November 17, 2017

Flags lowered for firefighter Chris Lowe

Flags are at half-staff at all Town of Aurora and Town of Newmarket buildings and Central York Fire Services (CYFS) stations to honour active Firefighter Chris Lowe, who passed away while off-duty today, November 17. “We are saddened by the ...

Tigers beat up on Conference-leading Dukes

A pair of losses to the powerhouse Wellington Dukes early in the season left the Aurora Tigers with something to prove.


“Solutions don’t come as a result of war”

Aurora Remembers 2017

Aurora’s finest lauded at Sports Hall of Fame induction

Add four more names to the growing list of Aurora sporting icons. Mike Palmateer, Bob Wall, Dan Thompson, and William Fleury were...

Eleven charged in Kennedy Street W. drug bust

Eleven residents of Aurora and Georgina have been charged following a drug bust on Kennedy Street West last week. According to York Regional Police, the ...

The Century of Sergeant Strange

"You joined up to get a husband." Nearly eighty years later these words still ring in the ears of centenarian Sgt. Peggy Strange.

HONOURED CITIZENS – Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev honoured two dozen area residents – ranging in age from 13 to 100! – on Monday evening with special Canada 150 Citizenship Awards. Recognized in three categories ranging from Discovery & Innovation, Reflection of Canadian Values, and Thoughtful Leadership, honourees included (Discovery & Innovation) Bob & Steven Dengler, Robert Dugal MacDuff, Kayley Ting, Dr. Jan Oudenes, the Classy Cyborgs robotics team founded at Lester B. Pearson Public School, (Reflection of Canadian Values) James Wai-Hing Hui, now in his 100th year, Jim Chapman, Razak Damani, Hamida Merchant, Rosemary Park, (Thoughtful Leadership) Howard Doughty, Sean Cisterna, Olivia Railton, Robin Morrison Claus and Stephen Lanning. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

More News


If you want to donate, think food over toys: Lions Club

It’s a trend Jim Bondy would rather see be discontinued, but if the number continues to rise he and the Aurora Lions Club are ready to tackle it head-on. The Lions...

Road construction has led to a serious hit on downtown businesses: owner

Ongoing construction on Brookland Avenue near Yonge Street has led to a serious financial hit for area business owners, leaving one to question whether the Town cares for the little guy

Service levels will be maintained through 2018 budget – but no room for expansion: CAO

By Brock Weir There will be little wiggle room when Council begins deliberating the 2018 Operating Budget this Saturday. With a firm budget established so ...

Local houses get into festive fun for Holiday Home Tour

Two Aurora homes will be among the five York Region showplaces dressed up to the Christmas nines this week as Pickering College hosts its 13th annual Holiday Home Tour.


Milestone Mural to be unveiled at community celebration

Talented professional – and amateur – artists have been hard at work creating a lasting legacy and this Sunday the community at large will be able to take in the fruits of their labour as the Canada 150 Milestone Mural is unveiled outside the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Henderson neighbours continue fight for “forest”

Concerned Aurora residents filled Council Chambers Tuesday, signs in hand, continuing their efforts to preserve a piece of natural forest on the Town’s west side.


MPP touts new plan to help seniors “age in confidence”

Knocking on doors, visiting seniors’ centres and adult communities, one thing was immediately clear to Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard: “independence” tops the list of priorities for older people on the age spectrum.

Rental apartments planned for Wellington and John West Way

Over 130 rental apartment units are planned for the northeast corner of John West Way and Wellington Street East. Designs for the proposed six storey apartment complex...


Young students connect with veterans

Remembrance Day has always been a very important day to Aurora resident Carolyn Reid, Head of Toddler and Children’s House at TMS. Her family is ...


“Solutions don’t come as a result of war”

Aurora Remembers 2017



Ormond one OFSAA win away from historic record

Cameron Ormond is running like no one has seen in close to thirty years. The sixteen-year old from Aurora remains unbeaten at the OFSAA Cross-Country Championships throughout...


