November 2017 Archive

BROCK’S BANTER: Change in the Brisk Air

By Brock Weir As the grandchild and great-grandchild of a raft of servicemen and women, Remembrance Day always has a special place in my heart. ...

Governor General’s remarks “out of line”

Last Wednesday the Governor General took on climate change deniers, occult practices and, unfortunately, people of faith. She said, in incredulous tones, “We are still ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Protecting our existing neighbourhoods

By Stephen Somerville I was reading last week’s edition of the Auroran and spied editor Brock Weir’s article about the issue of protecting the unique ...

MP’S REPORT: Plan for “Real Change” is Working

By Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora The past few weeks in Ottawa have been full of exciting news as our government has been hard at work ...


By Jan Freedman Now that we’re in November, thoughts will turn to Remembrance Day on the 11th and the gratitude we owe to so many ...

Road construction has led to a serious hit on downtown businesses: owner

Ongoing construction on Brookland Avenue near Yonge Street has led to a serious financial hit for area business owners, leaving one to question whether the Town cares for the little guy

Service levels will be maintained through 2018 budget – but no room for expansion: CAO

By Brock Weir There will be little wiggle room when Council begins deliberating the 2018 Operating Budget this Saturday. With a firm budget established so ...

Local houses get into festive fun for Holiday Home Tour

Two Aurora homes will be among the five York Region showplaces dressed up to the Christmas nines this week as Pickering College hosts its 13th annual Holiday Home Tour.

Milestone Mural to be unveiled at community celebration

Talented professional – and amateur – artists have been hard at work creating a lasting legacy and this Sunday the community at large will be able to take in the fruits of their labour as the Canada 150 Milestone Mural is unveiled outside the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Henderson neighbours continue fight for “forest”

Concerned Aurora residents filled Council Chambers Tuesday, signs in hand, continuing their efforts to preserve a piece of natural forest on the Town’s west side.

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