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During the April 18, 2017 General Committee meeting, Aurora Town staff presented recommendations to our Town Council to consider moving forward with internet-voting only as an alternative voting method for the next Municipal Elections 2018. The majority of our Town Council opposed the idea. In the video here you can watch the interesting round table …

The Aurora Council Meeting Agenda for this Tuesday October 27, 2015 will cover many items but there are a couple of items of interest that we thought to share. Consider the Notice of Motion by Cllr Kim [2015-10-27 Council Agenda, pg. 52] proposing changes to the Town’s Procurement Policy in attempt to address issues raised …

The NDP leader Thomas Mulcair on his campaign trail on September 8th, 2015 announced his intention to fund the Canadian aerospace industry. He pledges that it will cost Canada $160 million over four years, of course if he wins. The NDP claims, “… the NDP will provide stable, sustainable long term support for Canada’s aerospace industry. …

In the past we did link to an article that defined the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB); however, this current post from Torontoist may be even more interesting. The Ontario Municipal Board, or OMB, is a quasi-judicial body that hears land-use planning disputes, and is especially controversial in Toronto. In its own words, the OMB is …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Ah the heady, golden days of August. The garden has peaked; there’s enough summer behind us to have long forgotten that nasty thing called winter, enough of it ahead of us to be mired in a hazy bliss. Somewhere outside a lawnmower hums, bees hover around the black-eyed Susans; the …

Yes, people of Aurora, if they build the Voice of Aurora Community FM Radio Station, will you listen? Well, this dream somehow worked in the fictional movie Field of Dreams, where the main character heard a voice whispering to him “If you build it, he will come.” However, the Voice of Aurora community radio dream …

A few weeks passed since the June 23rd, 2015 Aurora Town Council meeting. I am bothered. I am bothered alot by the almost unanimous vote (by one) for the permit application MV-2015-05A-C to cut down forty-eight trees and potentially damage another sixteen trees in the process of building a new accessible home that would accommodate a …

A few weeks ago in a matter of a few hours a white crane standing at the Joint Operations Centre was gone. It was quite a sight to watch the construction crane taken apart, section by section, and loaded onto trucks. Yes, I was in the Aurora Community Arboretum when that happened on June 9th, 2015. Since it took …

Public opinion poll results: “The recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding prayer at public meetings has touched off a national debate over the place of God in civic life, and the possible ways governments should amend the long tradition of starting meetings with heads bowed. The latest public opinion poll from the Angus Reid …

Over the course of the past few months it has not been an exciting time for the Town of Aurora. Definitely, business retention has been an issue. A couple of weeks ago, after operating for decades in the Town of Aurora, one of our successful and high-profile businesses in Town, Magna International, located off Wellington Street (actually located on Stronach Blvd, probably …