May 18, 2017

2017-05-18-04

Church rebuild plans come down two storeys but neighbours still worried

Leaders welcome proposed replacement of OMB

The Province of Ontario is moving to replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a Planning Appeal Tribunal which could, if passed, give greater weight to local planning decisions.

Powwow will signal “New Beginnings”

A “life changing” moment is just around the corner for residents of Aurora, one which ...

Aurora Jays win big over Ivy Leafs

The senior Aurora Jays rebounded from an opening loss with a statement 11 – 2 win over the Ivy Leafs on Sunday.

2017-05-18-01
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? – Budding shutterbug Nehemiah captures the beauty in Merlin’s Hollow on Saturday. The famed Aurora garden of Dierdre and David Tomlinson opened for its 36th season this past weekend coinciding, as tradition holds, with Mother’s Day. Located at 181 Centre Crescent, Merlin’s Hollow will once again welcome the public on Saturday, June 10, Canada Day, and Sunday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine – and free of charge. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Threatened ash trees to receive costlier, less controversial treatment

The thousands of ash trees dotting and lining Aurora’s parks and streets will receive a less-controversial, albeit more expensive chemical treatment in the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer.

Owners of vacant homes should face tax penalties: Council

Aurora might soon have the tools at its disposal to crack down on the owners of vacant homes – hitting them in the pocketbook. Council has tasked municipal staff with developing a list of options available to the municipality to impose a vacant home tax, a provision which was made in the recent Ontario Budget.

2017-05-18-06

Youth Music Night under the stars set for June 1 at Hillary House

In the last couple of years, a select group of co-op students have been welcomed with open arms by the Aurora Historical Society to work at Hillary House National Historic Site.

2017-05-18-02

Aurora Lions to leave legacy with 100 trees for 100 years

After 100 years it is hard to miss a Lion. If you haven’t had an sight or hearing cheque from them, picked up a stack of pancakes or three at Sheppard’s Bush, or let them wrap your Christmas gifts in exchange for a nominal fee, the yellow vests Lions Club members wear when they do their rounds can be a dead giveaway.

2017-05-18-05

World Championship caps Railton’s high school career

Olivia Railton is not someone who often cries at sad things. Moments of “overwhelming joy,” however are another story, and the tears readily flowed last month in Sydney, Australia when the Aurora student took the crown at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships.

School board appoints Interim Director

Kathi Wallace has been named Interim Director of Education for the York Region District School Board. Ms. Wallace, who comes to ...

Suspects sought following pharmacy robbery

Two male suspects are being sought by York Regional Police after a narcotics robbery at an Aurora pharmacy. On Friday afternoon, just after 5.30 p.m., ...

“Residential-style” architecture should be incorporated into AUC home: Council

Council members are expected to call for “residential-style” architecture to be incorporated into the Temperance Street façade of a new seven-storey retirement complex set to be built in conjunction with the new Aurora United Church.

2017-05-18-03

Annual plant sale ready to bloom ahead of milestone year for Garden Club

Over the past 99 years, the origins of the Aurora Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale have become lost to the mists of time, but one aspect has not: the knowledge that you’re going to get a good plant at a good deal!

2017-05-18-04

Church rebuild plans come down two storeys but neighbours still worried

Sports

2017-05-18-08

SAC baseball clinches second in CISAA playoffs

A battle for top seed in the Canadian Independent School Athletic Association’s varsity baseball league came down to a tiebreaker Monday afternoon.

2017-05-18-07

Aurora United women fall after early lead

Both sides of the semi-pro Aurora United FC remain winless after two weeks of League 1 Ontario soccer action.

2017-05-18-09

Barbarian men fall short, women win in season opener

A fresh-faced Aurora Barbarians men’s Premier squad went down fast and early in their rugby season opener on Saturday, and could never recover.

Aurora Jays win big over Ivy Leafs

The senior Aurora Jays rebounded from an opening loss with a statement 11 – 2 win over the Ivy Leafs on Sunday.

2017-05-11-07

Perfect start to season for Saints rugby

This year’s crop of St. Andrew’s Saints varsity rugby players has proven to be a scoring machine.

2017-05-04-08

Jays to open NDBL season Sunday

The boys of summer are back, and the Aurora Jays will be looking to make the 2017 season their first championship one yet.

2017-05-04-09

Ex-Saint Foegele signs NHL contract

With the Erie Otters set to open the OHL Championship series against the Mississauga Steelheads this Thursday, no one enters more confident than Warren Foegele.

2017-04-27-01

Basketball players set to take over the streets with YNBA

On-street basketball will go well beyond shooting a few hoops in little over a month as the York Region Basketball Association (YNBA) brings three-on-three basketball to Downtown Aurora.

Advantage Rugby aims to get high schoolers recruited

Rugby players in York Region looking to make the jump to the collegiate level will have the chance to do so in front of recruiters at the end of the month.

Aurora Tigers name new head coach

The Aurora Tigers are hoping they have finally found the guy to right their ship. Vince Bellissimo was named the new head coach of the Junior A club this month, bringing with him a wealth of experience as both a player and an executive.

Arts & Culture

2017-05-18-06

Youth Music Night under the stars set for June 1 at Hillary House

In the last couple of years, a select group of co-op students have been welcomed with open arms by the Aurora Historical Society to work at Hillary House National Historic Site.

2017-05-11-03

Aurora Community Band to debut original song for Canada 150

O Canada and The Maple Leaf Forever are just two patriotic songs that have reached “anthem” status – officially and unofficially – in our collective consciousness since Confederation a century-and-a-half ago. But, will a specially commissioned song by the Aurora Community Band to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year have the potential to reach those heights? Well, there is no better way to tell...

2017-05-11-08

Being “different” pays off at 55th Aurora Art Show

Despite an artistic life devoted to capturing the wonders of nature through his camera lens, now and then Aurora photographer Ralph Brunner decides to let loose.

A country comes of age and a life comes full circle in new exhibition

Many historians cite the Battle of Vimy Ridge as the time Canada came of age as a nation. For the thousands of young men who took up arms to fight for King and Country it was the time they too came of age.

2017-03-30-06

Spring into art with revamped Studio Tour

Spring has sprung, and so have the creative juices of local artists as they prepare to welcome aficionados and everyday art lovers into their studios this month.

2017-03-30-02

Cardinal Carter student inspires through Canada Reads

If you happened to turn on CBC Radio for Canada Reads this week and thought you heard a few familiar voices – you were right, thanks to Sheetal Kapadia.

2017-03-23-10

Cultural Centre’s founding Executive Director moves on after eight years

When Laura Schembri walked through the doors of the Church...

2017-03-16-05

Art Heals challenges viewer to see the world through new eyes

People spend so much time thinking, ‘If only I had more time, I would…” and, according to Shannon Leigh Phair, they invariably have a list of things to fill in that blank. But, what if the real question was what you would do if you had less time? That is the question Ms. Phair started weighing when, in February of 2014, she was diagnosed with colon cancer aged just 32.

2017-02-02-04

Library wants LGBTQ+ views on how to better serve community

LGBTQ+ youth often feel they don’t have the safe spaces to speak out on the issues that matter to them, and how the community can best address those needs. But, the Aurora Public Library wants you to know they are one of those safe spaces and they want to hear from you.

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

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