July 2015 Archive

“Into the Woods” is better the second time around for Aurora actress

When Kyla Whetham first stepped onto the stage to be a part of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical “Into the Woods”, she stepped into the shoes of one of the three little pigs – “the smart one,” she says, referring

Aboriginal artist explores his roots in personal “Path of Life”

Growing up in North Bay was rough for Donald Chretien. As a child with a half-Aboriginal heritage, his mother often told him as a child to keep that aspect of his background under wraps.

Council calls on province to put their money where their mouth is with election reforms

When it comes to reforming how municipal elections are run, Aurora’s Council says what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The move came as Council was asked to weigh in on the Province’s review of the Municipal Elections Act, a review...

New drone could halve the time to chart serious collisions

The newest piece in York Regional Police’s arsenal in serving the community took to the sky with a buzz on Friday afternoon as the local department launched their first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at their Aurora headquarters.

Southwest homes could find chain-link fencing where their property meets the Town’s

Residents backing onto Case Woodlot in southwest Aurora could soon find chain link fencing just beyond their backyards where their property meets the Town’s, following a Council decision last week.

“Accelerated” 2C development leads Councillors to question whether Town, Region are ready

Building developments in Aurora’s 2C developments are marching along at a pretty fast clip, but the speed in which the development is progressing is causing some Council members to wonder whether Aurora is ready for it.

Hillary House welcomes Aurorans to Doors Open

Set back from the hustle and bustle of Yonge Street sits Hillary House National Historic Site, often described as Aurora’s hidden gem. Where else can visitors enjoy stunning Gothic Revival architecture, while examining 150-year-old doctors’ kits full of well-worn tools?

Arboretum honoured with 2015 Environmental Award

The Aurora Community Arboretum was recognized with the Ontario Horticultural Association’s (OHA) 2015 Environmental Award this month. The Arboretum was recognized for their efforts in ...

Save the Date for Doors Open 2015

The Town of Aurora and the Heritage Advisory Committee are preparing to once again to celebrate the popular Doors Open Aurora event. This year, Doors ...

Dallas Smith and The Road Hammers to headline 2015 Hoedown

Award-winning country rockers Dallas Smith and The Road Hammers are set to headline this year’s Wild, Wild West Hoedown.

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