June 27, 2019

UPDATE: Police release composite sketch of sexual assault suspect

By Brock Weir York Regional Police has released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted following a sexual assault on an Aurora teen. On Monday morning, June 24, at approximately 11.50 a.m., a female teen was assaulted and sexually assaulted ...

Cultural Centre marks 10th anniversary with a Welcome Home

Just a few short decades ago, the Church Street School was a home away from home for generations of Aurora students.

New Stable Neighbourhood rules will protect communities: Council

Some residents, Council members cast doubt on whether changes will make a real difference in Regency Acres, Aurora Heights and around Town Park.

Residents warn of heavy coyote presence in east Aurora

Residents in Aurora’s northeast quadrant are urging caution following an increase in coyote sightings in new developments.

2019-06-20-08

AURORA PROUD — Aurora was well-represented at Saturday’s York Region Pride Parade which saw Main Street Newmarket transformed into a sea of ranbows. The Aurora Public Library contingent, above, included members of The Auroran team, while the Town of Aurora was represented by Mayor Tom Mrakas, Councillor Rachel Gilliland, municipal staff, and more. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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UPDATE: Police release composite sketch of sexual assault suspect

By Brock Weir York Regional Police has released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted following a sexual assault on an Aurora teen. On Monday ...

Fashion show shines light on Elder Abuse

By Brock Weir Local seniors have been hard at work this week getting catwalk-ready to raise awareness on a very important issue. Hello Beautiful, a ...

Suspect sought following sexual assault in Aurora

By Brock Weir A female teen has been taken to hospital following a sexual assault on the trails west of John West Way on Monday ...

Gardeners prepare to flex their green thumbs Sunday for annual Garden Tour

By Brock Weir Whether you’re a lifetime gardener or a new Aurora homeowner looking for some tips on how to make your garden grow, there ...

One eRead Canada shines light on Indigenous voices with Glass Beads

Pick up your tablet or e-reader and borrow a free copy of Dawn Dumont’s “Glass Beads” to join in a nation-wide conversation.

Speed limit reduction coming to John West Way

By Brock Weir A speed reduction will be coming soon to John West Way. Council last week approved a motion from Councillor Rachel Gilliland which ...

“Shame on us,” says Gaertner following Stable Neighbourhoods fight

When the word “shame” rings out in Council chambers, it is usually from residents who have felt their voices were not heard by local lawmakers. This word, however, was voiced by one of their own last week near the end of a vote on protecting Aurora’s Stable Neighbourhoods.

Royal Road residents get partial exemption from new Stable Neighbourhood rules

Residents of Royal Road living between Edward Street and Cameron Avenue will be exempt from new rules governing Aurora’s Stable Neighbourhoods.

Mental Health in Motion sets $275,000 fundraising goal for local programs

The local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association will mark its first century in our community by lacing up and pumping up the bike tires for Mental Health in Motion.

Theatre kids connect with seniors through song

Selections from the Beatles and Dolly Parton songbooks rang out through the halls of Aurora’s Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday as young kids connected with residents through the power of music.

Sports

York9 FC earns historic first league win over Pacific FC

After a little patience, and a lot of effort, the monkey is finally off of the back of York9 FC.

Aurora’s Nembhard returning to Florida Gators

Andrew Nembhard will not be tearing up the NBA just yet.

Aurora’s Robert Thomas celebrates Stanley Cup win

He may not have been on the ice when the final buzzer sounded in the St. Louis Blues’ Game Seven win in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, but that could not stop the shine in Robert Thomas’ eyes last Wednesday.

Newhook sees name rise to the top ahead of NHL Draft

A soaring season out west, and a former St. Andrew’s Saint and York-Simcoe Express has seen his name elevated to the elite levels of the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

St. Max’s Di Girolamo taking on international sevens competition

By Jake Courtepatte Dylan Di Girolamo has been surrounded by rugby his entire life: yet he faces his stiffest competition yet next month in donning ...

Father-son duo among Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

The father-son hockey duo of Dave and Ryan Gardner are among the individuals honoured as the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

Pickering students commit to varsity college sports teams

By Jake Courtepatte A pair of Pickering College students are taking their talents to the next level. Seniors Lexi Giorgi and Adam Murphy each announced ...

York9 FC falls to Hamilton in CPL home opener

The newly-stated fans of York9 FC will have to wait a little longer for their team’s first Canadian Premier League win.

Step it up May 31-June 16: Aurora seeks the title of “Canada’s Most Active Community”

ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge may be a national event, but Sport Aurora and Activate Aurora have stepped it up locally up to prove that an ...

York Police run in memory of slain detective

By Jake Courtepatte The York Regional Police are ensuring one of their own’s passion for the Special Olympics lives on forever. The memory of Rob ...

Arts & Culture

Theatre kids connect with seniors through song

Selections from the Beatles and Dolly Parton songbooks rang out through the halls of Aurora’s Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday as young kids connected with residents through the power of music.

A taste of home, a love letter to family nets prize for budding filmmaker

A kitchen is often at the heart of home and family. It’s a place where people create, share ideas, pass down time-honoured traditions and come together to share a meal.

Concerts in the Park lineup unveiled

By Brock Weir The Town of Aurora has lifted the curtain on its 2019 Concerts in the Park lineup. The popular summer concert series, which ...

Historical Society explores deep roots of mental health

A museum is a place to learn about the past, but in learning about where we’ve been, we can spark a conversation about where we’re going in the future, according to the Aurora Historical Society.

Youth actors find their voices at Theatre Aurora this week

Portraits of Giving recognizes Gonsalves for lifetime achievement

When she and her family first arrived in Aurora, Rosalyn Gonsalves quickly set to work making the place she decided to raise her family a better place to live.

Museum opens cupboards to show fabric of Aurora

Mary Beth Hess couldn’t help but lean to get a closer look at the Aurora Museum & Archives last week – after all, it’s not every day your wedding gown is displayed on a mannequin for all to see.

Children’s music brought to life with familiar community faces

Walking into the Aurora Public Library with her kids in 1987, Kathy Reid Naiman just wanted to introduce her kids to the journeys that can happen between the pages of a book; but this particular trip set the Aurora mother on a different journey all together, one which is set to come full circle at the Aurora Cultural Centre next week.

Kaleidoscope project will bring Cultural Centre into Aurora schools

Since its inception, the Aurora Cultural Centre has been delivering arts to Aurora within the walls of the historic Church Street School, but now, through a collaboration with the Town, local school boards and local private donors, they’re preparing to take the show on the road.

Theatre Aurora’s Stepping Out: A Review

This play by Richard Harris is about several strangers in North London who are taking dance lessons at a low-end studio. Each character has their own reasons for being there, and over the course of the show we discover more about their fears, motivations and relationships.

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