Thursday, May 28, 2020
Today, the feeling of hot summer days can only be duplicated by wearing a winter jacket and boots. But last summer, I recall the hot days and cool, sometimes sticky, music-filled evenings at the Town Park - Aurora's Concerts in the Park. I was on a mission to...
I told her 'how much I missed photographing people'. The last few months all I have been mainly doing is photographing buildings going down and buildings going up in our Town. Everything is changing so fast around us. I often forget that I am changing too. So...
Winter Blues Festival
The Aurora Winter Blues Festival 2015: http://www.aurorawinterbluesfestival.ca. What’s Up Aurora is a short video clip showcasing Town of Aurora, Ontario a community event or a community moment. The "What's up Aurora? Aurora Winter Blues Festival 2015" video duration is 2:55 min. Watch this video on YouTube. Filmed at...
Platinum Blonde performance on September 6th during Aurora's 2014 Ribfest.  Glass Tiger concert the night before was cancelled due to thunderstorm that rocked Aurora instead.
Winter Blues
Filmed at the Town Hall, Aurora, Ontario. This was a promotional appearance inside the Aurora Council chambers during the February 25th, 2014. It looked like it was endorsed by all the Council members. It was unbelievable how nice the saxophone sounded in the chambers. It amazing.
It was a short to the point positive review. “It was better than I expected,” my eight-year old said while strapping himself into a seat-belt in the back of the car. He wasn’t sure what a multicultural festival meant when we defined it to him. He didn’t...
Jared Lutes, an award winning Canadian songwriter from Atlantic Canada, performed last Wednesday at Aurora's Concerts in the Park. His performance was a nice reminder of my annual road trip with my family to Atlantic Canada this summer, more specifically a road trip to beautiful Prince Edward...
Last Wednesday on July 29 The Wheat Kings took over the band-shell to pay a tribute to "The Tragically Hip" band. Great performance! There is this group on Facebook called I Grew Up in Aurora. Members of the group obviously lived in Aurora or are from Aurora and...
"I know they're not real," then she said, "you can't scare me," while walking through the candy shop. Kudos to this little brave person. You brought smiles to our faces! Every year on the Saturday evening before Halloween, a small portion of Sheppard's Bush...
Books, books everywhere. That's what I see first for every visit to our local Aurora Public Library; however, not always will I leave our library with a book in my hand. Books will continue to shape the interior look of our libraries, at least for some time,...

Aurora Council Term 2018-2022

Motor Vehicle Collision

CYFS Motor Vehicle Collision Cost-Recovery Program Roll-Out

Starting January 2020 the Central York Fire Services (CYFS) will be rolling out a 2-year Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) cost-recovery pilot program that will allow CYFS to charge at-fault driver’s insurance company...
Town of Aurora

Town of Aurora 2019 Year in Review, My Perspective

Let me reflect on the Town of Aurora 2019 year in review from my perspective. I've decided to share below some of the highlights that caught my attention. Year...
Canopy of Lights Aurora

Canopy of Lights – Approved Yes, Feasible Maybe

It has been about two or three years since the Christmas tree on St. John’s Sideroad, just West of Yonge Street, was last illuminated. Driving by many times I noticed that the...
Aurora Recreational Cannabis

Aurora Recreational Cannabis Economy Will Be Booming

Perhaps it is the science part of the political science field that fascinates me the most. When I graduated from engineering over 20 years ago I remember telling myself, no more tests....
COVID-19

Will Aurora Council Increase Water Rates during COVID-19 State of Emergency?

Prompted by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the declared State of Emergency, this week the Town of Aurora will be conducting its first ever electronic Council meeting. The meeting...
Aurora Council

Aurora Council, Term 2018-2022, Installed and Working

It is hard to believe that I actually survived four years sitting at the Aurora Council meetings, at the Council Chambers and watched religiously Aurora General Committee, Council and Public Planning meetings....
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