September 29, 2016


Open up to “Love” this weekend for Culture Days

So, you wore the dress, you threw the bouquet, and you’re sitting here wearing the ring. Now what?

Aurora woman fighting for life after domestic assault

Investigators with the York Regional Police Integrated Domestic Violence Unit have arrested a 39-year-old man following a domestic-related incident in the Town of Aurora.

Traffic, parking plans hit roadblock

Proposals to improve traffic flow and increase parking in Aurora’s downtown core are expected to be in the spotlight this week after several plans got snarled in a Council jam last week.

Aurora Tigers tamed in losing streak

The Aurora Tigers Junior A club is already looking for answers in a young OJHL season.

Families descended on CYFS Station 4-4 on Saturday for the annual Open House, giving an early kick-start to Fire Prevention Week. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Don’t Wait, Check the Date!” and emphasizes the importance of replacing smoke alarms every 10 years. To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the manufacture date on the back of the alarm. College volunteer Brady Ward shows Xavier how it’s done. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Salvation Army opens its doors at Northridge Community Church

The brick and mortar are set, the paint is dried, and the doors are open at the Salvation Army’s opening of the new Northridge Community Church location.

Safety trumps cost as speed hump project moves forward

The safety of residents outweighed a significant increase in costs last week as Council moved forward on a pilot project to install a series of speed cushions on sections of three busy local streets: Kennedy Street West, Mavrinac Boulevard, and McMaster Avenue.


Garden provides those living with dementia a feast for the senses

In 2014, the Alzheimer Society of York Region moved from Newmarket to Aurora’s newly-minted Cartwright Centre to increase capacity for clients they serve and be part of a community health care hub; now they are growing again – literally – with a new sensory garden.


Businesses aim to get competitive by tackling climate change

There was once a time when businesses turned the other cheek when it came to talking about climate change, worried about the impact trying to make a difference might have on their bottom line.


Culture Days with Theatre Aurora

Get ready for an afternoon of “Borderless Love” with Theatre Aurora as we explore the locations and settings of the five plays thematically packaged in our exciting 2016-2017 season.

Let the music guide you in Library writing contest

Does music fuel your imagination? If so, pick up your pen, pad or keyboard and set down what comes to mind for the Aurora Public Library’s writing contest, held to coincide with One Book One Aurora.


Young entrepreneurs help local leaders get over last-minute jitters ahead of Dancing with the Stars

By Brock Weir The women preparing to hit the dance floor next week to help send kids to summer camp are in the zone and ...


Long-time Auroran Galbraith honoured as a figure skating icon

A lifetime of accolades at the provincial and national level has landed Sheldon Galbraith initiation into local lore, as one of the newest members of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame.

New hours and new drives for Aurora Food Pantry

Fall is in the air and that means new hours and new ways to help the Aurora Food Pantry. Beginning October 1, the...


Mathews completes record-breaking Moraine hike

In her historic seven-day marathon of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail, Aurora resident Kelly Mathews did much more than “take a hike.”



Long-time Auroran Galbraith honoured as a figure skating icon

A lifetime of accolades at the provincial and national level has landed Sheldon Galbraith initiation into local lore, as one of the newest members of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame.


Saints football opens season in dominant fashion

Three games, three wins so far for one of the top preparatory school football programs in the country.


Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Special Olympics Ontario-Aurora

Gary Freeman – 3 gold, 1 silver Mary Haberer – 2 gold, 1 silver Nathan Kim – 3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze Lloyd Brown, ...


Aurora United shut out by Toronto Nitros

Aurora United FC were left with a clean sheet for the first time in seven matches on Saturday when they fell 2 – 0 to the North Toronto Nitros at Sheppard’s Bush.


Aurora Tigers tamed in losing streak

The Aurora Tigers Junior A club is already looking for answers in a young OJHL season.


United FC women cap off inaugural season

A handful of injuries and limited substitution options left the Aurora United women shorthanded in a loss to Darby FC on Friday.


Barbs to meet London in first round of McCormick Cup

A sixth place finish in Rugby Ontario’s top division has set up an interesting post-season matchup for the senior Aurora Barbarians.


Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball – U13 Girls Storm Monsoon

With eight players returning from the previous year and some brand new additions, we were both excited and uncertain to see how the new season ...


Saints defender O’Connell signs to play D1 hockey

The St. Andrew’s College Saints are sending yet another graduate to a top NCAA hockey program. Ryan O’Connell joins a long list of Saints Old Boys to play D1 hockey, signing last month to suit up for the Boston University Terriers in the 2018-19 season.


Aurora United sunk by Skillz FC as season draws to close

Another multi-goal effort from All-Star Simon Adjei was not enough for Aurora United FC to best their division rival Toronto Skillz FC on Sunday.

Arts & Culture


Brandt, Doyle and newcomer Sheppard blow roof off Hoedown

Country star Paul Brandt, Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, and Hoedown Showdown winner Mac Sheppard pooled their talents last week to blow the roof off York Region’s biggest party.

Culture Days at the Aurora Cultural Centre

By Jane Taylor Aurora Cultural Centre The Aurora Cultural Centre welcomes you for an afternoon of discovery and delight in celebration of Culture Days on ...


Multicultural pride showcased at rebooted festival

Organizers promise yearly festival will grow.


Explore the next phase of Love this season at Theatre Aurora

As a York Region paramedic, Sergio Calderon has experienced humanity in a way that is different from many people. He has been present where a person takes their first breath of life, holding them when they breathe their last, and, he says, everything in between. He has seen more than his fair share of grief, loss and tragedy, but there is...


Local talent takes on Rising Stars competition

Local dancers let their talent shine at the Canadian National Exhibition’s Rising Star Talent Competition this past weekend.

“Love Letters” performance will help revitalize Theatre Aurora

A.R. Gurney's popular two-person show opens Theatre Aurora's 2016 - 2017 season on September 18.


Aurora Historical Society branches out for Culture Days

This year, be ready for a double header from the Aurora Historical Society (AHS) for Culture Days on Saturday October 1.


Top 10 raise “goosebumps” in Hoedown Showdown

The judges have spoken, and the Top 10 contestants in the 2016 Hoedown Showdown preparing to work with mentors to bring out the country star inside them.


Thousands celebrate Tragically Hip in Aurora

Town Park was jam-packed with revellers on Saturday night to pay tribute to the iconic Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie.


Theatre Aurora gets seriously fun with new theatre school

Getting up on stage and singing your heart out is one thing, but putting on an entire production is something else entirely. But, behind the scenes work is...