Panthers claw past Canadettes in nail-biter

The Aurora Panthers scored their second win of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League season on Sunday with a dramatic 5 – 2 win over the Brampton Canadettes, matching their goal...


Aurora’s finest lauded at Sports Hall of Fame induction

Add four more names to the growing list of Aurora sporting icons. Mike Palmateer, Bob Wall, Dan Thompson, and William Fleury were...


Tigers beat up on Conference-leading Dukes

A pair of losses to the powerhouse Wellington Dukes early in the season left the Aurora Tigers with something to prove.


Darcy Hayes reclaims crown at Royal Winter Fair

Aurora’s Darcy Hayes has taken the Hunter Derby Victory for the second year running at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.


Four Tigers named to Eastern Canada Cup rosters

A pack of Tigers will lead the charge for the OJHL when they take on Eastern Canada in Quinte West later this month.


St. Max Mustangs bow to powerhouse Warriors

The Huron Heights Warriors of Newmarket are truly in a league of their own. The varsity football squad once again proved on Friday that...


Minor Bantam Express fall short at Shanahan Tournament

Over 100 teams from across North America converged on Toronto last weekend for the prestigious Shanahan Tournament, among them the Minor Bantam York Simcoe Express.

Barbarians come up short on Rugby Ontario finals day

A pair of Aurora Barbarians squads took to the field for the annual year-end championships at Fletcher’s Field in Markham, though both left empty handed.


Second half push gives Mustangs basketball win over Eagles

The St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs will be riding quite a high heading into the YRAA basketball playoffs.

Arts & Culture


Elvis has Marquee “All Shook Up” for next show

Elvis Presley’s music – okay, probably his hips more than anything – left audiences all shook up when he burst onto the music scene in the 1950s, and now his music is leaving a whole new generation “All Shook Up.” Aurora’s Marquee...


Making Peace “reminds us to open our hearts”

Bonnie Kraft had to do some digging. A self-described “bit of a flower child” in her youth, she knew she had to find the metal peace symbol she wore around her neck for five straight years during the height of the Vietnam War.

Theatre Aurora’s new season lays groundwork for anniversary “rebirth”

It’s an inevitability of any lifecycle, the ultimate end – but, if done right, it can be one hell of a trip. It certainly has for Theatre Aurora as they put the finishing touches on their latest season, which is the end of a very unique lifecycle all its own.


Barrie student takes the Hoedown Showdown crown

16-year-old John Anderson was a tough act to follow. The Grade 11 student from Barrie was the first finalist to take the stage Friday night in the Hoedown Showdown competition, where 10 finalists from across Ontario vied for the crown of Canada’s next country star.


In This Our Lives: Keeping a promise to Bette Davis

She never went anywhere without leaving an impression. Whether she was on the silver screen blazing an iconic trail with indelible performances as...


Capturing today’s history – one snap at a time

You all know the feeling when a photo turns out to have that certain special something that you want to share with the world. You send it out, let people know where you’ve been, who you’ve met and, in some cases, what you’re eating. A new phenomenon spawned by smart phones and social media? Think again.


New executive director explores new opportunities for Cultural Centre

It’s a far cry from being an accountant, but the number crunching has served Suzanne Haines well as she dropped the traditional nine-to-five job to embrace her love of the arts – and they are skills she continues to draw upon as she charts a new path for the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Aurora’s 2016 Teen Idol ready for the CNE spotlight

Aurora’s jazzy golden voice is taking her next step towards stardom on the Canadian National Exhibition stage.


DOORS OPEN 2017: Doors are always open at Hillary House!

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Hillary House is that “I have passed it a hundred times and never thought to come in,” then now is your chance!


Tom Cochrane to headline 2017 Hoedown

Cochrane and Red Rider will take the stage on Saturday, September 16, the second evening of their two-night annual country music extravaganza.

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