April 2016 Archive


Our Lady of Grace C.E.S. marks 60th anniversary this Sunday

Aurora resident Mary Jo Naburrs and her brother might have 19 years separating them, but beyond blood and a hometown, they have something else in common: Marg McDonald.


York Region schools press pause to get active

For one day last week, York Region students were asked to pause their iPhones, laptops, and other devices to get moving instead.


Saints fall short in rugby season opener

The St. Andrew’s College Saints dropped a close one to Appleby College in the season opener of the CISAA’s highest level of rugby competition.


Barbarians urging youth to try rugby

By Jake Courtepatte The Aurora Barbarians are hoping to get more kids involved in the sport they love through a free “try rugby” night, this ...

North Dufferin Baseball League releases 2016 schedule

The boys of summer are back on ball diamonds around the York and Dufferin regions in early May, with the North Dufferin Baseball League (NDBL) announcing its schedule.

Theatre Aurora hopeful new lease can be hammered out

Theatre Aurora is hopeful a new lease on their Henderson Drive building can be hammered out with the support of Council. The local theatre company raised concerns with...

Community garden option for Mavrinac Park mulched by Council

Aurorans with green thumbs have been looking for wider, more open spaces for community gardens for over a year now, but when it comes to putting a community garden at the newly approved Mavrinac Park, Councillors appeared to give the idea the thumbs-down last week.


Pine Tree Potters get ready for Spring sale

Artists always put their work on a pedestal, but Aurora’s Pine Tree Potters Guild is upping the ante for their annual Spring Sale, which gets underway this Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

“Think big and think local,” say Councillors on Precinct plan

Uncertainty has swirled around the revitalization of Downtown Aurora for over two decades but there is one thing Council now agrees on: it’s time to think big and think local.


Aurora debaters come home world champions

Natalie Ganzhorn and Olivia Railton had been down this road before. Friends for most of their lives, the Aurora students have grown up together, gone to school together, and debated together. They have also sat...

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