Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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...
My memories of the St. John's sideroad open farmed fields are slowly fading away (Lundy Farm). Less and less I hear from some of my acquaintances, "it used to be such a nice relaxing drive between Bayview and Leslie." Take a drive, no longer can one feel...
Beautiful views of the Oak trees in the morning fog, both located at the Aurora Community Arboretum. Look out from parking lot of the Aurora Off Leash Dog Park on Industrial Parkway. "Opportunities are...
Green, very green in the Aurora Community Arboretum. My work was somehow rudely interrupted by a mouse. That not so tiny grey furry creature zoomed under the Muskoka chair I was sitting on, and disappeared (nature's magic). Well, it was really my pouring 'green' thoughts that were interrupted....
Birding
Birding in the Town of Aurora is fun, especially in the spring. Yes, spring is finally here. Birds are here. Tiny flowers starting to poke their heads to reach out for the sun. Not much of green grass but it will fill in anytime soon. Trees starting...
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...
Dandelion, aha. One morning I was driving on McMaster Avenue (Town of Aurora) near the hydro lines and I noticed a beautiful and healthy as ever field full of dandelions. One might think we had a very harsh and damaging winter and yet here is this beautiful...
Enjoy While It Lasts, Sheppard's Bush in Fall Colours. Here I am again. I submerged myself tirelessly in federal politics for 78 long days and now I emerged just in time for the beautiful fall colours. They say shades of green are therapeutic. Perhaps yellows, oranges and...
Super moon
Super moon, tonight is the record braking full moon, in fact the biggest in 68 years. Enjoy! If you out there in Aurora Ontario look up.

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 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...
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