September 21, 2017

2017-09-21-01

Hotel and conference centre part of Stronach’s future plans in Aurora

Peace march against the Vietnam War, Washington DC, USA, 1967.

Making Peace celebrates international – and local – Nobel laureates

Expansive outdoor peace installation set to arrive in Aurora at the end of this month.

Up next for Library Square and Cultural Precinct: Vision

A site plan for Library Square could be ready for approval as early as this fall, following Council approval this week.

Tigers light up RBC champs in home opener

By Jake Courtepatte Jake Bricknell is no stranger to the Cobourg Cougars lineup, although this season he finds himself on the other bench. The former ...

2017-09-21-02
OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Aurora’s new multimillion dollar Joint Operations Centre was formally opened for business on Saturday with a full day of activities at the Industrial Parkway North site. Now home to Aurora’s Parks and Public Works departments, it is built to LEED Gold certification and those who turned out for the ceremonies could see its green credentials in person while observing a ceremonial tree planting, grabbing a piece of cake, or taking in the ribbon cutting. Pictured here doing the honours are, from left to right, CAO Doug Nadorozny, Councillors Sandra Humfryes and Harold Kim, Mayor Geoff Dawe, Councillors Michael Thompson, Jeff Thom and Tom Mrakas, and Parks & Recreation Director Al Downey. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2017-09-21-03

Rare blood cancer diagnosis leaves local couple fighting back and helping others

Just a few short months ago, Mark Silverstein and Nelia Pacheco prepared to say their goodbyes. Diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in 2010 at the age of 45, Mark has been following a tough road with his wife by his side every step of the way. Along the way, the ...

Chamber of Commerce to host Town Hall on Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs

It is legislation which will have wide-ranging impacts on all businesses, and now the Aurora Chamber of Commerce will help local business owners understand how they will be effected by Bill 148, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.

Bob Dengler and son Steve at The Pas  MB,  , Aug.,10, 2017  during a stop on their circumnavigation of the world in a Bell 429 Helicopter.

Father-son Odyssey is now in the record books

The world is a very big, beautiful place. But it’s made a bit smaller because we’re all members of one big human fellowship. Kingscross resident Steven Dengler met some consummate hosts and genuinely interesting souls during his seven-week Canada 150 Global Odyssey. The trek, which landed Dengler, his father Bob, a resident of Aurora, and ace pilot

2017-09-21-06

Barrie student takes the Hoedown Showdown crown

16-year-old John Anderson was a tough act to follow. The Grade 11 student from Barrie was the first finalist to take the stage Friday night in the Hoedown Showdown competition, where 10 finalists from across Ontario vied for the crown of Canada’s next country star.

2017-09-21-05

Dialogue on Truth & Reconciliation will unfold in “Reveal”

This summer, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadian artists pooled their talent for an important exchange on Truth and Reconciliation fostered brushstroke by brushstroke. This Wednesday, September 27, members ...

Bylaw changes sent back for review amid rights concerns

A set of changes outlining how bylaw officers can access privately owned properties has been sent back for further review amid concerns over the rights of property owners. The changes, which The Auroran reported on last week, received significant scrutiny when they were first presented at General Committee on September 5.

2017-09-21-11

Aurora raises over $17,000 for Terry Fox Foundation

A grand total of $17,532 was enough to put a smile on the faces of the dozens of participants in the annual Terry Fox Run held behind the Aurora Seniors’ Centre on Sunday morning.

Fire Fighters’ “Decades of Dedication” showcased at Centre

Centra York Fire Services' annual Open House returns to Wellington Street station this Saturday!

Culture Days: Discovery and Delight at Cultural Centre

The Aurora Cultural Centre welcomes you for an afternoon of discovery and delight in celebration of Culture Days on Saturday, October 1 from 1 – 4 pm.

CULTURE DAYS 2017 — Culture Days in Town Park

The Aurora Museum & Archives has planned a wide range of activities for this year’s Culture Days, which will take place on Saturday, September 30. The activities include everything from a high-tech scavenger hunt, a music festival, to a free tour of an international photo exhibition – all conveniently located in Town Park!

Sports

2017-09-21-08

Aurora FC stretches unbeaten streak to three games

The Aurora FC women are making a late-season push towards the top half of the League 1 Ontario ladder.

