July 2, 2015

2015-07-02-02

Pan Am Torch receives wet — but warm — welcome

2015-07-02-12

Residents speak out against Highland Gate development

Aurora residents still have a lot of concerns when it comes to the proposed Highland Gate residential development. A special...

Moyle named Aurora’s interim CAO

Appointment to replace Neil Garbe is effective August 4.

Four Aurora Jays nominated for North Dufferin All-Star game

A league-high four players and one manager from the Aurora Jays AA baseball team have been voted into the North Dufferin Baseball League All-Star game.

2015-07-02-03
Despite last Thursday's rains, excitement was high at Lambert Willson Park ahead of the Pan Am Torch's arrival. Auroran photo by Jake Courtepatte

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Time to make a decision on Library Square, says Council

After twelve years, nearly 30 reports, and up to 10 invitations for the public to weigh in on the matter, now is the time to finally make a decision on the future of Library Square, according to Council.

2015-07-02-01

VoteSmart aims to be “one stop shop” for voters – new and seasoned

As a political science student, being engaged in the civic life around her is second nature for Aurora’s Kelsea Walsh. But it was quickly brought home to her this spring that not everybody feels the same way.

Community groups could face ouster for internal Library expansion

By Brock Weir Community groups such as the Pine Tree Potters Guild could find themselves looking for a new home, if recommendations before Council on ...

2015-07-02-06

“Into the Woods” is better the second time around for Aurora actress

When Kyla Whetham first stepped onto the stage to be a part of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical “Into the Woods”, she stepped into the shoes of one of the three little pigs – “the smart one,” she says, referring

Southwest homes could find chain-link fencing where their property meets the Town’s

Residents backing onto Case Woodlot in southwest Aurora could soon find chain link fencing just beyond their backyards where their property meets the Town’s, following a Council decision last week.

2015-07-02-10

Lunchtime assistant immortalizes time at Aurora Senior P.S. in book

15 years ago, Aurora-based artist Deborah Campo was sitting at something of a crossroads. Sitting alone one day in her living room, she thought, “God, if someone knocks...

2015-07-02-11

Celebration and reflection reigns at revamped Relay for Life

They were all there for the same reason, but as each person took a lap around the track last month, they all had a different person in the back of their minds.

2015-07-02-02

Pan Am Torch receives wet — but warm — welcome

2015-07-02-12

Residents speak out against Highland Gate development

Aurora residents still have a lot of concerns when it comes to the proposed Highland Gate residential development. A special...

Moyle named Aurora’s interim CAO

Appointment to replace Neil Garbe is effective August 4.

Sports

2015-07-02-08

Shaolin monk brings philosophy and culture to Aurora martial arts

Canada’s Black Belt Martial Arts was the site of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Aurora over the weekend, hosting a real Shaolin monk from the famous Shaolin Temple in China.

2015-07-02-07

Quidditch fever hits Aurora

Calling all Harry Potter fans – you now can have your own opportunity to follow in your favourite fictional character’s footsteps and capture the golden snitch.

2015-07-02-09

Four Aurora Jays nominated for North Dufferin All-Star game

A league-high four players and one manager from the Aurora Jays AA baseball team have been voted into the North Dufferin Baseball League All-Star game.

2015-06-25-08

AYSC joins prestigious provincial league

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club officially welcomed the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) to the Town of Aurora last Saturday, bringing with it a higher level of competition the Aurora program has been craving.

2015-06-18-08

Pan Am gold medalist joins Diggers coaching squad

Aurora’s Todd Martin has a good feeling about Canada’s chances at softball gold in next month’s Pan Am Games. He’s already got his tickets and his predictions...

Trampoline team gets ready for Pan-Am Games

As thousands of athletes prepare to tackle just under fifty different disciplines at the Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer, the Canadian trampoline team is thriving with local talent.

Arts & Culture

2015-06-18-03

Portraits of Giving honours Aurora entrepreneur

As a local entrepreneur with a dedication to giving back to her community, Ingrid Kulbach has become a familiar face to many in Aurora. Over the years...

Celebrate 400 years of the French in Ontario with music, art … and poutine

A celebration of French Canadian culture wouldn’t quite be complete without a full appreciation of poutine, but that just serves as an appetizer for a full day of activities slated for Aurora next Wednesday as the Town marks Fete de la St-Jean.

2015-06-04-06

Pine Tree Potters leave legacy at Cultural Centre

A decade ago, the basement of the Church Street School was dominated by a barn fan, an open sewer grate travelling the length of the room, and a kiln or two here and there as the well-loved and well-used home of the Pine Tree Potters Guild’s workshop.

2015-05-28-05

Fresh sod lays groundwork for old tradition ahead of Pan Am Games

To find your roots, you have to do more than scratch the surface, and landscaping crews will be on hand beginning this week to excavate the north lawn of Hillary House, making it ready for July’s Pan Am Games.

2015-05-28-08

Burmese Lessons explores politics, love, and the “artist as a young woman”

One Book One Aurora Living in Vancouver, Karen Connelly could hear the drumming of indigenous women in the distance as police and investigators began excavating the farm of serial killer Robert Pickton, looking for bodies of scores of women missing from the city’s Downtown Eastside.