May 2017 Archive


Pianist Jarvis returns to share his passion with a hometown crowd

By Brock Weir Music is the passion that fuels the fire in Harrison Jarvis and growing up in Aurora he had plenty of people to ...


Teen Idol is a great opportunity for young performers, says 2016 winner

The past 11 months have been a time of growth for Melissa Suma. Come Canada Day, it will be exactly one year since the Aurora teen wowed the judges with the power of her voice and her presence on stage, ultimately taking the crown in the 2016 Aurora Teen Idol competition.

Local author offers “fifty shades of green” with sci-fi adventures

Inspiration can strike people in the strangest places, and at the strangest times. For Aurora resident Brian Horeck, the commonplace sighting of a few water bugs doing the backstroke in a minnow trap started turning the gears on an unlikely career path.


Community Recognition Awards honour the “backbone” of Aurora

Volunteers are the backbone of every community and on Monday night over 20 individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Aurora – neighbourhoods, business community, schools – what is today were recognized.


Aurora United women earn first win of the season

All it took was one. A late goal from Ellie Hayes made her the heroine in the Aurora United FC women’s first win ...


York Regional Police run for Special Olympics in memory of detective

The York Regional Police are ensuring one of their own’s passion for the Special Olympics lives on forever. Rob Plunkett, a strong...


Barbarians winless through two games

The Aurora Barbarian men are still looking to put their mark on the 2017 Marshall Premiership season.

Get on your feet – or go to the dogs: June is Recreation & Parks Month

June is Recreation & Parks Month and there is something for everyone – whether you have four legs or the more conventional two.

Next phase of Library Square development approved

The future of Library Square took another inch forward last week as Council gave the green light to beginning design options on just what might replace the former homes of the Aurora Public Library and Seniors’ Centre on Victoria Street.


Van Schaik is Aurora’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

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