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Aurora moves into the Red-Control zone of the Provincial Framework

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 05:24 PM

Aurora, ON – Effective Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the Region of York including Aurora will be moved out of the Shutdown zone and placed in the Red-Control Zone as the Province moves to open up the economy. The Region will no longer be subject to the stay-at-home order.

The Red-Control restrictions will allow restaurants, bars and other eating establishments to allow 10 patrons for indoor dining with a limit of four people sitting together. Establishments will have restrictions placed...

Town of Aurora Lowers Flags in Tribute to Victims of Terrorist Attack in London, Ontario

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 04:36 PM

Flags at all Town of Aurora facilities have been lowered in tribute to and memory of members of the Afzaal family, who were victims of a terrorist attack in London on June 6.

“This horrific attack has rightfully shocked and devastated the region, the province, and the country,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. “It is incumbent on us all to stand united against it as a senseless act of hatred and terror, and to recommit ourselves proudly to protecting the values of respect, compassion, and...

Aurora moves to Step 1 of Ontario’s Reopening Plan

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 10:19 AM

Effective Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the Province of Ontario including Aurora will be placed in Step 1 of the roadmap to reopen for a minimum of 21 days. On Monday, June 7, the Province of Ontario announced the update as COVID-19 case counts drop and vaccination numbers increase.

“I am pleased with the provincial announcement that Ontario will be moving to Step 1 as of this Friday. I have been advocating for Ontario to open as we have seen a decline in COVID-19 cases and our vaccination numbers...

Aurora to open cooling centre during extreme heat advisory

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 01:51 PM

With the recent hot and humid weather, the Town of Aurora will open the Aurora Community Centre (ACC) as the designated cooling centre when an extreme heat advisory is in effect.

The cooling centre will be available Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to residents seeking a reprieve from the heat. Residents will be informed when the cooling station is open through our social media channels and website.

Residents will be screened when they arrive, be provided with an area to rest and will be required...

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - June 7, 2021

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 09:19 AM

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that conditions are ideal over the next few days for the development of severe thunderstorms. Showers with possible risk of thunderstorms may begin later this afternoon and continue through Wednesday. 

Intense rainfall associated with these thunderstorms may result in flooding of low lying areas. All watercourses in our area may experience higher than normal water levels and flows.  As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous,...