April 25, 2015


UPDATED: OLG’s Fr. Joe Gorman leaves priesthood

Popular priest announces decision via letter after being asked by Cardinal to take time away from Parish in January.


Tempers flare over Highland Gate redevelopment

Hundreds of neighbours turn out to have voices heard on golf course redevelopment.

Councillors frustrated with “push-back” over budget cuts

Council divided on taking a second look at cutting training, education budget while staff argue compiling information would take "months."

Province renews commitment to all-day, two-way GO Trains

All-day GO Train service to and from Aurora could become a reality as early as 2017, according to the Province of Ontario.

TELUS employees came together at the Air Canada Centre last Wednesday to raise money for "Hustle for Hugh", a team taking part in the Run or Walk for Southlake on Sunday. Auroran photo by Jake Courtepatte

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Councillors, concerned citizens join forces to correct Complex

They filled Council Chambers with a growing list of concerns over the newly renovated Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC), now these AFLC users will collaborate with three Councillors to try and rectify the situation.


New school will address “grey area” in Autism education

York Region parents, teachers team up to establish new kind of autism school in Aurora.

Redevelopment will bring parks, “naturalization” to water courses

If the redevelopment of Highland Gate Golf Course ultimately moves forward as presented, it will bring approximately 50 acres of trails and green space into the community fold.


Give Back Awards honour 20 local students

Scholarships awarded to Aurora, King, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and Georgina students who have demonstrated commitments both to their school community and the wider community around them.

Volunteering for Sunday’s Southlake Run is “perfect way to give back”

If you have lived in York Region long enough, chances are you or a loved one have experienced the top quality care of the Southlake Regional Health Centre.


Long-time volunteer aims to inspire as Relay’s Honourary Survivor

elay for Life has always been a busy time for Michelle Clayton-Wood. The long-time volunteer, and Newmarket resident, has been...

Fire Department seeking land for new station, training centre

The hunt is on for land on which to build a new fire station and training central for the Central York Fire Services, serving Aurora and Newmarket.

Famed figure skating coach Galbraith dies at 92

The figure skating world lost one of their builders last week when coach, and former Aurora resident, Sheldon Galbraith passed away in Newmarket last week.


Grade 10 student crowned world champion debater


Tempers flare over Highland Gate redevelopment

Hundreds of neighbours turn out to have voices heard on golf course redevelopment.



Charity and basketball combine for Hospital at Air Canada Centre

TELUS employees came together last Wednesday to host an afternoon of basketball at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, in support of the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation.


St. Andrew’s Saints’ varsity lacrosse 2015 campaign underway

With the spring varsity athletic season kicking off, the St. Andrew’s College lacrosse program is looking to continue its proud and successful history.


Minor Tigers help YSMHL to East/West Championship

By Jake Courtepatte Three of Aurora’s regional champion teams can add one more piece of hardware to their successful minor hockey seasons. The York-Simcoe/Lakeshore Challenge ...


Storm Typhoon U15 Girls capture third straight Provincial title

By Jake Courtepatte Storm volleyball continued its long and prominent success in indoor volleyball by adding another trophy to the case over the weekend. While ...

Dunks take down coaches in exhibition showcase

One day after having played three important games (1-2 record) in the 2015 Provincial Qualifiers in Brampton for Special Olympics Ontario Basketball, the Aurora Dunks ...


Dreams come true for Novice Tigers

Standing on the ice at the Air Canada Centre is a dream of many kids in the GTA’s minor hockey systems.

Arts & Culture


Theatre Aurora’s Lost in Yonkers: A Review

Theatre Aurora wraps up the 2014-15 season with the delightful Neil Simon comedy “Lost in Yonkers.”


Designers bring together local art for some “Local Fusion” to benefit Southlake

By Brock Weir Since they relocated to Aurora, many clients of the interior design company Niche Décor have been clamoring for local art. Later this ...


Young singer aims to hit operatic heights – Italian style

Most teens counting down the days to the end of June have their sights set on a couple of months lounging by a pool, soaking up the sun and listening to the songs of summer. Kaylah Paquette, however, has other ideas.


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.