December 2017 Archive

2017-12-21-07

Temple of Fame will once again harness the power of local women – 100 years on

A century ago, Aurora women were looking to their heroines. It was a dark time in our history. World War One was still raging, thousands of Canadians had died, and suffrage was still something being fought for. But where there is darkness, there is also light. By breathing life to their heroines – women who led empires, changed the world through the written word, or exercised everyday heroism in the raising of their children at home – they too were determined to shine a light onto the world around them.

Canada 150 will go out with a bang at Family First event

2017 has been a year of celebration as the country has marked 150 years since Confederation, but the year will truly go out with a bang as fireworks take centre stage at Family First Night.

Interim control bylaw has “serious ramifications”

Well, I have finally clued in to the fact that the OMB referenced in OMB Reform, actually stands for “Over-the-top Mrakas Bombast.” In his incessant ...

On the other hand…

I don’t usually do this but I figured why not! Someone has to say a big “Thank you” to our busy Councillor Tom Mrakas. I ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Silver White Winters

By Brock Weir I’m continually reminded that sarcasm simply doesn’t translate well in the wilds of the internet. Through the written word, it is rather ...

INSIDE AURORA: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

By Scott Johnston ‘Twas the night before Christmas, it’d been a long day Planning for that evening, was well underway Despite the last minute rush, ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora This is my last column before Christmas. I hope you and your family have a very happy, healthy and safe ...

IN GOOD COMPANY

By Mayor Geoff Dawe As 2017 comes to an end, let’s take the time to celebrate all the wonderful milestones and events of this year ...

Restrictions on developments in stable neighbourhoods eyed by Council

The new year could bring a temporary crackdown on new building projects in Aurora’s stable neighbourhoods. Council last week tasked staff with coming up with a proposal for an Interim Control Bylaw intended to restrict developments in established communities with older housing for up to a year.

2017-12-21-04

Kids get a merrier Christmas – thanks to your infractions

A bumper crop of toys were collected in Aurora’s 2017 Toys for Tickets program, but whether this indicates a bumper crop of parking tickets issued by the Town or a cornucopia of generosity from residents, however, remains to be seen.

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