July 12, 2018

2018-07-12-01

Countdown is on for Wild, Wild West Hoedown

Former MPP Chris Ballard confirms Mayoral bid

The bid to be Aurora’s next mayor will soon become a four-man race. Chris Ballard, who served as MPP for Newmarket-Aurora until his defeat in ...

Site plan control could help “stable neighbourhoods” fight

Tools already at the municipality’s ready to control commercial developments might be the key in protecting Aurora’s stable neighbourhoods, according to planners.

Magna Golf Club announced as LPGA tour stop in 2019

By Jake Courtepatte For the first time in 17 years, the LPGA is returning to the GTA – though this time, in our own backyard. ...

2018-07-12-05
COMMUNITY CARNIVAL – Kerry's Place Autism Services hosted a Community Carnival at Town Park on Saturday. It was hosted in conjunction with the Aurora Farmers' Market and the Art in the Park event, organized by Deborah Campo. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2018-07-12-02

Many Hands Doing Good is mother’s tribute to children, father

The lives of Daniel, Harry and Milly Neville-Lake were cut tragically short in a fatal car crash in September 2015, but their legacies will live on through Many Hands Doing Good.

Anti-idling enforcement eyed by Council

The heat is blazing and you might like nothing better than waiting in your car with the air conditioner blowing while you wait for your child at a local sports field or your spouse while they run errands, but you might have to be more mindful of that in the future.

Microtel hotel back on track for 2019 opening

They broke ground last year hoping to be up and running later this year, but the builders behind the incoming Microtel by Wyndham hotel in Aurora’s business park have now set their sights on a summer 2019 opening.

2018-07-12-03

Geoff Dawe launches bid for third Mayoral term

By Brock Weir He may have announced his bid for a third term as Aurora’s mayor this past winter, but Geoff Dawe kicked his re-election ...

2018-07-12-04

Hoedown Showdown prize is biggest ever for aspiring country stars

The Hoedown Showdown is back – and this year, it is bigger and better than ever. Applications for the 2018 Hoedown Showdown, the annual search for Canada’s next country star, are now being accepted through 4 p.m. on July 22.

Aurora Votes 2018: Rachel Gilliland is focused on growth and gridlock

Rachel Gilliland has seen the community grow rapidly over the last 22 years as an Aurora resident, and now she’d like to help continue to shape the community in the years ahead as a member of Council.

2018-07-12-01

Countdown is on for Wild, Wild West Hoedown

Former MPP Chris Ballard confirms Mayoral bid

The bid to be Aurora’s next mayor will soon become a four-man race. Chris Ballard, who served as MPP for Newmarket-Aurora until his defeat in ...

Site plan control could help “stable neighbourhoods” fight

Tools already at the municipality’s ready to control commercial developments might be the key in protecting Aurora’s stable neighbourhoods, according to planners.

Newmarket-Aurora MPP named Ontario’s Deputy Premier

Just weeks after being elected MPP by the residents of Newmarket-Aurora, Christine Elliott has been named Ontario’s new Deputy Premier.

Sports

2018-07-12-07

Keeper battle leads to scoreless draw for Aurora FC

With plenty of chances on both ends, Aurora FC and West Ottawa each had chances to put away their League1 matchup for good with just one strike.

Aurora’s Galajda seeing “what NHL is all about”

Far off of any team’s wishlist at the NHL Draft in 2016, goaltender Matthew Galajda finds himself this July sporting a Calgary Flames logo on his chest.

2018-07-12-08

Magna Golf Club announced as LPGA tour stop in 2019

By Jake Courtepatte For the first time in 17 years, the LPGA is returning to the GTA – though this time, in our own backyard. ...

2018-07-05-01

Handful of rugby Saints named to Ontario Under-18 squad

Not content with perhaps the most successful season in CISAA boys rugby history, a handful of Saint Andrew’s Saints are looking to prove their worth at the provincial level.

2018-07-05-07

Aurora captain Doner named to League1 All-Star team

A veteran leader of the Aurora FC was called to represent Ontario against the best footballers Quebec has to offer in last weekend’s League1 all-star matches.

Global T20 tournament brings world-class cricket to York Region

Cricketers of York Region, unite: the world’s top batters have descended on King Township. The month of July marks the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada, a 20-over international cricket tournament bringing the best of the best to compete under the banners of Canadian cities.

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Aurora’s Frost looks to make NHL’s Flyers out of camp

Seeing NHL ice time as a teenager is quite a rarity. Morgan Frost, a centreman who just turned nineteen in May, is hoping to make it a reality.

2018-06-28-08

Minor Bantam Jay tagged for Under-16 Team Ontario

Claire Johnson has grown used to being the only girl on an all-boys baseball team, ever since the days of t-ball, and her debut with the Rookie Aurora-King Jays.

2018-06-28-05

“Polo for Heart” a high-class affair with charity at its centre

One would find it easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of Polo for Heart, held at the Toronto Polo Club in Richmond Hill.

2018-06-28-06

York-Simcoe captain Hillis drafted by NHL’s Canadiens

Cam Hillis is used to wearing a ‘C’ on his chest: he did so during the most important season of his minor hockey career, while with the York-Simcoe Minor Midget Express in 2015-16.

Arts & Culture

2018-07-12-01

Countdown is on for Wild, Wild West Hoedown

Photographers, models set out to prove Age is Just a Number

Seeing NHL ice time as a teenager is quite a rarity. Morgan Frost, a centreman who just turned nineteen in May, is hoping to make it a reality.

2018-07-05-06

Olivia Freeman crowned 2018 Aurora Teen Idol

Olivia Freeman has never set foot in a recording studio, but she’s about to do just that after being crowned Aurora’s 2018 Teen Idol on Canada Day.

2018-07-05-10

Library Square development takes significant step forward

Three-storey addition to Church Street School approved in principle.

2018-06-28-03

Countdown is on for Concerts in the Park’s 2018 summer season

Aurora’s 2018 Concerts in the Park season is less than a week away and organizers are promising a new twist on the popular summer series. Once again sponsored by TD Canada Trust, the 2018 Concerts in the Park Series kicks off next Wednesday, July 4, at 7 p.m., with popular children’s performers Team T&J, offering an interactive music and entertainment program with a high-energy and uplifting message.

2018-06-28-01

Phoenix from the ashes: Exhibition celebrates Aurora United bicentennial

2018-06-07-01

Drag Queen Story Time a success for Library

Aurora Public Library will build on Drag Queen Story Time after families embrace inaugural Pride event.

2018-05-31-15

Voices of Joy Community Choir celebrates 20th anniversary

The inspirational VOJ Voices of Joy Community Choir is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a Special Concert: “20 Years of Music and Friendship” Sunday, June 10, at 3p.m., at Bethel Community Christian Reformed Church, 333 Davis Drive Newmarket.

2018-05-24-05

Historical society’s three-part World War One exhibition wraps with the end and aftermath

William John Mugford was probably like so many other Aurora men of his generation when he signed up in the name of King & Country to fight for Canada in the First World War: imbued my patriotism more than a little sense for adventure.

2018-05-17-01

All are worthy in The Temple of Fame

Re-mounted play marked 100th anniversary of Aurora milestone.

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