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On January 30, 2015 Our Lady of Grace church parishioners in Aurora Ontario started a petition (Petitioning Cardinal Thomas Collins) on the Change.org site, ‘We Just Want Father Joe Gorman Back at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Aurora, ON!‘ RELATED LINKS: 1] Petition: ‘We just want Father Joe Gorman back at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Aurora, ON!‘, CHANGE.ORG 2] News: ‘Our Lady of Grace parishioners rally for return of popular priest‘, The Auroran, By Brock Weir, January 31, 2015 3] Video: ‘Portrait of a Priest – Fr. Joseph Gorman‘ 4] News: ‘Aurora’s Our Lady of Read more


On January 29, 2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in a roundtable discussion with police chiefs on National Security at the York Regional Police Headquarters, Town of Aurora, Ontario. Attendees: Police Chiefs from the York, Durham, Peel and Hamilton police forces, Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown, Associate Minister of National Defence Julian Fantino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Roxanne James. RELATED LINKS: 1] News: ‘Federal government’s new terror law concerns privacy watchdog‘, The Star Canada, January 28, 2015 2] News: ‘Prime Minister Stephen Harper discusses national security with police chiefs in Aurora‘, YorkRegion.com, Janaury 29, Read more

On January 15, 2015, Target announced that it will be closing down 133 Target Canada stores across Canada after only operating for about 2 years. The stores were not profitable. This will affect the Town of Aurora Target store located on Bayview Avenue. Possibly about 100 people will loose Target retail jobs.

On January 1, 2015 Town of Aurora updated its waste management by-law that affects all residents and businesses in Aurora who participate in the curbside collection. Electronic Waste (e-waste) and batteries are banned from curbside collection and there is a maximum of five extra bulky items per scheduled collection. That is you can put out a maximum of 5 extra bulky items along with green bin(s), recyclable blue box(es) and garbage bag(s)/can(s)/bin(s).

On December 2nd, 2014 Town of Aurora officially commenced the new 2014-2018 Municipal Term with the Inaugural Meeting of Aurora Town Council at Aurora Town Hall. Mayor Geoffrey Dawe along with Cllr John Abel (Deputy Mayor), Cllr Sandra Humfryes, Cllr Michael Thompson, Cllr Jeff Thom, Cllr Wendy Gaertner, Cllr Harold Kim, Cllr Tom Mrakas and Cllr Paul Pirri were sworn in. We elected this group, as our Mayor and our Aurora Town Council, to represent our community for the next four years.

Ground breaking for the energy efficient facility Town of Aurora Joint Operation Centre took place on September 09, 2014. Among attendees were Mayor Geoffrey Dawe; Members of Council: Cllr John Abel, Cllr Evelyn Buck, Cllr Don Constable, Cllr Sandra Humfryes, Cllr Paul Pirri, Cllr Michael Thompson); Neil Garbe, Town of Aurora CAO; Ilmar Simanovskis, Director of Infrastructure and Environmental Services; Phillip Galin, Manager of Facilities, Property and Fleet.