August 2017 Archive

Hungry kids – and adults – get healthy options at local rec centres

Whether you’ve just finished a few lengths in the pool, perfected a half-pipe, or wrapped up your cardio routine on the treadmill, chances are you’ve worked up a good, healthy appetite, but now there are healthier options available at local recreation centres to satisfy your hunger pangs.

Sports Dome deal will save taxpayers $40,000 a year: Council

The privately-owned Aurora Sports Dome is set to become a “municipal facility” in a deal expected to save taxpayers upwards of $40,000 a year. Council has given the green light to a staff recommendation which will see the Dome on Industrial Parkway North near the Aurora Family Leisure Complex declared a Municipal Capital Facility, closing a lease loophole which has seen the Town pay property taxes on behalf of the operator.


By Jan Freedman If the sudden downpour could have held off for another 30 minutes or so, it would have been a perfect day at ...

Harlequin brings “the soundtrack of our lives” to Ribfest

It has been over 40 years since singer and guitarist George Belanger jumped at an opportunity to join a fledgling band and, over that time, he and Harlequin have criss-crossed North America, building up a staggering fan base.

Ford revs up local PCs as they pledge to listen to “grassroots”

The Progressive Conservative Party will listen to their riding associations, said Doug Ford at a fundraising event Sunday for Newmarket-Aurora PC candidate Charity McGrath.

Aurora FC women win big over Woodbridge

Meghan Reynolds and Courtney Chocol put on quite the show for the Aurora FC in a whopping 7 – 0 win Sunday over the Woodbridge Strikers.

Southlake’s littlest patients have out-of-this-world encounter

Southlake’s littlest cancer patients had an out-of-this world encounter on Thursday as they watched a live feed of astronauts on the International Space Station donning some of their very own handiwork.

Lake swim for Special Olympics rescheduled for August 25

This past long weekend (August 5th-7th), the 50 for 150 Team was cheered on by the local Special Olympic Community as it left from the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex on Friday, August 4.

Jays sweep through first round of playoffs

The Aurora Jays made a statement last week in a swift sweep of the Ivy Leafs in the North Dufferin Baseball League playoffs. Aurora’s AA ball club dominated their sixth-seeded opponents both offensively and defensively in just three games of their best-of-five series, becoming the first team to move on to the league’s semifinal round.

Anything can happen at Wednesday’s “Beauty at the Beast”

Have you ever thought Belle should just cut to the chase and go with the Beast right off the bat, or have been yelling at the screen to ditch the fur ball for the beefcake of Gaston? Well, their fates could be up to you this Wednesday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as DuffleBag Theatre presents “Beauty and the Beast” at 2 p.m. this August 23.

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