August 28, 2014


Brown does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “in style”

If she was going to get drenched with a bucket of ice water, trust Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown to do things in style.

Morris, Town to continue fight over lawsuit costs this week

Representatives for the Town of Aurora and former mayor Phyllis Morris are due in a Kitchener courtroom this week to continue the fight over whether the municipality is responsible for costs spent by...

Liberals set to name Peterson as Newmarket-Aurora candidate

Newmarket lawyer Kyle Peterson will once again carry the Liberal banner in the next Federal election. Mr. Peterson is set to be officially nominated...

Breakthrough artist to usher in Hoedown Showdown champ

For nearly 20 years, Tim Hicks made his living playing his music five or six nights a week through steady gigs in smaller venues in and around the GTA and Niagara Region.

Sarah and Archer dug into their corncobs with enthusiasm at the Aurora Farmers’ Market on Saturday as part of their annual Community Corn Roast. Hosted in conjunction with the Aurora Cultural Centre, the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Seniors Association, the event featured a barbecue, music from the After Hours Big Band, a Scavenger Hunt, and much more. Auroran photo by David Falconer

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Jennifer Coulthard finishes at top of her class

By Angela Gismondi Jennifer Coulthard has graduated with one of the highest marks at Aurora’s Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School. The York Region District School ...

Talks leading up to lawsuit made public ahead of court date

According to a revised Statement of Claim by former Aurora mayor Phyllis Morris, the Town of Aurora “had complete carriage” over a lawsuit brought forward against three local bloggers in the fall of 2010 over what she claimed were “defamatory comments” made on the Aurora Citizen Blog.


Optimists and Staples raise thousands to help students start the year off right

Katy Perry might have what it takes to make people roar, but when it comes to getting the school year off right to local students in need, she hasn’t got a patch on the Optimist Club of Aurora and Staples.

Snow dump delayed as Council seeks alternatives to Lambert Willson site

Aurora’s long-gestating snow dump will have to cool its heels for a little while longer after Council voted to delay making a decision on whether or not it will become a reality.


Big Brothers Big Sisters get ready for busy weeks ahead

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York got their engines running on Sunday as part of the annual New Roads Charity Classic Car Show, which was held at the New Roads dealership on Yonge Street in Newmarket.


VOTE 2014: Aurora needs to establish long-term vision for development, seniors and youth, says Council candidate Plamondon

When Tom Plamondon moved to Ontario from Pointe Claire, QC, in 1994 with his family in tow, he was looking for a place where his kids could continue with their French education. On the...


Katy Perry makes dreams come true for Aurora’s biggest fans

It has been a very exciting and star-studded summer for Anthea and Dabria Peta, as through a classic case of “at the right place at the right time” led them to meet and befriend their pop star idol Katy Perry.


Aurora student lands $60,000 scholarship for young leaders

Lukas Weese is a realist at heart. As he prepared to take his final exams this spring at Country Day School, the Aurora student knew

Safety, equality driving forces behind “overdue” Joint Ops Centre: proponents

After nearly three years of debates, numerous reports, and a “demonstrated need” for a new Joint Operations Centre, it was high time to give the green light to the project last week, according to proponents of the plan.


Broken plates and a few tears signals end of an era at Jonathan’s Restaurant

Shards of broken ceramics, moistened by a few tears, were the order of the day at Jonathan’s Restaurant last week as friends and loyal patrons filled the Yonge Street eatery to bid adieu to long-time owner Mary Georgopoulos and her family.


Aurora Jays continue perfect postseason, heading to Championship Series

The Aurora Jays are heading to the North Dufferin Baseball League (NDBL) Championship Series for the third season in a row after sweeping the New Lowell Knights in the semifinals.


Aurora Youth Soccer Club hosts annual Stinger Cup tournament

By Jake Courtepatte Aurora’s annual end-of-season soccer tournament and festival was held last weekend, marking the 50th year of the Aurora Youth Soccer Club (AYSC). ...

PeeWee Jays heading to OBA finals

The Aurora PeeWee Jays are York-Simcoe Baseball Association (YSBA) champions for the second year in a row. Aurora’s season ended with three games against Barrie, who had won one game all year.


Sport Aurora Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: 13U Storm Typhoon girls bring home the gold, silver and bronze

Storm Typhoon competed in four 13U tournaments and one 14U tournament in their first season together as there was no 12U age division.

Aurora Barbarians vault from last place

If the Aurora Barbarians are relegated from Ontario’s Marshall Premiership at the end of the 2014 season, it won’t be due to intimidation. The Aurora team defeated their York Region rivals and the reigning McCormick Cup champions Markham Irish for the second time this year.

2014 N.D.B.L. Junior Champions - Aurora JaysBack row, l-r: Eliot Harkin, James Harkin, Ryan Laird, Ward Benn, Alex MacKinnon, Matt Zambri, Ian MacKinnon (coach), AJ Kight (coach).Front row, l-r: Dave Giroux (coach), Scott Taborek, Robbie Bradford, Robert

Aurora Junior Jays claim first title

The Junior Championship of the North Dufferin Baseball League was decided Thursday night when the Aurora Jays won 3-2 over the Barrie Red Sox. Both ...


U18 Barbarians move to TRU Plate Championship semifinals

Both the Under-18 “A” and “B” Aurora Barbarians rugby squads are heading to the semifinals of the Toronto Rugby Union Plate Championship. The quarterfinals kicked off last...

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Local archer strikes provincial gold at Ontario Summer Games

15-year old archer Hayden Edwards made the trek to Windsor last weekend to compete in the Ontario Summer Games, Ontario’s largest multi-sport event now in its 44th year.

Mosquito Jays are York Simcoe Regional champs, moving to Provincials

The York Simcoe Regional Championships for Minor Mosquito Baseball were held this weekend with the Aurora Jays facing off against the Bolton Braves in a ...

Arts & Culture


St. Max student has something to Crowe about ahead of Hoedown Showdown semifinals

14-year-old Kahlan Crowe is no stranger to the audition process. Often when she puts her voice forward to judges or teachers, it can be in a non-descript room or even outdoors depending ...


Culture Days at the Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair

The Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair will be hosting a special culinary event on Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of Culture Days.


The many Enchanted Evenings of Bud and Stella Switzer

“If music be the food of love, play on,” are words Orsino lived by in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; but while it might be a philosophy shared by Aurora’s Bud and Stella Switzer, the music of Rogers and Hammerstein have presented them with a veritable smorgasbord.


Homeowners, businesses show creativity at Doors Open

Whether they were showing off their personal showplaces or watching a year’s worth of ideas come into fruition, Aurora’s creativity came into full bloom on Saturday...


Think you know Aurora? Soak up some Local Colour!

Having lived in Aurora for 26 years and 14 years respectively, artists Eva Folks and Judy Sherman have seen Aurora grow and develop in ways they had never thought possible.


Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde to headline September’s Ribfest

Aurora’s 2014 Ribfest will have an extra dose of star power this September with headliners Glass Tiger and Platinum Blonde. The homegrown Glass Tigers will hit the stage on Friday, September 5, starting at 9 p.m. Platinum...