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If given the opportunity, people will walk with kids to the nearest play places, go shopping, or go to work by means of transportation other than by car. Governments on all levels promote the use of more local public transit to reduce the number of cars on the road and thus reduce traffic and pollution. Our …

Election sign ‘clutter‘ is undeniably an opportunity for election sign vandalism. I recall we had plenty of both, a plethora of signs and vandalism here in Aurora during the municipal elections back in 2014. It definitely wasn’t hard to notice the visual clutter of signs everywhere. Wherever I glanced there was an army of campaign signs …

Fences make good neighbours. Seriously? It doesn’t seem like that in Aurora. In reality, I think most of us know why fences make good neighbours. When we moved to our first new home here in Aurora we didn’t have a fence installed right away. Our first issue living in a new home was unfortunately with …

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 …

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 …