May 2016 Archive

Nursing home approved despite environmental concerns

A four-storey 250 unit retirement home and long-term care facility has been approved for the south end of Aurora despite land concerns raised by Councillor Wendy Gaertner.


Travel in style – and through time – with Nora’s Suitcase

Nora Hillary was a woman both of her time and ahead of her time. In some respects, she lived a relatively conventional life for a woman born in the Aurora of 1902 but, on the other hand, she took on the world, hitting international hot spots as a single, jet-setting woman.

TA’s Almost, Maine: A Review

A fictitious and slightly magical community in the northeastern U.S near the Canadian border is the setting for Theatre Aurora’s latest production of “Almost, Maine”.


Youth performers cap Theatre Aurora’s season with Almost, Maine

Theatre Aurora’s 2015-2016 was all about “creating connections” and that theme continues, with a segue into the next season, with the youth theatre group’s production of Almost, Maine, which opens this week.


Six-run inning highlights Aurora Jays win over Barrie

It may be just two games into the North Dufferin Baseball League season, but it seems the heavy bats of the 2015 Aurora Jays will once again be a trend in 2016.


Aurora sides blanked in second week of League 1 play

A tough second week in the semi-pro League 1 has the Aurora United FC looking for answers, goals, and a first win. Both the men’s and women’s sides were shut out over the weekend, the men falling to the North Toronto Nitros 5 – 0 and the women spoiled in their home opener 2 – 0 by Durham United FA.

Barbarians score ten tries in season opening win

It may be early, but the senior women Aurora Barbarians are looking ready to defend their Ontario Women’s League championship.


Community gears up to help Fort Mac

As fires continue to ravage Alberta and residents of Fort McMurray begin to assess the damage from the fire that destroyed large swaths of their community, several members of our community are stepping up to the plate to lend a helping hand.


Aurora cadets earn top prize in national air rifle competition

The accolades continue to pour in for York Region’s sharpest shooters. More than 120 army, navy and air force cadets from...

BROCK’S BANTER: On the hordes of a dilemma

By Brock Weir In a world of Felixes and Oscars, I’m most decidedly an Oscar with a Felix rising. I like a place to look ...

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