May 21, 2015

2015-05-21-12

Aurora native takes “radical” approach to electrifying developing world

Magna to leave Aurora for King by 2017

"Disappointment" over Magna's departure is "understatement of the year", says Mayor Geoff Dawe. The company recently purchased 105 acres of land on the southeast corner of King Road and Jane Street, with an eye to...

Coffee House to showcase emerging musicians this weekend

Libraries are often viewed as a place of study and quiet contemplation, but this Saturday the Aurora Public Library, partnered with The Arts Music Store, is aiming to blow that myth wide-open.

Jays back to their winning ways

Wins over Nobleton, Creemore improve on weak season opener.

2015-05-21-02
Cardinal Carter students Aarzoo Chennan and Yazmeen Kanji show of item collected ahead of next weekend’s e-waste collection day. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2015-05-21-01

George Street students – past and present – prepare to leave their lasting marks

George Street Public School students have been hard at work making their mark on the world. It might seem like a heady task for the kids, who range in age from...

Community to benefit from Salvation Army deal

By Brock Weir It has been over three years since its ceremonial ground-breaking, but the Salvation Army’s new headquarters for Central York Region is set ...

2015-05-21-03

Free the Children club wants your junk to lead the future for Kenyan families

Cardinal Carter CHS students know all too well the simple truth behind “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In fact, it goes down to the very root of what they are doing.

Average price for “affordable housing” in Aurora stands at $460,000

Aurora could see further chances for affordable housing in the near future, but just what does “affordable” actually mean? That was the question on some Councillors’ minds last week, and they were not pleased with the answer.

Public invited to weigh in on communications at Town Hall

If residents aren’t “getting the message”, it’s time for them to weigh in on why. That was the message taken to heart at Council last week as Councillors examine ways to improve Aurora’s municipal communications strategy.

2015-05-21-08

Area teens set to receive silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards

By Brock Weir Aurora students Chen Liu and Julia Garbe will be two of 160 Ontario students in Toronto this Saturday to receive their Duke ...

Court fight over Canada Post super mailboxes being watched closely

The stand-off between the City of Hamilton and Canada Post over tough new bylaws put in place by the municipality in an attempt to force having a say in the placement of incoming super mailboxes in established communities is set to have its first airing in court next Monday.

Young woman shares MS journey

By Mike Rodrigues Receiving the diagnosis of a serious illness is never an easy thing to comprehend, especially at the age of 16. When Amanda ...

2015-05-21-04

Aurora Winter Blues Fest aims for summer lovin’

Plenty of people sing the winter blues, but the minds behind the Aurora Winter Blues Festival are looking to bust out of their seasonal boundaries to be part of Aurora’s Concerts in the Park series.

Federal Budget draws mixed reviews from opposition candidates

The Election is on! Okay, so the 2015 Election Campaign won’t truly be underway until the Governor General says so, but as far as local Federal candidates are concerned, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has fired the opening salvo.

Sports

2015-05-21-07

Lake Ride benefits Southlake, homeless youth

By Brock Weir On any given night, up to 500 youth could be homeless in York Region. That was a statistic which “overwhelmed” Aurora resident ...

2015-05-21-05

Teams come together for tournament to honour slain officer

By Jake Courtepatte Const. Garrett Styles loved to play baseball. He was a seasoned pitcher playing with the Newmarket Baseball Association for many years. But ...

MP Lois Brown announces “Activate Aurora” program

Sport Aurora, as well as the Canadian Sport for Life Community, gained some national attention when MP Lois Brown sang its praises in the House of Commons last Wednesday.

2015-05-21-10

Jays back to their winning ways

Wins over Nobleton, Creemore improve on weak season opener.

2015-05-14-09

Saints baseball keeps rolling with perfect record

When the St. Andrew’s College (SAC) Saints aren’t ruling the hockey rink in the winter, they are ruling the baseball field in the summer.

Cadet earns silver as marksman

Growing up with brothers over a decade older, Tyler McKechnie took to challenging video games at a young age.

SAC 1st Hockey captain a Princeton commit

The St. Andrew’s College 1st Hockey Saints have a long and storied captaincy, and Reid Yochim’s story began anew last week.

2015-05-14-01

Aurora High students set $50,000 Relay goal

Student group keeps Relay for Life going in their own back yard.

Arts & Culture

Coffee House to showcase emerging musicians this weekend

Libraries are often viewed as a place of study and quiet contemplation, but this Saturday the Aurora Public Library, partnered with The Arts Music Store, is aiming to blow that myth wide-open.

2015-05-07-07

Community Garden Fair returns for second year

Mother Nature looked kindly upon the Aurora Garden and Horticultural Society as they tried something new – a full-blown Garden Fair at Town Park. Now, the society is hoping for a repeat of their inaugural success when the second-annual event returns this month.

2015-05-07-04

200-year journey comes full circle for founding farmers

2015-04-30-05

Combining passions lands Aurora musician, filmmaker international TV deal

Chris Hau loved to sing while growing up. He also loved to play the guitar, loved to make films, and loved to get up on his paddleboard to unwind. In fact, he still does. But, after combining these four passions together, the Aurora resident is on the cusp of a new career.

2015-04-30-07

Art of Wine returns with distinct Italian flavour

The red gold pressed, fermented, bottled and poured by the best vineyards in Italy will flow in Aurora this May, as the Aurora Cultural Centre brings together the best vintages to demonstrate the Art of Wine.