December 9, 2018

John Abel being remembered as a “man with passion”

Mrakas promises “more liveable community” in first address as Mayor

Aurorans want a “more vibrant, more liveable community” that respects our past while also looking ahead to the future, according to Mayor Tom Mrakas in his inaugural address last Tuesday night, which set addressing the issue of stable neighbourhoods as priority number one.

Sports personalities return to roots in Aurora’s Hometown Hockey

He may be known now as the face of Roger’s Hometown Hockey, or the host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, or simply as the man to Don Cherry’s left, but for 23 years, Ron MacLean donned the referee’s stripes.

Risk is essential in advancing Aurora, says Deputy Mayor Kim

2018 – 2018 Council members outline visions for next four years

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HEROES’ WELCOME AT HOMETOWN HOCKEY –The Aurora Tigers and Newmarket Hurricanes families, and local dignitaries, welcome representatives of the Humboldt Broncos to centre ice for Saturday’s ceremonial puck drop. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Lions Club Christmas Campaign gets big boost from Canadian Tire

The Christmas Season is here and that means the Aurora Lions Club is hard at work collecting toys, food, and donations to help make the season bright for local families in need.

Ground officially broken on Holiday Inn Express & Suites

They may have wanted to seek shelter inside after huddling under a tent in the grey, fall chill on Wednesday afternoon, but Aurora’s newest hotel won’t be ready to welcome guests until early 2020.

Jury delivers mixed verdict in Pullano – Hinder trial

A “punch” did take place, but it didn’t cause the injury former council candidate Anthony Pullano alleged in his civil assault lawsuit against Magna’s Steve Hinder, a jury ruled last week - but no injury resulted from the incident. Conversely, the jury awarded Mr. Hinder $50,000 in his defamation counterclaim against Mr. Pullano.

Packed house welcomes surviving Broncos to Hometown Hockey

Sometimes, hockey is more than just a game. That was the sentiment shared by Ryan Straschnitzki, one of a handful of former Humboldt Broncos players to make the trip to Aurora for last weekend’s Hometown Hockey event, before the Aurora Tigers game Saturday night hosting the Newmarket Hurricanes.

Wayne Emmerson re-appointed Regional Chair

Re-appointed Chair said he feels the Province will make changes to both the Region and local communities, and he called for a place at the table in those discussions.

AHS student continues support for Kerry’s Place with holiday gift cards – and so can you

Gift cards are always a safe bet for those on your shopping list this time of year; but local student Amanda Bishop is spicing up the occasionally bland gift of plastic by coupling it with an opportunity to give back. Amanda, a Grade 11 student at Aurora High School, is...

John Abel being remembered as a “man with passion”

Mrakas promises “more liveable community” in first address as Mayor

Aurorans want a “more vibrant, more liveable community” that respects our past while also looking ahead to the future, according to Mayor Tom Mrakas in his inaugural address last Tuesday night, which set addressing the issue of stable neighbourhoods as priority number one.

Sports personalities return to roots in Aurora’s Hometown Hockey

He may be known now as the face of Roger’s Hometown Hockey, or the host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, or simply as the man to Don Cherry’s left, but for 23 years, Ron MacLean donned the referee’s stripes.

Risk is essential in advancing Aurora, says Deputy Mayor Kim

2018 – 2018 Council members outline visions for next four years

Sports

Packed house welcomes surviving Broncos to Hometown Hockey

Sometimes, hockey is more than just a game. That was the sentiment shared by Ryan Straschnitzki, one of a handful of former Humboldt Broncos players to make the trip to Aurora for last weekend’s Hometown Hockey event, before the Aurora Tigers game Saturday night hosting the Newmarket Hurricanes.

Sports personalities return to roots in Aurora’s Hometown Hockey

He may be known now as the face of Roger’s Hometown Hockey, or the host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, or simply as the man to Don Cherry’s left, but for 23 years, Ron MacLean donned the referee’s stripes.

Frost poised for chance at World Junior squad

At the age of nineteen, Morgan Frost feels he is prepared to make his debut on the IIHF World Junior Championship stage.

