March 14, 2019

YRP Deputy Carrique takes helm of OPP

“Today is about moving forward,” says appointee

Be A Hero campaign aims to help the community’s littlest fighters

Hould recognized with Good Citizenship medal for therapy dog work

Aurora resident Vivian Hould was one of eight Ontarians recognized at Queen’s Park on Wednesday with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.

Soulstack gets ready to take the stage at Saturday’s Blues Fest

Their individual musical influences span some thirty years. They approach music from different directions, with different styles, and, perhaps a different drive.

Tigers bow out to Hurricanes in OJHL playoffs

A rollercoaster season met with a fizzle for the Junior A Aurora Tigers on Thursday...

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MUSTANG VICTORY – The St. Max Mustangs varsity hockey team won their fourth straight YRAA championship over Stouffville High School. Contributed photo

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Council tightens budget reins on community partners

Aurora is holding the budget reins tight when it comes to thousands of dollars worth of asks from cultural groups around the community – and the Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora Historical Society and Sport Aurora are among those feeling the pinch.

Matthew Shepard’s parents encourage love after students tackle Laramie Project

It’s not enough to be “tolerant.” Rather, we should celebrate the differences and diversity in our everyday life.

Public input sought on Stable Neighbourhoods before March 27 meeting

You can now have your say on how the Town can best protect Aurora’s stable neighbourhoods.

Science and art combine to sound environmental alarm bells

As a citizen scientist for a conservation authority near Lake Couchiching, Jennie Clark was tasked with documenting not only water quality, but the impacts of climate change on the surrounding area.

Lieutenant-Governor underscores heritage, revitalization on Aurora trip

If you’re looking for ways to revitalize Aurora’s downtown core, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario has a simple, four step recipe: “a great coffee shop, a bookstore, a good bakery, and an art gallery.”

Aurora students clean up with Athletic Awards at Pickering College

By Brock Weir Grace Robinson was off to what she describes as a “rough start” when she first stepped on the volleyball court last year, ...

YRP Deputy Carrique takes helm of OPP

“Today is about moving forward,” says appointee

Hould recognized with Good Citizenship medal for therapy dog work

Aurora resident Vivian Hould was one of eight Ontarians recognized at Queen’s Park on Wednesday with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.

Soulstack gets ready to take the stage at Saturday’s Blues Fest

Their individual musical influences span some thirty years. They approach music from different directions, with different styles, and, perhaps a different drive.

Feeling the pressure to be perfect? Artists, advocates have a four-letter response

Before he took his own life in the 1990s, James Peek said the pressure he felt to be “perfect” had become too much. It was a feeling that resonated with those he left behind, not the least of whom was his sister Michelle, who has dedicated her life to doing something about it – now armed with a simple and provocative message...

Sports

St. Max Mustangs lasso fourth-straight YRAA title

By Jake Courtepatte Count ‘em: that’s four York Region championships in a row for the St. Max Mustangs girl’s hockey squad. One of the YRAA’s ...

Aurora students clean up with Athletic Awards at Pickering College

By Brock Weir Grace Robinson was off to what she describes as a “rough start” when she first stepped on the volleyball court last year, ...

Tigers bow out to Hurricanes in OJHL playoffs

A rollercoaster season met with a fizzle for the Junior A Aurora Tigers on Thursday...

Senior Panthers draw Waterloo in Provincial League opener

The Aurora Panthers are back in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League postseason. The organization’s senior squad picked up six points over the final seven games of the regular season to squeeze back into the playoffs, after missing out on the big dance this time last year.

Varsity Saints win seventh-straight CISAA title

Lucky number seven. The varsity St. Andrew’s College Saints are at the top of the prep school hockey chain for the seventh time in a row, after sweeping Ridley College in the CISAA championship series in two games.

Aurora’s Mizzi signs pro contract with Utah Grizzlies

The Ontario Junior Hockey League’s top scorer is turning pro. Joseph Mizzi left the Aurora Tigers organization last week to sign a contract with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, jumping straight from the Junior A level to the professional ranks in an extremely rare feat.

Puck drops on second annual Aurora Cup

Student athletes from across Aurora’s elementary schools took a break from the classroom last Wednesday, instead getting their education on the ice in the annual Aurora Cup hockey tournament.

Newmarket’s Williams leads Northeastern to Beanpot title

TD Garden. 15,000 fans. And a trophy. What a way to end a college career. Newmarket native and ex-Aurora Tiger Eric Williams captained the Northeastern University Huskies to their second-straight Beanpot tournament title on Monday at the home of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, taking down the rival Boston College Eagles by a score of 4 – 2.

York 9 FC planning on run at Voyageurs Cup

York 9 FC bench boss Jimmy Brennan knows a thing or two about winning a Canadian championship. In an unprecedented move by the Canadian Soccer Association, members of the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League will have the opportunity to vie for this year’s Voyageurs Cup, the Canadian championship only ever won by Major League Soccer clubs.

York 9 FC sets date for inaugural CPL match

The Canadian Premier League is ready for kickoff. York 9 FC was announced at a Toronto event last week as one of two sides to compete in the League’s inaugural match this coming spring, set to face off against Hamilton’s Forge FC in a road match on April 27.

Arts & Culture

Science and art combine to sound environmental alarm bells

As a citizen scientist for a conservation authority near Lake Couchiching, Jennie Clark was tasked with documenting not only water quality, but the impacts of climate change on the surrounding area.

Soulstack gets ready to take the stage at Saturday’s Blues Fest

Their individual musical influences span some thirty years. They approach music from different directions, with different styles, and, perhaps a different drive.

Feeling the pressure to be perfect? Artists, advocates have a four-letter response

Before he took his own life in the 1990s, James Peek said the pressure he felt to be “perfect” had become too much. It was a feeling that resonated with those he left behind, not the least of whom was his sister Michelle, who has dedicated her life to doing something about it – now armed with a simple and provocative message...

“Giving a damn” pays dividends for local groups doing good

By their own admission, they are not a group of guys who want to sit around “and talk about their feelings”; instead, they want to get in and get it done in just a few minutes – and leave a lasting impact on the community in the process.

TA’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

A Review by Scott Johnston An unusual relationship is front and centre in Theatre Aurora’s latest play, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Written by Manuel ...

Rising Sun brings local perspective to new Freemasonry exhibition

By Brock Weir Freemasonry has been a part of Aurora’s heritage since before Aurora was even on the map. Indeed, Aurora’s Rising Sun Masonic Lodge ...

Sharing Matthew’s story is more important than ever for Judy and Dennis Shepard

By Brock Weir Her son was just like any other youth just entering his twenties. He was a young man trying to figure out not ...

Art students find their voice at Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

Art never fails to spark a conversation, but when nearly sixty students from all four of Aurora’s high schools come together to share over 100 pieces of their creativity, this conversation hits a community crescendo.

Love and deception hit the stage in Theatre Aurora’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman is nearly 35 years in the making for Neill Kernohan. Mr. Kernohan first saw Manuel Puig’s landmark play about two prisoners in a Buenos Aires prison when the film adaptation first graced the silver screen in the mid 1980s and its plot has stuck with him ever since.

Author hopes One Book One Aurora will change perspectives

Camilla Gibb’s upbringing, by her own admission, wasn’t exactly “jolly.” A native of England, she grew up in a family headed by a father she describes as “rule-bound, rigid, and ex-military” and “as a consequence of it not being a particularly jolly [atmosphere]” her parents divorced when she was 10. While a divorce is always a challenging time for children, for Ms. Gibb it ultimately helped open up a brand new world to her.

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