Thursday, January 23, 2020
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...
The Aurora Council Meeting Agenda for this Tuesday October 27, 2015 will cover many items but there are a couple of items of interest that we thought to share. Consider the Notice of Motion by Cllr Kim proposing changes to the Town's Procurement Policy...
I am concerned with Aurora's Emerald Ash Borer Management. I did a lot of reading in the past few days and it bothers me because I am not sure what is the Town's clear objective, to wipe out the Emerald Ash Borer population in the Town of Aurora or...
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...
Frank Stronach
Broken and protected. Why is that so? I am referring to a fallen tree still partially alive on the Magna property on Wellington Street, just West of Leslie Street. My friend once told me, it signifies something. She told me Frank Stronach is a nice guy. She implied that I go...
Writ
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Ah the heady, golden days of August. The garden has peaked; there’s enough summer behind us to have long forgotten that nasty thing called winter, enough of it ahead of us to be mired in a hazy bliss. Somewhere outside a lawnmower...
Voice of Aurora Radio
Yes, people of Aurora, if they build the Voice of Aurora Radio Station (FM), will you listen? Well, this dream somehow worked in the fictional movie Field of Dreams, where the main character heard a voice whispering to him "If you build it, he will come." However, the...
Trees
A proposal to remove 48 trees coming. A few weeks passed since the June 23rd, 2015 Aurora Town Council meeting. I am bothered. I am bothered a lot 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...
A few weeks ago in a matter of a few hours a white crane standing at the Joint Operations Centre was gone. It was quite a sight to watch the construction crane taken apart, section by section, and loaded onto trucks. Yes, I was in the Aurora Community Arboretum when that...
Over the course of the past few months it has not been an exciting time for the Town of Aurora. Definitely, business retention has been an issue. A couple of weeks ago, after operating for decades in the Town of Aurora, one of our successful and high-profile businesses in Town, Magna International, located off...

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 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....
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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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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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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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