York9 FC ink Adjei with CPL’s first international signing

A historic first for the Canadian Premier League has one striker returning to a familiar place. York9 FC announced on Sunday the signing of Simon Adjei, the first international player to be signed by a CPL club after a few handfuls of Canadians inked contracts in the opening week of filling the rosters for the league’s inaugural season.

Businesses “Paint the Town Red” for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Shane Goudreau has experienced an iconic Canadian moment. The Kingston-based artist was tasked with ...

Mizzi stays atop OJHL lead with goal against Chargers

The hottest hands in the OJHL stayed lit on Sunday afternoon in the Aurora Tigers’ 3 – 2 win over the Mississauga Chargers.

Aurora’s Bejleri earns League 1’s Young Star award

Marked as Ontario’s top developmental league to the professional level, League1 Ontario’s Young Player of the Year award shines the spotlight on players with a bright future on the pitch.

Express alum Lemieux signs with Spirit

Another York-Simcoe Express product has taken his next steps to the professional level. King’s Ian Lemieux officially signed with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, jumping to the major junior level for the first time in his career.

Young Tigers feel the creative roar, getting crafty to make a difference

The Aurora Tigers’ Peewee A team was looking forward to showing off their creative endeavours next weekend when Rogers Hometown Hockey rolls into Aurora, but...

Former Humboldt players coming to Aurora for Rogers Hometown Hockey

A handful of former Broncos are getting the star treatment in the GTA. Former Humboldt skaters Jacob Wassermann, Ryan Straschnitzki, Xavier LaBelle, and Laye Matechuk are...

Arts & Culture

Youth display innovative ideas for accessibility, literacy and the environment at Fair

By Brock Weir Despite being in just Grade 7, Thomas Bianco is fast growing a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. The Pickering College student once again ...

Polaris-nominated Georgian Bay brings “Songs for a Winter’s Night” to Aurora

Evocative original music will blend with traditional favourites of the season next Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as the Polaris Prize-nominated duo Georgian Bay takes the stage with “Songs for a Winter’s Night.”

Festive Season continues with lighting of Aurora’s official Christmas Tree

Hundreds of people – the young and the young-at-heart – bundled up Friday night for the twelfth annual Aurora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Businesses “Paint the Town Red” for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Shane Goudreau has experienced an iconic Canadian moment. The Kingston-based artist was tasked with ...

“Man in Chair” hits close to home for Drowsy Chaperone director

By Brock Weir When the curtain rises on the Drowsy Chaperone, the first thing you see is a man sitting in a simple chair. He ...

Chefs’ creations and artistic inspiration help warm hearts and bodies this holiday season

The ladles of steaming soup filled the stomachs of the hundreds of patrons who filled the Aurora Cultural Centre earlier this month for the annual Empty Bowls event hosted by the Pine Tree Potters; and the results of each bowl filled will help hundreds of people across the York Region community stay warm --- body and soul – this holiday season.

Historical Society revives role as advocate for heritage preservation

The Aurora Historical Society was founded over 55 years ago to fight for the preservation of local heritage and helping to secure, in the words of Society founder Dr. Leslie Oliver, Aurora’s “jewels in the crown.”

Students descend into realm of dreams and nightmares in Apparitions

We all know the feeling of waking up with a start, but we don’t always know what we were dreaming when that happened. Andrew Basso, a Grade 11 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, didn’t have to dig too deep in trying to remember a nightmare. His ...

Support Your Local Artist: 2018 Aurora Studio Tour gearing up for weekend show

We know the importance of buying local when it comes to fruits, veggies, meat, and anything else that might need to go on your shopping list – but, what about art? If you’re looking to check a few names off your gift-buying list this holiday season, local artists encourage you to come out next weekend for the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

Christmas Market returns for three-day holiday extravaganza

Get ready for the start of a new local tradition as the Town of Aurora gets ready to launch a new three-day outdoor Christmas Market on November 30. Outdoor Christmas markets, particularly in Toronto’s Distillery District, have been traditional destinations for local families for many years.

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