May 2016 Archive


By Jan Freedman After a winter that almost wasn’t, it appears that a similar fate has befallen our spring. The weather has been so unpredictable ...

Long time resident, former Citizen of the Year, will miss Aurora

This is a letter of thanks to Aurora. Next month will mark the 55th year since our family moved to Aurora. I have moved to ...

Community garden will help kids “reconnect” to earth

As an older woman, my heart aches when I see the opinions offered up by our councillors. How can they represent us, the townsfolk, when ...

Outpouring for Ryan warms heart of Nova Scotian

(Re: Ryan pays it forward for Able Network, May 5) Thank you again for keeping up with the good things that happened in Ryan Grant’s ...

Large investment needed for Downtown revamp, Council agrees

A potential $10 million investment in the revitalization of Aurora’s Downtown Core was approved by Council last week, but the big question is just what this revitalization will look like.


Hoedown season is off to early start for community groups

Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown is more than just York Region’s biggest party – it is a movement that brings out the best of the community – and 15 community groups are wasting no time counting the reasons why.


Aurora-King Baseball hosts season-opening PeeWee tournament

It was a chilly weekend at Lambert Willson Park for the Aurora-King Baseball Association’s first tournament of the year, hosting fifteen teams from across Ontario in the 13 and under PeeWee group.


Aurora United draws with Vaughan in League 1 debut

An experienced Vaughan squad put the Aurora United FC women’s side to the test in the League 1 season opener Saturday at McNaughton Park, eventually drawing 1 – 1 in Aurora’s league debut.

NEWMARKET, ON - Feb 15, 2015 : Ontario Junior Hockey League game action between Aurora and Newmarket, Aurora Tigers Head Coach James Richmond speaks to Mackenzie Lemmon #81 before the start of the game.
(Photo by Brian Watts / OJHL Images)

Ex-Tigers coach Richmond lands OHL head coach job

James Richmond is continuing his march up the junior hockey ranks with a familiar position behind the bench. The Oak Ridges resident, whose tenures involve the head coaching position with both the Georgetown Raiders and Aurora Tigers of the OJHL, was named the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads last week.


Saints strong as baseball season opens

By Jake Courtepatte When the St. Andrew’s College Saints aren’t ruling the hockey rink in the winter, they are ruling the baseball field in the ...

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