July 17, 2014


Budding Aurora actress prepares for NBC debut

Having used her skills as a debater to take on the world, Aurora’s Natalie Ganzhorn is well-versed in being in front of an audience.


“No reasonable grounds” to charge officer involved in Aurora shooting: SIU

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has concluded there are “no reasonable grounds” to charge a York Regional Police officer involved in an Aurora shooting this spring with a criminal offence.

Residents continue to line up to fill Council vacancy on July 29

Just over a week since registration was thrown open to fill the Council vacancy left by MPP Chris Ballard, a steady stream of Aurora residents have lined up to keep the seat warm.

Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde to headline 2014 Ribfest

Aurora’s 2014 Ribfest will have an extra dose of star power this September with headliners Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde. The homegrown Glass Tigers will hit the stage on Friday, September 5, starting...

Eujung Nam and Kelly Penner take on the roles of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers “Romeo & Juliet” at Theatre in the Park on Saturday night. The show was produced by the Humber River Shakespeare Company, which has been touring with the show throughout the GTA. It is just the latest in a long-line of fun family events at Town Park this summer. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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After coming to practice family medicine for 12 months, Williams wraps up 44 year career

Robert Williams arrived in Aurora in 1970 as a young general practitioner intending to stay for a year or so before moving onto the second phase in his career as a plastic surgeon.

Another heritage home could be demolished to make way for two

The future of another piece of Aurora’s residential heritage could be in question over the next few months. Councillors signed off last month on a request from a local couple to remove 83 George Street from the


High marks and a victory for Germany – it has been a good week for Andrei Feldiorean

It has been a good week for Andrei Feldiorean. Last Wednesday, he was officially named Cardinal Carter Catholic High School’s top scholar for the 2013 – 2014...

Money spent on Aurora 150 may be aired at Council following contentious motion

Events surrounding Aurora’s 150th anniversary might already be a part of history, but the cost of the Sesquicentennial Celebrations could be in focus this week if Councillor Wendy Gaertner gets her way.


Aurora United Church fire began journey of re-discovery leading up to new exhibition

In the hours after Aurora United Church went up in flames last April, long-time church historian Helen Roberts found it difficult to find the right words to express just how she felt.

Fast-breaking dinner will spark dialogue at the end of Ramadan

If you want to create a dialogue, the simplest way is to bring everyone around the same table – and if there’s food involved, so much the better, says Azim Shamshiev of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute.


“Brothers” in arms take on talent in wide-ranging radio competition

Brothers of North are no strangers to competition. The Aurora natives grew up together, went to school together, and shared the highs and lows of ...


Annual Cruise for the Cure raises money and awareness for prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s

The area’s largest outdoor car show and star-studded event is coming to King Township July 20. The 4th annual Cruise for the Cure car show and family...

Mayor and Councillors are underpaid compared to other municipalities: report

Aurora’s Mayor and Councillors are underpaid compared to their counterparts across York Region, according to a staff report which will be before Council this week.


Sydney Nicholson finds her true voice again as Aurora’s Teen Idol

It’s rare that Aurora’s Sydney Nicholson has any doubts of where her ultimate goal lies. The local student, who is preparing to enter Grade 10 this September, has been sure...



Aurora Jays eyeing first place heading into final stretch

With just six games left to play in the regular season, the Aurora Jays are still flying high. The Blue Birds collected convincing wins over Clearview and Mansfield last week to inch their way closer to...


Barbs face “mounting pressure” after two more losses

(Photo by Leighton Chong) By John Reich The Aurora Barbarians Senior Men’s team hosted Toronto Scottish for two games at Fletcher’s Fields on Saturday and ...


Girls to get a boost on the field with Central Canada Women’s Football League

When Nobleton resident Aaron Ellis’ daughter, Tianna, told him she wanted to keep playing football, he knew it would be tough to find playing opportunities. So, he got to work...


Spectrum Baton Club is “golden” at national championships

The competitive athletes and teams of the Spectrum Baton Club travelled to Calgary to compete in the National Championships June 28 – July 2. The ...


Jays retain third place in league standings with eight games to go

With two more wins against the Orangeville Giants and Angus Black Sox last week, the Aurora Jays baseball club find themselves in good position with just eight games remaining in the regular season.


Decades on the rink lead Alex Ansell to the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

For over 30 years, Alex Ansell has played a major part in growing and promoting the sport of hockey for all ages in Aurora. For his tireless work, effort and dedication, Ansell was recently...


Haberer is Vancouver-bound taking on Canada in Special Olympics Summer Games

From July 8 to 12, athletes from all over Canada are headed to Vancouver for the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games and Aurora’s Mary Haberer will be right there in the thick of it.


Aurora Lawn Bowling Club gears up for 100th anniversary celebration

For 100 years the Aurora Lawn Bowling Club has been a part of the community and on July 20, the club will officially mark its centenary season with a celebration.


Aurora’s Sikura drafted by Chicago Blackhawks

Aurora’s Dylan Sikura has taken the next step in his young hockey career after being drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in Philadelphia last...

Arts & Culture


It’s another trip to the rodeo for Hoedown Showdown contestants

Aspiring musicians from across Ontario descended on Theatre Aurora last week to see if they had what it takes to win the 2014 Wild Wild West Hoedown Showdown.

Theatre Aurora aims to “revitalize” Town’s love for the stage

Summer is usually Theatre Aurora’s quietest season – at least to outsiders. The otherwise bustling stage is quiet, the well-worn lights are left to cool down, and actors are off reading their lines and rehearsing...


Doors Open Aurora at the Aurora Cultural Centre

Music, heritage, art; on Saturday, August 16 the Aurora Cultural Centre is pleased to offer an exciting Doors Open program for a variety of interests.


Young artists get taste of “urban” Graffiti art ahead of Youth Centre opening

Graffiti is often the scourge of civic leaders everywhere, but it will have pride of place in Aurora’s Community Space for Youth when it opens this fall.


Commitment to the classics unites young rock group

Once upon a time, well, almost exactly a year ago, The Undeclared were known as “Trixt”, and they were going head to head with other groups as part of the Battle of the Bands, held last June at the Aurora Community Centre as part of the Town’s Sesquicentennial Celebrations.


Doors Open 2014: Doors Open at Hillary House

Set back from the hustle and bustle of Yonge Street sits a building, often described as a hidden gem. And there has never been an institution more deserving of that term...


Aurora artist breathes new life into death in “Shift”

As a student preparing to enter her fourth year at OCAD, the life and work of Aurora artist Krista Arnold took an unexpected shift. Staying with her mother at the hospital as they...


Pine Tree Potters Guild marks first with “Earth to Fire” show

If run-of-the-mill cups and saucers are your thing, you might be in the wrong place when Aurora’s Pine Tree Potters Guild takes over the Aurora Cultural Centre next week for their very first Fine Art Exhibition.