July 29, 2021

Aurorapalooza set to return for second year

Aurora’s Joel Gouveia came to Town Park last year with a dream: to bring the community together through music to support area mental health programs. What he didn’t have, however, was certainty – but by following health protocols in place ...

#ShopLocalYR campaign aimed to boost business, consumer confidence

As businesses continue to re-open under the rules of Ontario’s Step 3, more and more customers are rediscovering their favourite shops. But as much as ...

Vaccination efforts shift to back-to-school plan

As some York Region students plan for a return-to-school as early as the next month, area vaccination efforts are shifting to a younger demo as ...

Ribfest preparing for sizzling comeback August 27-29

Local foodies missed it last year, but the sizzling smells of ribs on the grill will be wafting through Machell Park again this August as ...

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State of Emergency lifted nearly 18-months on

After nearly a year-and-a-half, the Town of Aurora has lifted the State of Emergency declared in March of 2020 at the outset of the global ...

Preservation of pioneering factory to be considered amid intensification

For some, they are simply bricks and mortar standing in the way of intensification. For others, they are silent but invaluable reminders of Aurora’s early ...

Mental Health in Motion raises nearly $170,000 for youth programs

If you see the colourful MOBYSS bus in your neighbourhood providing mental health services to youth where they need it most, it is all thanks ...

Leaders of Tomorrow recognized with John West Scholarship

They have found their feet as young community leaders and, as they prepare to leave home for their post-secondary education this fall, Aurora has recognized ...

More traffic calming measures for Centre Street clear final hurdle

Efforts to put more traffic calming measures on Centre Street to control one-way traffic at its western end have moved forward. Council last week ratified ...

Aurora-opoly is new spin on classic boardgame celebrating community

You might not be able to buy one of Aurora’s boardwalks, but you can have fun and celebrate community all the same with a local-centric ...

Ribfest preparing for sizzling comeback August 27-29

Local foodies missed it last year, but the sizzling smells of ribs on the grill will be wafting through Machell Park again this August as ...

Vaccination efforts shift to back-to-school plan

As some York Region students plan for a return-to-school as early as the next month, area vaccination efforts are shifting to a younger demo as ...

#ShopLocalYR campaign aimed to boost business, consumer confidence

As businesses continue to re-open under the rules of Ontario’s Step 3, more and more customers are rediscovering their favourite shops. But as much as ...

Aurorapalooza set to return for second year

Aurora’s Joel Gouveia came to Town Park last year with a dream: to bring the community together through music to support area mental health programs. ...

Sports

B2B Champ traded to the New York Rangers

Just nine days after becoming a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Aurora native Barclay Goodrow has found himself in the Big ...

York United knock off The Eddies, returning home this Friday

Your first goal will always be one of the most sensational moments of your career. It’s a landmark in your journey, and for Mississauga native ...

Aurora athlete is reminder that anything is possible

When Babe Ruth dominated baseball in the first half of the twentieth century, he left his mark not only on the field, but within the ...

Rosie MacLennan off to Tokyo

King City’s own Rosie MacLennan will be part of Canada’ trampoline gymnastics team, as announced on July 5. Gymnastics Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee ...

Tigers move captain to Wellington, hand Reeve the “C”

Newly appointed captain of the Aurora Tigers Jonathan Balah asked to be moved and the club, dealt their talisman to the Wellington Dukes for cash ...

York United 1-1 this past week

York United defeated first-place club Valour FC 2-1 and fell to Pacific FC 3-0 this past week. On July 7, it was the first time ...

All Kids Can Play receives $1,350 in community donations

You know what they say about generosity? It permeates within communities. It creates unity. It releases feel-good chemicals in the human brain. It bolsters the ...

Aurorans make their mark at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour

Three Aurora junior golfers participated in the first tournament of the season on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Mini Tour last week at Turnberry ...

Aurora Tigers slot in some more changes

It’s been busy in the jungle for the past few weeks. The Aurora Tigers announced a new assistant coach, new captain, new assistant captain and ...

Disc Golf course takes another step forward in Aurora

Aurora Town Council passed a motion from Councillor Harold Kim last week to continue looking into opening a disc golf course in the Town. Staff ...

Arts & Culture

Ace Galaksi brings Aurora artists, performers to Toronto Fringe

Ace Galaksi has precious little time to locate the Giant Book of Destiny before destiny itself is rewritten. Will he do it? Well, to discover ...

Ensemble Made in Canada’s latest nets another Juno win for Aurora’s Norbert Kraft

Canada is a cultural mosaic, something that has been immortalized in visual art, poetry and on our screens. But it has also been immortalized in ...

Culture: Popping up at a corner near you

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Curator out at Aurora Museum & Archives

The Aurora Museum & Archives is now without a curator. The Town of Aurora confirmed long-time curator Shawna White was no longer in the position. ...

Reaching out for Diversity and Inclusion

Aurora-raised musician, educator will help Cultural Centre address inclusivity in outreach role.

Acclaimed author Farzana Doctor to tackle tough issues in virtual Library talk

Sharifa finds herself straddling two worlds. On a trip to India with her husband to reconnect with her heritage, she’s drawn into the politics of ...

Theatre Aurora plans play reading for One Book One Aurora campaign

Over the last few weeks, Aurora readers have had the opportunity to all read from the same page as part of the One Book One ...

What’s in a name? New branding on “Library Square” is imminent

Library Square has been a name on the lips of Aurorans for the better part of 40 years as the Town debated the future of ...

Local author heads south with journey to Caribbean

Aurora author Andrew King gave readers the travel bug last fall with his first book, A Visual Journey to Alaska. In the process, King picked ...

Stay-at-home measures “levels playing field” for some businesses

A third wave has brought a third stay-at-home order from the Province, but this one, according to some, helps “level the playing field” for small ...

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