake hospital

If you’ve ever wanted to leave behind a lasting legacy in Aurora – and have your name remembered for generations to come – you will soon have your chance with Southlake Regional Health Centre. A parkette near the intersection of...

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