What better way then to celebrate Canada’s 150 in Aurora then to sing along to a 52 year old American musical. One the film’s only Canadian star, Christopher Plummer aptly nicknamed “The Sound of Mucus.” And because it will be held at a venue that is not built to accommodate such activity you can be sure […]Read more "The halls are alive with the sound of stupid"
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. […]Read more "premature e-tabulation"
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 […]Read more "pick of the litter"
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 […]Read more "We’ll call you Mike"
Significant resources were exhausted to develop and approve the Town of Aurora’s strategic plan in 2012 A plan the Former CAO emphasized would not sit on a shelf but be a living document. To track implementation, a report card was issued back in April of 2014 and on page 2 it reads: The Strategic Plan […]Read more "I love it when a plan comes together"
With a dearth of large-scale shovel-ready projects on the horizon the crowning achievement of Mayor La de Dawe’s two terms in office will be the deplorable roll out of the Town of Aurora’s Joint O(o)ps center. From a site selection which resulted in significant soil issues, a public consultation that amassed a headcount of under 10 people. […]Read more "under a green roof"
Clr. Mrakas motion on the Repeal of Vacancy Tax Rebate Program was debated at the February 28th council meeting The motion sounds good in theory, especially if you were to take a cursory glance as to the situation in Ottawa. But the numbers here in Aurora suggest it will have little to no effect on […]Read more "Happy the people whose annals are vacant"