February 18, 2021

Virtual Love Train Revue blends music with Black History

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Return to Red Zone eyed as Region awaits re-opening plan

As York Region awaits word over the next few days on what restrictions will be in place when COVID-19 hotspots are lifted out of lockdown, ...

Beverley Wood, Welcoming Arms co-founder, helped thousands find their feet

When people want to lend a hand, sometimes taking that first step – or even knowing where to turn – can be daunting. But long-time ...

March Break delayed due to COVID-19: Ministry

York Region students were due to head back to school this week after their expected return on Tuesday was thwarted by snow. Now, they and ...

More News

Policies being developed to foster public art in Aurora

Public art in Aurora could get a significant boost later this year. This month, Council is set to get the ball rolling on a formal ...

Proposed George Street apartment building questioned by Council

Proponents of a proposed four storey apartment building on George Street, adjacent to Chartwell Aurora long-term care, will have to make their case to Council ...

Diversity mural aims for summer completion

A final location is yet to be determined, but plans for a new mural celebrating Canada’s diversity in Aurora are beginning to take shape. A ...

Chantal Kreviazuk lends voice to Yellow Brick House virtual gala

Juno-winner Chantal Kreviazuk will lend her acclaimed voice to Yellow Brick House as the shelter prepares for its first-ever Break the Silence virtual gala. Originally ...

Council considers charging out-of-towners more for services

Non-residents of Aurora have to pay a little bit extra for fitness programs hosted by the Town, and older non-residents need to pay slightly more ...

Aurora Historical Society revives Speaker Series virtually

Hillary House National Historic Site has a long history as a public gathering place, offering not only glimpses of Aurora’s past but experts to speak ...

Virtual Love Train Revue blends music with Black History

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Return to Red Zone eyed as Region awaits re-opening plan

As York Region awaits word over the next few days on what restrictions will be in place when COVID-19 hotspots are lifted out of lockdown, ...

Beverley Wood, Welcoming Arms co-founder, helped thousands find their feet

When people want to lend a hand, sometimes taking that first step – or even knowing where to turn – can be daunting. But long-time ...

March Break delayed due to COVID-19: Ministry

York Region students were due to head back to school this week after their expected return on Tuesday was thwarted by snow. Now, they and ...

Sports

Therapeutic and Inclusive: Disc Golf proponents want opportunities in Aurora

In 2014, while mountain biking on the trails behind the Ontario Science Centre, Jeff MacKeigan stumbled on a new sport. He saw people throwing a ...

York United defender enjoying his first week in Sweden

Dominick Zator, A York United defender on loan with Swedish second division football club Vasalunds IF, earned his first start in Saturday’s 2-0 win over ...

King City boys cracked Aurora’s Junior A club in style

King City defencemen Evan Roccatani and Stefan Lakoseljac were walk-ons in the Aurora Tigers training camp and, in a rare setting, have cracked the roster ...

Indigenous business owner fears closure if reopening doesn’t happen soon

Georgette Dunn not only earned a degree at the University of Nottingham, she also found love with a man named Rick. After they married, she ...

Buccaneers or Chiefs? Who has the edge this Sunday in Super Bowl LV?

For the first time in Super Bowl history, a team will be hosting the NFL’s most prestigious game in their home stadium. The Tampa Bay ...

Precision over Power: How an Aurora native made it to UBC

The art of pitching can be defined in two crude forms. Power pitchers are those indefatigable throwers, whipping the ball 100mph. The others, a more ...

Strong Play is well-rounded, educational avenue for children

Six years ago, the dream began. Volunteers for Strong Play, Adib Razavi and Alexander Arthur, always had a sentimental idea of running a not-for-profit service ...

Mental Health a priority today for local soccer clubs

The third annual Bell Let’s Talk event is set to be held this week, and 12 of Ontario’s soccer clubs from Peel, Halton, the GTA ...

Sport Aurora receives grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sport Aurora was on the receiving end this time. The not-for-profit organization, which has been a staple and advocate for sport in the community, has ...

Cancer survivor blessed to be a Tiger once again

Dermot Anderson has 12 surgical scars emblazoned over his body. One, an eight-inch incision down the centre of his spine to repair melanoma and 11 ...

Arts & Culture

Author gets to the heart of truth for Black History Month talk

Toronto’s City Hall stands tall in the heart of the city. With its forecourt, Nathan Phillips Square, a popular gathering place and focal point, few ...

Community Recognition Awards: Music-maker Falk recognized for leadership

Local business owner Steve Falk has never shied away from sharing his passion for music with the community. As the frontman of Soul Benefit, a ...

Community Recognition Awards: Theatre Aurora recognized for more than 60 years of arts excellence

Theatre Aurora has entertained audiences for more than 60 years, but they give back so much more than entertainment to the community. This all-encompassing work ...

Year of programming takes shape around Chasing Painted Horses

With its own unique brand of “magic realism,” the novel Chasing Painted Horses has provided no shortage of inspiration for the Aurora Public Library and ...

Chasing Painted Horses is 2021 One Book One Aurora pick

As he headed in the direction of a fairground attraction, five-year-old Drew Hayden Taylor stopped in his tracks to look at a small horse taking ...

flight2 takes wing – virtually – at the Aurora Cultural Centre

Muhammad Ali once famously once likened his moves in the ring to a butterfly – before going in with the sting. For him, the winged ...

One Voice Project provides creative outlet for Theatre Aurora – and entertainment for community

Theatre Aurora’s doors might still be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s still magic happening within its walls for the entire community to ...

Trailblazer Music Festival returns for second evening October 16

If you missed last Friday’s performances at the 2020 Trailblazer Music Festival, there is a second chance to see emerging local artists perform at the ...

Realtor Lind honoured for decades of Giving

Portraits of Giving exhibition on now at Armoury

Bands prepare to take over historic Armoury for Trailblazer festival

There aren’t that many opportunities for musicians to perform live in front of an audience these days, but when the chance to play before a ...

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