February 11, 2016

2016-02-11-04

Local school e-nables helping hands around the world

SAC's Computer Sciences class aims to provide cost-effective options for people in need of artificial limbs.

2016-02-11-05

Ontario councillors find common ground ahead of OMB summit

Politicians from across southern Ontario gathered in Aurora on Saturday to lay the groundwork for an upcoming summit dedicated to reforms at the Ontario Municipal Board.

Indoor tennis players get their bubble

Aurora tennis enthusiasts have lobbed several balls in Council’s direction calling for an indoor tennis facility and on Tuesday night it was Council’s turn to return the serve.

Time running out for Tigers in battle for North division

The Aurora Tigers’ chance of retaining their title of division champions is slipping away.

2016-02-11-02
A MILLION ACTS OF KINDNESS – Aurora native Glenn Marais held the third annual launch of his Say My Name Canada campaign at Aw, Shucks! on Thursday night in conjunction with the launch of Mardi Gras North. Joined here by Mardi Gras North's Sher St. Kitts and some masked revelers, Mr. Marais hopes his anti-bullying campaign will log over one million acts of kindness from schools, organizations and individuals across the country. Auroran Photo by Glenn Rodger

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Aurora puts healthy new spin on Arctic Adventure favourites

This Monday is Family Day and, once again, Town Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland for a whole day of family fun. This year, however, there will be some added attractions to get people on their feet and have fun.

2016-02-11-01

Say My Name aims for one million acts of kindness

Sunday is Valentine’s Day, a time of year when the colour pink becomes synonymous with love, hearts, and all things warm and fuzzy – but for local musician Glenn Marais, it is symbolic of something much larger and, sadly, rarer: kindness.

New Syrian family of six ready to be settled by Interfaith group

It has been a week of mixed emotion for the Interfaith Refugee Resettlers. The volunteer group, IRR, which is comprised of ...

2016-02-11-07

YRDSB holds workshops to ease transition of Syrian students

York Region’s teachers and staff are looking for any way possible to ease the transition of incoming Syrian refugee students.

More public input needed for speed cushion pilot: Council

If you want to have traffic slowed down in your neighbourhood with speed cushions, you better speak up soon.

2016-02-11-03

Fortune favours a bold Aurora debater as he takes on Canada

Stepping up to the podium, 17-year-old Ethan Fitzsimons tasked himself with challenging the old adage “fortune favours the bold.” Whether or not he...

Yonge Street parking plan to get closer look this spring

A pilot project to limit traffic on Yonge Street from Wellington to Kennedy Streets this summer to one lane in each direction with the rest dedicated to on-street parking will come in for a closer examination this May after Council fell short of endorsing the plan last month.

2016-02-11-06

Aurora Public Library unveils new look for a new reality

A library can mean many different things to many different people. For Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev, it is a hub of “inspiration.” For Mayor Geoff Dawe, it is a “passport” to places around the world and places through time. But...

Aurora man injured in Vaughan homicide

A 22-year-old Aurora man was taken to hospital with serious injuries on Sunday following a Vaughan homicide. At approximately 3 a.m. on February 7, York ...

Williams stays on as Southlake’s CEO

Dr. Dave Williams will stay on as President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre after the hospital’s Board of Directors formally voted in favour ...

Sports

2016-02-11-10

Time running out for Tigers in battle for North division

The Aurora Tigers’ chance of retaining their title of division champions is slipping away.

2016-02-11-08

York Region high schools face off in Tier 1 hockey playoffs

By Jake Courtepatte A few upsets could be in the cards for the first round of the elite division in York Region Athletic Association hockey, ...

2016-02-11-09

Burlington, Nepean golden in Aurora Silver Stick bantam tournament

The quest for the highest honours in minor hockey culminated in Aurora over the weekend with 52 teams from across North America vying for six division titles at the 17th Aurora International Silver Stick tournament.

Aurora Sports Hall of Fame looking for nominations for 2016 class

By Jake Courtepatte Last November, four leaders in sport were immortalized forever in the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall is now looking for ...

2016-02-04-08

Tigers d-man Locke commits to UOIT Ridgebacks

By Jake Courtepatte Kyle Locke is capping off his five-year junior hockey career with a step into the OUA. The 6’1”, 207-lb. defenceman has signed ...

Soccer Club looks for continued relationship with Town

The Aurora Soccer Club is now in its 62nd year of providing sporting opportunities to men and women within and beyond the community, now based out of their Highland Park home.

Arts & Culture

2016-02-11-06

Aurora Public Library unveils new look for a new reality

A library can mean many different things to many different people. For Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev, it is a hub of “inspiration.” For Mayor Geoff Dawe, it is a “passport” to places around the world and places through time. But...

Family Day fun set for the Aurora Cultural Centre

In addition to Arctic Adventure (see Page 15 of this week’s Auroran for details), the Aurora Cultural Centre is offering a day of family fun ...

2016-01-28-02

Coffee House musicians look to provide Aurorans their moment of Zen

Do you ever have those weekend moments of standing by the window, coffee in hand, watching the snow fall, or watching the sunrise, completely at peace with the world? For musician Jared Stafford, that ...

2016-01-21-01

Note to Self honours heroes and “beautiful weirdos”

At 91, veteran Carl Bedal proves its never too late to try something new.

2016-01-07-01

Looking backward is looking forward for local photographers and subjects

If you could go back in time and give some advice to your younger self, what would you say? 101 Aurorans take on the challenge.