Thursday, August 13, 2020
Christmas Poem
A Christmas Poem 2018 Christmas is coming and my thoughts to Scrooge stray.He's a much maligned fellow whom we should praise to-day.I see that you doubt me, but don't turn away. Did he waste? Not a shilling, not a penny nor...
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.
"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...
By John Abel. Let me write about local Aurora talent today. Each community has it’s own unique identity. Subtle, between neighboring communities, but as we pass through regions and the provinces there are significant, distinct differences. When I was in Halifax last year, I...
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...
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...
Ice Man
The Ice Man Soft air, wine sweet with heady, floral scent,slippery seeds of watermelon season,sidewalks fry-an-egg sizzling hot,and then came the ice wagon. Mr. Case, on his high seat,coming down Kennedy Streetover the hot, chewable-soft tar,wearing his deer skin apron.With...
Living
We had some fun at the Society of York Region Artists 2015 Exhibit at Aurora Cultural Centre. Perhaps I underestimated him that day. “Why are you smiling?” I often ask. “What are you thinking about?” I curiously ask again if he does not respond. He is six years...
Elizabeth Hearn
Christmas comes and then it’s gone,We light some candles sing some songs.And add our hopes for peace on earth -For food for all and jobs of worth.The world’s a mess I realize -Our precious earth, our heavenly prize.I’d like to look in leaders’ eyesAnd say, “It’s time...
A perfect pit stop for graffiti artists, an abandoned industrial building near the rail tracks. Not sure if the industrial building that is seen from Industrial Parkway here in Aurora, near Sheppard's Bush Conservation area, is abandoned. Maybe it isn't. It is however a deteriorated white building,...

Aurora Council Term 2018-2022

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...
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Aurora Recreational Cannabis Economy Will Be Booming

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Aurora Council, Term 2018-2022, Installed and Working

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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...
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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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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...
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