May 19, 2022

Aurora Tigers Make CJHL History, hire first female GM

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Affordability top-of-mind issue for candidates at first meeting

Affordability was a top-of-mind issue for the men and women who are vying to be Aurora’s next Members of Provincial Parliament when they came together ...

Lengthy Yonge and Wellington construction set for first week of June

If your morning commute includes a trip through the busy intersection of Yonge and Wellington, you might want to consider a Plan B starting in ...

Omicron transmission rates still high despite downward trend: Public Health

York Region Public Health is continuing to see a downward trend in COVID-19 as Spring continues. In his weekly update on the local COVID-19 situation ...

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Aurora to consider leash-free dog trail

Aurora’s dogs love to run free at Canine Commons, the Town’s sole leash-free dog park at the head of Industrial Parkway North and St. John’s ...

Governor General honours local regiment at Fort York

Aurora’s regiment, the Queen’s York Rangers, was honoured by Governor General Mary Simon with a new Guidon. The Guidon, a regimental flag, is a testament ...

Local students leave legacies fighting for change in health, animal welfare

Last year, Michaela Morra watched a loved one slowly lose his life to the ravages of dementia. First, it was the little things, then he ...

Aurora urges voters to keep municipal priorities in mind when casting Provincial ballot

The Town is encouraging residents to keep the municipality’s priorities in mind when casting their vote in next month’s Provincial Election. The statement, signed by ...

First components of Town Square project to open “in a few weeks” following delays

The first phase of Aurora’s Town Square project – a new Yonge Street entrance for the Aurora Public Library – is expected to open “in ...

Climate change puts candidates in hot seat at first meeting

Climate change is a hot-button issue for many voters and each party looking to form Ontario’s next government was put in the hot seat for ...

Youth focused on affordability, climate in this election: Future Majority

Action on affordability and climate change are top of mind for area young voters, according to Future Majority. Future Majority is an organization for youth ...

Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill Votes 2022: PC candidate Michael Parsa seeks second term as MPP

The novelty of working in such a storied landmark as the Ontario Legislature hasn’t worn off for Progressive Conservative candidate Michael Parsa. Walking through these ...

Give Back Award winners put “boots on the ground” to make difference in community

Finding volunteer opportunities during the global pandemic when so many organizations shifted to the virtual realm was a difficult task, but the 20 York Region ...

York Region resident shines in AMI’s “Breaking Character”

A King native is using his talents to spread awareness. And he doesn’t mind if you laugh at him. AMI’s Breaking Character explores disability representation ...

Sports

Sport Aurora has a new Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sport Aurora will turn their heads to Auroran resident Claude Nembhard as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Nembhard, who is currently the Interim ...

York United advance in Canadian Championship, fall to Valour

Cédric Toussaint stepped up to the spot and placed the ball past former York United goalkeeper Nathan Ingham to send The Nine Stripes through to ...

Aurora Tigers Make CJHL History, hire first female GM

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York United take out Forge FC in CPL semifinals rematch

Magic is, of course, the art of deception. What else can make your eyeballs bulge out of your head? Like when magicians saw someone in ...

Sports Hall of Fame aims to expand membership

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame has amended their General Bylaw with the hopes of increasing membership. The announcement, which came at the organization’s Annual ...

Aurora gym owner representing Team Ontario in Calgary

Tara Jokar Deris, owner of K.O. Club Martial Arts Fitness in Aurora will have the honour of representing Team Ontario between May 12 and May ...

All Sport One Day returns to Aurora this spring

Sport Aurora’s popular All Sport One Day will be held on June 11 and September 24 this year. The organization, took to Facebook to publicly ...

Cardinal is ready to host the charity golf challenge yet again

The ninth annual Charity Golf Challenge is underway in support of We Care as patrons can begin purchasing their e-vouchers online. At press time this ...

Sport Tourism plan aims to make Aurora a destination for athletes, supporters

Aurora is one step closer towards its goal of becoming a sport tourism destination. Council last week approved the Town’s Sport Tourism Plan, which will ...

Local player declared for NBA draft

Aurora native and point guard for the Gonzaga Bulldogs Andrew Nembhard announced over Instagram last week he has declared for the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft. ...

Arts & Culture

York Region resident shines in AMI’s “Breaking Character”

A King native is using his talents to spread awareness. And he doesn’t mind if you laugh at him. AMI’s Breaking Character explores disability representation ...

Theatre Aurora’s “Lonely Planet” helps actors grapple with challenging times – on stage and off

Over the course of COVID-19, York Region teacher Chris Cluff saw his world close around him. Remote learning paused face-to-face interaction with his students, COVID ...

TA’s Lonely Planet: A Review

After a pandemic-induced winter shutdown, live productions are back at Theatre Aurora starting with “Lonely Planet”. The play by Steven Dietz tells the story of ...

Aurora Film Circuit lifts the curtain on new in-person season

Local film-lovers rejoice as the Aurora Film Circuit returns to in-person screenings next month. The Aurora Film Circuit (AFC), is a non-profit organization which brings ...

Aurora Art Show & Sale returns for 58th year

The 58th Aurora Art Show & Sale will take place at Town Hall on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.

Find out why Ontario is “A Place to Grow” at Hillary House

Hillary House National Historic Site has been a green oasis in Aurora’s downtown core for generations, but a new travelling exhibition which recently opened at ...

Local bookstore highlighting diverse voices, supporting Black Community

Hailing from a Persian background, local book lover Loba Fallah knows all too well the importance of highlighting and promoting diverse voices – and that’s ...

Canadian wilds will bring “hopeful” message to Yonge Street

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Music and family are themes that help guide One Book One Aurora 2022

Music, which transcends language barriers, has brought people together since our ancestors sounded the first notes. It connects people in a powerful way, sometimes in ...

Beloved “Golden Girls” star had strong ties to Aurora

Betty White, who died New Year's Eve just a few weeks before her 100th birthday on January 17, had close family links to the community.

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