February 26, 2015

2015-02-26-01

Winter Blues Fest spreads warmth throughout Aurora

Leisure Complex set to re-open Saturday after delays

The long-awaited, renovated Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) is set to re-open to the public on Saturday after months of delays.

Man charged with sexual assault at Aurora spa

Investigators handling the case urge anyone with information to contact police and believe there may be more victims out there who have not come forward.

Tigers clinch OJHL regular season title, face Newmarket in first round

For the first time since 2006-07, the Aurora Tigers are back atop Ontario Junior A supremacy. The regular season champs clinched...

2015-02-26-09
A GAME TO REMEMBER -- Terry Sherin, centre, takes part in the ceremonial puck drop in honour of his late wife, Judy, at the Aurora Community Centre on Saturday Night, joined by Vince Palermo of the Oakville Blades and Michael Laidley of the Aurora Tigers. Also in attendance were members of Ms. Sherin’s family, Tigers’ manager Barry Quinn, Mayor Geoff Dawe and members of the Town of Aurora’s Parks and Recreation Department. Councillors Michael Thompson and Tom Mrakas were also on hand for the ceremony. Saturday’s Judy Sherin Night was originally intended to salute Ms. Sherin on her retirement before her death after a short illness last summer. Ahead of the puck drop, the Tigers presented Mr. Sherin with a jersey emblazoned with their last name, while the Mayor, Councillors, Town Staff and others donned similar t-shirts in her honour. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2015-02-26-04

Magna’s Walker looks to the future as Canada’s CEO of the Year

Nearly 30 years ago, Don Walker, an eight-year employee of General Motors, prepared to leave the company to strike out on his own. He wanted to start...

Fire on Council’s minds as tax hike currently stands at 5.66%

Aurora’s proposed residential tax increase now stands at 5.66 per cent, following the beginning of discussions on the Town’s operating budget. Council kicked off deliberations...

2015-02-26-03

Mayor touts Joint Operations Centre and leadership in annual address

Taking risks – calculated risks – is an integral component to success, according to Mayor Geoff Dawe, as he made his annual address to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce last week.

2015-02-26-05

We need to fight women being seen as “expendable” in society: Indigenous activist

Living in Downtown Toronto was rough as a young woman, says Becky Big Canoe. She was accosted. She was propositioned. When men passed by saying, “It’s an Indian”, she says she knew “exactly what their intent was by saying that.” “I couldn’t feel safe,” she says.

Enforcement of overnight parking restrictions at Town Park put on hold

Residents parking their cars around Town Park will have a few months’ reprieve before Aurora begins enforcing overnight parking restrictions around the Downtown Aurora hub.

Old fashioned tennis in the cards as Historical Society gets out of the red

The Aurora Historical Society may have gone for the better part of the last year without a curator on staff but, on the bright side, the local heritage body is – for now – out of the red.

Industrial Parkway widening proposal is dead on arrival

A plan floated at Council to widen the entire length of Industrial Parkway to four lanes fizzled last week after staff reports pegged the project at more than $30 million.

Project manager set to oversee completion of Joint Operations Centre

A project manager is set to come on board to oversee the completion of Aurora’s Joint Operations Centre. Council approved the new part-time hire, which will...

2015-02-19-02

Former mayor “honoured” by Nokiidaa Trail tribute

Former Aurora mayor Tim Jones has always been a champion of “character” – and a room in Whitchurch-Stouffville’s Community Safety Village is mute testament to that. But now Mr. Jones is receiving a permanent honour for his community service on home turf.

Centre Street home set for demolition, but replacement raised questions

A small home on Centre Street, part of Aurora’s Heritage Conservation District, is set for demolition, but a new heritage-style home to replace it nearly hit a speedbump amid concerns the surrounding neighbourhood had not been adequately consulted.

Sports

Ron Weese steps down as Sport Aurora President

In the midst of a changing environment in Aurora’s Year of Sport, there will also be a changing of the guard. After a decade-long term, Ron Weese is stepping down as President of Sport Aurora.

2015-02-26-06

Panthers ride hot goaltending back to PWHL playoffs

The Aurora Panthers capped off their turnaround Junior Season last week by winning three of their final four games, en route to a berth in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) playoffs.

2015-02-26-07

Local snowboarder heading to Canada Winter Games

Aurora’s Natalie Maugeri is ready to hit the slopes to represent Ontario in the Canada Winter Games this week, hoping to spin, grind, grab and flip her way to the podium in snowboarding slopestyle.

2015-02-26-08

Tigers clinch OJHL regular season title, face Newmarket in first round

For the first time since 2006-07, the Aurora Tigers are back atop Ontario Junior A supremacy. The regular season champs clinched...

2015-02-19-08

Athletic excellence recognized in young soccer stars

Three Aurora soccer players have taken the next step towards reaching their dreams on the pitch.

Atom BB Panthers cap off successful season with hometown gold

Hometown pride was on the line this weekend for the Atom BB Aurora Panthers, looking to assert their position as a top team in the region and a contender all across North America.

Arts & Culture

2015-02-26-02

Songs to Recovery showcases the healing power of music

Music is very often something that comes directly from the heart and, from that source, can come a certain vulnerability. But, for Melissa, an upcoming graduate of Seneca College’s Social Work program, putting yourself out there, despite your vulnerability, can bring its own rewards.

2015-02-26-01

Winter Blues Fest spreads warmth throughout Aurora

2015-02-19-01

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” is a question that indicates a big problem

That is a common question fielded by Lorris Herenda, Executive Director of Yellow Brick House, as she aims to increase awareness of domestic violence faced by women in York Region.

2015-02-19-10

Arctic air adds atmosphere to Arctic Adventure

Hundreds braved a hefty blast of winter on Monday, celebrating Family Day with their loved ones at Aurora’s Town Park.

2012-02-12-09

It’s about “your sisters, your mothers, your daughters, your community”

As a lawyer advocating for clients within Canada’s prison system, Aurora’s Sandra Leonard has always had a keen interest in human rights.

2015-01-22-08

Artist “gets under the skin” in APL’s Colleen Abbott Gallery

Focusing on a journey in the series “Inside Out”, Ms. Adam focuses on what makes today’s youth tick.