January 21, 2021

Vaccine brings happiness, relief to long-term care, retirement homes

More than 30 Aurorans now lost to COVID-19

More than 30 Aurora residents have now lost their battle with COVID-19. The community passed this grim milestone on Wednesday with three more fatalities at ...

Community Energy Plan for Aurora set to move forward

Council is poised to give the green light to a new Community Energy Plan this month, one which sets environmental and sustainability goals through 2025. ...

Social isolation has had “heartbreaking” impact on those living with Alzheimer’s

When Kerri Thompson was allowed to see her mother once again as an essential visitor to her assisted living residence, it was a lifeline for ...

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WAITING GAME – Town of Aurora staff are pictured flooding the outdoor rink at Town Park last week. Weather permitting, outdoor skating will still be permitted under Ontario’s stay-at-home orders with physical distancing and face masks. 25 registered participants per time slot will be allowed. To book your space, visit aurora.ca/outdoorrinks. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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CYFS Acting Captain wants to be role model for girls and boys

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Backyard hen program would be boon to residents, says advocate

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Vaccine brings happiness, relief to long-term care, retirement homes

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Community Energy Plan for Aurora set to move forward

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Korean War should be memorialized at Peace Park, say advocates

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Sports

Sport Aurora receives grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sport Aurora was on the receiving end this time. The not-for-profit organization, which has been a staple and advocate for sport in the community, has ...

Cancer survivor blessed to be a Tiger once again

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Esports streaming has seen significant growth

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Tigers name co-captains for this upcoming season

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York United’s attention to South American talent could be a game changer

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York’s rebranding a signal that innovation has no bounds

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SAC sees off more football prospects to scholarships

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Berkley Brown expects 2021 to be quite different

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The podium in sport is not just for medals, but for history

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Arts & Culture

Year of programming takes shape around Chasing Painted Horses

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Culture Days begins Saturday with outdoor concert

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