September 13, 2018

2018-09-20-01

Alleslev crosses floor to Conservatives

By Brock Weir Canadians can’t accept the status quo, according to Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev, who crossed the floor on Monday to join the Conservative caucus. In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Ms. Alleslev, who was elected ...

Junior golf tour hits St. Andrew’s this weekend

An expansion into the Greater Toronto Area is bringing the best junior golfers nationwide to Aurora as part of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour.

2018-09-13-01

To Serve & Savour raises more than $500k for Wounded Warriors

Business Improvement Area set for re-launch next week

It has been years in the making, now a Business Improvement Area in Aurora’s core is poised to launch next week, designed to give...

“We can’t divide ourselves right now,” says Aurora MP en route to securities conference

This week, Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, will be representing Canadian parliamentarians at a...

2018-09-13-02
CULTURE CLUB – Mexican cultural performers lead local kids in a dance at Town Park on Saturday morning as part of the annual Aurora Multicultural Festival. For more on the sights, sounds, and food representing more than a dozen countries, please see Page 22. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2018-09-20-01

Alleslev crosses floor to Conservatives

By Brock Weir Canadians can’t accept the status quo, according to Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev, who crossed the floor on Monday to join ...

Former college, Monk’s Walk should be preserved for future generations: Committee

The brown brick building on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Bloomington Road has seen a lot of uses over the last century, from a seminary school, to a mental asylum, to a provincial government building. But, as the Provincial Government moves to divest itself of the expansive property, it’s next chapter should begin as a preserved piece of Aurora’s history.

Preserving historic business core to be reviewed by Committee following appeal

Attempts to designate 15 Yonge Street properties in Aurora’s historic downtown business core will be reviewed by a Provincial committee after the Town formally received objections to the plan.

2018-09-13-03

McLaren rolls out a “revolution in roll-ups”

A rebranded local company is looking to revolutionize the trucking industry with a new spin on roll-up doors, making heavy, wooden, gas-guzzling features a thing of the past.

2018-09-13-04

Welcoming Arms continues to evolve to meet needs of evolving community

Since its inception nearly 12 years ago by several local churches to address the needs of low income Aurora residents, Welcoming Arms has grown to become so much more – and it has grown with the community.

#OnBeat at the Aurora Cultural Centre

By Jane Taylor Communications and Events Manager Aurora Cultural Centre Culture Days is an annual weekend-long series of free activities across Canada that takes place ...

2018-09-13-05

A&T Tire and Wheel celebrates 50 years of business

By Brock Weir Whether you know it as “The Barn”, “The Shed”, or even “The Temple of Tire”, generations have come to know the little ...

2018-09-13-06

Aurora Votes 2018: Gallo wants to “fix a system that is somewhat broken”

For the past four years, John Gallo has been watching municipal government from a slight distance. A former council member and mayoral candidate, he used to be in the thick of it, but watching from the sidelines has given him a new perspective, and looking on he has seen a political system he describes as “broken from the top down.”

2018-09-13-01

To Serve & Savour raises more than $500k for Wounded Warriors

Business Improvement Area set for re-launch next week

It has been years in the making, now a Business Improvement Area in Aurora’s core is poised to launch next week, designed to give...

Sports

Canadiens camp a “surreal” moment for ex-Saint Hillis

Just one day before his eighteenth birthday, Cameron Hillis’ NHL journey began as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Last weekend, the ex-York-Simcoe Express and St. Andrew’s College Saints forward stepped into action in the bleu, blanc, et rouge for the first time at the Canadiens’ rookie camp.

2018-09-13-07

Early strike not enough in Aurora FC loss

If you blinked, you might have missed Maximillian Ferrari’s opening goal in the Aurora FC men’s League1 Ontario match with Toronto Skillz FC on Sunday.

2018-09-13-08

Barbarians bow out of McCormick Cup championship bracket

A tough first round draw was the thorn in the side of the Aurora Barbarian men at Fletcher’s Field on Saturday, who were eliminated from McCormick Cup contention after an 83 – 12 loss to the Markham Irish.

