Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Visiting Merlin's Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson's garden, I always stumble upon something new. My latest easy find, a Yellow Crab Spider crawling over a purple Iris. No camouflage here. Perhaps it was an accidental landing as these yellow...
Peter Cameron's pictures from 2004 of the St. Johns Sideroad reconstruction project certainly bring back memories. What was once a two lane, non illuminated, country road is now a four lane road with a major railway crossing, a spectacular McKenzie Marsh boardwalk on the North side of...
Today birding at the Aurora boardwalk on St. John's sideroad. Birds are in a full swing, hovering over our gardens, trails and perhaps every street of Aurora. Singing away. Yes, nest making and long anticipated mating or even hatching season is happening now. Trees are filling in...
Town
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Striving for simplicity in a brand name town? What is that? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to simplify life. Not just the obvious stuff. Not just the: get a maid for home, home chef and personal shopper approach. But...
Wiarton Willie
Wiarton Willie, who is he anyway? What - a prognosticator groundhog, future weather-teller? I have not really paid attention to Wiarton Willie since I arrived in Canada back in the late 80’s. However, when I heard that on Groundhog Day February 2nd, 2014 Wiarton Willie predicted six more weeks...
It is a matter of time and the Aurora Community Arboretum will be green again. However, having said that we must first wait for the winter signs to go away. We had an extra long winter this year and still a lot of ice and snow left...
Mother's Day
Mother's Day visit reminiscing. Merlin's Hollow English garden, what can I say, it's a garden full of hidden flowering treasures, crawling and flying creatures, and calming nature sounds. Okay, once in a while a crow interrupts with a sound equivalent to a drum beat. "No two...
Trees in the Aurora Heritage Conservation District. Few years ago when I made stopover at near St. John's Sideroad and Leslie Street area I have noticed a line of marked trees with a numbered metal tag. I thought - some kind of protection numbering system for the...
Mallard duck the most familiar bird in the Town of Aurora beside the Canada Goose. Mallards at play at the Atkinson Wetland boardwalk on St. John's Sideroad (South Side).
Soaring Red-Tailed Hawk over St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club. Enjoy the snow because it is not going to last. Spring in Aurora is in fact around the corner. I know that for those driving everyday snow storm is not something you call a fun. I know how it is...

Aurora Council Term 2018-2022

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