Sharing Matthew’s story is more important than ever for Judy and Dennis Shepard

February 21, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Brock Weir Her son was just like any other youth just entering his twenties. He was a young man trying to figure out not ...

Restaurants – and young Owen – join forces for Heart Month

There is very little the average parent can do to fix a child born with a congenital heart defect, but there’s a lot they can do to make sure those who can have everything they need to do so.

Art students find their voice at Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

Art never fails to spark a conversation, but when nearly sixty students from all four of Aurora’s high schools come together to share over 100 pieces of their creativity, this conversation hits a community crescendo.

Love and deception hit the stage in Theatre Aurora’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman is nearly 35 years in the making for Neill Kernohan. Mr. Kernohan first saw Manuel Puig’s landmark play about two prisoners in a Buenos Aires prison when the film adaptation first graced the silver screen in the mid 1980s and its plot has stuck with him ever since.

Council Code of Conduct set for approval Tuesday

A new Code of Conduct governing the behaviour of Council members, as well as members of local boards, passed the first hurdle last week and is set to be ratified at Council this Tuesday.

Parking still at issue over Library Square plans

It’s a problem that just won’t go away and parking issues continue to plague plans for the redevelopment of Library Square. Council members had their first crack at revised plans for the long-gestating downtown revitalization project while sitting at the Committee level last Tuesday and, once again, inadequate parking promptly rose to the top of their concerns.

One-buck pancakes helps support Epilepsy York Region

By Brock Weir Last year they sold, well, like hotcakes – and now Wimpy’s Diner in south Aurora is firing up the griddle once again ...

Personal Support Worker flips script to provide support for PSWs

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) dedicate their working lives providing care and support for those who need it. But who, at the end of the day, supports the PSW? For Sheri-Lyn Steele, it’s a question that needed to be answered.

57 years on, variety is still the spice of David and Dierdre Tomlinson’s life

By Brock Weir Strung around her neck on a leather strip were the eyeballs of former lovers. This was, without thinking, the first words that ...

Author hopes One Book One Aurora will change perspectives

Camilla Gibb’s upbringing, by her own admission, wasn’t exactly “jolly.” A native of England, she grew up in a family headed by a father she describes as “rule-bound, rigid, and ex-military” and “as a consequence of it not being a particularly jolly [atmosphere]” her parents divorced when she was 10. While a divorce is always a challenging time for children, for Ms. Gibb it ultimately helped open up a brand new world to her.

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