January 2015 Archive


Aurora’s Livingston uses inspirational Sochi Olympics experience for the better

After participating in the Sochi Olympics, Aurora native Derek Livingston is using his adversity-filled story to motivate both himself and others. It’s a story that has taken him on a cross-Canada tour to visit schools from Ottawa to Red Deer to inspire young athletes.


Our Lady of Grace parishioners rally for return of popular priest

Fr. Joe Gorman was asked to “take some time away from the parish” by the Archdiocese of Toronto, citing “financial irregularities” and, according to a church spokesman, “involvement in marriages not sanctioned by the Catholic Church.”

Aurora takes centre stage in girls hockey tournament

Female athletes from across Ontario and the United States will converge upon Aurora in a few weeks in what is perhaps the most prestigious minor hockey tournament in North America.


TA’s Kimberly Akimbo provides “gritty” opportunity for actress

Actresses of a certain age begin to recognize there are only going to be certain types of roles that are going to come your way, says community theatre veteran Joanna Megraw.

INSIDE AURORA: Predictions for 2015

By Scott Johnston Two weeks ago we looked back at what happened in 2014 in Aurora. Today, we turn our minds forward to predict what ...


Eyes are the window into the soul at AHS, Williams art exhibition

Aurora’s students aren’t shy about expressing their views of the world and depicting all facets of the human experience through their art. So what if the subject matter can turn a little dark at times? In the end, it is all about the experience.

Resident questions MPP’s stance on Anti-SLAPP legislation

On December 8, our current Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard rose in the Provincial Legislature to deliver his inaugural speech. In it, he stated: “To friends ...

AYSC Invitational Showcase welcomes girls and boys this Saturday

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club (AYSC) will take over the Aurora Sports Dome this Saturday, January 10, for the AYSC Invitational Showcase. The Showcase will ...

Charity meets athletics as Tigers and Caines face off in the Battle of York benefiting Southlake

In what will be the final regular season meeting between the OJHL’s Aurora Tigers and Newmarket Hurricanes, the franchises are hoping that the York Region community will open their wallets for a good cause.


Heart attack survivor honours heroes, highlights value of training

Aurora’s Brian Johnson promised himself he wouldn’t get emotional, but when you’re honouring four people who helped save your life, sometimes it is important to let it all out.

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