October 18, 2014


Support Services come under one roof at new Cartwright Community Centre

Ward System question gets lukewarm reception from candidates

The October 27 Municipal Election is getting close to the wire but there will be more on your ballot than just who to vote for mayor, council, and trustee positions.

Growth, population shifts spark support for ward system

Not all municipal candidates have thrown cold water on the idea of a ward system for Aurora.

Spooky illusions will light up the sky at next weekend’s Haunted Forest

Extra-creepy surprises are in store when Aurora’s Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is transformed into a Haunted Forest.

Kids came out to Town Park in droves last week to carve pumpkins as part of the "Colours of Fall" concert festivities. Entertainment included a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot and a performance from Aurora's 2014 Teen Idol. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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Chamber of Commerce moves ahead with deficit

It’s crunch time for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce as they move ahead into the next year shouldering a deficit of $36,444.


VOTE 2014: Museum and youth continue to be focus for incumbent Sandra Humfryes

When Sandra Humfryes first threw her hat into the political arena four years ago, one of her primary focuses was to make Aurora’s museum a reality once again.


Sport Aurora gets boost ahead of this week’s municipal debate

By Brock Weir Mayor Geoffrey Dawe presented Ron Weese of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame with a cheque for $5,000 at the Aurora Community ...


VOTE 2014: Recreation and traffic top candidate Mark Etwell’s priority list

Aurora resident Mark Etwell has always had an interest in getting involved in the civic process, but with two young kids there often wasn’t enough time to give a leap into the political ring much consideration – but when things hit close to home, it is time for some re-evaluation.


Local baker savours the sweet smell of success – and creativity

As a child, Antonella Cellini wanted few things more than a simple chocolate cake and a birthday party with all her friends. Growing up in a large Italian family, however, that was a surprisingly tall order.


VOTE 2014: Growth geared towards grown-ups is a vision for candidate Ian Clark

lot can happen in a decade or two – just ask Aurora’s Ian Clark. Mr. Clark, a 12-year resident of Aurora had his first taste of the Town as a border at St. Andrew’s College. A software engineer by...


VOTE 2014: Incoming Council needs to eye legacy project, says candidate Carl Barrett

After living in Aurora for 17 years, and being active with his daughter in the local sporting community, Carl Barrett was looking to expand his horizons – and has already found that “eye-opener” at Town Hall.

No charges in election sign damages

No charges have been laid in an incident involving sign damage on John West Way near Amber Hill Way. Police were called to the scene ...


Noudelman seeks to find permanent solution to Aurora’s French Immersion crunch

As Aurora’s population is expected to grow significantly in just a few short years, Alex Noudelman, trustee candidate for the York Region District School Board, is...

Queen’s York Rangers fundraiser slated for November

A fundraising dinner will be held at the Aurora branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Thursday, November 20 to honour the Queen’s York Rangers. ...



Semiao leads Tigers to fourth-straight win with shutout

The Junior A Aurora Tigers are once again starting to look like the OJHL finalists of last season. The Tigers were in Whitby for the second game of a...


Students find inspiration in local Olympian and fellow alumna

Pickering College in Newmarket was ripe with school spirit this month, honouring past and present students alike at an athletic banner-raising ceremony in the school gymnasium.


Novice Tigers AA support teammate through road hockey cancer fundraiser

The Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer tournament had a local twist this year, as Aurora Minor Hockey players rallied around a teammate in need. Among the 1,387 players on site at Ontario Place last Saturday were ...


Meet the Aurora Tigers – Mitchell Duggan, Defence

By Jake Courtepatte Date of birth? April 7, 1997. Hometown? Bolton, Ontario. Where did you play hockey before signing with Aurora? Mississauga Rebels, Midget AAA. ...

Arts & Culture


TA’s Maggie’s Getting Married – A Review

Theatre Aurora kicks off its 57th season with Norm Foster’s comedy “Maggie’s Getting Married”. The play is set in the kitchen of parents Cass and Tom, and takes...


We can all laugh at the stupidity in our own families, says first time director

When Jamie Dafoe walked through the doors of Theatre Aurora seasons ago to audition for their production of The Laramie Project, it had been years since she had set foot on the stage. She was just 10 years old when she made her stage debut in...


A democracy is only as good as its citizens: author

If politicians are doing badly, is there really anyone to blame but the humble voter? That is the question bestselling author Marina Nemat posed to a packed house at the Aurora Public Library on Saturday.

“Creepy” Aurora spirit walk marks fifth anniversary in October

Halloween is coming, so there’s no better time to get spooky! The Aurora Spirit Walk heads into its fifth year next Friday, October 3, leaving from...

Aurora Votes 2014


VOTE 2014: A councillor’s job is no longer a part-time position, says candidate Linda Stephens


VOTE 2014: After over 40 years in public life, Buck stands on record of “getting things done” for residents


VOTE 2014: Risk management is one thing, but one can’t be afraid to be bold, says candidate Greg Cook


VOTE 2014: It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes more to fix a broken adult, says candidate David Heard


Standing room only as mayor and council hopefuls take centre stage

Transparency and visions of future dominate questions from voters

Proper resources key to a good education: trustee candidates


Gallo’s 10 Point Plan includes housing, transit

VOTE 2014: “Balanced growth” is key to Aurora’s future, says Council candidate Jeff Thom

VOTE 2014: Aurora shouldn’t be run “like a business” but as a business, says candidate Frank Vrbanatz

VOTE 2014: Candidate Terri Briggs wants to bring a sharp eye for numbers to the Council table

Mayoral candidates question whether you’re getting the best bang for your tax buck

VOTE 2014: For better or worse, Barb Barker has had a front-row seat to Downtown development

VOTE 2014: Growth will be top of mind if Thompson is re-elected to Council

VOTE 2014: Dawe and Gallo to square off in two-man Mayoral race

VOTE 2014: Council candidate Tom Mrakas looks for new ways to keep Aurora growing and moving

VOTE 2014: Aurora needs to establish long-term vision for development, seniors and youth, says Council candidate Plamondon

VOTE 2014: Aurora needs to keep pace with other municipalities, says candidate Bob Chapman

VOTE 2014: James Hoyes wants to leave Aurora a better place for future generations

VOTE 2014: Harold Kim wants to be “part of team” to plan solid vision for Aurora