July 9, 2020

Aurora marks Canada Day apart, celebrating virtually together

Families spent day having outdoor fun and beating the heat.

Face masks will become mandatory in public spaces next Friday

Non-medical face masks will become mandatory in enclosed public spaces across York Region next Friday, July 17. The decision was made by Regional Council on ...

Experience will help steer Canada through economic recovery: MacKay

As the country looks toward a new normal, an experienced voice is needed to ensure Canada is best positioned to come out the other side, ...

Home Is Where the Art Is brings Cultural Centre summer camps to a tablet near you

For many of us lately, our homes have been an all-purpose hub to live, work and play during this time of social distancing. Now, thanks ...

2020-07-09-02

Mayor Tom Mrakas hoisted the Canada’s Birthday Town flag at Town Hall prior to the virtual Canada Day festivities. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Rainbow Crosswalk at Yonge & Wellington will celebrate community’s diversity: Mayor

A Rainbow Crosswalk will celebrate Aurora’s place as a community that celebrates diversity, according to Mayor Tom Mrakas. Mayor Mrakas has put forward a notice ...

Aurora Heights area sidewalks move forward

New sidewalks intended to help increase pedestrian safety around Aurora Heights Public School have received the formal thumbs-up from Council. After months of debate, local ...

Local business owners share Stage 2 reopening concerns, questions with Finance Minister

As the Province keeps a close eye on numbers before moving parts of Ontario to Stage 3 of its re-opening plan, the Government wants to ...

Council renews vision to turn Hallmark lands into baseball hub

Council has formally renewed its vision to turn the Hallmark lands into a hub for community baseball. On a vote of 5 – 2 last ...

Former Citizen of the Year honoured by Governor General

Aurora resident Brian North will receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Mr. North was one of 123 “remarkable Canadians” whose honours were recognized by Governor ...

Siblings “Raise their Hands” in support of Community Living

In the weeks following COVID-19 closures, Meghan and Kate Beswick missed school and their friends. As they sat around their kitchen table, the siblings felt ...

Aurora marks Canada Day apart, celebrating virtually together

Families spent day having outdoor fun and beating the heat.

Face masks will become mandatory in public spaces next Friday

Non-medical face masks will become mandatory in enclosed public spaces across York Region next Friday, July 17. The decision was made by Regional Council on ...

Experience will help steer Canada through economic recovery: MacKay

As the country looks toward a new normal, an experienced voice is needed to ensure Canada is best positioned to come out the other side, ...

Home Is Where the Art Is brings Cultural Centre summer camps to a tablet near you

For many of us lately, our homes have been an all-purpose hub to live, work and play during this time of social distancing. Now, thanks ...

Sports

Aurora Barbarians introducing “non-contact” rugby for post-COVID-19 play

The Aurora Barbarians will introduce non-contact rugby post COVID-19, says senior women’s head coach Khalil Ajram. Following a club review surveying parents, players, staff, alumni ...

York9 FC manager Jimmy Brennan hopeful for return to action soon

One year ago this Friday, July 10, York9 FC made history. The club became the first Canadian Premier League team to take on a Major ...

Aurora’s Andrew Nembhard on the move

Aurora native Andrew Nembhard completed his transfer to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs last week. Nembhard considered Duke, USC, Memphis, Georgetown and Stanford. Initially, the star ...

Gary Wright Humanitarian Award-winner forever thankful

It was Brent Morning’s life-long dream to skate at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was getting used to his walker on skates, but when the opportunity ...

St. Andrew’s linebacker not content to let grass grow under his feet

It was the end of February. Andrew Scott was on tour of the University of Toronto campus. It’s what he wants. A prestigious university encamped ...

Imagine Ride posts successful first week

Aurora resident and founder of Imagine Ride Meghan Seybold has recorded 600 kilometres in distance. She is currently riding in partnership to raise money for ...

Aurora-King Baseball player is making her career through hardball

Claire Johnson is one of a kind. Only 16, she recently tuned into Instagram Live and was pleasantly surprised to hear her name called out ...

Aurora resident riding for youth mental health

Aurora resident and mother Meghan Seybold has pledged to ride 2,200 kilometres to support youth’s mental health. While a full-time employee as Director and HR ...

Robert Powers excited to be behind the Tigers’ bench

When an athlete retires, you wouldn’t be at fault of envisioning an athlete pushing 40 making an emotional farewell. After all, Peyton Manning retired in ...

A new assistant coach is in Town for Aurora Tigers

The Aurora Tigers have kicked off their offseason plans with a bang. The Junior A hockey club has hired former Newfoundland Growlers defenceman Robert Powers, ...

Arts & Culture

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.

“Great Artists” help Aurora Cultural Centre mark tenth anniversary

The Aurora Cultural Centre will mark its tenth anniversary next month with a new set of “Great Artists” set to grace its Brevik Hall stage. ...

Beatbox trio shares stories of song with kids

Music tells a story. It can tell a story from the standpoint of the composer or song-writer, but often the interpretation of the story can ...

Theatre Aurora’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses

A Review by Scott Johnston Theatre Aurora continues this season’s theme of “The Furious Five” with the drama “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”. Adapted by Christopher Hampton ...

Students get creative juices flowing for Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

They have grown up together sharing their passion for art, but as local Grade 12 students start the New Year by preparing to say goodbye ...

OBOA 2020 novel “Scarborough” is hoped to spur conversation on how empathy creates action

Aurorans will soon have the chance to get fully immersed in Scarborough, the acclaimed debut novel of Catherine Hernandez, which is the Aurora Public Library’s ...

Acclaimed novel “Scarborough” selected for One Book One Aurora 2020

It is said that the best authors write what they know, letting their personal experiences inform what they put down on the page. That’s exactly ...

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