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David Heard was one of the speakers that participated in open forum during the October 23rd, 2012 Council Meeting. We thought it was worth noting his passionate speech and his clear message how community involvement is a critical element in building healthy communities with a sense of belonging. The Town of Aurora has a rich history which …

By Matt Maddocks. As we are about to head into a year-long celebration of Aurora’s 150th anniversary, recognition of our town’s rich history has never been more important. Our Sesquicentennial Committee, a diverse group of dedicated volunteers, have developed a theme that speaks to a celebration of Aurora’s past, present, and future. Given this, it …

By Matt Maddocks. On Friday October 19th, 2012, a fundraiser is taking place at The Mansion in Aurora. This event is being held in support of Hillary House, Aurora’s only Nationally recognized Historic Site, and listed as one of Canada’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture. I’ve been to Hillary House a few times, and …

The Ice Man Soft air, wine sweet with heady, floral scent, slippery seeds of watermelon season, sidewalks fry-an-egg sizzling hot, and then came the ice wagon. Mr. Case, on his high seat, coming down Kennedy Street over the hot, chewable-soft tar, wearing his deer skin apron. With huge ice tongs and leather carrier, he shoulders …

During the Aurora Council Meeting on June 12, 2012, options were being discussed for organizing and budgeting next year’s 2013 Canada Day celebrations as part of Aurora’s 150 year anniversary. One option being proposed was for the Town to pay for a consultant that would be responsible for celebration planning and fund raising. In response …