Oh, No Canada!

How many things wrong can you find with The Town of Aurora’s Canada Day poster? Well yes, there is the fact they can’t even get the date right. Is Canada Day Saturday July 1st or Sunday July 1st? But let’s leave aside that no one in the Corporate Communications caught that glaring error before they […]

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The sea was angry that day, my friends – like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.

Back in June of 2014 I predicted that the province would swallow up Ballard whole. It did, like a whale. And now it’s poised to spit him out. Unlike 4 years ago, Ballard isn’t shopping around cheesy selfies with Premiere Wynne, this go around the distancing may not be as drastic as some OLP candidates, […]

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play it as it lies

For the past 16 years, the Aurora Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic has been held out of town at Silver Lakes in East Gwillimbury. Somehow none of the golf courses in Aurora, including the recently closed Highland Gate Golf Club, St. Andrews Valley, Magna, Lebovic, or Westview were appropriate for holding such an event and all lost out on years of business. If there […]

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the path of least resistance

Earlier this month The Auroran reported on council’s decision to adopt a Complete Streets policy to ensure transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire street network for all road users, not only motorists. We learn from this September 2017 piece in the Era Banner that Aurora has 213km of sidewalks, expanding to 241 […]

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(cough) the record

Thanks to Clr. Kim we learn from the April 10th council meeting that there are no meeting minutes of the Joint Ops monitoring task force. Kim goes one further to state, and rightly so that even when there are minutes, they are not reflective of the discussion that took place.  You can watch it here on the […]

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