November 2017 Archive

Council needs to rethink Metcalfe proposal

We are penning this letter as a result of Council’s recent decision on the development on Metcalfe Street. We cannot understand the division resulting in ...

Town needs to uphold bylaws over Henderson fores

The lands are currently protected by four by-laws which shield its woodlands, valley land, vegetation zones, vulnerable wildlife and habitat from unwarranted development. There’s a ...


Proposal to move historic home for 10 storey apartment hits Council speedbump

It is among the few reminders of the small hamlets that formed what is now Aurora, and now a plan to move the “Red House” from its 170-year-old foundation at Yonge and St. John’s Sideroad to make way for a 10 storey apartment development has raised the ire of Council.

BROCK’S BANTER: Making a memory

By Brock Weir On Sunday evening, I was in Toronto to see Bombshell, the new documentary on actress-cum-inventor Hedy Lamarr, whose innovation is everywhere you ...

POLITICS AS USUAL: Dangerous Crossings

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Speaking as a regular transit user I can say that the future plans for GO in Aurora are great for getting around ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVES: Bringing up children

By Stephen Somerville We all know that raising children is not easy. It is especially hard for a single mom or dad. I saw the ...

MP’S REPORT: Canada 150 Citizen Awards

By Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill For Canada 150 I decided to recognize exceptional people from our community at the Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill Canada ...

Compromise reached on Highland Gate park design

It was intended to be crown jewel of Highland Gate Golf Course’s redevelopment into a residential subdivision, but residential opposition to the proposed 21 acre park design tarnished the jewel before it was even set in stone. But, the park concept is gleaming once again after compromises on its design were reached between area ratepayers, the Town of Aurora and Highland Gate Developments Inc.


Community rallies to support business owner Mike Rathke

Marilyn Rathke could barely find the words to express the gratitude she felt Thursday as people filed through the doors of MR Menswear. The Alliston woman, along with her husband Hans, was there to lend a hand as people opened their hearts – and their wallet – in support of their son, business owner Mike Rathke, who has been waging a second courageous battle against cancer.

Christmas Tree Lighting will also light a flame for peace: Mrs. Claus

Her Santa might be the one making a list and checking it twice, but Mrs. Claus has a few more checkmarks to make before she’s ready to make the flight to Aurora this Wednesday to preside over the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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