Monday, August 3, 2020
Forest
Last week on the way home from Arctic Adventure at the Town Park we drove by the construction site near our home on St. John's sideroad just East of Leslie Street, Town of Aurora. My five year old immediately spotted new homes sales office and a big...
Black Bear
A black bear was killed by York Regional Police in Newmarket, Ontario; breaking news on June 1st, 2015. The black bear death news made headlines on almost all major news networks probably across the nation, if the bear only new, CTV, Global, CBC had the coverage; and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We are currently experiencing heavy May (2017) showers, that according to the weatherman will continue until Sunday. Potential spring flooding. So far, not too cold and not too warm, just perfect temperature for a steady unveiling of spring's greens. The green picture is being painted as we...
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).
Let the spirit of Christmaswarm your homewith love, joy and peace.Have a Merry Christmas ! Living in Aurora Aurora Community Arboretum Accents 2016 The beautiful winter season...

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...
Aurora Council

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Motor Vehicle Collision

CYFS Motor Vehicle Collision Cost-Recovery Program Roll-Out

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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...
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