Let’s talk about the financial implications of the $45,000 clear garbage bags program on the Town of Aurora taxpayers’ money. According to the Town $45,000 is an insignificant investment of taxpayers’ money into this ‘innovative’ environmental initiative. Of course costs are insignificant because the number is not seven figures. The cost may be insignificant for …

I am convinced that what happened to Target Stores in Canada since opening in 2013 is going to be a new trend in the retail industry. If it doesn’t work – pull the plug immediately. Target Stores Canada aggressively set up 133 nationwide stores promising Canadians to ‘Expect More. Pay Less’. Now after two years …

Almost every day I drive by the building and just hit me that this is all what is left of Reebok in Town. “What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, …

According to the Town of Aurora the clear garbage bag program is a household waste diversion program. It will require Aurora residents to switch from opaque (usually black/green) garbage bags to clear (translucent) garbage bags. The purpose of the program is to divert items away from the garbage which belong in the recycling blue box, …

I have done so much thinking, reading, researching and contemplating about Aurora’s soon to be implemented clear garbage bag program, that I came to one very simple conclusion: the Town of Aurora does not need to spend $45,000 on a clear garbage bag program. Actually, the Town of Aurora needs to invest their time into …

Actions speak volumes but some actions may send the wrong message. Last week I read an interesting development in the local news about an Aurora resident who reported that he mailed his trash to Green for Life Environmental Corporation (GFL) after they failed to pick it up curbside. The resident not only mailed the trash …

We have a newly elected Aurora Town Council for the 2014-2018 Municipal Term. A month passed since the Town of Aurora Municipal elections took place on October 27th, 2014. On December 2nd, 2014 Aurora officially commenced the new 2014-2018 Municipal Term with the Aurora Inaugural Meeting of Aurora Town Council at Aurora Town Hall. Mayor Geoffrey Dawe along with Cllr John …

For the third time this year, the Town of Aurora Town Hall council chamber was completely filled with members of our community. Perhaps this is due to the fast growing community that we’ve become. Perhaps we have more issues. On November 24, 2014 Highland Gate community gathered at the Town Hall on the subject of Club Link’s closure …

Lack of knowledge can definitely lead to lack of engagement within our community. How many times in the last few months have I heard from friends and residents, ‘I can’t vote’, ‘I will not vote’ and ‘I am not sure if I should be voting this year just because I don’t have time to do my research’. …

Sometimes when driving to school every morning my six year old would be looking out the window and would ask me, ‘why do we have so many signs everywhere’. After I explained why, he would follow with ‘what is a vote?’ Then once he understood what a vote is, he would ask ‘and who are you …