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AuroraToday joins our growing network of local news sites

Launched this morning, our new sister site in Aurora will be dedicated to telling the stories that matter most: the ones closest to home

Our Village has grown again.

Village Media, the local news company that operates this community website, has added another Ontario news source to its roster:

Launched this morning, AuroraToday is Village Media’s 25th owned-and-operated local news outlet in the province, joining York Region sister site NewmarketToday and multiple news sources in neighbouring Simcoe County, including BradfordToday, BarrieToday and OrilliaMatters.

Our roster also includes The Trillium, the largest team of Queen's Park journalists covering provincial politics and policy at the Ontario Legislature.

The editor of AuroraToday is Debora Kelly, an award-winning journalist and senior editorial leader with over three decades of experience in journalism in every community in York Region. Her extensive time in the industry has entrenched her belief that local news media has a crucial role to play in building strong and vibrant communities.

Joining her on the team is Bailey Moreton, a talented reporter who grew up in Stouffville before working for newspapers in Scotland and British Columbia, and at a radio station in Yellowknife. He is excited to return to his roots.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to bring deeply local coverage to Aurora, finding and telling the stories that connect us — from the important news that directly impacts your life, to the community champions who make us feel good about living and working in our community," says Kelly.

Born digital, Village Media’s free and accessible websites are designed to be super-fast and easy to navigate, whether you’re on a phone, computer or tablet. More importantly, each site is a trusted source of accurate, fact-based journalism and other important information, including weather reports, obituaries and classifieds.

“When done with purpose and passion, local journalism has the power to connect and inform communities like nothing else can,” says Michael Friscolanti, the Editor-in-Chief of Village Media. “We introduce you to fascinating neighbours and celebrate local triumphs, but we also ask the tough questions and hold decision-makers to account. When local news thrives, everyone benefits.”

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