August 8, 2018

2018-08-09-02

To Serve & Savour could be biggest-ever fundraiser for Wounded Warriors

Accessibility concerns are being addressed at Library Square: CAO

The number of accessible parking spaces in the latest plans for Library Square has climbed from two to three, and planners are leaving the door open for more as designers address concerns surrounding accessibility.

Wonder Woman brings “Girl Super-Power” to Movies in the Park

Last year, Gal Gadot’s new take on the classic character Wonder Woman introduced this kickass superhero to...

Junior A Tigers beef up blue line with offseason deals

The junior hockey roster carousel keeps spinning, and with it comes a new set of faces to defend the Aurora Tigers’ blue line.

2018-08-09-08
MUSIC DESTINATION – Singer Marshall Dane wows the crowds at Town Park last week at Concerts in the Park, which takes place each Wednesday night at Town Park. This week, August 8, the featured entertainment is the homegrown Borealis Big Band while next Wednesday, August 15, showcases New Brunswick rocker Jordan Lutes. Concerts run 7 - 9 p.m. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Council looks at how to promote local needs in National Housing Strategy

The Federal Government’s National Housing Strategy has established a pot worth more than $13 billion intended to be invested in the repair and renewal of affordable rental housing, and Aurora is looking to see how they can get a piece of the action to address local needs.

2018-08-09-01

Aurora Votes 2018: Gaertner wants Aurora to “stick to the plan”

Wendy Gaertner has seen issues come, issues go, and issues addressed during her four terms on Aurora Council, but one perennial topic that has been top of mind during each of those terms has been the revitalization of Aurora’s Downtown Core.

Lutes offers “music for all occasions” at Concerts in the Park

He first picked up his guitar as a teen to impress the girls – and, by his own admission, it was a pretty successful tactic. But now that he’s got the girl, and some kids to boot, New Brunswick-based singer-songwriter Jared Lutes finds inspiration on the road.

2018-08-09-04

Mark your calendar: Doors Open at Merlin’s Hollow

Don’t miss your chance to visit Merlin’s Hollow on Saturday, August 18 as part of the thirtieth annual Doors Open Aurora Event. Be sure to drop by between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 181 Centre Crescent (a tiny road off of Centre Street between the railway track and Industrial Parkway with the garden the only house on the left).

2018-08-09-05

Basso honoured with Youth Award for making community more inclusive

She has dedicated her life so far to making a positive difference in the lives of others within her community, and now Nicole Basso has been honoured by her community for her efforts.

2018-08-09-02

To Serve & Savour could be biggest-ever fundraiser for Wounded Warriors

Accessibility concerns are being addressed at Library Square: CAO

The number of accessible parking spaces in the latest plans for Library Square has climbed from two to three, and planners are leaving the door open for more as designers address concerns surrounding accessibility.

2018-08-09-03

Wonder Woman brings “Girl Super-Power” to Movies in the Park

Last year, Gal Gadot’s new take on the classic character Wonder Woman introduced this kickass superhero to...

Hallmark lands go to baseball in Council U-turn

Athletes will now get two baseball diamonds on the Hallmark Lands after Council made a U-turn last week on how the property should use.

Site plan approval in stable neighbourhoods get Council green light

Aurora’s stable neighbourhoods will soon have extra protections in their corner. Council last week gave the green light to a new Site Plan Approval bylaw for new developments, redevelopments, and additions equal to or greater than 50 square metres within three communities identified as “stable neighbourhoods” – Regency Acres, Aurora Heights, and the neighbourhoods surrounding Town Park.

Sports

Aurora FC director says 2026 World Cup will have “huge impact” on Canadian soccer

Though still eight years in the future, the 2026 FIFA World Cup is arguably already changing the landscape of Canadian soccer.

2018-08-09-07

York 9 FC names Brennan as inaugural head coach

A student of the game for over thirty years, Canadian soccer legend Jim Brennan now steps into the role of teacher. The former TFC captain, and founding organizer of York 9 FC of the newly-formed Canadian Premier League, was announced as the team’s first head coach at a news conference on Friday.

