January 2018 Archive

Director counters claims on Case Woodlot

(Re: The Case Wood Lot is endangered: reader, January 11) The Town of Aurora would like to clarify a letter to the editor that appeared ...

Stable neighbourhoods must be prioritized by Council

The headline in the December 21 edition of The Auroran indicates that Council will “eye” the interim control bylaw to help protect our stable neighbourhoods. ...

BROCK’S BANTER: A year of claws

By Brock Weir Forward momentum can sometimes be a difficult thing to maintain, but, as we all know, it is pretty easy if someone continues ...

INSIDE AURORA: Predictions for 2018

By Scott Johnston Earlier this month we looked back on events in Town that occurred during 2017. Now, let’s take a peek ahead at what ...

VIEW FROM QUEEN’S PARK: Opportunity to contribute to Ontario’s Budget Preparation

By Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket-Aurora Have a suggestion for this year’s provincial budget? Join the York Region pre-budget consultation being held in Thornhill on Friday. ...

Elegy to Gabriel’s Cafe

I spent nearly every Saturday of my teenage years with a grouchy man in a tiny kitchen. Most Friday nights, too, from the time I ...

Society aims to stamp out stigma surrounding dementia

Despite increased awareness surrounding dementia and all its forms, recent studies have shown there is still a distinct stigma surrounding the disease that effects 564,000 Canadians, over 15,000 of whom live in York Region.

Trump, Winfrey are “empty brands”

(Re: Brock’s Banter, January 18) Maybe it’s just what happens when you take an already “simplistic” idea and “pare it down to its core,” but ...

Labour Minister defends contentious wage increase

Ontario is in an election year, and the Government says the Province is “doing very well” when it comes to prosperity. Economic growth is going well, they contend, unemployment numbers are low, and we’re leading the G7 in growth.

Ward question unlikely to be on 2018 ballot: Clerk

The question of whether or not Aurorans would like to do away with its “at large” Council in favour of a ward system is something residents have been asked before, but it’s unlikely you’ll be asked again when you go to the polls this fall.

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