August 27, 2015

2015-08-27-04

Young entrepreneur savours “Sweet” smell of success

2015-08-27-02

Harper joined by area Conservatives for adoption announcement

Conservative supporters were primed last week, welcoming Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

Tourism plan delayed as focus narrows

Aurora’s tourism plan has been put on ice until at least November so Council can get a full picture on just what this – and other plans already in the works – might cost in the end.

Aurora Tigers ready for redemption

There are enough returning players to this year’s Aurora Tigers roster to remember the pain of defeat in the 2015 OJHL playoffs.

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Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Glenn MacDonnell, President of Special Olympics Ontario, chat to Aurora athlete Mary Haberer at the Magna Centre on Thursday following the Premier’s funding announcement which will benefit, among other groups, the Special Olympics organization. Submitted photo

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2015-08-27-01

NDP’s Yvonne Kelly wants a government that is “back on track”

Some people might feel that being “hopeful and optimistic in wanting to make things better for everyone” is a bit naïve, but Yvonne Kelly doesn’t think so.

Canadian Tire aims to take over Target location by spring with multiple service bays

Canadian Tire is putting the framework together for their takeover of the former Target store on Bayview Avenue at River Ridge Road.

2015-08-27-12

Hall of Famer Heese finds success on and off the volleyball court

Mark Heese doesn’t take for granted the fact he was able to make a career out of his love for beach volleyball. “It’s one of those things where your job is your passion,” he says. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Councillors could take another stab at hiring freeze

A potential hiring freeze at Town Hall was left out in the cold earlier this month, but Councillors could take another stab at it this week after the previous attempt failed on a tie vote.

2015-08-27-05

Historical Society thinks big for Canada 150

If you live along Yonge Street, you only need to step outside your door to find the integral threads woven into just about every facet of Canadian history – and the Aurora Historical Society hopes to tie up these loose ends in a series of celebrations leading up to Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

Growth sparks traffic concerns at Bayview and St. John’s

By Brock Weir A growing number of homes and businesses in the Bayview Avenue and St. John’s Sideroad area, have sparked concerns over traffic in ...

2015-08-27-07

Lions eye old library for new home as membership grows

As membership waned in the last decade, the Aurora Lions Club sold their Downtown Aurora hall to a church, and moved their operations to the Royal Canadian Legion. But, now that their membership is on an upswing once again, they’re looking for new permanent digs.

2015-08-27-06

Aurora Resthaven celebrates 40 years serving the community “family”

Aurora Resthaven – now Chartwell Aurora – was founded as a family business to serve the needs of a growing community. Now, four decades on, that family atmosphere was in the air as the seniors residence celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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Celebrations will mark Queen’s milestone reign

Queen Elizabeth II is set to overtake Queen Victoria's record as longest reigning monarch on September 9, and the Town of Aurora is hosting a community celebration to mark the historic occasion.

2015-08-27-02

Harper joined by area Conservatives for adoption announcement

Conservative supporters were primed last week, welcoming Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

Sports

2015-08-27-11

AYSC season wraps up with annual tournament

The sun was shining last weekend for the Aurora Youth Soccer Club’s annual Stinger Cup tournament, the house-league division championships.

2015-08-27-09

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball’s Storm Avalanche

Getting an early start helps Storm Avalanche develop into champions In September of 2013, ten...

2015-08-27-10

Aurora Tigers ready for redemption

There are enough returning players to this year’s Aurora Tigers roster to remember the pain of defeat in the 2015 OJHL playoffs.

15U Storm sweep through beach Provincials

Storm Volleyball’s destiny continues to swirl around the province of Ontario. The Aurora-based 15-under Storm Typhoon girls team dominated the competition at Provincials last weekend at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto.

TORONTO, ON - Jun 5, 2015 : Ontario Hockey Association 2014-2015 Awards from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Award recipient.
(Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images)

Aurora native named Trainer of the Year by Ontario Hockey Association

After earning the OJHL Trainer of the Year award for his work with the Newmarket Hurricanes, Drew Laskoski has been recognized provincially with the Ontario Hockey Association’s Trainer of the Year trophy.

2015-08-20-06

Sport Aurora’s Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Global Gymnastics

This past year, Global Gymnastics Club had two provincial level 9 athletes that successfully represented their club in a number of competitions.

Arts & Culture

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Hillary House National Historic Site participates in Culture Days

Increasingly, engaging with arts and culture has been cited as one of the best ways to increase one’s personal level of happiness.

2015-08-20-11

Doors Open across Aurora (gallery)

Saturday was a time to take in rarely seen Aurora landmarks – and experience favourite locations in new ways.

2015-08-06-08

Chilliwack and The Spoons to headline Ribfest

Aurora residents may feel a wave of nostalgia when they take in the Town’s 2015 Ribfest. Canadian rock...

2015-07-30-05

Love letter to Toronto goes viral for local filmmaker

From the time he was a child, Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood always had a special place in Chris Hau’s heart. It was where the Aurora native’s mother grew up, the place where his parents met, and reminders of the area loomed large in their home.

2015-07-30-04

Aboriginal artist explores his roots in personal “Path of Life”

Growing up in North Bay was rough for Donald Chretien. As a child with a half-Aboriginal heritage, his mother often told him as a child to keep that aspect of his background under wraps.

2015-05-28-08

Burmese Lessons explores politics, love, and the “artist as a young woman”

One Book One Aurora Living in Vancouver, Karen Connelly could hear the drumming of indigenous women in the distance as police and investigators began excavating the farm of serial killer Robert Pickton, looking for bodies of scores of women missing from the city’s Downtown Eastside.