Back at the start of the Pandemic something called “ExploreAurora” was initiated by the Aurora Business Continuity Task Force and managed by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
It is a ghost town, yet if you can make it through the tumbleweeds to the About section it claims that this online guide will include “real time updates”.
No updates are posted to the site reflecting the multiple Aurora businesses that are charged for violating public health protcols.
Are we supposed to pretend everything is fine when it is clearly laid out in black and white that it is not?
The site suggests that we “all be “flexible and supportive”.
Who says we are not? Perhaps it is not the shoppers that need to be reminded but the businesses themselves.
Not all businesses are equal and not all of them are “in this together”. Some local businesses show blatant disregard for health regulations, with a few being charged multiple times.
But no one (not the local paper, not the Chamber of Commerce, not the Town of Aurora and not the Mayor) is identifying these businesses in a clear, concise and timely fashion to properly inform potential shoppers.
So I will continue where I left off on my previous post with the reports from December 14th – January 3rd found on the York Region website:
From December 21th to 27th, 2020 3 out of 9 or 33% of the charges in all of York Region were to Aurora businesses, including:
This is the 2nd charge for that Metro location.
From December 14th to 20th, 2020:
This is the 2nd charge for this Walmart location.
15 separate charges and no one wants to acknowledge a single one of them?
Hiding these facts from the public is an act of deception and the town of Aurora seriously needs to jettison its slogan “we’re in good company” because it is obvious we are not.
If you are going to explore aurora don’t just take things at face value and shop local.
Shop smart, and shop safe.