February 22, 2018

2018-02-22-01

Council has made progress Mayor wants to see through

Dawe will seek third term to see Library Square, Armoury brought to fruition

2018-02-22-02

Heart Month highlights community need – and an opportunity to help

“Heart-y’s” That’s what nine-year-old Aurora resident Owen Veloso thinks the venerable Canadian hamburger restaurant Harvey’s should be called.

“There is a Rehteah in every single community”

Leah Parsons delivers powerful message of love and coping to local parents and students.

Tigers clinch division title with road win

With two games left in the 2016-17 OJHL season, the Aurora Tigers were marred in a...

2018-02-15-01
THE GREAT CANADIAN WINTER – Rain might have made for a soggy Family Day on Monday, but that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm at Town Park as scores of residents gathered for Aurora’s annual Arctic Adventure. Here, Ozan, Dori, Emek and Fruzsi find a nice spot on the snow to build a makeshift inuksuk. For full coverage of Arctic Adventure, please see Page 20 of this week's Auroran. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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G.W. Williams move receives mixed reaction

The York Region District School Board and the Ministry of Education’s decision to move Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School to Aurora’s east side was made after residents of the Town’s developing communities urged the Board to take action on a school site closer to home.

2018-02-22-03

“People should stop screaming and do something”

Last chance to see photographer’s tribute to Girl Power at Aurora Public Library

2018-02-22-04

Our Lady of Grace plans extensive rebuild of Catholic church

It has been the spiritual home of Aurora’s Catholic Community since it was built on Yonge Street in 1983, but Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church is set to get a significant facelift.

2018-02-22-05

Millennials usher in new era for local youth art

The Aurora Cultural Centre’s Brevik Hall was bursting at the seams with proud parents and proud students alike as they brought up the curtain on a new era in local youth art.

2018-02-22-06

Musicians buckle down with Borealis Big Band

By Brock Weir When Gord Shephard picked up the baton with the Aurora Community Band, he began fostering a sound where anyone with an interest ...

Strategic Plan will ease Aurora from a growing to mature community

Aurora’s last few new developments are slowly but surely filling in – but what comes next when the Town reaches build out? That is a question the Town hopes to address in its new 10 year Strategic Plan.

2018-02-22-01

Council has made progress Mayor wants to see through

Dawe will seek third term to see Library Square, Armoury brought to fruition

2018-02-22-02

Heart Month highlights community need – and an opportunity to help

“Heart-y’s” That’s what nine-year-old Aurora resident Owen Veloso thinks the venerable Canadian hamburger restaurant Harvey’s should be called.

2018-02-22-07

“There is a Rehteah in every single community”

Leah Parsons delivers powerful message of love and coping to local parents and students.

2018-02-15-10

Family fun is just the tip of the iceberg at Arctic Adventure

Athletes who descended on South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics last week are not the only ones with a chance to try out their prowess on the ice and snow – budding athletes, young tots just learning how to walk in the snow, and their whole families can have just that and a whole lot more next week at Aurora’s Arctic Adventure.

Sports

2018-02-22-10

Panthers teams in hunt for Lower Lakes championships

An impressive eight Aurora Panthers squads have moved on to the second round of the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League playdowns.

2018-02-22-09

Pickering College swims their way to OFSAA

All eyes will be on Brooklyn Wodehouse when she takes to the pool at OFSAA later this month.

2018-02-22-14

Family fun at Town Park for annual Arctic Adventure

By Jake Courtepatte Aurora residents wouldn’t let it rain on their parade at Monday’s annual Arctic Adventure. Families came out in droves to Aurora Town ...

2018-02-22-11

Minor Midget Express cruising through OMHA playdowns

The Minor Midget York-Simcoe Express have something to prove in their CHL draft year.

2018-02-22-08

Tigers clinch division title with road win

With two games left in the 2016-17 OJHL season, the Aurora Tigers were marred in a...

2018-02-15-09

Mustangs moving on in YRAA hockey playoffs

One is good, but two is better. Both the boys and girls varsity hockey teams at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School are moving on to the next round of the YRAA playoffs, after earning...

2018-02-15-08

Rising soccer stars sign scholarship deals

Chalk up three more Aurora FC graduates to reach the elite levels of collegiate sports. Michaela Iacono, Laura Marelli, and Jessica Marino are trading in the black and yellow for the kits of some of the top ranking collegiate soccer programs in both...

2018-02-15-06

Ex-Saint drawing admiration of NHL scouts

When Cameron Hillis took to the ice at Guelph’s Sleeman Centre last Thursday, it was in front of more scouts than he had ever played before.

Sport Summit coming to Aurora

Coaches, administrators, parents, and athletes, lend me your ears. All those involved in sports in Aurora will get the chance to hear from the best in the business later this month in the inaugural Aurora Sport Summit, hosted by Sport Aurora.

2018-02-08-08

Panthers lace up in International Silver Stick tournament

Aurora rinks were buzzing with the best of the best in girls hockey over the weekend, hosting the annual International Silver Stick tournament.

Arts & Culture

2018-02-22-06

Musicians buckle down with Borealis Big Band

By Brock Weir When Gord Shephard picked up the baton with the Aurora Community Band, he began fostering a sound where anyone with an interest ...

2018-02-15-02

Students use music to raise awareness of immigration issues

If/Then explores the “What if?” at Theatre Aurora

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you went the other direction when you came to a fork in the road? Of course you have, we all have, but, for most of us, it is a question that will always be unanswered. The possibilities, however, are fun to explore and that is just what Theatre Aurora will do when the curtain rises on If/Then next Thursday, January 25.

Countdown is on for 2018 Aurora Winter Blues Festival

Temperatures may have plummeted again after a midweek warm spell, but heat will soon be in the air.

2018-01-11-05

“Magical” evening in store for fathers and daughters at Snowflake Ball

It’s winter and there’s magic in the air – but not necessarily in the great outdoors. This Saturday, for local girls, and their fathers, uncles, and brothers, the magic will be found indoors in the showroom of Highland Automotive.

2018-01-11-06

Strangers with the Same Dream explores important ideas of identity

“Reading.” It was Alison Pick’s answer to this writer’s question, “Where do you find your inspiration?” and an answer she freely admits “might sound like a boring response” but that is often the case for the Man Booker Prize nominated author.

2018-01-11-09

Memories of the Old Library: 56 Victoria Street comes down

Starting Thursday, Demolition crews made fast work of the former home of the Aurora Public Library at 56 Victoria Street.

2018-01-11-01

Wave of “silence breakers” inspire new life for century-old project

Public auditions for landmark theatrical revival set to begin Saturday at Cultural Centre

2018-01-04-06

Upcoming grads putting finishing touches on Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

Whether they are in the dark room, furiously wielding their paint brush, or limbering up their fingers for a few finishing touches on a sculpture, local Grade 12 students are gearing up to showcase their creativity for the community at large in the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts.

2018-01-04-04

“Strangers with the Same Dream” selected for One Book One Aurora 2018

Acclaimed novel by Allison Pick looks at early foundations of modern Israel

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