The impact of growth is starting to surface not just with increased traffic in the Town of Aurora but now with decreased levels of service and not even at reduced costs. When there is any type of service level reduction in the Town – that is usually a pretty good sign that the Town is …

We anxiously waited for the bell to ring. It wasn’t a modern ring either. It sounded like a giant telephone ringing. Once it rang it echoed throughout the walls of my old elementary school back in late 70’s. The big flaked snow behind the window was falling straight down and it was filling every black …

A petition I definitely participated in, “Hydro One: Eliminate Unfair Fees and the HST From our Bills, and Remove Inaccurate ‘Smart Meters’ from the Province of Ontario.” I am glad that serious and aggressive action is being taken against Hydro One. I am also glad that technology allows us to have a means to voice our …

Right after our breakfast almost every Saturday we are out of the house. Today we visited the indoor Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair at the Aurora Cultural Centre. We had plans for public skating at the Town Park but there was a bit too much snow. It looked like people skating at the park …

I am concerned. The latest news with regards to the one-way trip to Mars in 2024 caught my attention, ”Mars One: 6 Canadians make short list for 1-way trip to Mars.” Honestly, I think that is more like a suicide mission but then who knows. As a human race we have made extraordinary technological advances …

Arctic Adventure is the Aurora Family Day event celebrated at the Town Park each year. All the fun winter activities are geared mainly towards children. Lots of fun activities are guaranteed every year. No matter how cold it is every year we make a point to attend this event at the Town Park. It is good to get out …

Perhaps I underestimated him that day. “Why are you smiling?” I often ask. “What are you thinking about?” I curiously ask again if he does not respond. He is six years old but there is a lot going on in that little head of his. He won’t tell me. “Nothing,” is his usual reply. At that …

The Community Arboretum is definitely covered under a much thicker blanket of snow now.  During the summer a few walkers and bikers would shout a friendly hello at me. During the winter I have seen no one yet. However, it would be a total understatement to say ‘no one in the winter‘ because based on the amount …

I told her ‘how much I missed photographing people‘. The last few months all I have been mainly doing is photographing buildings going down and buildings going up in our Town. Everything is changing so fast around us. I often forget that I am changing too. So last Wednesday night I packed my photo equipment …

It was a long time ago. With awe I listened to Father Joe Gorman’s story while attending mass at Our Lady of Grace church. This was not just another sermon that I had to patiently sit through and occasionally wonder when it would end. Father Joe Gorman wasn’t the pastor of Our Lady of Grace parish back then.  It was …