March 5, 2015

2015-03-05-01

Leisure Complex hosts grand “homecoming”

Long-time members of Club Aurora hailed a “homecoming” of sorts as the Aurora Family Leisure Complex officially re-opened on Saturday.

Snow plowing program to remain in place despite complaints

Residents have not been shy with their complaints over changes in winter maintenance this season, according to some Councillors. But, a...

Clear Bag program could begin as early as June 5

Aurora’s move to a Clear Bag garbage program could begin as early as June 5 with a voluntary start day.

Tigers shutout ‘Canes to regain lead in OJHL conference quarterfinals

By Jake Courtepatte After posting the highest winning percentage in the OJHL since Kingston in 2009-10, this year’s first-round matchup against the Newmarket Hurricanes is ...

2015-03-25-02
SAY MY NAME – Hartman Public School students donned pink t-shirts last week to help stamp out bullying. Students participated in “Say My Name Canada”, a challenge which began earlier this year, to not only raise the issue of bullying but to increase acts of kindness in your community, whether it is your school community, family, business or peer group. For more on the acts of Hartman’s students, pick up next week’s edition of The Auroran. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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2015-03-05-04

Building acceptance and breaking barriers is priority for student leaders

Adam Barry has experienced the impact words can have on a person firsthand. People might give the impression on being kind face to face, but ...

Rock climbing wall misses AFLC opening, awaiting supervisor

As kids fanned out through the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) on Saturday morning as the long-awaited facility re-opened, a plywood board prevented them from lacing up and ascending the building’s new rock climbing wall.

2015-03-05-06

Ontario’s new Lieutenant- Governor takes position with local regiment

When Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s new Lieutenant-Governor, departed for London last month, among her 19 engagements were meetings with The Queen and the Prince of Wales.

Project manager approved to share the load of Joint Operations Centre

A new project manager will be appointed to oversee the completion of Aurora’s new Joint Operations Centre on Industrial Parkway North. Council approved the appointment last week, following...

2015-03-05-11

Nominations open for Aurora Sport Hall of Fame’s class of 2015

Last November, six leaders in sport were immortalized forever in the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame. The hall is now looking for the public’s help in determining the class of 2015.

Sports plan aims to create “lasting, positive legacy” in Aurora

When Aurora declared 2015 the Year of Sport, Council didn’t want to simply leave it at that. They made good on the vision this week by laying the foundations for a Community Sports Plan.

2015-03-05-09

Economist works to build leaders and bridges between men and women

It is a decades-old picture that remains fresh in the mind of Carole Houlihan. As a university student, the Snowball-based economist was travelling...

June opening eyed for new Aurora museum as curator aims to “inspire” community

The curator behind the newly re-established Aurora Museum aims to open their doors to the general public as early as this spring.

2015-03-05-01

Leisure Complex hosts grand “homecoming”

Long-time members of Club Aurora hailed a “homecoming” of sorts as the Aurora Family Leisure Complex officially re-opened on Saturday.

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...

Sports

Round two just one win away for Aurora Panthers

It may be too early to deem the Aurora Panthers a Cinderella story, but they’ve got the makings of being one in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. (PWHL)

2015-03-05-12

SAC Saints roll to third-straight CISAA Championship

By Jake Courtepatte St. Andrew’s College’s first hockey team survived an almost insurmountable comeback attempt to sweep the Nichols School Vikings in the CISAA Final ...

2015-03-05-08

York Region gears up for annual Southlake fundraiser

Area mayors gathered at the York Region headquarters in Newmarket on Thursday to kick off the annual Municipal Challenge, a wager between municipalities in support of the 2015 Run or Walk for Southlake.

2015-03-05-07

Tigers shutout ‘Canes to regain lead in OJHL conference quarterfinals

By Jake Courtepatte After posting the highest winning percentage in the OJHL since Kingston in 2009-10, this year’s first-round matchup against the Newmarket Hurricanes is ...

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.

2015-02-26-07

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.

Arts & Culture

2015-03-05-10

PlaYR Festival pushes envelope into a new frame

Creative people thrive on engaging with and in the world around them, and the minds behind the Multimedia Film Festival plan to do just that with the newly rebranded PlayYR Video Festival.

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.

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.