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Dec. 16
Vaughan News

City of Vaughan donates over $100,000 to United Way Toronto & York Region (Yorkregion.com)

Vaughan council OK'S spending thousands to brand local water towers (Yorkregion.com)

GTA’s Top 100 Employers set the bar high for workplace standards: 2017 edition (theglobeandmail.com)

SmartREIT and Mitchell Goldhar announce GFL Environmental Corporate Head Office as a New 65,000 square foot Tenant in its Class-A office tower at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (Marketwired.com)

York Region News

New chair of troubled York school board vows to ‘regain’ public trust (thestar.com)

Newmarket property taxes likely increasing in 2017 (Yorkregion.com)

East Gwillimbury council nixes live-streaming council meetings for now (Yorkregion.com)

GTA News

John Tory accuses Bombardier of ‘complete failure’ on TTC streetcar order (thestar.com)

Tenant protection bylaw hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ (thestar.com)

Council freezes demolition on 303 buildings in downtown Toronto (thestar.com)

Water, garbage rates to increase in Toronto (thestar.com)

Council moves on new approach to funding rehabilitation of Gardiner (thestar.com)

Provincial News

Kathleen Wynne not ruling out LCBO having role in marijuana sales (thestar.com)

City Continues Removal of Ash Trees Due to Emerald Ash Borers (kingstonherald.com)

Federal News

Make federal data protection and breach reporting the law, MPs say (theglobeandmail.com)

Canada’s move to ban asbestos a ‘win for public health' but long overdue: advocates (theglobeandmail.com)
Dec. 15
Vaughan News

WATCH: City of Vaughan is the donor of the day (CP24)

VMC: Explosive Growth Shaping Vaughan's New Downtown (urbantoronto.ca)

SmartREIT to begin first residential project (reminetwork.com)

How developers are trying to build on Ontario’s protected Greenbelt land (globalnews.ca)

New Condos in Vaughan Next to Vaughan’s Metropolitan Center Provide Amazing Opportunity to Invest (digitaljournal.com)

York Region News

Markham hikes taxes 3.46%, argues Toronto should axe road tolls (Yorkregion.com)

GTA News

Council approves TTC discounts for passengers on low incomes (thestar.com)

City council toughens rules for landlords (thestar.com)

Toronto dog owners will have to post warnings, muzzle dogs that bite (thestar.com)

Mayor John Tory delivers knockout punch in council spar with Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (thestar.com)

Province pours cold water on Toronto council request for sales tax for city-building (thestar.com)

Season's first snowfall brings flurry of complaints: The Fixer (thestar.com)

Inclusionary zoning: proceed with caution (NRU)

Georgina infill: townhouses raise concern (NRU)

Meadowvale Community Centre redevelopment: designing for access (NRU)

Provincial News

No provincial jackpot expected from legal weed (thestar.com)

Federal News

Privacy watchdog to investigate Liberals’ online survey (thestar.com)

Women have led the way in the Commons in 2016 (thestar.com)

Pot chains make plans to expand across Canada ahead of legalization (theglobeandmail.com)

Federal government commits to public consultation on potential trade deal with China (nationalpost.com)
Dec. 14
Vaughan News

Paintings reflect aspects of the city’s life, artist says (cjnews.com)

York Region News

York taxpayer group welcomes study showing inflated government wages (Yorkregion.com)

GTA News

Council backs Tory’s move to impose road tolls (thestar.com)

NDP leader wants to explain toll aversion to Tory (thestar.com)

Provincial News

Ontario Combating Homelessness in York Region (news.ontario.ca)

Wynne says 'tough choices' remain as Ontario economy recovers (thestar.com)

Buy hydro from lowest bidder to cut rates, says report (thestar.com)

Drive Clean fee to be eliminated in April (thestar.com)

Sex lives of insects study could stave off invasive species (Sudbury.com)

Federal News

Ottawa plans to open up legal market for cannabis by 2019 (theglobeandmail.com)

Not yet clear where legal marijuana will be sold in Canada (theglobeandmail.com)

Ottawa should require marijuana to be lab-tested to ensure safety: task force (theglobeandmail.com)

Commons committee calls for return of Canada Post door-to-door delivery (theglobeandmail.com)

Canadian Parliament to consider Jewish Heritage Month (cjnews.com)

New program allows scientists to get involved in federal policy-making (theglobeandmail.com)

Mayors of big cities call for increased revenue powers (theglobeandmail.com)
Dec. 13
Vaughan News

PowerStream named 'Top Employer' for sixth straight year (Marketwired.com and cbj.ca)

Vaughan International Film Festival marking milestone in 2017 (Yorkregion.com)

Vaughan insurance brokerage owner named Women's Executive Network award winner (Yorkregion.com)

Implementing affordable housing legislation worries York Region experts (Yorkregion.com)

$3 million to kickstart year of planning for new civic campus (Metronews.com)

York Region News


300 York Regional Police officers to retire in next five years (Yorkregion.com)

Northern York Region towns reach new garbage deal with GFL (Yorkregion.com)

GTA News

Cycling advocates gear up to fight the use of bike lanes by people with mobility issues (Thestar.com)

Mayor John Tory budget cuts unfairly target vulnerable: city expert panel (Thestar.com)

Tory confident he has council’s support on road tolls (Thestar.com)


Provincial News


Ontario pitches a new long-term health deal, with strings attached (Thestar.com)

Province to mandate ‘all-in’ prices for travel advertising¬† (Thestar.com)

Why an NDP veteran cut his party ties over tolls (Thestar.com)

Federal News

Morneau pulls Bank Act changes from budget bill after objections from Quebec, Senate (Theglobeandmail.com)


Trudeau says he’s lobbied, but not influenced, at Liberal fundraisers (Theglobeandmail.com)

Public servants’ union reaches deal that allows them to speak freely to media (Thestar.com)

Liberals on defensive on election reform promise: Analysis (Thestar.com)

Ottawa to kick in more cash for all-weather road to isolated reserve (Thestar.com)
Dec. 12
Vaughan News

Daycare fees in Toronto jump 15 per cent in two years, survey finds (Thestar.com)

York Region News


Stretch of Hwy. 404 in York Region to be widened, HOV lanes added (Yorkregion.com)


Lowering speed limits could prevent pedestrian deaths on GTA roads (Yorkregion.com)

Cost for Markham's anti-horn program increases to $6.2M (Yorkregion.com)

GTA News


New transportation boss says car is no longer king (Thestar.com)

Let’s fix our local schools, not flee them (Thestar.com)

MPPs send symbolic message with vote against road tolls (Thestar.com)


Toronto’s highway toll proposal is a war on the car – and it’s about time (Theglobeandmail.com)

Provincial News


An auditor who uses polling just like politicians (Thestar.com)

Federal News


Trudeau Liberals’ national climate deal to have big price tag for Canadians (Theglobeandmail.com)

Majority of Canadians surveyed object to Liberals’ cash-for-access fundraisers (Theglobeandmail.com)