displace speak

Having followed Aurora town politics closely for over a decade councillor Windy Gaertner never disappoints in sticking her foot in her mouth at every opportunity she turns on her mic. But at the April 16th General Committee meeting she wanted to stick her foot in the mouth of Aurora’s rental community. You can watch at […]

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Belinda’s Millions

2.5 years ago Aurora’s own Paris Hilton was pimping out a $200/month protein powder as covered in the Financial post. Yesterday the LA Times ran a piece on the 73-page suit filed against Belinda as chairman and president of The Stronach group. The contents of the suit were first reported by the Thoroughbred Daily News.  The Toronto […]

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till the e-wheels fall off

9 years ago the Toronto Star ran a piece featuring Manfred Gingl, a former chief executive of Magna and one of Frank Stronach’s closest confidants, and the new outfit called Bionx. The Star article outlines how Bionx was formed after purchasing Energy Propulsion Systems Inc., a Quebec-based maker of e-bike retrofit kits. Fewer than 8,000 […]

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unstable neighbourhoods

The Town of Aurora’s strategic goal to “provide an exceptional quality of life for all” experienced a huge setback earlier last month when it was recognized the lack of setback between two properties allowed one neighbour to effectively fence in another. The best part is it was all done to the letter of the law as […]

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on board or just bored?

When it comes to transit there’s a lot of commotion, positioning and money being floated at the federal level these days. Here’s Kelly McParland’s article on the politics behind it all in his April 17th article in The National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/kelly-mcparland-suddenly-buses-rule-and-politics-is-all-about-transit Even last year when approaching an election the sitting Liberals pledged $29 Billion to […]

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The little engine that couldn’t

Lisa Queen’s April 2nd article in the Vaughan Citizen is pegging York Region’s share of the recent cost overages of the York-Spadina extension to be $92 Million: http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/5538075-york-region-s-tab-to-keep-vaughan-subway-on-track-could-hit-92m-more/ Budgeted at $2.6 billion The Toronto Star reported how the York-Spadina extension has gone $400 Million over budget: http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2015/03/31/council-oks-150-million-deal-to-fix-spadina-subway-extension-plan.html The province, which is committed to $870 Million […]

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Weekly Inspiration : My amp goes up to 12

Last night at the Opera House there was a tribute to little known Canadian music pioneer Pete Traynor. The Toronto Star covered it here: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/1066409–pete-traynor-musicians-amp-up-their-tribute Traynor Amps (http://www.traynoramps.com/) was Toronto’s answer to Marshall, Fender and Vox. Traynor lives in Schomberg, right accross the street from a friend of mine from my hihgchool days, who of […]

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