February 15, 2018

2018-02-15-02

Students use music to raise awareness of immigration issues

Board targets 2023 for Dr. G.W. Williams’ move to Bayview

York Region District School Board plans to re-purpose existing high school building for administrative uses.

York Region teacher charged in sexual assault against student

A 28-year-old Vaughan woman has been charged in a sexual assault investigation involving a student.

Tigers aiming to wrap up first in NorthEast Conference

Talk about a turnaround season. Just one year after ending a dreadful 2016-17 season with...

2018-02-15-01
A GRADUATION GALA – Students from Aurora High School, Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School gather together with dignitaries Friday night for a group shot marking the opening of the Mayor's Celebration of Youth Arts. The exhibition, now on at the Cultural Centre, features work created and curated by Aurora's Grade 12 students and runs through March 3. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2018-02-15-10

Family fun is just the tip of the iceberg at Arctic Adventure

Athletes who descended on South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics last week are not the only ones with a chance to try out their prowess on the ice and snow – budding athletes, young tots just learning how to walk in the snow, and their whole families can have just that and a whole lot more next week at Aurora’s Arctic Adventure.

2018-02-15-04

Junior Citizen nominee helps spread the love of science while paying it forward

By Brock Weir Jacqueline Li is a life-long lover of learning and, for the Aurora student, there are opportunities to learn around just about every ...

Business Concierge Program expands focus to out-of-town investors

Aurora’s Business Concierge Program was founded to provide resources for big investors – like Bulk Barn – who might be interested in doing business in Town.

Community “code of conduct” will crack down on “inappropriate” behaviour in Town buildings

A new “Community Code of Conduct” will crack down on what the Town of Aurora describes as “inappropriate patron behaviours” at municipal facilities.

2018-02-15-05

Third Aurora Scouts celebrate Diamond Anniversary of youth enrichment

They say that variety is the spice of life, but, if you ask a Scout, they light beg to differ. SPICES, in fact, very well might be the spice of life and it is a philosophy that has served Aurora Scouts well into their seventh decade.

Winter Blues Fest delivers a classic with salute to Cocker and Russell

There is a misconception that blues weighs down the soul, but when you get 15 people up on stage creating something that gives them joy, this joy can be contagious.

New gymnasium being explored for the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex

A new gymnasium added onto the Stronach Aurora Recreation Centre would be a “quick fix” to address a growing community need.

Overnight snow removal pilot coming for Yonge Street

Daytime snow removal in Yonge Street’s historic core has been creating headaches for local businesses and commuters alike, but a pilot program to shift these activities overnight could create headaches for people trying to get a good night’s sleep.

Do you really know what the flu is? – Southlake

This week Southlake dispels the biggest myth about the flu. At Southlake, we continue to see high numbers of patients with the flu, and by ...

2018-02-15-02

Students use music to raise awareness of immigration issues

Sports

2018-02-15-09

Mustangs moving on in YRAA hockey playoffs

One is good, but two is better. Both the boys and girls varsity hockey teams at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School are moving on to the next round of the YRAA playoffs, after earning...

2018-02-15-08

Rising soccer stars sign scholarship deals

Chalk up three more Aurora FC graduates to reach the elite levels of collegiate sports. Michaela Iacono, Laura Marelli, and Jessica Marino are trading in the black and yellow for the kits of some of the top ranking collegiate soccer programs in both...

2018-02-15-06

Ex-Saint drawing admiration of NHL scouts

When Cameron Hillis took to the ice at Guelph’s Sleeman Centre last Thursday, it was in front of more scouts than he had ever played before.

2018-02-15-03

Tigers aiming to wrap up first in NorthEast Conference

Talk about a turnaround season. Just one year after ending a dreadful 2016-17 season with...

Sport Summit coming to Aurora

Coaches, administrators, parents, and athletes, lend me your ears. All those involved in sports in Aurora will get the chance to hear from the best in the business later this month in the inaugural Aurora Sport Summit, hosted by Sport Aurora.

2018-02-08-08

Panthers lace up in International Silver Stick tournament

Aurora rinks were buzzing with the best of the best in girls hockey over the weekend, hosting the annual International Silver Stick tournament.

2018-02-01-07

German squad brings international flair to SAC tournament

A weekend marked on the St. Andrew’s hockey calendar all year, the 2018 incarnation of the Macpherson Tournament had some extra special guests in its 35th year.

SAC grad Foegele shines in AHL All-Star game

A familiar face around the St. Andrew’s campus could be seen on national television Sunday night in an All-Star uniform.

2018-02-01-08

SAC grad Foegele shines in AHL All-Star game

A familiar face around the St. Andrew’s campus could be seen on national television Sunday night in an All-Star uniform.

Do you know someone who you think belongs in the Hall?

The mandate of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) is to celebrate and share the significant and exceptional achievements and contribution to sport within ...

Arts & Culture

2018-02-15-02

Students use music to raise awareness of immigration issues

If/Then explores the “What if?” at Theatre Aurora

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you went the other direction when you came to a fork in the road? Of course you have, we all have, but, for most of us, it is a question that will always be unanswered. The possibilities, however, are fun to explore and that is just what Theatre Aurora will do when the curtain rises on If/Then next Thursday, January 25.

Countdown is on for 2018 Aurora Winter Blues Festival

Temperatures may have plummeted again after a midweek warm spell, but heat will soon be in the air.

2018-01-11-05

“Magical” evening in store for fathers and daughters at Snowflake Ball

It’s winter and there’s magic in the air – but not necessarily in the great outdoors. This Saturday, for local girls, and their fathers, uncles, and brothers, the magic will be found indoors in the showroom of Highland Automotive.

2018-01-11-06

Strangers with the Same Dream explores important ideas of identity

“Reading.” It was Alison Pick’s answer to this writer’s question, “Where do you find your inspiration?” and an answer she freely admits “might sound like a boring response” but that is often the case for the Man Booker Prize nominated author.

2018-01-11-09

Memories of the Old Library: 56 Victoria Street comes down

Starting Thursday, Demolition crews made fast work of the former home of the Aurora Public Library at 56 Victoria Street.

2018-01-11-01

Wave of “silence breakers” inspire new life for century-old project

Public auditions for landmark theatrical revival set to begin Saturday at Cultural Centre

2018-01-04-06

Upcoming grads putting finishing touches on Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

Whether they are in the dark room, furiously wielding their paint brush, or limbering up their fingers for a few finishing touches on a sculpture, local Grade 12 students are gearing up to showcase their creativity for the community at large in the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts.

2018-01-04-04

“Strangers with the Same Dream” selected for One Book One Aurora 2018

Acclaimed novel by Allison Pick looks at early foundations of modern Israel

2017-12-21-07

Temple of Fame will once again harness the power of local women – 100 years on

A century ago, Aurora women were looking to their heroines. It was a dark time in our history. World War One was still raging, thousands of Canadians had died, and suffrage was still something being fought for. But where there is darkness, there is also light. By breathing life to their heroines – women who led empires, changed the world through the written word, or exercised everyday heroism in the raising of their children at home – they too were determined to shine a light onto the world around them.

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