April 19, 2018

2018-04-19-01

Mosaic Mural leaves colourful legacy of Canada 150

Over 400 local artists collaborate on lasting "snapshot" of Aurora in 2017

Property rights take “step in the right direction” after Council vote

It was hailed by some members of Council as “a step in the right direction” and, last week, new measures on how local bylaw officers may enter onto your property took that all-important stride.

Spring is set to get sprung at this weekend’s 31st Aurora Home Show

Ice storms and blizzards in the middle of April don’t necessarily scream “spring” but the Aurora Chamber of Commerce will bring the spring indoors at the annual Aurora Chamber of Commerce Home Show this weekend.

Aurora’s Nembhard shows off at Nike Hoop Summit

Just a few short months before his projected first-round drafting into the NBA, Aurora’s Andrew Nembhard is proving scouts right in one of the top recruiting games in basketball.

2018-04-19-02
HUMBOLDT STRONG – Representatives and staff at the Regional Municipality of York, and Regional staff, took a break from Thursday's Regional Council meeting to don jerseys in tribute to the Humboldt Broncos family. Auroran photos by Glenn Rodger

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Community tributes continue to pour in for Humboldt Broncos

Donning jerseys, placing hockey sticks, and rising together in song – these are just three of the many ways the local community is paying tribute to Saskatchewan’s Humboldt Broncos.

2018-04-19-03

Community Living excited about providing a “link” and a return to home

Chuck Currie couldn’t hide his excitement as he looked at the shovels outside the beige-sided building on Wednesday morning. It might look a bit sterile, a bit industrial, but for Chuck – and, indeed, many others living in Aurora and Newmarket – it is very much “home.”

2018-04-19-04

Yaqubian kicks off Liberal campaign in Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill

It will take more than an ice storm to keep Naheed Yaqubian from the business at hand. Ms. Yaqubian, who will carry the Liberal banner for the riding of Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill in this spring’s Provincial election, formally

Changes in communication promised following JOC audit

Improved communication is one of the key “lessons learned” in a full audit of the multimillion dollar Joint Operations Centre project, according to municipal staff.

2018-04-19-08

Tales from the Aurora Pet Cemetery takes you on virtual tour of forgotten gem

It lies hidden away in forest and brush, a natural oasis in the middle of burgeoning development, but unless you went in for a closer look, you wouldn’t even know it was there.

2018-04-19-05

Women’s changing roles explored ahead of milestone anniversary

They might not have been marching down Yonge Street demanding the vote like their sisters in big cities like Toronto and Washington D.C., but 100 years ago Aurora women were working quietly behind the scenes to be the change they wanted to be in the world.

Freeze lifted on new zoning bylaw applications

A two-year freeze implemented by Council last year to prevent zoning bylaw amendments being accepted at Town Hall was thawed out early last week as Ontario fleshes out provisions for a Municipal Board-free province.

Crackdown on discharging pool water might be revisited

Tougher bylaws on how homeowners can discharge the treated water from their swimming pools and hot tubs could soon be back on Council’s agenda.

2018-04-19-09

Moments in Sport come to life in Aurora

What started out as a Canada 150 special outreach project in 2017 is now an ongoing program by the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame and ...

2018-04-19-01

Mosaic Mural leaves colourful legacy of Canada 150

Over 400 local artists collaborate on lasting "snapshot" of Aurora in 2017

Sports

2018-04-19-07

Tigers’ Thomson commits to Laurier Golden Hawks

James Thomson is trading in his claws for talons.

2018-04-19-09

Moments in Sport come to life in Aurora

What started out as a Canada 150 special outreach project in 2017 is now an ongoing program by the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame and ...

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Aurora’s Nembhard shows off at Nike Hoop Summit

Just a few short months before his projected first-round drafting into the NBA, Aurora’s Andrew Nembhard is proving scouts right in one of the top recruiting games in basketball.

SAC’s SpringSmash helping kids get in the game

With a reputation for leadership through athletics, St. Andrew’s College students certainly understand the power of sport.

2018-04-12-10

Express forward Byfield first overall in OHL priority selection draft

Early, and often. The York-Simcoe Express moniker was on the lips of many of the general managers at Saturday’s OHL priority selection draft, where for the first time ever two members of the AAA organization went back-to-back in the first two selections.

Sinclair remembered as “builder-extraordinaire” in tennis community

A prominent member of the Canadian tennis community for over forty years, Ken Sinclair left a mark on the sporting community that will last well past his time.

2018-04-12-05

Tigers, Dukes pause to remember Humboldt brothers

2018-04-05-07

Aurora’s Loeza crowned national junior welterweight champion

He’s only been in the ring for a few years, but Antonio Loeza’s resume is growing. The 15-year old Dr. G.W. Williams student earned the title of Canadian Junior welterweight champion at the Boxing Canada Super Channel Championships last week, scoring a split-decision in the close final match.

April declared “Special Olympics Month” in Aurora

The Special Olympics are getting the star treatment for their tenth year in Aurora.

2018-03-29-11

Atom A Panthers earn bronze at Lower Lakes championship

The Atom A Aurora Panthers took home some hardware this weekend after a down-to-the-wire finish in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League championship.

Arts & Culture

2018-04-19-08

Tales from the Aurora Pet Cemetery takes you on virtual tour of forgotten gem

It lies hidden away in forest and brush, a natural oasis in the middle of burgeoning development, but unless you went in for a closer look, you wouldn’t even know it was there.

2018-04-12-08

TA’s The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls: A Review

Theatre Aurora takes another look at family relationships in “The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls”, now playing.

2018-03-29-07

Botanica looks at the life force in nature – and humans

Tree branches are gnarled, bare reminders of seasons past, but spring is in the air. Soon each trunk, stem and twig will erupt in new buds, new growth, ready to give again.

2018-03-22-07

Local mom pens motherhood “survival guide”

Book by Aurora's Maria Lianos-Carbone, which launches this Saturday at Chapters, aims to show women how to keep from losing themselves in the first years of motherhood.

2018-03-15-07

Artists are “Hooked” on tradition at Cultural Centre

You might have a few examples hanging around your house, pieces you made with a latch hook and a few pieces of yarn. They’re rugs, sure, but have you ever truly appreciated them as art? Clare Bolton, a curator at the Aurora Cultural Centre, guesses that answer is probably not.

2018-03-08-11

Teachers aim to build students’ resilience in an online world

You might call it combating fake news in the classroom, but it is an everyday problem for local teachers. “They think they are way more tech savvy than the old ladies,” says teacher Ann-Marie Hulse of her students. “When students are looking at their own devices for research projects, it is critical they evaluate what they are looking at. When you Google something, they only look at the first three things that pop up and never go any deeper. Although they are getting information in their hands, is it the best information?”

2018-03-01-06

Director brings timely issues to Theatre Aurora with Next Fall

In bringing a play to life, Melanie Hargan set out to let the characters do the talking – and, as the curtain rises on Theatre Aurora’s production of next fall, the director will be measuring success by the conversations that take place among the audience members as they go back home.

2018-03-01-02

Aurora United Church celebrating bicentennial

A five shilling investment continues to pay dividends to Aurora 200 years later.

2018-02-22-06

Musicians buckle down with Borealis Big Band

By Brock Weir When Gord Shephard picked up the baton with the Aurora Community Band, he began fostering a sound where anyone with an interest ...

2018-02-15-02

Students use music to raise awareness of immigration issues

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