Monday, July 13, 2020
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...
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...
Christmas
It would shortly be Christmas and all through the dayI was thinking and wondering what I should say.The world was so different; it was quite a surprise.Should l be honest; would that be wise. The Middle East mess can keep me up at night,And...
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...
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I made an impulse purchase the other day. A cabbage. A gorgeous, enormous green cabbage. Who impulse buys a cabbage you may ask? Well, apparently that would be me. I just couldn’t help myself. The lovely pale apple green;...
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...
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...
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
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...

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