October 8, 2015


Movers and shakers raise thousands for Easter Seals kids


Highland Gate redevelopment “jigsaw” should be split: Councillors

The proposed redevelopment of the former Highland Gate Golf Course to a residential infill development is a complex “jigsaw” which should be split into smaller parcels for both residents and lawmakers to fully digest, according to Council.

Harper makes final push with area candidates

Conservative leader touts trade deal at York Region rally.

Tigers return home to a weekend split

Back-to-back losses to the Kingston Voyageurs were a stinging reminder of last spring’s playoff meltdown for the Aurora Tigers.

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN -- John Webster, Aurora's Official Town Crier, is pictured at King Valley Golf Club on Friday night with a vintage automobile once owned by the Hillary Family ahead of that evening's Hillary House Ball. The fourth annual ball aims to raise money for the upkeep of the Hillary House National Historic Site as well as the work of the Aurora Historical Society. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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A Green vote is a “lucrative investment”, says candidate

If everyone who said they “wanted” to vote Green actually did so when it came to marking their ballots, Canada would be in for a wave of change, says Randi Ramdeen, Green Party candidate for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill.

Ballots set and advance voting open for October 19 Federal election

The nomination deadline has passed and the ballots are firmed up for the upcoming October 19 Federal election.


“How did it get this far?” ask Highland Gate residents

They might have come at the proposal from different angles, but over a dozen residents who stepped up to the microphone at a public planning meeting last week were united in their opposition to a developers’ plan to transform the defunct Highland Gate Golf Course into a residential infill development.

Details on new traffic calming measures to come forward in weeks

Details of a new traffic calming pilot project on five Aurora streets are expected to be fleshed out over the coming weeks following a public meeting on Thursday.


Candidate aims to raise awareness of wildlife and biodiversity on Moraine

Living around Lake Wilcox, 24-year-old Kyle Bowles has seen development rapidly spring up in the area, but as development grew, so did his concern with its impacts on local wildlife.

Party planners wanted for Canada’s 150th birthday – but there might be a catch

If you’re a patriotic Canadian and looking for a good excuse to throw a party, Canada’s 150th birthday coming up in 2017 might be the perfect opportunity. But...


Colours of Fall concert is a Thanksgiving appetizer

Before you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with your extended family, head over to Town Park this Thursday, October 8 for the Town of Aurora’s annual Colours of Fall Concert.

Community Improvement Plan gets first taker

If Aurora wants to encourage Downtown property owners to spruce up their premises and attract people to come into the historic core, the municipality needs to put some money forward to make that happen.


St. Andrew’s College unveils new substantial scholarship

St. Andrew’s College has released plans for a scholarship that could provide immense support for prospective day students.

Longtime TV host McClenny lands in Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

The face of Aurora sports for many years, sports personality Lowell McClenny has been added as the fourth name inducted into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.



U17 Boys Rep Win the CSL Cup

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club’s (AYSC) U17 Boys ended their season on a high note after pulling off a proverbial underdog final round 2-1 win ...

Aurora’s Duthie set to release new book on broadcasting career

James Duthie has been one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian sports journalism for close to two decades. The current host of The NHL on TSN has been around the block and had a firsthand view of mostly every major sporting accomplishment during that time.


Tigers return home to a weekend split

Back-to-back losses to the Kingston Voyageurs were a stinging reminder of last spring’s playoff meltdown for the Aurora Tigers.


Canadian tennis pioneer lands in Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

As a major force in Canadian tennis for over forty years, Ken Sinclair lands himself in the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame as one of two inductees in the “Builders” category.

Action from the 2015 OHL Cup in Toronto, ON March 17-23, 2015. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

York Simcoe Express alumni debuts with OHL’s Knights

Barely sixteen years old, centreman Robert Thomas already has London Knights head coach Dale Hunter smiling. “I’m very...

User fees expected to increase following budget shortfalls

If Aurora’s financial picture stays on track through the balance of the year, the Town can expect an operating budget surplus of over $230,000.


Big things coming for Aurora’s Special Olympians

Sometimes Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are boring, but this was not the case at the Special Olympics Ontario – Aurora AGM last week. There was ...

Arts & Culture


Dining Hall at CDS welcomes students

Students at King’s Country Day School have many meal options in the new state-of-the-art dining hall.


Song Circle turns over a new leaf on 10th anniversary

Even at the age of 21, some performers can be considered veterans in their chosen field. One man of that certain age, for instance, recently approached the open mic at Jonathan’s restaurant.


Local dentist shares passion for African wildlife in new photo exhibition

Shame. It is just one word, but it is a singular utterance that summed up a range of emotions for Aurora’s Ron Goodlin as he joined the ranks of millions around the world horrified by the killing of Cecil, The Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist Walter Palmer.


Burmese Lessons explores politics, love, and the “artist as a young woman”

One Book One Aurora Living in Vancouver, Karen Connelly could hear the drumming of indigenous women in the distance as police and investigators began excavating the farm of serial killer Robert Pickton, looking for bodies of scores of women missing from the city’s Downtown Eastside.