April 20, 2017

2017-04-20-01

Director out at YRDSB after damning report

Aurora mulls switch to internet voting

Councillors cast doubt on internet voting at Tuesday night's General Committee meeting.

Independent audit moves forward on Joint Operations Centre

An independent audit to look into full costs of – and just what went wrong with – the construction of Aurora’s new Joint Operations Centre moved forward last week amid comments the numbers were being used as a “political football.”

Step back in time and put your best foot forward at Home Show

“Bigger and better” has become something of a cliché in recent years, but this is 2017 and there are many reasons for things to actually be bigger and better.

2017-04-20-02
EASTER EGG HUNT -- The annual event, hosted by the Town of Aurora, saw hundreds of families brave the rain for some pre-Easter fun through the Aurora Community Arboretum and inside the Aurora Seniors’ Centre. For more, please see Page 10 of this week's Auroran. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Bylaw could crack down on vacant property owners

As concerns mount over the number of vacant homes and businesses in Aurora, the Town is set to take a degree of action with a new bylaw getting strict on property owners.

2017-04-20-03

Thanks to a local veteran nets Williams students a surprise

By Brock Weir Carl Bedal has inspired many Aurorans over the years with his poignant story of serving in the navy during the Second World ...

2017-04-20-05

Cadets bring home the experiences of Vimy soldiers for community commemoration

By Brock Weir Over the last few weeks, young Canadians have followed in the footsteps of the thousands of young men who marched off to ...

2017-04-20-06

Local resident supports Southlake Run after hospital saves his life

For the past 25 years, Aurora resident John Hartman has selected one charity per year to throw his support behind. This year, his chosen cause happens to be the one that saved his life just last year.

Region backs “revenue neutral” tax shift

Regional Councillors have backed a push from municipalities like Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville to make any potential shifts in the ratios of tax paid by residential property owners to commercial property owners revenue neutral to homeowners.

Clarity needed on what constitutes a “dangerous dog”

Aurora is looking to set down clear definitions on just what constitutes a “dangerous dog.” Council approved a notice of motion from Mayor Geoff Dawe last week calling on Aurora to ...

Aurora reaffirms stance on diversity and inclusion

trength is in our diversity, according to Aurora Council. Local lawmakers reaffirmed the Town of Aurora’s stance that “diversity is welcome and serves to make our community stronger” by giving the thumbs-up to a motion from Councillor Wendy Gaertner.

A country comes of age and a life comes full circle in new exhibition

Many historians cite the Battle of Vimy Ridge as the time Canada came of age as a nation. For the thousands of young men who took up arms to fight for King and Country it was the time they too came of age.

2017-04-20-01

Director out at YRDSB after damning report

Aurora mulls switch to internet voting

Councillors cast doubt on internet voting at Tuesday night's General Committee meeting.

Sports

Aurora Tigers name new head coach

The Aurora Tigers are hoping they have finally found the guy to right their ship. Vince Bellissimo was named the new head coach of the Junior A club this month, bringing with him a wealth of experience as both a player and an executive.

2017-04-12-08

Atom Panthers crowned Provincial champions

What a season for the Atom AA Aurora Panthers! With a Silver Stick gold medal already in...

2017-04-12-09

York-Simcoe topples Lakeshore in League Championship

The best of the best in the York-Simcoe Hockey League took on their Lakeshore Minor Hockey counterparts in Whitby on Saturday, coming out on top by the narrowest of margins.

2017-04-12-06

Melconian named OJHL Rookie of the Year

Magnificent Mel is leaving one more lasting impression on the Aurora Tigers franchise.

St. Max’s Langlois signs with Golden Gaels

The Queen’s Golden Gaels football program just gained an exceptional Aurora talent. Ben Langlois, slinging footballs for the St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs in consecutive YRAA Championships, officially signed his letter of intent to attend Queen’s University in Kingston in the fall.

Action needed on new sports facility, say advocates

Aurora’s sports facilities are busting at the seams and it is only going to get worse with population growth, according to sports advocates.

2017-04-06-10

Special Olympics hits the hoops at SAC

Special Olympics teams from across Ontario converged on St. Andrew’s College last week for some serious court time.

2017-04-06-11

Minor Bantam Tigers claim York-Simcoe Championship

It was a struggle, but the Minor Bantam A Tigers tasted glory in the fifth and deciding game of the York-Simcoe Hockey League Championship.

2017-03-30-09

Newhook named OMHA Minor Midget Player of the Year

Just recently turning sixteen years old, Alex Newhook can already cross off some major milestones in his young hockey career.

2017-03-30-08

Express win double gold at OMHA Championships

A pair of York-Simcoe AAA clubs brought home the ultimate hardware at the AAA OMHA Championships last weekend.

Arts & Culture

A country comes of age and a life comes full circle in new exhibition

Many historians cite the Battle of Vimy Ridge as the time Canada came of age as a nation. For the thousands of young men who took up arms to fight for King and Country it was the time they too came of age.

2017-03-30-06

Spring into art with revamped Studio Tour

Spring has sprung, and so have the creative juices of local artists as they prepare to welcome aficionados and everyday art lovers into their studios this month.

2017-03-30-02

Cardinal Carter student inspires through Canada Reads

If you happened to turn on CBC Radio for Canada Reads this week and thought you heard a few familiar voices – you were right, thanks to Sheetal Kapadia.

2017-03-23-10

Cultural Centre’s founding Executive Director moves on after eight years

When Laura Schembri walked through the doors of the Church...

2017-03-16-05

Art Heals challenges viewer to see the world through new eyes

People spend so much time thinking, ‘If only I had more time, I would…” and, according to Shannon Leigh Phair, they invariably have a list of things to fill in that blank. But, what if the real question was what you would do if you had less time? That is the question Ms. Phair started weighing when, in February of 2014, she was diagnosed with colon cancer aged just 32.

2017-02-02-04

Library wants LGBTQ+ views on how to better serve community

LGBTQ+ youth often feel they don’t have the safe spaces to speak out on the issues that matter to them, and how the community can best address those needs. But, the Aurora Public Library wants you to know they are one of those safe spaces and they want to hear from you.

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

2017-01-05-07

Historian pitches bold vision for historic armoury

The Aurora Armoury on the northeast corner of Town Park has a storied place in the Town’s history, but has the potential to be a community hub long into the future, according to local historian Christopher Watts.

2017-01-05-04

Hola offers voice for York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities

Obstacles – it is the common thread that binds the immigrant experience whether you are just planting your own roots in Canada or researching the experiences of your pioneer ancestors. But, out of every obstacle comes amazing stories of perseverance and success, and it is those stories within York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities that Aurora entrepreneurs are seeking to share.

2017-01-05-01

A new “Call to Action” for a New Year

Collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous artists to foster reconciliation continues into this milestone year for Canada.

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