January 2018 Archive

Disagreement over stable neighbourhoods path

I am writing a bit late as this issue surfaced around the holiday period and was not on the front page of the local paper: ...

BROCK’S BANTER: ‘Cause you’ve got personality

By Brock Weir John Steinbeck is quoted as writing, “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty ...

IN GOOD COMPANY: Events to celebrate the Holiday Season!

By Mayor Geoff Dawe Celebrate the New Year with myself and members of Council at the Mayor and Council New Year’s Levee. This new tradition ...

MP’s REPORT: Welcome to 2018!

By Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora I hope that you were able to spend some time over the holidays with friends and loved ones and took ...

Residents must have a voice on stable neighbourhoods

A presentation on October 24 and a motion by Councillor Wendy Gaertner reminded Council that in 2011, an Official Plan was passed. This plan, in ...

Raise your voice to protect stable neighbourhoods

I attended a Council meeting on October 24 regarding the homes that are being bought in the older neighbourhoods of Aurora and torn down and ...

Confusion abounds over what is allowed in stable neighbourhoods: Councillor

There is some confusion about Aurora’s Official Plan, our Zoning By-laws, and what is currently being allowed to be built in our “Stable Neighbourhoods.” This ...

New Year could bring new incentives for affordable housing throughout York Region

The dawn of a New Year could bring the dawn of a new day in affordable housing across York Region. This winter, the Regional Municipality of York is expected to receive a report on a new framework which would put in place incentives to bring about more affordable housing.

Councillors defend lease deal, costs negotiated behind closed doors

Local Councillors are defending a decision made behind closed doors to strike a deal with Niagara College for the use of the Aurora Armoury.

York Region artists keep the Canadian love going in Showcase 2018

Last year, the Society of York Region Artists pulled out all the stops to showcase the best of Canada, reflected through their own unique eyes. But although the Canada 150 year has come and gone, this maple love continues to reign supreme at the Society’s (SOYRA) latest show and sale, Showcase 2018, now on at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

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