July 29, 2014


Don Constable selected to fill Council vacancy

Aurora Council selected former councillor Don Constable to join them at the table Tuesday afternoon, filling the vacancy left by MPP Chris Ballard.

Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde to headline September’s Ribfest

Aurora’s 2014 Ribfest will have an extra dose of star power this September with headliners Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde. The homegrown Glass Tigers will hit the stage on Friday, September 5, starting at 9 p.m. Platinum...


Peewee Jay overcomes brain surgery to get back on the field

12-year-old Connor Elbaum and his father Mark collect baseballs from MLB players during batting practice. “Our record is eight,” said Connor. “And we once got three in forty-two seconds.” Baseball was ingrained...

Aurora’s Pereira wants to complete your movie experience

A love for the movies came to Aurora’s Amanda Pereira from an early age – and now she wants to share the movie experience with people from across Canada. The York University Graduate is one of eight finalists ...

18 candidates set to vie for Council vacancy next Tuesday

The nomination period is over and next Tuesday up to 18 Aurora residents will come before Council to say why they should be the Town’s next Councillor. 18 residents signed up...

100 YEARS YOUNG -- Members of the Aurora Lawn Bowling Club gathered on their green at McMahon Park on Sunday afternoon, celebrating the centenary of their organization with Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Richmond Hill MP Costas Menegakis, MPP Chris Ballard, and Rev. Ian Martin of Trinity Anglican Church, where the club has its roots. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Preservation in Aurora’s southeast quadrant gets second wind

It might be a neighbourhood characterised by old homes, but preservation of Aurora’s downtown Southeast Quadrant got a second wind at Council last week.


Aurora Lawn Bowling Club looks forward to the next century

Sunday rains may have made the green extra challenging, but there was nothing to deter the members of the Aurora Lawn Bowling Club from their passion as they gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their club.

More public input needed on Oak Ridges Moraine review: environmentalist

Aurora residents will soon have a chance to sound off on the future review of both the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan and Greenbelt Plan. Council approved future consultation sessions last week after a local environmentalist came forward with...


Haberer keeps her eyes firmly on the pool after four-medal win in Vancouver

Aurora’s Mary Haberer admits to having a bit of nerves as she got into the pool for the first of her many races earlier this month in Vancouver.

Aurora needs to review what makes a heritage property a heritage property: Councillor

While Town Staff go back to the drawing board to draft out a list of options available to Council to protect the character of existing neighbourhoods, one Councillor believes it is time for Aurora to do a clean sweep.


Ukrainians horrified by downing of airliner

“This can’t be true,” says Yuliya, a young girl in Western Ukraine with her eyes glued to her iPhone as she reads the news. To her, as for many others in Ukraine, this has become ritual since the anti-terrorist operation began in Donetsk and Luhansk.

Full day kindergarten back on at St. Joseph

Full day kindergarten will be back on at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School this fall after all, following a decision made Monday by the York Catholic District School Board.


Aurora student surpasses goal, going right to the top of the class

“You’re doing too much homework,” is not something one would normally expect a parent to say – but then again, not many students are like Aurora’s Felix Kan. Felix, who...

Rink to be dedicated in “most fitting tribute” to Judy Sherin

She kept close tabs – and kept an eye out for – numerous community groups and athletes booking Aurora’s sports and recreation facilities for over 25 years, and now the legacy of...


Lasting legacy created with two years of hard work – and a pair of scissors

It took two years of dedicated hair care, but just a few seconds of scissor snips paved the way for potentially years of smiles at Regency Acres Public School last month.



Aurora Jays end week at top of NDBL standings

The Aurora Jays baseball club saw a three-place swing in the North Dufferin Baseball League standings this week, now sitting in the top spot after facing two of the top teams in the Ivy Leafs and Bolton Brewers.


Barbarians U18 club splits doubleheader with English squad

The Aurora Barbarians U18 men’s team played host to some special visitors Tuesday night from across the pond.

Barbarians avoid their Waterloo, taking must-win game

The Aurora Barbarians senior men travelled to the Rogers Sport Complex in Cambridge to take on Waterloo County for two matches on Saturday.


Girls to get a boost on the field with Central Canada Women’s Football League

When Nobleton resident Aaron Ellis’ daughter, Tianna, told him she wanted to keep playing football, he knew it would be tough to find playing opportunities. So, he got to work...


Spectrum Baton Club is “golden” at national championships

The competitive athletes and teams of the Spectrum Baton Club travelled to Calgary to compete in the National Championships June 28 – July 2. The ...


Decades on the rink lead Alex Ansell to the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

For over 30 years, Alex Ansell has played a major part in growing and promoting the sport of hockey for all ages in Aurora. For his tireless work, effort and dedication, Ansell was recently...


Aurora’s Sikura drafted by Chicago Blackhawks

Aurora’s Dylan Sikura has taken the next step in his young hockey career after being drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in Philadelphia last...

Arts & Culture


One Book One Aurora campaign heads into home stretch

If you haven’t picked up a copy of Marina Nemat’s harrowing memoir “Prisoner of Tehran”, there is still time to join in on the community-wide discussion centring on the book. Spearheaded by the Aurora Public Library...


Learn more about the History of Aurora at Doors Open Aurora

The Hartman’s Corners Schoolhouse has strong historical significance as the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Aurora and York Region. Built ca. 1838, it is likely the third or fourth oldest remaining schoolhouse in Ontario.


It’s another trip to the rodeo for Hoedown Showdown contestants

Aspiring musicians from across Ontario descended on Theatre Aurora last week to see if they had what it takes to win the 2014 Wild Wild West Hoedown Showdown.

Theatre Aurora aims to “revitalize” Town’s love for the stage

Summer is usually Theatre Aurora’s quietest season – at least to outsiders. The otherwise bustling stage is quiet, the well-worn lights are left to cool down, and actors are off reading their lines and rehearsing...


Aurora artist breathes new life into death in “Shift”

As a student preparing to enter her fourth year at OCAD, the life and work of Aurora artist Krista Arnold took an unexpected shift. Staying with her mother at the hospital as they...


Pine Tree Potters Guild marks first with “Earth to Fire” show

If run-of-the-mill cups and saucers are your thing, you might be in the wrong place when Aurora’s Pine Tree Potters Guild takes over the Aurora Cultural Centre next week for their very first Fine Art Exhibition.