April 2016 Archive

Give Back Award winners logged nearly 9,000 volunteer hours

As an elementary school student, Melika Parsamanesh noticed one of her friends was having a particularly difficult time in life. She needed help in school and Melika took it upon herself to tutor her. Her friend was grateful and she flourished but it planted the seed in Melika that giving back was her way forward in life.

“Amateur curators” chart unexplored part of Aurora’s past

Portions of it have lain undisturbed for over 40 years, while other portions have lain forgotten for much longer. For some Aurorans, it is a place in distant memory, a place of poignant but increasingly distant memories, its precise location lost to the sands of time.

Report on attracting hotel due back in June: treasurer

A report on what the Region of York will do to help communities like Aurora attract a new hotel development is expected to hit the Regional table in June and Aurora Treasurer Dan Elliott says he hopes Aurora “will be pleased with the outcome.”

Minister, YRP, and community groups gather for talks on “modern” policing

By Brock Weir People have their own perceptions of what a police officer does and looks like within a community. But, are these perceptions true? ...

Our Lady of Grace school prepares for 60th anniversary bash

Hey, millennials – put down your selfie sticks and listen up for a sec. Look, you probably take more pictures than any generation, but if you went to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School between 2000 and 2010, you left very little behind.

York Region Police Male Chorus celebrates 25 years in community

Over a quarter century ago, they raised their voices to bring policing down to the community level and, last week, the York Regional Police Male Chorus celebrated 25 years of bringing the community together one song at a time.

Composting Challenge hopes to expand to 200 households

Following the success of last year’s Greener Gardens Composting program, Aurora is getting ready to up the ante. Once the weather warms up and you start thinking seriously about your springtime garden, the Town hopes you will be one of 200 residents to take them up on their offer for free backyard composting to keep safe food and yard waste out landfill and out of the costly Green Bin waste diversion program.

Cadets’ bottle drive returns this Saturday

If you have liquor bottles piling up in the garage or ready to go out in the blue box, why not put them to good ...

Aurora’s Morrison named to Canada U18 team

Cameron Morrison’s rise from Aurora Tiger to elite NHL draft prospect has been a swift and smooth one. The 17-year old Morrison’s latest accolade is a selection to the 2016 under-18 World Championship tournament, donning the Canadian jersey this week in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Aurora Sports Hall of Fame Photo Essay Winners Announcement

The winners of the Aurora Sport Hal of Fame’s (ASHoF) 2015-2016 Photo Essay Contest have been chosen. This year’s contest was organized by ASHoF’s Education Committee, whose goal is to inspire students of all ages to be physically literate through educational activities connected to Aurora’s rich sports heritage and to the inductees of the ASHoF.

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