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Broken and protected. Why is that so? I am referring to a fallen tree still partially alive on the Magna property on Wellington Street, just West of Leslie Street. My friend once told me, it signifies something. She told me Frank Stronach is a nice guy. She implied that I go and talk to him about the tree and …

I did attend two Highland Gate Golf Development public meetings. It is going to be an interesting development in our community; I think. Majority are not in favour of the proposed residential and high density development on the former Highland Gate Golf Club; closed down November 9th, 2014. If the development goes through, then majority are …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. It’s nice to hear good news. Good news on a Friday night with a glass of wine in hand is even better. Good news on a fine Friday night with a glass of wine and the sun warming your week-worn face would be best, but we shouldn’t get greedy now. …

Is it marihuana or marijuana? While Health Canada is having difficulties deciding on the spelling for the plant also known as Cannabis, here in the Town of Aurora our Town Council will be reviewing potential land parcels for Medical Marihuana Production Facilities (MMPF) and deciding on appropriate Zoning By-Laws. On April 8th, 2015 an Aurora Public Planning meeting was held just for that …

I confess I eat out at McDonald’s. We as a family eat out at McDonald’s. The most visited by us is the one visible from Yonge Street in Aurora. We hang out on the second floor. I like to watch Yonge Street through the window. The view of the Cenotaph gently dressed with the surrounding tall trees …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. My husband still secretly pines for an oak tree. A big, beautiful, majestic oak tree. He’s leaning towards a red oak as he’s always loved them. We planted one at the old house, right out on the sprawling lawn of our post-war bungalow. I suspect he still drives by from …

Why darkness at night is necessary: “Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a study published today confirms.” Read More … Light Pollution

Let people influence the municipal change: “A citizen-centric perspective to the smart city vision puts the power in the hands of the people: they choose what services they want to use and participate in government by discovering the information and influencing municipal change.” Read More … Smart Cities

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 …

It was Halloween night nineteen ninety seven when we moved to Aurora, Ontario and we have been living in Aurora ever since – same dwelling, same street, different neighbours and changed landscapes. Knock, knock. A boy that must have been about three years old, dressed in a yellow fireman suit, stood in front of our …