May 28, 2020

Bagpiping to thank frontline heroes is nightly tradition for local student

Outbreak at Chartwell Aurora shows signs of easing as resolved cases top 35

The number of active cases of COVID-19 at Chartwell Aurora (Resthaven) has begun to ease, according to data released this week by the Region of York. The Region also confirms an employee at Walmart Aurora tested positive for the virus last week.

Property tax relief eyed for those receiving assistance

Residents who owed outstanding property taxes at the end of 2019 and are looking for relief from penalties in light of COVID-19 might have to ...

Aurora Public Library resumes service with Curbside Pickup

Has COVID-19 stood in the way of checking out the latest bestseller, the latest movie release or the hottest video game rental from the Aurora ...

2020-05-28-02

OPEN FOR BUSINESS – The Aurora Farmers’ Market celebrated the grand opening of its outdoor season at Town Park on Saturday morning. A late start due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and food vendors returned to the Market with social distancing measures in place and some farm producers reported customer demand exceeded supply. The Market intends to be open at Town Park each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Bagpiping to thank frontline heroes is nightly tradition for local student

Outbreak at Chartwell Aurora shows signs of easing as resolved cases top 35

The number of active cases of COVID-19 at Chartwell Aurora (Resthaven) has begun to ease, according to data released this week by the Region of York. The Region also confirms an employee at Walmart Aurora tested positive for the virus last week.

Property tax relief eyed for those receiving assistance

Residents who owed outstanding property taxes at the end of 2019 and are looking for relief from penalties in light of COVID-19 might have to ...

Aurora Public Library resumes service with Curbside Pickup

Has COVID-19 stood in the way of checking out the latest bestseller, the latest movie release or the hottest video game rental from the Aurora ...

Hundreds hard at work helping Museum transcribe historic letters, documents

Grace might have been rather sentimental. As the decades passed, she kept just about every letter written to her when she and her boyfriend were ...

“Clean Communities” bylaw intended to tackle waste, graffiti

Physical distancing measures have spurred more and more residents to lace up and get their exercise walking around their neighbourhoods. During these walks, you’ve probably ...

More than three garbage bags? They might be left on your curb

Proposed new measures could limit waste collection, but COVID-19 has cast doubt on timeline.

Aurora mask-maker helps raise thousands for local charities

It started out just as a project to do something useful for her family and friends in her downtime, but word of mouth helped Robin ...

Local carvers spread “comfort” in uncertain time

Schools to remain closed for rest of academic year

Students in Ontario will not be returning to the classroom to finish off the school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Tuesday that keeping schools ...

Sports

Robert Powers excited to be behind the Tigers’ bench

When an athlete retires, you wouldn’t be at fault of envisioning an athlete pushing 40 making an emotional farewell. After all, Peyton Manning retired in ...

A new assistant coach is in Town for Aurora Tigers

The Aurora Tigers have kicked off their offseason plans with a bang. The Junior A hockey club has hired former Newfoundland Growlers defenceman Robert Powers, ...

Aurora Tigers preparing for the unexpected

The Aurora Tigers are set to begin preseason preparations despite the uncertainties which may lie ahead. Head Coach Jim Wells Jr. says he is trying ...

Nine stripes stay active, re-sign Brennan

York9 FC continues to remain active both on the market and internally within the club. While waiting for the highly-anticipated green light to begin the ...

Sport Aurora conference helps aid small businesses

Sport Aurora’s live Zoom conference last week outlined multiple tactics to support small businesses through sport. Marketing Specialist Lisa Dunbar instructed the community on what ...

York9 FC winger Michael Petrasso believes Canada Soccer will go up

The Canadian Premier League was supposed to begin this past Easter Monday. This sophomore season might provide a better glimpse into the future. Canadians have ...

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductees announced

Aurora, King and Caledon will see new representation in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of ...

Now is the time for parents to get creative with their kids: Sport Aurora

When Novak Djokovic and his brother Marko released a video last week of them playing tennis in their home with frying pans over a set ...

Realtors want to make a difference for budding athletes

While enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be important to note that the natural flow of society will return. It is expected that restaurants, bars, ...

Postponing the Olympics was the right call, says local Olympic snowboarder

In this time of quarantine, there is only so much that we can do. Eat, sleep, watch television, or go for walks? It’s happening to ...

Arts & Culture

Documenting Aurora showcases Town’s recently lost landscapes

If you’re a recent arrival to Aurora, the time when St. John’s Sideroad was little more than a country road seems like a world away ...

Art grads let public in on their creative process

They have been hard at work since returning to the classroom for their high school victory lap, and now local Grade 12 students are ready ...

Aurora actor lands role of lifetime in We Will Rock You

Actor Trevor Coll may have landed the role of a lifetime, but his heart roots for his hometown of Aurora. Coll plays the lead part ...

“Saying the unsayable” one brushstroke at a time

Art therapy helps Canadian Mental Health Association express what words can't describe.

“Great Artists” help Aurora Cultural Centre mark tenth anniversary

The Aurora Cultural Centre will mark its tenth anniversary next month with a new set of “Great Artists” set to grace its Brevik Hall stage. ...

Beatbox trio shares stories of song with kids

Music tells a story. It can tell a story from the standpoint of the composer or song-writer, but often the interpretation of the story can ...

Theatre Aurora’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses

A Review by Scott Johnston Theatre Aurora continues this season’s theme of “The Furious Five” with the drama “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”. Adapted by Christopher Hampton ...

Students get creative juices flowing for Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

They have grown up together sharing their passion for art, but as local Grade 12 students start the New Year by preparing to say goodbye ...

OBOA 2020 novel “Scarborough” is hoped to spur conversation on how empathy creates action

Aurorans will soon have the chance to get fully immersed in Scarborough, the acclaimed debut novel of Catherine Hernandez, which is the Aurora Public Library’s ...

Acclaimed novel “Scarborough” selected for One Book One Aurora 2020

It is said that the best authors write what they know, letting their personal experiences inform what they put down on the page. That’s exactly ...

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