May 28, 2020

Local carvers spread “comfort” in uncertain time

Schools to remain closed for rest of academic year

Students in Ontario will not be returning to the classroom to finish off the school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Tuesday that keeping schools ...

Select recreation facilities re-open, outbreak continues at Chartwell

As York Region passed 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, there are further signs of a gradual return to normalcy. While the Aurora ...

“Connected” brings venerable art show out of Town Hall and to screens everywhere

Art has a unique power to connect people – and this time of emergency is no exception. The pandemic has sparked new ways of thinking, ...

2020-05-21-02

SPREADING SMILES… UNDER THE MASKS – Members of the Southlake Team enjoy their lunches, courtesy of the York Regional Police Association, on Friday. The YRPA, to mark Police Week, contributed up to $60,000 this year to support frontline staff at three local hospitals, including Southlake Regional Health Centre.

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Hundreds hard at work helping Museum transcribe historic letters, documents

Grace might have been rather sentimental. As the decades passed, she kept just about every letter written to her when she and her boyfriend were ...

“Clean Communities” bylaw intended to tackle waste, graffiti

Physical distancing measures have spurred more and more residents to lace up and get their exercise walking around their neighbourhoods. During these walks, you’ve probably ...

More than three garbage bags? They might be left on your curb

Proposed new measures could limit waste collection, but COVID-19 has cast doubt on timeline.

Aurora mask-maker helps raise thousands for local charities

It started out just as a project to do something useful for her family and friends in her downtime, but word of mouth helped Robin ...

Local carvers spread “comfort” in uncertain time

Schools to remain closed for rest of academic year

Students in Ontario will not be returning to the classroom to finish off the school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Tuesday that keeping schools ...

Select recreation facilities re-open, outbreak continues at Chartwell

As York Region passed 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, there are further signs of a gradual return to normalcy. While the Aurora ...

“Connected” brings venerable art show out of Town Hall and to screens everywhere

Art has a unique power to connect people – and this time of emergency is no exception. The pandemic has sparked new ways of thinking, ...

Former “Land Girl”, 93, leads community in drive for food bank

Alma Durkin knows all too well the importance of having quality food in a time of crisis. The 93-year-old Aurora resident served as a “Land ...

“They need to know they are supported and not forgotten”

Family of late Chartwell Aurora resident leads campaign to support frontline staff.

Sports

A new assistant coach is in Town for Aurora Tigers

The Aurora Tigers have kicked off their offseason plans with a bang. The Junior A hockey club has hired former Newfoundland Growlers defenceman Robert Powers, ...

Aurora Tigers preparing for the unexpected

The Aurora Tigers are set to begin preseason preparations despite the uncertainties which may lie ahead. Head Coach Jim Wells Jr. says he is trying ...

Nine stripes stay active, re-sign Brennan

York9 FC continues to remain active both on the market and internally within the club. While waiting for the highly-anticipated green light to begin the ...

Sport Aurora conference helps aid small businesses

Sport Aurora’s live Zoom conference last week outlined multiple tactics to support small businesses through sport. Marketing Specialist Lisa Dunbar instructed the community on what ...

York9 FC winger Michael Petrasso believes Canada Soccer will go up

The Canadian Premier League was supposed to begin this past Easter Monday. This sophomore season might provide a better glimpse into the future. Canadians have ...

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductees announced

Aurora, King and Caledon will see new representation in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of ...

Now is the time for parents to get creative with their kids: Sport Aurora

When Novak Djokovic and his brother Marko released a video last week of them playing tennis in their home with frying pans over a set ...

Realtors want to make a difference for budding athletes

While enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be important to note that the natural flow of society will return. It is expected that restaurants, bars, ...

Postponing the Olympics was the right call, says local Olympic snowboarder

In this time of quarantine, there is only so much that we can do. Eat, sleep, watch television, or go for walks? It’s happening to ...

Aurora Barbarians men’s team welcomes back Tom McLeod

By Robert Belardi The Aurora Barbarians senior men’s team has welcomed back former senior men’s player, and current head coach of Trent University, Tom McLeod ...

Arts & Culture

Documenting Aurora showcases Town’s recently lost landscapes

If you’re a recent arrival to Aurora, the time when St. John’s Sideroad was little more than a country road seems like a world away ...

Art grads let public in on their creative process

They have been hard at work since returning to the classroom for their high school victory lap, and now local Grade 12 students are ready ...

Aurora actor lands role of lifetime in We Will Rock You

Actor Trevor Coll may have landed the role of a lifetime, but his heart roots for his hometown of Aurora. Coll plays the lead part ...

“Saying the unsayable” one brushstroke at a time

Art therapy helps Canadian Mental Health Association express what words can't describe.

“Great Artists” help Aurora Cultural Centre mark tenth anniversary

The Aurora Cultural Centre will mark its tenth anniversary next month with a new set of “Great Artists” set to grace its Brevik Hall stage. ...

Beatbox trio shares stories of song with kids

Music tells a story. It can tell a story from the standpoint of the composer or song-writer, but often the interpretation of the story can ...

Theatre Aurora’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses

A Review by Scott Johnston Theatre Aurora continues this season’s theme of “The Furious Five” with the drama “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”. Adapted by Christopher Hampton ...

Students get creative juices flowing for Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

They have grown up together sharing their passion for art, but as local Grade 12 students start the New Year by preparing to say goodbye ...

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

Aurorans will soon have the chance to get fully immersed in Scarborough, the acclaimed debut novel of Catherine Hernandez, which is the Aurora Public Library’s ...

Acclaimed novel “Scarborough” selected for One Book One Aurora 2020

It is said that the best authors write what they know, letting their personal experiences inform what they put down on the page. That’s exactly ...

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