March 26, 2015

2015-03-26-07

Voyageurs ice Tigers in four-game comeback

It was a series that seemed over from the get-go, says Jake Courtepatte.

Budget talks target training and education at Town Hall

Proposed residential tax increase currently stands at 4.44% ahead of final deliberations set for Monday and budget approval in April.

PC frontrunner touts message of “compassion”

Christine Elliott, a perceived frontrunner in the race to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, brought her message to Aurora last week.

Planning underway for 2015 Magna Hoedown

The two day party runs September 18 - 19 and applications from partner charities, non-profits and community groups are now being accepted.

2015-03-26-01
SPRING AWAKENING -- "Jack Frost" negotiates a return to spring at the Aurora Cultural Centre on Thursday afternoon in “A Long, Long Journey into Spring”, presented by the To Be Determined Theatre Company. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

More News

2015-03-26-02

Oral history project unites generations and cultures

Elsie Adair first arrived in Aurora in 1958, ready to teach youngsters at the then-recently opened George Street Public School. After a short while commuting back and forth between her home well outside Aurora and the school, she...

Late mayor leaves legacy to help foster tomorrow’s leaders

New scholarship for graduating youth created out of $30,000 legacy to Aurora.

2015-03-26-03

Bridal show set to raise funds and awareness for Kidney Foundation and donor programs

Over 30 years ago, Kiersten Brooks’ uncle went into kidney failure, saved with a donation from her father. Her father gave the gift of life, but a few years ago, he too was in dire need of a new kidney and found a match with his wife.

Drive-thru plan set for approval

The site plan for a new plaza on Bayview Avenue just south of St. John’s Sideroad is up for Council approval next week.

2015-03-26-09

Plans continue this week to make Aurora one of “Canada’s healthiest communities”

Like minds are putting their heads together this week to develop ideas to get Aurora on the road to becoming one of Canada’s healthiest communities.

Aurora United Church plans commemorations of fire anniversary

Saturday, April 11 will mark the one-year anniversary of the fire that devastated Aurora United Church (AUC).

Budget talks target training and education at Town Hall

Proposed residential tax increase currently stands at 4.44% ahead of final deliberations set for Monday and budget approval in April.

2015-03-26-04

PC frontrunner touts message of “compassion”

Christine Elliott, a perceived frontrunner in the race to lead the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, brought her message to Aurora last week.

Planning underway for 2015 Magna Hoedown

The two day party runs September 18 - 19 and applications from partner charities, non-profits and community groups are now being accepted.

2015-03-19-08

Worries over anti-terrorism bill arrive in Newmarket-Aurora

The nation-wide debate over the Federal Government’s proposed Bill C-51 spilled into Newmarket-Aurora on Saturday morning as over 80 protestors descended on the office of local MP Lois Brown to rally against the measures.

Sports

2015-03-26-08

Special Olympics Aurora Bocce ready for first taste of competition

Almost one year in the making, Special Olympics Ontario – Aurora (SOO) is ready to roll out their first team of competitive bocce players this weekend in Richmond Hill.

2015-03-26-06

AYSC player commits to Division 1 school

One of Aurora’s homegrown athletic stars is taking her talents to pitches south of the border.

2015-03-26-07

Voyageurs ice Tigers in four-game comeback

It was a series that seemed over from the get-go, says Jake Courtepatte.

2015-03-19-14

Atom AE Tigers fall behind early in OMHA finals

By Jake Courtepatte It’s unfamiliar territory for the Atom AE Tigers. They find themselves down two games to none in their provincial finals matchup with ...

2015-03-19-11

Gymnasts medal in provincial competition

The competitive boys team at Aurora’s Evolution Gymnastics competed at the third Ontario Cup this past weekend, bringing home some hardware.

2015-03-19-01

Former Toronto FC captain takes helm of AYSC with a vision for growth

2015-03-05-12

SAC Saints roll to third-straight CISAA Championship

By Jake Courtepatte St. Andrew’s College’s first hockey team survived an almost insurmountable comeback attempt to sweep the Nichols School Vikings in the CISAA Final ...

Arts & Culture

2015-03-19-04

Library’s Camera Club takes Aurora back to the future

In some instances the contrasts are drastic, while in others there is barely any difference in the landscape other than the styles of cars and the fashions of passers-by.

2015-03-05-10

PlaYR Festival pushes envelope into a new frame

Creative people thrive on engaging with and in the world around them, and the minds behind the Multimedia Film Festival plan to do just that with the newly rebranded PlayYR Video Festival.

June opening eyed for new Aurora museum as curator aims to “inspire” community

The curator behind the newly re-established Aurora Museum aims to open their doors to the general public as early as this spring.

Old fashioned tennis in the cards as Historical Society gets out of the red

The Aurora Historical Society may have gone for the better part of the last year without a curator on staff but, on the bright side, the local heritage body is – for now – out of the red.