"Invasive species are becoming more and more rampant and what the general public probably doesn’t realise is our parks, trails and natural areas are facing ecological collapse if we don’t do something more proactively."
"A climate lens will help raise awareness amongst proponents of infrastructure systems to integrate climate change considerations into the core of project planning and design phases, as well as a project’s long-term climate risk.”
"I think what people will realize that a local coffee shop or business is so close to home, so convenient and using a different mode of transportation will make us all feel good about getting exercise, saving greenhouse gas emissions, and it is good for our mental health,”
“We don’t have any policies in place to ensure vibration studies are requested…which essentially means in order to submit an application package, the vibration study will also need to be submitted..”
“It has been proven to work in other municipalities such as Toronto, Newmarket and Georgina,” said Councillor Gilliland, kicking off the debate. “Let’s find out why this worked."
"Patrick Casey, the region’s director of corporate communications, said the region is considering Gilliland’s request amid an “immensely busy time” for public health as it operates mass vaccinations for residents in an environment of constantly changing information and resources."
“I don’t want to see this project balloon to an astronomical level we couldn’t predict, so if we do find some changes that need to be made, we make smart decisions to scale back financially where it is needed in order to stay within the budget." - Councillor Gilliland
“While I do like to believe we will have a vaccine in 2022 and hopefully we’re all back to normal, I would just hope that any kind of numbers projecting for 2022, we don’t just assume it is all back to normal because I would certainly want to know what position we would be in if it wasn’t and what that would mean, and we should prepare for that.” - Councillor Gilliland
“If we are going to be investing in some of these bigger capital projects and [not have those Hydro Funds], I know it is used for community benefit, but it is important to understand we could be looking at impacting our tax levy, our service levels, [or something] down the road, and that is something we need to be mindful of.” - Councillor Gilliland
“It is prudent to consider what any financial situation might look like as a result of COVID-19 and [in] these uncertain times I am concerned not only personally but professionally and, most importantly, as an elected official." - Councillor Gilliland
"They contribute to the development of the community’s creative learning, create healthy communities capable of action, they help people express values and build bridges between cultures, and to be a part of that, I think, is so very rewarding." Councillor Gilliland
Over 100 people eager to be among the first to walk through the doors of Aurora’s newest supermarket were on the outside looking in ... http://www.newspapers-online.com/auroran/?p=22164
It was a walk through time at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday night as the local veterans association kicked off Remembrance Week
Aurora Public Library Speech at Town Hall.
The 2018-2022 Council term will be a mixture of the same, returning and new faces.
Rachel Gilliland has seen the community grow rapidly over the last 22 years as an Aurora resident, and now she’d like to help continue to shape the community in the years ahead as a member of Council.... http://www.newspapers-online.com/auroran/?p=21122
The Town of Aurora held its annual Canada Day celebrations in Lambert Willson Park. The day featured games, crafts, live music, food and numerous vendors.....
Jamming out with the U2 Desire Band.
Fantastic evening dancing to live music, meeting people in our community and enjoying the great food. Hosted by the Optimist Club.
I believe that sport and recreation are significant part of life in Aurora. They play a key role in building a sense of a community and are the fabric that holds us together.
Should municipalities in the Lake Simcoe watershed work with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and the Government of Ontario to develop and implement a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus loadings to 44 tonnes per year by 2026?
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As an elected official, it would be my responsibility to stay informed by collaborating with the Region, the York Region Arts Council, the Aurora Cultural Centre and continue developing the Town Cultural Master plan...
Thank you to the Aurora Historical Society for this opportunity to share my thoughts and interests about the importance of our heritage. Let's begin by protecting what makes Aurora such a great place to live.
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