It Pays To Advertise

On May 12th a pharmacy on Yonge Street in Aurora was robbed of thousands of dollars worth of powerful narcotics.  The pharmacist is quoted in the Banner article claimed the robbers were very quick and seemed to know what they were doing. And how would said robbers know that this establishment carried narcotics? Well the […]

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In No-Good Company

The banner on the Town of Aurora’s YouTube channel features shiny happy people accompanied by the towns’ slogan: Designed to give the feel-good impression that these are the kinds of people you find in Aurora, it is one that is likely accepted without a second glance. There’s one small problem.  The cheesy image that’s been selected […]

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nothing to see here

It’s Emergency Preparedness Week which means here in Aurora it’s time to go on my annual search for a revised edition of the Town’s Crisis Communications Plan. A fruitless quest that I’ve posted on in 2015 and 2014. Why bother? Well, even as of today I have been unable to obtain confirmation via the town’s […]

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premature e-tabulation

In an advanced notice of proposed procurement for Electronic Polls issued back in March, Elections Canada stated that they have no plans to introduce electronic casting or counting of votes due to the fact that there has yet to be an implementation of an EPB solution at the scale required to support Elections Canada’s needs. […]

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pick of the litter

Participating in the annual clean up day this past Saturday left me wondering why the Town of Aurora would turn such an opportunity for waste diversion into one of waste relocation. Upon signing up for a route I was handed a single plastic garbage bag. WTF? If you’re going to all the trouble to organize and […]

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We’ll call you Mike

  According to the curator with the Aurora Hysterical Society: “There is a lot of debate about Vimy amongst historians on whether or not the Battle was significant or if we have over-glorified it. At the time, I don’t think it was seen as this nation-defining moment we see now.” Oh really? Canada’s 8th Prime […]

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