January 17, 2019

Swim to Survive takes plunge to keep kids safe

Windrow clearing could cost upwards of $1.5 million

Staff cite cost, logistics against end-of-driveway clearing

Cool Blues to keep Aurora warm this winter

Some cool sounds are just around the corner to keep Aurorans warm this winter with the annual Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Tigers crowned by Royals to fall in OJHL standings

The OJHL North division has a new king. After months atop the division, the Aurora Tigers have...

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AUROBOTS ARE UP AND RUNNING – The Aurobots, the new robotics team at Aurora High School, are up and running in the New Year. Pictured above, Mayor Tom Mrakas visited the school to meet members of the team. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Project manager will oversee development of Hallmark Lands

The transformation of Aurora’s Hallmark Lands into a hub for baseball will be overseen by a project manager, staff have assured Council.

Aurobot students to go into “deep space” with first robot build

By Brock Weir Aurora High School students are preparing to “boldly go” into 2019 with some creative new ideas. Now that school has resumed, over ...

The Fabric of our Lives – Museum looks at birth, marriage and death through textiles

If you’ve ever flipped through the family album and groaned at some of the things you or a loved one wore in the past – be it a bridal gown or a suit worn for a particularly special occasion – you know firsthand how fashion can be a snapshot in time.

Construction on next phase of seniors residence underway, but neighbours worry about noise

Work on the next phase of a seniors’ housing complex in east Aurora will continue after neighbouring residents raised concerns of ongoing noise late into the night.

Website upgrade aimed at increasing online municipal services

A $70,000 upgrade to the Town of Aurora’s website is aimed to increase online services available to residents. Council gave the formal green light to the upgrade project at the last Council meeting, paving the way for a project that was tentatively approved in last year’s budget.

MP felt she was “running out of time” ahead of floor-crossing

When Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev crossed the floor at the end of last summer, she said she felt a sense of urgency and, elaborating on that sense at the end of the year, she said she felt she was running out of time to complete her personal checklist for Aurora’s south riding.

Scotch tasting offers rare treat for a good cause

If you’ve ever wanted to taste what makes a $300 bottle of scotch a $300 bottle of scotch without breaking the bank, you can have an opportunity to do just that next week, all for a good cause.

Whodunnit overs intrigue, laughs and a bit of stage fright at Theatre Aurora

“Challenge accepted.” That’s what Linda Stott says went through her mind when she read a review calling Bettine Manktelow’s play Proscenophobia as “a nice piece of fluff.”

Swim to Survive takes plunge to keep kids safe

Windrow clearing could cost upwards of $1.5 million

Staff cite cost, logistics against end-of-driveway clearing

Sports

Express defenseman joins Team Ontario

There are many reasons the Minor Midget York-Simcoe Express have shot up the UnderArmour OMHA rankings as of late, and Jacob Holmes is certainly one of them.

Saints well represented on Team Ontario football

It may not have been the final score he was looking for, but Nathan Falconi can now say he scored a touchdown at AT&T Stadium. The St. Andrew’s College student joined Team Ontario last week at the 2019 International Bowl against Team USA at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

Swim to Survive takes plunge to keep kids safe

Tigers crowned by Royals to fall in OJHL standings

The OJHL North division has a new king. After months atop the division, the Aurora Tigers have...

Former Express, Saint earns high draft praise after bronze win

Alex Newhook has come a long way since his time on the rock. The seventeen-year old centre has seen his name rise to the top of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft rankings over the past two seasons, now with the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies after a three-year stint between the York-Simcoe Express minor program and the St. Andrew’s Saints varsity hockey team.

Saints set to host prestigious tournaments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for the St. Andrew’s Saints. The athletics program announced Monday the schedule and lineups for the annual Gary West Hockey Tournament on Jan. 18 – 20, the...

Tigers shake up roster with end of year moves

The kings of the jungle are improving their pride. The top-ranked Aurora Tigers made a pair of roster moves over the holidays in an attempt to improve upon their five-point lead atop the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s North division, including a surprise trade of top goaltender Jack Irvine.

Aurora Minor Hockey Tigers roar together to help community with over 250 stockings and thousands of gift cards

Once again, the Aurora Minor Hockey Teams collaborated their efforts to help out our community and bring smiles to those less fortunate. A total of 31 Rep and House League teams and 5 families committed to preparing Christmas stockings, collecting...

Hats off to Morgan Frost at World Junior Championship

A tip of the hat to one of Aurora’s finest. It took just over 21 minutes of play in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship for Dana Frost to make her way down...

By Jake Courtepatte

In joining the NHL’s worst powerplay, Dylan Sikura is hoping to jumpstart the offense of the Chicago Blackhawks. The 23-year old Aurora native has made his first official regular season leap onto the big club’s roster, called up from the AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs late last week.

Arts & Culture

Whodunnit overs intrigue, laughs and a bit of stage fright at Theatre Aurora

“Challenge accepted.” That’s what Linda Stott says went through her mind when she read a review calling Bettine Manktelow’s play Proscenophobia as “a nice piece of fluff.”

Cool Blues to keep Aurora warm this winter

Some cool sounds are just around the corner to keep Aurorans warm this winter with the annual Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Artists tap into “Memory” for SOYRA show

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but images can also help preserve and spur memories. A painting of an Italian streetscape might...

Graduates tap into emotions for Celebration of Youth Arts

From the contemplative nature of a walk in the forest, to dependence on technology, to grappling with the sensation of feeling just slightly out of place in the world around you, upcoming high school graduates are tackling complex human experiences and putting emotions into their work as they prepare to take over the Aurora Cultural Centre next month.

Community Recognition: Kraft honoured as a cultural leader

If you have both a Grammy and Juno Award on your mantle, your contributions to music are hard to deny – but multi-award winning musician Bonnie Kraft received a hometown honour this past year, the Arts & Culture Award, part of the Town of Aurora’s Community Recognition Awards program

The Genie’s Out of the Bottle: Journalist, author talks what it means to be “Brown” in Canada and impact of social media

The worst thing you can do is check your Twitter feed before turning off the lights at night, according to award-winning journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee.

Local playwright challenges perceptions of “invisible disability” with comedy

Frey hopes to spark important conversation at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival

Story of struggle and home selected for One Book One Aurora 2019

The world will soon know more about Lilly when actress Dakota Fanning brings her to life on the big screen in the upcoming adaptation of Sweetness in the Belly, but this year Aurorans will have...

Acclaimed artist Helen Lucas finds beauty in nature

Growing up in Saskatoon in the 1930s and 40s, first generation Canadian Helen Lucas grew up in very strict Greek family. Her friends in school were a little bit too fast for her conservative parents’ liking – after all, they wore lipstick, and some of them even dated! By her own admission, Ms. Lucas grew up as a “loner” who often took solace outdoors, helping her mother tend the beautiful garden at The Ritz, the unlikely name of a 25-room hotel in the Saskatchewan city her father happened to win in an all-night poker game.

Youth display innovative ideas for accessibility, literacy and the environment at Fair

By Brock Weir Despite being in just Grade 7, Thomas Bianco is fast growing a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. The Pickering College student once again ...

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