December 8, 2018

Former Councillor John Abel dies at 64

Eight-year Deputy Mayor of Aurora died in hospital Thursday afternoon, his final act of giving being a double lung transplant to a patient in need, his family confirms.

Businesses “Paint the Town Red” for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Shane Goudreau has experienced an iconic Canadian moment. The Kingston-based artist was tasked with ...

Full Roster for Hometown Hockey

Rogers Hometown Hockey has now arrived at the Aurora Community Centre. Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be on site for the festivities, which ...

Tigers fall to Rangers in clash of the titans

While the buzz around the Aurora leg of Rogers Hometown Hockey continues to grow for Saturday, the on-ice junior product still had...

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TREE LIGHTING – Mrs. Claus reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre on Friday night, a traditional component of the Town of Aurora’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Auroran photos by Glenn Rodger

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York Regional Police begins naming names in impaired driving offences

Publishing names aims to make impaired driving “socially unacceptable” By Brock Weir It is a move the York Regional Police has been considering since the ...

Toys for Tickets program turns parking blunders into chance to give back

If you’ve had the misfortune of getting a parking ticket after November 15, this is one cloud with a silver lining. The Town of Aurora is in the midst of its annual Toys for Tickets program. Through this program, which runs through December 14, you can pay your municipal parking ticket at Town Hall with a toy, gift card or food donation of equal or greater value to the penalty on your parking ticket.

Jeff Thom sought to bring more youthful voice, perspective to Council table

Four years ago, Jeff Thom threw his hat into the political ring to lend a fresh, more youthful voice to municipal affairs. Four years later, he leaves politics to be able to spend more time with his wife Kaelyn and two daughters Evelyn, two, and Anna, three weeks.

Youth display innovative ideas for accessibility, literacy and the environment at Fair

By Brock Weir Despite being in just Grade 7, Thomas Bianco is fast growing a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. The Pickering College student once again ...

Abel, Pirri and Thom thank community at the end of Council term

The incoming Council will face challenges and it deserves “nothing but our support,” according to late Councillor John Abel, who delivered his final speech at the table on November 27.

Geoff Dawe wraps eight years as Aurora’s mayor

Geoff Dawe was praised for bringing “decorum, order and respect” back to Town Hall as his eight-year term as Aurora’s mayor came to an end last week.

Mayor, incoming Council close one term and open another

The 2014 – 2018 Aurora Council met for the last time on Tuesday night and while it was a time to say goodbye to four members who would not be returning for the new term that formally began on Saturday, it was an opportunity for one member of the class of 2018 – 2022 to offer some insight on how they saw their mandate for the next four years.

Polaris-nominated Georgian Bay brings “Songs for a Winter’s Night” to Aurora

Evocative original music will blend with traditional favourites of the season next Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as the Polaris Prize-nominated duo Georgian Bay takes the stage with “Songs for a Winter’s Night.”

Festive Season continues with lighting of Aurora’s official Christmas Tree

Hundreds of people – the young and the young-at-heart – bundled up Friday night for the twelfth annual Aurora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Former Councillor John Abel dies at 64

Eight-year Deputy Mayor of Aurora died in hospital Thursday afternoon, his final act of giving being a double lung transplant to a patient in need, his family confirms.

Sports

Frost poised for chance at World Junior squad

At the age of nineteen, Morgan Frost feels he is prepared to make his debut on the IIHF World Junior Championship stage.

York9 FC ink Adjei with CPL’s first international signing

A historic first for the Canadian Premier League has one striker returning to a familiar place. York9 FC announced on Sunday the signing of Simon Adjei, the first international player to be signed by a CPL club after a few handfuls of Canadians inked contracts in the opening week of filling the rosters for the league’s inaugural season.

Businesses “Paint the Town Red” for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Shane Goudreau has experienced an iconic Canadian moment. The Kingston-based artist was tasked with ...

Full Roster for Hometown Hockey

Rogers Hometown Hockey has now arrived at the Aurora Community Centre. Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be on site for the festivities, which ...

Tigers fall to Rangers in clash of the titans

While the buzz around the Aurora leg of Rogers Hometown Hockey continues to grow for Saturday, the on-ice junior product still had...

Mizzi stays atop OJHL lead with goal against Chargers

The hottest hands in the OJHL stayed lit on Sunday afternoon in the Aurora Tigers’ 3 – 2 win over the Mississauga Chargers.

Aurora’s Bejleri earns League 1’s Young Star award

Marked as Ontario’s top developmental league to the professional level, League1 Ontario’s Young Player of the Year award shines the spotlight on players with a bright future on the pitch.

Express alum Lemieux signs with Spirit

Another York-Simcoe Express product has taken his next steps to the professional level. King’s Ian Lemieux officially signed with the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, jumping to the major junior level for the first time in his career.

Young Tigers feel the creative roar, getting crafty to make a difference

The Aurora Tigers’ Peewee A team was looking forward to showing off their creative endeavours next weekend when Rogers Hometown Hockey rolls into Aurora, but...

Former Humboldt players coming to Aurora for Rogers Hometown Hockey

A handful of former Broncos are getting the star treatment in the GTA. Former Humboldt skaters Jacob Wassermann, Ryan Straschnitzki, Xavier LaBelle, and Laye Matechuk are...

Arts & Culture

Youth display innovative ideas for accessibility, literacy and the environment at Fair

By Brock Weir Despite being in just Grade 7, Thomas Bianco is fast growing a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. The Pickering College student once again ...

Polaris-nominated Georgian Bay brings “Songs for a Winter’s Night” to Aurora

Evocative original music will blend with traditional favourites of the season next Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as the Polaris Prize-nominated duo Georgian Bay takes the stage with “Songs for a Winter’s Night.”

Festive Season continues with lighting of Aurora’s official Christmas Tree

Hundreds of people – the young and the young-at-heart – bundled up Friday night for the twelfth annual Aurora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Businesses “Paint the Town Red” for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Shane Goudreau has experienced an iconic Canadian moment. The Kingston-based artist was tasked with ...

“Man in Chair” hits close to home for Drowsy Chaperone director

By Brock Weir When the curtain rises on the Drowsy Chaperone, the first thing you see is a man sitting in a simple chair. He ...

Chefs’ creations and artistic inspiration help warm hearts and bodies this holiday season

The ladles of steaming soup filled the stomachs of the hundreds of patrons who filled the Aurora Cultural Centre earlier this month for the annual Empty Bowls event hosted by the Pine Tree Potters; and the results of each bowl filled will help hundreds of people across the York Region community stay warm --- body and soul – this holiday season.

Historical Society revives role as advocate for heritage preservation

The Aurora Historical Society was founded over 55 years ago to fight for the preservation of local heritage and helping to secure, in the words of Society founder Dr. Leslie Oliver, Aurora’s “jewels in the crown.”

Students descend into realm of dreams and nightmares in Apparitions

We all know the feeling of waking up with a start, but we don’t always know what we were dreaming when that happened. Andrew Basso, a Grade 11 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, didn’t have to dig too deep in trying to remember a nightmare. His ...

Support Your Local Artist: 2018 Aurora Studio Tour gearing up for weekend show

We know the importance of buying local when it comes to fruits, veggies, meat, and anything else that might need to go on your shopping list – but, what about art? If you’re looking to check a few names off your gift-buying list this holiday season, local artists encourage you to come out next weekend for the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

Christmas Market returns for three-day holiday extravaganza

Get ready for the start of a new local tradition as the Town of Aurora gets ready to launch a new three-day outdoor Christmas Market on November 30. Outdoor Christmas markets, particularly in Toronto’s Distillery District, have been traditional destinations for local families for many years.

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