March 21, 2019

Community vigil leads to call to action

When a man enters a mosque armed with weapons and targeting Muslim men and women in prayer, it is an attack not just on the Muslim community, but an attack on all peaceful people.

One-time 1% tax hike could help finance Library Square

The redevelopment of Library Square, including a three-storey addition to the Church Street School, could top an estimated $37.9 million budget – but a Federal grant could offset costs by...

New R.I.D.E. vehicle will help take more impaired drivers off the road: Police

Katie Apreda lost her best friend, Ashton, almost eight years ago to a drunk driver.

Aurora’s Nembhard leads Gators into March Madness berth

Andrew Nembhard was given the opportunity of his lifetime in Friday’s basketball game for his University of Florida Gators.

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The Aurora High School Girls’ Varsity Hockey team had a great season playing in Tier 1 of the York Region Athletic Association (YRAA). Last week they played in their final tournament of the season at York University and came away with a tournament win in a clean sweep, winning all four games by a combined score of 17-3. Back row (l-r): Coach Lizz Regan, Sarah Patterson, Melanie Nicholson, Brooke Piper, Christine Latimer, Piper Shiels, Emma Barber, Lexy Hunt-Larkin, Ava Iannou, Olivia Purcell, Coach Scott Sillcox. Middle row (l-r): Jasper Gibson, Sarah Muxlow, Paris Sceeles, Sarah Rumble, Carly Sillcox, Brenna Constantinidis. Front row (l-r): Lauren Pirie, Veronica Hill

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Unstoppable Tracy proves “anything is possible”

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Queen’s York Rangers snipe air rifle zone medals

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NewRoads begins a new era with Aurora Toyota

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Running Forward – or running out of time? Tire tracks tell a story in new exhibition

What do you see when the rubber hits the road? Do you see where someone has already been, or do you see an already carved path to where you want to go?

Church Street School addition clears Heritage hurdle

The proposed three-storey addition to the historic Church Street School has received a cautious thumbs-up from Aurora’s Heritage Advisory Committee.

Southlake Run helps support hidden costs at local hospital

It is a common misconception that the Provincial Government provides funding for the equipment that makes Southlake Regional Health Centre stand tall among Ontario hospitals.

Community vigil leads to call to action

When a man enters a mosque armed with weapons and targeting Muslim men and women in prayer, it is an attack not just on the Muslim community, but an attack on all peaceful people.

One-time 1% tax hike could help finance Library Square

The redevelopment of Library Square, including a three-storey addition to the Church Street School, could top an estimated $37.9 million budget – but a Federal grant could offset costs by...

New R.I.D.E. vehicle will help take more impaired drivers off the road: Police

Katie Apreda lost her best friend, Ashton, almost eight years ago to a drunk driver.

Council tightens budget reins on community partners

Aurora is holding the budget reins tight when it comes to thousands of dollars worth of asks from cultural groups around the community – and the Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora Historical Society and Sport Aurora are among those feeling the pinch.

Sports

Saints ends season with national tournament title

The St. Andrew’s College Saints have returned to the national throne, winning the National Independent School Invitational Championship (NISIC) on home ice on Sunday.

Captain MacLean commits to WLU Golden Hawks

Junior A Aurora Tigers captain Steven MacLean is trading in his Tigers yellow for Golden Hawks gold.

Aurora’s Nembhard leads Gators into March Madness berth

Andrew Nembhard was given the opportunity of his lifetime in Friday’s basketball game for his University of Florida Gators.

St. Max Mustangs lasso fourth-straight YRAA title

By Jake Courtepatte Count ‘em: that’s four York Region championships in a row for the St. Max Mustangs girl’s hockey squad. One of the YRAA’s ...

Aurora students clean up with Athletic Awards at Pickering College

By Brock Weir Grace Robinson was off to what she describes as a “rough start” when she first stepped on the volleyball court last year, ...

Tigers bow out to Hurricanes in OJHL playoffs

A rollercoaster season met with a fizzle for the Junior A Aurora Tigers on Thursday...

Senior Panthers draw Waterloo in Provincial League opener

The Aurora Panthers are back in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League postseason. The organization’s senior squad picked up six points over the final seven games of the regular season to squeeze back into the playoffs, after missing out on the big dance this time last year.

Varsity Saints win seventh-straight CISAA title

Lucky number seven. The varsity St. Andrew’s College Saints are at the top of the prep school hockey chain for the seventh time in a row, after sweeping Ridley College in the CISAA championship series in two games.

Aurora’s Mizzi signs pro contract with Utah Grizzlies

The Ontario Junior Hockey League’s top scorer is turning pro. Joseph Mizzi left the Aurora Tigers organization last week to sign a contract with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, jumping straight from the Junior A level to the professional ranks in an extremely rare feat.

Puck drops on second annual Aurora Cup

Student athletes from across Aurora’s elementary schools took a break from the classroom last Wednesday, instead getting their education on the ice in the annual Aurora Cup hockey tournament.

Arts & Culture

Running Forward – or running out of time? Tire tracks tell a story in new exhibition

What do you see when the rubber hits the road? Do you see where someone has already been, or do you see an already carved path to where you want to go?

Science and art combine to sound environmental alarm bells

As a citizen scientist for a conservation authority near Lake Couchiching, Jennie Clark was tasked with documenting not only water quality, but the impacts of climate change on the surrounding area.

Feeling the pressure to be perfect? Artists, advocates have a four-letter response

Before he took his own life in the 1990s, James Peek said the pressure he felt to be “perfect” had become too much. It was a feeling that resonated with those he left behind, not the least of whom was his sister Michelle, who has dedicated her life to doing something about it – now armed with a simple and provocative message...

“Giving a damn” pays dividends for local groups doing good

By their own admission, they are not a group of guys who want to sit around “and talk about their feelings”; instead, they want to get in and get it done in just a few minutes – and leave a lasting impact on the community in the process.

TA’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

A Review by Scott Johnston An unusual relationship is front and centre in Theatre Aurora’s latest play, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Written by Manuel ...

Rising Sun brings local perspective to new Freemasonry exhibition

By Brock Weir Freemasonry has been a part of Aurora’s heritage since before Aurora was even on the map. Indeed, Aurora’s Rising Sun Masonic Lodge ...

Sharing Matthew’s story is more important than ever for Judy and Dennis Shepard

By Brock Weir Her son was just like any other youth just entering his twenties. He was a young man trying to figure out not ...

Art students find their voice at Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

Art never fails to spark a conversation, but when nearly sixty students from all four of Aurora’s high schools come together to share over 100 pieces of their creativity, this conversation hits a community crescendo.

Love and deception hit the stage in Theatre Aurora’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman is nearly 35 years in the making for Neill Kernohan. Mr. Kernohan first saw Manuel Puig’s landmark play about two prisoners in a Buenos Aires prison when the film adaptation first graced the silver screen in the mid 1980s and its plot has stuck with him ever since.

Author hopes One Book One Aurora will change perspectives

Camilla Gibb’s upbringing, by her own admission, wasn’t exactly “jolly.” A native of England, she grew up in a family headed by a father she describes as “rule-bound, rigid, and ex-military” and “as a consequence of it not being a particularly jolly [atmosphere]” her parents divorced when she was 10. While a divorce is always a challenging time for children, for Ms. Gibb it ultimately helped open up a brand new world to her.

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