February 2018 Archive

Make Your Voice Heard – it WILL count

This letter is similar to one I just sent to our Mayor and Councillors. I’ve been following the issue around protecting Aurora’s older stable neighbourhoods ...

BROCK’S BANTER: Settling for Silver

By Brock Weir Canadians are often celebrated for their own quiet sense of pride. In some cases this pride is self-celebrated. Whether this pride is ...

POLITICS AS USUAL

By Alison Collins-Mrakas Mainstream media, fringe media and the tinfoil-hat wearing brigade of the blogosphere all play a significant part in how the public’s attitudes ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Stable Neighbourhood Study

By Stephen Somerville Last week in the mail our family received a form letter from the Town of Aurora. The document was a Notice of ...

MP’s REPORT: Your Role in Democracy; Exchanging Ideas at a Town Hall

By Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill The foundation of democracy relies upon an informed and engaged electorate. Democracy only works when we are willing ...

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Queen’s York Rangers heading to nationals

Six members of the Queen’s York Rangers will be skiing and shooting their way into Nationals after a strong showing at the regional biathlon competition in Sault Ste. Marie last weekend.

Council shifts gears on townhouse development

A plan to knock down three homes on Metcalfe Street to make way for a 15-unit townhouse development on three lots was knocked back by Council this week.

Strengthening property rights hits another snag at Council

Efforts to strengthen residential property rights when it comes to bylaw complaints once again hit a snag around Town Hall, amid calls for a stronger warrant system to address complaints.

TA’s Next Fall: A Review

Theatre Aurora takes another look at relationships with its latest play, “Next Fall.” The story by Geoffrey Nauffts revolves around Adam and Luke, a gay couple in a committed multi-year relationship.

Council eyes 55% target for “real food” at concession stands

Aurora has upped the ante on getting healthy foods in the hands of young athletes and residents as a whole.

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