Junior golf tour hits St. Andrew’s this weekend

An expansion into the Greater Toronto Area is bringing the best junior golfers nationwide to Aurora as part of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour.

2018-09-06-11

Junior A Tigers close preseason with consecutive wins

Some familiar faces played the heroes in a pair of Aurora wins to close out the OJHL preseason schedule over the weekend. A pair of losses to open up the year was followed by a 3 – 2 win over the Whitby Fury on Friday, a contest that took just over four periods of play before Tigers veteran Joseph Mizzi potted the winner in double overtime.

2018-09-06-09

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball – Storm Riptide

Storm Riptide had an incredibly successful 17U season with an overall match record of 36-1 (57-11 in sets). The team won both OVA 17U Premier ...

2018-09-06-10

Aurora’s Sikura feels “ready” for NHL’s Blackhawks

When Dylan Sikura takes to the ice in Traverse City, Michigan this weekend for the Chicago Blackhawks annual prospects tournament, the speedy forward will be putting his skills to the test against some of the Hawks’ elite first and second round draft choices.

2018-08-30-10

Stinger Cup brings house league season to a close

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club closed the book on its season last weekend at the annual Stinger Cup tournament, the club’s house-league division championships.

2018-08-30-09

McRogers named to Canada Under-20 rugby squad

A good showing in Houston has landed Jack McRogers a spot on Team Canada for the Junior World Rugby Trophy championship this week in Romania.

Canadian Premier League trials coming to Southern Ontario

Future football stars, take notice. The budding Canadian Premier League, including the York 9 FC team, is on the lookout this fall to fill their opening night rosters for the inaugural 2019 season.

Arts & Culture

2018-09-06-05

These Boots Were Made For Rockin’: Magna Hoedown Showdown names its Top 10

There’s no better way to end summer than with a community-wide festival full of ribs, sweet treats, and of course, country music. The Magna Hoedown Showdown semi-finals took place on Aug. 25 at this year’s annual Aurora Ribfest.

2018-09-06-13

Theatre Aurora kicks off 60th season tackling the complete Shakespeare – all at once

Tackling Shakespeare is a rite of passage for any high school student, not to mention any actor who ever hopes to be on stage, but how about tackling all of Shakespeare’s nearly-40 plays all in one go? It’s no sweat for Theatre Aurora, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The AFM is “On Beat” with Soup Fest this Culture Days!

The Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair will be celebrating Culture Days with their popular “Soup Fest” which has become a much-anticipated annual tradition.

Hillary House Victory Ball presents a Century to Celebrate

It’s been 100 years since the first World War finally came to an close on what is now known as Armistice Day. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Aurora Historical Society chose to name this year’s annual gala, the Hillary House Victory Ball.

It’s A Three Beat Count with AHS this Culture Days!

The Aurora Historical Society at Hillary House National Historic Site will be celebrating Culture Days at two venues, presenting not one, not two, but three events showcasing elements of Aurora’s fascinating history!

2018-08-23-02

Blue Rodeo to headline 2018 Hoedown

The eagerly-anticipated announcement for the Saturday, September 15 headliner was made Monday.

2018-08-16-05

Shifted Ground explores our nature’s present and distance past

You might not feel the earth move under your feet, and, let’s face it, neither did Carole King, but whether you feel it or not, the earth is shifting – and it will continue to do so even after we’re gone. We’re stewards of the world around us, says Rebecca Last, and one only needs to look as far as our own actions to see the impact we have on the environment.

2018-08-16-09

Top 20 aspiring country stars selected for 2018 Hoedown Showdown

Singers from Aurora, King, Simcoe and Dufferin counties, and from towns and cities across Ontario, will be vying for a place in the Top 10 next week in the 2018 Hoedown Showdown competition.

Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty keep the music alive at Concerts in the Park

The homegrown Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty have been bringing the sounds of Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac to audiences across Canada for nearly 15 years, paying tribute to the timeless artists that transcend generations.

Doors Open Aurora arrives this Saturday, August 18

Planning Department Town of Aurora The 13th annual Doors Open Aurora event takes place this Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This ...

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