October 10, 2019

Local celebs dust off dancing shoes for annual Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars

Outgoing MP, star baker among those vying for crown at dance-off which has raised hundreds of thousands for charity.

Housing, environment and business dominate first all-candidates debate

Affordable housing, climate change, and helping businesses get ahead were the top issues facing candidates last week as representatives vying to be Aurora’s next Members of Parliament gathered...

Streetscape improvements for Aurora Promenade receive green light

Removable features focus of plan as “main street” area could be redeveloped By Brock Weir With the bulk of the heritage properties in Aurora’s historic ...

Junior A Tigers hit historic low

Just under a month into the Ontario Junior Hockey League season, and the assets are already being shown the door for the Aurora Tigers.

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY – Mayor Tom Mrakas joined in the grand re-opening celebration of Aurora Home Hardware last week, which marked its 50th anniversary in Aurora. The store, which was founded by Stuart Barfitt in 1969, is still in the family and Mr. Barfitt was joined by three generations for the occasion. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Affordable housing in focus at all-candidates debate

The lack of affordable housing in the Aurora area is a challenge that has been recognized by all levels of government in recent years, but despite the issue coming into sharp focus every time a new multi-unit residential build is proposed, concrete solutions have yet to come forward.

Candidates discuss pharmacare proposals at all-candidates meeting

By Brock Weir Canada has built an international reputation on the strength of its public health care system, and the legacy of this system and ...

Local celebs dust off dancing shoes for annual Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars

Outgoing MP, star baker among those vying for crown at dance-off which has raised hundreds of thousands for charity.

Housing, environment and business dominate first all-candidates debate

Affordable housing, climate change, and helping businesses get ahead were the top issues facing candidates last week as representatives vying to be Aurora’s next Members of Parliament gathered...

Streetscape improvements for Aurora Promenade receive green light

Removable features focus of plan as “main street” area could be redeveloped By Brock Weir With the bulk of the heritage properties in Aurora’s historic ...

“We stand with Greta” – Local activists, lawmakers send climate change message

Councillor bringing forward motion declaring "climate change emergency"

“We need more than just gun control,” says Mayor

Mayor Tom Mrakas joins GTA counterparts for talk on gun control with Liberal leader in Richmond Hill, including proposal that would give greater autonomy to municipalities.

Downtown Aurora to get “canopy” of lights

A new ambience will become the hallmark of Aurora’s historic downtown core when a “canopy of lights” is installed over Yonge Street from...

Light Grows the Tree showcases emerging Black creators

By Brock Weir Systemic racism can be found in many places and forms, including violence and exclusion – all to the detriment of everyone in ...

Health Minister marks Recovery Month with CMHA

By Brock Weir Anne learned a lot about herself through The Humble Tiger. Based on the book of the same name, the Humble Tiger is ...

Sports

Junior A Tigers hit historic low

Just under a month into the Ontario Junior Hockey League season, and the assets are already being shown the door for the Aurora Tigers.

Toronto Marlies returning to Newmarket this weekend

By Jake Courtepatte April, 1991: Missing the Calder Cup playoffs for the second straight year, the Newmarket Saints skated out of the Ray Twinney Complex ...

Under-11 AKBA Jays reign as OBA champions

The Under-11 Aurora King Jays are tops in the province. The AA squad took to the fields in Vaughan over Labour Day Weekend for...

Gardners are a family first in Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

By Jake Courtepatte For the Gardners, the game of hockey is a family affair. Drafted eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1972 NHL ...

Ko holds off Henderson, victorious at CP Women’s Open

Junior links champions hosted at Magna Golf Club

Young golfers tee off ahead of this week’s CP Women’s Open

Aurora’s future sports stars honoured as Athletes of the Year

Aurora’s brightest student athletes have been recognized by Sport Aurora and the Town for their prowess on the field, on the...

Aurora’s Nusbaum hits the beach at Peru’s Pan Am games

Taking part in his first-ever Pan Am Games opening ceremonies on July 26 in Lima, Peru, Aaron Nusbaum was already three days into competition.

Aurora-King Jays back on top in Newmarket Silver Bat

For just the second time in the tournament’s 44-year history, the Aurora-King Jays are champs at the Newmarket Silver Bat tournament.

Aurora’s Nembhard named to Canada basketball roster

Andrew Nembhard is temporarily trading in his orange and blue for the red and white.

Arts & Culture

Local celebs dust off dancing shoes for annual Dancing with the Easter Seals Stars

Outgoing MP, star baker among those vying for crown at dance-off which has raised hundreds of thousands for charity.

Light Grows the Tree showcases emerging Black creators

By Brock Weir Systemic racism can be found in many places and forms, including violence and exclusion – all to the detriment of everyone in ...

Swift & Bold: Relationship with Queen’s York Rangers subject of film, exhibition

Hillary House Ball: Now in Glorious Black and White

There’s a reason classic films are often presented “in glorious black and white.”

Sweetness in the Belly brought to life at TIFF

Film adaptation of One Book One Aurora 2019 selection by Canadian author Camilla Gibb makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday.

Hoedown Showdown finalists named at Town Park

Local country music lovers proved a hardy bunch last week as they braved the rain to see Canada’s next country star move onto the next level.

View from the Pines celebrates 40 years of artistic excellence

Aurora's Pine Tree Potters Guild celebrates milestone 40th anniversary with juried art show now on at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Local dentist focuses new lens on climate change

Ron Goodlin takes passion for photography and uses it as a medium to spark change and highlight perils of climate change.

Renowned mixologist Bowen creates signature drink for Intercultural Festival

You may not be able to catch lightning in a bottle, but you’ll be able to swish Aurora in a glass next month at the inaugural Intercultural Food & Music Festival courtesy of renowned mixologist Jamaal Bowen.

York University partners with Library on Scholars’ Hub

Aurora’s post-secondary presence is set to get a boost this fall in a new partnership between York University and the Aurora Public Library.

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