Thursday, November 21, 2019
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  For reasons that eludes me, we are fond of describing tracts of land as “belts.” There’s America’s rust belt and the bible belt. Up here we have the snow belt and the ever contentious Ontario Greenbelt. Ah yes…the greenbelt.
I accidentally killed a fish. It was a goldfish, and it was a long time ago. My sister gave me one of her's to take home. It didn’t occur to her that I knew very little about fish in general. At home I placed my new friend...
A great efficiency opportunity for the Town of Aurora. Eventually more salt on the secondary roads. Less spring cleaning, less sand dust. Less work for public service employees, thus less money spent. Aurora is switching to 100% road salt application and closing the loop on all the secondary roads this winter. Do...
A few weeks passed since the June 23rd, 2015 Aurora Town Council meeting. I am bothered. I am bothered alot by the almost unanimous vote (by one) for the permit application MV-2015-05A-C to cut down forty-eight trees and potentially damage another sixteen trees in the process of building a...
I don’t get it. I really don’t. A few months ago the Town of Aurora was determined to implement a clear garbage bag program; a form of garbage diversion. It was supposed to be a good thing. It was supposed to be a ‘social responsibility’ thing. The focus was on...
It is an observation, but I think that Town of Aurora is applying road salt a little excessively. Salt, in general is a good ingredient that enriches various aspects of our lives; however like everything else, high concentrations of salt can be detrimental to us and the...
After months of deliberation finally the controversial clear garbage bag program has come to an end. On March 10th, 2015 Aurora Town Council voted against the clear garbage bag program. I am glad that the majority of Aurora Town Council listened to residents who were against it, including...
By Paul McIntosh, Aurora ON. It doesn’t take long here in Aurora as you drive around in and just outside of town before you see them, the trees. Rising up and providing a glorious spectacle of green throughout the warmer months and a dazzling...
Michael Suddard commented on our post 'What is the Clear Garbage Bag Program – My Understanding'.  With his permission his comment from last week was converted to the blog post, see below.  Michael was a long-time resident of Town of Aurora before moving to Ottawa.  We can always count...
I have done so much thinking, reading, researching and contemplating about Aurora's soon to be implemented clear garbage bag program, that I came to one very simple conclusion: the Town of Aurora does not need to spend $45,000 on a clear garbage bag program. Actually, the Town of...