Monday, February 17, 2020
"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...
Goal
"Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive."~ Jamais Cascio
Festival
By John Abel, Aurora ON. Aurora’s Historic Town Park was the venue for the Aurora Jazz+ Festival 2012 for the 4th straight year. For over 100 years our Town Park has served as a focal point for community events. That’s easy to see when...
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,...
Ice Man
Christmas Down the sweeping stretch of time it comesthrough eons of water, ice and fire.Scraped earth is sifted, covered with rubble and swamp,then prairie grasses, bold flowers and towering treesthat stand as majestic and mighty as gods.Tiny creatures, that crawl in the coming...
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...
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 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...
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;...
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...

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...
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....
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 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....
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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