THE AURORAN December 2, 2015
LAV continues to roll to Cenotaph park
"A light armoured vehicle (LAV) used by the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan will take its position at the Aurora Cenotaph next year following an aborted u-turn from Council.
Going into last week's Council meeting, local lawmakers faced a motion from Councillor John Abel responding to these concerns, calling for a further report on alternative locations for the "purpose-built machine."
However, an impassioned delegation by Col. Kirk Corkery of the Queen's York Ranger, accompanied by two uniformed serving members of the Regiment who served in Afghanistan, led Councillor Abel to pull the plug on his reconsideration."
This is the same Councillor Abel who fought a valiant and losing battle to save "three heritage trees" last year. It appears the councillor is un-Abel to stick with his 'guns.'
The Cenotaph is a perfect, dignified and symmetrical memorial. Placing one LAV close to it destroys the symmetry. Two LAV's would be more aesthetically pleasing.
And Col Korkery should bear in mind that the original hundreds of these pieces of equipment were inadequately constructed from the standpoint of their armour and were responsible for numerous wounded and dead members of our armed forces. It was only after this had been experienced that additional heavy steel was added to reinforce them and make them better able to perform the function for which they were originally intended.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 2 December 2015 at 19:02
It was no accident Councillor Abel topped the poll again in the last election. No Councillor has ever demonstrated such a talent for pivoting on a dime ...to the point of dizzying spin.
One is compelled to acknowledge it's the undeniable not so secret of success in to-days politics.