January 19, 2017

2017-01-19-01

Healthy Kids put fresh spin on veggies and fruit

Web-based “community” solution proposed for traffic woes

Traffic issues in just about every corner of Aurora dominated a significant chunk of Council’s time over the course of 2016, but 2017 could bring a new and “innovative” solution to these local age-old issues.

Bus altercation “under investigation”

An altercation between a young woman and a senior on a York Region Transit (YRT) bus at Yonge and Wellington last week is now under investigation.

Bantam Tigers claim Silver Stick crown

By Jake Courtepatte The Bantam AE Aurora Tigers are seeing silver. They claimed the International Silver Stick tournament in Pelham, ON, over the weekend, the ...

2017-01-19-08
The Bantam AE Tigers won the International Silver Stick tournament in Pelham after defeating the Centre Wellington Fusion in the championship. SUPPLIED PHOTO

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Chamber wants answers on vacant storefronts

Next month, Mayor Geoff Dawe is set to deliver his annual address to the local business community. It’s usually a time for the Mayor to give a “state of the town” talk to local business leaders and tout some of the businesses set to make Aurora home in the year ahead. In the lead-up to this year’s speech, however, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce is pressing for answers.

2017-01-19-05

Canada represented “from coast to coast” in milestone art show

Inspired by the forests and rocky terrain of cottage country, “Muskoka Dreams,” a bold painting by King artist Brigitte Granton dominates the equally bold red wall of the Aurora Cultural Centre, in a show celebrating two significant anniversaries. Ms. Granton is one of over 60 artists whose works now fill the walls of...

2017-01-19-02

Small towns provide rich inspiration, says One Book One Aurora author

Brian Francis is a naturally funny guy and humour is something he always wanted to impart in his books, but when he found the short stories of Nobel laureate Alice Munro, something deeper clicked.

2017-01-19-04

Music comes full circle Friday in Great Artists series

By Brock Weir Whether it’s music, art, or life itself, budding piano star Han Chen believes everything comes full circle. And things don’t only go ...

2017-01-19-10

400 years on, Shakespeare’s themes still resonate in Much Ado About Nothing

What do you picture when you hear a story about individuals returning from war either to have to reconnect to a life they left behind or being left to rebuild their life from scratch?

Much Ado About Theatre Aurora’s latest play: A review

The themes of love and treachery involving those returning from war have no doubt played out countless times through the ages. Whether set in Sicily in the 1500s, or updated slightly to 1920s Canada, the stories work just as well.

2017-01-19-01

Healthy Kids put fresh spin on veggies and fruit

Web-based “community” solution proposed for traffic woes

Traffic issues in just about every corner of Aurora dominated a significant chunk of Council’s time over the course of 2016, but 2017 could bring a new and “innovative” solution to these local age-old issues.

Bus altercation “under investigation”

An altercation between a young woman and a senior on a York Region Transit (YRT) bus at Yonge and Wellington last week is now under investigation.

2017-01-12-10

Worlds – and anniversaries – collide in SOYRA’s milestone show

As SOYRA – the Society of York Region Artists – marks its 30th anniversary this year, they wanted to do something big and, as luck would have it, they didn’t have to go too far to find a big inspiration.

Sports

2017-01-19-09

Winless streak hits double digits for Aurora Tigers

Having run out of player cards long before the Ontario Junior Hockey League trade deadline, the Aurora Tigers are now just running out the clock. While last Tuesday’s deadline came and went with other York Region teams bolstering their rosters for the postseason, Aurora has resigned to miss the playoffs for the first time in six seasons by acquiring cash and some potential for the future.

2017-01-19-07

St. Andrew’s bolsters hockey program with new tournament

he MacPherson tournament has a new ally. Just two weeks before the annual historic varsity tournament at LaBrier Arena on the St. Andrew’s campus, the Saints have initiated a varsity B tournament to reiterate their commitment to their hockey programs.

2017-01-19-06

Redmen victorious at home in Silver Stick tournament

The Newmarket Redmen hosted teams from across North America in last weekend’s International Silver Stick tournament, managing to win on home ice in the Minor Midget A division.

2017-01-19-08

Bantam Tigers claim Silver Stick crown

By Jake Courtepatte The Bantam AE Aurora Tigers are seeing silver. They claimed the International Silver Stick tournament in Pelham, ON, over the weekend, the ...

2017-01-12-07

Panthers hold off Mississauga in late game thriller

A late game scare led to some late game heroics at Iceland Arena in Mississauga on Saturday, where the Aurora Jr. Panthers defeated the high-flying Mississauga Chiefs.

Ex-Panther named NCAA goaltender of the month

A transfer to one of the top hockey schools in the United States has paid off in spades for Melissa Black.

2017-01-12-08

Bantam AA Tigers victorious in home tournament

The Aurora Tigers found success in the organization’s 48th annual Bantam tournament, held over the weekend in rinks across town.

2017-01-05-08

Volunteers lauded for contributions to sport in Aurora

Volunteering can sometimes be a thankless passion, but not in Aurora.

2017-01-05-09

Former Saints goalie suits up for Canada West

The MVP of the 2014-15 St. Andrew’s Saints hockey season donned the red and white in December’s World Junior A Hockey Challenge.

2016-12-22-14

Sarazin shines as Midget Tigers qualify for Silver Stick

By Jake Courtepatte The Midget AA Tigers proved Saturday that a low-scoring game can be as exciting as any other. Aurora’s top-tier minor hockey team ...

Arts & Culture

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

Local theatre charts path forward ahead of 60th anniversary

As a child, Sergio Calderon spent nearly the first decade of his life in densely-populated Mexico City before his family moved to Aurora. Once here, he was surprised to find his new home backed onto a forest, which provided a borderless horizon to fuel his creative imagination. As...

2017-01-05-07

Historian pitches bold vision for historic armoury

The Aurora Armoury on the northeast corner of Town Park has a storied place in the Town’s history, but has the potential to be a community hub long into the future, according to local historian Christopher Watts.

2017-01-05-04

Hola offers voice for York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities

Obstacles – it is the common thread that binds the immigrant experience whether you are just planting your own roots in Canada or researching the experiences of your pioneer ancestors. But, out of every obstacle comes amazing stories of perseverance and success, and it is those stories within York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities that Aurora entrepreneurs are seeking to share.

2017-01-05-01

A new “Call to Action” for a New Year

Collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous artists to foster reconciliation continues into this milestone year for Canada.

2016-12-15-02

Comedy classic “A Christmas Story” spans generations at Theatre Aurora

Making her way through the first season of Theatre Aurora’s theatre school 13-year-old Maria Necola has learned you should “never be shy to give it your all when you are performing” – even if you’re standing on stage surrounded by actresses playing “sassy” girls and you’re bringing to life the iconic role of Ralphie from the equally iconic A Christmas Story.

2016-11-03-02

Get ready for a full month of Blues as Aurora Winter Blues Fest grows

In February, where the days are short, the nights are long, and the flying snow gets everyone a little bit down, Aurora will have more reasons than ever before to sing the blues as the Aurora Winter Blues Festival ramps up the volume.

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