July 28, 2016

2016-07-28-01

PC leader Brown sees positive change after last election’s “unmitigated disaster”

2016-07-28-02

$15 million investment aims to make Southlake, York U an innovation hub

Astronaut and surgeon Dr. Dave Williams, President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre, has seen a lot of the world from high above, but on firm ground, in recent years, he has seen rapid changes in the field of health care.

Future hotel subject of renewed talks this week

Business and community leaders are expected to converge once again at Town Hall this Thursday to continue building their case that a new hotel in Aurora is indeed feasible.

Aurora Youth Soccer Girls win premiere international tournament

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The Aurora Food Pantry got a $500 boost from the Aurora Soccer Club recently as the Highland Park-based group hosted their annual charity event. This year’s festivities featured three games: Canada/Ireland vs. the Rest of the World, an open women’s game, and England vs. Scotland. Following the festivities, Mayor Dawe joined representatives from the Club and the Pantry for a formal presentation. Auroran photos by Glenn Rodger

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Speed cushion pilot program could cost up to $100,000

A pilot program to install speed cushions on three Aurora streets – so far – in an attempt to curb speeders could come with a price tag of up to $100,000.

Regional changes could mean greater incentives for rental housing

Housing and condominium developers could find it more worth their while beginning next year to provide more rental units in the projects.

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Doors Open Aurora 2016 Event

Doors Open Aurora 2016 will be taking place on Saturday, August 20 with most sites open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Neville-Lake Family memorial day planned

Hundreds of people are expected at Kettle Lake Park in King City on Sunday, August 14, to commemorate the three Neville-Lake children and their grandfather, who were victims in a fatal tragic drinking and driving crash in September 2015

2016-07-28-03

If you wait to join the Seniors’ Centre, you’re missing out says new President

One of the first things Carol Hedenberg hears when new members walk through the door is, “I’m finally old enough to be here – I’m 73!” For the new president of the Aurora Seniors’ Association, it is not something she’s never heard before – but it is an attitude they often encounter at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre.

2016-07-28-01

PC leader Brown sees positive change after last election’s “unmitigated disaster”

2016-07-28-02

$15 million investment aims to make Southlake, York U an innovation hub

Astronaut and surgeon Dr. Dave Williams, President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre, has seen a lot of the world from high above, but on firm ground, in recent years, he has seen rapid changes in the field of health care.

Future hotel subject of renewed talks this week

Business and community leaders are expected to converge once again at Town Hall this Thursday to continue building their case that a new hotel in Aurora is indeed feasible.

2016-07-21-02

Bring your pet in while you shop at new Canadian Tire

If you’re on Aurora’s east side to do a bit of shopping for your back yard or picking up a few things for that weekend away at the cottage, why not let your pooch enjoy some retail therapy as well at Canadian Tire?

Mayor concerned Mavrinac Park development is “too territorial”

A nearly $1.1 million plan to transform a vacant six acre parcel of land on Mavrinac Boulevard into a neighbourhood park was approved by Council last week, amid worries voiced by Mayor Dawe its development had become a “territorial” issue.

Sports

New head coach brings a fresh face to Jr. A Tigers

What were you doing at 27-years-old? Nikita Poliakov, an ex-junior player, is the new head coach of the junior A Aurora Tigers.

2016-07-28-05

Senior Jays to clash with Indians in NDBL playoffs

By Jake Courtepatte A tumultuous season for the Aurora Jays has resulted in a first-round meeting with the Midland Indians in the North Dufferin Baseball ...

Aurora United stomped by North Miss on both sides

Jose De Sousa doubled his goal production on the year with a hat trick in a 5 – 1 drubbing of Aurora United FC by North Mississauga on Saturday.

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Aurora Youth Soccer Girls win premiere international tournament

2016-07-21-04

Girls’ Lacrosse Exchange creates lifelong memories

By Kim Sillcox In the volatile world we live in today, it is more important than ever to create opportunities for young people to meet ...

2016-07-21-08

Aurora schools celebrate their athletes of the year

Students from across Aurora packed up their football helmets, their soccer cleats and their hockey gear for the summer last month as Summer Vacation arrived but many of these athletes suited up and headed back into the arena last Tuesday.

2016-07-21-03

FC London bests Aurora United 4 – 3

Aurora United Men’s FC hosted FC London at Sheppard’s Bush on Saturday night, where the home team fell to the visitors 4 – 3.

2016-07-21-07

Jays fall to Dodgers in Bolton

Forget the fourth inning, and it was a pretty even and entertaining match last Wednesday night between the Bolton Dodgers and the Aurora Jays in...

2016-07-14-07

Costly loss for the senior Jays against Barrie

The Aurora Jays have lost three of their last five games towards the end of the season, following a loss on the road and a win at home last week.

2016-07-14-08

Aurora Tigers get a new voice

If you can’t make an Aurora Tigers’ Junior A home game next season, fear not: Joe Montesano can fill you in on the fly.

Arts & Culture

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Doors Open Aurora 2016 Event

Doors Open Aurora 2016 will be taking place on Saturday, August 20 with most sites open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2016-07-21-01

David Wilcox, Haywire to headline Ribfest

Get ready for a true blast of classic Canadiana as Canadian rock mainstays David Wilcox and Haywire lend their talents to next month’s

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Save the date for Doors Open Aurora 2016

By Jeff Healy Town of Aurora The Town of Aurora and the Town’s Heritage Advisory Committee are preparing once again for our popular Doors Open ...

Tech savvy grads set to “Ignite” Aurora’s youth

Queen’s University students are returning to Aurora this summer to light a spark of computer creativity in local youth at the Aurora Public Library.

2016-06-16-03

St. Max art students pay it forward for kids in need

As passionate art students, the power of art on young minds is not lost on the Art Council at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School and now, as the school year draws to a close, they could just be paving the way for the artists of tomorrow.

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Collaboration is key for working moms with Dreams, Yo!

There must be something organic in Aurora that nurtures artists, opine photographer Angela Durante Dukat and painter Meredith Blunt. When each woman moved to Aurora with their families, neither of them had any idea there were “dozens and dozens” of artists each working out of their homes, waiting for the occasional yearly group art show to make connections and get beneath the surface of what makes each other tick.

Multicultural Festival moving to September 10 – and a different park

Aurora’s first multicultural festival will now take place September 10 at Ada Johnson Park. The celebration of the many cultures that make up Aurora is...

2016-04-28-04

Aurora Music Festival will host the sounds of summer

Music festivals during the warmer Aurora months have come and gone, but a new Aurora Summer Music Festival, headlined by...

2016-03-03-02

Fall under the spell of “Under the Visible Life”

New novel by Canadian author Kim Echlin is Aurora Public Library's selection for the 2016 One Book One Aurora campaign.

2016-01-28-02

Coffee House musicians look to provide Aurorans their moment of Zen

Do you ever have those weekend moments of standing by the window, coffee in hand, watching the snow fall, or watching the sunrise, completely at peace with the world? For musician Jared Stafford, that ...