Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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...
Goal
"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive."~ Jamais Cascio
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,...
Multiculturalism
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Thoughts on multiculturalism, and cake. Have you ever gotten to the party, after the cake was served? You knew they had cake, but you didn’t get to eat it. I feel a bit like that right now. As drops of...
Aurora's Concerts
Yes, this is pretty much how Aurora's Concerts in the Park look like in motion every Wednesday night all summer. Performance clips by DESIRE The International U2 Tribute Act.
"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...
Jazz+
By John Abel, Aurora ON. On Saturday (Aug 4, 2012) the busiest day of the festival, the organizers of the Aurora Jazz+ Festival 2012 scheduled a special presentation to take place prior to the final act of the night. Taking part by invitation were MP Lois Brown,...
"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together." ~ Malcolm Forbes
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...
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.

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...
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....
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 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....
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...
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