2018-08-09-06

Junior A Tigers beef up blue line with offseason deals

The junior hockey roster carousel keeps spinning, and with it comes a new set of faces to defend the Aurora Tigers’ blue line.

2018-08-02-05

Aurora FC ride hot streak to win over North Mississauga

Halfway through the League1 Ontario season, the Aurora FC men’s side is hitting its stride. The club picked up its second win of the 2018 season on Sunday evening, a 3 – 2 victory over North Mississauga SC, as part of a 2-1-1 streak dating back to mid-June.

2018-08-02-06

Varsity Lions fall to Oshawa in OFC first round

The Varsity York Legion Lions roared through the Ontario Football Conference in 2018, only to be muffled in week one of the post-season. The league’s second-best defense clashed with the league’s top offense in a battle between the Lions and Oshawa Hawkeyes at St. Max Kolbe field on Saturday, with the Hawkeyes’ high-flying passing game coming out on top 28 – 9.

Jays eliminated from North Dufferin playoff contention

A perennial contender in the North Dufferin Baseball League will be sitting out of this year’s postseason.

2018-07-26-04

Apps debuts on rugby sevens World Cup stage

An up-and-coming force on the world rugby stage, Olivia Apps traded in the blue, black, and white of the Aurora Barbarians for the red and white of Team Canada in her national debut at the Rugby World Sevens in January.

2018-07-19-09

Aurora Soccer Club feeding community through charity games

Barbecue, beverages, and the beautiful game: what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and for charity nonetheless?

2018-07-19-08

Aurora FC climbing League1 table after draw

In a league where every point is precious, Aurora FC’s 1 – 1 draw with Whitby’s Darby FC on Saturday was a monumental step in climbing the League1 ladder.

2018-07-12-07

Keeper battle leads to scoreless draw for Aurora FC

With plenty of chances on both ends, Aurora FC and West Ottawa each had chances to put away their League1 matchup for good with just one strike.

Arts & Culture

2018-08-09-04

Mark your calendar: Doors Open at Merlin’s Hollow

Don’t miss your chance to visit Merlin’s Hollow on Saturday, August 18 as part of the thirtieth annual Doors Open Aurora Event. Be sure to drop by between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 181 Centre Crescent (a tiny road off of Centre Street between the railway track and Industrial Parkway with the garden the only house on the left).

2018-08-09-02

To Serve & Savour could be biggest-ever fundraiser for Wounded Warriors

2018-08-09-03

Wonder Woman brings “Girl Super-Power” to Movies in the Park

Last year, Gal Gadot’s new take on the classic character Wonder Woman introduced this kickass superhero to...

Save the date for Doors Open Aurora 2018

The Town of Aurora and the Heritage Advisory Committee are once again preparing to celebrate our popular Doors Open Aurora Event. This year, Doors Open Aurora features fifteen sites. Many sites feature historical buildings built in Aurora, or provide unique experiences tied to nature, art or culture.

Gorman named new Library CEO

Bruce A. Gorman has been named the incoming CEO of the Aurora Public Library. Mr. Gorman, who comes to Aurora as CEO of the Woodstock Public Library, will take the helm...

Platinum Blonde returns to Ribfest stage next month on 30th anniversary tour

Platinum Blonde, along with Rik Emmett & Resolution 9, were announced as the Ribfest headliners on Wednesday night

2018-07-12-01

Countdown is on for Wild, Wild West Hoedown

Photographers, models set out to prove Age is Just a Number

Seeing NHL ice time as a teenager is quite a rarity. Morgan Frost, a centreman who just turned nineteen in May, is hoping to make it a reality.

2018-07-05-06

Olivia Freeman crowned 2018 Aurora Teen Idol

Olivia Freeman has never set foot in a recording studio, but she’s about to do just that after being crowned Aurora’s 2018 Teen Idol on Canada Day.

2018-07-05-10

Library Square development takes significant step forward

Three-storey addition to Church Street School approved in principle.

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