Thursday, January 23, 2020
Canada Post
Canada Post, a crown corporation, first announced phase-out of door-to-door mail delivery, then recorded profits in the following year (Canada Post flips to $194M profit in 2014).  And now Canada Post might just win the next battle (Canada Post and Hamilton will square off in court at the end...
Medical Marihuana
Is it marihuana or marijuana? While Health Canada is having difficulties deciding on the spelling for the plant also known as Cannabis, here in the Town of Aurora our Town Council will be reviewing potential land parcels for Medical Marihuana Production Facilities (MMPF) and deciding on appropriate Zoning By-Laws. On April 8th, 2015...
AFLC
On April 14, 2015 during the Special Council Meeting for the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) renovation issues, an angry AFLC member shouted at the Town of Aurora Mayor, "you work for me." I am not sure if I agree with him. Perhaps in principle the Mayor is working for us....
Youth Centre
The Youth Centre project that involved renovating Aurora Family Leisure Complex on Industrial Parkway was clearly an important decision at the same time it became an urgent matter. Last term, creating the Youth Centre definitely became an urgent matter just because there were plans for youth for over 10 years...
Aurora Family Leisure Complex
The Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC) renovation has become a topic of concern for many Aurora residents.  The AFLC was closed for renovations for more than a year and re-opened February 28, 2015.  Public concerns being voiced include lack of communication, misunderstanding of the needs, poor planning, and project mismanagement.  The main issues seem...
McDonald's Food
I confess I eat out at McDonald’s. I like McDonald's food. We as a family eat out at McDonald’s. The most visited by us is the one visible from Yonge Street in Aurora. We hang out on the second floor. I like to watch Yonge Street through the window. The...
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...
Clear Garbage Bag Program
A diversion term is a simply an activity where something is redirected from its main course. A waste diversion rate is a percentage of how much of that ‘something’ was redirected or deflected from its main course. In the waste management, waste diversion is...
Clear Garbage Bag
No doubt that the majority of  the Town of Aurora residents are resisting the clear garbage bag program scheduled for implementation this summer. Despite the public resistance it was clear that during the General Committee meeting at the Town Hall on March 03, 2015 the majority of...
Aurora Winter Maintenance
The impact of growth is starting to surface not just with increased traffic in the Town of Aurora but now with decreased levels of Aurora winter maintenance service and not even at reduced costs. When there is any type of service level reduction in the Town -...

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....
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...
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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