May 16, 2019

St. Max marks 10th anniversary with celebration of everyday heroes

Henderson Forest advocates claim a victory at Committee

Residents fighting for the preservation of woodlands on Henderson Drive claimed a victory Thursday night as Aurora’s Committee of Adjustment rejected plans to redevelop the site for residential use.

Ward review won’t wait for Province

Public consultations on adopting a ward system in Aurora won’t wait for the Province, according to Council.

Barbarian women earn opening win versus Toronto Scottish

By Jake Courtepatte Just one week into the 2019 Ontario Women’s League season, the Aurora Barbarians have made their mark. The Aurora women took to ...

2019-05-16-02

PROUD COMMUNITY – Drag Queens Carmen Del Rae, E’Claire Devereaux and Athena Vegas perform at the York Regional Police’s Aurora headquarters on Tuesday afternoon at a special ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. The festivities were held in partnership with York Pride. Members of the York Regional Police, York Pride and Pflag gathered with local dignitaries – including Mayor Tom Mrakas and Councillor Rachel Gilliland – to raise the Pride and Transgender Pride flags. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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St. Max marks 10th anniversary with celebration of everyday heroes

Henderson Forest advocates claim a victory at Committee

Residents fighting for the preservation of woodlands on Henderson Drive claimed a victory Thursday night as Aurora’s Committee of Adjustment rejected plans to redevelop the site for residential use.

Ward review won’t wait for Province

Public consultations on adopting a ward system in Aurora won’t wait for the Province, according to Council.

Paws in the SARC gives your dog the chance to shine

By Brock Weir If you’ve ever watched dogs blaze a path to glory through an agility course, or make a splash with some diving and ...

The fight isn’t over, says activist Judy Rebick

Judy Rebick used to hear a lot of young women distance themselves from the cause, saying, ‘I’m not a feminist,” but, over the last five years, the tide seems to be turning – for better or worse.

Canadian Tire plans clear hurdle amid resident concerns

Plans to reconfigure the former Canadian Tire site on Yonge Street at Murray Drive to allow for more retail and restaurant space cleared a Council hurdle last week amid noise and traffic concerns from nearby residents.

Red tape and green technology colour MPP’s Chamber breakfast

Cutting red tape and boosting supports for green technology added colour to a recent breakfast hosted by the Aurora & Newmarket Chambers of Commerce for Aurora’s Provincial Representatives.

Funding shortfalls for road projects raise Council eyebrows

A further report investigating the funding for road rehabilitation projects on Yonge Street, Edward Street, Golf Links Drive and Dunning Avenue has been requested by Council after local lawmakers raised questions on how the project had been budgeted.

Faced with funding shortage, senior driving service seeks support

Faced with a future funding shortage, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and affordable transportation for seniors in York Region is looking for support.

Jim Tree celebrated for 40 years’ service to Aurora

He’s been through 14 elections, seen seven different mayors, 43 Council members, 10 CAOs and six directors, but Jim Tree is still going strong at the Town of Aurora.

Sports

Barbarian women earn opening win versus Toronto Scottish

By Jake Courtepatte Just one week into the 2019 Ontario Women’s League season, the Aurora Barbarians have made their mark. The Aurora women took to ...

Ex-Tiger Delmas named captain of Niagara Purple Eagles

The latest former Tiger to lace up for the Purple Eagles will be leading his flock of NHL hopefuls onto the ice next season.

SAC grad tackles his way to CFL’s Stampeders

Linebacker Fraser Sopik traded his red for purple in the 2015 season, and has come full circle back to red in 2019.

Late Canucks beat reporter had roots in Aurora

A familiar face among the Vancouver Canucks community, beat writer Jason Botchford passed away suddenly of heart failure last weekend, leaving the hockey world in mourning.

Aurora FC off to hot start in League1 Ontario season opener

Just one week into what team staff are calling a “rebuilding process”, the Aurora FC men have already gathered three points in the 2019 League1 Ontario season.

Get off the couch and on your feet for the Community Better Challenge

Aurora’s Goodrow plays hero in Sharks’ series win

Only seven minutes of ice time, but a memory to last a lifetime.

Byfield “humbled” by OHL Rookie honours

A familiar face around the Aurora rinks has been lauded as the top first-year player in the Ontario Hockey League.

Walk for Wellness raises more than $17,000 for senior services

They laced up their running shoes, did their stretches and, in some cases, unfolded their walkers or whipped out their Nordic walking poles, and hit the track last Saturday with the same mission – to raise much needed funds for senior services in York Region and South Simcoe.

York 9 FC set to kick off inaugural season this weekend

For fans of the green and black, the day is finally here.

Arts & Culture

Youth actors find their voices at Theatre Aurora this week

Portraits of Giving recognizes Gonsalves for lifetime achievement

When she and her family first arrived in Aurora, Rosalyn Gonsalves quickly set to work making the place she decided to raise her family a better place to live.

Museum opens cupboards to show fabric of Aurora

Mary Beth Hess couldn’t help but lean to get a closer look at the Aurora Museum & Archives last week – after all, it’s not every day your wedding gown is displayed on a mannequin for all to see.

Children’s music brought to life with familiar community faces

Walking into the Aurora Public Library with her kids in 1987, Kathy Reid Naiman just wanted to introduce her kids to the journeys that can happen between the pages of a book; but this particular trip set the Aurora mother on a different journey all together, one which is set to come full circle at the Aurora Cultural Centre next week.

Kaleidoscope project will bring Cultural Centre into Aurora schools

Since its inception, the Aurora Cultural Centre has been delivering arts to Aurora within the walls of the historic Church Street School, but now, through a collaboration with the Town, local school boards and local private donors, they’re preparing to take the show on the road.

Theatre Aurora’s Stepping Out: A Review

This play by Richard Harris is about several strangers in North London who are taking dance lessons at a low-end studio. Each character has their own reasons for being there, and over the course of the show we discover more about their fears, motivations and relationships.

Peaceful portage departs on path towards Truth & Reconciliation

By Brock Weir A peaceful portage, bringing together the artistic talents of dozens of local students, set out for Aurora on Tuesday night on the ...

Running Forward – or running out of time? Tire tracks tell a story in new exhibition

What do you see when the rubber hits the road? Do you see where someone has already been, or do you see an already carved path to where you want to go?

Science and art combine to sound environmental alarm bells

As a citizen scientist for a conservation authority near Lake Couchiching, Jennie Clark was tasked with documenting not only water quality, but the impacts of climate change on the surrounding area.

Feeling the pressure to be perfect? Artists, advocates have a four-letter response

Before he took his own life in the 1990s, James Peek said the pressure he felt to be “perfect” had become too much. It was a feeling that resonated with those he left behind, not the least of whom was his sister Michelle, who has dedicated her life to doing something about it – now armed with a simple and provocative message...

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