September 17, 2020

Parents closely monitoring numbers as classes resume

As students begin in-class learning once again, parents express confidence in health protocols offered by schools but are closely monitoring COVID numbers.

Cultural Centre launches new season – in new locations

The Church Street School might be closed for the redevelopment of Library Square, but the Aurora Cultural Centre is set to re-open its doors – ...

Stronach brings healthy food options to Aurora with Frank’s Organic Garden

Frank Stronach has left an indelible imprint on Aurora. From his time steering Magna International from a tool and die company to an automotive giant, ...

House parties, weddings attributed to uptick in York Region COVID-19 cases

As the number of new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario in a single day went up to more than 300 for the first time since ...

2020-09-17-04

MULTICULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA – Hips Don’t Lie, the multi-award-winning Latin dance troupe, took over the band shell at Town Park on Saturday morning for the first installment of the Town’s two-weekend Multicultural Festival. This reconfigured socially-distant festival featured the rhythms from across the world and returns for a grand finale this Saturday, September 19. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Parents closely monitoring numbers as classes resume

As students begin in-class learning once again, parents express confidence in health protocols offered by schools but are closely monitoring COVID numbers.

Cultural Centre launches new season – in new locations

The Church Street School might be closed for the redevelopment of Library Square, but the Aurora Cultural Centre is set to re-open its doors – ...

Stronach brings healthy food options to Aurora with Frank’s Organic Garden

Frank Stronach has left an indelible imprint on Aurora. From his time steering Magna International from a tool and die company to an automotive giant, ...

House parties, weddings attributed to uptick in York Region COVID-19 cases

As the number of new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario in a single day went up to more than 300 for the first time since ...

Resident steps up to cover remaining cost of Rainbow Crosswalk

As a father of three, Dan Kagan has raised his kids to believe that everyone is equal and important and that love ultimately trumps hate. ...

Trailblazer Music Festival returns to Armoury for Culture Days

Aspiring York Region elementary and secondary school musicians are invited to apply to be a part of the Trailblazers Music Festival, set to take place ...

Eric Jolliffe aimed to be agent of change at York Regional Police

Eric Jolliffe wanted to be an agent of change – not just change for change’s sake, but in a way that transformed policing at the ...

Library Square line of credit up for Regional review this month

A construction line of credit recently approved by Council to help fund the redevelopment of Library Square will be up for review and approval by ...

Capital projects to be reviewed following Library Square approval

The path forward on several municipal building projects, including a proposed expansive aquatics facility, will be part of an update and review by Council next ...

Young hockey players help install SaveStation in Aurora

Members of the Central York Girls Hockey Association's Orange Crush Peewee Hockey Club pooled their fundraising efforts on an initiative which could ultimately save lives.

Sports

York9 FC is coming back to Ontario after Charlottetown’s Island Games

It’s a ubiquitous feeling in the dressing room. Expectations were so high and the result is nowhere where it should have been. That’s the part ...

Aurora Tigers land former NHLer to coaching staff

The Aurora Tigers have brought in former NHL winger for the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Greg Johnston, as associate coach. The club ...

Nine Stripes come back to earn first point in the Island Games

The Canadian Premier League never thought their second season as a professional entity would be held in a hub city. Held at the University of ...

Local Realtors donate thousands to All Kids Can Play

Their goal was clear. Raise $25,000 for All Kids Can Play and give children in low-income families the opportunity to play a sport and be ...

Why Charlottetown just might be the right spot for the Canadian Premier League

The Canadian Premier League’s newly-minted “Island Games” will kick-off at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) on August 13. In full perspective, it is ...

Newmarket hockey team inspires the community

Grade 12 student Raychel Gillis was scorekeeping her dad’s hockey game last year when one of the fathers in contention collapsed on the ice. She ...

YRDSB and St. Andrew’s College offer multiple outlooks for sport this year

Of all the uncertainties that have continuously plagued what was previously a robust school system before March, a few things are becoming certain. When Stephen ...

York9 add a few more players before the Island Games begins

York9 FC has added two more attacking options to their fore. The Nine Stripes added 23-year-old Spanish International Alvaro Rivero and 16-year-old Brampton native Lowell ...

It’s finally back: Stanley Cup playoffs boasts some homegrown talent

If you think about it, it took a pandemic to bring the Stanley Cup finals back to Canada. Under these circumstances, it’s what no hockey ...

There’s no place the Tigers would rather be

Here’s a question: when you’re taken away from something you love, how much does it affect you? Probably a lot. It most likely changes you ...

Arts & Culture

Cultural Centre launches new season – in new locations

The Church Street School might be closed for the redevelopment of Library Square, but the Aurora Cultural Centre is set to re-open its doors – ...

Multicultural Festival returns in a new, limited way this month

Over the last few years, Aurora’s Multicultural Festival has become a late summer staple – and the family-favourite is set to return to Town Park ...

Aurorapalooza strikes just the right note for Canadian Mental Health Association

Planning a music festival in the midst of a global pandemic is a tall order for even the most seasoned event producers, but 23-year-old Aurora ...

Camp Counsellor lends voice to online singalongs

What do moose, bumble bees and Princess Pat have in common? They have kept young Aurorans busy in a virtual way since March – and ...

“Don’t take a single breath for granted”

Local artist sends powerful message through public art

Cultural Centre goes beyond its wall with Uxbridge Artist Collective

Clare Bolton was just starting to get a visual of how her upcoming exhibition was going to look. The long-time visual arts curator for the ...

Documenting Aurora showcases Town’s recently lost landscapes

If you’re a recent arrival to Aurora, the time when St. John’s Sideroad was little more than a country road seems like a world away ...

Art grads let public in on their creative process

They have been hard at work since returning to the classroom for their high school victory lap, and now local Grade 12 students are ready ...

Aurora actor lands role of lifetime in We Will Rock You

Actor Trevor Coll may have landed the role of a lifetime, but his heart roots for his hometown of Aurora. Coll plays the lead part ...

“Saying the unsayable” one brushstroke at a time

Art therapy helps Canadian Mental Health Association express what words can't describe.

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