June 13, 2019

Plastic Free Aurora wants you to re-think what it means to be green

How many of you opened up a plastic container, unwrapped some packaging, or put a straw into a cup – only to toss it in the nearest blue box when you were finished?

Armed and dangerous man wanted following violent incident in Aurora

Investigators with York Regional police High Risk Offenders Unit are seeking public assistance to locate a man believed to be armed and dangerous, who is ...

Bill 108 intended to address planning backlog: Elliott

Politicians are never going to agree on 100 per cent of the issues 100 per cent of the time, but it is important to “have the lines of communication open,” says Newmarket-Aurora MPP Christine Elliott.

Newhook sees name rise to the top ahead of NHL Draft

A soaring season out west, and a former St. Andrew’s Saint and York-Simcoe Express has seen his name elevated to the elite levels of the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

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SUNNY STREET FESTIVAL — Tens of thousands of people flooded Yonge Street on Sunday for the annual Aurora Chamber Street Festival. The event, which closed Yonge Street from Wellington to Murray, included nearly 500 vendors, along with entertainment and buskers throughout the day. AURORAN PHOTO BY NATHAN ANTHONY

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Plastic Free Aurora wants you to re-think what it means to be green

How many of you opened up a plastic container, unwrapped some packaging, or put a straw into a cup – only to toss it in the nearest blue box when you were finished?

Armed and dangerous man wanted following violent incident in Aurora

Investigators with York Regional police High Risk Offenders Unit are seeking public assistance to locate a man believed to be armed and dangerous, who is ...

Bill 108 intended to address planning backlog: Elliott

Politicians are never going to agree on 100 per cent of the issues 100 per cent of the time, but it is important to “have the lines of communication open,” says Newmarket-Aurora MPP Christine Elliott.

Residents call for “compromise” on stable neighbourhoods

The details, in their view, are far from perfect, but many residents in Aurora’s so-called stable neighbourhoods are looking for compromise to get firm protections in place sooner rather than later.

Students, Council raise Pride flags as York Region gears up for weekend festival

By Brock Weir Aurora students came together with a united voice on Thursday morning calling for continued efforts towards equity. Donning rainbow-coloured flower wreaths in ...

Removing remnants of century-old sawmill frees stream for local brook trout, uncovers history

Library Square bridge gets the green light from Council

Aurora’s ambitious Library Square project expanded its vision last week with the approval of an above ground bridge to link the Aurora Public Library with the new addition planned for the Church Street School.

Stable Neighbourhood data doesn’t add up, say residents

Data used by consultants to come up with a series of bylaw recommendations designed to protect Aurora’s so-called “stable neighbourhoods” just don’t add up, according to area residents.

Father-son duo among Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

The father-son hockey duo of Dave and Ryan Gardner are among the individuals honoured as the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

Business Improvement Area business plan, tax levy set for green light

A tax levy on several businesses and properties in Aurora’s historic Downtown Core to help fund the new Downtown Business Improvement Area is set to get the green light this week.

Sports

Newhook sees name rise to the top ahead of NHL Draft

A soaring season out west, and a former St. Andrew’s Saint and York-Simcoe Express has seen his name elevated to the elite levels of the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

St. Max’s Di Girolamo taking on international sevens competition

By Jake Courtepatte Dylan Di Girolamo has been surrounded by rugby his entire life: yet he faces his stiffest competition yet next month in donning ...

Father-son duo among Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

The father-son hockey duo of Dave and Ryan Gardner are among the individuals honoured as the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

Pickering students commit to varsity college sports teams

By Jake Courtepatte A pair of Pickering College students are taking their talents to the next level. Seniors Lexi Giorgi and Adam Murphy each announced ...

York9 FC falls to Hamilton in CPL home opener

The newly-stated fans of York9 FC will have to wait a little longer for their team’s first Canadian Premier League win.

Step it up May 31-June 16: Aurora seeks the title of “Canada’s Most Active Community”

ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge may be a national event, but Sport Aurora and Activate Aurora have stepped it up locally up to prove that an ...

York Police run in memory of slain detective

By Jake Courtepatte The York Regional Police are ensuring one of their own’s passion for the Special Olympics lives on forever. The memory of Rob ...

York9 FC battles to tie with Pacific FC

A takedown in the box, and a stroke of luck, were enough to spark a second half comeback for York9 FC in their 2 – 2 draw with the west coast’s Pacific FC on Saturday.

Barbarian women earn opening win versus Toronto Scottish

By Jake Courtepatte Just one week into the 2019 Ontario Women’s League season, the Aurora Barbarians have made their mark. The Aurora women took to ...

Ex-Tiger Delmas named captain of Niagara Purple Eagles

The latest former Tiger to lace up for the Purple Eagles will be leading his flock of NHL hopefuls onto the ice next season.

Arts & Culture

Historical Society explores deep roots of mental health

A museum is a place to learn about the past, but in learning about where we’ve been, we can spark a conversation about where we’re going in the future, according to the Aurora Historical Society.

Youth actors find their voices at Theatre Aurora this week

Portraits of Giving recognizes Gonsalves for lifetime achievement

When she and her family first arrived in Aurora, Rosalyn Gonsalves quickly set to work making the place she decided to raise her family a better place to live.

Museum opens cupboards to show fabric of Aurora

Mary Beth Hess couldn’t help but lean to get a closer look at the Aurora Museum & Archives last week – after all, it’s not every day your wedding gown is displayed on a mannequin for all to see.

Children’s music brought to life with familiar community faces

Walking into the Aurora Public Library with her kids in 1987, Kathy Reid Naiman just wanted to introduce her kids to the journeys that can happen between the pages of a book; but this particular trip set the Aurora mother on a different journey all together, one which is set to come full circle at the Aurora Cultural Centre next week.

Kaleidoscope project will bring Cultural Centre into Aurora schools

Since its inception, the Aurora Cultural Centre has been delivering arts to Aurora within the walls of the historic Church Street School, but now, through a collaboration with the Town, local school boards and local private donors, they’re preparing to take the show on the road.

Theatre Aurora’s Stepping Out: A Review

This play by Richard Harris is about several strangers in North London who are taking dance lessons at a low-end studio. Each character has their own reasons for being there, and over the course of the show we discover more about their fears, motivations and relationships.

Peaceful portage departs on path towards Truth & Reconciliation

By Brock Weir A peaceful portage, bringing together the artistic talents of dozens of local students, set out for Aurora on Tuesday night on the ...

Running Forward – or running out of time? Tire tracks tell a story in new exhibition

What do you see when the rubber hits the road? Do you see where someone has already been, or do you see an already carved path to where you want to go?

Science and art combine to sound environmental alarm bells

As a citizen scientist for a conservation authority near Lake Couchiching, Jennie Clark was tasked with documenting not only water quality, but the impacts of climate change on the surrounding area.

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