March 23, 2017

2017-03-23-01

Aurora United Church unveils bold rebuild plan

2017-03-23-07

PeeWee Tigers play on for Coach Kyle

A sea of black, white, and yellow pays tribute to popular coach who died earlier this month.

Metrolinx might face tough questions next week

Representatives from Metrolinx are expected to face some tough questions from local lawmakers next week as Council pushes for answers on the impacts of rail expansion.

Cultural Centre’s founding Executive Director moves on after eight years

When Laura Schembri walked through the doors of the Church...

2017-03-23-02
SUGAR SHACK – Sheppard’s Bush returned to its roots as a sugar bush on Saturday as the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Windfall Ecology Centre hosted a free Nature Play pop-up with icy, syrupy treats and activities, enjoyed here by Elise. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2017-03-23-03

Canadians “deserve a real choice,” says leadership candidate Raitt

Following the 2015 Federal Election, which swept the Conservative party into opposition after nearly a decade in Government, re-elected MP Lisa Raitt was one of the first Conservatives out of the gate to speak out about what went wrong. Now, in a crowded field of...

2017-03-23-08

O’Leary offers “cocktail of celebrity, business and politics” to oust Trudeau

A public persona honed on reality TV is one of the biggest “misconceptions” about Kevin O’Leary, says the leadership candidate – but, if his celebrity can mix with business and politics to “kick [Justin Trudeau]’s ass,” that is a bonus.

2017-03-23-05

Shine a light on outstanding community volunteers

Nominations for 2017 Community Recognition Awards now open

Singer-songwriter leaves UK contest in Haze for second year running

Justin Bieber might have the “Beliebers” and Demi Lovato her “Lovatics” but Aurora singer-songwriter Lauren Haze promised that 2016 would be the “year of the Hazer.”

Councils question impact Regional “tax shift” might have on homeowners

Municipal CAOs and treasurers are expected to meet this week to understand the full implications of a possible “tax shift” at the Regional level and what its impact might mean to home- and business-owners.

2017-03-23-04

Leading Women and Girls form “backbone” of community

As pianist Rachel Reimer sat down at the keys and sang a heartfelt rendition of “All You Need is Love” at this month’s Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities awards ceremony on International Women’s Day it was, as emcee Vivian Risi pointed out, a very appropriate selection. There ...

2017-03-23-01

Aurora United Church unveils bold rebuild plan

Metrolinx might face tough questions next week

Representatives from Metrolinx are expected to face some tough questions from local lawmakers next week as Council pushes for answers on the impacts of rail expansion.

2017-03-23-10

Cultural Centre’s founding Executive Director moves on after eight years

When Laura Schembri walked through the doors of the Church...

2017-03-16-10

Premier has blast from the past at Aurora Seniors’ Centre

What was supposed to be a brief meet and greet at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre on Tuesday morning turned out to be a blast from the past for Premier Kathleen Wynne. The Premier was in Newmarket-Aurora for a...

Sports

2017-03-23-07

Minor Tigers battling in York-Simcoe finals

The Tigers are roaring. Seven AMHA rep teams booked their ticket last weekend to the York-Simcoe Hockey League finals, a number more than doubling any other team among the league.

2017-03-23-09

Wodehouse golden again at OFSAA

It seems that every time Brooklyn Wodehouse enters the pool, she sees a shimmer of gold. The Grade 11 student at...

3HL Tour bringing fast-paced hockey to Aurora

The Saints come marching in this Saturday, and with them they bring an exciting new take on pro hockey.

2017-03-23-07

PeeWee Tigers play on for Coach Kyle

A sea of black, white, and yellow pays tribute to popular coach who died earlier this month.

2017-03-16-09

Tigers still alive in OMHA finals

Two AMHA teams are still looking to bring an OMHA title back to Aurora. Both the Novice AA and PeeWee A Tigers are clashing in...

2017-03-16-08

North Dufferin Baseball League hands out awards

With the 2017 baseball season on the horizon, the region’s AA league lauded the best of 2016 in their annual awards banquet on Sunday.

2017-03-16-07

Minor Midget Express in tough to repeat OHL Cup title

In Minor Midget hockey, the Triple Crown is the highest achievement: a Silver Stick title, an OMHA championship, and an OHL Cup. While this year’s crop of York-Simcoe Express talent will not be able to accomplish the feat done by their predecessors one year ago, they still have the opportunity to capture their second straight OMHL Cup this week.

Put your best feet forward for CHATS and help local seniors

In just a few short years, our seniors population will outnumber the youth creating a major crunch for care, but you can help close the gaps by lacing up for the CHATS Walk for Wellness.

2017-03-16-06

SAC takes home fifth straight league title

For the past half decade, the St. Andrew’s Saints have been the top team in prep school hockey.

2017-03-09-09

Panthers eliminated in shootout heartbreaker

Ottawa was harsh to the Aurora Panthers, who saw a 2 – 0 series lead in the opening round of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League playoffs diminish over their weekend road trip.

Arts & Culture

2017-03-16-05

Art Heals challenges viewer to see the world through new eyes

People spend so much time thinking, ‘If only I had more time, I would…” and, according to Shannon Leigh Phair, they invariably have a list of things to fill in that blank. But, what if the real question was what you would do if you had less time? That is the question Ms. Phair started weighing when, in February of 2014, she was diagnosed with colon cancer aged just 32.

Tongue Twister – A Review of “Speaking in Tongues”

A woman goes missing, couples cheat on each other, police are involved, misunderstandings ensue, amends are attempted, subplots revolve around isolated shoes, and all of the stories and characters are linked.

2017-02-16-04

Gallery show provides art grads with a great cap to high school

By Brock Weir Tackling racism, body image, and environmental concerns, Aurora students are letting their art do the talking as they take on real world ...

2017-02-02-04

Library wants LGBTQ+ views on how to better serve community

LGBTQ+ youth often feel they don’t have the safe spaces to speak out on the issues that matter to them, and how the community can best address those needs. But, the Aurora Public Library wants you to know they are one of those safe spaces and they want to hear from you.

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

Local theatre charts path forward ahead of 60th anniversary

As a child, Sergio Calderon spent nearly the first decade of his life in densely-populated Mexico City before his family moved to Aurora. Once here, he was surprised to find his new home backed onto a forest, which provided a borderless horizon to fuel his creative imagination. As...

2017-01-05-07

Historian pitches bold vision for historic armoury

The Aurora Armoury on the northeast corner of Town Park has a storied place in the Town’s history, but has the potential to be a community hub long into the future, according to local historian Christopher Watts.

2017-01-05-04

Hola offers voice for York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities

Obstacles – it is the common thread that binds the immigrant experience whether you are just planting your own roots in Canada or researching the experiences of your pioneer ancestors. But, out of every obstacle comes amazing stories of perseverance and success, and it is those stories within York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities that Aurora entrepreneurs are seeking to share.

2017-01-05-01

A new “Call to Action” for a New Year

Collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous artists to foster reconciliation continues into this milestone year for Canada.

2016-11-03-02

Get ready for a full month of Blues as Aurora Winter Blues Fest grows

In February, where the days are short, the nights are long, and the flying snow gets everyone a little bit down, Aurora will have more reasons than ever before to sing the blues as the Aurora Winter Blues Festival ramps up the volume.

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