February 21, 2020

Updated: Police seek two male suspects following shooting near Bayview & Stone Road

York Regional Police are seeking two male suspects following a shooting Friday night which has left one male seriously injured.

Changes to Yonge Street traffic proposed in study

Significant changes to Yonge Street traffic flows could become a reality in the next decade as Council considers updates to the Town’s Master Transportation Study. ...

Council calls for better public engagement on Official Plan

Council has called on municipal staff to improve public engagement as just a handful of residents came out to Council Chambers last week to provide ...

Tigers win one and lose one in two-game roadtrip

In the second last week of the season for the Aurora Tigers, the boys travelled out on the road, falling to the Collingwood Colts last ...

2020-02-20-03

BATTLE OF ICE AND FIRE – Hundreds gathered at Town Park on Monday for the Battle of the Chainsaws, one of the centrepieces of Aurora’s annual Arctic Adventure celebrations. Sunny skies were the order of the day as thousands flocked to the event, which boasted a full day of family-friendly activities, live entertainment and more – all built around the theme of Fire & Ice. For more, see Page 16 of this week’s Auroran. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Affordable housing, walkable communities rise to the top in first round of OP review

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Local student praised as “true leader” in Black Excellence by School Board

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Mysteries of the ancient world and the modern mind explored in Agatha Christie, Archeology and Alzheimer’s

Side by side, they put together the clues of the past to solve mysteries both ancient and modern. For archaeologist Max Mallowan, the mysteries he ...

Polar Plunge is a cool way to support local Special Olympians

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Parking crunch addressed in new traffic study

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Cultural Centre marks tenth anniversary with concert by renowned pianist

Changes to Yonge Street traffic proposed in study

Significant changes to Yonge Street traffic flows could become a reality in the next decade as Council considers updates to the Town’s Master Transportation Study. ...

Council calls for better public engagement on Official Plan

Council has called on municipal staff to improve public engagement as just a handful of residents came out to Council Chambers last week to provide ...

Manslaughter charges following fentanyl death in near Bayview and Stone Road

A 32-year-old Aurora man is facing manslaughter charges following the drug-related death of a 23-year-old last June. “On June 8, 2019, York Regional Police were ...

Future of one-way traffic on Centre Street questioned by Council

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Sports

Tigers win one and lose one in two-game roadtrip

In the second last week of the season for the Aurora Tigers, the boys travelled out on the road, falling to the Collingwood Colts last ...

Aurora Tigers show signs of improvement despite losses

It’s really not their fault in a way; we know as sports viewers that back to back games already test your stamina. Four games in ...

Hockey For Hodge returns for Family Day fundraiser

The second annual Hockey for Hodge hockey tournament and fundraiser will take place once again this year at the Aurora Community Centre, and the community ...

SAC Saints host 37th MacPherson Tournament

If you haven’t noticed already, St. Andrew’s College loves hosting tournaments. It’s a point of pride within the pride of the school, and last weekend ...

Football stars earn scholarship to Queen’s

St. Andrew’s football stars finalized their letters of intent last week to join the Queen’s Gaels next year.   Aurora native Brendan Dilworth and Caledon ...

Tigers break 13-game losing stream in overtime

There you have it, the Tigers win for the first time in 14 games. The Aurora Tigers snapped their winless streak with a thrilling victory ...

Aurora Tigers learn valuable lessons through a tough three-game week

The Aurora Tigers faced a tough weekend on the ice with abounding games from Friday through Sunday. Who needs to sleep? Three days of hockey. ...

Tigers drop their entire three-game road trip

By Robert Belardi The Junior A Aurora Tigers dropped three games this past week to begin the new year. Just prior to New Year’s Eve, ...

St. Andrew’s College Saints take care of business

The St. Andrew’s College Saints defeated the Ridley College Tigers and Trinity College School this past week. The Saints went on a road trip to ...

York9FC secure Morey Doner and Diyaeddine Abzi through the 2020 Season

York9 FC sign fullbacks Morey Doner and Diyaeddine Abzi through the 2020 season. After finishing in third place overall last year, York9 FC wasted no ...

Arts & Culture

Art grads let public in on their creative process

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Aurora actor lands role of lifetime in We Will Rock You

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“Great Artists” help Aurora Cultural Centre mark tenth anniversary

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Beatbox trio shares stories of song with kids

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Theatre Aurora’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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OBOA 2020 novel “Scarborough” is hoped to spur conversation on how empathy creates action

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Make Way for the Christmas Hush is timely tale by Aurora author

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