October 12, 2017

2017-10-12-01

Community leaders, dancers raise nearly $100,000 for Easter Seals

2017-10-12-03

Granddaughters pay tribute to Pearson’s legacy

Barb and Robin Hannah had something of a homecoming on Wednesday night, paying tribute to their grandfather Lester B. Pearson on the 60th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize.

Audit hoped to provide missing piece of the puzzle in JOC costs

Lawmakers still seek answers on whether costs of Joint Operations Centre were "artificially" lowered to meet budget targets.

Tigers build on lead atop OJHL North division

After dropping three of four in a long third week of the Ontario Junior Hockey League season, the Aurora Tigers needed...

2017-10-12-08
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – Mayor Dawe gets into the spirit of the occasion on Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School as the west Aurora school hosted a morning of activities, in conjunction with Activate Aurora, encouraging kids and parents to walk to school. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Light armoured vehicle to be installed at Peace Park next month

A decommissioned light armoured vehicle (LAV) intended to pay tribute to Canadian soldiers who served in the Afghanistan conflict will be installed at the Aurora Cenotaph next month.

2017-10-12-02

Aurora student encouraged to “spread optimism” in royal encounter

rom spearheading initiatives weaving bed mats for the developing world or helping to build the foundations of a school in Ecuador, Julia Garbe dedicated her high school career to lending a hand. But, now in university, the Aurora student is being urged to kick things up a notch – and, when the urging comes from a member of the Royal Family, it just might be a command performance.

Minimum wage increase will result in budget hit at Town Hall: staff

Ontario’s plans to increase the minimum wage will result in a big challenge to Aurora’s 2018 Budget, according to municipal staff. The Town’s Finance Department informed Council, sitting at the Committee level last ...

New focus on economic development needs to be steered with business expertise: Committee member

Economic development in Aurora is set to shift gears significantly this fall as the final details are hammered out on a new Board to steer the ship. Aurora’s new Economic Development Board, which was...

Leaves begin to bud on Canada 150 legacy

Thanksgiving has come and gone and, with the change in the weather towards autumn, leaves are quickly fluttering to the ground – but they’re just coming into bud on a legacy project to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Over the course of Culture Day on...

2017-10-12-04

Baha’i community marks milestone anniversary with celebration

Aurora’s Baha’i community will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder this month with a series of commemorative events to highlight the faith’s “transformative impact on the lives of families, neighbourhoods, and communities around the country and around the world.”

2017-10-12-05

Leadership conference highlights the power of the “Misfit”

Everybody has their own inner misfit, but do you try to keep it down or do you harness its unique powers for the greater good? That was one of the questions left with local students at the end of September after participating with teens from across the country at the 2017 Canadian Student Leadership Conference.

2017-10-12-07

Making Peace “reminds us to open our hearts”

Bonnie Kraft had to do some digging. A self-described “bit of a flower child” in her youth, she knew she had to find the metal peace symbol she wore around her neck for five straight years during the height of the Vietnam War.

Hockey journeyman gets call to the Hall

When the NHL expanded from six to twelve teams in 1967, an unprecedented move in North American professional sports, there was a period of utter chaos for both executives and players alike. Bob Wall, who will see his name inducted into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame in November, was smack dab in the middle of it.

2017-10-12-12

“Dreams do come true” for Spectrum Baton

On Sunday October 1, Aurora’s local Spectrum Baton Club went to see Cirque Du Soleil - Volta to support fellow twirler Jennifer Marcus. Not only were kids amazed to see someone doing what they love doing but were inspired watching Jennifer perform under the “big top” for one of the most prestigious companies.

Sports

2017-10-12-09

Ex-Tiger Formenton makes NHL debut with Sens

When the Ottawa Senators were introduced for their warm-up before their matchup with the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre, one lone skater took to the ice for a couple of laps.

2017-10-12-11

Saints football stays perfect in battle with St. Mike’s

When two perfect seasons clash, one is bound to lose that moniker. That was the case last Wednesday in the CISAA matchup between the 2 – 0 St. Andrew’s College Saints and the 2 – 0 St. Michael’s College Kerry Blues, longtime rivals in the independent school league.

2017-10-12-10

Aurora FC squads close out League 1 Ontario season

With the book all but closed on the Aurora FC’s sophomore League 1 Ontario seasons, both the men’s and women’s sides featured a squad of inexperienced newcomers for their final games of the season on Saturday.

Hockey journeyman gets call to the Hall

When the NHL expanded from six to twelve teams in 1967, an unprecedented move in North American professional sports, there was a period of utter chaos for both executives and players alike. Bob Wall, who will see his name inducted into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame in November, was smack dab in the middle of it.

Tigers build on lead atop OJHL North division

After dropping three of four in a long third week of the Ontario Junior Hockey League season, the Aurora Tigers needed...

Express earn double gold in hometown tournament

Defending home ice was top priority last weekend for the Minor Atom and Atom York-Simcoe Express, both of which came out on top of the annual YSE Steamtrain Shootout tournament.

2017-10-05-08

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS SPOTLIGHT: Aurora King Mosquito Rep Baseball

The 2016 Aurora King Jays Mosquito Rep Baseball team had an incredible season! The team consists of 12 boys born in 2005 who began training ...

2017-10-05-09

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS SPOTLIGHT: Storm Riptide

Storm Riptide 16U Boys had an extremely successful 2016-17 season. The Riptide boys won all four provincial OVA tournaments in their own age group including ...

2017-10-05-11

Mustangs shut out Marauders in YRAA football opener

It may only be the first week of the season, but another YRAA championship showdown between the St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs and the Huron Heights Warriors seems almost inevitable.

Aurora FC falls hard to top-ranked Vaughan

The Aurora FC men drew a tough schedule when they were forced to contend with the Vaughan Azzurri in the second-to-last week of League 1 Ontario play, a team annually ranked among the best in the league.

Arts & Culture

2017-10-12-07

Making Peace “reminds us to open our hearts”

Bonnie Kraft had to do some digging. A self-described “bit of a flower child” in her youth, she knew she had to find the metal peace symbol she wore around her neck for five straight years during the height of the Vietnam War.

Theatre Aurora’s new season lays groundwork for anniversary “rebirth”

It’s an inevitability of any lifecycle, the ultimate end – but, if done right, it can be one hell of a trip. It certainly has for Theatre Aurora as they put the finishing touches on their latest season, which is the end of a very unique lifecycle all its own.

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.

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