January 22, 2015

2015-01-22-01

AHS student aims to be Canada’s “Piano Hero”

Voting for Top 10 Finalists continues through Thursday night.

2015-01-22-05

New curator charts path forward for re-established Aurora Museum

History and heritage has always been a significant part of Shawna White’s life. This love of history extends not only to the sweeping...

Costs set to rise as Leisure Complex renovations face setback

Setbacks have delayed the re-opening of Club Aurora to February 28 as costs for renovations to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex rise.

Tigers blow past Icehawks in lopsided road victory

Last Friday, Aurora rebounded from a tough 4 – 1 loss to the Stouffville Spirit the previous week, taking down the Cobourg Cougars on home ice.

2015-01-22-07
Volunteers from Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School kept warm Saturday helping to haul in TVs, computer monitors, and other electronic devices as part of Aurora’s E-Waste Collection. All material is sent to Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) in Barrie for recycling. Organizers estimate approximately 12,000 pounds of e-waste was collected from over 350 vehicles who came through the collection with their recyclables. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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Proposal to widen Industrial Parkway receives mixed reactions

Industrial Parkway was initially intended to be a way for trucks and other motorists to bypass Aurora’s historic Yonge Street core, but Council could soon prove everything old is indeed new again.

2015-01-22-06

Eyes are the window into the soul at AHS, Williams art exhibition

Aurora’s students aren’t shy about expressing their views of the world and depicting all facets of the human experience through their art. So what if the subject matter can turn a little dark at times? In the end, it is all about the experience.

As Target prepares to close, Aurora seeks opportunities

Despite opening with great fanfare – and even greater anticipation from consumers – Target announced Thursday it was shutting down all Canadian stores this year.

2015-01-22-03

Neighbourhood Network eyes expansion on seventh anniversary

A seven year anniversary is not a particularly important milestone for most organizations, but most organizations aren’t Neighbourhood Network.

Parking crackdown sparks talks of on-street parking permits

A crackdown on the enforcement of winter parking restrictions across Aurora could lead to the development of an on-street parking permit system.

2015-01-22-04

“Miss Marie” lives life by the Golden Rule – and BMO customers return the favour

It was a "family" affair at the Bank of Montreal’s Yonge and Wellington Branch on Thursday as the bank bade farewell to Marie de Souza, their Financial Services Coordinator, who is retiring after nearly 20 years at that location.

Ex-firefighter credits squash players with saving his life

The phrase “timing is everything” rings especially true when a life is on the line. In Aurora resident Brian Johnson’s case, he credits...

2015-01-15-03

Aurora tenor’s timbre to hit the heights at New York’s Carnegie Hall

As a multifaceted musician, John Willoughby likes the intimacy of small ensembles. The Aurora vocalist and musician, who is..

Municipal land reserves around Highland Gate shouldn’t be used as “leverage”

The Town of Aurora’s one-foot land reserves around the former Highland Gate Golf Course shouldn’t be used as leverage in a “heavy handed or arbitrary manner” as far as future development is concerned, according to the municipal solicitor.

2015-01-15-02

Chasing the winter blues away? Embrace them at the Aurora Winter Blues Festival

That is the motto of Jamie Macdonald, co-founder of the Aurora Winter Blues Festival, which is set to take place next month at Theatre Aurora.

Sports

2015-01-22-02

Atom AE Tigers win the “Stanley Cup of Youth Hockey”

The Aurora Tigers Atom AE team entered the International Silver Stick Tournament in Pelham, ON, this month with the goal of making it to their fifth consecutive tournament championship game this season.

2015-01-22-10

Minor Bantam A Tigers can’t solve NobleKing goaltending in shutout

Rivalries heated up at the Nobleton Rec Centre on Saturday afternoon as the Minor Bantam A Tigers looked to take four points out of a home-and-home series against the NobleKing Knights.

2015-01-22-09

Tigers blow past Icehawks in lopsided road victory

Last Friday, Aurora rebounded from a tough 4 – 1 loss to the Stouffville Spirit the previous week, taking down the Cobourg Cougars on home ice.

2015-01-15-04

Prospective student athletes gather in Aurora for soccer showcase

Soccer clubs from across Ontario gathered at the Aurora Sports Dome last Saturday, looking to further both their education and their soccer careers.

2015-01-15-10

J.V. Saints drop fourth straight league match

The Junior Varsity St. Andrew’s College hockey squad took to the ice Monday afternoon looking to bounce back from a tough 7 – 0 home loss to Nichols School last week.

2015-01-08-09

Aurora’s Livingston uses inspirational Sochi Olympics experience for the better

After participating in the Sochi Olympics, Aurora native Derek Livingston is using his adversity-filled story to motivate both himself and others. It’s a story that has taken him on a cross-Canada tour to visit schools from Ottawa to Red Deer to inspire young athletes.

Arts & Culture

2015-01-22-08

Artist “gets under the skin” in APL’s Colleen Abbott Gallery

Focusing on a journey in the series “Inside Out”, Ms. Adam focuses on what makes today’s youth tick.

2015-01-22-05

New curator charts path forward for re-established Aurora Museum

History and heritage has always been a significant part of Shawna White’s life. This love of history extends not only to the sweeping...

2015-01-15-13

Students unleash their inner thoughts in exhibition opening

Art is a window into the “self, the imagination, and the inner workings of the mind,” according to local Grade 12 students.

2015-01-08-01

Follies is 100th time in the director chair for Aurora’s Sarah Langford

Sally Durant Plummer is not necessarily a woman who lives in the present. A theatrical woman both by nature and career, she and her former cohorts have gathered to wax sentimental about making their mark in a venerable old theatre that is soon fated to meet a wrecking ball.

2015-01-08-03

Scout leaders left “elated” after significant flags are returned to local troops

Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian Flag. While many celebrations are planned to mark the occasion over this year, the Canadian Flag was recently at the centrepiece of a very personal celebration for one Aurora group.

2015-01-08-02

Sylvia Tyson looks for the smaller stories in bigger pictures

Musicians today often cite having creative revelations the first time they heard The Beatles, or saw what the likes of Elvis Presley or Buddy Holly could do on stage through the power of television. If they...