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I always thought that my parents had better service from the politicians in their community. My parents rarely follow local politics, but it seems like local politics often follow them. They vote. On a regular basis their Councillor will drop by and knock on the door. They are used to the visits. These visits are regular and not just …

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Have the streets seemed a little emptier to you lately? Have you noticed a decided drop in how many grumpy, grizzled faces glare across the icy expanse of the gas station; how very quiet everything seems? It can appear, at this time, that the entire town has taken part in …

No doubt that the majority of  the Town of Aurora residents are resisting the clear garbage bag program scheduled for implementation this summer. Despite the public resistance it was clear that during the General Committee meeting at the Town Hall on March 03, 2015 the majority of the Aurora Town Council were in favour of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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’. …

Yes, Town of Aurora residents will be voting at the polls if they are in favour of a ward system. Sometimes I ask myself why the interest in politics. I don’t have any particular desire to be a politician, but I am for an ambiguous reason drawn to our local politics. Perhaps it is the dynamics …