2017-09-21-10

Tigers light up RBC champs in home opener

By Jake Courtepatte Jake Bricknell is no stranger to the Cobourg Cougars lineup, although this season he finds himself on the other bench. The former ...

2017-09-14-06

SAC lacrosse players get a taste of national gold

A pair of St. Andrew’s College’s brightest lacrosse stars are now two-time winners on the national stage.

2017-09-14-11

Leafs legend Mike Palmateer gets call to Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

When Mike Palmateer once more donned the blue and white at the 2016 Centennial Classic Alumni game, he brought the same style of play that made him a fan favourite in his years with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2017-09-14-09

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Evolution Gymnastics

Evolution Gymnastics Aurora has had an exciting seventh season this year. Through all the ups and downs that come with training 16 hours a week ...

Carmen Whelan, of Silhouettes of York, competes in the women's senior high performance ribbon and club event at the  2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics Canadian Championships at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on May 20, 2017. (GCG PHOTO: Dave Holland)

Whelan representing Canada on world stage

Earning the crown of the queen of Canadian rhythmic gymnastics earlier this summer, Carmen Whelan now has her sights set on the world stage.

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Paniccia dominating the karting track

At age three, Marcello Paniccia had convinced his mom he was going to be a professional race car driver. At age ten, the young phenom is turning heads on the track and competing at an international level.

2017-09-07-12

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Global Gymnastics

At Global Gymnastics, Girls train from 20 to 25 hours per week. All year they have been training hard to perfect their skills and achieve ...

2017-09-07-07

Double gold for Lady Redbirds lacrosse

Gold was the colour of choice for this year’s crop of Newmarket Lady Redbirds. Both the Under-19 and ...

2017-08-31-07

Aurora’s top student athletes honoured

By Brock Weir There are still a few more days left of summer vacation and while many students would be content to put the 2016 ...

Arts & Culture

2017-09-21-06

Barrie student takes the Hoedown Showdown crown

16-year-old John Anderson was a tough act to follow. The Grade 11 student from Barrie was the first finalist to take the stage Friday night in the Hoedown Showdown competition, where 10 finalists from across Ontario vied for the crown of Canada’s next country star.

2017-09-14-05

In This Our Lives: Keeping a promise to Bette Davis

She never went anywhere without leaving an impression. Whether she was on the silver screen blazing an iconic trail with indelible performances as...

2017-08-24-03

Capturing today’s history – one snap at a time

You all know the feeling when a photo turns out to have that certain special something that you want to share with the world. You send it out, let people know where you’ve been, who you’ve met and, in some cases, what you’re eating. A new phenomenon spawned by smart phones and social media? Think again.

2017-08-17-05

New executive director explores new opportunities for Cultural Centre

It’s a far cry from being an accountant, but the number crunching has served Suzanne Haines well as she dropped the traditional nine-to-five job to embrace her love of the arts – and they are skills she continues to draw upon as she charts a new path for the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Aurora’s 2016 Teen Idol ready for the CNE spotlight

Aurora’s jazzy golden voice is taking her next step towards stardom on the Canadian National Exhibition stage.

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DOORS OPEN 2017: Doors are always open at Hillary House!

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Hillary House is that “I have passed it a hundred times and never thought to come in,” then now is your chance!

2017-07-27-03

Tom Cochrane to headline 2017 Hoedown

Cochrane and Red Rider will take the stage on Saturday, September 16, the second evening of their two-night annual country music extravaganza.

2017-07-20-03

Young “storytellers” showcased at Aurora Music Festival

Claire Wright is a storyteller by nature. As a writer, she is inspired by the lives of those around her, whether they are fellow friends at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, or survivors of traumas of monumental proportions, and music has turned into potent outlet for her.

Chad Brownlee headlines Hoedown’s Friday night

Award-winning country singer Chad Brownlee will headline the first night of Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown. Brownlee, an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former ...

2017-07-06-06

Sounds of summer return to Town Park with Music Festival

Town Park will once again host the sounds of summer as the Aurora Music Festival takes over the band shell this August. Spearheaded by Music Aurora, the August 5 music festival will be headlined by the Juno-award winning Monkey Junk.

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