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Tree Removal Policy for Aurora, How Effective?

Black Garbage Bags? Clear Bags? How About Plaid …

Emerald Ash Borer, Eliminate the Food Source I Say


By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  For reasons that eludes me, we are fond of describing tracts of land as “belts.” There’s America’s rust belt and the bible belt. Up here we have the snow belt and the ever contentious Ontario Greenbelt. Ah yes…the greenbelt. “The greenbelt,” you say scratching your head. “Yes I’ve heard of …

Enjoy the snow because it is not going to last. Spring in Aurora is in fact around the corner. I know that for those driving everyday snow storm is not something you call a fun. I know how it is for myself; I drove long distances before. The snow storm is something we would rather not have. But, this winter …

By Paul McIntosh, Aurora ON. It doesn’t take long here in Aurora as you drive around in and just outside of town before you see them. Rising up and providing a glorious spectacle of green throughout the warmer months and a dazzling spray of colours for us in the fall. We are blessed here to …

I always thought that the shiny metal tag with an engraved number and attached to the tree trunk meant something. More like this tree will be preserved or never be cut down. My imagination runs wild

A great efficiency opportunity for the Town of Aurora. Eventually more salt on the secondary roads. Less spring cleaning, less sand dust. Less work for public service employees, thus less money spent. Aurora is switching to 100% road salt application and closing the loop on all the secondary roads this winter. Do you think Town Council on your behalf made …

I am concerned with Aurora’s Emerald Ash Borer Management. I did a lot of reading in the past few days and it bothers me because I am not sure what is the Town’s clear objective, to wipe out the Emerald Ash Borer population in the Town of Aurora or prolong the lives of Aurora’s Ash trees? …

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that attacks Ash trees and it is a big concern. “Ash wood is used to make various tools, handles, baseball and softball bats and bows. It also makes very good firewood. Ash trees are also perfect material for old fashion shafts for bow and arrows.” Source: Ash tree, Wiki. However, …

Broken and protected. Why is that so? I am referring to a fallen tree still partially alive on the Magna property on Wellington Street, just West of Leslie Street. My friend once told me, it signifies something. She told me Frank Stronach is a nice guy. She implied that I go and talk to him about the tree and …

A few weeks passed since the June 23rd, 2015 Aurora Town Council meeting. I am bothered. I am bothered alot by the almost unanimous vote (by one) for the permit application MV-2015-05A-C to cut down

I accidentally killed a fish. It was a goldfish, and it was a long time ago. My sister gave me one of her’s to take home. It didn’t occur to her that I knew very little about fish in general. At home I placed my new friend in a glass jar filled with cold water from …