August 25, 2016

2016-08-25-05

Thousands celebrate Tragically Hip in Aurora

Town Park was jam-packed with revellers on Saturday night to pay tribute to the iconic Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie.

2016-08-25-03

Town turned down Metrolinx deal, says MPP

Councillors say they were "left out of the loop" in decision not to lease AFLC parking to Metrolinx, forcing GO parking into the Town's Heritage Conservation District.

Small businesses say they have an image problem

As a small business owner, George Hughes says he’s heard the same old thing time and again from people in the job market: you don’t get ahead or get a great job if you work for a small business.

Aurora United has winning weekend

One of the most impressive teenagers in Canadian football put in a hat trick effort on Saturday to secure a whopping 9 – 2 win for Aurora United FC.

2016-08-25-04
DOORS OPEN 2016 – Troopers Ry Church, Ethan Yee, and Matt Greig sold Vimy Pins inside the historic Aurora Armoury on Saturday to raise money for the cadets’ trip to Vimy Ridge next year. The Armoury was open to the public as part of Doors Open Aurora 2016, which included over 15 locations and events. For full coverage, see this week's edition of The Auroran. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2016-08-25-07

Mike Kitchen “honoured” over induction to Sports Hall of Fame

Two-time Stanley Cup winner, Schomberg native, and ex-Aurora Tiger. Mike Kitchen, the assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, is one of three new members of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame inducted into the “Coach” category for his tremendous accomplishments in the world of sports.

GO Parking headaches could be relieved after six months

Residents of Aurora’s Heritage Conservation District (HCD) might be angry over Metrolinx’s two-year contract to turn Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church’s parking lot into overflow GO parking, but they are probably going to have to live with the headaches for at least six months, according to officials.

2016-08-25-01

Safety upgrades will help community agencies move forward: Minister

A Provincial investment to make living environments safer for some of Aurora and Newmarket’s most vulnerable citizens comes as a “welcome relief” to Community Living Newmarket/Aurora.

Aurora to begin path to “Canada’s Most Active Community” with star-studded launch

Local sports groups are pulling out all the star-studded stops next month in the quest to make Aurora Canada’s most active community.

2016-08-25-02

Share your memories – large and small – to celebrate 150th anniversary of Town Park

Town Park was a Mecca for music on Saturday night as thousands from across Aurora – and beyond – gathered there to celebrate the legacy of the Tragically Hip. Whether you were there as fans of the Hip, or just to spend a musical night out with your family, chances are you left after the third encore with more than a few lasting memories.

2016-08-25-05

Thousands celebrate Tragically Hip in Aurora

Town Park was jam-packed with revellers on Saturday night to pay tribute to the iconic Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie.

2016-08-25-03

Town turned down Metrolinx deal, says MPP

Councillors say they were "left out of the loop" in decision not to lease AFLC parking to Metrolinx, forcing GO parking into the Town's Heritage Conservation District.

Small businesses say they have an image problem

As a small business owner, George Hughes says he’s heard the same old thing time and again from people in the job market: you don’t get ahead or get a great job if you work for a small business.

2016-08-18-10

Auroran cycling across Canada for Special Olympics Canada

By Jake Courtepatte A two-man team has been cycling across Canada for just over a month now, and the 50-day, 4,500-kilometre journey takes Aurora’s Trevor ...

Tragically Hip screening leaves organizers “Up to Here” in Council debate

This Saturday’s Town Park simulcast of the Tragically Hip’s farewell concert became bogged down in Council debate last week amid accusations of “roadblocks” being put in the way of the event.

Sports

2016-08-25-10

Senior Jays eliminated from NDBL playoffs

The Aurora Jays were sent packing on Sunday by one of the most dominant teams in the North Dufferin Baseball League in years. Following a 5 – 5 tie to open the series early in the week, the New Lowell Knights took control of the best-of-five semifinal series to earn their spot in the championship in four games.

AYSC season wraps up with annual tournament

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

2016-08-25-06

Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball – U17 Girls Storm Vortex

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball – U17 Girls Storm Vortex Playing in both the 17U and 18U age groups, they collected three gold ...

2016-08-25-08

Aurora United has winning weekend

One of the most impressive teenagers in Canadian football put in a hat trick effort on Saturday to secure a whopping 9 – 2 win for Aurora United FC.

2016-08-18-09

Aurora pitcher set to toss in NCAA’s top division

By Jake Courtepatte Alexander MacKinnon was a key component of Aurora baseball’s successful first-ever Midget AAA season in 2013, and he is bringing that same ...

Aurora United nabbed of win in final minutes

Two goals in extra time robbed the Aurora United FC men of their second win on Sunday in Oakville.

2016-08-18-07

Aurora Special Ducks bring home Provincial Gold

The Aurora Special Ducks swim team had an impressive showing at the Special Olympics Spring Provincial Games, bringing home a hefty 8 gold medals. Gary Freeman, Mary Harberer and Nathan Kim all took home wins from the Ontario Provincials held in Guelph, Ontario this past May.

2016-08-18-08

Under-15 Stingers fight back for exciting McGarrigle Cup fi nal

Penalty kicks determined the best under-15 soccer team in York Region, but Aurora fought hard to get there.

2016-08-18-12

Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: The York North Basketball Association

The YNBA U11 Atom Girls team finished the season with 31 wins and 3 losses. The team was undefeated in tournament play in Ontario with ...

2016-08-11-07

Aurora United FC sides blanked at Sheppard’s Bush

Neither side of the semi-pro Aurora United Football Club could find the back of the net in a full day of action Sunday at Sheppard’s Bush.

Arts & Culture

2016-08-11-04

Theatre Aurora gets seriously fun with new theatre school

Getting up on stage and singing your heart out is one thing, but putting on an entire production is something else entirely. But, behind the scenes work is...

2016-08-04-06

Cullen is on the search for Aurora’s “Untold Stories”

Lauren Cullen recently sat down with a man who knows her workplace all too well. Pointing out a corner, he recalled there used to be a water fountain installed on the spot where, once upon a time, he was dragged over and had his mouth washed out with soap for swearing in school.

2016-08-04-04

Armstrong’s “Celestial” sounds to leave Aurora

For the past 15 years, eerily beautiful sounds have emanated from a whitewashed brick farm on Edward Street, a nice antidote to the clatter of traffic passing by.

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Doors Open Aurora 2016 Event

Doors Open Aurora 2016 will be taking place on Saturday, August 20 with most sites open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2016-07-21-01

David Wilcox, Haywire to headline Ribfest

Get ready for a true blast of classic Canadiana as Canadian rock mainstays David Wilcox and Haywire lend their talents to next month’s

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Save the date for Doors Open Aurora 2016

By Jeff Healy Town of Aurora The Town of Aurora and the Town’s Heritage Advisory Committee are preparing once again for our popular Doors Open ...

Tech savvy grads set to “Ignite” Aurora’s youth

Queen’s University students are returning to Aurora this summer to light a spark of computer creativity in local youth at the Aurora Public Library.

Multicultural Festival moving to September 10 – and a different park

Aurora’s first multicultural festival will now take place September 10 at Ada Johnson Park. The celebration of the many cultures that make up Aurora is...

2016-04-28-04

Aurora Music Festival will host the sounds of summer

Music festivals during the warmer Aurora months have come and gone, but a new Aurora Summer Music Festival, headlined by...

2016-03-03-02

Fall under the spell of “Under the Visible Life”

New novel by Canadian author Kim Echlin is Aurora Public Library's selection for the 2016 One Book One Aurora campaign.