May 2017 Archive

Aurora Lions to leave legacy with 100 trees for 100 years

After 100 years it is hard to miss a Lion. If you haven’t had an sight or hearing cheque from them, picked up a stack of pancakes or three at Sheppard’s Bush, or let them wrap your Christmas gifts in exchange for a nominal fee, the yellow vests Lions Club members wear when they do their rounds can be a dead giveaway.

FIVE MINUTE MAJOR: Tigers stumble into fiftieth season, but with pride and history intact

By Jake Courtepatte Since taking over the reins of the OJHL’s Aurora Tigers in August of 2015, ex-NHLer Jim Thomson has had a tough task. ...

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Sixth Meeting of the York Region Local Advisory Committee

By Stephen Somerville The sixth meeting of the York Region Local Advisory Committee (LAC) took place last Tuesday evening at Brevik Hall in the Aurora ...

New recreation centre accelerated at Council

By Brock Weir A new sports and recreation facility has long been a part of Aurora’s 10 year capital plan, but could become a reality ...

Van Schaik named 2017 Citizen of the Year

Peter van Schaik’s behind-the-scenes humanitarian work has led to him being described as an “unsung hero” in York Region, but now people have the chance to openly sing his praises.

Internet voting decision put on the backburner

Local lawmakers have given themselves a few more weeks to decide how Aurorans will cast their vote in next year’s municipal election. Council last week approved a motion confirming Aurora will be using an “alternative voting method” in the upcoming election – but the door is still open on just what the alternative method will ultimately be.

Character Community Foundation honours collaborators and innovators

It doesn’t take much to break down barriers – in fact, sometimes all it takes is to be a person of good character. Case in point: the 140 nominees from across York Region honoured Wednesday night by the Character Community Foundation, recognizing people who are making a difference in our community by “living in character where they live, work and play.”

Aboriginal Perspectives panel to go well beyond Canada 150

By Brock Weir Many Canadians are getting ready for a summer of celebration to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary this July – but for our country’s ...

Run or Walk for Southlake surpasses lofty goal

Rain could not put a damper on the spirits of the over 1,300 people who ran in support of York Region’s largest healthcare centre on Sunday morning. The annual Run or Walk for Southlake, now in its fifteenth year, went off without a hitch from Newmarket’s Seniors’ Meeting Place with participants following a five kilometre route along Davis Drive.

Jays to open NDBL season Sunday

The boys of summer are back, and the Aurora Jays will be looking to make the 2017 season their first championship one yet.

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