July 30, 2015

2015-07-30-08

Memories bronzed for medallist Harrison

She may not have been on the track for the big moment, but Aurora’s Shaina Harrison was along for the ride and played her own role in the women’s 4x100m relay bronze medal at the Pan Am Games on Saturday.

Policy changes needed to make wildlife park a reality

Long-gestating plans for Aurora’s wildlife park are feasible, but it will take some policy changes from the Town of Aurora and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to make it a reality, according to experts.

Blast survivor encouraged by Ombudsman’s findings

The Ministry of National Defence should award “immediate and reasonable” financial compensation to victims involved in a 1974 grenade blast at CFB Valcartier, which left 16 cadets dead, and scores of others injured, says the Ombudsman for the Department.

Chilliwack and The Spoons to headline Ribfest

Two iconic Canadian rock bands, Chilliwack and The Spoons, will perform at Aurora’s Ribfest this September.

2015-07-30-03
PERU TAKES ON AURORA – Fresh off their stint on the Pan Am pitch, Peru’s soccer team was Aurora-bound on Saturday to take on members of the Aurora United Football Club (AUFC). The friendly, which took place at Highland Park, the home base of the Aurora Soccer Club, attracted strong crowds the day before the 2015 Pan American Games wrapped up in Toronto. For more on the game, please see Page 13. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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Veterans saddle up to raise awareness of comrades

Paul Nichols served with the Canadian Armed Forces, stationed in Croatia during the early 1990s. During that time, he did “pretty well” serving his country. However, when he transitioned out of the military, that’s when his war really started.

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.

“Reborn” museum charts three-year vision and growth plan

Aurora’s Museum and Archives may have only been officially “reborn” little more than a month ago, but the fledgling new cultural institution is already finding its feet with a three-year vision for the future.

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.

“Accelerated” 2C development leads Councillors to question whether Town, Region are ready

Building developments in Aurora’s 2C developments are marching along at a pretty fast clip, but the speed in which the development is progressing is causing some Council members to wonder whether Aurora is ready for it.

2015-07-30-06

Artist invites you to the Library with a different kind of “TED” talk

Quick – how many words can you think of that end in “—ted?” For local artist Ona Kingdon, hopefully the possibilities are endless – and, so far, she has amassed a long list of “ted” words to keep her going.

Policy changes needed to make wildlife park a reality

Long-gestating plans for Aurora’s wildlife park are feasible, but it will take some policy changes from the Town of Aurora and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to make it a reality, according to experts.

Blast survivor encouraged by Ombudsman’s findings

The Ministry of National Defence should award “immediate and reasonable” financial compensation to victims involved in a 1974 grenade blast at CFB Valcartier, which left 16 cadets dead, and scores of others injured, says the Ombudsman for the Department.

Canada Post “going through time of change” and transition: Crown Corporation

In 2006, Canadians mailed over 5 billion pieces of mail, but just over six years later, this rate had fallen by over a billion pieces, according to Canada Post. As these numbers continue to dwindle...

2015-07-23-01

Canada’s Silver Star and Golden Girl take the court to pass the 56-year baton

In 1959, Robert Bedard set the standard for Canadian tennis at the Pan American Games. Well, actually, he won a silver medal in the Chicago games in the Men’s Singles. But...

Sports

2015-07-30-07

Jays set to take on Midland Indians in NDBL first round

By Jake Courtepatte The final standings are in and the stage is set for the 2015 incarnation of the North Dufferin Baseball League playoffs. Once ...

2015-07-30-02

Aurora United Football Club hosts friendly with Peruvian Pan Am team

As Brazil and Panama battled it out for Pan American bronze in Hamilton on Saturday, Aurora got its own taste of Pan Am competition. The Peruvian U22 team, fresh off blanking Canada...

2015-07-30-08

Memories bronzed for medallist Harrison

She may not have been on the track for the big moment, but Aurora’s Shaina Harrison was along for the ride and played her own role in the women’s 4x100m relay bronze medal at the Pan Am Games on Saturday.

2015-07-23-08

Whelan finishes just outside of medal contention in gymnastics

It was an “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” moment for Carmen Whelan when she finished in seventh place on Monday night in the ribbon portion of rhythmic gymnastics at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

2015-07-23-07

Barbarians bouncing back from tough 2014 season

The senior men’s Aurora Barbarians have returned to form this year, once again becoming a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch.

2015-07-23-06

Spectrum Baton golden at National Championships

The Spectrum Baton Club of Aurora/Newmarket competed at the Canadian National Baton Twirling Championships at UOIT/Durham College from June 29 – July 2 2015, with excellent results.

Jays prep for NDBL playoffs with some heavy hitting

The bats were heavy and the runs were aplenty last week for the Aurora Jays, as has been the norm this year for one of the top teams in the North Dufferin Baseball League.

2015-07-16-10

Stanley Cup makes a visit to Southlake hospital

For the second time in three years, Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Kitchen has brought the most coveted trophy in hockey home to York Region.

2015-07-16-11

A lap down memory lane with silver medal swimmer

2015-07-08-07

High-profile tryouts for two Junior A Aurora Tigers

Three months after a devastating early exit from the OJHL playoffs, the Junior A Aurora Tigers are still earning accolades for their outstanding performance during the season.

Arts & Culture

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Historic Armoury featured in Doors Open Aurora

It has been said that there has been no other militia regiment with a closer association with the Town of Aurora than the first American Regiment, the Queen’s York Rangers who spent most of their time based in the Aurora Armoury.

2015-07-08-08

12-year-old Louisa Barbosa crowned Aurora’s Teen Idol

When The Auroran caught up with Louisa Barbosa last summer, she quickly cautioned that her musical taste was probably not what one would expect of an eleven-year-old. But, a lot can happen in a year.

2015-07-02-10

Lunchtime assistant immortalizes time at Aurora Senior P.S. in book

15 years ago, Aurora-based artist Deborah Campo was sitting at something of a crossroads. Sitting alone one day in her living room, she thought, “God, if someone knocks...

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.