August 2017 Archive


Top 10 Showdown finalists get ready for the Hoedown spotlight

Inspiration was just a channel flip away for Schomberg’s Zoe Jayne. Recently named to the Top 20 in the 2017 Hoedown Showdown, the annual competition hosted by Magna International to find Canada’s next country star, Jayne was just about at a loss as to what song she was going to perform before the judges for the semis.


If you’ve boosted your veggies, get ready to power down your phones with Healthy Kids Challenge

By Brock Weir A couple of summers ago, Jen Atkinson trekked out for a remote camping trip. So far, so good, right? The remote location, ...


By Jan Freedman We have been so lucky to have enjoyed beautiful, sunny days and mild temperatures for the last two Saturday markets. Two weeks ...


Aurora’s top student athletes honoured

By Brock Weir There are still a few more days left of summer vacation and while many students would be content to put the 2016 ...

Late strike sends Aurora FC over West Ottawa

A lone goal with under twenty minutes to spare was enough for the Aurora FC women to snap a two-game losing streak against West Ottawa SC on Saturday.


Jays eliminated from North Dufferin playoffs

A stellar season has come up short for the Aurora Jays against an experienced North Dufferin Baseball League champion. After sweeping the Ivy Leafs in the opening round of the NDBL playoffs, the Jays were eliminated in four games Saturday against the five-time champion Bolton Brewers.

Hall of Fame inductee Thompson committed “life-long” to the pool

A fifteen-year break from the pool was not enough to stop Dan Thompson from shattering records. The former national swim team captain, and eleven-year Aurora resident, has put the Aurora Master Ducks Swim Club on the map after racing to numerous records at the Masters world and Canadian levels.

Council should focus on unfinished priorities: Kim

Whether it’s the development of Library Square, laying the groundwork for a new multiuse recreation centre, or hammering out new deals with Aurora’s Cultural Partners, Aurora has a lot of priorities on the go right now, and there should be a few more checkmarks on the list before tackling much more, according to Councillor Harold Kim.

Cultural Precinct is “leadership opportunity” for Cultural Centre: Executive Director

A conversation will need to be had in Aurora on just what is possible in helping the Town realise its cultural potential, according to Suzanne Haines, the Aurora Cultural Centre’s newly minted Executive Director.


Province puts future of historic college building up in the air

It has gone by many names over its first century, whether it is De La Salle College, Pine Ridge hospital, or any number of Provincial departments. Soon, it could add another name to the list: history.

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