Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Canopy of Lights Aurora
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 strings of lights are still on the tree, so I hope that someone, someday will...
Ward System
I always thought that my parents had better service from the politicians in their community. My parents rarely follow local politics, but it seems like local politics often follow them. They vote and they live where the ward system is implemented. On a regular basis their Councillor will drop by...
Aurora Recreational Cannabis
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. It wasn’t the studying I disliked - I disliked the tests. In fact, the major...
Perhaps after his intriguingly colourful international trip to India, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needed a safe place to hide; a place where he would be in good company. It is just my honest assumption that this is what he was looking for. The criteria probably being...
Road Salt
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...
Aurora Ward System
Yes, Town of Aurora residents will be voting at the polls if they are in favour of a ward system. Sometimes I ask myself why the interest in politics. I don’t have any particular desire to be a politician, but I am for an ambiguous reason drawn to...
Tree Removal Policy
Tree removal policy for Aurora, exactly how effective? I always thought that the shiny metal tag with an engraved number and attached to the tree trunk meant something. More like this tree will be preserved or never be cut down. My imagination runs wild sometimes since I am always...
Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that attacks Ash trees and it is a big concern. "Ash wood is used to make various tools, handles, baseball and softball bats and bows. It also makes very good firewood. Ash trees are also perfect material for old fashion shafts...
APL All Candidates Meeting
APL All Candidates Meeting, Council Candidates, Municipal Elections 2018: Today on September 30th, 2018 at Aurora Town Hall, Aurora Public Library hosted a Municipal Elections 2018 All Candidates Meeting. The following are presentations by the sixteen (16) Aurora Council candidates. Read about the...
Town Hall
We would like to introduce a new post series on our Town Politics focus page - highlights from Aurora Council Meetings 'Reporting From Town Hill'. The topic will have a cartoon and will highlight general ideas covered in Council Meetings. But first, let us...

Aurora Council Term 2018-2022

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....
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...
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 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....
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