"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, 5 December 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "SPEAKING ABOUT RESPECT FOR THE OFFICE": 

We are good customers for the military - the armoury was something we just had to have too. I am still waiting
for news about what it can be used for besides storage and a sometime home for the market. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 5 December 2015 at 12:02


Staff reported....town needs to buy it otherwise the Feds will  sell it on the private market.

Meantime,some unknown insisted on a  "Heritage" designation before it was determined to be surplus. 

The town contrived the redundancy  by evicting the town parks department and archives from a valuable town-owned facility's do handing it over to the Rangers but not before spending a few hundred thousand dollars on it. We continue with  maintenance like a landlord must.  It's a lose-lose situation and the lease was extended to thirty years. It was a dead-give-away

The old drill shed had already been listed  as contaminated site by DND when we paid the Feds half a million dollars for it.

Councillors were informed of asbestos wrapped pipes and a figure required to remove it but 
nothing  about lead embedded in walls and other contaminants in soil. 

Without side yards ,rear yard, frontage or space for parking, landscaping or screening from neighbours, a Bylaw Amendment for a change of use was unlikely and private interest in the property even less. 

The musty-smelly, leaning structure had no potential use to any other party.

Save storage of mythical weapons of mass destruction such as  were not found in Iraq, a surplus of light disarmed vehicles and who knows what hoard of sundry military junk not worth piling into the polluted premises. 

A refugee from the land of milk and honey might  spot the listing on Internet and become interested in an off-site  bank with low wage labour within missile distance of a Trump White House.

A Missile loaded with counterfeit currency could possibly be launched to destroy the U.S. Economy.

Bring  the enemy to his knees and follow the money. 

We could have front row seats for capture of all intellectual property, centre of the information universe and  epicenter of world culture. 

Forget the Culture  Precint. We have it made in the shade. 


Anonymous said...

Let me shift this a bit.

2015 was proclaimed the Year of Sport in Canada in a ceremony conducted by the Governor General on Parliament Hill on October 16, 2014.

The town of Aurora resolved that on behalf of the Members of Council it likewise proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Sport in our town.

The year is almost over.

What has happened to international sport?

The Russian Track team was suspended from the 2016 Olympic Games because of widespread use of banned substances.

Swiss authorities have raided one of the world's great luxury hotels, the Baur au Lac, in Zurich within the past couple of days concerning ongoing bribery and corruption investigations of top FIFA officials. - world soccer for those who don't know what FIFA is.

And a report by the Associated Press within the past week has continued to condemn the filth, excrement and pollution in Rio's waters where all Olympic water activities will occur and has now extended the warning to the neighbouring ocean waters off shore.

What have the World Health Organization and Olympic officials said about this situation? Very little even though athletes training in these waters, filled with pathogens, have already gotten sick swimming in these waters.

Soccer and the Olympics are multi billion dollar events and with huge sums of money along come massive cases of bribery and corruption.

International sport needs to clean house. I would not want a child of mine spending years training to have to compete against athletes on steroids or swim or sail in waters whose pollution can kill.

Anonymous said...

When are we going to be done with all this culture crap. We don't have the money for all this quality of life sh*t. We are about to be hit with all sorts of federal, provincial and regional taxes.

Anonymous said...

Ontario liberals are taking another scandalous hit with the childrens aid socirty. Yup! More of our money fraudulantly spent.

Anonymous said...

22:12, don't confuse the cost of something with its value.

Anonymous said...

The value of what? Are you talking about culture?

Anonymous said...

Everyone coasts over the fact that a citizens' budget advisors committee [ another committee ] advised
that the town was paying TOO much for culture. Everyone knew exactly which group

Anonymous said...


Please provide a reference. I think you may be confusing an online survey with something else.